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Announcing the Winners of the OCC CS4 Giveaway

The lucky winners to the OCC CS4 Giveaway are:

Kimberly H


Vera S

Congratulations! An email has been dispatched and the lovely gals at OCC will get you all hooked up!

Class started yesterday and it has been AMAZING!!!

Thank you to everybody that played along in this *flash* giveaway!

Have a fab day!




Ever try a technique that ended up feeling just too complicated to use on a card (or worse multiple cards)? We’ve all been there! Happily, Online Card Classes is ready to help us take on that challenge with a little technique know-how!

Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and I are here Clean & Simple Card Making 4: Techniques Made Simple. In this all-video class, we’ll be sharing ideas for embossing, die cutting, and more… all with a Clean & Simple twist that will make the techniques more approachable and useable than ever.

And now, three of you have the opportunity to attend Clean & Simple 4 for free! That’s right—I  have three (3) spots to give away in this fantastic class. Just leave a comment on this post by 11.59 PM PST Monday, January 26th, to be eligible!

Class runs Monday, January 26-30th, 2015.

I know it’s short notice; things have been crazy town ’round here, but better late than never, eh?!

May the odds be ever in your favour! :)



*runnin’ mach 3, hair on fire*


Live Classes: Seattle area, Saturday Feb 7, 2015

I have some fun upcoming classes in the Seattle area once again!

120 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA  98188

Please contact the store directly to register and reserve your seat! Space is limited to 20 adults!



Texture FX – $35

We’re going to play with a variety of methods for adding visual texture to your cards, with fun twists on old favorites like pressure and heat embossing, masking and stenciling, and more!  Please bring adhesive, detail scissors and a small paper trimmer.

  • Sat Feb 7 10am-noon  - Tukwila




Oh, Deer! – $35

Deer aren’t just for holiday cards–we’re going to make a stash of adorable all-occasion cards based on one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved (a.k.a my favorite) critters! We’ll also dress them up with an assortment of cute embellishments. Please bring adhesive, detail scissors and a small paper trimmer.

  • Sat Feb 7 1:30-3:30pm  - Tukwila


We’ll all have finished collapsing from Super Bowl excitement by then so I hope you can come join me for a fun day of stamping and making! :)



Not enough me, not enough day…

There are times when life throws more curveballs than we can handle and in order to keep fighting the good fight, something’s got to give… I don’t talk about it very often, and many of you may not know this about me, but I have suffered from an anxiety/depression disorder for many, many years.  Most of the time, I do fairly well, but when the curveballs start flying, sometimes my anxiety takes over and I struggle with panic attacks, and my ability to prioritize tasks, make decisions, etc. becomes severely diminished. And, when that happens, I find it helps to take something off my plate for awhile.

I’m hoping to start creating and posting again more regularly, but in the meantime, I just wanted to say, “I’m still kickin’; I’m just out fielding some curveballs at the moment.”




Support A Hero: “Red” Friday OWH blog hop

OWH Red Friday Bloghop

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.

Here’s the card I designed for today’s hop:





November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.

Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) – and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors – and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!

The next stop on the hop is….

Sandy Allnock


Hasn’t it been a fabulous hop?! Love seeing everybody’s fun creations!

Happy Holidays!


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