Gift Ideas for Mom

What you all getting your moms??  

I still am unsure, but I have some ideas.  So I thought I would share some of them with you!  

Some links may be affiliate links.  They cost no extra to you, but I appreciate you supporting me!  


Origami Owl has some amazing offers right now.  

This bundle is perfect for moms who love their oils.  

Shop Mom's Everyday Survival Kit.

The limited-time Moodology + Sentiments Collection Pack includes:

  • Medium Silver Solid Twist Living Locket® Base
  • Silver Sentiments Face with Swarovski® Crystals
  • 24-26” Silver Cube Chain
  • Square Pave Photo Frame Dangle
  • Two Medium Silver Moodology Filigree Mood Discs
  • Two Medium Gold Moodology Filigree Mood Discs
  • Bad Day Be Gone 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • No Place Like Ohm 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • Slimmer Down Now 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • Pep In My Step 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • A great VALUE!!  

Origami Owl also has some great pre-made lockets available like this one, to make shopping easier!!  

Shop Gifts for Mom.


I have quite a few fun things in the shop now too!!  

Shop Mugs

Perfect Mother's Day Gift | Mama needs Coffee

Shop Signs

Dark Turquoise |  Mom The Heart of the Family | Rustic Sign | Mother's Day Gift


Maybe Mom wants to make her own sign.  Contact me (Email in the Sidebar --->) to get her a cute Chalky Kit!

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Do you have a Bible Journaling Momma? Stock them up on some goodies or a new Devo Kit!! 


Illustrated Faith - Pouch, Stamps, Tape, Stickers, Acrylic Block & Ink Pad Set

And while you are at DaySpring, check out the other cute goodies they offer!!  I shared these items in my last Live Facebook VIdeo.  Did you see it?  Watch them HERE. 

Sadie Robertson - Be You - Travel Mug

Holley Gerth - God-Sized Dream - Perpetual Calendar - $10.99
from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Also happening - Jewelry Sale until May 1st - CLICK HERE.

THESE Gift sets are on sale 65% off starting May 2nd.  

Then May 5th-8th THESE ITEMS are BOGO!  


 I hope that helped you find some good ideas for Mom!!  Excited to see what you pick!

Etsy Shop Updates, Sales & More!


Hi friends!!  I hope everyone is doing well!!

I wanted to update you about a few things today! 

First off, I am revamping the Etsy Store.  The Craft DeStash items will only be available until tomorrow.  Then it will move on somewhere else.  So if you want something there, grab it now.  Same with my cards.  I am still planning on selling them, just not in this format.  If you would like to see what I have for sale, contact me.  ---> Email in the sidebar. 

HeadBands by McKinley

M is getting her own craft on and we uploaded quite a few of her headbands that she made on there.  You can find them HERE.   We will be adding more as she makes them.  Be looking for 4th of July ones soon.   Know that these are great for baby gifts and 1st birthdays!!



I will have a couple new lines of items in the shop this week.  First are the mugs.  I wasn't 100% sure where I wanted my line to go, so I have quite a few mugs that I will be adding.  However, mugs are everywhere, so they probably won't be around for long.   

But what will be here to stay is my Hand painted signs.  All of these will be going live starting Monday and adding in more as I can.  I'm super pumped at how these are turning out and what I hope to do.    I will share some sneak peeks with you!

 Tired as a Mother | Coffee Mug | Mother's Day Gifts


 Mothers are like Your Best Friend Only Better  | Rustic Wood Sign | Mother's Day Gift!



Etsy Codes

I have a couple Code just for you -

SPRING17 - this code expires on April 30th. 

LOCAL - this code is only available for my local (Phillips County) peeps!  If you want to order, use this code and message me to set up delivery.  It's basically just free shipping.  So if you need me to ship this, DO NOT USE IT! 


I was just live on Facebook - CLICK HERE - sharing some Gift ideas for Mother's Day, Grads and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Check it out. 

Coming Soon - DaySpring IF Devo Unboxing
Monday I posted -   Cricut Pen Video
Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin Video. 

Saturday - HUGE Mother's Day Post with lots of ideas for mom! 

Finally - a few other sales I want to note - (Affiliate Links)

 A new IF Devo Kit is coming!!  Watch my YouTube for an unboxing ASAP! 



And finally, if you are thinking of upgrading your Cricut - now is the time.  You can get $50 off a new Explore!  YOU NEED THIS!!   I know you do!!  wink



My Cup Runneth Over | Sale Info

Hi friends!!  

It's a cool, rainy spring day in Montana.  Perfect for grabbing a cuppa joe and curling up with a good book right?  I wish.  But if you can, do it.  

So most of you know I love coffee.  I was actually driving home from work the other day wondering if this was borderline addiction because I couldn't wait to get home for my afternoon - before dinner - cup.  I wondered if someone asked, would I be able to stop?  

The answer is no.  

HA....  Ok, really, I might if I needed to, but why.  :) 

I also have a slight addiction to mugs.  Seriously.  I have some that are colorful and fun.  Some from certain companies I love.  Some that I've had since I was little that I cannot part with.  So, do I need more?  

No, I need more storage tho!! 


After pursuing Pinterest, I finally decided to create  a better Coffee Bar.  

I previously repurposed this cute lil cart I got for $10 and have been using it here for our Hot Drink Station.  (We have tea and hot cocoa stuff too.)  And I had a couple mugs here.  However, I wanted more.  


I painted the wall with chalkboard paint and added some barnwood shelves.  I was able to keep a couple of my small coffee related signs.  

The one says Caffiene maintains my sunny personality.  It was given to me with DeCaf coffee.  I don't know what to think about that.  

I used a Chalkboard Marker to add the sentiments.  


I hand drew them, so not pretty.  But fun and cute.  

I have some of my mugs displayed and just got these cute Marquee lights from Avon!  Yes, how cute!!  

I love having this fun little area set up - and it's easy and welcoming for guests to get some coffee.  


So, now I need more mugs!!


Affiliate Links Used at no extra cost to you!!  

Mugs BOGO Sale

Today ONLY!! - DaySpring has BOGO mugs!  Head over there and check it out!! 

 These would be great gifts for Mother's Day!!  



Thanks so much for visiting today!!  Enjoy your day - May your Coffee Cup never run dry!   

How to use Pens with your Cricut Explore One

Hey everyone.  I'm sharing how to use your pens with your Cricut Explore One. 


Affiliate Links are used.  There is no extra cost to you - thank you for supporting me!! CLICK ON IMAGES



Cricut Explore One™ Machine Cricut Explore One™ Accessory Adapter and Pen Cricut Explore® Antiquity Pen Set Cricut® Scoring Tip with Housing



And now you can get $50 off your new Explore 2 when you trade in an older model Cricut! 


Custom Wood Signs

Hey everyone!!  I am uploading these signs to my Etsy Store TODAY!  ok, they are already there!!

These are all Custom order Signs, meaning you order and I make!!  I am super excited to start my offering with these three custom signs!! 

Click the link under each photo to shop my store. 

PLEASE do not message me here.  Please use Etsy to make your purchase!!


Soulmates Custom Signs




Share the Love Wedding Hashtag Sign


Oh Snap - Photo Hashtag Wedding Sign



To order, you must check out my Etsy Store.  Polices and Ordering procedures are all there! 

Thanks for checking it out! 

A Heart That Receives Entry Video + A SALE!!

Hey all!  Happy Day after Easter!  Hope it was a great time for you!!  We have been enjoying our break from school and some much needed down time. 


I have a new entry for the Illustrated Faith A Heart That Receives kit and I wanted to let you know about the sale at DaySpring this week! 



Affiliate Links: No extra cost to you to click, but a kick back for me when you shop there!  I appreciate  your support!!
Illustrated Faith at DaySpring -
IF A Heart That Receives Devo Kit -

IF Precision Pen -
Bible Mat -
AquaBrushes  -
Kuretake WaterColors -


New Illustrated Faith Kit + Shanna's New Book

Hey all!!

Happy Easter week!!  I love Easter week and the holiday itself.  To me, it's always been a bit more stress free time to gather with family.  I know that isn't the meaning of Easter, but I love holidays to gather with family.  And this one has much less pressure than Thanksgiving and Christmas.  And I feel that being in the spring, it brings forth a freshness to it.  A bit of a clean slate, I guess. 

Another favorite part of Easter is signing at church.  The hymns that are sang at church at Easter time are my favorite.  (Yes, over Christmas ones!!)  Up From the Grave is probably my most favorite.  Check out this post about Easter Hymns and listen to the song.  Beautiful. 

Affiliate Links below.  These links cost you no extra, but help me run my small blog and YouTube and I appreciate your support!!  DaySpring has sent me product to review, but all comments are my own.

SHANNA's New Book

Illustrated Faith Creator Shanna Noel is releasing her new book on Wednesday! Be sure to watch for it to arrive here on 4/12 for the low price of $9.99!   I can't wait to get to it and read it!!



I am so super pumped to be a part of DaySprings' Launch team for the new Monthly Devotionals.  I love them all anyway, so I love that I get to play with more of them!!  You can find them all HERE.   For the newest kit, click on the image below. 

Here is my most recent un boxing of the kit.  I am currently working on my process video, so expect that before Friday!!  Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube to not miss any of them!! 


I have a couple other shares going up on my YouTube this week. 

Also you can follow me on Facebook for more fun!! 





Happy Kick off to the weekend.  I'm feeling extremely spring-y today.  Maybe the odd 70*ish weather for Montana.  Maybe the wonderful smells of spring this morning.  I don't know.  I'm feeling it.  

I wanted to pop on and review the week.  

First up, I hosted my 2nd Chalky & Company workshop last night.  It was AWESOME!!  I had 6 great ladies who had never done anything like this before.  It was fun to show them and share with them what to do.  And I was blown away at the end when I saw the outcomes.  

These ladies rocked it for telling they were not crafty.  HA!  You guys!!  Hush!!  


So my project, however, failed.  I think it was me rushing, and I will just change it up some to fix it.  It was defiantly operator error for me.  


I also started on some fun projects for my Etsy shop.  I am excited to get my shop going and full and crossing fingers praying that leads to more!!  I am hoping by the end of the month to relaunch the store and fill it with fun.  

For now, you need to go buy the rest of my Destash items!  And I have a load of cards in there.  


I wanted to update a few things.  I am excited to be a part of the DaySpring affiliate program.  

If you click on the link, you can discover the sales they offer.  And while it costs you nothing extra, I do get a bit of a benefit.  Which will keep my online awesome-ness going!!  HA....  

Shop now for faith-filled Easter basket goodies - up to 50% off.


I am looking forward to the weekend.  I will be finishing up my A Heat that Receives process video and it will probably go live Monday on YouTube.  Make sure you are over there and subscribe so you don't miss any fun videos!!  

Enjoy your weekend friends!!  


Well, today I am both excited and saddened to be sharing this post with you!   (And I waited til the 3rd, so  you know it's not an April Fool's joke.  Sheesh, that just dawned on me!!)


As you noticed, things have been quieter here.  

Things are changing for us, and we are making plans for the future to move into something new and exciting for our family.  With that decision made, I decided to step down from all of my card making responsibilities and design teams and originally planned to step down from everything online as well.  However, we have tweaked the original plan some when things changed for us.  We are still pursuing a form of Plan A, but it's probably going to take  longer than we planned. 

So I went back over and thought about what I really wanted to be doing. 

I've been thinking about the amount of time and effort I put into this blog and YouTube and even though I love it, it's a lot.  And it's not taking me in the direction that we want to go as a family as a whole.  It's very time consuming to keep up a blog and YouTube channel when you are just doing it for fun.  When I wasn't working, it was a great way to keep up with people and something to do.  And to be honest, I've loved it. 

In the midst of following our dream, I found a few new things to me.

First, I came across Chalky & Company, which is a fairly new company on the market.  The specialize in Chalky Paints and product kits that you can do right in your own home.  It was really something I wanted to do - hosting craft parties - but living in the middle of nowhere, gathering supplies and having them available is hard.  So this company took all of that work out of the picture and made it easier for me!  I am SO PUMPED to be with Chalky & Company. 

Second, I made a list of things I wanted to really focus on which is the vast variety of crafts.  And I pondered if I really even want to continue on with this online journey.  I do.  I really do, at least until we finalize plans of other things. 

However, I don't plan to continue things on the blog.  I will focus my work to YouTube and my Facebook page.  That seems to be where the action is, and I want to make more time for the craft themselves.

IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG - please head over the YouTube and subscribe to my channel.  THEN, head over to my Facebook page and make sure you like it and follow me there. 

Created by Katie  -

Also, follow me on my Chalky Page -

Also, make sure you are following me on Instagram -  @katieskiff  


THE PLAN - I will be sharing A LOT of Bible Journaling videos on my YouTube, plus some fun projects I've had on my to do list with my Cricut.  And then I will be sharing my Chalky Stuff.  So please be sure to subscribe to me and to both my facebook pages so you don't miss anything!! 



Lastly, I want to thank everyone who had me on their Design Teams over the years.  Especially lately, Sandy and Tanya.  And to my team mates on the Scrapbook Blessings Club and Riley & Co and Prickley Pear.  As I told them all, it was so hard for me to actually step down from these positions.  

Much love ladies!! 


Thank you all so much for visiting my lil space of the 'net!!

Riley & Co Designer Highlight

I am very thankful to be here as the Designer Highlight this month for Riley & Co.  Sadly, this will be my last post with them as my family and I plan new adventures in life.  I am extremely thankful to Tanya and the team for letting be a part of such a great company. I will miss them all and I will miss sharing my love of stamping.  However, I am excited for new adventures!! 


My love of cards is great, but I am one with a love for Interactive cards.  Cards with just one more punch to them than a regular A2 sized card. 


double 1

Today I wanted to share a double slider card with you and the secret to this card!!  It’s a plastic grocery bag. 


I created video you can WATCH HERE to see how I did this. 

double 3

I used the stamps Riley Popping out of a Cake for the main image.  I colored with my Copics and did some paper piecing to the cake. 

The sentiment is called Now that I’m Old.  I love the funny bones line of stamps!!  

Double Card 2

I did intentionally leave the bottom blank to write a message on. 

Again, these type of cards are my most favorite to make and I love being able to share them with those who appreciate them.


Thank you all again for the fun time on the team and I look forward to following you all in the future!!