a blog about my handmade cards and paper-crafts

Depeche Mode inspired

Remodeled Craft Studio!

Remodeled Craft Studio!

TweetHi guys! Things have been a bit crazy these last few months because of the remodel. I sold or gave away my old furniture; refreshed a few pieces I kept; and redesigned the room to look more aesthetically pleasing. It took a lot of careful […]

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Depeche Mode LED Lamp

Depeche Mode LED Lamp

TweetToday, I’m featuring a very talented local (Portland, OR) artist’s work. I stumbled upon the Ardent Iron Works PDX Facebook page a few months ago and got in touch with Joel, the creative genius behind the name. I was drawn to his industrial lamps and when […]

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Dark Fleur-de-Lis Card

Dark Fleur-de-Lis Card

TweetToday’s card is a special fleur-de-lis card I made about three years ago, but forgot to blog it. This was made with my Cricut Expression machine by cutting two of the same swoopy square shape; scoring the top of the back/inside of the card; and […]

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My First Two Airbrushed Cards

My First Two Airbrushed Cards

Tweet  I’m so happy to announce I’m now Certified by Copic! I hold the Standard and the Intermediate Copic Papercrafting Certifications, the only two offered by Copic. Last week I completed all my training and was certified to demonstrate, teach or just use the techniques […]

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Happy Birthday Stacy!

Happy Birthday Stacy!

TweetToday is the One and Only Stacy L‘s birthday! Stacy and I became instant friends a little over nine (!) years ago when we met through the Depeche Mode message boards. We’ve had many fun adventures together, including meeting Depeche Mode backstage. Yeah, I had […]

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Depeche Mode Stationery

Depeche Mode Stationery

Tweet I should have called this blog post “Random Acts of Depecheness.” 😉 Here’s where the story all began. I bought my Cricut Expression machine in 2008 and watched as Provo Crafts released newer, potentially better versions of the machine over the last six years. […]

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Mixed Media Canvas Wall Art

Mixed Media Canvas Wall Art

Tweet Do you have friends who would walk through fire and do anything for you? Do you have friends who are there for your saddest, darkest moments as well as partake in moments of your unbridled joy? I’m so blessed to have friends like these […]

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Friends of the Universe

TweetA few years ago, I made some cards that resembled the cover of the current Depeche Mode album “Songs of the Universe” for my friends. I had a few left over, so for Christmas 2011 I added gems to them and sent them as Christmas […]

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So in Love

TweetOne year ago today, my boyfriend (now my husband) completely took me by surprise and proposed to me on stage at Real Estate BarCamp in Nashville, TN! We were part of a panel of REALTORS® answering questions from our dear friend Brian Copeland about how […]

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