Art Inspiration, Books, Journals & Albums, Budget & Stash Stretchers, Scrap Attack

Tag Journal Tag 1 Scrap Attack

Hi Friends!

I have been busy, busy reorganizing in the studio. Over 37 years of stamping, I have a lot of stamps, I stopped counting when I knew I had several thousand. Well 10 boxes, mostly wood mounted, are walking out the door soon. I reduced from 28 drawers full to 19. I kept only what I really love using or for the type of art I am planning to do. The remaining 19 drawers are organized by type & labeled. It’s wonderful!

I started following the Scrapbooking with ME YouTube channel a few months ago and decided to work on her newest project to create a Tag Journal. Of course I watched the first video then promptly went rogue. I plan to make 2 one using my huge pile of scraps from the Bo Bunny Believe & Faith Collections and a Christmas one from a paper pad I received as a gift a couple years ago.

Miss E created a swing tag for the first tag but I created a booklet tag more less following her design.

Cover with 2 pockets
Cover Tags
Inside of Booklet with lots of journaling space
Back Cover
Back Tag flips up for more journaling space.

It was lots of fun to pick through the scraps, design the booklet and add some tags. I will add some more embellishments as time allows. I loved switching to the inverted corner punch or ticket style punch for my corners to change it up a bit.

I hope you are having a fabulous Labor Day Weekend.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Faith Based Art, Kindness matters, Scrap Attack, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Joy Cards

Hi Friends!

It’s March and that means National Craft Month. I hope to do quite a bit of creating but….

Allergy & asthma season is here in full force & trying to sideline me with an upper respiratory. But I don’t take chances with my asthma & have been off to the doctor for proper medications.

A couple of weeks ago I made my first batch of Joy cards to bless others with. I believe I made 58 cards in about 3 hours and it was a great scrap attack to whittle down my white scraps.

You may also know them as Love or Blessing cards. I will be making more with other encouraging sentiments & thanks. I used a variety of Sweet ‘n Sassy stencils, Delightfully Delicate, Chicken Wire, Bitty Hearts, Diamond Tile & Vintage Doily. I also used Flower Garden, God is Good & Faith SNSS stamp sets.

Pretty easy once you have an idea what you want to create and a great way to brighten someone’s day. You can leave an encouraging note of thanks for your server at a restaurant, hair dresser, doctor’s staff, co-worker, or anyone you encounter during the day. Think of how many people you could bless with a simple, quick card.

Keep sharing kindness & praying for our world.


Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Scrap Attack, Taylored Expressions

Birthday Shiplap

Hi Friends!

I am still sorting away in the studio. Today I put in about 3 1/2 hours, whew!

Today was my youngest son’s birthday. My guys just don’t like to be fussed over for their birthdays or the holidays so often a quick & easy card is the way to go.

Bonus, this is a ‘scrap attack’ card. The teal is an old Bo Bunny paper from way back when, I had the right sizes in light & dark gray for the shiplap background from Taylored Expressions & to shadow the letters. The sentiment is a retired My Favorite Things Dienamics. Extra bonus, I got a new system to store my scraps in folders, I’ll start setting up tomorrow. Who knows what I’ll ‘scrap attack’ next.

This would be a great card style to have on hand in a few different colors & sentiments.

I hope you are spreading some extra love & kindness during the month of love.


Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Scrap Attack

Love You More

Hi Friends!

After running my last couple of errands today before the wintry weather comes in, I got some sorting done. Then to make a quick card, I looked up a quick sketch & created a “scrap attack” card. Digging in my scraps to make the card.

Quick & easy. I die cut & punched the hearts out of scraps and the black & white piece is from the scrap bin too. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Essentials Sayings set.

I hope to tackle more sorting & projects while “hiding out” from the weather. Several places have already announced closings for the next couple of days.

Stay safe & warm.