My Self Made Swag!

Hey Purse lovers and Paper Crafters!

I am talking to you today and showing off my latest creation inspired by Maymay Helms. Yes Maymay, I did it too and love the way it turned out.

Check out this video to see it!


I used Carta Bella’s Botanical Garden paper kit found on Maymay’s Store along with the handle, binder clips, and the small magnetic discs. It was out of stock when I realized I needed two kits to complete this. Luckily, I found some papers on along with the matching 6 x 6 paper set and large magnetic discs. I used dazzles and various other embellishments purchased from

The buckle and chipboard were purchased from Joann’s and I had the glitter paper and colored card stock on hand. It took me several days and I had a hard time inserting the binder clips in the holes. I finally realized I needed to really push them through the holes to make the clip open wide enough to insert the album pages. As I waited for the paper to make the front of the purse, I decorated and made the album pages.

It took me a good week to complete it and I can’t wait to make more.

Let me know if you would make this and what papers you would use.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Rainbow Delight

Hey Hey Hey Scrappy Peeps!

My cousin Gina from Gina’s Crafting Spot recently posted a YouTube Video on her channel and it was about us. Gina and I love to get together and craft as much as possible. She is such a talented scrapper and card maker and I always look forward to our scrappy retreats.

You should check out her channel when you can and see all the amazing projects she makes. I am so blessed and lucky to have her in my life and I can’t wait to get together soon to craft. If we could, we would craft everyday all day!!



Hope your summer is going well!

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June Stamplistic stamp and Die Set

Hey Crafty Peeps!

It has been raining here like crazy all month and tonight is no exception. Major Thunderstorms are upon us tonight cutting out my power and cable. Thank Goodness for my backup Generator and the internet on my phone.

I know I’m late posting this month goodies from Stamplistic so without further ado- here they are


Aren’t these amazing looking!

So I started

Using my Tim Holtz stamp platform on the rubber side and archival ink, I inked the stamp on practice paper. I did this several times and never stamped a clear image so I switched to an oldie but goodie in my crafting arsenal-

I have had this baby for over 15 years and it’s still works like new. So off to stamp and color with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I like to write down the colors on the spectrum noir cardstock so I know what the color looks like. I also used their metallic markers which I hope they come out with more fantastic colors.

Here is one version and the end results…

I don’t have the Swarovski Crystals others use on their projects so I used my bling from Queen & Co. and I think it came out great. The tear drops are perfect for this card. Will have to pick some more up from the Scrapbook and Stamp Expo in August. 🤩

It’s time to hit the hay. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful Summer!

Stamplistic Stamp kit

Hello Crafty peoples,

It’s time to show you what I made for some special people. I used the awesome Daisy kit from Stamplistic and my cuttlebug -which is now discontinued 😦



I played with all the dies using the spectrum Noir paper I had and various markers to make two cards. I had so much fun making these and trying to put them together. I marked the dies with a sharpie to note the top of the die to help me line things up. Then I used a wink of stella brush along with black 3D foam squares to pop up some layers.

Here are the finished products


This A2 sized card went to a friend who just moved into her new home. I used a cloud embossing folder and distress ink to accent each one. The congratulations is from a Martha Stewart cling stamp set I purchased from HSN years ago. It was originally too large for this card so I had to cut it down to size.


I made this daisy purplish and used all the same products as before but used Maymay’s Stamp set for the sentiments. I wish I took more close up pics of this card too before I sent it.

I can’t wait to see next month’s stamp set kit! I hardly ever used my cuttlebug and now I have more of a reason to cut out and make cards. Be sure to click on the highlighted links to connect to where you can find these products.

Have a scrappy day!

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May is for Makin

Hey Hey Hey!

I wanted to stop by and share something I made. My sister gave me a book for Mother’s Day. She loves Howard Stern and knew I love to read autobiographies so she bought me his new book, Howard Stern Comes Again. As I’m reading it, it occurs to me that I need a bookmark. So off to look in Cricut Design Space for one and I chose one to color. I have been in a coloring mood ever since I made a couple of cards with my new Stamplistic stamp of the month kit I received. I sent those two cards out last week and hope to hear about them soon and then I can post.

I also love watching MayMay Helms. She is a hoot and I love some of the things she makes and this month her challenge is called May is for Makin’. She is encouraging crafters to make something different or try a different technique. Of course I have many many crafts I want to complete but this bookmark is something I haven’t made in years.


The file was a print and cut. I have my printer upstairs so when I designed and printed it, I forgot to save the file so I used my paper trimmer to cut it out. Luckily, it was super easy to cut and instead of using my Spectrum Noir markers, I used my Stampin’ Write ones. I haven’t used these in about a year so it was good to see most still worked. I love all these vibrant colors and I could definitely see myself coloring all the time. I was thinking of making a video but who really wants to watch me color.

Anywho, I am submitting this to MayMay’s blog in hopes it inspires someone to take some time to craft.

Stay Makin!


May Crafty Hauls

Hello Hello everyone!

I wanted to show you some of the stuff I received this week. I have been trying to fight my allergies but they are getting the best of me so far. I am so tired of all the rain and hot and cold temps but that’s the midwest.

The first thing I want to show you is something I won! Ken’s Kreations had a giveaways for a whole week to celebrate reaching 100,000 Youtube subscribers which is super amazing. Ken and Sean are so funny and if you get a chance, you should check them out on youtube, facebook, and everywhere else you can. So I entered everyday and almost every giveaway and I won a 6 month subscription to STAMPLISTIC stamp of the month club. How awesome is that!! Here it is…

I can’t wait to play with this and make some awesome cards and layouts! I sent Ken and Sean an email thanking them so much for this wonderful gift. Stay tuned for some crafty fun with this set.

I also received some templates I ordered from Kiwi Lane. They are plastic templates to be used to create different designs on scrapbook layouts as well as cards. Here are the ones I got.

The Abbie Road one contains 6 templates and are various rolling hills and they can be hung up by a jump ring which is nice.  The second package of templates has 3 called the large bracket and I can’t wait to use them both in a layout. The backs of each package gives you ideas. I ordered these through my local scrapbook store, Cafe Crop and to order visit Kiwi Lane at use customer code 825896

I did make a live video on Facebook for you to see these for yourself.

My order from Chalk Couture came in and I purchase the large greyson board along with a few transfers and accessories.

The marrakesh is the first one and a large one which would look great on pillow and that are my plans for it. The next one is the oval wreath and V monogram which I plan on placing on a wood pallet sign in the middle of a wreath. The braver, stronger….transfer has been a favorite of mine since I saw Ken make it on this youtube channel. Each of large letter were in glitter and they looked amazing. The last picture contains board erasers and placement tape for fonts and alignment of other transfers. It’s like washi tape. If you are interested in ordering some great home decor, visit my website.

I made another video on my Facebook page with Chalk Couture

I can’t wait to show you the projects I will make with these items. Let me know what your favorite item and you would like to try.  If you are interested in any of these items please click on the links I have provided.


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful Mother’s day!