This will be my last post selling items. If I am holding items for you and you don’t find anything else on this or other lists, please contact me. I will send you your total and get your items out to you. Thank you to everyone who helped me clean out my craft room. My husband is so excited.
Books & Magazines
  • Creative Keepsakes Collection – Artistic Effects ( 5 books: Embellishments, Dimensional, Backgrounds, Text, Photographs) $6
  • Creative Keepsakes – Can-Do Techniques for Scrapbooking ($14.95) – $4
  • Creative Keepsakes – Photography for Scrapbookers ($19.95) – $5
  • Creative Keepsakes – 52 Scrapbooking Challenges by Elsie Flannigan ($19.95) – $5
  • Making Memories – Season of Joy , a collection of heartfelt creations for the holidays ($19.99) – $5
  • Making Memories – Thinking of You , A Treasury of Handmade Cards ($19.99) – $5
  • That Patchwork Place – Little Quilts all through the House – $5
Punches (mostly old Stampin’ Up! punches), $2 unless otherwise  noted:
  • 3/4 circle punch
Small tools:
  • Clover Traveling Iron with set of 16 vivid encaustic wax blocks – $20
  • Copic Marker 72 count travel wallet (no markers, just pack) – $15, these are light, but bulky (shipping betwwen $5.80 an $8.20, depending on zip code to address in US)
  • Copic Marker 72 count travel wallet (no markers, just pack) – $15
  • WeR Memory Keeper Big Bite Hole Punch  – $18
  • Xyron 5 Sticker maker – $15
  • Xyron Mega runner –  $4

I will only ship product with flat rate priority Mail. Otherwise all the mailing will get to complicated.


PICK UP ONLY! If you are living in the area and can come by and pick up larger items, I have following for sale. I don’t know how to ship those. They are too big for LG flat rate boxes:

  • 12″ Carls Cutter with extra blades and mats – $25
  • 12″ Fiskars Paper Cutter – $8
  • Big Shot with extra plates – $20, (Marilyn ?)
  • Ink Storage (check on the side bar, my craft room for photos) – $15
  • 30 12″ x 12″ paper storage acrylic stackable tray shelves – $30
  • 4 x White cabinet (great for craft room or garage) – $15 each



Have a great weekend! Hugs and smiles


Today’s  Chalkboard tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was created by the wonderful Amy Rohl. I created the video for the technique and this is the sample I created for it.

The card measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and was created out of Kraft cardstock. The bottom corners were rounded and some score lines were added with my Scor-Pal.

Taylored Expressions Graphic Birthday Greetings sentiment was stamped in Snow Cap Pigment ink on black cardstock. It was embossed with white embossing powder. The edges were distressed and the layer was adhered to white cardstock. A border was added with a white chalk pencil.

A piece of an old Pink Paislee paper pack was added above the score lines before the image was adhered to the card base. Three 1/4″ white circle punch outs on the bottom right corner finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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I created this card also as a sample for my Hope You Can Cling to Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It is the fourth year of our annual card drive to create cards for the MD Anderson Cancer center in Houston. Participate in challenges, send your cards to the hospital and you might win  great prizes from some of your favorite stamp companies. I hope you have time to join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by a Simon Says Stamp Design Team Member, Kathy Racoosin. She shows us how to shade with the help of Distress Markers and a Dove Blender Pen.

For my sample I used Simon Says Stamp exclusive dies (Apothecary Labels 2, Hexagon Border) and stamp set (Forever & Always).

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for looking! Have a wonderful day!
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Yesterday we posted a new tutorial and a new Product Focus on Splitcoaststampers. The tutorial was a basic one on Inking with Markers. The product review goes hand in hand with the tutorial and is about the Distress Markers.

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My son is coming home for Labor Day. I am so excited and can’t wait to cook all his favorite food!  🙂

Hi everyone!

Did you see the Spellbloggers Team Call posted by Kellie on Tuesday? This is a wonderful opportunity to work with an amazing group of people. Spellbinders is not just a company, but it feels like family! I was so excited when I got to join last year and am really sad that it is time for me to leave.

We have major changes coming up with our family. Rick is either being deployed, or has to work in a different city for a year starting this summer. I am staying put with the kids so Lucas can finish high school here. Austin is starting college this summer. So I want to focus the time I have left, before Austin and Rick are leaving, on our family. And after this summer, I will need more time being a single parent for that coming year.

I don’t have a last new Spellblogger tutorial for you since I was sick for the last two weeks. So I picked three of my favorite Spellblogger projects. It was not easy to just pick three! 🙂 You can find them on the Spellbinders blog. I hope you have time to check it out.

You know I will continue to use and post projects created with Spellbinders dies. I LOVE their products. I just won’t post very regularly this year, taking my time to hang out with Rick and the kids.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


For my third Imagine Crafts project this month I thought I use my favorite VersaMagic ink colors (Key Lime and Sea Breeze) along with a new Arrows stencil from Donna Salazar.

I started by placing the stencil over a 2 5/8″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock and sponged the arrows alternating Key Lime and Sea Breeze VersaMagic Inks.

The arrows were outlined with Tuxedo Black Memento Marker.

Round top left and bottom right corner and adhere to a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock.

Stamp sentiment in Midnight Black VersaMagic Ink on the bottom right of the card base, a 5 1/2″ x 7″ piece of Patina Bazzill cardstock, folded in half.

Round bottom right and upper left corner and adhere arrow layer with dimensional adhesive. Finish off card by adding three black rhinestones on the top right of the arrow layer.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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It was my turn to share a Savvy Saturday Video on the Spellbinders blog yesterday. I usually don’t scrapbook, so this weeks theme “Grand Layouts” was a bit nerve racking for me. I hope you have time to check out the page and let me know what you think.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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I created this card for Imagine Crafts.  We were to create a card with a theme, picking one of the new Kaleidacolor pad names as the theme. I knew I wanted to use Flourishes Italian Garden tomato image for my card.

Here are stamp by step instructions:

Stamp image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Color image with Copic Markers (YR09, R24, R29, R39, YG61, YG63, YG67, E31, E33, E35) and cut out.

Brayer Pistachio Memento Ink over the inside of the Flora M-Bossabilities folder and emboss a 2 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ piece of white cardstock.

Cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the 3rd largest Standard Circle Nestabilities die and sponge the edges of the circle with Summer Sky Memento Ink.

Adhere image over the circle with dimensional adhesive. Stitch embossed background to a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock. Tie ribbon around the lower edge of the embossed layer and tape circle to the lower right of that layer.

Stamp sentiment on lower left of the card base (3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Finish off the card with black rhinestones.

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It’s my turn to share on the Spellbinders blog. This week it’s all about those gorgeous new border dies. I love how easy they dress up a card.

I hope you have time to check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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I created this card back in November with the Simon Says Stamp November Card kit.  I started by stamping the heart from Music to my Ears (stamp set included in kit) in Midnight Black VersaMagic Ink on white cardstock (from kit). After the ink dried, I cut out the heart.

Two strips of BasicGrey Serenade patterned paper were adhered to a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock (included in kit). The border strip from the set was stamped underneath the paper strips and a sentiment on top. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half.

Doodlebug black twine was tied to a BasicGrey button (both included in kit) . The button was adhered to the heart and the heart was adhered to the left hand side of the card. Want2Scrap rhinestones finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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