The best way to quickly paint paper maché boxes!

The best way to quickly paint paper maché boxes!

Today I’m going to show you the best way to quickly paint paper maché boxes! Yes, you can paint a paper maché box in about 15 minutes, give or take a tiny bit of drying time, with my helpful tips! One of the most versatile crafts to do is to paint paper maché, whether it’s boxes, […]

Little Pink Houses for You and Me!

Little Pink Houses for You and Me: making mixed media wood houses

I made some little pink houses for you and me! This DIY is so much fun, using wood shapes plus gorgeous decorative papers and embellishments! Come and see! I’m excited to show you how I made my little pink houses, and yes I couldn’t resist the song. (For those of you who will have it […]

How to make beautiful shabby paper flowers!

How to make beautiful shabby paper flowers!

Want to learn how to make beautiful shabby paper flowers? I did too, so I finally bought a Sizzix Big Shot machine and some flower dies and I. Am. Addicted. To. Making. Paper. Flowers. I’m definitely late to the Sizzix party, but man am I having a blast with my new toy! So many of […]

How to make a faux moss frame (with a kit!)

How to make a faux moss frame (with a kit!)

How to make a faux moss frame (with a kit!) because A) moss is on trend in decorative home accents, and B) it’s fun to give indoor items an outdoor look! Oh, and it’s easy to use too! After I colored my pretty painted butterflies — see yesterday’s tutorial here — I wasn’t satisfied with the […]

Welcome in Spring with Pretty Painted Butterflies!

Welcome in Spring with Pretty Painted Butterflies! If you love to color, you'll love this!

Why not welcome in Spring with pretty painted butterflies? If you love to color, you’ll love this tutorial! Plus, I’m using an amazing new paper that feels like fabric and can be colored in any way you like. Adult coloring fans rejoice! Being on the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew this year means that you’ll get […]

DIY Handmade Card: Time to Garden

DIY Handmade Card: Time to Garden

I’m over-the-moon excited to be on the 2017 Xyron Design Team, and today I’m sharing a DIY handmade card: Time to Garden. This is a card with just a few layers and embellishments, so it’s easy to reproduce if you want to make your own! One craft category I seem to have neglected to share […]

Red Tip Photinia is one of my favorite evergreens!

Red Tip Photinia is one of my favorite evergreens!

Red Tip Photinia is one of my favorite evergreens! It provides year-round red and green color in your landscape with a bonus of pretty Spring blossoms. Here’s a look at our own Red Tip Photinias over the past few years . . . My love affair with trees and shrubs began when we left city living […]

Make This Hug and Kiss Valentine’s Day Wall Art!

Make This Hug and Kiss Valentine's Day Wall Art!

You can make this Hug and Kiss Valentine’s Day wall art in just a few steps with supplies you can pick up at the craft store: wood shapes, paint and a stencil! Below is a picture of the floor of Michael’s, where I was putting together my idea for this wall art! All of the […]

8 Colorful Plants for a Wonderful Winter Garden

Colorful Plants for a Wonderful Winter Garden

Let’s get close up and personal with 8 colorful plants for a wonderful Winter garden! What you see outside of your windows this time of year can be colorful and interesting! So here’s some colorful evergreen eye candy to inspire you . . . As I type this to you, we’re in the midst of another […]

Don’t Forget to Dream mixed media 4 x 4 canvas

Don't Forget to Dream mixed media piece

Where have I been? Oh, just getting lost in my craft room creating this Don’t Forget to Dream mixed media 4×4 canvas! And after I created it, I had lots of photos to edit so I could share the entire process with you! Come and see! Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew I’m really excited to […]