Vintage Vogue

Hostess Club is getting in on the Vintage action this month: I’ve had a package of Morning Mocha Designer Series paper in my studio for ages and finally broke it open a week or so ago.  What awesome papers!!  They’re great for masculine cards, but I especially love the way they work with a vintage … More Vintage Vogue

Care for a little Espresso with that?

What could be more delicious than Cherry Cobbler combined with a little Espresso? Fast and Fabulous, Aviary, Vintage Vogue and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets Whisper White, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler card stock Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pads Cherry Cobbler ink refill and the Aqua Painter Whisper White Taffeta and Cherry Cobbler … More Care for a little Espresso with that?

Exploring In Colors

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to do a Thank You card for her workshop.  She wanted it to be something simple and reproducible.  She was looking for inspiration for gifts, and thought if she could take the same card and produce it in a few different colors she could make sets. … More Exploring In Colors

Kangaroo Boo

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Build-a-roo stamp set.  To be honest, that spot encompasses all things Australian since my daughter moved there in February.  She and her boyfriend were with us for almost three glorious weeks recently, and I loved every moment of it.  I’m missing them both: Build-a-Roo, All … More Kangaroo Boo

Beautiful crochet lace

I can’t believe it took me so long to use this lace!  Sometimes I’m stubborn about using something new like that.  I should have gotten over it sooner. All of the images in the Just Believe stamp set are gorgeous, but I found myself returning to that same fabulous wildflower bouquet image so I challenged … More Beautiful crochet lace

Good-Bye (Kiwi) Kiss

One thing that crafters in all mediums have in common is a stash.  We hoard special goodies we bought at that out-of-the-way shop we found while traveling, expensive goodies we splurged on in some high-end store, or perhaps most precious, RETIRED goodies.  These are things we can’t get anymore. I have goodies in all three … More Good-Bye (Kiwi) Kiss