Lots of changes are going on behind the scenes for a super exciting 2016!
   Feel free to look around at past content.

Give Refugee Moms Midwifery Care!

She is the midwife I used with Madeline. Please show her some love and support as 
she makes this selfless journey helping other women. 

She's working through an organization called Midwife Pilgrim (http://www.midwifepilgrim.org/current-projects.html). 

Please share! THANKS!-Jess


The Big Reveal!!

The Big Reveal!!

I am BEYOND excited to announce that It Works has a 
Holiday Set of Essential Oils!!!!!!!! 

It Works is bringing the BOOM with our **NEW** 
product line of ESSENTIAL OILS!!!

 Essential oils have been used in many of our products for 
years and now they've decided to take things 

This is so EXCITING!!!!! 

I'd be happy to talk to you personally about how these can benefit your family like they have mine!!!!!  

(615) 439-0745. Let's set up a time to talk!!!!!

Pocket Letters, Pocket Letters and More Pocket Letters

Now that these letters have been received I will share. :)







Crafty Goodness for June 2-6 and an OMG!

OH MY GOSH!!!!  I just realized none of my posts has been auto posting the whole entire month of June!! When I went to pick the winner(s) of the Pocket Letters Giveaway I realized there was nothing, nada, not one single entry and now I know why!! YIKES!

So with that being said, here is the post that should have posted on June 6th. Everyone that comments will be entered into the drawing and winner(s) will be announced Saturday, July 4th!

Thanks for looking!

From June 6...

Okay, okay so I am a little behind in my daily crafty posts.
There were 101 things happening all at once and then I was under the weather for a bit.

Here are short versions of what would have been the daily posts for June 2-6. If you comment I will give you 5 entries (to make up for the daily posts being absent).

Let's get started.

June 2
On Saturday, we had a professional Rosary maker come in and teach us the art of making Rosaries. Here are the two that I made. I am 100% addicted to making these. OMGOODNESS so much fun!

I rarely talk politics or religion on here so I will keep this short and sweet. If you would like to have a handmade rosary from me, I would be thrilled to send you one. All of them will be blessed before being sent out. Just send me an email with your contact information and I will send one your way. I will include a simple guide to teach you how to pray the rosary if you do not have experience in doing so.

June 3
Pocket Letter - Dog Theme

June 4
Pocket Letter -  4th of July Theme
(poor lighting, sorry)

June 5
Pocket Letter - Summer Theme

June 6
Pocket Letter - Birthday Theme

Stampin' Up Clearance Rack

Come see all the new items in the Clearance Rack.
These are all discontinued items and are only available in the Online Store!
Happy Shopping!


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my 41st birthday! 

In celebration I am giving surprises to all of you! 
I will be posting every day in June something crafty. 

If you comment I will enter you in a random weekly drawing for a Pocket Letter from me. 
Each comment (limit one daily) will be an entry. The themes will all be different based on what I feel like creating. I will mail out a total of 5 Pocket Letters ( 4 + 1 = 5). If I had the time I would love to send 41 Pocket Letters. :)

Let the fun begin!

New Postage Rates

Just a friendly blurb to remind everyone that rates change today.
This year, the United States Postal Service was delayed in its updates, but it recently announced that new rates and service changes will take effect on May 31, 2015.


First class letter stamp$0.49$0.49
First class letter metered$0.48$0.485
Additional ounces for first-class letters$0.21$0.22
First class postcard$0.34$0.35
Int'l. first class letter stamp$1.15$1.20
Int'l first-class postcard$1.15$1.20
Domestic Priority MailVariesNo changes
International Priority MailVariesAvg. 5.5% increase
First class flat (up to 1oz)$0.98$0.98
Additional ounces for first-class flats$0.21$0.22
First class packageVariesAvg. 5.1% increase


Have a very happy and relaxing Sunday!

