More of my favorite craft tools…..

Ok, this has been a long time coming.  There has been so much going on but I’m finally getting this post up. Another of my favorite tools are ‘dies’…they come in many forms and brands.  Some are very simple and other are very intricate. For anyone that does not know what a die is (in relation to paper crafting) they are used to cut various different shapes and they come if a few different forms; here are a few. The {Read More}

Favorite Craft tools…

Lately I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite crafting tools, products and accessories.  These would be things that I would not want to be without in my craft room.  I’d love to share my favorite things over the next few posts.  So, one of my favorite crafting tools are embossing folders.  I have tons of embossing folders, I haven’t really taken a count but one day I’ll have to inventory what I have.  I’ll probably be shocked of the {Read More}

Pop it up! Pop it up! Pop it up!…Money saving dimensional pop up tip

Yesterday while playing around in my craft room I stumbled upon a great craft tip.  I had used most of my sticky foam dimensional tape and thought I need go to the craft store to stock up for my future projects.   Suddenly a thought came to me to try something else…but I didn’t have any to try.  So, today on my way home I stopped by the craft store and instead of purchasing the roll of sticky foam tape, I {Read More}

MIA–But finding my way back…

Yes, I’ve been missing in action the past few months. Sorry I’ve been away for so long.   Where do I start, life throws so many turns and curves.  I can’t even tell you all the changes that have occurred,  but primarily my work have been the biggest distraction of my blogging life.  My company was acquired by a new bigger company.  So much has changed, lots for the better but it’s really a lot to get used to also.  {Read More}

Card Share Palooza!!

Hi all, I hope your summer  is going well.   We have had gorgeous weather in these parts lately except for a couple days of near  100 degree weather.  Well today I got some time in my craft room, so it was a good day.  Here are the cards I made today, I’ll share those first, then I ‘ll share a few I made in the recent past.  Also, if you want you can check out my YouTube video for {Read More}

What I’ve been up to lately…

It has been so far and few between with my blogging here lately. Sorry for  the absence.  However I have been crafting and sewing lately but not as much as I’d like.  Some of my latest paper-crafting projects have been for family & close friends.  So, here are a few photos of my most recent projects.  This card was commissioned by a husband for he & his wife’s 25th wedding anniversary,   Here is the box I made for the {Read More}

My First Scrapbook Page

This is my first actual scrapbook page layout.  I was rummaging through some really old pictures and found these of my son’s first day of school for the 1st grade.  He is now 33 so this was really a long time ago.  I’m going to find all his school pictures up through college and scrap a few of them in chronological order.  This was fun to do so I’m looking forward to doing this series and much more.  If yo. {Read More}

Just Catching Up…

It certainly has been awhile.  So, 2014 is well underway and I hope you all are doing well as the year is progressing.   I have been quite busy with a little crafting on the side.  So, I thought I’d pop in to post and just catch up with you all.  I have a niece who just had a baby boy and I did a really cute Baby Boy Mini album.  It was so much fun to make and I thought {Read More}

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope you achieve everything you desire and deserve.  Wishing you good Health & Happiness throughout this new year.  Last but not least…wishing you a year full of creative fun! I’ll be back with more later. Omega

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas.  Hope your day is filled with Joy, Peace & Love, remembering the love God gave us through his son Jesus…Our Greatest Gift.  

My 2013 Christmas Cards…

Before I get started I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed, Healthy & Happy New Year!  I haven’t posted nearly as much as I’d like to this year but I hope to do much better next year with a variety of craft projects.  So, I’ll end this year sharing the Christmas Cards I made, I wanted a variety of cards so these are what I made this year.               {Read More}

Organizer/Planner Decisions, Franklin Covey vs. Erin Condren…

Yes, it’s true  I’ve been missing in action but I’ve got something good to share with you guys.  I just recently had surgery on my foot so I’m in recuperation mode and I can’t wait to literally be back on my feet.   So, recently I’ve been on a quest to get my home, mind and craft life all organized.  Sometimes it hard to do with so much on your mind, something will inevitability fall through the cracks.  While in my {Read More}

