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Busier than the bees…

If you see somebody runnin’ around mach 3 with their hair on fire, that’d just be me. LOL!


My latest newsletter article (see pic above)  just posted today–check it out! In Touch: DIY Rainbow Pads and Ombré Inks 

I had SO much fun, and yes, there is an accompanying video.


I’m thrilled to be a contributor once again to Online Card Class’s Stretch Your Dies:


I’m also teaching LIVE classes this coming weekend in Sacramento at the Paper Garden Boutique once again!  So excited to see everybody!  I think both Friday and Saturday’s sessions are completely sold out, but there are still a few spots left on Sunday?

Please call the store, if you live in the area and wanna get in on the action.  Good times!!!  Promise! :)

565 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA  95825

Please note that these classes are geared for adults only due to techniques and tools we are using.


Spring in Bloom $40

Vibrant colors and beautiful floral images by Impress are the focus of this collection of greetings! Please bring the following tools:  Detail scissors, small paper trimmer, and your preferred adhesive.

Sunday, March 22nd 10am-12pm


Glitter & Shine $40

We’ll use some fun products and techniques that add full-on sparkle and shimmer to your cards! Please bring the following tools:  Detail scissors, small paper trimmer, and your preferred adhesive.

SUNDAY,  MARCH 22nd  2pm-4pm

These classes are always a blast, and Stephanie’s store and her staff are awesome!


I’ve also been very busy doing some illustration/design work for some future stamps and dies… eep! :)

Whew!  See? Those bees can’t even keep up!!!




Winner winner, much more than a chicken dinner! ;)

So happy to announce the winner to the free seat giveaway to Online Card Class’s latest offering:  Stretch Your Dies!

Congratulations to:

Kris in Alaska


Check your inbox, Kris–an email has been dispatched! Please reply so I can alert the lovely gals at OCC to get you all hooked up!

Thank you to everyone for entering and I hope to see you there–class begins next week! It’s gonna blow.your.mind. !!! :)


GIVEAWAY: Free seat to Stretch Your Dies at OCC


I love die cutting—and I’m always looking for new ways to use my die-cutting machine and dies to make cards. The girls at Online Card Classes felt the same way! Their new class, Stretch Your Dies, is all about discovering new, cool ways to use dies for card making. It’s based on the same concept as their popular Stretch Your Stamps class—each day the class will focus on a different kind of die, so it’ll be easy to find a die or two in your stash to follow along with. The class will have 20+ videos! For more information, visit Online Card Classes.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m one of the guest artists for Stretch Your Dies! But even better… one of you will get to attend! WOOT!!! Just leave a comment on this post by Friday, March 13th to be eligible. Class starts on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Super stoked! And I hope to see you there! :)


Bling it on! :)



Yes. A successful ink-blending episode! *fist pump*

Nothing fancy on this card–just heat-embossing, simple masking, and “sponging”.

Turned out ZACLY as I envisioned. *monkey clapping*


  1. Prep paper surface with an anti-static pouch
  2. Stamp all the gemstones and a sentiment with Versamark Ink
  3. Gold emboss the images
  4. Mask off straight edges of gemstones with Post-It Notes (or similar)
  5. Apply color to images with ink blending tool, concentrating most intense color to left/lower left sides, allowing upper right corner of each gemstone to remain relatively uninked (this will create the highlights and shading)
  6. Trim 1/4″ from card front and mount a scrap strip of gold foil card stock to inside card back as shown
  7. Embellish card front with Gold Glitter Glue


Have a gooder weekend! ;)




Winner, winner, (better than) chicken dinner! ;)

I know, right?! *chortle*

Alrighty, it’s time to announce the winner of the Bold Blooms Stamp set! WOOT!!!

Karen King


Congratulations! Bold Blooms will come live at your house! An email has been dispatched; please reply so we can get y’all hooked up. :)

Thank you to everyone that stuck it thru to the tail end of the hop when I forgot to include myself originally. And, many, MANY thanks for all the kind words regarding the release! *verklempt*

Also, I have it on very good authority that something FUN this way comes to the CLASSroom starting tomorrow… You will wanna peek… Just sayin’… :)



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