These festive thank-you gifts are fast and easy to make with a few roses and fresh cut greenery. And it’s fun to find other places to stick the leftover greenery. It’s still the only holiday touches on display at my home at the moment. I’d better get cracking!
I posted the recipe for The Boy’s ultimate chocolate chip cookies the other week. When The Niece posted “I miss those!” on my Facebook wall next to the cookie’s photo, I knew a certain college student was in dire need of a late semester care package. So we made a batch of the Uncle’s chocolate […]
This one. I wrecked it. But don’t worry – that was the point. In an effort to break out of my routine, I challenged myself to purchase a Wreck This Journal and work through its various exercises. Among other things, I had to rip pages: Save and paste fruit stickers: Color, scribble, drip, destroy and […]
This is the simple card I gave The Boy for Valentine’s Day. I found it here. Valentine’s this year was a kiss-and-a-craft. We’re saving our pennies for a very nice meal out with our friends, J&S, and fully funding our emergency fund. That’s true love.
Here’s a fun idea (from Pinterest!) that I used to creatively wrap these: Run a bead of hot glue on the inside of a jar lid. Hold the gift card in place until the glue sets. Allow to fully dry (about 10 minutes). Add a sprinkling of glitter – not too little, not too […]
Bridget and I decided it would be fun to make some festive drink coasters for the Christmas season. You’ll need felt sheets (inexpensive at any craft store), fabric craft glue, scissors and felt ornaments. I picked up several packages of the ornaments for 75% off in last year’s Christmas clearance sales. Enjoy how soft […]
The shirts the boys wore to run the Marine Corps Marathon? I designed them – the back logo and all. “Running 26.2 for the Red White and Blue” The company that printed them liked the design so much they offered to trade me something for it. Because I was running behind, I got express processing […]
Long ago I bookmarked a tutorial on how to make a book wreath and finally got around to making mine over the Labor Day weekend. I needed a distraction. The Boy said I have a problem sitting still and being. He’s right. Anyway, to make a book wreath you need craft paint (black, grey or brown), a […]
Last weekend I just finished a major 101 List item. Three, actually. Last weekend I finished scrapbooking our life in the UK. For a bit of context, we moved back to the US from the UK in fall 2005. That’s right – nearly six years ago. It’s a project I started working on in 2008. […]