Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Treats

Have you seen this adorable Bunny Candy Package Die from Amuse Studio?   Treats and paper-crafting seem to go hand-in-hand.  The new Bunny Candy Package is going to make you jump up and down... it's THAT cute!  All the new products in the April Collection will be available tomorrow, March 24th on the Amuse Studio website.  
For a quick and easy treat, you can cut the Bunnies out of Sugar white cardstock and dress them up with a bit of baker's cording.
Check this out... it's genius!  Lisa used a lollipop inside and attached the banner to the stick.  I love how she added the mini bow dies... as a bow tie and also as a hair bow. 
Melissa added googly eyes and a pearl sticker for the bunny tail.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Our stamp/scrapbook store was recently sold to a new owner.  The previous owner retired and thankfully there was a customer that was interested in carrying on!  Inspire Papercrafting has a fresh look and I'm excited to support a local business.  

An art bar with colorful chairs!

Classroom space updated and ready to go!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Tape Runner!

New tape runner in the house!  Jennifer McGuire recommended this tape runner and I'm loving it!  
I will still use my Tombow tape runners but I love the bigger size of the Kokuyo Dotliner.  They are both the dot liner type of tape.  I chose the Kokuyo Dotliner Long which holds more tape.  I ordered the Kokuyo runner from Simon Says Stamp.  

Thankfully the refills are very easy to change!  The cost of the refills isn’t bad. The Long Dot Liner Refill has 36m of adhesive for $8.99… so about $.25/meter.
Monday, March 20, 2017


Thanks Laura for the St. Pat's Day card, it arrived on Saturday!  

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I'm Back...

Good Morning!  I'm back!  Yesterday I went thru a boat load of mail and found these two lovely St. Patrick's Day cards among all the bills and junk mail.  It was a bright spot believe me!  I'll be back to regular blogging soon!  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy March!

A quick St. Patrick's Day card using patterned paper and washi tape along with a shamrock die and a sentiment!  The sentiment is a wood mount stamp by Impression Obsession.  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Takin' a Break

You won't hear from me much over the next month.  Don't worry I'll be back!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pretty Candy!

Look at this pretty Valentine packaging of candy from Shari!  
I hate to open this because it is so pretty but I'm dying to see what kind of candy she has inside.  Isn't it cute how she lined up the messages for each heart?  She's a clever one!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy Mail

Thanks for the Valentine cards Ladies!
Friday, February 17, 2017

Thank You!

Such a pretty card from a friend using the Amuse Studio Charming Gardeners stamp set. 
Thursday, February 16, 2017


Throwback Thursday - I made this card a while ago and never shared it on my blog.

Amuse Studio Products:  

Stamps:  Girlfriends, We Just Click
Card stock:  Melon Reverse Polka Dot A1 Card base, Sugar, Everything's Rosy Patterned Paper
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Orange Organdy Ribbon, Orange Twinkler Stickers, Clear Spica, Copics E44 YR14 R00 RV10
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

So I was at Costco and I couldn't resist these pretty hand dipped heart cookies.  I wrapped them each individually and decided I had better share or this could go horribly wrong! ha!  

I had these handle bags in my stash, perfect for a Valentine treat.  I bought them at the Target Dollar Spot.  I just love that they provide inexpensive (cheap!), seasonal fun for us crafty types! 
I made a couple of quick tags using the Amuse Studio With Love stamp set and the Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die set by My Favorite Things.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

Miss You!

A quick & fun little tag on the front of a card.  

Amuse Studio Products:  

Stamps:  Our Town Too
Card Stock:  Melon Reverse Polka Dot A1 Card base, Poppy, Onyx, Everything's Rosy Patterned Paper
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Lime Twinkle Stickers, Orange Baker's Cording, Classic Stitched Tag Die
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Mail

A simple Valentine - I used an Amuse Studio sentiment from With Love stamp set along with the pretty white embossed leaf pattern from Stylized Autumn by Papertrey Ink.  The Happy Mail stamp is from Impress.  
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Free Love Story Download

A sweet FREE download on the Amuse Studio website.  This kit includes six 3" x 4" journaling cards that are perfect for your scrapbook but also fun for cards and other crafty projects!
Check out these ADORABLE card that Linda made using the kit.
Here she used the Fishtail Tag die to cut out the heart & arrow image. The Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is from the Essential Sentiments Too stamp set.  I love the new Herringbone cardstock!