Monday, May 14, 2018

A Rita Barakat Designs Secret Revealed!! 

Hello Everyone and welcome to this blog hop.

I am super excited to let you all know some exciting news! Rita Barakat Designs now has a line of stamps with Technique Junkies. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate. Be sure to go to for all the details and make sure to comment on all the stops. The winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.

There are ten new stamp designs and these stamps are super sweet. What I love about the new stamps is the versatility. You can use them on cards or journals or planners or scrapbook layouts. The stamps themselves are full of detail and give clear images each time. You can see all the stamps here.

I used the Relaxed Fairy stamp on this card. She looks so sweet among the butterflies.
You can find her here:

The ballerina stamp was a perfect finish for this layout.
You can find her here .

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my projects. Be sure to check out all the other projects with the Rita Barakat Designs stamps!
Here is the link to the next blog on the hop:

Beth Norman 

Have a great day!

Monday, June 27, 2016

I'm back!

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I've blogged. Life has gotten busy but today I was reminded that you make time for what you like to do. I enjoy sharing my thoughts, projects and favorite products. So, I decided enough is enough. I'm going to make a commitment to blog at least twice a month.

Here is a little of what I've been up to lately.  My darling daughter Mikaelah was married to her Prince Charming, Daniel, a year ago. I had the best time planning her wedding (not to mention making lots of things from the floral pieces to the table decorations).  I miss her something crazy as her hubby is in the military so they moved far away. Thank the Lord for phone calls and Skype.

I've slowed down selling scrapbooking products.  Since I mainly sold Heidi Swapp products, it became apparent that there was a transition from selling through independent retailers like myself to the products being available in the big box stores.  I realized if customers could purchase items for less money than I could offer and not pay shipping,  it was time to move on. I still have LOTS of product left and will be doing a hum-dinger (did I just write that?) of a sale to get rid of my inventory.  It's true when God closes one door, He opens another. After making that difficult decision to not purchase any new product lines, I started numerous other crafts for my enjoyment which helped fill the void of not selling.

I started Bible journaling, art journaling, painting and making jewelry with ICE Resin. Yep, that's a lot of new crafts and I'm loving them all! I've also been teaching quite a bit and taking various classes both online and in person.  I am enjoying these new creative art forms and learning quite a bit about myself along the way. Not only have I spent time creating, teaching and learning, I've been spending lots of time with my husband and 17 year old son!

That's a lot of  update so I'll close for now. Look for future posts sharing my passion for these new crafts, tutorials on some projects, and posts about that hum-dinger scrapbook and planner sale. I'll also be sharing my heart as I move through this fabulous journey of life. I am blessed and want to share blessings with those around me so look for some fun giveaways too! Thanks for reading and may your days be filled with creativity and blessings!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pre-order sale 10% off on Heidi Swapp's Hello Beautiful Memory Planner and Add ons

The new Hello Beautiful Memory Planners and Add ons! If you would like to order, please email me at Thanks!!!

Black and White Binder $29.99 

Watercolor Binder $29.99

Number stamps $6.99 #369963

Binder Envelopes $4.99 #369969

Binder Pockets $4.99. #369970

Clear Shapes $3.99. #369946

Arcrylic Stamps $3.99  #369964

Fabric Flags $3.99  #369955

Flag Clips $3.99   #369954

Flea Market Pouch $7.99  #369968

Foil Clipboard Shapes $3.99  #369961

Foil Labels $2.99  #369948

Glitter Alpha Gold/Silver $4.99  #369951

Glitter Reinforcements $3.99  #369950

"Love This" Handle Stamp $5.99  #369962

Metal Circle Clips $3.99  #369953

Patterned Paper 6x8  36 Sheets $9.99 #370135

Patterned Paper 6x8  36 Sheets $9.99  #370136

Patterned Paper 12x12  48 Sheets $14.99  #369944

Photo Frames $3.99 #369956

Pocket Cards: clear $4.99 #369959

Pocket Cards: foil $3.99 #369957

Pocket Cards: wood $3.99 #369958

Pocket Pages Refills $3.99 #369967

Puffy Chat Bubbles $3.99 #369949

Puffy Hearts $2.99 #369947

Washi Shapes Booklet $4.99 #369960

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hello Today Card

I am enjoying the new Hello Today collection from Heidi Swapp. Here is one of several cards that I have made recently. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pre-Order Sale for Heidi Swapp's New Collections: Favorite Things and Dreamy

Hello!  Have you seen Heidi's newest collections?  They are "dreamy" indeed and will soon be on your "favorite things" list as they are fabulous, fresh and oh so ready for Spring. 

Some exciting news:  I am having a pre-order sale from now until February 15th with the following discount levels:

$20.00 - $99.99:  5% off
$100.00 - $149.99:  10% off
$150.00 - $199.99:  15% off with free shipping
$200.00+:  20% off with free shipping

You will find images and pricing of all the wonderful products below.  Once you know what you want, simply email me your list at  I will then send you an order confirmation with your total. Then please pay half of that order amount using PayPal and the same email address (  When the products arrive to me (March), I will email you what shipping will be and at that time, you can pay the remaining balance and I will ship your product out promptly.   If you haven't ordered from me before, I include a free gift with every purchase and the more you order, the more free gifts you will receive. Enjoy shopping!

Favorite Things Collection
Favorite Things 12x12 Paper Pad HS01162  $14.99

Favorite Things 6x6 Paper Pad HS01163  $5.99

Favorite Things Memory Files Kit HS01164  $7.99

Favorite Things Ephemera HS01165  $4.99

Favorite Things Glitter Paper Frames HS01166  $3.99

Favorite Things Puffy Alpha Stickers HS01167  $3.99

Favorite Things Puffy Shape Stickers HS01168  $3.99

Favorite Things Epoxy Word Stickers HS01169  $3.99

Favorite Things Jumble Word Stickers HS01170  $2.99

Favorite Things 6x8 Chipboard Album HS01189  $11.99

Favorite Things 6x8 Album Refill Pages HS01190  $4.99

Dreamy Collection
Dreamy 6x6 Paper Pad HS01177  $5.99

Dreamy Memory Files Kit HS01178  $7.99

Dreamy Ephemera HS01179  $4.99

Dreamy Glitter Paper Frames HS01180  $3.99

Dreamy 3D Layered Paper Bows HS01182  $3.99

Dreamy Kraft Tags HS01183 $3.99

Dreamy Clear Words HS01184  $3.99

Dreamy Jumble Word Stickers HS01185  $2.99
Dreamy Puffy Alpha Stickers HS01200  $3.99

Color Magic Collection
See directly below for more pictures taken from Heidi's blog

Jumbo Embossed Numbers HS01186  $4.99

Watercolor Heart Tags HS01187  $3.99

Watercolor Star Tags HS01188  $3.99

Stencil Collection
See directly below for more pictures taken from Heidi's Blog

Mini Stencils: Patterns  HS01191  $8.99

Mini Stencils: Shapes  HS01192  $8.99

Mini Stencils: Words  HS01193  $8.99

Mini Stencils: Frames  HS01194  $8.99

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please send me an email at to place your order and get some great discounts!