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Handmade Embellishments Class at

Today I have some exciting news to share. I’m now a teacher at! My first class, Easy Handmade Embellishments, launches on Monday, April 23. I hope you’ll join me in the classroom to make some fun handmade embellishments for your stash. There’s lessons…

April 19, 2018

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
DIY & Crafts

Birthday Rolodex Box

I’ve always had a calendar in the kitchen specifically to remember birthdays. This year I am using something prettier and more my style, a birthday rolodex box. The box is by Heidi Swapp, and the cards are made using the tabs die set. This…

September 28, 2017
Headless Mermaid PUmpkin
DIY & Crafts

Great Ideas in Pumpkin Decorating

People amaze me every year with their pumpkin creativity. Pumpkin decorating continues to be a popular trend, with non-carved pumpkins dressed up in paint, glitter and other decorations. Metallic and two-tone pumpkins are quite popular (and copper is a big color this year). There…

October 20, 2016
10-minute Cookie gift Basket Tutorial
DIY & Crafts

10 Minute Cookie Gift Basket

I found this 10-minute cookie gift basket idea on Pinterest and it turned out to be a fast, easy way to create a pretty gift basket for homemade goodies. This was much prettier than putting in a box or in a cellophane bag. Plus, it’s…

August 20, 2016
Gift Bag Greeting Card Tutorial
DIY & Crafts

Make A Gift Bag Greeting Card

In just 45 minutes, you can transform a gift bag into a unique, self-mailing greeting card. This gift bag greeting card idea creates a unique card with pockets for hidden surprises. Instructions to make a gift bag greeting card Start with a standard gift…

August 15, 2016
Christmas Card Tree Garland
DIY & Crafts

Recycled Christmas Card Tree Garland

In addition to the recycled Christmas card mini album, try this recycled Christmas Card tree garland. It is a fantastic way to preserve memories of holidays gone by. Use a simple circle punch and strategically cut circles from the cards. Try and get phrases,…

December 8, 2015