Monday, March 22, 2010

Recipe for a Happy Birthday

I am always looking for individual, meaningful birthday gifts for friends and designed this cute little chipboard book using a little poem based on a poem titled "Recipe for a Happy Child". I changed the words to read - 1 full cup of friends
2 full cups of family
3 tbsp of wishes
a dash of candles
sprinkled with laughter
topped with love
I used the Maya Road small box with the 2"X3" chipboard book inside. It was a lot of fun to make and I was able to use the new Cosmo Cricket line. It was great fun to make. I am using this for a kit for our Scrapbook Getaway at a cost of $15. A perfect little gift for that great friend or family member. If you are interested in a kit, email me at

We do have 3 more spots for our scrapbook retreat taking place Apr. 22-25th. It is located in Eden, Utah with beautiful accommodations and a large clubhouse where we scrapbook. If you are interested please email.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A beautiful day and a fun card

Today is a beautiful day! It is sunny outside and the mountains are crystal clear with snow along to ridge. It is suppose to get up to 50 degrees today - hurray!!! I love the sun and warmth. This last week and weekend was very busy with a lot of company in town. Last week was especially great because my dear friends came into town and we scrapbooked and made cards all week long. This was a card I made for card kits at Heartland Paper and I really liked how it turned out! This cute bunny is a Sizzix die and I cut it out of felt. I love having the ability to cut shapes out of different products - chipboard, fabric, corkboard, paper, it provides such a variety of textures. The inside of the card is blank so it can be used for a birthday card, thank you and Easter. Great card for the grandchildren or friends. If you are interested in ordering a 4 pack, either completed or in a kit form, please email me at and I can get it out to you asap!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cheerful Cherries

I love how this card turned out! It is so cheery and it was great fun finding this card shape on one of my cricut cartridges. I have made it for my Make At Home card business. This week has been filled with creating with my greatest of friends from California. We have laughed, stayed up late, viewed all of our favorite BBC's, caught up on each other's lives and eaten chocolate. We normally scrapbook at a beach house overlooking the Northern California coastline, but this year with the economy affecting each of our lives we decided to change our venue to my home. There is nothing as great as true friends. They love you despite your weaknesses.

St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patty's Day! Well, not quite yet but I thought better early than not at all.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birthday Card

This is a fun, bright, cheery card for a friends birthday. It has 3 different styles of shoes and a saying that says, "Kick up your heels! It's your Birthday!" I used the new EK edge punch for the bottom of the card and fun pom pom ribbon. The purple polka dot ribbon is from Creative Impressions and the background paper is last years Glitz Paper. The card can be ordered on or push the Make at home cards button above!

Wedding Card

This is a card that I designed for It has a grouped heart charm and love rhinestone word along with a great ribbon. The black strip of paper and the black circle behind the hearts are embossed with swirls and the pink paper has been punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The base of the card is light pink. I am changing my Make at Home Cards company to more of a pick and choose what 4 cards you would like in your packet. Hopefully this will give people more flexibility.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Birthday Calendar

I have been so busy!!!! I had a scrapbook retreat at my house this last weekend. We had so much fun!! We set up the tables to face the big screen TV and I introduced everyone to North and South (BBC movie - almost as good as Pride and Prejudice), and then we watched Wives and Daughters, the new Emma, Little Dorritt (love it) and of course, P and P, the ultimate girl movie. Immediately afterwards I drove to my parents who are about 5 hours away and spent a couple days with them in the hospital. Their lives are consumed with health issues right now - very stressful.
I made this Happy Birthday Calendar for the Heartland Paper Retreat in Eden, Utah, April 22-25th. We have a few more beds left if you would like to join us!!!! It is $249 with all the food included (we have a great cook coming), sleeping arrangements in some very nice condos, scrapbooking in the clubhouse and lots of fun!!!!!!!!! We will be having a New Moon night with lots of goodies and classes and kits if you desire to buy one. Great fun. We also have another retreat coming up the last weekend in September if you need to save money. It is worth it.
The cost on the Birthday Calendar is $25.