Saturday, June 16, 2018

New Host Code

We have a new host code for June since I've closed my Open House order.  Please use this code, AJBCJ4EJ, when placing your order.  This helps me replenish card stock and other supplies.  

Here are some cards I made for my Open House.  I hope you enjoy the new catalog as much as I am enjoying it!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, June 15, 2018

Heat Embossing Vellum Class

Our next class at the Branson Community Center, is scheduled for June 26th, from 6-8 PM.  If you have never stamped before, come out and play with us!  

Here are some samples of heat embossed images on vellum.  I had fun playing with different embossing powders and so will you!  I was inspired by a card swap I received at On Stage in April.  Lois A., THANK YOU!  

On these sample pieces, I used white embossing powder.  I also used our Stampin' Write markers to color the backside of the vellum.  And yes, we will be fussy cutting these out to make our cards.

On these samples, I used Gold Embossing Powder and I snapped a picture of the Stampin' Write Markers I used on these images.  

Here is one of the cards I made using the Red Rose.  My sister, Marilyn, LOVES red, so what better color than Lovely Lipstick for her birthday card!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Starburst Class

First, I'd like to thank the ladies who attended my Card Class at the Branson Community Center.  Even though I forgot the Shammie and the heat gun, we still successfully crafted three cards.  If you missed this class and want to make the cards, I will have kits available at the Branson Mill Craft Village!

So yesterday, I had the Starburst class.  Both participants were a little nervous, but they did great.  Leave them a big shout out for doing a great job!

Kim R.  

Heather L.  

Leave them a big shout out for doing a great job!

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Class Reminder

I'm having a class today, at the Branson Mill Craft Village, starting at 10 am!  Come in and learn how to make these beautiful Starbursts.  There is a class fee of $24.95 and I supply everything needed.  You will make one of these and go home with a template and a tutorial will be emailed so you can make more of these once you return home.

These are some that we made in the past; papers and colors will change.

Happy Crafting, 


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Shout Out!!

I'd like to give a loud shout out to my sister, Marilyn, who is a huge inspiration to me.  Today is her birthday, and I want everyone to wish her a Happy Birthday! 

Here's are a few throwback photos of us crafting in her craftroom in Pennsylvania.  

Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

If you would like to learn how to make these "Hallet" bags, schedule a class with me today!  I call these "Hallet" bags because of the lady who created them and inspired me was Carolyn H.

Happy Crafting,


Monday, June 11, 2018

Watercolor Pencils

Just a reminder that we have a Watercolor Pencil class tomorrow night from 6-8 pm at the Branson Community Center.  I hope to see you there!

Here are some of the pieces that I played with when Julie came out to the store.  I have so many leftovers that I need to find time to make more cards!  

Just randomly select your colors and use your aqua painter to smooth out the coloring and blend them.  I chose Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight because when blending, they make a third color, my favorite, green!

We will be using the Dragonfly die again for these cards, as well as the die brush and pad to get those little pieces out.  Here is another card I made:

These will make great masculine cards and if you leave the sentiments off, you can customize when you need a birthday, celebration, or get well card!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Watercolor Wash

The third card we'll be making on Tuesday night is the watercolor wash card, using the Love What You Do stamp set and the Statement of My Heart stamp.  

Our colors are Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, and Grapefruit Grove.  We'll be using the Stamparatus for this class as well so if you haven't tried using one, you can come in and try it out!

Let me know if you are attending by RSVP.  You can do this via email, my Facebook page event, under Desiree's Craftroom, or by calling the Branson Community Center.  I look forward to sharing these techniques with you!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, June 8, 2018

Dragonflies, Oh My!

Well, these are what I have left over after Julie's play date.  

Here are two of the cards we'll be making for June 12th.  I want to finish up some more of these cards so I have some different looks for you!

Here is the color scheme that we will be doing on Tuesday, using Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight.

We're going to make two cards from one watercolor project!  Using the negative of any project is always a plus in my book.

I've mounted the watercolor paper onto Daffodil Delight after I die cut the dragon flies from the center.  I mounted this onto a Pacific Point card base.

We'll be stamping our sentiments in Pacific Point to coordinate with our dragonflies.  On this first card, we are using the negative (blue dragonflies) from our layer on our second card.  

I really like how these turned out and I hope you will too!  Remember to RSVP for class so I know how many to expect!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Catalog!

Are you enjoying your new catalog?  I certainly am.  If you don't already have a catalog, be sure to stop in and see me at the Branson Mill.  

I didn't get any crafting done yesterday as one of my girls became an escape artist and I had to go home to help fix the problem!

This is Penny - darling little Chocolate Dapple Piebald Dachshund, (white dog in front) my escape artist!

Now she cannot get off the deck until we're ready to let her off the deck!

Hope to craft some more today or demonstrate how to use the Stamparatus!  Be sure to stop in and see me; I love showing off our new product!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, June 1, 2018

New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Ordering Starts at Noon MT

OK, So I know you're excited.  But remember you cannot order before NOON Mountain Time, 1 PM Central Time, and everyone will be trying to put in an order.  The site will be slow at first, so have patience or wait until things slow down.  

Demonstrator Support will be open tomorrow for a small window, so if you encounter issues, let me know!  

And remember, I have the Open House tomorrow and Sunday, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Branson Mill Craft Village.  My BOGO sale is when you place an order with me (I receive the Host Credits) you select anything from my retired product that I have on hand.  I've got card stock, embossing folders, die cuts, stamps, embellishments, etc.

Click here to view the catalog on line.  I also have it on the right side of my blog so you can download there as well!  

Happy Crafting,