Scrapbooking

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2018

It’s the day to celebrate love and today I’m sharing the handmade Valentine cards I made this year.

Handmade Valentine

First, I found the altered art in HudsonsHolidays Shop on ETSY, which inspired my cards. I just love altered art, and the fun sayings and vintage photos always make for a great project.

The cards came together very quick. I cut white card stock into 4″x6″ pieces. Next, I clipped the top corners and punched a hole to resemble a tag. Then, I used Washi Tape to attach two pieces together to make a foldable card. That’s it!

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Accordion Mini Album
Scrapbooking

Accordion Mini Album

Recently I took a class for a simple accordion mini album at BigPictureClasses.com with teacher Marcy Penner. She has a very clean style and the little album is perfect for documenting a weekend trip or a birthday. The involves simply folding paper to create…

February 13, 2018
Embellishments
Scrapbooking

Coming in April – Teaching at Big Picture Classes

I’m very excited to announce that this April I’ll be teaching a class with Big Picture Classes! My class will offer ideas and inspiration for making homemade embellishments. I love embellishments, from dimensional lettering and Washi tape, to puffy stickers and wood. But I…

January 10, 2018
holiday baking
Food & Party

Holiday Baking 2017

What’s more fun that holiday baking? It’s certainly a tradition for most families during the holidays. I have many traditional cookies that I make every year. Recipes from my mother, grandmother or friends that we love. Rum balls, peanut butter blossoms, shortbread tea cakes,…

December 24, 2017
Giving Back: Toys for Tots
Life & Times

Giving Back: Toys for Tots

This year, my daughter and I spent an evening helping one of our local police departments with the Toys for Tots gift drive. We joined other volunteers to organize, sort and pack bags of toys for less fortunate families. With information about the children…

December 22, 2017
Christmas Ball Wreath
DIY & Crafts

Easy DIY Christmas Ball Wreaths

I love Christmas ball wreaths. Vintage, modern, colorful, monochrome – they are all unique and epitomize a festive holiday. I made a few wreaths of my own this year: one to keep and two to give away. I found several methods for making them…

December 21, 2017
Fun Stuff at Make Today Creative
Life & Times

Favorite Things Friday

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things that I’ve come across lately. It’s been a busy week working toward some new projects and new activities. When I spend time browsing the Internet and reading blogs, I always find new fun…

October 27, 2017
File Folder Snail Mail
DIY & Crafts

File Folder Snail Mail

I am always trying new things. There are so many creative people out there and I love to find new ways of making memory albums or in this case, snail mail. One day while scrounging YouTube, I stumbled on a clever crafter that calls…

October 20, 2017