The Last of the Hearts

last of the hearts

Remember in elementary school giving everyone in your class a Valentine? Even though those days are long gone for me, the idea of a simple token of love to friends and family is a good one. Who says Valentines are only for boyfriends and spouses? I hope you will be inspired by any of the […]

You Gotta Have Heart

youve got to have heart

As Valentines day gets closer my projects get easier (so you don¹t need as much time to do them). HOWEVER don¹t think that means they¹re not special. I love buying fortune cookies and replacing the fortunes with my own personal ones (on red paper of course) then dipping half of each cookie in melted chocolate. […]



I think hearts are my favorite graphic design. They are so versatile and perfect for everything from a heart-felt thank you card to a hearty hello card. For today I want to put them to good use in unique and dimensional Valentine cards. I hope you love them as much as I do. Ready to get started? Click on a project […]

Thank Hue or Thank You Cards

thank you cards

The theme of the card I need most often is thank you. And if you got lots of presents this holiday, you most likely need thank you cards too. The thanks may be from you. Or you may want to help teach your kids the value of a handwritten thank you note. Either way, you will […]

Ribbon-Less This Holiday

ribbon-less this holiday

  This year I am trying to make many of my gifts and I’m also getting a little creative with my gift wrap. Turns out there are lots of ways to package gifts that look great and save money.     Many stores provide free gift boxes in a variety of colors. No wrapping is […]

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

thanksgiving paper

Is it cheating if the pumpkins you bring to a Thanksgiving dinner are made of paper? Well, if you are traveling by plane to your holiday destination, this may be your best option. If you are flying home for a family celebration, or if you just want to change it up a little this Thanksgiving, […]

Thanksgiving Revisited

thanksgiving revisited

Here¹s the thing about Thanksgiving. There are no costumes to make, no gifts to buy. It is just a glorious time to visit with friends and family, sit around the dining table, eat, drink and visit. I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving with my family this year! I hope the same for all of […]

Hand Made Christmas Cards – the Sequel

handmade Christmas cards

I know Christmas seems a long way off, but if you count the days or weeks you will see there is not a ton of time left for card creation. I know, I do it every year. It is a labor of love but I ALWAYS  wish I started earlier, so I am  trying to […]

Giving Thanks

giving thanks

With November coming, I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes family and food – two of my favorite things.  Last year I made a paper pie. With input from Quincy and Addison (ages 8 and 10 at the time), we had all varieties of pie slices. Each wedge had an embellishment to add to […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

beginning to look like Christmas

I know it seems early for Christmas, but if you are planning to make your own holiday cards and your Christmas card list is greater than five,  you probably want to get started. And if you want to include a family photo in your card, no worries, many of these cards can easily include a […]