It has been unseasonably warm here. I’m tired of the 80′s (and I’m not talking about the leggings and over-sized sweaters). My black-eyed susans are so confused. They started blooming again.
There is an up side, though. The beautiful weather has made product photo shoots a breeze. See what a good helper Baby O is?
I will be [...]
Someone at my house turned 30. So we celebrated.
Some of our Birthday Traditions:
>> The special person of honor chooses the dinner menu (Chris chose lasagna).
>> They also choose the cake (Chris chose the most delicious chocolate cake known to man, minus the frosting — we don’t like frosting)
>> The family decorates the family room with signs [...]
Story and drawing by my [...]
A newly acquired friend, Sara of Craft Snob, asked me to participate in her Ornament Parade. This is the tutorial I shared over there.
This paper ball ornament is quick and easy. You can make enough of these for your entire tree in about an hour! And it’s a great project for your kiddos to help with. [...]
Introducing: Photo Albums.
I’m so excited to introduce these beauties to you. Now you can have your cherished photo memories in a handmade photo album.
The photo albums are cased in a variety of fabrics, just like my journals.
I’ve included spacers in the spine so once you’ve added your photos, the spine will not bulge.
The pages are 9″ [...]
Well, we did it!
THANK YOU! to everyone who came to the Open House. It was so fun to see you and visit with you. Is it ok if I confess that I’m in this for the social part of it? Well, I am.
A huge-o mund-o thanks to my mom who cleaned and baked and then baked [...]
Gift card holders are my solution to not feeling so lame when I give a gift card. Admit it: sometimes you feel lame when you give a gift card. Especially if you really like the person. Well, it turns out that if you package up the gift card in a gift-ish sort of way, you feel [...]
Introducing: limited edition books.
I’m really excited about the direction Book Bound Bindery is going. These limited edition books lean more towards the fine art aspect of bookmaking. They are a little more special than the journals I make. Just like a signed limited edition set of prints, these books are signed and numbered and will never [...]
Kari Hennefer will also be at the open house with beautiful images of her work on display, and booking Portrait Sessions. Enjoy her “Open House Special” discount of $50 off a Portrait Session if you schedule your booking that day. Come browse through samples, get awesome ideas of how to display [...]
[No tutorial today... Do you still love me?]
Hooray for notebooks! These notebooks are my top sellers. They are a convenient small size (good for purses and backpacks) with pockets in the front and back covers. The images are transferred onto the covers with a printmaking technique that uses lots of acetone and is very stinky. There [...]