Birthday Mini Album…

This post will be very picture heavy.  I know it’s been awhile since I last posted.  It’s been a pretty busy summer.  Spending time with family is one of the biggest joys of my life, so it’s been lots of family time just enjoying the summer.  However I have gotten a little crafting done and I wanted to share my latest project that I made for my son’s birthday.  He turned 33 and he is the greatest joy of my life.  {Read More}

My First Guest Host Appearance….

Hi crafty friends.  I’m so excited to share with you my first guest host video appearance on  This is an awesome site of very talented crafters and craft educators in various areas of crafting such as mixed media, polymer clay, art, sewing & fiber arts and paper crafts. Stop by and check out this site and enjoy my first of many future appearances at  My video is a birthday card tutorial.   Check it out, click on image to see {Read More}

Blitsy Haul share & video

Happy 4th of July everyone.  I decided today was a great day to play in my craft room and I’ve been meaning to share this haul or a while.  These are paper flower making kits, “Susan’s Garden” by Sizzix and they make really beautiful paper flowers. So, today I had a little time finally to play with this set so I made a rose from one of the kits. Here are some of the other sets and they were a {Read More}

Strong Masculine Type…

Over the last few weeks there has been lots of male birthdays celebrated among friends and family.    Making masculine cards are always a bit of a challenge for me.  I guess I just have more fun with flowers and frills and cute things and most men don’t really get into that.  So here are a few pics of the latest birthday cards I did of the masculine type… On this first one I wanted a more elegant touch.  These {Read More}

YouTube Subscriber Giveaway!!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m celebrating reaching 100 wonderful subscribers on YouTube.  To celebrate I’m announcing this awesome Giveaway!  I shared a Tuesday Morning  Haul on YouTube earlier this week and one of the items was this “Unmounted Stamp Filing System by “Cropper Hopper”.   I think it’s a great organizational item and just wanted to share one along with several other items.  You too can be entered in the drawing for the giveaway, all you have to do {Read More}

Stampin’ Up! Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set…

I love this stamp set, Stippled Blossoms item # 126747 by Stampin’ Up!  There’s really a lot you can do with this set and I’ll come back with more ideas later. Here’s a picture of a birthday card I made using this stamp set. I also wanted to share this demo video of how I made a beautiful birthday card using this stamp set. (Click on post title to view video).  Enjoy! Happy Crafting Omega

Men getting a taste of childbirth…

OK, this is just a funny video I saw and just couldn’t resist sharing it with you. You might want to share it with your husbands & children etc. These two dads felt like women exaggerate the pain of childbirth experience. So they went to the doctor to have a (simulation) of the experience by getting hooked up to electrodes. They found out that it is indeed not a pleasant experience but as us mothers know this is not even {Read More}

Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail Butterfly…

As you all may have realized I have joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator.  This is my first YouTube video showing the beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly stamp.   This stamp was one of the first stamps I wanted from Stampin’ Up! because I love butterflies.  I’m still a little rough around the edges doing videos but I just had to give this one a try and share it with you all. (Click on this post title to view) Enjoy! :

Birthdays Galore…

This time of year among my family and friends are tons of birthdays.  I’m really happy that I can make cards myself.  It’s great to give handmade cards for birthdays and special occasions.  So, here’s one I made recently. I colored the flowers with my Copics and the green matting on the card is from Spellbinder’s dies set Marvelous Squares. The flower on this card is from the Spellbinder’s die set Carnation Creations by Donna Salazar.   I have lots {Read More}

Spring is on the way…

Well at least that’s what the calendar says.  The weather is still just a little chilly in my area but Spring is really just around the corner.   Since Spring is coming that means Mother’s Day is on the way too.   I’m a mom and I think all moms get a little tug on their heart as Mother’s day approaches and we look forward to it with that maternal anticipation.   So, I have a couple Mother’s Day cards {Read More}

