Friday, September 25, 2015

Freddy's Late for Work!

Do you ever have days like this? Poor Freddy had to work late, so he's hyped up on coffee. There are snakes in the cube farm, though. Those little ribbon snakes like to eavesdrop seeking juicy gossip tidbits.

This week's Mix-Ability challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to make something you'd find on the job, with the option of 5 or 9 things (9 to 5, get it?). Come play along!

I just adore googly eyes. Especially on whimsical things. My goal is to get a video soon about how I made him.  ATC sized - 2.5x3.5 inches.

Have you joined the Periscope wave yet? It's a really cool live video feed, and people can watch you in real time and chat with you. It's fun! You just need a twitter account (free and you don't have to tweet) and the Periscope app.

I'm new to this, so I'm trying to get the kinks out. My goal is to broadcast 2 times a week. Wed and Sat around 11 a.m. Central time (US). You can find me at Now, the videos only stay on-site for 24 hours after you close the session. There's something about that short window that really appeals to me.

Ok - News you need: I make and sell portable camera stands that work great for Periscoping. I have 2 card kits for sale with everything you need aside from the basic supplies. Both of those you can find at the top of my page.

Paper Pumpkin is going PINK for October - proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you haven't subscribed, this deal is for you!

Paper pumpkin is a subscription, but you don't have to commit to any length of time. That's what I love! Just $20 a month (less if you sign for longer) and you have a little crafty party in a box!

Ok. Enough blabbering. Get out there and create something!


P.S. if you shop my store (link upper right side column), use the code HFRPW3Z4 and I'll send you a gift. You need to fill in your mailing info with the order, $25 to qualify for a gift. I have great gifts!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Spooky Gifts

I want to know. Do you still do the neighborhood door-ringing treat-giving thing? Or is it more common now to hold Halloween or Autumn celebrations with neighbors, friends or your place of worship? 

I always loved halloween because of the activities. The weather was amazingly perfect, baking and cooking became fresh and new again, there was football and hockey and the World Series. It was all about the whole season. I love it! Yes, I still do.

I wanted to show you some really cute options for sharing treats with others this fall. It doesn't have to be halloween-y if that's not your thing. But it can be fall and just a thank you token. The products I used are at the end of this post. These are super easy and get put together in no time! 

You simply die cut the treat bag and assemble with glue. All the measuring, cutting, edge 'pinking' and scoring are done for you with this die. And there are a bunch of little dies to help you decorate your bags in so many ways! It pairs perfectly with You're So Sweet stamp set. Just wonderful! 

The box is quick and easy - punch, turn, punch, fold. The gift box punch board does all the work! If you like easy projects, check out my kit-complete card classes. It's all ready for you to dive in and create!

Don't forget to check out my hands-free camera stand - Periscope is all the rage right now and this gem works beautifully for that. I have a light teal blue and a beautiful deep pink paint that you can pick. 

What is Periscope? It's a short-term free video service from Twitter that let's you chat with your audience while you demonstrate a technique, or show how to prep a meal, or how to sew buttons on a bunneh... ok, so maybe not that. The videos expire 24-hours after you stop the broadcast and you get live streaming comments as you go so you can field questions. You also don't have to do voice-overs and edits, so it's faster and easier than YouTube. Check it out! It's a phone app -

Hope you're enjoying the last little bit of summer. Ta for now.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nest-To-Nest Announcement

You all have been asking and you've been VERY PATIENT with me. Finally, I can announce...

Online classes delivered right to your door! Squeeeeeee!!!! I love them. They are so purdy, my precious. Yes. They are. You're gonna love them. You get the stamp set, the papers, the embellishments, and all the FUN without the stress!!

I've been making cards for so long. You all have been so generous with your compliments and prodding me to build these kits. I'm so honored, and flattered, to share my gifts with you. You. Yes, YOU. How, you say? Just click here: Nest-To-Nest. Or you can click Nest-to-Nest right below the colorful header photo. Either way.

Here's a little peeky action. 
Words of Truth Card Kit

This fun set is perfect for back to school, uplifting encouragement, and a really cool way to package treats for a special someone!

Thoughts and Prayers Card Kit
We all have those dreaded times when we need a sympathy card. The worst time to make one is when you need one. This kit gives you the jump on that by having go-to designs so you can have them on hand.

I'm really looking forward to sharing my creativity with you. It's a passion of mine - spreading love and positivity even in dark times. Take advantage of my special offer - EVERYONE WHO PURCHASES A KIT GETS A SPECIAL HANDMADE ITEM FROM ME. I promise - you'll love it.

See you again soon!


Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!