Fantastic Frames

fun frames

If you’re like me, you probably have photos on your computer and in your phone and it does make it easy to share them with other people. But some photos are so special I like to display them around my house…it makes me happy to look at them. So I thought I would share projects […]

Spring Fling

spring fling

I am often asked what inspires my artwork and I have to say that the vibrant colors of spring are probably number one.  I know it’s not technically spring until Tuesday, but it feels like it comes earlier in Southern California.  Most of my favorite flowers will bloom in the spring. And the birds and the butterflies are […]

Egg-stra Special Ideas

egg-stra special

With Easter three weeks away, I wanted to share some Easter-themed projects with you. Every year at Easter my dad gave us carnation corsages and a boutonniere for my brother. To this day, when I smell carnations it takes me right back to Easter photos in the backyard with fancy dresses, Easter baskets and carnation […]

Brrrr, Come in from the Cold

Come in from the cold

Was it just last week that I was heralding the beautiful weather and flowers in my yard? Well, I should have knocked on wood, because this week the cold set in, so I find myself wanting to curl up with a good book and a glass of hot tea or hot chocolate. With that in […]

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 […]

DIY Scrapbooks

DIY mini books

Are your photos sitting in your phone or on your computer? It might be a good time to print out a handful (or more) of your favorites and feature them in a handmade scrapbook. Here are a few of my favorites to help you get going. Ready to get started? Click on a project below to […]

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 […]