My face in print.

I received my copy of the winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker in the mail a few days ago and was excited to open it up to see my work. I am always so grateful when my work is selected to put into print and when I actually get to see it I get all the fuzzy feelings. It’s amazing to be able to share space with such talented ladies and this issue is full of work from some of my closest friends. How awesome!

This issue is also very touching as many of the pages are full of memories, words and tributes to one of their dear friends- Christy Riopel, who passed away unexpectedly in August. They did such a beautiful job of remembering their friend. I was in tears for most of those pages and it all left me feeling so grateful for photos, memories & stories. Take more photos, take more videos, share more stories, capture the ordinary moments- these things are priceless in the face of loss.


My work can be found on pages 106 & 128.



Gold foil makes me happy!


This is the last holiday card class/kit that I am making for this season. I started way back in July! and can hardly believe how fast it has all gone by. These cards were made with Kaiser Craft pattern papers and gold foil papers that I embossed and die cut. These papers are gorgeous, the pops of gold, silver, foil & glitter…. all the heart eyes. I have been receiving so many wonderful comments on these cards and I’m so grateful- the most popular comment is about those gold poinsettias. They’re super simple, here’s how I made them: I embossed the gold foil paper (from Treasured Memories) with the Tim Holtz poinsettia embossing folder, cut them out (by hand but there is a coordinating die) and then curled the petals up for dimension. Easy Peasy.

The class/ kit detailsĀ for “All that Glistens” can be found here at Treasured Memories.


Christmas Memories: a mini book

Every December I create a mini book to capture and celebrate December and the holiday season. I then create kits for Treasured Memories and teach a class for it. This is one of my favorite projects to create and this year’s book is my favorite. I probably say that every year but I do mean it. Every year it gets a little bit better, a little more involved and I have the opportunity to improve on the design from previous years.

Creating this book began with inspiration from Ali Edwards’ December Daily. Her books are amazing and her ability to capture time is magic to me. She inspires me to capture & record the little details that I can often overlook. The small details & the stories that are usually bringing me the most happiness during the hustle & bustle of the season. I am grateful for the reminder.

I teach this class this Saturday, November 19 from 10:00am – 2:30pm, it’s going to be a small, intimate class and I am very much looking forward to creating with the ladies. You can follow this link to see all the class/take home kit details.


Product: The full Simple Stories “Classic Christmas” collection, Kaiser Craft, Authentique, Echo Park