Coffee ATCs & Stamp Show Ticket Giveaway!

Edit: the 6 tickets have been awarded for the Heirloom Stamp Show, thanks for playing! Discount presale tickets are still available if you are going and want to save a few bucks. I hope to see you there!

Hi friends! I am delighted again this year to be able to give away tickets to the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show & Paper Arts Festival happening in West Springfield MA May 31-June 1st. My only requirement is that I want to give the tickets to people who will use them so the first 6 people to leave a comment saying “I am definitely going to the Heirloom Show in MA and would love a ticket!” will get one.  So if you are going and want a tick comment now before reading the rest of the post so you don’t miss out! If you do want to go but missed the giveaway you can still preorder tickets at a discounted rate or sign up for classes on the Heirloom Productions website through May 28th. I’m not teaching this year, I am going to play and shop! I hope to see you there! Stamp shows are so much fun! I always meet good people and see interesting products that you don’t see in stores or online. I love the demos and being around energetic, creative people! Every year the folks at Heirloom have an Artist Trading Card contest and I always submit one. This year I made extra to trade! The theme is coffee:


These were a lot of fun to make! I’m a coffee drinker (I bet you couldn’t tell!) and I have collected quite a few coffee themed rubber stamps over the years! Many were too big for ATCs which must be 2 1/2″x3 1/2″ but that demure size had me stretch my creativity and it was fun! Watch the video to see how I made these and if you go to the Heirloom show and make ATCs find me so we can trade!

Stamps *If ordering from one of these awesome small companies please let them know where you heard about their products! Thanks:)

Other Supplies (affiliate links used)

Remember, the first 6 people to comment telling me that they are going to the show and want tickets will get them. After that, you can purchase advance discount tickets on the Heirloom Productions website through the 28th OR pay admission at the door (it’s cheaper to buy tickets ahead of time.) I am doing it this way instead of a random draw so that I can get the winners names to Heirloom soon and people won’t have to wait around for a name to be drawn and miss out ordering online. I hope that all makes sense LOL! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

What’s a Pocket Letter?

Hi friends! Viewers have been asking me about pocket letters for a while now. The Pocket Letter trend was founded by Janette Lane as a way to send goodies and notes to current or new pen pals. The notes and goodies are housed in baseball card page protectors. There are swap groups you can join too and the movement is worldwide. I started out having no idea what I was doing but finished with a project I was happy with:


It feels like a cross between cardmaking and project life and artist trading cards. Best of all it is a social craft, you make, swap and collect them. It is easy to store the letters you receive too because they will fit in a standard binder!


I tried out the new Pocket Pen Pal dies from Scor-Pal and they made the process of creating the pocket letter quick and easy. You can save 10% on these dies with coupon code: frugal10 Watch the video to see the entire process.



1. Die Cut all dies in the Pocket Pen Pal series from cardstock.
2. Trim out tags and decorations for pattern paper.
3. Gather supplies and goodies to share.
4. Assemble the crafty goodness and slide them into the page protectors

I hope you give this craft a try! I want to thank Scor-Pal for sponsoring this post, use the code frugal10 to save 10% on the Pocket Pen Pal dies and accessories! They are wonderful for artist trading cards, gift card presentation and cardmaking too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!