Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, April 26, 2013


Last week, my coworker brought a huge box into the office and let me take a peek inside. Inside the box was every card and 3D paper craft item I've given her during the last eight years that we've worked together! What a wonderful walk down Memory Lane as I remembered all of the various layouts, embellishments and papers used on each card project...and just like my scrapbooks through the years, my style continues to evolve and change as new techniques and products come onto the market. Thank you, Donna, for that nostalgic look into my past as a happy little paper crafter!

Here's one of my favorites from that box. The saying was done on my computer and the graphic was a free printable - click on the photo to view at a larger size:

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I went to a wedding shower yesterday and this was
the card I made for the bride-to-be...

...and here is the card I cased from Pinterest
and the talented Ellen Kemper:

People are so darn clever!
(Saying from SU Petite Pairs Stamp Set)

Friday, April 19, 2013


Love this Pinterest card idea * Note to self: Must case ASAP! Looks like everything was punched out in white then color was sponged on top. I have tons of brads, too! Looks easy enough with such wonderful results!

Friday, April 12, 2013


Here are the pics from our Card Chicks meeting today:

 It was my turn to host * I served a yogurt bar
with toppings and made some
mini gingerbread muffins with a crunch topping.
(See recipe at the end of this post.)

 I love flowers!


Our Work Space!

My Favor

Michele gave us these extra card kits to make!

Favor from Katie

From the kitchen of Diana Eschman

One box of Trader Joe's gingerbread mix 

(I discovered that TJ's only carries this

mix during the holidays...so I used a box of

gingerbread cake and cookie mix at Safeway.)

Mix according to package directions. 


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup flour

*I halved this topping recipe for the mini cupcakes. 

Mix with a fork until the consistency is like pebbles.

Place plenty of topping

on each cupcake/muffin before baking.

Bake according to package directions.

Mini muffins baked in 16 minutes.

Do not overbake * Check with a toothpick

Sunday, April 7, 2013


THANK YOU, Michele, for a pack of coordinated Bo Bunny papers! I love those stacks with the colors and patterns perfectly coordinated because it saves me so much time trying to find just the right complimentary combos of patterns and colors...then I can get to the fun of creating a lot quicker! Those matching papers also help me get outside my normal comfort zone and keep me from getting into too much trouble! 

The Wilton's doilies are from Michael's and I
used two because they were pretty thin...
and for my sons' girlfriends, I made these:

Inside view

Happy Birthday saying is from SU's Elementary Elegance and
thanks, Mel, for the Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy set!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


One of my favorite color combos:
Pink, black and green!

New background embossing
folder from Alice!