Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Accordion fan Circles

I know many of you can hardly believe that I actually have my own How-to video, because I am sometimes a little computer challenged. But I made myself sit down this afternoon to make & post this video before we leave for our fabulous Eastern Carribbean trip with Close to My Heart on Friday morning. I am so proud because I figured this out all by myself and I learned so many things in the process. In fact because this video making wasn't even as hard as I thought it would be, I might even brainstorm some other videos I could make!

I hope you learn some fun techniques from my first ever video and begin creating your own Accordion Fan circles. Better yet, share your artwork with me once you've created some, and I'm sure you'll discover they are as addicting as I found them to be.

Scallop Punch How-To

I have another video for you all to enjoy called Simply Scallops, by Close to My Heart--and using the NEW 2" scallop punch you can start creating your own artwork. The video is a little under 4 1/2 minutes, so sit back, enjoy, and then start creating.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

15 Hour Crop!

Are you looking for something to do this Winter and hoping to get caught up on some scrapbooking, stamping and crafting? I have the perfect event for you and hope you can come and scrap with me as we "Crop for CHD or Congenital Heart Defects. My friend Nina's daughter, Maliyah, was born last year on January 29th and this weekend will mark Maliyah's one year anniversary since her heart surgery and her family is giving back to Milwaukee Children's Herma Heart Center.

Saturday, March 19th

8:00 AM-11:00PM

At Fox Valley Lanes, Neenah
934 Byrd Ave.

$40 includes all Meals, Snacks and Beverages
Raffles, Silent Auctions, and Make 'n Takes available for Purchase.

For more info, please contact Nina 920-323-0607 or Jodi 920-765-1508 to register and save a spot!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cute and easy mini-books!

I know that I'm starting a little early, but I know that I sometimes need a little extra time and help to get my special gifts done for Spring, so I thought I'd share a workshop that I am planning. Perhaps you are like me and need some extra time and are looking for a sweet and memorable gift for Mother's Day, a grandparent, special friend, a teacher, or you need a small book to commemorate a special event or memory like Easter or a birthday!

Using Close to My Heart's exclusive Board books, Level one paper kits, and mini-medley embellishments you can create a one-of-kind mini-book that is really cute and EASY to make. View the slide show below to see the 3 different books you can create--Wings, Sophia, or Mayberry and if you are local and interested in attending my workshop, please contact me to sign-up.

Thursday, March 31st
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
at my house, in Oshkosh, WI
The cost is $24 for each book
Please RSVP by Monday 21st.

For those of you who aren't local, don't worry because you can still participate and I'll put a kit together for you and mail  it for a small extra cost to cover postage. Contact me at 920-232-0832 or email me at

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun designs with Ribbon!

I have had so much fun playing with the NEW Designer Pink ribbon collection and am in love with the pink rosettes. Watch this fun video and get even more creative and fun ways to use the ribbon and add some extra bling and sparkle.

You're a Sweetheart!

Just in time for your Valentines Day photos or just to highlight the loved ones in your life is the Sweetheart workshop on the go. My Cherish groups will be ordering these this month and creating them at their classes next month in March.I really loved the fun hearts and pretty flower and spring-like papers, but wanted to create the layouts so they could be used by everyone whether they had girls, boys, or even kids, so I used more of the grey wool and red colors.

 Layout #1 Follow Your Heart (neutral)
Layout #2 Smile
Layout #3 Love
I didn't want to leave out the fun heart pattern paper and Cotton candy card stock so I created an alternate layout for #1 and if you just buy two extra sheets of white daisy, you can create all 4 layouts, and still have plenty of pattern paper left! What a great deal.
Layout #1 Follow Your Heart (Girl version)

The basic Sweetheart kit includes:
Sweetheart Level 2 paper pack
Black Epoxy Sweetheart stickers
1 extra sheet of  White Daisy Card stock
1 extra sheet of Grey Wool Card stock
Cutting Guide for all 3 or 4 layouts created by ME
For only $20.52 (plus tax and shipping)

If you purchase the Basic kit you might choose to add-on any of the following items to complete your ki
Now if you really want the most bang for your buck you will want to purchase the Deluxe kit which includes everything in the Basic kit PLUS:
Sweetheart exclusive stamp set
New Clear Buttons
DE Eclectic Alphabet
Value of over $47.37 for only $43.85 (Plus tax and shipping)

Please contact me to place your kit order and you can either put your Sweetheart kit together on your own, or attend one of my 8 Cherish classes in March. If interested please contact me at and we'll see which class might work in your schedule. 
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