Happy Wednesday

Guess what? 
Another Pocket Letter! 
Obviously this one is "Owl" themed. 

Pocket 1 My about me letter
Pocket 2 Washi Tape
Pocket 3 Candy
Pocket 4 Stamped images and an owl stamp
Pocket 5 Sequins
Pocket 6 Clear Rhinstones
Pocket 7 Diecuts
Pocket 8 Owl stickers
Pocket 9 Owl Paperclip Kit
The side has washi tape, some pom pom ribbon and an adorable owl pin.

I had so much fun creating this page. I enjoyed it so much that I made a duplicate one. 
So, leave a comment and using True Random Number Generator I will choose the lucky receiver on Friday, May 22nd to send this to. 


Thanks for looking.

Another Pocket Letters™

Yes, I made another Pocket Letters™ . I told you they were addictive! 

The theme of this one is "QUOTES". Which as we all know is one of my favorite things! I used some Basic Grey scrapbook papers, and miscellaneous quotes that I had saved on my Pinterest board.

Each Pocket Letter I do includes a "kit". This one has everything needed to make a few of those owl clips. 

Thanks for looking.

My First Pocket Letter

Hello everyone! I am back and ready to start crafting again. Welcoming a new baby in February, getting back from Maternity Leave to the business I own and just getting into a new groove has been 
challenging. Whew! My how time flies. :)

I have lots of upcoming Pocket Letters and planner goodness to share. Multi week posts will be coming!!

This weekend I made my first Pocket Letter.  What is a Pocket Letter you say? Well head on over to Janette's blog and she can tell you all about them! 

The theme was "Hearts". This was so much fun to make. I will have a YouTube video up soon to show how I made my second one. Wanna see what it looks like? Head back over tomorrow and see a sneak peek of photos. 

Hope everyone is well. I have missed you all. Tell me what you think about my VERY FIRST Pocket Letter. Please be kind :)

Here is the Pocket Letter open. 
Each pocket starting at the top, left to right - 
Pocket 1 is stuffed with stickers
Pocket 2 is full of these fun bling rhinestones
Pocket 3 is filled with die cute to make 2 pink and 2 black bows (I saw Serena Bee on YouTube do this and thought it was a fabulous idea. I hope to incorporate different "kits" with each PL.)
Pocket 4 has a fun tassle, a huge heart brad, piece of flair and some delicious tea
Pocket 5 ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon
Pocket 6 some heart shaped and round buttons
Pocket 7 heart die cuts in all shapes and sizes
Pocket 8 confetti, bling  - not sure what to really call this pocket of yummy goodness
Pocket 9 a little letter that tells a little bit about me

I wrapped it in a huge pink heart doily, a lollipop, my info card and some coordinating ribbons.

I really hope this brings a smile to the receiver.

Pinterest Challenge #3

I have been challenged by a crafty friend to post at least once a month:

Choose a Pinterest craft of any kind that interest me, attempt it, and share my version/outcome.

This kind of makes me giggle as many of you know my history with Pinterest crafts has been less than stellar, but for her I shall attempt her challenge.

I am a wee bit late in posting my March Challenge. As you can see COMPLETE EPIC FAIL! My smoothie is nowhere near as pretty. Thankfully it did taste good!

Come back next month for Challenge #3!

Coming Soon! Bloody Valentine

Stay tuned for the upcoming 2015 Bloody Valentine Blog Hop.
So get ready!!
Cannot wait to see what these amazing artists have in store for this year.

Pinterest Challenge #1

Earlier this week I posted about a challenge I was presented with- choose a Pinterest DIY project and recreate. (I honestly think she was being funny when she challenged me, as I have had more FAIL Pinterest projects than I have had positive results. I am a terrible "copy-cat creator, LOL.)

Here is my inspiration photo. I am tackling an "old" project that has been done for at least the last decade.

Here is my version with a Valentine Day twist.
No judging, just enjoy. :)

I decided to not wrap the pens in green floral tape. I like the red and black pens with the flower tops.

