Flower Power

flower power

I know that spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20, but here in Southern California my yard is awash with incredible color. The flowers are fabulous – the icelandic poppies and ranunculus are my favorites with the hydrangeas a close second. All of this blooming color put me in the mood to share some of […]

Eggcellent Easter Projects

Eggcellent Easter projects

I thought I would share Easter video tutorials with you while there was still plenty of time for you to find any supplies and make the project/s. Easter is the first day of April this year so you had better hop to it!   Ready to get started? Click on a project below to take you […]

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 […]

Valentine Projects


If you’re packing up Christmas lights and dragging trees down to the trash, it must be time to think about Valentines. My family and close friends have come to expect a valentine from me, and because I never make more than six or eight of them I can spend a little more time in their […]

Calendar Projects

calendar projects

Now that Christmas has passed and January is upon us, I start thinking about calendars. I do use the app on my phone for schedules, but when I just want a quick glance to check the date, I like an old school calendar. Check these out and see if there is one that you would […]

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 […]

Quick and Easy Gifts

quick and easy crafts

I wanted to share with you gift ideas for people on your holiday list that you want to be sure to remember this Christmas. Folks like the gardeners, house cleaners, your kid’s teachers, the person who cuts your hair, co-workers and neighbors. These are people that you might not  know well enough to come up […]