Hi, friends! I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, had a lovely day yesterday with family and lots of delicious food. It looks like I have been living under a rock. I haven’t made a card in a long time, but better times are coming. 🙂

December will be a month full of festivities. First up will be the birth of my dear cousin’s first baby boy. I’m so excited! My two cousins always have been like sisters to me (I’m an only child!) so I’m just stoked to welcome this little baby boy to our family. Next up is Christmas and New Year and that means cozy and festive times with family. My exams are also coming up so I’m in full preparation.

November and December are also the best times to save money in your favorite shops. That’s why I’m here today! I’m going to share sales and coupons from my favorite online shops. Get ready to do some shopping! 🙂

Ellen Hutson

Use coupon code celebration17 and save 20% on your order. Sale ends on 11/21/2017 at 11:59 PST. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Winnie & Walter

Use coupon code WWBLACKFRIDAY to save 15% on your order. Spend $35 and receive a free stamp set. Receive free digital elements and cut files when you buy the coordinating stamp set. Sale ends on November 27. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Heffy Doodle

Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to save 10% on your order and receive free worldwide shipping. Sale ends on November 28. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Sunny Studio Stamps

Orders over $25 are shipped for free (within USA) and all orders will receive a free Color Word Die. Plus 15% of sales will be donated to “Convoy of Hope”. Such a thoughtful promo! Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Hallmark Scrapbook

Lots of good sales. Save 30-70% off selected items. Start shopping by clicking HERE.

Simon Says Stamp

Use coupon code SWDE524 for 15% off your order. Or take $5 off any order of $5 or more with the code TAKEFIVE. Start shopping by clicking HERE.


Happy shopping! 🙂 I’ll be back very soon. Thanks for your support. Big hugs.

Happy Sunday, friends! How are you doing? Fall is finally here in Belgium. The temperatures have gone down a lot and it’s getting so much colder. Eep! I honestly love fall. It’s my favorite season – the colors are so pretty and sweater weather is simply fun. 🙂

The past couple of weeks have been crazy! I’ve been working like a mad woman. College is keeping me so busy. There are lots of assignments to do and I’ve also been preparing for an internship. Truth to be told, I miss making cards and videos but working (almost) non-stop has become a habit, lol. In 8 months from now, I’ll be graduated from college and I’ll officially be a teacher. How cool is that? However, since I’ve been working so hard I’m actually ahead on some things so that means I can make some new cards in the upcoming days. Yay! 🙂 I can definitely use some much needed craft therapy.

So, I’ll see you very soon with a new card and video. Thanks for your support! Big hugs. Xo

Happy Monday, friends! Remember I asked you for paper trimmer recommendations last week? Well, after reading your comments and doing a lot of research, I found the perfect tool. 🙂 Want to find out which paper cutter I’m talking about? Make sure to watch the video below and read my blog post for a quick summary.

Lots of crafty people have been recommending the Tonic Guillotine 12 Inch Paper Cutter ( EH | TNC | SSS | AMZUS )! I decided to contact Tonic and let them know I would love to try out the tool and post a review to share my thoughts. They were happy to send me the machine in return for a demo video. So, a big shout out and thank you goes out to Tonic Studios for their generosity and kindness. 🙂 That being said, keep in mind this review is 100% honest. I would never ever share products on my blog that I don’t like!

The trimmer I’m talking about is the Tonic Guillotine 12 Inch. Many card makers have been using it for years (including my card making muse Kristina Werner – she’s the reason I got into card making 8 years ago, lol!). The detachable measuring bar makes it easy to cut paper up to 12 inch/31 cm. This makes this paper cutter perfect for all paper crafters out there including scrapbookers and of course… CARD MAKERS!

I covered a lot of information in my video, so here’s a quick summary to refer to whenever you’re in doubt. 🙂

  • At first this trimmer seemed big and heavy to me! However, it’s not. You can store the measuring bar and even the Kushgrip comfort handle under the base. This makes the tool compact, portable and lightweight.
  • Say goodbye to fuzzy edges! The Guillotine machine gives you a clean, crisp and fine cut every single time.
  • The blade is self-sharpening so there’s no need to switch blades. That way you actually save money over the months and years!
  • Remember to press down the safety guard/finger guards when cutting. That way you can hold the paper in place easily.
  • The half inch markings and measuring bar on the top, middle and bottom of the trimmer make it fast and easy to cut paper to your desired size.

That’s it for now! Thanks for watching my video. I’ll be back soon with new card making videos. Next Saturday, actually! See you then. Xo


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