So, go, choose a Pinterest project of your own and share. Don't be a scary cat.

Come back next month for Pinterest Challenge #2!

Swaps, Swaps, and More Swaps

On a roll this week posting some swaps that have been sent out and should have been received by their recipients.

Elfin ATC 
Items used:
  • Smeared Ink Stamp Set Winged Things
  • Prisma Colored Pencils 
  • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • Tsukineko Memento Inkpad in Tuxedo Black
  • Viva Decor Inka Gold in Gold
  • Stampin' UP Cardstock in Very Vanilla

Seahorse ATC
Items used:
  • Smeared Ink Stamp Set The Abyss
  • Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist in Fully Purple,  Periwinkle Bouquet, Denim Blue
  • Tsukineko Memento Inkpad in Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin' UP Whisper White Cardstock
  • Miscellaneous White Tulle

Brown Paperbag Album 
Items used:
  • Delta Soy Paint in Pink Carnation, Pink Hibiscus, White Onion
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Pen in Black
  • The Paper Studio Spring Stack pattern paper
  • Miscellaneous brown paper bags, pink grosgrain ribbon, bubble wrap

SHE Postcard
Items used:
  • Soy Paint in Sunflower, Black Onyx
  • Brave Girls Image
  • Miscellaneous chipboard, gold paint (Folk Art?), Charcoal Pencil, White Pencil

STATE-ment Tag
Items used:

Most miscellaneous item were used.

  • Shipping Tag, White Crinkle Ribbon, Orange Tulle, Tennessee shape cut from acrylic
  • 3 Birds Paper Flowers
  • Stampin' UP Flat Back Pearls
  • Soy Paint in Tangerine and White Onion
  • Tim Holt Stencil #THS003 Rays

Rolodex Card Swap

More photos of another swap that I completed. I received several personal messages asking why I stopped listing the supplies I used. I simple have not had the time to sit and do a full write up. Now that I know some you really like that I do, I will start listing my supplies again.

Swap Name: Rolodex Card Swap

Items Used:

  • Unity Stamp #WIB-417 Frosty MorningsBlank Rolodex Card purchased at Office Max
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic Paint - Folk Art #509 Sunny Yellow, Craft Essentials #72438 Pink Blast, Anita's #11045 Violet
  • Tim Holtz Stencil #THS018 Doily
  • Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste
  • Shimmer Spray in Cotton Candy
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Pink
  • Stampin' UP Cardstock Naturals Ivory
  • Memento Inkpad in Tuxedo Black
  • Color Box Chalk Ink in Pink Pastel
  • Stampin' Write Marker in Basic Black
  • Miscelleanous Colored Pencils with Gamasol, Silk Flowers (Prima maybe?), Pop Dots, Pink/Coral Cardstock

Earth, Wind, and Fire ATC's

I absolutely love this stamp set from Smeared Ink called Elementals (from 2013 I believe). 
It fits perfect for an ATC Swap I was in called Earth, Wind, Fire.

I tried a couple different techniques for the skin tones using a mix of topics, watercolors, and Wink of Stella pens. I just kept layering them until I received the intricate mix of non-perfection I was looking to receive. 

Hope my partners like them!

Pinterest Craft Challenge 2015

I have been challenged by a crafty friend to post at least once a month:

Choose a Pinterest craft of any kind that interest me, attempt it, and share my version/outcome.

This kind of makes me giggle as many of you know my history with Pinterest crafts have been less than stellar, but for her I shall attempt her challenge.

Stay tuned for the first Pinterest Craft Challenge in the next few days!!

Wrapping Up 2014 - Miscellaneous Swap Photos

I have been a bit behind in posting anything. Nothing like getting ready for a new baby to arrive to slow things down.

Here are some swaps that I have completed and thought I would share.
Sorry the photos are so small. I gave up on sizing them.