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Friday, August 30, 2019


It's been quite a summer.  As it comes to a close, only 4 more conventions to go.... Fort Wayne, Madison, Sevierville and Southfield....all in October!!
We've been doing the napkin technique with the Sticky Specks and covering boxes, etc.  LOVING those micromini dots!!  I've found a new passion.
I've decided to do a craft show with all the napkin and decopage technique.  Still a ways to go, but I'm getting there.

Here's just one of my items:

Remember to shop small.
till next time,

Saturday, June 8, 2019

It's a Sticky Situation!!

NEW: Sticky Specks
Micro dots that are good for everything from crafting to household applications!
You get 4 sheets - 8.3x11.7 inches with thousand of sticky dots

GREAT for all your intricate die cuts!!

Remember to shop local, shop small!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

El is Awesome

All you need is two parents that are math teachers to figure this one out.
Elliot is 4 weeks here.  He was baptized this past weekend (at 5 weeks).
Time is going fast.
Till next time,
PS - Shop Small.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

We are Blessed!!

What a great start to a new year.  We have been blessed with sunshine and a rainbow.

I heard the term "rainbow baby" just a month ago.  It's a baby that has been born after the death/miscarriage, etc. of a sibling.  We rejoice in the birth of our newest grandson, Elliot Russell, born January 5 at 3:54 am.  Twenty inches long weighing in at 7 1/2 pounds.  He is beautiful!

We now have three handsome, beautiful grand boys in our lives.  Drew will be 14 this year. OMGoodness where does the time go?  Jalen will be 8.

Follow along with me as the baby grows.  I will have him a couple days a week after Cort goes back to work.  I'm so excited to spend time with him and he get to know me.

Love to all and a happy new year with blessings to everyone,
PS-shop small!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy 2019!!

Oh boy, it's been a while, but with so much going on it's hard to report frequently.

We have a grandbaby coming on Friday.  Cort is being induced and will come home with a sweet package.  We don't know the gender.  It's still a secret!  The next time I report it will be a year old. LOL  No, I will try better.

AVC-American Vellum Craft is doing very well.  I wish I could afford more advertising, but I'm not even sure where to advertise any more.  Just Cards magazine has stopped publishing, along with all the other magazines that I used and loved.  I guess it's time to start a new tactic.

My work for the next couple of weeks will be wedding invites and shower invites.  Cort's little sister is getting married and I'm doing them as my gift.  I'm excited to do them.

Here's wishing you all a happy new year and blessings every day.
Till next time,

PS - remember to shop small!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

VIBE Intro

I finished a video on how VIBE works.  Check it out!!

Here are some recent cards:

Till next time,

Remember to shop small!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

One & Done

Headed to Wisconsin this weekend for the OOAK Paper Craft Conference.  Last show of the year.  YES!!
Then Thanksgiving weekend, Black Friday, Dollar Daze.  I'm soooo prepared for DD.  My sister has been such a tremendous help!  Love her dearly.
Hopefully I'll get some pictures taken in WI.
Wish us luck!!

Til next time,

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What's all the V.I.B.E. about?

Been a long road, but we finally got VIBE off and running.  American Vellum Craft is a new company and VIBE is Vellum Impressions Beautifully Embossed.  Acrylic boards that are laser etched to help you create beautiful vellum embossing.
I had asked the UK company to make us some American images and they NEVER acknowledged the email so I found a manufacturer that would.  We now have flags, eagles, pumpkins, turkeys and a WHOLE lot more.  All the boards can be found in our online store.

Only one more convention to go.  Twelve is a lot of conventions, but this year we needed them because of the road construction....yep, it's still going on.  They are almost done though.  I give it another week or so. Today it is raining so they won't do anything even if it clears up.  We added Rockford, IL for next year and got accepted to MegaMeet in Novi, Mother's Day weekend.

So, I'll be busy, busy for the next month or so and then lots of new adventures starting next year.  Stay tuned.

Till next time,

VIBE Examples:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Critters, Critters, Critters, Oh MY!!

I bought a Silhouette Cameo at the garage sale in March.  I'm still learning!!  I bought some SGV files and have been cutting and creating the cutest little critters.  Some are not animals, they are snowmen, babies in bunny suits, etc. but they sure are cute!

I have been buying them from a lady who makes them, but sometimes I want something I decided to make my own. Again, still learning.  It is definitely a different machine than my Scan N Cut or Cricut!  Ah, it takes time to gain control.

Our next convention is in PA.  Laura and I are doing it without Jeff.  Drew is supposed to be going with us to help.  It's on his schedule, but you never know what a kid may want to do once summer is here.

Well, time to get back to work!!
Shop small!
Til next time,