Category Archives: everyday life

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    planning makes perfect…


    i know it’s been a while, but as always we’ve been crazy busy around here prepping for a couple of retailer workshop events i have this month.  i wanted to share highlights from our most recent one in orlando, florida this past weekend.  i was there along with fellow ranger designers dyan, dina, and wendy teaching various ranger workshops to Continue Reading

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    studio improvements…


    well if you’ve been following us on social media you know we’ve been busy the last month with a few home improvements installing cool new vintage style wood floors.  for the past two weeks we’ve taken on the last room in the house which is the studio, and let me tell you this was no easy task.  my studio Continue Reading

  • 153

    home improvements…


    well hello there… it’s been a while since i’ve blogged or even checked in on social media so i thought it was about time i got you caught up on the goings on around here.  we’ve been keeping busy as usual, but in addition to the everyday meetings, deadlines, etc. we decided to add another task Continue Reading

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    craftposium magazine…


    i’m beyond humbled to be the cover feature of the latest issue of craftposium magazine.  i want to say a sincere thank you to jim west for the wonderful article he wrote about me.  as many of you know, jim west is also the founder of craftours and scrapmap who we’ve had the opportunity to Continue Reading

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    good friends = good times…


    i love it when good friends come to visit.  it’s not too often we’re home, let alone without a crazy list of deadlines to get finished, but this weekend we made time.  our friends joy and chelle took a road trip from california to spend the weekend with us.  with only 3 short days which Continue Reading

  • 111

    back in the groove…


    i hope you all enjoyed your holidays.  we decided this year that instead of working through them like we always seem to do, we would take time to enjoy it.  for us that meant no work, no blog, no social media, just enjoyed being off the grid for a while to relax – it was Continue Reading

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    my creative journey…


    hey everyone – earlier this year while visiting sizzix they filmed this “meet the designer” interview with me.  i have to say it was probably the most personal interview i’ve ever done, but i couldn’t be happier and more humbled with the finished piece.  they have recently published it on youtube so i wanted to Continue Reading

  • 107

    tim holtz app + new products = organized…


    thanks again for all of your comments this month about the newly released products for summer 2014.  i know many of you have expressed a “want” or “need” for some of these new items so i wanted to re-post this video reminding you about my FREE tim holtz app available for iPhone and android users Continue Reading

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    new 2014 products – more idea-ology…


    hey there – i hope you enjoyed the past week of tutorials featuring the new vellum wallflower stash and vellum ephemera from idea-ology.  if you haven’t had a chance to check out all of the great blog tutorials from these talented designers, please do: – paula cheney – mou saha – richele christensen – tammy Continue Reading

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    new product releases – july…


    i’m excited to start off the week with a new product announcement!  it’s hard to believe the first half of the year is already over (crazy right?), which means the craft industry begins another release of new products.  i’ve been fortunate enough to team up with several companies in the industry, and as a designer, it’s Continue Reading