AFCI Creativation Show Recap

I can’t believe that it was a week ago that Dear Handyman and I were driving to Phoenix to attend the Association For Creative Industries {formerly Craft and Hobby Association} Creativation Show. I had been prepping project samples and make ‘n take kits since before Thanksgiving. It was a labor of love and the drive out […]

Free 2017 Desktop Calendar

Here is my free, February 2017, downloadable desktop calendar featuring illustrations of succulents and surface textures from my new Succulent Serenity line for Sizzix. The complete collection of dies, stamps, paper pad and coloring book will be available beginning around May 2017 so these desktop calendars are for you to enjoy while you wait. To stay up […]

Memory Planner Using Instax Photos and Sizzix Dies

I love the idea of using my Personal Planner as a mini scrapbook. These are called memory planners which makes it sound like I’m organizing my memories which might be more accurate than I realize. So with the big Creativation 2017 Show coming up in a few days, I thought I would reveal how my […]

Free 2017 Desktop Calendar

Preparations are in full-swing for the Winter Creativation Show in Phoenix next week. I have been busy designing and prepping make ‘n take samples for my demo booth. I am also busy making samples of my new dies to share. And, in additional to all of this, I am also designing dies for my Summer […]

My One Little Word for 2017

Happy New Year! I decided that this year that I will not make a regular new year’s resolutions but instead, I will work on living with my One Little Word. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the One Little Word, please check out Ali Edwards blog HERE. I don’t do this as a formal project […]

Welcome 2017!

Do you make New Year Resolutions? I have in the past but looking back, I made resolutions that I thought were expected of me. You know, the typical ones like “lose weight” or “read more” but my heart wasn’t in it. And even the resolutions that I felt strongly about, like “Live with less”, seemed […]

DIY Custom Gold Sizzix Lettering Tote

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Between work and the holidays, I have been busier than usual but the fact is… a Makers Gonna Make no matter how busy. I’ve had a few days to relax and unwind so I decided to create a fun tote bag using my Sizzix Alphabet script dies and […]

Dimensional Holiday Matchbox Cards

Since I had so much fun with the Hipster Santa tags, I decided that instead of giving flat, “normal” Christmas cards to my friends at work this year, that I would make something a little more dimensional and a bit unexpected. These are so quick and easy to make using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchbox […]

Bindable Dies by Sizzix

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and so it goes with my new Bindable dies that I designed for Sizzix. These dies create edges so that they snap into the binding of various planners and notebooks. I created a quick video to explain how it works because words cannot describe the simplicity […]