Quick and Easy July 4th Centerpieces

Quick and Easy July 4th Centerpieces

There are so many great 4th of July recipes, cocktails and crafts online these days that I can’t decide which I want to do more! But one thing that is sure to make a holiday festive is something to liven up the table where all that yummy food and conversation is. Nothing is more cheerful [...] Continue reading…

Project Graduation Scrapbook

Project Graduation Scrapbook

There’s nothing like working on a gift scrapbook. I so enjoy creating a hand-crafted gift of memories. I think it pushes me to try new things and test myself. For the past month I’ve been working on what I’ll call “Project Graduation” — an album commemorating a graduation celebration. Not only was it a fun [...] Continue reading…

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to my husband – a wonderful father to our children. Recently we went to visit my brother and during a backyard BBQ party with family and friends, my daughter captured these images of him being silly and dancing. Just love these images of him. Here is a page that I made with [...] Continue reading…

Turning 13

Turning 13

It’s National Scrapbooking Day and to celebrate I have a new project to share with you called Turning 13. I made this mini for my daughter that recently celebrated turning 13 and it offers Advice for Life from her family and other important adults in her life. I did something similar to this when my [...] Continue reading…

Book Club Bling

Book Club Bling

To surprise my book club friends, I decided to make some book club bling in the form of personalized, paper embellished bookmarks! I used the Here & There paper collection from Studio Calico that I bought on my last trip to Whim So Doodle in St. Petersburg, FL. This is the first book club I’ve [...] Continue reading…

Creative Monday Morning

Creative Monday Morning

7:15 am. Woke up to a beautiful sunrise this Monday morning. Saw the trails of pink out the kitchen window and when I went out to investigate I saw this glorious sky. 8:15 am. A trip out back with the dog revealed we have some new pink hibiscus blooming today. 9:15 am. Did a page [...] Continue reading…

Amy Tan Comes To Florida

Amy Tan Comes To Florida

Last week I traveled across the state to attend a special class with Amy Tan at St. Petersburg, FL scrapbook store, Whim So Doodle. It was great fun and I was very excited to meet one of the industry’s premier paper crafters. I discovered Whim So Doodle about a year ago and have shopped there [...] Continue reading…

Friday Fodder March 28

Friday Fodder March 28

It’s the last Friday of March and that means its Friday Fodder time! This week I have a great collection of items to get your creative juices flowing. LAYOUT TIPS While traveling blogs I came across this great layout reference on SuzyQScraps. Blogger Suzy Iverson has an example on her blog for each of these [...] Continue reading…