Thursday, May 29, 2014

Come Dine With Us

Tomorrow ... May 30th ... the Pretty Pieces Café will be open for 10 hours straight.The excitement starts at 10am and lasts until 8pm.  All you have to do is come with adhesive, scissors and a few dollars to make some beautiful cards. If I was coming I would be sure to be here early so I could make THESE ...

There are many more to choose from. Take a look a the Al A Carte tab above to see the full selection.
Tomorrow we will also have a JEWELRY BAR. You can make a necklace with your own two hands for $10. AND it will take you less than 15 minutes. The hardest part is trying to decide which charms you want to hang on it. You have to come to see all of the options.
AND the "store" will be set up. If you can't create you may have time to shop. No matter what you do I'd love to see you any time during "business hours".
Questions???? Email me at
OR just come to 5862 Fernwood Street (55126) and get busy.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Al A Carte Sunshine

It's so exciting to announce that there's an Al A Carte layout in the mix for the next time the Pretty Pieces Café is open. All you have to do is come on May 30th ready to create. This layout is all cut out and ready for you to assemble.

You will need your adhesive and that's about it!!! Your own piercing tool and sanding block will help but I have those too. This layout hold 6 photos easily with very little cropping (2 horizontal and 4 vertical.) You can also fit a few extras in as you see fit. If you have those pictures bring them along. OR make the layout and take your camera out next time you're at the beach or kids are running through the backyard sprinkler.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


There will be a graduation card available in the Pretty Pieces Café on May 30th!!! Woo! Hoo!

Why is this so exciting? For some reason I like it when a grad card is the "right" color. So to make one that suits every potential school is really tricky. Well, it used to be before I created this. It's simple and all you need to make it just right for your graduate is to change up the color strip.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Better with Friends

I love this sentiment ... It's hard to imagine life without friends.

If you guessed that this is being added to the Al A Carte section you'd be absolutely right. If you're wondering if these colors are accurate you'll have to come to the Pretty Pieces Café on May 30th to see what they really look like. 

(sometimes the instant fix tool in photo correcting just doesn't get it right!!)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Enjoy the Ride

In case you wondering ... I'm still creating cards to put into the Al A Carte section. There's always a request for masculine cards so here you go. 

I would use this for a graduation, retirement or birthday. What about you?

Mark your calendar for May 30th when you can come to make this card and a whole lot more at the Pretty Pieces Café. You can be here any time between 10am and 8pm.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How Did It Go?

Everyone has been asking about the first weekend of the Pretty Pieces Café. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How about a bunch of pictures!?!

We had three Box Card Banquets. The Café was open for Al A Carte cards and Take Out pick up. It was a whirlwind of fun!! A big thank you to everyone who came and made the first opening a success.

Here's what a little of what happened at the Box Card Banquets.

On Friday the Café was open for Al A Carte card making. That means each person chose the quantity and style of the cards they wanted. All they had to do was pick up their "serving tray" and go through the line to pick up their supplies.

WARNING ... if you bring your kids I might just put them to work - LOL!

Don't worry I helped. My lovely assistant Lizzy and I cleaned up a whole lot of paper scraps while the card making continued in the other room. We were a great team. AND she was paid handsomely with a box full of colorful paper scraps! At least she thought it was a great reward.

The next time the Pretty Piece Café will be open is May 30th from 10am until 8pm. Mark your calendar and plan to be there at whatever time works best for you. We'll have Al A Carte cards AND a Delicious Jewelry Buffet.