Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What a Wonderful Mess!

This is why you have not seen a new project posted to the blog in a week...
I had to prep for a craft retreat the first weekend of March, and when I came back I had to prep kits for a set of charity workshops. This is one of the sets of paper we had to cut. And by we, I mean my husband and I. He was such a big help, but he said he had no idea why I thought paper crafting was fun! {giggle} I had no idea I would so grossly underestimate the amount of time it would take to cut all that paper!!!  
The studio looks like we've been burgled by criminals who like to throw paper everywhere! The main floor of my house looks like vagrants have lived here for a year! (I did get the main floor all clean and tidy yesterday! But the studio still looks like a whirlwind passed through it...twice.) 
This is the second kit being assembled. I had to have my son bring in an extra table! There are boxes and such stashed in other rooms of the house, and the dust left behind from cutting paper and chipboard is legion! I always blame all the dust on the climate and the construction down the street...but I am thinking that...it's all this paper! Scary thought! 
But the kits are finished, full-color directions are written and printed. I had the GREAT pleasure of teaching 11 ladies on Saturday. It was a small group, but I loved every minute of it!

More kits are ready to go out the door for mail order. I am also working to teach both projects at some local events and retreats, with the money all going to charity. I am exhausted, but feel great being able to teach other crafters, and I am overjoyed to be able to bless the charity with some extra funds!

The Craft-all-Day event on Saturday grossed over $12,000 for the charity, Bread of Life Rescue Mission! My tiny part in that makes my heart so happy!  

Watch the blog as I will be updating the charity kit and workshop tab so you can see how to purchase kits or attend future workshops, and see which charities I will be helping!


For now, I need to clean up this horrible, wonderful, colossal mess! I really want to do a studio tour, which is way overdue, but....no one wants to see a tour of this!! {grin}

For those of you looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop, click HERE to start the hop. I am sitting out this month. Below is the lovely ribbon club assortment for March. I will have a project using the ribbons posted on the 22nd!

Have a great week! See you soon with some new projects!   


  1. Love your craft room and the card is beautiful!!

  2. I love the studio tour when its messy. I feel great and in great company when I see a fellow designer who has a real working studio. Bravo!!

  3. Loved hearing about your busy crafting life and seeing the craft room visuals. I'm in awe of what you have done and are continuing to do. The projects above are so lovely. Yay for Graphic 45.

  4. What a wonderful way to support charities. Your work is stunning!

  5. Will you be selling any of the Vintage Hollywood Turorial/Kits? My daughter and I have been attending The Pantages Theater for three seasons now and I'd love to print some of my wonderful shots of the Pantages.

    1. TinaC, yes the kits are for sale. Click here: http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/p/charity-workshops.html