Hot Cocoa Packs

Good evening!

I would like to share with you my good news!  But first, I have to give you some backstory. I watched a YouTube video by Amber at

and learned how to make these adorable hot cocoa packs for my craftfair. Well, I only sold a few of them and was rather discouraged. Today, I received an email from one of my coworkers and she ordered 35 packs!  She wants them for her son’s kindergarten class next Friday.  I’m so excited to fill her order. I will make sure to post a picture of the finished lot. 

Check out my Instagram account for other craftfair items @gazellesentiments

Never be discouraged with yourself!  You are amazing!


Flower Magnets

Tonight I am absolutely thrilled!   I made 10 packs of these flower magnets and I sold all of them!  They were so much fun to make. I used my cricut to cut out the flowers and then hand rolled each one. I glued each flower onto a magnet. Finally, I packaged them in groups of 5 for sale

I enjoyed mixing patterned paper with plain paper for different looks. I especially enjoyed using flower patterns. Some of these combinations were pretty spectacular. 

The challenging part was to keep the magnets from attracting to each other. I would arrange the flowers the way I wanted to package them and then..POW!  They all flew together in one big clump!

What have you made lately that you are most proud of?  Visit my Instagram @gazellesentiments to see more of my craft fair ideas. Keep creating!

Journal pages

Good evening!

Tonight I’m sharing with you a few of the papers I created for my journal pages. First I coffee died several papers by brewing up some coffee in my Keurig. I soaked the pages in a pan for several hours and then I drained the coffee. I tried to pick up the pieces, but they started to rip.  I let them sit overnight and in the morning they were still damp. I popped them in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. Oh my goodness, when they came out the texture was perfect and they made a beautifully crinkling sound. If you have ever coffee died paper, you know what I’m talking about! 

I also used my daughter’s water color paint and had fun painting a few more sheets of paper. The coolest part was when I used alcohol inks on heavy water color paper. I intially sprayed the paper with water and then spritzed the different alcohol inks on the paper. I used my heat gun to move the liquid around. I had so much fun playing!

Other papers I used were from an old calendar, a bag I got from Cossetta’s Italian Market and also a flyer I received about apples at the MN State Fair. 

What kind of papers do you use for your journals? 

Check out my Instagram @gazellesentiments and let me know what inspires you!


Today I posted on my Instagram channel @gazellesentiments a cute card I made. I used simple scraps of paper and twine and created a precious holiday card!  

I receive so much inspiration from YouTube.  This card came from YouTuber Stacy Williams. For this card and so many others, check out her channel.

Keep creating!!