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter & Resurrection Sunday!  What a glorious day! Blessing to you all! Omega

Wedding Bells-A-Ringing…

A special friend and co-worker is getting married this Saturday and of course I had to make a wedding card to share in their joyous occasion.   Here’s the card I made for her & future husband.  This also made me think about how close Spring is and all the happy and joyous occasions ahead.  Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and of course weddings & new babies.  Whew, I need to get busy.  Don’t you just love sharing these special occasions in such {Read More}

Coloring with Copics…

A while back I did some practice coloring with my Copic markers and really enjoyed it but I never featured any of my coloring on a card.  So, finally here are a few images I colored and made up cards to showcase them. This one was another one from my “one sheet wonder” set. And, this one was in my last post as part of my “one sheet wonder” set so I accomplished two techniques on these two cards.  This one {Read More}

A Little Play Time…

I finally had some time to play  in my craft room this weekend.  I wanted to try my hand at creating some cards from the  “one sheet wonder” ideas that I’ve seen a lot online lately.  I am addicted to Pinterest by the way and I’ve seen several pins showing this concept, here are some examples click here.  I usually like to add a little something extra to my cards so this was a little bit of a challenge.  Here are {Read More}

A couple challenge cards…

Over the weekend I made a couple cards for a unique challenge.  I came across a “newbie” challenge on YouTube and jumped at the chance to participate.  A veteran YouTuber “Ashia O” offered a challenge to newbie YouTubers as a way to promote their channel.  I thought that was a great challenge to jump into.   So, I quickly busied myself making a couple cards for the challenge.  She is taking challengers up until 2/14/13 in case you are new to YouTube so check {Read More}

Check out my Michael’s & AC Moore Haul Video

I just put up my second YouTube video sharing some of my craft supplies purchases over the past week or so. Check it out!   (Click on post title to view) More soon, Happy Crafting!! Omega

My New Web-Site is Ready!

I’m so excited… new web site is ready for viewing though parts of it are still under construction.I will keep this one up but I will not be posting here going forward.  So please join me at my new site where I’ll post about all my crafting in one place and will post videos. You will be able to subscribe my email & follow by using Networked Blogs.Here is my new site link:Treasured Expressions by Omega See you there,Happy Crafting!Omega

Welcome to my new Web-Site!

Welcome to my new website, I’m so excited that you are here.  I will be posting about sewing, paper-crafting, altered art, jewelry making and posting more YouTube videos & tutorials.  This is a new adventure for me, I needed a change and a challenge, I’m on a new journey and will explore all the things I’ve been wanting to do.   Join with me on this journey, we’ll learn and grow together.  Please subscribe by email or you can follow by {Read More}

Stash Busting!

Just what I need to get motivated to get in my sewing room and sew from my huge stash, let’s not even talk about my pattern stash. I defiantly need to whittle down my stash by sewing and/or giving away some of this fabric. So, this challenge was posted by Emily at Tumbleweeds In The Wind and Cation at Cation Designs. This is most of my stash, one corner was too dark to photograph so this is all but on {Read More}

My first YouTube Video…

Hi all, this my first YouTube Video it’s not perfect but it’s a start, I hope you’ll also join me on YouTube and subscribe to my YouTube videos. I also plan to post some how to’s & tutorials my projects both in sewing and paper crafting so check back often.  (Click on this post’s title above to see the video). Happy Crafting! Omega

New Year, New Day, New Journey…

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful past year and a beautiful holiday season.   I’ve been anxiously looking forward to this year, I have so much I want to share so I decided to start with this new blog.  I’m combining all my creative loves into one place right here and kicking off my new title, Treasured Expressions.  In this journey I hope to expand my horizons, become more expressive with the ways I love to {Read More}


I wish everyone a Happy New Year!   It’s time for a brand new beginning.  This is when we usually reflect over the past year and think about new ways to improve our future.  Be it changes to improve our health, finances or spiritual growth a new year give us the motivation to change.  I too am working on changes for my future.  Over the next few months I’ll share some of the changes I’m making for my future.  My first {Read More}

Merry Christmas…

I’m wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and a very Happy & Healthy New Year.  Enjoy this time with your family and loved ones….  

