Let’s Celebrate Fall

Fall is in full swing here in Colorado and I couldn’t be happier. The colors are changing from green to beautiful shades of orange and red. The temperature is cooler too. It’s that lovely time of year for boots and scarves. 😉 It’s also a time for reflection. How much we have experienced and accomplished and how to end the year on track with our goals. I also like to reflect on the wonderful people in my life that have made the journey that much sweeter with the love and kindness. As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday I think about every person that makes every day brighter with their smiles. I want to help you say thank you in an easy and unique way with handmade paper goods and jewelry. If you’re in the Colorado area I’d love for you to visit me at the Dakota Ridge Craft Fair next week and discover how handmade gifts can say so much.

Here are the details. I hope to see you all then. 🌻

Dakota Ridge Craft Fair

13399 West Coal Mine Avenue

Littleton, CO 80127

Showtimes:

Saturday 10/21/17 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday 10/22/17 10 AM to 4 PM

Planner Paper Clips

Planner clips are such a fun way to personalize your planners, travelers notebooks, and books. I have created a few different kinds for you. I’ve used leather, paper, ribbon, beads, and Pom Poms. You can find these and more in my Etsy shop.

Boho Chic Chunky Charms

I’m not sure if it’s the promise of cooler weather on the horizon and warmer colors soon to make their appearance on the trees but I’m feeling a real Boho Chic Gypsy vibe. It keeps showing up in my chunky charms and I love it!! I hope you all do too. Here are a few of the chunky charms I’ve been working on. They have lots of movement with more chain that usual and lots of beads scattered about to add lots of sparkle from every angle. Do you want to see more? Visit my Etsy shop

Handmade Card = Many Smiles

Who would you give this sweet card to? Your mother? Your sister? Your dear friend? Can you imagine the smile that will light up their face? I can. I think of that every time I make a card. I assemble all the embellishments until I myself smile and then I know it’s done and ready to brighten someone’s day.
Are you ready to fill someone’s day with smiles? I invite you to take a quick trip to my Etsy shop to find handmade cards and so much more.

Card Making Fun

I was cleaning up after the Card Making Workshop this past Friday but got pulled in by all the goodies. I found myself arranging, gluing and tying ribbon. Before I knew it I had pulled together this little beauty. Sometimes when inspiration strikes you gotta make the dishes wait. 😉<< ideo ]

Alice In Wonderland Chunky Charm

Another reason I enjoy making custom charms is my clients expand my thinking when it comes to themes for charms. Recently I shared some pictures of a custom order on Instagram, for example, and soon after received 2 messages of clients who wanted one too. I love how custom orders keep me in touch with what’s trending and help me take more chances.

Upcoming Card Making Workshop

Preparations are underway for my upcoming Card Making Workshop to be held on 7/28/17 in beautiful Littleton, CO. I am so excited to spend an evening with friends making cards and tags. It has been so much fun planning out fun projects we can make. These pictures of just 2 of the projects I've prepared. Visit my FB page for more details.

Custom Orders A Welcome Challenge 

Do you know why I love custom orders? The challenge. As an artist specializing in paper and jewelry I welcome custom orders for the simple reason that they challenge my skills. I love taking my client’s idea and making it come true. Many of my clients are travelers notebook and junk journal user. Making a special chunky charm to complement their travelers notebooks and junk journals is my absolute pleasure. I can match the beads and charms to enhance the beauty of the leather or the paper journals. Here are just a few samples of custom charms. Follow me on Etsy and Instagram to stay on top of what I’m working on. 😉

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Father’s Day Gift Card Holders 

With Father’s Day around the corner I decided to make Father’s Day cards for the special occasion. Then I got to thinking, what dad’s really want is the opportunity to choose the gift themselves. I have absolutely no clue what tool he needs in his workshop, what golf club he prefers for his golf game or what fishing pole he prefers. So the solution is get him a gift card and present it to him in these beautiful handmade gift card holders personalized with some of our guys favorite hobbies. It’s easy and thoughtful and they’ll love it. Here are some pictures and I even added a YouTube video to my 481 Designs channel so you can see more of the details. Want to bring some home for your special guy visit my Etsy shop for all the available gift card holders. 

Happy Birthday Card


Birthdays are a real blessing and should be celebrated with happy cards and yummy cake. Make the next birthday card you send a handmade one to show the recipient they are extra special.

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