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Crafting Happening Now

Crafting Happening Now


I am going to do something this summer that I have never done before.  Before those of you who know me “really” well start to bite your nails and get seriously concerned… relax!  No, I’m not going to jump out of an airplane.  No, I am not adopting another child.  No, I haven’t taken up … Continue reading

Summer Scrapbooking Series

Summer Scrapbooking Series


I’m really planning to hit it hard this summer… scrapbooking that is!  I’m literally 10 years behind schedule and while that might be just a slight exaggeration, my oldest son is turning 10 this year (you’re so kind but yes, I know – I couldn’t possibly be old enough to have a child in double … Continue reading

Best of Everything Gift Box

Best of Everything Gift Box


Your gift may not be elaborate but who says your gift box can’t be!  I used to do all of my scoring and box-making with a standard paper cutter and not that long ago I finally invested in an actual scoring tool plate – the Simply Scored.  Since most of what I make is usually … Continue reading

Get Them Before They’re Gone


The list of retiring stamp sets from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog was released yesterday and I have to say there are a couple of great sets that I’m sad to see going!  This is your chance to get them before they are officially gone on May 31st – and while the entire list is … Continue reading

Join Us In April


Happy first day of Spring!  Before I get to some of the cleaning projects I have slated for today I wanted to post April’s class list because Scarlet Design has some really fun projects to share with you this next month! Take a peek at the Classes & Workshops page for a complete update on … Continue reading

Flea Markets Finds


My favorite bargain shopping partner (aka Mom) and I headed down to the Bay Area this past Sunday to hit one of the largest antique shows that Northern California has to offer.  On the first Sunday of every month, Antiques by the Bay is held in Alameda on an old naval air strip featuring over … Continue reading

March Classes Posted


We have now said good-bye to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day so… since there aren’t any other major holidays we HAVE to get ready for (at least for the next month) – come and join me at one of my March classes.  You can get complete details on each class over on … Continue reading

New Inspiration


The Occasions Mini Catalog is available today and with it tons of new inspirational ideas like this card!  I love the look of the vintage label mixed with modern colors and designer paper.  I’ll be featuring most of the products in future blog posts but I had to start with my favorite!  The papers, stamps … Continue reading