My Sewing Notions Wreath as Published in Homespun Magazine

So excited to share that my sewing notions wreath has been published in the December 2016 issue of Homespun magazine. This was such a fun project created completely out of thrifted, vintage sewing notions. I originally made this wreath in honor of my mother who taught me to sew. On this wreath are vintage button cards, spools, […]

Glamping + Crafting = Happy Camper

We just got back from a week of glamping. I’m not quite sure if we glamped or camped but I do know that we had a wonderful time in the comfort of our motorhome. I was able to bring along my Sizzix Big Shot machine and my new line of Mini Photo Embellishment dies and […]

Pasadena and Santa Barbara Vintage Shopping

We haven’t been to an estate sale in several months. Yesterday we decided to do a day trip to Santa Barbara starting with an early morning estate sale in Pasadena. I love hunting for unusual things that can be upcycled into art. At the Pasadena estate sale we found as old kitchen scale and some unique glass […]

Repurposed Industrial Floor Lamp

What do you get when you find an old surveyor’s tripod at an estate sale and an industrial stage light at a flea market several years later? You get a really nice floor lamp of course.

Studio Tour

Today I wanted to share a tour of my Studio. The room is off of my kitchen with French doors that lead out to the garden. It isn’t very large but it is perfect because I have a little bit of a lot of stuff and I can keep it somewhat organized. I love using […]

Doodling Lessons with Eileen Hull

Crafting friends are some of the most amazing people! I spent a sunny, Southern California afternoon drawing doodles with Eileen Hull and friends at Doheny State Beach. We started with blank cards die cut from mat board then practiced writing words and phrases. We colored them with Copic markers while beachgoers stopped and asked what we were doing. […]

Craft and Hobby Show 2016 – Day 2

Another exciting day at CHA! I demonstrated at the Stamp, Paper and Coloring Book booth. It was amazingly fun! It was also my special day to visit with some celebrity crafting friends. I met so many craft bloggers and retailers today. I love talking to these people because they love creating as much as I do […]

Craft and Hobby Show 2016

Day one of the Craft and Hobby Show in Anaheim, CA. It was amazing, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. This was the first time that I actually demonstrated my own die designs. At one time my dream was to just be able to attend the show. Little did I know that one […]

Sizzix Sneak Peek – Clear Stamps

Clear stamps are nothing new to the crafting industry but these are exciting because they are the first ones I designed. Okay, maybe these are only exciting to me but I hope they make your creative life a little more fun. These stamps are also designed to be very versatile because I like to have the […]