Christmas Banners

                    It’s not too early to whip up a couple of decorations or Christmas gifts. A little chipboard, some design paper and embellishments are all you need to craft a unique…

Altered Cigar Box

                      I’ve discovered cigar boxes. A friend pointed the way and now the train has left the depot and cannot stop. Cigar boxes are inexpensive and sturdy; there are so…

Fold-Up Stationery Box

                  This project makes a great gift. Inside you’ll find lots of fun surprises to delight you–or the paper lover on your gift list. While you have all your supplies out, why…

Russian/Friendship Tea Mix

Here’s a blast from the past that’s sure to make you smile–Russian tea, sometimes called friendship tea. I have had this in my recipe box for decades. Even after tweaking the ingredients, the taste still brings me back and is…

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Iciing

                    I can’t say enough good things about these yummy cupcakes! They are packed with real bananas yet light and fluffy. Paired with smooth cream cheese icing, you have a winner…

Truck Cake

I’ll show you the details of how to make this truck cake. It’s easier than you think and a large part can be done ahead of time to make the party day a little easier! It was definitely a big…

Napkin Fold Card

                Here is a simple project that will give your card giving extra pizzazz. It’s versatile enough to make for any occasion and requires few supplies. It would also make a fun mini…

Making Ricotta Cheese

  Apparently, today is National Cheese Day–I didn’t even know that was a thing. It’s a good thing that yesterday I decided to make homemade ricotta cheese to celebrate. I visited a cheese factory once and it seemed as if…

Shaker Card

                    I had one last little frame left from Tales of a French Muse design paper by Sincerely Rina. What to do with it? I didn’t want to toss it in…

Tickets & Playbills — Memory Boxes & Collages

I love going to the theater–the movie theater, the community theater, or the Kennedy Center. I love free concerts in the park just as much as the National Philharmonic–if there’s a stage, I’m there. Since I go to so many…

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