Sail Away Fun Fold

Just in case you missed us today on the Wednesday Facebook Live – Here’s the Fun Fold card from this weeks class.  It was Totally adorable and totally easy!  I will be sharing the cutting sizes in this month’s newsletter so make sure you are on my mailing list!


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Snowman Season – Facebook Live

Don’t forget to join us each Wednesday at 9:30 CT for my Facebook Lives.   I don’t want to push the “snow” season at all but am  just sharing a live from earlier this month.  (Aug 21st)  This is a sweet simple little card using products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. What’s your FAVORITE item from the Holiday Catalog?

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Aug 7th – Facebook Live – Double Dutch Gate Fold

Don’t forget to join us each Wednesday on my Facebook Lives.  This is the Live we did this week.  Am going to throw this video up here quick this morning as we are headed down to Illinois for a soccer game this morning…yes, it’s starting.  Tis the season.  Kind of a joyous regret?!  I’ve videotaped another but it needs a few editing before I can share it.  I think it was the one where kittens and dogs were having a melee in the midst.  I will have cutting sizes when I post it.

Cow’s It Going?

We are home from the Grand European vacation and settling into the swing of things.  Worked this past weekend and most of this at the hospital so it really didn’t take long before I was wishing I was back basking in the Mediterranean sun and enjoying an Italian gelato.  But alas…home can be refreshing too…like a cold shower or a root canal.  Seriously…I’m glad to be home!  I know the laundry missed me.

This week is the annual Wisconsin State Fair here in Milwaukee and it’s family tradition that we go every year.  It’s loads of fun and lots of calories.  The kids and I spend the day grazing thru the fair, like a herd out cows.  Nibble a bit here and there and go home fat and sassy.  What’s YOUR go to State Fair food?  Cream Puffs?  Roasted Corn?  What should we make sure we try this year?

This is a sweet little card I did in honor of the fair…using that Over the Moon Stamp set.This was one of the cards we did for the July’s Coffee and Cards class.  Isn’t this set so stinkin cute!?!

During last weeks Facebook Live, I demo’d how to do the card and a hack on getting more mileage out of your rectangle framelits.   Check it out.

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Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper

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Facebook Live – July 3rd – Blender Pen Refill Recipe

Happy Wednesday!  I wanted to pop in and share the video of today’s faceboook live.  FB was a little wonky today and apparently most of you couldn’t see the video.  I’ve been attempting to post them here each week so that you can access the craziness that is our weekly live sessions over and over!  Anyhoo….today I shared the swap card I’m working on for cruise, yes, we leave on Friday but hey, at least it’s designed?? and the flight is long and I will need some sort of entertainment.

Of course, I needed a blender pen and I couldn’t find the lone “good” blender that I knew was working, here in the studio…so I did what we all do…check every single old blender pen in the stash, with the exactly the same results we’ve had last 10 times we did this.  Not sure if we are waiting for a heavenly miracle to wet them pens or a stamping fairy godmother to wave a wand and all will be fixed??  This is the exact same phenomenon with the ink pen drawer in the house.  Take a phone call, grab a pen to jot something down and then go thru about 6 to find one that works…and once the call is complete, do the dry ones go in the garbage?  Oh no, they go right back into the drawer for my fairy godmother to fix….

But be glad you haven’t thrown away your blender pens…I have a recipe that you will let you fix them on your own!

Here’s the recipe….

  • 1/4 tsp alcohol
  • 2 tsp glycerin
  • 4 tsp distilled water

mix together and store in an enclosed container.

to refill a blender pen, remove the tips and brush nibs.  Soak nibs in the solution and use an eyedropper, pipette or spoon to drop the solution into the barrel of your dry blender pen.

Of course, the wise soul will repeat the process with ALL the dry blends in the drawer so no matter which pen is grabbed it’s a working pen.  But that’s the perfect world and probably not happening here in mine.