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Birthday Wishes . . .



and so much fun to do with some old

K&Co papers designed by Kim Hodges.


I've had this 8.5 x 8.5 pad of paper for ages

and felt the need to use these after all our near zero or sub-zero weather.


The colors and patterns are so bright & cheerful.


I can't remember where the chipboard book came from

but it is 7" x 7" and very sturdy.




Lots of pockets

(Queen Anne's Lace chipboard from Gina's Designs)


and pages to open


or untie




Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.

I may end up selling it.

A few book kits left . . .

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There are a few mini-book kits left from my workshops this weekend.  

The ring bound mini-book measures 6" x 8". You build the dimensional hard chipboard cover and inside 13 inter-active pages with beautiful Marion Smith papers. The kit includes everything needed to complete the mini. The cost is $35 and includes PDF written instructions with step-by-step colored photos.

If interested e-mail me please. Can be shipped within the U.S. 

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CYI . . .

Great fun last night at CYI. *The girls* brought their beautiful art journals for us to ooh and ahhh over and Sherry brought her past CYI trades. WOW, we've done a lot of trades over the years!

Karen brought a really adorable Valentine pop-up box card for us to do. She found it on Split Coast Stampers. Here's the tutorial:

Pop-Up Box Card

Really easy to do and we all jumped on the Authentique Valentine paper line to decorate the pop-up boxes. (Thanks Kathy H for directing us there!)

I did a demo on a masking tape technique found on The Crafter's Workshop site. Super easy!

Masking Tape

Next month: a sketch challenge (e-mail me if you need the sketch) to work up as a card, layout, art journal page or tag. Plus we should be back on track with the tags.

See you next month at

For Keeps Sake (St. Louis MO) - Create Your Imagination

2nd Tuesday of the month

6 pm

CYI this Tuesday . . .

The main *ingredient* for the CYI tags is still on backorder (for 3 weeks now!). The tags planned for our January meet-up will now be done at February's CYI.

Hope you can still join us for sharing ideas and projects. I hear some of you have been busy with art journals!

Create Your Imagination



For Keeps Sake

6 pm

2nd Tuesday of each month


CHA is right around the corner . . .

Have you been seeing the sneak peeks from manufacturers? I have my faves already:

I'll be putting in my orders for workshops!