Thursday, January 23, 2020

Happy Winter 2020! Let's do some watercoloring!

I'm dedicating this video to 
a rather easy technique of watercoloring
an embossed stamped image.

I affect of watercolored images is 
stunning and so forgiving.  I hope after watching
the video you will want to join in on the fun soon!

Here are the cards I posted on Facebook and Instagram.
I decided to create a video after getting so
many questions.

Here is the how to video!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, November 15, 2019

Getting ready for a craft show!

No, I have not been twiddling my thumbs, I've
been busy, busy!  I have two craft shows coming
up in a couple of weeks and I'm trying to get some items 
ready for sale.  My company is called ADDICTED TO PAPER,  since
I totally have a paper addiction, but truth be known I 
also LOVE jewelry,  I'm going to show you a picture a few things
I've got coming.  Please let me know what you think!

Tell me what your favorite item is so far!


Sunday, September 22, 2019

It's time for a little fall decor!

My father has been gone well over 20 years now, 
but even after my mother passed you could find 
him and I every August sitting at his home 
peeling peaches in preparation for canning. 

At last count, we canned 4 bushels his final year on earth. 
He loved peaches and this chair was the OFFICIAL peach 
peeling chair. He and I would sit on either side of this 
chair that held a big tub of peaches he and I were preparing. 
When he passed, I asked for three items: two antique rockers and this chair. 

For my last birthday, my husband had my grandson 
Ben paint it for me so I could use it on our tiny front porch. 
Today I decided to dress it up a bit with a fall decor 
piece I made. I love how it turned out. 

Now to get some mums!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Fall Y'all!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Aromatherapy bracelets????? What?????

I have a couple of confessions.
I like jewelry.  I like my essential oils.  I normally
diffuse my oils in my home, but
since getting a new puppy, I have
to be careful.  Meet Joseph!

I realized after getting Joseph
that I needed to be careful with my
oils as some are toxic to pets.  That
led me purchasing a couple of beautiful
aromatherapy bracelets.
Being the "crafty" person I am, I
decided to make some of my own.
That's where my love of making
 bracelets began.

While I used to wear a necklace with my
favorite oils in them, I like the fashion of
the bracelet.  Most bracelets I've found in the
market place are heavy on the lava
stones.  I use only 1-5 normally
and fill the remainder of the bracelet with
a mixture of semi-precious beads and metal accents.
I love the look so much I sometimes
stack them!

I've started an Etsy shop called
and I'd love it if you could drop in and check
out my bracelets and a few paper crafts
that I have added recently.

Here are a few of my favorite bracelets I made
yesterday in my studio.  I hope you love
them as much as I do!


Monday, July 22, 2019

It’s Fair time!

 Hi all. Thanks for stopping on my blog today. 
I just wanted to share the 20 cards that I made yesterday from 
my grandsons to send to the buyers of their animal projects last year. 
Buyers are the reason kids get to keep showing animals at the fair. 
Buyers are amazing. 

I started years ago making little cards for my grands to 
use to thank their buyers in a special way. 
Each year I try and come up with a different idea.
Here’s the design that I came up with this year and they just got picked 
up so hopefully they will be in the buyers hands soon.

I used my Cricut Air2 to cut out the award banner.
I still like to use My Cut Search to find an image
that I know is in my collection.

I located three ribbon images, downloaded them all
and cut them out, then I began to assemble my card.

I printed the sentiment out on my computer
printing it on Georgia Pacific white cardstock from
Walmart and then used a die to make an
interesting cut.

I have a Cannon Selphie that I used to print
out the photos of my grandsons with their
prize winning animals at last years fair
and attached to the front.

For whatever reason I just can't help
myself and need to attach some sequins
for sparkle.  These are my favorite as they pick
up the paper color of whatever I use.
They came from Joann Fabric and were just plain
old sequins!

Well I best get back to laundry!

Hope you enjoyed my quick post!