Friday Night Chalk Talk

Hey Ya’ll

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend. Here in western North Carolina we are expecting snow and maybe ice. It’s always unclear on what will happen here. It doesnt matter to me I will be craftin away. I am a demo for Stampin’ Up so paper craftin is only one of my hobbies. Let me show you some of my newest projects. These are so fun and quick and easy. Turn you home into a work of art with Chalk Couture. Visit my store at


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Occasions Catalog Is HERE!

This is the best time of year to order from Stampin’ Up! Why? You get free items. I have added a new link to the catalog menu with the SAB brochure. What is occasions catalog? This catalog is a supplemental catalog that Stampin’ Up puts out this time of year. It show cases new spring and summer stamp sets, framelits and embellishments. Don’t forget about the gorgeous designer series paper. It is a must have to make beautiful cards and paper crafts. It is partnered with the brochure SAB (sale-a-bration). It gives you free goods when you place an order. For example, if you order 50 dollars from the occasions catalog or the annual catalog you get to pick an item from the SAB brochure for free. That’s right! FREE! If you order 100 dollars from either catalog you get to choose (2) 50 dollar items. There are some free items that are valued more that you can only get with a 100 dollar item. This is an amazing time to order if you have any questions feel free to contact me Use my link above in menu that says shop my store Stampin’ UP for quick access.

New Years resolution

Hey ya’ll thanks for stopping by to read my blog! I hope evryone enjoyed the Holidays. I sure did. I work in a dental office and we were closed for several days and I had time to reflect on how I am living my life and came to several resolutions. The one I want to talk about in this post is how I statrted with Doterra essential oils. It was June 2017 and beginning of summer…….

I was talking to a co-worker about how I almost dread the summer and she asked me why? I told her the mosquito’s eat me alive. I had many times experienced the store bought brand of mosquito repellent making me feel weird. Everytime I sprayed it on my skin I felt my lips and eyes swell. I coughed and it just didn’t make me feel right. I got to where I didn’t want to go outside! We have a small camper at the lake! I had to go outside to enjoy it!

She asked If I had tried the all natural repellents. My response was no I didnt even know of such a product. Thats when a new world opened up for me. This product was called Terrashield by Doterra.

Now I know this is a DIY craft and home decor site but I love to talk about what products I use and this product changed my life. I used it and was able to enjoy the lake with no bites and no swelling of lips and eyes. It smells good and has a carrier oil of coconut which makes your skin feel silky…..BONUS!

I will be writting more posts on essential oils like I said this has opened a whole new world for me on letting go of my bleach and other cleaning products.

If you would like to learn more please email me at and i will get you information on how you can change your life or make it better with a more healthy approach to natural products.

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Stampin’ Up December Challenge

With Christmas coming to an end it’s a great time to think about thank you cards. Stampin’ Up December challenge is to do simple cards with just ink, paper and one stampset. in these examples I used the Abstract Impressions stampset #147513. Note cards are Delightfully Detailed cards and envelopes #146911. Ink colors coordinate with the note cards: mint macaron, blackberry bliss and old olive. These are all from the annual catalog. Contact me to place your order. My store link can be found on my main page. It takes you directly to my online store.

I hope everyone has a great New year!

Coming Soon: Ocassions catalog and SAB

SAB is a special list of products that Stampin’ Up gives you for free with a 50 dollar order. If you order 100 dollars or more you get to choose a bigger free offer or 2 items listed for your 50. How generous is that!

I will post a link on main page under catalogs when it goes live January 3, 2019

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Snowflake: Winter’s Butterfly

Hey ya’ll! Thanks for stopping by! Let me show you this exclusive stampset that will be released by Stampin’ Up on November 1st! This is a limited edition and will only be sold in the month or until supplies last! Please subscribe to my blog all subscribers will be entered to win a prize. Follow along to each blog link below to see more inspiration with this set! Happy stamping! Make it SpecKathular!

Shadow box

Heat emboss silver snowflakes and white velvet paper embellishments. The trinkets are also used here!

Dont forget to stamp your envelopes!

Holiday Craft Fair

I am getting ready for a craft fair in my home town! here are a few of the crafts I have made for this years fair. Check back to this blog post as I will  be added pictures of  my creations as I make them!

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refrigerator magnets using designer series paper

ornament using new punches and background stamp

note pads stamped with garden in Bloom

dollar tree mason jar with tea light holder using punches