Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Updates - Some Changes, Classes, Upcoming Sale, and Online Store

New Year and New Beginnings.  Ok, so it’s not the beginning of the year anymore lol.  But life and things happen.  So I just wanted to give you a little update with some changes and maybe some new and different things that you will be seeing here on the blog.  So let’s go back a few months—back to last November (2014).

As most of you know I design for ButterBeeScraps and I am the Lead Designer.  Over the past year or so I have been helping Monique, the owner of BBS, with some of the Design Team things.  Back in November she asked me if I would possibly be able to take on some new rolls with the company.  I am still the DT Lead and now in addition to that I also do the company blog, Facebook and Pinterest.   Monique is wonderful and we have a fantastic team so I am enjoying this new position.

Also, this past November I made the decision to step down from the Spellbinders Blog Team.  I had been with Spellbinders since 2007.  I met and worked with so many wonderful people along the way and had great opportunities over the years.  I love the products and will continue to use them but I knew for myself it was time to step down and move on to the next chapter in my creative journey.

Now on to the New Year and New Beginnings.  In January I joined Ken Oliver’s Design Team as one of the Style Contributor.  Ken is fabulous and so are all of his new products—which by the way have taken off like wildfire!  Beautiful paper, inks, Color Burst, stamps, and Stick It adhesive sheets.  We have a great team with a wonderful mix of designers.

In March I started designing for Pink Ink Stamp Company.  Peggy who is the owner, is an amazing artist and designs the stamps.  Do you remember Karen Lockhart stamps?—if you loved them you will love the Pink Ink Stamps—one because the design style is very similar and two because Peggy purchased Lockhart stamps and also carries them in her collection.  So I was thrilled when Peggy asked me to join the design team.

Starting this month (April) I will be teaching stamping classes twice a month.  If you follow my blog you know I live in a smaller town and unfortunately we no longer have any local stamping or scrapbooking stores.  I will be teaching at the Senior Center out at the Skyline Mall.  Since we don’t have any local stores we are making the classes open to the public as well as members.  They have a large fantastic craft room with great lighting, large tables and lots of storage space.  I am really excited and looking forward to getting back to teaching!  If you are in the local area and are interested in the classes all of the information will be at the end of this post. 

For all the local people I am planning on having another sale this year.  Last year we had a fire in our garage so most of the spring and summer was spent on clean up and redoing the garage so I didn't have a sale last year.  But I have had sales the past several years.  So I have been going through all of my paper crafting supplies and products and pulling out a lot of supplies to make room for newer supplies.  I will have a large selections of papers, inks, stamps, dies, die cutting machines (manual and electric), ribbon and embellishments.  This year I will also be setting up an area with handmade cards, jewelry and some small home decor pieces that will be for sale.  I haven’t set a date as of yet but as soon as I have the date I will be posting here on my blog and on Facebook.  

Lastly, in case you missed the post I now have an online Zibbet store.  I right now I have some jewelry pieces listed and I will be adding more very soon.  You can click HERE if you would like to check out my store.  The image that is above is also in my sidebar and you can click there to visit the store too.


If you are local and interested here is the information for the classes.  
Please feel free to share this with your friends.

Stamping 101
Classes will begin on April 16
1:45 pm in the Craft Room.
You must register for the class.
In this class you will learn the basics of 
rubber stamping. You’ll create five 
handmade greeting cards using inks, 
stamps, paper and die cut shapes.
All supplies will be provided
for the this class.

Advanced Stamping
This Class will begin on April 30
6:45 pm in the Craft Room.
You must register for the class.
In this class you will make three cards
and learn some new fun techniques.
Please bring your basic 
stamping kit with you.

Open to the public!
The cost for stamping classes;
$15.00 Members $20.00 NM
April 2015
Albert Lea Senior Center
1739 W Main, Albert Lea, MN 56007
(507) 373-0704
STAMPING CLASSES: 2nd and 4th Thursdays


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a few other things in the works but I can’t share about them just yet.  Thank you so much for your support and I am looking forward to all of the great things the future holds. 

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. SO many changes for you but all good! You know I'm rooting for you!! Lucky local students - they get to learn so much from you! Miss you but know that I'm stalking you! LOL!! xo

  2. very exciting for you! and all of your future students too! I'm so happy that you are taking off with your passions and what makes you happy. wishing you all the best and lots of wonderful crafting and sharing.

  3. Hi Heidi. Congratulations on all your wonderful achievements, you certainly are a busy lady! I just wish I lived in the USA, as I would be one of the first in your cue to learn!

    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful designs.

    Hugs Kim ( Essex, UK)

  4. Hi, sound like you have a lot going on!! wish I lived closer, lol. I see that you are having a sale. is there any way you could let me know what dies you are selling? I might be interested in some. do you have and are you selling any petite ovals by spellbinders?


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!! I really appreciate it!!!


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