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MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog, #297


I’m guesting today for the My Favorite Things Challenges <–More details to be found at their blog!

Thanks for poppin’ in today! :)


Pretty Peonies…

Peonies for mama


My mom’s birthday is coming up and since she loves flowers, I pulled out the Mondo Peony and Lovely to do some quick and loose watercolor. Finished it off with some black spatters and Rose Gold Sequins.



Peonies for mama web2


This was shot entirely on my iPhone 6+; I was testing out a recent purchase–the Arkon Desk/Table Stand for Kitchen/DIY/Crafting Periscopers (no affiliation; just bought one after hearing about it via Sandy Allnock).  I don’t actually Periscope myself (alas, I am incapable of creating and talking simultaneously. I also cannot cook and talk simultaneously.  However,  folding laundry and talking at the same time is entirely within my wheelhouse.  Go figure.),  but I absolutely adore Hyperlapsed crafty videos set to pretty or fun music…

Anyway, I really like the stand!  It’s well-built/sturdy, the vice type grips at the repositionable joints tighten nicely to hold any position I need to use my iPhone for video work, and it is much easier to set up and takes far less space than a standard tripod with a boom, etc.  The base is heavy so there’s no danger of it tipping, either.  I also like that the clamp that grips the phone has substantial rubber padding; no worries about scratching my phone.



Hope my mama enjoys this card as much as I did making it for her… :)



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LIVE Classes: Sacramento, CA Sept 23-25th

I know, right? Just how many irons do I have in the fire? (said in my best Chandler Bing voice)

You don’t even want to know, peeps… *chuckle*

Yes, I am very busy! Busy preparing! Below are some sneak peeks of what’s to come… *cheeky grin*

I’ll be teaching these two live classes at my dear friend Stephanie’s  Paper Garden Boutique in Sacramento on September 23-25th, 2016

If you live in the area, and like to make cards, brace ya’ self; we’re gonna make a heap ton in each class! :)  Stephanie’s store is gorgeous and filled to the brim with yummy paper goods everywhere you turn!  I’ve known Stephanie for almost 10 years and been teaching at her store for almost that long, too–we have such a blast!

Paper Garden Boutique

565 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA  95825

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

Take Ten Holiday je


Yup! We’re bustin’ out 10 winter and holiday themed cards featuring some of the most adorable Savvy Stamps and Impress images evvvah! Intermediate to advanced stamping skills recommended. Please bring detail scissors, your preferred adhesive and a small paper trimmer.

  • Friday September 23rd 10am-12pm
  • Saturday September 24th 10am-12pm
  • Sunday September 25th 10am-12pm

Take Ten Everyday je


We’re gonna make a stack of 10 (of my most favorite this year!!!) designs for everyday/year-round occasions– Intermediate to advanced stamping skills recommended. Please bring detail scissors, your preferred adhesive and a small paper trimmer.

  • Friday September 23rd 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday September 24th 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday September 25th 2pm-4pm


I am lovin’ all these designs for both classes SO much–can’t wait to dive in! Hope you can join the fun–the ink will be flyin’! ;)



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