Monday, September 15, 2014

Pebbles Home for Christmas

"Home for Christmas" is an exciting new holiday release from Pebbles. This collections is filled with Holly Berries, Christmas Goodies, Sweet treats, Peppermints, trees, musical notes, and everything that makes Santa's visit so magical.  This collection has traditional shades of red and green plus new turquoise accents. Images of Candy Cane swirls, Snowflakes, and Gingerbread men add their own magic to every creation. In addition to paper and embellishments, this line also has treat bags, candy cane dots, and a countdown banner. Check out these amazing projects courtesy of Pebbles blog. This line and other great holiday lines are available at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Friday, September 12, 2014

Simple Stories Sweater Weather is Perfect for these wood crafts.

I have a good friend who is also my "craft buddy"-- Heather Hose. Heather is a wonderful mother of 2 boys. She also works very hard at her IT job. It is so fun to get together and craft with her. We love to put together different wood crafts with scrapbook paper. We have made several for different themes representing different times of the year and I love everyone of them. We can sand, paint, glue, cut and sand some more for hours. It is really fun and a huge stress relief at the end of busy weeks. She recently made these adorable Autumn blocks and plaque using Simple Stories "Sweater Weather". She cut the vinyl letters out on her machine and used the paper for the background. I think it is AMAZING. She is so talented. "Sweater Weather" is a really fun fall line. The colors are absolutely perfect for this time of year.  "Sweater Weather" is available now at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline (Thanks for being a great friend Heather :-))

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Carta Bella "Spooky"

Fall is my favorite time of year to craft. The kids go back to school and the holidays are just around the corner. Halloween crafts are especially fun. I am loving all the new stuff that has been coming out from all the manufacturers. Carta Bella's new "Spooky" is no exception. One of my favorite things about this line is that it has a die of Spooky trees and a bat. The die cuts through cardstock and other thin material. These dies can be used over and over again. These dies create some of the cutest cards and layouts that I have ever seen. I think what I like is the dimension that these cut out dies add to cards and layouts. The layering really presents a nice effect. This line and all the other Halloween lines are now available at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline (Cards and Layouts courtesy of Carta Bella Paper)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fancy Pants "True Friends" is perfect for Fall

Fancy Pants has some fun brand new lines coming out. "True Friends" the first of Fancy Pants new fall lines is now available at This line is perfect for your Fall Memory making. ("Oh Deer" (Christmas) will be available on September 24 at There are quite a few unique embellishments with this line. The fall trees are absolutely darling. The colors and patterns bring back memories of my childhood. So fun. Check it out today!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Friday, September 5, 2014

American Crafts Haunted Hollow

We showed you are fun cabinet in our entry way at (I am going say again WE LOVE IT). It has made us so excited for Halloween that we are all coming up with ideas on how to use the products.  Haunted Hollow from American Crafts is now available at It has some really fun paper and embellishments, but I have an idea for one of the products. I love potion and apothecary bottles, and I think that the stickers from this collection would be perfect for these bottles.  I can't wait to try them out.  Check out all the new Halloween stuff at today!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Halloween Lobby and Shelf at

Halloween products are here and available at!!! We were so excited for them that we re-decorated our lobby to show off all the new cool stuff from My Mind's Eye Frightful, Authentique Spirited, Doodlebug Ghouls and Goodies, Simple Stories Frankie and Friends, and American Crafts Haunted Hollow. WE LOVE IT!!! The shelf was so fun and we added some washi tape (trick or treat and the candy washi) from Doodlebug that really makes it pop. The wood blocks are covered in Simple Stories Frankie and Friends. There is also a ton of embellishments to make cards and layouts pop. The framed art from My Mind's Eye Frightful is really fun too. We added washi tape to inexpensive dollar store frames to give the pictures our own unique look.  Just so you know the crow finishes it off nicely. That thing looked so real that it kept freaking me out. Let me know if you love it as much as we do!!! Happy Crafting Jacqueline.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coming Together for the Joy of Scrapbooking

Hobbyists of all sorts enjoy congregating to socialize and share the stories and admire each other’s work. Scrapbookers are no exception. Early this year in South Maryland, though the number of participants wasn’t remarkable, thirteen women participated in a potluck scrapbooking event to socialize and compare notes.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doodlebug Ghouls and Goodies

August in Utah this year has been really nice. Usually we have really HOT weather. This August has been Thunderstorms at night and a little on the cool side. It has been very enjoyable. I have absolutely loved the weather.

Now that the kids are back in school and I feel like I have bought every school supply on the planet they put out Halloween decorations. YAY!!! I know that I have mentioned it before, but I LOVE Halloween!!! I am so excited this year. I have been pinning stuff on Pinterest and the new scrapbook papers that are coming out are so cute!!!

Doodlebug's new line "Ghouls and Goodies" is no exception. This line follows Doodlebug's color palette and they have done an amazing job. The enamel shapes in this line are so fun. They have glitter in them, so they make your layouts sparkle.  Their paper is some of my favorite. I love my wood crafts that use their paper.
"Ghouls and Goodies" is available at

To make our everyday deals even better we are is offering a Labor Day Sale. Use the code LABORDAY now through Monday at checkout to get 10% off your purchase. This makes everything on 35% to 90% off. That is a steal!!! Happy Crafting!!!! Jacqueline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting into the Art of Scrapbooking

While everyone now owns a smartphone, tablet, or a digital camera, and there are lots of free online photo storage sites—not to mention, photo-focused social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram—nothing beats holding the actual photographs in your hands.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEW Authentique "Spirited" and "Grateful"

The kids go back to school and the mornings start getting colder.  Fall is definitely in the air. It is a good thing that we have the holidays to look forward to, otherwise, I would be really sad to leave summer. Authentique has 2 brand new lines. "Spirited" is an awesome Halloween line. "Grateful" is a really fun fall line. Some of the things that I like about Authentique is their paper. It is a nice, heavy textured paper, perfect for scrapbooking or cards. The stickers layer really nice with pop dots to give your cards a level of dimension. Stick on some mini jewels or sprinkles and you have a card that can't be beat. Check out Authentique today at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline