The Things I do:

I spent five years creating and donating hand made blank greeting cards for Operation Write Home.  This organization stopped receiving cards in August 2015.  Now I spend my efforts working on seasonal, personal projects and take opportunities to craft for organizations and groups that need cards.

Other than paper crafting, I enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.

I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and have my own online store.  You can buy Stampin’ Up! products online at


Go to my gallery to see my projects and what I am working on.

About Me

My name is Lori L.  I am a retired police officer from the central San Joaquin Valley, in California.

If you had told me six years ago I would be making hand-made cards and paper-crafting, I would have told you that you were crazy!

MY PAPER “ADDICTION” (How it started)

Approximately six years ago, I was invited to a “Make and Take,” party by a friend.  I understood that I was going to learn how to make Christmas Cards.  Bored with being retired I was looking for fun stuff to do with friends.  Our Hostess was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I found I could make beautiful hand-made cards with an assortment of matching papers, card stock, stamps and embellishments.  With very little effort and the guidance of our Hostess, I had created professional-looking cards.  I was hooked!  Soon I was exploring techniques and products and showering my family with cards.  As I perfected my craft I found Stampin’ Up! products provided me with quality supplies and coordinating accessories, as well as project ideas and on-line tutorials.  I soon found it was to my advantage to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to support my own habit at a discount.  I continue to explore paper-crafting in the form of 3-D items like boxes and flowers, scrapbook pages and home decor.  I am constantly trying to perfect my techniques and am excited to learn new things.



13 responses »

  1. Lori, thanks for inviting to your blog. It is very nice getting to know you. You have been supporting OWH and inspiring fellow cardmakers with your generosity and creativity. Thanks for sharing your passion with me.

  2. Thank you so much for the link to the Bee Mine card. Just love it and will use it for my 7 grandkids for valentines

    Thanks again,

    • Martha, if you are talking about the “Dracula bat,” I used a punch from Stampin’ Up! called “Boho Blossoms.” If you don’t have it, it is a six pointy petal flower, so I cut off two of the petals together to make the fangs. Thanks for asking.

  3. Lori, Thank you for sharing! Yes, OWH is a wonderful Organization to work with. I must say that I’m getting addicted to making more and more.

  4. Hello, I’m Joyce. Read about you on facebook via OWH and now on your blog. I live in Kerman, CA and would love to meet you someday. I have no card making buddies in Central CA. I found OWH from Verna of South Dakota. I’ve only make 28 cards so far for OWH and need to get busy and make some more. Your cards are GREAT. I’ve been making cards since 1992, so you can imagine how many supplies I own.

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