Saturday, November 14, 2009

Snow is on its way!

It snowed last night - not much but winter is definitely in the air. This cute penguin was downloaded from the Silhouette group and the cute small bell came from Hobby Lobby. I have been working hard getting ready for the next quarter classes. Here is a sneak peak of one class I am doing in January.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Joyful Greetings

Here is another card I have been thinking about a lot, finally I made it and I feel it turned out really cute. Cardinals seem to be in this Christmas and I particularly liked this paper. The card is plain inside. I am not selling these at the store, so if you would like some please email me and I will let you know the price structure.

I am getting ready to leave for a monthly work meeting and I noticed the weather is starting to change. It has been beautiful for about a week and a half with sun and 65 degree weather. The leaves are absolutely beautiful. I think we are looking at snow later this week - good for my son-in-law who is starting a snow removal business but not so much fun for the rest of us.

This last weekend was busy, we had family from Houston in town to see the BYU modern dance company perform. Of course, the best dancer ever is my niece from Houston and it was great fun watching her perform and I truly think she was the best dancer out there and for a sophomore that is really saying something!!

This weekend we are off to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the BYU football game and we are taking my daughter and her husband with us to visit all the art sites - it is a really strong art hub and my daughter being an artist, it gives her an opportunity to visit.

Well, off to my meeting - have a nice evening.

Vintage Santa

Just wanted to show the latest card that I have done. It is going to the store today for card kits. The inside reads, "Believe in the spirit of the season".

Friday, November 6, 2009

Twilight Christmas Card

I finished the Twilight Christmas card last night and I have to admit, I think it is pretty funny. I will be selling them in whatever quantities people would like (a minimum of 4). Email me at if interested!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Birthdays during the holidays

Just a quick picture of the birthday card I made for the store which will be out on Thursday. I used the new Basic Gray line and for the first time used a Basic Gray Doilie which I thought worked really well on this card. I don't love the cupcake paper but it is the cutest that we have right now and it's new, new, new. The Basic Gray Doilies are beautiful but are expensive. This Doilie worked well because it was horizontal not the all over scrolls or flowers which are difficult to use on a card. If you want a card pack held for you give the store a call at 801-294-7172. Off to work - not my normal day but I am filling in for a mom that is on a field trip.

Christmas Cards

I can't believe Christmas is already upon us! In the crafting world, Christmas has passed and we are now working on Valentine's crafts. My mind has been racing thinking about the new year and the classes I need to have ready.

I have been disappointed in the Christmas paper selection this year. The blues and pinks and lime green are all the rage except in my experience dealing with customers all they want are traditional colors. Our homes are generally decorated in traditional colors along with Christmas outfits for pictures. Graphic 45 has used the more traditional colors and this is some paper from their Christmas line. I love the vintage look of the paper. It is easy to use and we can't seem to keep it in stock at the Heartland Paper. On this card I embossed a great red and then used some older Making Memories ribbon and as you notice I used a border punch - Love those Border Punches!!!! The sentiment is stamped. I love Christmas!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Busy Day at the Store

Today was a work day at Heartland Paper. I spent the day putting Halloween paper in the holiday area and moving fall paper to the front of the store. This year not very many companies came out with Thanksgiving type paper. Many people are looking for fall/Thanksgiving paper and there just isn't much out there. I spent the evening making 30 Harvest Blessing Kits for the store. It is a nice way to make a little extra money.

I have cards to make for the store and am very eager to work on Edward cards and my Twilight Christmas cards. They are going to be FUNNY - I'm looking forward to the response I get from the Twilight fans out there.

Someone asked me if I would talk about my scrapbook retreat that my friend Pat and I do. We had our first scrapbook retreat this last September and it was a HUGE hit. We had so much fun with our 30 ladies in attendance that we have decided to do more. I love entertaining and my passion is papercrafting so it was a great combination of fun. We had a couple classes and provided all of our equipment and taught whoever wanted to learn, how to use them. We have a Cricut (with many cartridges), a Silhouette (a digital cutter that cuts from your computer), the Big Shot (my new best friend for embossing and cutting chipboard and felt shapes - love it, love it, love it) and other doodads. We had a Twilight night which was a hoot - we all had pictures with a life size Edward, Twilight snacks, drinks and a free card and page kit to remember the evening by. We had great food - we had our very own cook who did a fabulous job with wonderful desserts every night. Of course, I baked my famous chocolate chip cookies at 3 pm everyday. It was great fun. Oh, how could I forget, we had a masseuse come and those who wanted to take advantage of that service could. We are having another retreat April 22-25, 2010 in Eden, Utah. The accommodations are top notch and the scrapbooking is superb. We are doing a much smaller, more intimate retreat at my house in Bountiful, Feb. 25-27, 2010. I have a beautiful home with a beautiful view and great Jane Austin movies!!!!! If you are interested in knowing anymore about these retreats, email me at and I can send you the information. The two retreats are filling fast so if you like to plan ahead we will be having another big retreat in Eden, September 23-26 which we will start taking reservations for around May 1st. Well, I need to get to my card making - this blogging is pretty distracting, I have to always look for new comments and I'm dying to see new followers. How funny!!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Moon Jacob Cards

I finished the 4 pack for those people who love Jacob. Jacob is the werewolf in the Twilight series. Three of the 4 cards are based off of quotes from the New Moon movie. The 4th is just a general Jacob card. In the next week I will be working on the Edward cards and some Christmas cards for an Edward fan. If you know any Twilight lovers, these are the perfect cards to give them for various occasions. If you would like to order any, email me. I will be posting them on my Etsy sight soon, but they will cost more that way.

This first card is based off a line that Bella says to Jacob - "Wait a sec - are you legal?"
This second card is blank inside:

And this third card says: I like my men tall, dark and hairy. They were great fun to make!

It is a beautiful, sunny day here in Utah and living up on the hill I can see the Salt Lake and the valley. It is a beautiful sight. I plan on working on Harvest Blessing kits for the store and making cards, cards, cards!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas is coming fast and furious. I can't believe Halloween is over and we are now into Christmas. It was fun to see the trick or treaters and it was great that they all seemed to like the sour Skittles that we handed out. This is my first Christmas card for the season for Heartland Paper. I put them out yesterday and am eager to see the response. I used the new "Zing" silver embossing powder after stamping the angel with a silver ink pad. The printed paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle which I feel really lends a feel of elegance. I am looking forward to making more Christmas cards - I love this time of the year!

The New Moon Craze has started!!

Yes, I am participating in the New Moon craze and hope to make some money in the mean time! I am making 4 card sets, 1 that will be geared toward Jacob fans and one that will be for those sparkling Edward fans. Here is a preview.........