Saturday, October 27, 2007

Where I've Been....

I'm in the process of creating 60 tags to exchange at a training session for Fiskars next weekend in San Antonio, Texas. I was invited, with 49 other Fiskateers, to be trained as a Fiskars product demonstrator. I am way excited for my trip and my training! I can't wait to meet all of the wonderfully creative people at Fiskars and from the website. I decided to iris fold my tags since I am one of the few people on Fiskateers who knows the art of iris folding. I'm still debating whether it was a wise idea since I have put hours into creating them. Hopefully they will be appreciated.

The heart was punched with a Sizzix heart punch. The papers are mostly Cloud 9 card stocks (that I didn't fold the edges). The picture was taken while I was in Florida two weekends ago with my hubby.

Our trip to Florida was wonderful! We stayed with BobbiLynn, the site administrator of We had great plans to do lots of crafts but spent most of our time at the beach looking for shells while our men fished. The weather was sunny and warm. It was so hard to come home. I only created one card while I was there - a 3D card with an image from I created this card for a black and white challenge at The purple was behind the card when I scanned it so that the border would show.

I still have plans to work on putting my Simply Folding book on disk. I'll get started on it once I'm done with my training next weekend. If you are interested in the book or CD, please feel free to email me.

Monday, October 8, 2007

RAK Winner!

Thank you so much everyone for your comments on my blog! It really means a lot to me that you've all taken the time to visit. In fact, I'm going to give away 2 books!

Congratulations Monica-FC and Cathy aka cathynurse on! chosen your comments as the winners! I'll be shipping you both your free copies of my new book "Simply Folding."

For those of you not lucky (or random:) ) enough to win today, please remember you can still purchase a copy of my book! I ship oversees as well. In fact, I have two books I'm shipping tomorrow to France and the Netherlands! To order, just email me here.

Please check back often as I plan to post new cards, iris folding tips, and other creative card making techniques in the future. For now, I'm going to mail two free books and go pack for my long awaited trip to Florida! I leave Wednesday and I'll be back next Monday!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

They're Done!!!

Here they are! I am so happy to say that my iris folding book is done!! So here is a picture of my first five books ready to ship.

Here are the patterns included:

• Heart
• Double Heart
• Circle
• Apple
• Football Helmet and Ball
• Baby Rattle
• Birdhouse
• Maple Leaf
• Frames
• House
• School House
• Tudor Home
• Lion
• Giraffe
• Horse
• Eagle
• Labrador Retriever

The book also includes illustrated instructions on how to iris fold so if you've never iris folded but always wanted to try, here is your chance.

Because I am so happy to have these done, I am going to RAK (random act of kindness) one of my samples to someone who comments here before next Monday at 9 am MST. Mind you, the sample is far from perfect because I ran low on ink as I was printing it up. The pictures aren't as sharp, but the patterns are all there and its free! So please leave a comment to enter the drawing and I'll announce the winner Monday.

So how do you order a book if you don't win the RAK? Just click here to email me and we'll make arrangements for payment and shipping. The cost is $10 plus the cost of shipping and the cardboard mailer. I prefer payments by Paypal or US money orders. Also, I'm curious how many people would be interested in a CD instead for $10 that includes everything in the book or possibly a download? I haven't sold downloads before so that would be something new to learn but if there is interest I will gladly look into it.

Oh, and because I am so happy, I am going to post a free pattern. Remember, it is copyrighted, so if you want to share, please share my blog address instead. Thanks again for everyone's support!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sneak Peak!!!

Here is the cover photo for my upcoming iris folding book "Simply Folding." I forgot how much time it takes to make all of the little changes to finish a book. I am so close to being able to say it is done. I hope the long wait hasn't discouraged any of you who are interested. I wondered this past week when I would ever get it done. Lucky for me we had rain on Saturday so my deck building hubby couldn't work. He took the kids to IKEA while I folded and folded and folded!