Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hold On To Hope

Today's card is one I made for a very dear friend, Betty T.  This woman came into my life through her granddaughter, whom I worked with.  Betty can use your prayers as she is fighting cancer.  Betty, I hope you enjoy this card as much as I had fun making it!

I used my Stamparatus and a template so all I had to do is turn my paper to stamp the next flower.  Remember, the Stamparatus is available starting on June 1st. . .it will be here soon!

If you haven't seen the Stamparatus yet, stop in and check it out -- I have it available for demonstrating at the Branson Mill Craft Village.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, May 25, 2018

Replaceable Notebook Covers

I got my hands on a couple of these retired kits, Gratitude for Days.  I had no clue what I was getting but they looked interesting.  If you like what you see today, remember that I will have a couple of these available as a FREE item during my BOGO sale on June 2 & 3rd.  
I used the cute little pockets in this kit for the front.  I then stamped Thank You on the top of one of these notebook sheets and inserted into the pocket.  I selected a coordinating color for card stock to make the notebook holder.  I also made a little sleeve so once the notebook is empty, they can slide it out and put in a new one!

I love how these turned out and I have plenty from one kit to make what I need for my store.  I hope these inspire you!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Share What You Love Suite

Today's share are some cards that I made playing with my new Share What You Love Suite.  

For these cards, I used the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This is just one sheet that I used for all of these cards.  I also used the Stitched Framelits for framing my flowers.  And I added a little sponged color to the center of some of these.  Others I just sponged the outer edges. 

Here are a few close ups:

Be sure to stop in tomorrow for some craft inspiration!

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How Did She Do That?

Paper Towel Roll Scrapbooks are easy once you've made a few.

Well, it's messy and time consuming, but once you get the hang of it, it's FUN!  First I gathered some empty paper towel rolls.  Using my brayer, I flatten enough to get them in my heavy duty cutter.  YOU decide on the length of your scrap book.  I cut mine to 4-1/2 inches.

Next, I prep my rolls by removing any adhesive with my adhesive remover.  Then I paint them.  I paint the inside of one end for cosmetics.  Next, I select the papers I want to use for the scrap book.  Then things just start falling together!

Sound like fun?  Stop in and let's make a scrap book!  I'm available for classes--I meet your schedule.  Visiting Branson and looking for something fun to do?  These little books are great for that one special show you took in!  And they don't take long to complete.

Give me a shout either by email, Facebook Messenger, or phone.  Let's get together soon!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Do You Scrapbook?

Have you tried scrap booking and have gotten so overwhelmed that you quit?  Well, I have a few suggestions to help you over this hurdle.  Many people just starting out will pull out a 12 X 12 sheet of card stock and say to themselves, "How am I going to fill this page?"  They get so frustrated before they even get started.

Well, today, I'm sharing one of my classes I teach at the Branson Mill Craft Village.  This is a two-three hour class depending on you!  I take you through all the steps AND you will get a written tutorial after the class.

We are making scrap books out of Paper Towel Rolls!  Here are some photos from previous classes I've held. 

And here are some finished books by my crafters -- If you see your picture, comment below on how much you enjoyed this class!

Be sure to contact me to set up a class date for you to come in to make yours!  Yes, kids can craft too in this class!

Happy Crafting!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Artistically Asian Screen Card

Today's share is a screen card we'll be making in class tomorrow night.  This is a fun card!  


Basic Black Card stock - 11 X 5-1/2, scored at 2-1/4, 5-1/2, 7-3/4
Gold Foil Paper - 2-1/8 X 5 (4 panels)
Basic Black Card Stock - 1-7/8 X 4-3/4 (4 Panels)
Real Red Card Stock - 1-5/8 X 4-1/2 (4 Panels)
Scraps of Black, Red and Whisper White card stock for sentiments

We're using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder.  When using the dynamic embossing folders, you will notice they are a lot thicker than your typical embossing folders.  So that calls for a different recipe for your Big Shot!  But first, you will want to spritz your cardstock.  Then place in the embossing folder.  I blot mine beforehand to get excess water off.  

The recipe for the Big Shot is first your base platform.  If you have two tabs (older platform), lift Tab 2 so your embossing folder will rest on Tab 1.  Yes, there is no plate on the platform.  Then you will place a plate on top of the embossing folder and roll through the Big Shot.

I hope you will join us for card class tomorrow night!  If you plan on attending, be sure to let me know so I have enough card supplies cut and ready to go!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cards for Class

Today's share is a card we will be making in our Tuesday evening card class at the Branson Community Center starting at 6 PM. I have the event scheduled on my Facebook page, Desiree's Craftroom.  If you're planning to come, please let me know!

For this card, we're using the Artistically Asian stamp set.  This is a swap I received from On-Stage.  No name was attached, so if this was your card, thank you for the inspiration.  My group of ladies loved it so we're copying this one.  

Here are the basics of this card:

Base - Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
Layer - Basic Black - 5-1/4 X 4
Next Layer - Very Vanilla cardstock - 5 X 3-3/4
Scraps of Very Vanilla for the smaller words.  
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to layer the smaller words
Momento Black Ink

Come back tomorrow to see the second card I made, using the same stamp set!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, May 18, 2018

More Soft Sayings

I have four more cards to share with you today from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  This first card is similar to the card I shared yesterday.  I added one die cut leave and two stems to this card.  Again, this is a note card.  You could cut this down and add to a full card.  Check out the next card.

This is a note card that I cut down and layered on a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  I then added a layer of Tranquil Tide and then the note card.  I popped the sentiment up on Tranquil Tide; added die cuts for embellishments.  All included in the kit!  Only the card stock was added for this card.

For this card, I put the die cut window on the water wash card base.  I stamped the sentiment on a provided punch out.  I added die cuts from the kit to add more color.

This last card I added the die cut to the top of the water wash card base.  I then added some gold die cuts and stamped my sentiment in Berry Burst to add more color to this card.  Again, this is a great card to have ready to send when you need it.

Well, these are all the cards I have ready from this kit.  I still have supplies left over but need to take a break to prepare for our card class on May 22nd.  Come back tomorrow to see one of the three cards we'll be making in class!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Soft Sayings Card Kit

Here are three more cards that I made using the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  For this card, I added the die cut flower on top of the yellow water wash.  I also added a punched out stem of leaves and then stamped a couple of Basic Gray leaves.  I then popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.  This is a great card to drop in the mail for no reason what so ever!

This is a smaller note card that I added gold leaf stems that were provided in the kit.  I also added the two punch out leaves and a strip of Tranquil Tide to provide some color.

This last card was made by adding more cardstock so it would be a full card in lieu of a note card.  I used Powder Pink cardstock for the base and Berry Burst for the layer.  I added the die cut flower and then popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.  This would be a great birthday card or an every day card to let Mom know you appreciate her.

I have a couple of more cards to show you if you are still on the ledge on purchasing this kit.  It really is a versatile kit that you can do so much with. 

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Soft Sayings

Today's share is another set of cards that I made using the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  This is a note card that came with water wash on it.  I then added the die cut flower and popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.  Simple, but elegant.

This second card is a little simpler because all I added was some die cut leaves and popped the sentiment up.  Nice to just drop in the mail.  These water wash cards are fantastic to add just a little embellishment and you're ready to mail.  

Remember this kit is only available until the end of the month.  Come back tomorrow for a few more cards!

Happy Crafting,