Christmas Tag with Free Printable Calendar

When I designed my new Picture This! Collection of stamps and dies, one thing that I really wanted was a tag die that was just the right size. It had to be large enough to hold an Instax Mini photo but it had to be small enough to not over power the size of the […]

Christmas Paper Chain Using Recycled Wrapping Paper

Some of you may remember making chewing gum wrapper chains. You would take the gum wrapper, fold it, hook it on the previous one and eventually make a long chain. It was recycling before recycling became cool. I took the same concept and decided to recycle the beautiful wrapping paper left over after Christmas. Very […]

Wander Through a Travel Journal

Sometimes an idea for a design just floats into my head and I am inspired to create and play. I have so many Christmas ideas in my head but my passport was sitting out and this idea for a Wander, Travel Journal layout came to me. The supplies needed are a Sizzix SideKick machine, my […]

Barrel Cactus Christmas Treat Box

Ever have one of those craft-related “ah-ha!” moments? I was busy organizing my studio and suddenly came up with the thought that my Barrel Cactus 3D die actually creates a container that could be filled with treats. So I stopped working on my studio and tested out my idea and here is the result. Here […]

Christmas Cactus Craft

I have so much fun when given a craft challenge. A coworker asked if I could make a Christmas Cactus using something from my Succulent Serenity collection of dies and stamps. Well of course I took on the challenge with the result being a little different than what they expected of course. Supplies used: Sizzix […]

Paper Succulent Crate Display

I love the look of various succulents snuggled together in a worn container with lots of character. The colors and textures work so well together. This inspired me to create a display of paper succulents in a vintage, wooden crate. I used a neutral color palette so that the shapes and textures would stand out. […]

November 2017 Downloadable Desktop Calendar

November days are getting shorter which means more time to get cozy and craft I guess. The weather is still fairly warm here in Southern California as I write this. Trees haven’t dropped their leaves yet. T-shirts and sandals can still be worn during the day. The only hint that it is November is that […]

Paper Succulents on Wire Stems

Here’s a quick and simple way to attach my paper echeveria succulents to a wire stem. This is very useful if you want to attach paper succulents to a dimensional piece like I did with this metal basket. To make these you will need my Succulent 2D/3D die by Sizzix, 24 gauge florist wire, liquid […]

Sizzix Succulent Maker Challenge

The Succulent Maker Challenge featuring my Sizzix Succulent Serenity Collection begins today! I am looking forward to seeing all of the fun and creative projects that everyone is making using dies, stamps and paper from my collection. The complete rules can be found on the Sizzix blog here but I wanted to share just a few […]

Succulent Art Journal Coloring Book

When I was given the opportunity to design a coloring book for Sizzix, I thought about what I would personally want from a coloring book. My first priority was to have well-drawn illustrations throughout the book. Second was to design the drawings to have multiple uses once completed. And third was to have areas of […]