Laser Engraved Bone Folder

The new adventure in my life!  To expand my love of crafts I purchased a laser machine and oh boy am I constantly over the moon with it!  The possibilities are endless and I just can’t get enough of it!  I started engraving bone folders and the demand became so overwhelming that I just can’t stop!  LOL

The fonts above are some of the fonts you can choose for your bone folder.  However, if you have a favorite font and know the name I can find it!  There are four ways to order:  1) on my website 2) email me at 3) via Facebook Messenger or 4) with the contact me form.

Cost is $9.00 (plus $3 shipping).  I also combine shipping if ordering more than one.  If you are outside of the U.S. please use the contact me form so I may provide you with shipping cost.

You can get one for FREE and here’s how:

  1. Join as a demonstrator ($99 and receive an additional $26 as a bonus from Stampin’ Up!). No need to ever sell anything if you don’t want to.  Many do it just to get more for their buck!  Join here!
  2. Place an order from my on-line store after you order $75 in product (before tax & shipping) AND use the code below:

Have a fabulous day!


Belated Birthday Vase

Belated Birthday

With my son graduating from high school in June I am flooded with his childhood memories and this card brings back one in particular.

How can vases with flowers remind me of my son’s childhood?  Here’s the story…

When he was 7 years old he went with me to the grocery store with me and while we were shopping he asked me if he could go get something.  He said it was right around the corner and begged to be right back.

He was gone for one minute and as he ran up to me I noticed he was hiding something behind his back.  With a big cheesy grin on his face he said the following as he thrust forward a bouquet of flowers…

“Mom, if I had a job this is what I would buy you.”  I had instant tears in my eyes because of his thoughtful nature.  So, I bought them for him and he gave them to me when we got home.

With this sweet story in mind please view the video at the bottom of this post.

Belated Birthday

Lesson Learned:  Stamp images like this vase stamp on your favorite designer series paper, snip each vase just slightly inside the lines and glue the cut out vase to the main image.  It will surely add a whole new visual to the image itself.


I’ve been a mom for 19 years and I know the requirements firsthand.  In turn, my mom definitely has the world’s toughest job too!  I have already started making her Mother’s Day gift… made of paper of course! =)

Please leave a comment below… tell me what you think of the video?

The whole purpose of this blog is to share my simple handmade cards with as many people as possible and I can’t do it without your help, so go on and share.

If you could pass post this post along to at least one friend
who you know has the world’s toughest job, I will be grateful!

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Clean and Simple Personalized Note Cards

Have you ever made your own personalized note cards?  I never have (yet) and this one was not for me.  Here’s the story… of a lovely lady, who had not two note cards, but four… LoL… her name was Mrs. Brady… LoL.  Let me stop laughing and continue with my note card story.

As I sat at our watering hole, Pete’s, minding my own business waving at the Marines walking by, a co-worker brought her chips and dip to share with me (I didn’t eat any because I’m trying to stay away from junk food)… the first thing I noticed were a set of notecards (whisper white in color and a golden embossed “P” on them).

I didn’t skip a beat and said, “*Pam, you know you could make your own note cards for much much much cheaper than what you probably paid for those!”  She laughed and replied, “oh really?  I paid a bunch of money for these!”

So, what did I do?  That very night, I made her a sample of what she could do.  My my my, I just happen to have some gold embossing powder and a heat tool in my room (wink).  I used my Morning Post Alphabet stamps and heat embossed it with gold.  To add some bougie to it… I stamped the envelope with a “P” in Soft Suede ink (126978).

*Real name not used to protect the innocent. (LoL)


Until the Next Post…

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Always Thinking of You & Blog Candy Give-a-Way Winner

For the last 2.5 weeks I was finishing up some very important professional military education (PME) and I got used to staying up until 3:00 a.m. (0300 for you military folks)… LoL.  I posted about PME here.  Well, now that my sleep cycle is off and I couldn’t sleep, I decided to find another card challenge to compete in.

I found a Clean and Simple on Sunday sketch challenge.  Challenge #10 called for a ‘Black, White plus One’.  What do you think?

This is what the inside of the card looks like.  I really have this thing for butterflies and I can’t help myself, but use my butterfly paper punches over and over again. =)

Now for the Blog Candy Give-a-Way winner!  I know you scrolled all the way down just to see if it was your name.  Without further suspense….. the winner is

Liz… this is what she said

[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”250px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Liz says: JUNE 12, 2013 Thank you for serving in the Air Force. It’s nice to know there are gals who give their time to do this. I love your cards, nice and clean look. I’ve never tried the clear stamps or pumpkin kit. Guess I’ll have to consider them soon. Good luck with your deployment and the boards.[/dropshadowbox]

Liz, email me your mailing address at
and I will put your My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail ASAP! 

Today the weather in Kyrgyzstan was 70 degrees with rain and clouds.  It was an uneventful day and I’d rather have uneventful days because it means no one was hurt.  What made my whole day was being featured on my upline’s blog… Mary Fish.

I am without words to express my appreciation of Mary.  Her Pals are all over the world… nothing can separate us… not the thousands of miles, oceans, or countries, because we are all virtually connected!


Until the Next Post…

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


In preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, I made a very simple 4″ x 4″ card for a little added Irish inspiration.  May this card bring you to your pot ‘o gold on the other side of the rainbow.

Stampin’ Up! gives you a pot ‘o gold with an added 25% of FREE product when you purchase $99 in starter kit supplies by letting you have $57.50 in more product.  Perfect start to a great starter kit!


Stampin’ Up! does not have a four leave clover punch available, but you can make your own with the Small Heart Punch or to make a much larger one use the Full Heart Punch.  Then just join them where the bottom heart meets and you have your very own four leaf clover.

Until the next post…

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Thank You So Much Pals!

Recently, I needed some of our Spanish catalogs for a Show & Tell and I ran out.  I asked my creative sisters (over 400+) if anyone had any left they could sell me.

Immediately, they responded and they helped me out FREE of charge!  Do you have people in your creative life that have never met you, yet your hobby has brought you together and your friendships are so meaningful you feel truly connected?

I have my own Circle of Pals and we belong to an even stronger group of Pretty Pals…. over 400+ in all!  I’m NOT exaggerating either.

We connect not just in person, but virtually, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.  They give me creative ideas and feedback when I’m not feeling creative or I need some coaching.

My hobby and new friends have enriched my life and to thank them I send them “thank you” cards for their generosity.  YOU too can be in my Circle and become a part of the most wonderful beautifully creative people in the world.

Click HERE to find out how.

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Today’s beautifuly fun filled flower card sketch is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches #75 – A Sketch by Tui.  Their card sketches are great and they give you beautiful inspiration when you suffer from creative block.  Go on give them a try.

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Until the next post…….

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