Scraplings . . .

My newest obsession is Scraplings. The first time I saw these I was perusing some paper artists out of Eastern Europe and they were talking about Scraplings. 

Scraplings is a card or tag that measures 1.5" x 4.5" and is made up of mostly leftover scrapbook papers and ephemera. Most of the scraplings I saw were cards. And gorgeous!

If you're on Pinterest, you can search for Scraplings (or Skraplings). Your search will ignite all sorts of ideas including beautiful, whimsical, hand painted, detailed and amazing creations.

In the meantime, here are a couple I'm obsessed with:

Hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I did.




Micro-Bead Mash-Up . . .

I love using Prima Marketing Micro-Beads.

They are available in an array of gorgeous colors.

I mix Micro-Bead colors to create my own mash-up:


My go-to colors are bronze, copper and silver.

Using an empty prescription bottle, I mix my own color combination:

about 1/3 of each color.

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Put the child-proof (insert smiley face) lid on the prescription bottle,

shake up and you have your own beautiful combination of

Prima Marketing Micro-Beads


These micro-beads are part of Finnabair's Art Ingredients collection.

You can see how she uses micro-beads here:

Finnabair and Micro Beads on You Tube

June 10: Flips, pockets and more @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO. . .


Hope you can join me

June 10 @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

10:30 - 4:30

for this adorable mini-book

that combines

Prima Marketing with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

We'll create this mini from scratch

using a very simple bookbinding technique

and pre-cut, pre-scored base pages.

Please bring to the mini-book class:

  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors for fussy cutting
  • Ruler & Pencil
  • Black Foam Tape
  • Decorative border punch (not a deep one)
  • Score Board
  • Edge Distresser
  • Broad tip gold leaf pen (We'll be painting the back of the window.)
  • Adhesives as follows: Frank Garcia's 1" and 1/4" Artisan tape and Beacon 3-in-1 or Beacon Fabri-Tac and Art Glitter Glue & a tape runner. If you don't have Frank Garcia's tape, you can use Sookwang or similar.
  • Bone Folder
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot & Corduroy (or any medium brown color)
  • Baby wipes


Saturday @ Checkered Cottage . . .

What to bring to May 20 workshop @ Checkered Cottage

Students will need to bring to Hidden Drawer Book Box class:
  • Craft Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ruler & Pencil (Tim Holtz ruler will be best)
  • Adhesives as follows: Beacon 3-in-1 or Beacon Fabri-Tac and Art Glitter Glue and tape runner
  • Paint Brush - #4 or #8 flat
  • Paper piercer
  • Brayer
  • Black Distress Stain
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot & Corduroy (or any medium brown color)
  • Baby wipes - and please save the manicures for after class.

Girlfriends Getaway Crop Update . . .

Thank you so much!

Scrapbook Crop

Happy to say it looks like one ballroom is full!


I'm holding space for those who sent in their registrations

including their crop buddies who have not done so yet.

Please, if your crop table mates have sent in their registrations,

would you please send in yours?

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Once I receive those crop buddies registration forms,

I'll try to open up more space.

Thank you so much for an amazing response! Thank-You-Photo-1



Girlfriend Getaway Crop News . . .


Here's what you get

when you attend the

Girlfriends Getaway Crop

October 6 ~ 8, 2017:

  • Your own 6 foot reserved table,
  • ensuring you sit in pods with your friends


  • Staying at the Drury?
  • It includes two meals each day + evening cocktails + soda & popcorn
  • Welcome & Thank You Gift
  • O-WEDDING-GIFT-facebook
  • Saturday Night Dessert Bar
  • Dessert
  • Shopping with selected vendors Shopping
  • UPDATE: Enjoy a shoulder and neck massage at just $1 per minute!

Don't hesitate!

The Crop is filling up fast.

One ballroom is already full.

Go here:

Information & Registration

to make your reservation.

Now accepting PayPal!