Poinsettas a Plenty

‘Twas the night before Christmas…and the elves they ‘twer flying! A quick post and a quick card for a busy day…I think this one could use something more, but everything I tried annoyed me.  My creative muse is a fickle creature (no relation to me, of course) and cannot be rushed.   I’ll leave this one … More Poinsettas a Plenty

Earning their keep

I really like stamps that earn their keep.  If they’re going to stay in my stamp room f0r very long, they need to be either versatile or extraordinary, and preferably both.  When  I first saw this Autumn Days stamp set as a demonstrator sneak peak,  I dismissed it because I thought I wouldn’t use a … More Earning their keep

An elegant package

Here’s a gift bag worthy of royalty, in my humble opinion.  I am really pleased with the elegant simplicity of this stencil – and I am really pleased that Stampin’ Up!’s Decor Elements line has introduced stencils as a design option.  They’re easy, they’re fun, and they can be so much larger than stamps! Vintage … More An elegant package

A Christmas Topiary

This is not an original design, and I am thrilled to be able to remember that THIS card is the source of my inspiration.  I’m embarrassed by the number of times I’ve used someone else’s work as a starting point, but can’t remember the crafter, website, or anything else that would allow me to give … More A Christmas Topiary


Last weekend was the final class in Anne and Crystal’s fantastic Holiday Series.  This bag definitely got high marks in the cute department, and would make any boy or girl – big or small – anxious to get a look inside.  We all agreed that you couldn’t put a gift for Just Anyone in such … More Build-a-Santa-Bear

Shimmery pines

It amazes me how quickly days pass by.  It’s always been that way for me.  I’m sure  I thought Christmas or my birthday or whatever longed-for day in the future would never arrive when I was small, but I don’t remember that.  I just know that every day I wake up thinking “How am I … More Shimmery pines