My Christmas Card creations…

It’s such a busy time of year but I was determined to send out and give out my own handmade cards this year.  So here a few of my Christmas card creations. This one was done from a cut file on my Silhouette Cameo. On this one I used my new stamp & gear set by Inkadinkado, the added glitter glue for a little sparkle. For the wreath and the sentiment backing I used Spellbinder dies the Foliage die and {Read More}

Cards a plenty…

I’ve been making card every chance I get. There’s been so many birthdays and special occasions lately.  I get so behind with blogging so please forgive me.  I will attempt to get my creations posted as I make them.  Here are a few I’ve done lately.  For a new nephew born in Sept.  The blue matting & the plaid background was cut my Silhouette and the “baby” focal is a ready made 3D sticker from  AC Moore craft store. This {Read More}

Catching Up…

It’s been a really busy few weeks lately so it’s time for me to get caught up on my posts.  Here are a few things I’ve been meaning to post. If you remember from my last  post I’d made cards for a few friends with birthdays.  Well for each of them I also made their gifts, here are the gifts I made for tow of them….Monogrammed Note Cards.   The first set I made using Cuttlebug folders on some of the {Read More}

Special Birthday Cards!

It’s so much fun when you get a chance to play.  I really needed get these done for upcoming birthdays of very dear friends. This one was for a friend of mine at church. This one is for a friend who live in Philly, PA so when I made this one I thought I’d made a box to put it in.  The box is not that strong but it’s not being mailed so that’s OK.  But it nice not to crush {Read More}

Another Set of Cards…

I’m so off schedule lately, I meant to post these Sunday or Monday, but oh well.   I was hoping for some fun time in my craft room and took a few days off but mother nature had other plans.  As I shared in my last post a big storm came through our area and many lost power including myself.  I was only out of power for about 3/days but some were out for over a week.  So, I guess I shouldn’t {Read More}

A few more Birthday Cards…

I’ve been meaning to post since the end of June.  Here are a few more cards I finished around the end of June.  The first two are cards my sister-in-law asked me to make for friends of her’s.  It gives me good practice making cards for family on request but I’ve got to reserve some time for what I want  to work on.  I’m trying to learn and need personal time to play.   This one I made for my {Read More}

This was fun!!

I was invited this past weekend  to a house warming/open house for a couple recently married.  It took me a minute to decide on what I wanted to made for them.  Then I thought I can make something cute with my Silhouette.  So, I finally used my Silhouette Cameo to make a card, yea!  I’ve had it for a few weeks now and have just been getting used to using it.  I actually made the swirly white background on the {Read More}

A Prayer for the Cure…

Recently I’ve had two friends that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  No matter who it is that news is always sad to hear.  So, this weekend I made cards to send them in hopes that they will be encouraged and strengthened.  I prayed over the cards and will send them out this week. This is the card,  I made the same cards for both ladies.  I also included a scripture tag of my favorite healing scriptures.  I know that {Read More}

More Happy Celebrations..

