A Sweet Gift

My friend and downline, Debbie Elliott, made this lovely gift for me, using A Happy Heart stamp set (item #111758).   Sparkly little notes and sweet chocolate…yum!   This is a gift that could easily be adapted for a birthday, a new neighbor or any holiday celebration. I'm working on a St. Patrick's Day version […]

Desk Caddy Tutorial

This project is easy to put together. Use it to store photos, desk items, small gift items….fill it with post-its, a calendar and notepads. Give as a gift or make a couple just for you. Add photos to personalize the gift as a keepsake for Grandma, Dad or scrapbooking enthusiasts! The sample shown above uses […]

Yvonne Brannen’s Candlebox

My pal Yvonne is a talented, generous and resourceful woman. Despite suffering from the aftereffects of a severe asthma attack that landed her in the emergency room earlier this week, she managed to locate and send me directions for this too-cute candlebox gift. Thanks, Yvonne! Call me if you need me to bring over over […]

Up, Up & Away

Balloons make me happy. Hot air balloons make me very happy. The skies over Plano, Texas, are full of bright colors today for the annual Plano Balloon Festival and that, too, makes me happy! Here's a quickie scrapbook page of the wonderful balloons over Plano, created in My Digital Studio. My Digital Studio is a […]

Convention 09: Yvonne’s Swap

Gee, I've been home for 48 hours and my suitcase is still not unpacked. It's been a whirlwind since I stepped off the plane into the heat and humidity of August in Atlanta! I did manage to get my camera hooked up and some more Convention photos uploaded, so today I want to share a […]

Time On A Tile

Oooh, we had fun creating tile coasters at our May 3D Stamp Club meeting in Duluth! The tiles are unglazed marble tiles available at large hardware stores. Stamps Sense of Time (Item # 113804, Occasions Mini Catalog) Classic Sketches (Item # 113206, Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog) Ink Black Stazon stamp padBrown Stazon stamp pad The great […]

Frugal Friday: Baby Gift

My daughter and I came up with a sweet baby shower gift last weekend. Mikelle bought packages of onesies and bibs on clearance. They were plain colors crying out for a bit of customization. Mikelle found some fabric she admired and applied Wonder Under to it. (This is an iron-on flexible adhesive with a release […]

Dreamin’ Bella Bleu

This looks like an ordinary box, but… …the inside may surprise you! Inside is a stationery holder, complete with a calendar, envelopes, matching pen, sticky notes and a place to keep your stamps.   It's portable and makes a terrific gift. You could customize it in any number of ways, changing the items you include […]

Top Treats

Need a quick end-of-the-year party treat or small thank you gift? These Top Note packets are quick and  cute. Cut two Top Note die shapes out of card stock. Attach them together and fold the bottom one up over the front. Cut one Top Note die shape out of designer paper and cut all the […]

Roses Are Red…

My newest favorite toy is the Big Shot die-cut machine. I’m amazed at how easy it is to use and how much I’m using it. I just can’t get enough playtime in the studio to satisfy my die-cut yen! I have two other die-cut machines collecting dust on a shelf. It’s not that they are […]

Goin’ To The Chapel

It all started with an iron. My husband and I were invited to a friend's wedding last weekend, and of course I waited until the day before the ceremony to shop for a wedding gift. The only thing in stock that was on the bride's gift list was an iron. It's a nice iron, but […]

Celebrate AND Save Money

 Today I've got a quick and easy project that's sure to delight any birthday pal and gift you with savings, too! This could be a birthday gift or a treat at a birthday bash. The set used for this project is on sale this month as part of the Happy Birthday SU! promotion. The stamp […]

Just for Ewe

These are thank you cards for some of my customers. The scallop holder is actually an envelope die cut from my Big Shot, with the flap flipped over to the front. The lamb is from the Pun Fun set, featuring eight images with corresponding punny sayings. Colors used here are Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and […]

Ode to A Stamper

She learned to stamp on Monday Her embossing was quite fine. She forgot to make us dinner So we went out to dine. She brayered backgrounds Tuesday, She says they are a must. They really are quite lovely, But she forgot to dust. On Wednesday it was birthday bags, She says the chalking's fun. Shading, […]

M Is For Mikelle

Today is my daughter Mikelle’s birthday and when I had the opportunity to make a darling purse with mini monogrammed notecards, I just had to use the Letter “M” for her. The base is a white paper bag with a flat bottom that forms the basket. It’s just the right size to hold some cute […]