Box It Up


I admit it – I am in love with boxes. My current obsession is a box that I can decorate to look like food. Thing is, boxes come in all shapes and sizes and because they can be created with paper (or card stock), you can make them yourself. If you are similarly afflicted with […]

Mobiles from Anna Griffin Create!


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Anna Griffin Create Event

Join me November 13-15 for a weekend of crafting with the fabulous, Anna Griffin. Bring your friends and enjoy a stay at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, GA where you will craft alongside experts, learn about the latest in tools and enjoy a guided tour of Anna Griffin’s Studios. Spaces are limited so book today! […]

Halloween Blog Hop


This Halloween I was asked to join a team of artists to create a Halloween themed design using a popcorn box.                                     Below you’ll find links to all of the other artist including my own. Also, be sure […]

August Gold Club Member Winner Announced


Congratulations Jennifer Liebertz from Ossining, NY, for being our August Gold Member Winner!  Jennifer got into scrapbooking about 10 years ago to chronicle the trips she and her husband took to various baseball stadiums around the country.  She wanted to “dress up” the presentation of the photos instead of having them just placed in an […]

Product Review – Viewtainer Containers


I have these containers scattered all around my studio. They are perfect for storing any number of craft items, including pens, pencils, rubber bands, ribbon and metal binding rings. I have some sitting vertically and some horizontally (they look great both ways, horizontally they stack like a pyramid! ) On a nice day I like […]

A Very Merry Birthday


If you could capture a birthday moment and wrap it up in a package for a friend or loved one, would you do it? It’s easier than you might think. You can create a birthday scrapbook that goes with you to the party along with your camera and you have the makings of the most […]

Family Recipe Scrapbook


Looking for a creative way to collect all your “tried and true” recipes that your family loves? How about a personalized cookbook with photos, recipes and the story behind the dish. Gather those treasured recipe cards, handed down from generation to generation, and a camera and you’re set to create your own family cookbook. Here […]

Children and Babies


SUMMER PHOTOS ARE KID STUFF Photos are the focus of a good scrapbook and with kids out of school for the summer, they are likely to be the subject in many of your summer photos. Here are some of my secrets for getting good shots of children and babies: 1.  Forget telling a child to […]

Better Beach Photos


  QUICK TIPS FOR TAKING BETTER BEACH PHOTOS By Cheryl Maneff photographybycheryl.comSummer brings sunny days and treks to the beach. And the longer hours of daylight provide the perfect opportunity to take lots of beach photos. Here are three great tips to taking better portraits at the beach: 1.FILL FLASH A portrait, taken at the […]