Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Gift Gala - 11/15/13

Spook-tacular greetings everyone! Can you just feel the Halloween excitement in the air? My Kindergartners are almost uncontrollable with all of their excitement. I am so excited to be taking part in creating their childhood Halloween memories. Our whole school is learning the Monster Mash and will be dancing it on Thursday.
The purpose of my post tonight is about an entirely different holiday however! Yes that's right, there's no avoiding it! The "Holiday Season" is just around the corner! This weekend I was busy making Christmas cards and preparing for an upcoming gift show that I will be selling my cards at soon. For my friends and followers in the area, I will be participating in the Christmas Gift Gala located at Azalea Hall in Mckinleyville, CA on Friday November, 15th. It will be from 6-9pm and there will be tons of independent vendors there. It is not a craft fair, although their will be my handmade cards and handmade jewelry. There will also be independent consultants like Mary Kay, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, and many more! Please come down,bring your friends, enjoy some treats, and get all your holiday shopping done in one place this year!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Forever and A Day!

Hello friends! It seems like it has been forever and a day since I have posted to my blog! Although I have been away, this does not mean I have stopped creating cards and other wonderful paper crafts! I have recently started my dream career as a Kindergarten Teacher and am loving every minute of it! I also bought a house and married the love of my life. Needless to say, I've been busy! I am happy to be back on this lovely site, writing and sharing my creations with you! Here are a couple pictures I wanted to share!
 Our Wedding 09.07.13
 Apple tasting with my Kindergartners!
 My latest Creations!

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My Etsy Shop!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

39 for the First Time Blog Hop!!!!

Hello and Welcome to the 39 for the First Time Blog Hop! I am so happy to be a part of Jennifer's Birthday Blog Hop for the 2nd year in a row, and would like to take this time to thank the fabulous Mrs. Restivo and also wish her a very Happy Birthday!!!
If you just came from Kerry's Crafty Cards and Cuts, then you are indeed in the right place! If you have just stumbled upon my blog by chance and would like to start the hop from the beginning you may do so at  The Crafty Card Gallery. I hope you are having a wonderful hop so far, and I hope you like what I have in store for you! This hop is from 3/15/12 - 3/17/12, so stop by everyday for a new card from myself and others in the hop!

Also, be sure to leave some comments on my post to be entered for a chance to win some fabulous blog candy! It is so fabulous, I don't even know what it will be yet, but I can tell you it will be amazing! Details to come!

Who could have guessed?  it's another Penny Black stamped card! This card is 5 1/2 X 4 3/4 inches. I used orange glitter paper and ribbon, Standard Circles and Lacey Circles from Nestabilities, Sweet Thing Rubber Stamp by Penny Black and Yellow and Paprika Stickles. To color in the stamp I used Copic colors: E25, E51, C1, Y21, YR02, YR04 and YR07

This card is super cute and did not take very long to make! If you have any questions be sure to ask! I hope you enjoy the rest of this hop! Happy Birthday Jennifer!!! Your next stop is Creations By Rachelle
Happy Hopping! 

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Love Affair With Penny Black

Hello Friends,
I know it has been some time since I have blogged, and it always seems to work out that way with me :/ but, it's better late then never! I have been so incredibly busy in my teaching credential program, that I have had to put my craftiness on the back burner. Luckily, this semester is a little less stressful, so I have been able to get some crafting in lately!

Anyways, enough chatter... more crafty goodness!!!
I have realized lately that I have an obsession with Penny Black stamps! More specifically, Penny Black's girl stamps, like Mimi and friends. I just love that Mimi, she is so cute! I wanted to share some of my cards that I have done with the amazing girl stamps from Penny Black. I hope you enjoy them!

I hope you like these cards and if you have any questions about what color paper or Copics I used just ask!

Now on for some other fun news! I will be participating in a blog hop coming up in a couple of weeks called 39 For The First Time Blog Hop! It starts 3/12/12 till 3/15/12, so make sure you stop by my blog and hop around for some extra special blog candy!!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Well, as usual, I have been extremely busy this holiday season. Between school, work (sometimes),and home I don't know how I ever find time for crafting. However, I am so excited to share with you my latest crafting accomplishment! Today, I sold my cards in my very first craft fair! I had a great time and moved out a lot of my cards. Feeling ready to start the new year with a new batch of cards and can't wait to get started crafting again! But before I can do that, I must clean my disastrous craft room!
I hope this blog post finds you all healthy and happy this holiday season! 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall, Hooray!

Happy Fall everyone!
Tomorrow marks the first of October and the first day of my favorite time of year. I have been to Bath & Body Works already and am currently surrounded in my craft room by the scents of fall!

My apologies for being away from my blog for so long! I am currently getting my teaching credential at Humboldt State University and between my fieldwork classroom and my own classes at night I have had no time to myself. However, tonight is Friday and I deserve a break!

For a few weeks now I have been collecting all the materials I need to make some Halloween cards and these are the first two that I have come up with, hope you like them! For those of you interested in my design templates or in ordering some custom made cards, please send me and email at , or send me a message on here!

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Fall! Please leave your comments and stop bye next week!I am hoping to post every Friday!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Name, New Level

I have been a busy girl today! I have officially changed the name of my blog and created a new Etsy store that I think not only suites me better but I feel it will help me become more successful in selling my cards and other paper crafts. The new name of my shop means a lot to me and I am happy to share why I chose such an odd name.

When I was 14 years old my Mom Diane passed away very unexpectedly. She was my best friend and I am still dealing with her loss to this day. One major reason why I started to paper craft and believe that this is my true passion is because of my mom. When I was a little girl she got interested in scrap booking and ended up making this fabulous book full of pages of me and my seven siblings. Although I do not scrap book often, I am in love with making cards of all kinds and have been growing in my creative skills so much over the past year. Even though my mom is not here anymore, I look to her for inspiration and I feel that I connect with her every time I am being crafty.

So therefore, this blog, every card I make, and everything I do in my life is to Diane, with love.....