Crafting Compulsion?

Does this ever happen to you??? Do you ever become obsessed with the silliest things? Do you sometimes exhibit a crafting compulsion that could potentially land you in a twelve step program? Okay maybe I am being a tad melodramatic, but I think I may have a problem:) So I have been going OCD over these Lace & Doily Stickers that they are carrying at the Dollar Tree. They are so adorable, and I feel this overwhelming compulsion to get them. It’s been hit or miss for me in finding them, and I have found myself guilty of drawing others into my sickness.

My mother was able to obtain several sets…my girlfriend Jona found a few…my girlfriend Karen made an attempt, but alas there were no doily stickers to be found where she went. In an effort to appease her crafty friend, she did however find some adorable 3D garden stickers. No they were not doilies but they were hecka cute!

So to say thank you to her for redirecting my one track doily loving mind, I made her this set of mini cards using the garden stickers.


They were super easy to put together, and the turned out really cute. I even made a tiny desktop box for them to sit in, so they could be kept close at hand.


So thank you to all those crazy ladies, who were trying to help this crazy crafter in her quest.

Until the next obsession…Happy Crafting!


Veteran’s Day

An enormous thank you to all the men and women who serve our country so honorably! Just now we were able to see an air tribute overhead… what an awesome sight. You could hear all the neighborhood children excitedly coming out of their homes.

The sound from the 7 aircraft was booming, and made me thankful I’ve never had to live through a war on our homeland.

I thought I would share a few of the photos taken from my back yard.

For more info on the history of Veteran’s Day visit the VA website.


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Mojo Monday Challenge No. 292

Julee Tilman designed this sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge No. 292. Below is my take on the sketch.  I felt a little overwhelmed by the layers, so I maintained a neutral palette.

I’d love to see what you do with Julee’s design.
Happy Crafting!



Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Very Vanilla
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4 – Very Vanilla
Card Matte: 4 x 2.25
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Antique Background, Afterthoughts, Four Frames & Heartfelt Thanks
Ink Pads Used: Baked Brown Sugar
Embossing folders: Elegant Line
Punch: Decorative Label
Miscellaneous: Embosslits Flower Burst, Mini Pearls (3), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vintage Lace