On a quest in 2018 . . .

Posting this again, just in case you missed it earlier:

Lunar Sun Creations


My quest this year is to try things I haven't done before - at least as it pertains to paper crafts. 

Who are your favorite mini album makers?

Those that break the mold?

Those new to this that are thinking waaayyyyy outside the box?

Thank you so much . . .

There aren't enough words to tell you how much I appreciate

your support of my crops.


We've been getting together for so long

that everyone who attends is like family.


We laugh. We cry. We share stories and ideas.

We catch up with everyone's kids and grands.


And we can't wait for the next time we can all be together again.


to my friend

Ruth Roehm

for making an incredible St. Louis Baseball Cardinal car.

Sgt Sikes with Jan Reel (the winner of the car)

We sold raffle tickets and made $600 to benefit Officer O'Connor.

Ruth, we couldn't have done it without you.

Until next time . . . 

Love all you gals and can't wait until the April & October crops!

Girlfriend Getaways Weekend Crops

And then bam . . .

Do you ever feel as if everything is looking the same?

I was out searching for new ideas and everything I saw felt as if I've done it already.


and then bam . . .

along comes Lunar Sun Creations and its creator Katia Quigley.

This is a must see video on the most amazing mini-book I think I've ever seen:


Here's Katia's You Tube Channel

(in case you want to see more)


Check out her other mini-books.

They are some of the most creative books ever!

(Thanks to Cheryl for sharing her mini-book this weekend.)

WOYWW Last Post of 2017 . . .

Playing along today with the last 2017 What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Stamping Ground.


Getting back into counted cross stitching and combining with my mini-books. My cross stitching needs lots of practice. But like scrapbooking, it will show my progression from worse to better (hopefully). If you've been scrapbooking for as long as I have, you know exactly what I mean!


My first scrapbooks (when Baby Boy was little) are something to behold . . . and not in a good way! My taste has changed. The way I scrapbook has changed. I've learned tons of techniques etc along the way. But I wouldn't re-do those old scrapbook pages for anything. It shows progression of my work (hopefully).


Each page in this book is inter-active with pockets, flips and fold outs.



There's a big mix of paper in this one with a little K&Co, Prima Marketing, Bo Bunny and more.


The butterfly on the cover is from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. You can find them here: GSL Cuts Butterflies


Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 


See you next year with more projects, mini-books, scrapbook pages and more!  

Happy new year everyone!

2017 Mini-Book Review . . .


February's Graphic 45 Book


2017 has brought so many wonderful opportunities to share artful projects. I am very fortunate to be a member of Prima's Education Team, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Educators and Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog DT. Here are a few of my mini-books completed for these 2017 teams.



Prima Educator Days



Something for Dad



Designed for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 



Combining Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts + 7 Gypsies



Fairies Mini Book Kit



There's a surprise inside!



Designed for Mini Album Makers






Mini-Album Makers DT Project



Winter Wonderland Mini-Book Kit


See you in 2018 with more team projects.

Merry Christmas & a happy, healthy new year to each of you!