Friday, October 2, 2020

Private Classes (via Zoom) Now Available!

 I'm offering something fun and new in my business starting in October: Classes via Zoom for you and your friends!  I've had a chance to run a couple and I have (hopefully most) of the kinks worked out, so I'm opening this up to everyone.  Gather at least 6 of your friends together and I'll organize a Zoom hangout just for you where I demonstrate the projects and you can catch up with your friends while you craft.  

My current class offerings can be found on my classes page.  The classes include all the consumables you'll need to complete the projects and have the option of adding on the stamp sets, punches or dies needed to complete the projects (or you are welcome to substitute things you have on hand).


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

October Ordering Special

With every $50 you order in October, I will send you 5 beautiful handmade cards for you to copy and/or send to your friends!  Let me shower you with useful inspiration.  All you need to do is use hostess code MPSCYKSE at checkout to qualify for this special.


It will look like you're shopping with Wendy Cranford, don't worry, that's right!  I'm restructuring some things in my business and so for the next three months you'll be shopping with Wendy, but don't worry, I'll still be taking care of you and sending you goodies, you just need to use the monthly host code so she knows you're one of my customers and so I can send you your thank-you gift!







Friday, May 24, 2019

Paper, Ribbon & Embellishment Share Time!

It's my favorite time of year!  The annual catalog is about to come out and we have so many fun new products you're going to want to play with.



We have TONS of amazing new ribbons and papers in the new Annual Catalog! To order all of it would cost you over $400! I'm offering "shares" so you don't have to buy the whole pack, but get a little bit of all of it to play with!


I have a few options for you to choose from, don't forget that if you purchase multiple shares, you'll only pay for shipping once!

How it Works:


  • Reserve your spot below and select which share(s) you would like to receive
  • Invoices will be sent May 27, payments are due by June 2
  • Shares will be shipped or ready for pickup by June 15.


1.  Gotta have it all! $89.00

Includes Designer Series Paper Share, Color Family Pack Share, Ribbon Share & Embellishment.  Also includes a FREE gift from me!  Get a whole pack of the new Peacock Rhinestones!

2.  Designer Series Paper Share $22.00

Includes 6"x6" sample sheets of each of the papers from the following collections, packaged in clear cello bags with coordinating cardstock colors listed for easy reference:
  • Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
  • Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Garden Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
  • Dinoroar Designer Series Paper
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
  • See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
  • Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
Includes samples of some other fun new paper products:
  • Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards
  • Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
  • Magnolia Lane Large Speciality Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

3.  Color Family Paper Share $35.00

Includes 1 sheet each from the six different color family packs (90 sheets of 6"x6" paper)
  • In Colors 2019-2021
  • In Colors 2018-2020
  • Neutrals
  • Brights
  • Subtles
  • Regals

4.  Ribbon Share $19.00

Includes 1.25 yards of each of the following new ribbons, packaged in clear stamp case, nicely labelled with all the info you'll need to reorder any ribbons you fall in love with!
  • Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim
  • Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon
  • Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon
  • Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon
  • Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon
  • Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon
  • Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon
  • Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon
  • Denim Ribbon
  • Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon
  • Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim
  • Rococo Rose Gathered Ribbon
  • Crushed Curry Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Purple Tricolor Ribbon

5. Embellishment Share $14.00

Includes samples of each of the following new embellishments, packaged in clear stamp case, nicely labelled with all the info you'll need to reorder any trinkets you fall in love with!
  • 2018-2020 In Color Buttons (5)
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers (3)
  • Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments (4)
  • Flower Faceted Gems (6)
  • Sail Away Trinkets (4)
  • Mini Library Clips (4)
  • Bird Ballad Trinkets (4)

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Monday, July 2, 2018

July's Simply Layered Kit to Go

I can't believe that July is already here!  July is a big month for our little family.  My birthday is in a short three days.  Our first wedding anniversary is July 22.  And perhaps most importantly, my little dog, Ole was adopted 4 years ago on July 12!

In other important news, Katina Martinez and I are continuing our kit collaboration project and have another great suite of product and projects to share with you!

This month, we are featuring the Animal Crossing Suite.  This suite is so stinking cute, you are absolutely going to love it!  I have designed a sweet card that we'll make together in the class:



Your kit will include everything you need to complete this card with the exception of the designer series paper, which you will want to order yourself.  My talented friend, Katina, has designed an adorable coordinating layout, please check out her blog for a sneak peek of what's to come.

Three options for purchasing the kit:

1)Tutorials-only: $20

Includes the pdf instructions as well as exclusive videos from Katina and me showing how to put together the projects.


2) Tutorials and project kit: $30 

Include pdf instructions, exclusive instructional videos and everything you need to complete our projects with the exception of the featured stamp set and the 12x12 paper. Available to US residents only.

3) Best Deal: Get tutorial and kit for FREE by placing a $50 order using the host code JFCH7ZSP

We have provided a suggested shopping list below of products you’ll need to complete the projects as we show them, but you are welcome to substitute other products of equal or greater value.   Available to US residents only.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Catalog Launch Party!

Woohoo!  It's a brand new catalog!  Come pick up your beautiful new catalog while I spoil you with make and takes, prizes, treats, coffee and inspiring displays!





Price: $16 or FREE with a minimum order
Let's fill up the crafty room this month! Bring a friend and each of you get to pick out 5 FREE cards from my card rack!
Can't wait to craft with you!
What to bring:
  • - Scissors
  • - Adhesive Runner
  • - Glue Dots
  • - Dimensionals
  • - Tombow Monoadhesive Glue
*Adhesives are available for purchase in class

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Announcing Simply Layered Kits by Katina & Carrie

I’m super excited to announce a new collaborative project I’m embarking on with my talented friend, Katina Martinez, of Loving Life’s Little Blessings.

We are launching a new product we’re calling Simply Layered Kits.  Our Simply Layered Kits will launch monthly and include a 2-page 12x12 scrapbooking layout as well as sweet card.  Each month, we’ll be featuring a different suite or bundle from the Stampin’ Up Catalog to help you create beautiful, clean and fresh layouts and cards.

I’d excited to show you a sneak peek of the card we’ll be including in the kit. 



You can see that it features simple layers to create a beautiful and fresh look.  Please visit Katina's website to view the 12x12 layout.



This month we are showcasing the “Share What You Love” Suite in the new Annual Catalog.  It is absolutely stunning and you’re going to love getting your hands on these fun products.  You can check out the full the full range of the suite on pages 176-178 of the catalog or on my online shop.  

Three options for purchasing the kit:


1)Tutorials-only: $20

Includes the pdf instructions as well as exclusive videos from Katina and me showing how to put together the projects.

2) Tutorials and project kit: $30 

Include pdf instructions, exclusive instructional videos and everything you need to complete our projects with the exception of the featured stamp set and the 12x12 paper. Available to US residents only.

3) Best Deal: Get tutorial and kit for FREE by placing a $50 order using the host code SA364YMR

We have provided a suggested shopping list below of products you’ll need to complete the projects as we show them, but you are welcome to substitute other products of equal or greater value.   Available to US residents only.

You can shop with either Katina or myself to get the kits, if you’ve shopped with me before, please use my hostess code, if you usually shop with Katina, please use her hostess code and if you’re brand new to both of us, then just pick whichever code you like - we’re collaborating and are excited to be helping each other out.

To view the 12x12 layout designed by Katina, please visit her blog post.