Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snowflakes for Lisa / Translate from Chinese?

Hello, y'all!

With Thanksgiving behind us and Chanukah underway, many are now looking forward to the Christmas and Kwanzaa Celebrations, as well as the upcoming New Year.  Times may be tough, with jobs and the economy uncertain, and focusing on the blessings we DO have - RIGHT NOW - can see us through until things eventually improve.  Crafting can be very helpful in relieving stress; plus, you have the added benefit of creating something beautiful you can give to someone you care about.  A true gift from the heart!

I have a good friend, Lisa, who is currently really into snowflake designs.  She sent me a link to one project she found that we both think is stunning.  However, the only directions are photos of each step, but the writing is in Chinese (I think!).  I'm sorry, guys... I can do English and Spanish, and even a little French and Italian, but Chinese is totally out of my area.

Can someone out there help?  I would love to post this project on the website, with full accompanying instructions written in English.

In the meanwhile, here it is, so you can see what it looks like.  Personally, I think it would make a gorgeous handmade paper poinsettia!  I'm going to attempt making one from the pictures, and will post my results tomorrow.

Please email me at if you can help me translate this beautiful project into English.

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cricut Test Drive, Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System, Card Workshop & Demo Schedule

Yooooo hoooo!  It's DEE!  Did you miss me?! LOL

I want to thank the ladies who showed up for tonight's Cricut Expression 2 Test Drive at Michaels on Veterans.  We learned that the Expression 2 is quite different from the Personal or original Expression machines (LOTS of upgrades)!  There were a few issues at first, but after sorting them out, we learned some good information for future use.  Plus, I will be using the Cricut Expression 2 to create fun Holiday items at the December 7th Scrap-IN (3pm-9pm; $5.00), for anyone who wishes to participate.

Join me on Saturday, November 23rd between 1pm-3pm, when I will be demonstrating the new Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System. The demonstration is FREE, and takes just a couple minutes to show you how to create beautiful borders! 

Then, on Tuesday, December 3rd, I will be repeating the Classic Holiday Card Tricks Workshop ($20), from 6pm-8pm.

Saturday, December 7th is an Open Crop from 3pm to 9pm ($5.00).  I will have hot coffee, hot tea, and hot cocoa for you all, and maybe some other special goodies.  Feel free to bring whatever project you are currently working on, and I will be available to assist you with any questions you may have.

Well, Felix is waiting for me to watch some recorded shows on TV, so I will sign off for now.  Tune in soon, though, because there's lots more I want to tell you about!  :-)

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thankful Layout from Bella Blvd.

Hello, friends!

Nearly everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving and, from your Facebook posts, many of you are even working with Gratitude Journals. November is a great time to reflect upon the bounty we have in our lives, regardless of our present situation.

In keeping with thankfulness, I am sharing (with their permission) a .pdf file of Bella Blvd.'s November Project Sheet they sent to us Retailers.  It has step-by-step instructions to create the layout you see below, as well as a list of the items they used.  I think it's lovely, and would be very nice if used with photos of your family gathering this Thanksgiving.

Please email or text me photos of your work; I love to see how everyone has a different creative interpretation of the same layout!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!