My mother in law makes quilts…TONS of them! I’d like to steal at least 3 of them for myself, but I’m sure she knows her inventory. She’s made each of my kids one and we got one for Christmas last year! They are such timeless keepsakes. So when I came across quilt cards on pinterest, … More Quilt Card
A couple of days before Christmas, my friend Linda, who I’ve known since middle school, asked me if i could design a new logo for her. Linda is a talented photographer in the Bay Area in California where I grew up. She’s very talented and I love her work. I’ve never done anything like this … More Logo Challenge
This year’s Stampin’ Up spring catalog (the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration rewards) is about to kick off on January 6th! This card that I made today is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (products you can earn free from purchases). It’s called the Lotus Blossom stamp set. It’s so pretty! To make this card, I used a … More Lotus Blossom
This is the first year we’ve been away from our families. It’s a bittersweet exchange for a little more privacy and peace, but there’s always a void I know can’t be filled because we’re missing out on all the usual traditions that we’ve been so used to for the past 10 years. I get excited … More All Things Christmas 2014
My sister, Gwen, started a new business this past summer and has been doing really well. As a gift, I made this establishment sign for her. I start the design freehand using a pencil and once I’m happy with how it looks, I go over it with a ball point pen. That’s all. And it … More Establishment Sign, Paper Wreath, Coasters, Paper Bird House (Miscellaneous Crafts)
I usually have to look to others for inspiration and ideas. I’m not afraid to admit that I don’t have the time to be imaginative. But I love it when I find someone I can follow on Pinterest and YouTube. Sam Donald is a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in the UK. She’s so fun to listen … More Petite Petals and Gorgeous Grunge
I follow a blog by fellow crafter, Darlene DeVries. Her website is here. I’ve learned a lot about inks and tools and have seen a lot of her videos. Darlene uses a lot of tools, inks and stamps that are not all products made by Stampin’ Up, but I love watching her videos just to … More Owls!