Love is a natural thing.


Wonderful You

I made this a few months ago with a Michelle Hill kit. I can't remember which month it was (only because i have a box full of her kits... yes, I'm obsessed.) but I do know it was a just a few months ago. The book is a Donna Downey. It has canvas pages and I replaced the ties (they tie all the pages together) with fabric strips from the MH kit. The pictures are of my niece. Her friend took them just for fun. Also, just a little FYI, i never used a paper trimmer. Everything is cut by hand. It's one of my favorite things to do...
~Enjoy, and I hope to be back before another year passes.


Snail Mail

This is another sample I did for Paper Tales. It's a Maya Road Mailbox and it was really fun to work with. I was able to pull the flag off which made it really easy to cover the whole box without having to cut around it. There were 6 little chipboard envelopes inside that you are able to embellish... however, having to cut around each little scallop wasn't fun. I'm sure it would have been easier had I been able to find my hole puncher, but my SBR was a mess and rather than searching for a needle in a hay stack, I just cut them out one by one... I know, I know.
I used My Little Shoebox paper and embellishments. The flower and ribbons are all treasures I found at Paper Tales. I love being able to go in and search all their yummy little vintage embellishments. I wrote on the front and some of the envelopes to give it a little personal touch.


Made in the USA

I did this sample for Paper Tales. I used 8 (4 male, 4 female) of the chipboard Maya Road people. I used the Maya Road alphabet that I covered with some vintage glass glitter. I used Websters Pages "Sweet as Cherry Pie" paper. The ribbon and embellies are stuff I gathered from the store.

It was fun to make and I cheated on the painting part.... I took the chipboard outside and spray painted both sides with yellow spray paint. Super easy and it turned out awesome!



Paper Tales...

Oh my word, it has been along time! So many things going on in my life, my blog seems to be the one getting ignored.

It's time again for us to move. We are on our way to Dahlgren, Virginia. I'm not wanting to move away from San Diego but I know the Military pays the bills, so off we go!

I will miss my local Scrapbook Store the most! Paper Tales is located in Point Loma and is a scrapbook store like no other, when you walk in... I think it actually lowers your stress levels. I have found myself wondering around just enjoying the decor. It's not one of those dungeon feeling stores that are SOOO jammed packed full stuff that you can't hardly see what's around you. At Paper Tales, Michelle {the owner} does a fabulous job at making the store feel open and welcoming, plus they have this really comfy couch you can sit down and enjoy the company of others. She has a staff that is completely amazing, and wide variety of awesome teachers that teach just about any craft out there.

If you haven't visited Paper Tales, do so, you won't regret it! But I must warn you, once you visit Paper Tales... all the other Scrapbook Stores in San Diego county won't measure up!

I hope to continue to keep my blog updates.... I really do love to blog!



Happy Easter

Sending everyone a Easter Blessing.



I have a *sweet* friend who gave me a handful of sweetpeas, she has them growing in front of her flower shop in Tierrasanta called Bloomin' Island. They are such a delicate flower and they just smell so yummy! ... Thanks Carol