Thursday, December 8, 2016


Happy Holidays My Crafty Friends !

         I know it has been many months since I have posted here.  I have been really busy with my new Papercrafting Forum and Facebook Page.  Please come and join us at PAPERCRAFT MAGIC on Facebook... and the Forum for Swappers is .  -  If you are interested in crafting and making new friends, then this is the place for you to be !

          I have been working on a lot of Christmas cards lately and my favorite is this one I am making with an Anna Griffin Poinsettia 6x12 embossing folder.  It is very handy because if you are making 4x6 or 6x6 cards, you can emboss a 12" piece of cardstock, cut it in half and make 2 card fronts at the same time !!

         I have changed the ribbons on the cards to make it look different, and also have painted the little green holly leaves on one, while leaving the other in white.  The coloring is done with Spectrum Noir markers and then coated with Spectrum Sparkle pens for a wonderful glow... Hope you like them !

Monday, May 23, 2016


Hello My Friends !!

    I know that I have been absent from here for a while. My life has been so very busy, plus I have been working a lot at night trying to get my Independent Craft store up and running online. It is almost ready and I am soooooo excited !!

   One of my favorite new lines I am carrying in my shop is from a company called ADORNit.
They have a lot of inspirational items, and I especially love this line called " DOCUMENTED FAITH " .  There are four paper designs available with several embellishments as well.  My favorite one is called " Walk of Faith  " and it is a collage of Bible verses and Inspirational messages printed on wonderful thick WATERCOLOR PAPER !!  You can PAINT these with watercolors, Twinkling H2Os, or any kind of markers, pencils, or crayons you wish !  You can then cut them apart to make great cards and gift items !!

   Here is a card that I made tonight with one of the cut-outs. It is an A2 size card and I colored the Cut-out with watercolor pencils and touched them with a wet brush to smooth out the colors. Inside the card at the bottom is a length of the great Washi tape that coordinates with this line.

  I hope you will agree that this is a great find !  Let me know what you think about these products so I decide if I should order more !!

 Until I meet with you again,  God Bless You and Yours ~  Happy Crafting !!   Barb

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Hello Friends and Co-Crafters !

         Lately I have been working a lot with products from the Docrafts company and one of my favorites are the line of Santoro "Gorjuss Girls" stamps and papers. These images are inspired by a line of popular European dolls of the same name. There are about 50 of the stamps now, including some sets that are about 4x6" and the mini images which are about 2x3" .  I paired some stamp sets recently with the XCuts Shadow Box Dies and XCuts Design a Scene Die sets which I sell in my Etsy store and made these gift bags and cards. I love doing these and will probably be turning out more very soon !

Monday, January 25, 2016

SPECTRUM SPARKLE Brush Pens are now available from My Etsy SHop or from Crafter's Companion by using the link !


On the upper right side of this page, is my page link to Crafter's Companion.    You may purchase Spectrum Noir Markers, Pencils, accessories and Spectrum Sparkle with this link... By doing so , it helps to pay for the free give-a-way items I put on here and on my Facebook page and Web Site.... so we all win !

I also love their items from Sheena Douglass , like stamps and embossing folders and much more !  I carry many of these items in my Etsy shop as well, which you can get to very easily by clicking on my Mini Etsy Shop on the right column  -

Thanks so much for your help in this venture !

Love and Blessings ,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Happy Wednesday to my fellow Crafters !!   I hope this day finds you well and in good spirits !!

I am so excited about many of the new Craft items and stamps that have just been released at CHA ...

My main picks for the 2016 will be the Santoro "Gorjuss" Girls from DOCrafts. These are adorable stamp sets with coordinating Decoupage and papers so you can create the most "GORJUSS" cards and gifts. Imported from the UK and artistic images of the popular line of baby dolls that are sold in Europe, this is the British answer to the American Girl dolls. I have a large selection of stamps already in my Etsy shop and many more are on the way. They have just released all of the larger stamps in a "miniature" size that is perfect for smaller cards and you can get a wonderful COLLECTORS CASE that includes the Case, 5 pocket pages, and the First Mini Stamp, "Ruby".
It retails for $29.95, and the stamps are only $2.50 each !!  There are 20 different Minis start collecting them now !  Each Mini stamp comes with a Collectors card in the box too !  If you purchase the CASE and ALL of the stamps at the same time, I will give you a FREE STAMP !! I am taking orders for them NOW !!    ~   In order to see all 20 stamps, go to and select the menu item for GORJUSS stamps.  ~  I will be back later with more projects for you to see !!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy New Year !! Lots of Exciting New Products and Ideas for 2016 !!


     I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are now getting in gear for some fun and exciting crafting this year !   CHA was going on all this week and while I could not attend, I had a direct link to it with my favorite Sales Rep, Lisa Harrison. She sent me tons of emails and pictures of all my favorite Product Lines and Designers . I plan to be making some things very soon and posting pictures here for you to see.... Also , we shall have a few new Contests and Prize Drawings coming up shortly, so stay in touch here with me !!
   First of all, I have to let you know that GRAPHIC 45 is reviving one of my favorite collections, called "  A LADIE'S DIARY"  and it will be out in February, along with a very very old one called "COMMUNIQUE" .  There will be 3 BRAND NEW collections too ; 1. CityScapes  2. Enchanted Forest and 3. Voyage Beneath the Sea.
  You can see all of the new collections on their Facebook page, so I will not post them all here right now...  Just wanted you to know that you can get them from me at a discount in my Etsy Shop if you pre-order.
  Valentines will be coming up soon... and I have some new ideas in store for you, using some wonderful embossing folders and stamps that I found from various companies... I am working hard on them this weekend !
  Please come back soon and visit with me. I would love to hear from you anytime...
Good-bye for now and God Bless !


Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas to All !!

I wanted to take a moment during this busy week to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas !  Here is a look at one of my Christmas cards I made this year using Anna Griffin papers and a Minc Machine to put lots of shiny gold embellishments to work !  I just love the look of ivory and gold !!