Lately I made another  set of cards marking very happy celebrations.  I made another anniversary card for a couple at my church who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.   Here’s their card, This card is very colorful and vibrant in person, unfortunately I didn’t capture it that well.  For the focal point rose on this card, I decided to take advantage of the pretty paper I used, first I just cut out a large rose with a {Read More}

Celebrating Two Beautiful Couples…

I made two Happy Anniversary cards for two awesome couples.  Their marriages are awesome examples of loving through thick & thin.  The first couple is my sister-in-law’s sister & her husband who recently celebrated 23/yrs of love & marriage. Here is their card… They loved their card and couldn’t even remember when this picture was taken…LOL!  They were delighted. My Pastor and Fist Lady are the next couple that recently celebrated 20/yrs of love and marriage and are an awesome {Read More}

A Birthday Card for a little Princess…

One of my little nieces turned 5/yrs old recently and this was my first attempt at a card for a child.  She had a princess themed party…and were they ever princesses…LOL!  Here’s the little Princess… Here’s the card and she really loved the card, I was really pleased that she liked it so much. Fun was had by all and our  little Princess lives happily ever after… More Later, Happy Crafting!


What a joyous day…Praises to our Risen King! I hope everyone have a happy and blessed Easter! More soon…

Cards I’ve Made Lately

I’ve really been a bad blogger lately.  It’s been super busy lately but I’ve managed to do a few cards for friends and one actually done on request by my brother for a friend of his recovering from surgery. Here’s what I’ve done lately… This one I made for the former head of our department who was leaving my place of employment.  I even made the envelope which my first time for that but I think they look nice together.  {Read More}

A Few Days to Play…

This is a long post and it’s picture heavy so sit back and browse through what I came up with over the past couple days.  I had Monday off for Presidents Day so I took Tuesday off as well to stretch out my weekend, believe me it was much needed.   It was so enjoyable to get to spend some time playing my craft room working on my new found love of paper crafting. OK, here goes… I made this card {Read More}

Back in Action…

I can’t believe this my first post of this year.   It’s been so busy at work & with family activities it’s been a whirlwind.  I have however been making a few cards here and there.  It’s so nice when I do get the chance to do my crafting.  Here are a few of the cards I’ve made lately…  This one I made of one of niece’s birthday earlier this month  & she loved it! Inside  This one was for my {Read More}

Hope Your Holiday was Wonderful!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!   I know I’m late at the punch, it’s been a very busy few weeks lately.  I did manage to make Christmas card to give to family & friend and a few sets of monogrammed note card as gifts for a few close friends.  My pictures didn’t turn out nearly as good as I hoped but here are pics of my Christmas cards, gift bags & the monogrammed note cards:   Well that’s {Read More}

More Thank You Cards…

I had such a nice Birthday last week and these are the Thank You cards I gave to those who made my Birthday so special… Version -2 Happy Crafting!! Omega

Thank You Cards…

I had a wonderful birthday last week and received many Happy Birthday wishes and special gifts.  So, I made a few Thank-You cards this week to give to my wonderful friends & family. On the one below I used the scoring technique to create the diamond pattern that I just learned from Gina K’s Stamp TV site.  It doesn’t so up quite so well in the picture but it’s really beautiful.  It reminds me of quilting.   I’m sure I’ll use this {Read More}

Prayer card for my sister-in-law

My sister-in-law just had total knee replacement surgery.  So, I made her this card… This is my first time using my Spellbinder, I LOVE MY SPELLBINDER.  I still have lots to learn but I get lots of inspiration by checking in on you all,  I’m learning so much.    Take care, more later…. Omega   Happy Crafting!!

Collecting Tools & supplies…

I’m so excited, I’ve been collecting a few tools to do my card making.  Of course every good craftsman need the right tools right?  Well, here’s what I’ve been collecting… I just love what I’ve seen other do with the Spellbinder & I just had to have it. I LOVE THE SPELLBINDER and so glad I broke down and got it.  So, I’ve been shopping on Ebay & (Overstocked has great prices on paper crafting stuff) for my Spellbinder {Read More}

The Beginning…

This is my first post for this blog.  I just recently started card-making and I’m loving it more and more. Let me tell you, I fell in love with this new hobby and I fell hard.   I’ve been wanting to try paper crafts for quite some time so I finally gave in to the urge.   Here are a few of my first cards… This one is the very first card I made,  at this point I only had paper, scissors {Read More}

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