My grandparents were very frugal people. They grew up during the depression and lived through WW2 and food rationing. They kept everything! Memaw even kept a book of ration tickets with her box of keepsakes. I think she kept every card we ever gave her and she would thoughtfully “re-gift” them to us on special… Continue reading Let’s Talk Valentine’s Day
I have done something I’ve never done before…winged it making a video tutorial! I needed a new art journal and this idea blossomed after I saw Johanna Clough’s journal video and Club Scrap‘s Card Keeper tutorial. My handmade journal is a combination of both bookbinding methods and I LOVE how it turned out! I used… Continue reading “Off the Cuff” Art Journal
The New Year’s Resolution! In theory, it sounds great. A new year, a new beginning. We resolve to do things better, differently, faster, or whatever. It lasts for…well…a week or three. And then it’s back to business as usual. Some habits are harder to change, and that’s why developing a good habit is really worth… Continue reading Something New!
Today is the first digital kit release for the new Taylormadecards4u Design Team! Monica Taylor is the owner of Taylormadecards4u and she has put together a bouquet of wine themed elements for the Wine Passport kit! I’ve created a Fly Out Mini Album with instructions from Club Scrap to showcase these fun bits of vintage ephemera.… Continue reading Oh Look! It’s Wine O’clock!
“The magi, as you know, were wise men–wonderfully wise men–who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.” ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi The Magi from the East. What a strange story, but one that has been accepted by Christianity for centuries. Three strangers from a… Continue reading On the 12th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me…
I plan to relax this New Year’s Eve. We don’t have plans and the the way the holiday falls this year we get FOUR days off in a row! I’m so excited! The Christmas season was super busy, so I’m looking forward to some down time. The weather is predicted to be cold and rainy,… Continue reading ♫ What are you Doing New Year’s Eve?♫
Wise words from my youngest son on his 21st birthday last week… Chris (Dad) : So Jake, what have you learned in your 21 years on earth? Jake: (Without missing a beat)1. Listen more and talk less. 2. You can learn something from everyone, no matter how old they are, even children. 3. Greet everyone with an open… Continue reading Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!