Monthly Archives: October 2015

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Anyone else out there love making cards? Did you know that the first Saturday in October is World Card Making Day? Well it is. And that’s just awesome.

A few years ago, I hosted a card and scrap crop for World Card Making Day at the local JoAnn’s. I made card kits and demonstrated a few techniques for those who attended. I have a few of those kits left.

Anyone want one?

There was a lovely butterfly one, with a couple fun ideas for using punches, and coloring with pencils.

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There was a simple, Tim Holtz inspired card that showed some stamping and inking techniques.IMG_1386 IMG_1395

Then there was the cupcake card, which showed some fun ways to add texture to punched images.

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Then there was the four seasons card with some inking and texture techniques.

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The last one was all about the magic of masking.IMG_1389 IMG_1392

If anyone is interested in a card kit, sign up for my mailing list, and drop a message in the comments. I’ll do the stamping and punching, and you’ll be able to do coloring, inking, and assembling.

Also coming up, November’s month of thankful cards. Each year, I make and post a card for each day of November. At the end of the month, I send the cards to people on my email list.

Why do I make people sign up for my mailing list before I send them a card? Because I need to be able to contact you for your physical mailing address in order to send you a card. It’s that simple.

I don’t send out a lot of emails as a general rule. Once a week, you get an email letting you know if there’s anything new on the blog. Additionally, once every two weeks, you’ll get an email with links and ideas just for my email list. That set of emails doesn’t last very long right now. Occasionally, I’ll send out a general email, telling you about interesting things I may be doing, or classes or products coming up that are on sale. That’s very rare.

I will be sending out an email this week to current mailing list subscribers to remind them about the upcoming month of cards. If you don’t get an email this week, that means you’re not on the list, and I won’t be able to send you a card this year. The easiest way to get on the list? Scroll up to the top of the post, and fill in the information in the green and grey box. Bonus for you? You’ll be able to get a handy dandy tip sheet to help you figure out what’s the reason a stamp image goes terribly, horribly wrong.

Sound good? Good.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some crafting to do. You should go make something too! It’s good for you!


Making Time

Making Time

This past month has been one huge adjustment after another. Getting up every day at 6 am to make sure the big kids make the bus in the morning. Prepping every day to make sure I have a full class’ worth of information for the classes I’m teaching. Constantly reading and planning for said classes.

Scrapbooking and writing seem to have fallen off the radar entirely. At least from the amount of updating that’s been going on here.

But that’s not entirely true.

I’ve made a few pages this month.


I even got a little crazy, and turned the right hand page into a pocket.


Project Life through the beginning of September is almost done. Today or tomorrow I’ll print up September’s photos, and add those in.

I took True Scrap Planner Love and hung out with my friend Colleen while we watched it. I still don’t get the point of decorating a planner, but I did add days of the week stickers to my school planner. Some people might call that progress.

And LOAD begins today. That makes me very happy. Today’s prompt asked, “How are you legendary?” and after a quick text message exchange with my sister, I’m going with bossy.

I LIKE being bossy. As soon as I can find a picture of my sister and me, that’s what today’s page will be about.

And then I’m going to wander the interwebs looking for pictures of castles in the mountains. I’m playing today. No school work, no house work, just research for a story idea. I’m dying to write. Maybe if I get a bunch of research done this month, I can participate in NanoWrimo in November. Then again, maybe I’m just insane to even think about it. On the third hand, nothing’s going to get written if I let school planning hang over every day like a cloud of gloom.

So, even though today has had a less than stellar start, it’s still a new start, and I’m going to run with it. Got any cool pictures of castles in the mountains for me?