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"Creating a Life that reflects my Dreams...Living a Life that Defines my Purpose.."
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I am back and do not have the words gathered to recap the past week. From start to finish, it was filled with moments, memories, tears, joy, pain, love, prayers and creativity..oh and food, lots of homemade yummy food. I... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Homegrown Hospitality
Great news as I head off to the Homegrown & Handmade line is now available at Please be sure to check with your local scrapbook stores too as all order are now shipping and arriving daily. yay. Next... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Homegrown Hospitality
Once again, there is alot on my plate but it is all in preparation for a big faith filled casserole. What that really means is that everything I am reading, preparing, creating and working on is all connected in one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
For the past several years, I have had a yearning to do something. You know, really DO SOMETHING. Something that is meaningful, that has purpose, that changes the world. Okay, maybe not the world, but maybe the world to someone...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Our summer is 99% finished here, boo. School starts on Thursday and then we are back to our normal. I am a little sad that "summer" is going to be over but I am looking forward to the fall (yes,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Farewell to you Summer of 2014. You will be missed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
When you put yourself out there, when you share from the heart, when you take a leap of faith, when share your art, your feelings, your commentary, your gifts, etc. there is always going to be a chance that someone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Again, my creativity and faith have collided and I am so into this, which is probably obvious by my excessive posting on Facebook and Instagram. Not going to apologize though because it is all good. It has also changed the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
It happened sometime on Thursday. I was just minding my own business doing what I was supposed to be doing by taking just a little time out to play with dies cuts and watercolors when somehow, not sure how, well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
bag of microwave popcorn. (you thought I was going to say box of chocolates, didn't ya?) WARNING: THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY RANDOM POST. I HAVE TYPED AND RETYPED IT SEVERAL TIMES SO I AM JUST GOING TO... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I taught a class at the Sizzix headquarters yesterday and it was a great day. Thank you so much to everyone that came from near and far to create with me. The ladies & Scott did an awesome job creating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I will pick up again Monday with the Sizzix recap but today, just a little art from art with a quote that was in my inbox this morning. “To put the world right in order, we must first put the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I set out for a walk early Monday morning and was prompted to run, so I did. As I was running down the back path at the edge of the canyon I saw a stick in the shape as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Today I am taking a break from the Sizzix stuff to share something a little different. In my year long 52 Pick{ME}Up class, at the beginning of each week I send out a word and a little random "blah blah... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I have seen a ton of embellishments, project life cards and stamps with the "hello" theme this year so I have been a little anxious and excited the past 9 months knowing there was another hello about to roll into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Yesterday I showed you that I created foam alphabet stamps using the Fresh Blossoms Alphabet. I also did the same thing using the Hearts #4 Bigz Die and created a stamp that I used with DecoArt Acrylic paint on another... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am going to do my best at sharing specifics about the release but THE LAST THING I WANT THIS BLOG TO BE is a place where all I do is push my stuff. I know I can't please all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
It was a WHIRLWIND July, I am home sweet home and have so much to tell and share that I just do not know where to start. THANK YOU ALL for your kind comments, congratulations (and patience) on the Sizzix... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
It is now official. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Natalie Paige Ellison/Sizzix 949-598-8822, ext. 125 Crafts Leader Sizzix Announces Partnership with Stephanie Ackerman to Create DIY Product Line Newest Sizzix licensed designer to showcase collection at Paper Arts Show... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am headed to Atlanta today for the Paper Arts Show and as of tomorrow, the whole line will be revealed. If you come back here tomorrow it will all be right here for you to see (or if you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
The projects I create that I "sorta like" or "don't like" end up being the things that are most popular. The things I create that I "really LOVE" most of the time just get a "thumbs up" maybe a second... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I have lost track of what I have shown you and what I haven't and I don't want to get in trouble sooo, here is the most I can share..there are 15 sku's. Some are steel ruled dies that enable... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
..I will be in Atlanta officially releasing the entire line. and while I cant show you the catalog photos, I can tell you that this will be in the booth and shows how you can use the pieces in your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
This past weekend was different than any of my in store workshops because we didn't just stop when the class was "over." It was a retreat therefore we ate, slept, laughed (actually CRACKED up) cried, stayed up late, got up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
We often use the phrase "at the wrong place at the wrong time" but how often do we say "At the right place at the right time? I thought this this several times during my weekend in Utah at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality