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Friday, January 17, 2020

Thank You Cards Using an Embossing Folder





Create some elegant thank you note cards using an embossing folder, decorative scrapbook paper and some simple layering ideas!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Keep it Simple Card Making



Special Occasion cards you can make in minutes. A fun selection of mini punches. Get inspired and start creating!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Little Women Still a Favorite

Happy New Year to everyone who is reading and/or following my blog.  I trust 2020 is a year full of purpose, blessings and happiness for you all.  Well how did you bring in the New Year? Did you have a quiet night at home watching the ball drop with Ryan Seacrest and everyone celebrating in New York or did you head out to celebrate with friends or family indulging in food and games?  

My husband and I went to the movies. We have never done this on New Year's Eve but since my favorite movie was playing I was excited to go.  Yes, Little Women, a favorite from my childhood. I still have a copy of the book that my grandma gave me when I was in elementary school.  I reread it to get a fresh memory of the story line not that it was really one that I would have forgotten as I so enjoyed it.  

If you're unfamiliar with this story I will give a brief explanation. It is an adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. This version of the movie is directed by Greta Gerwig.   It is a story about the four March sisters as Jo March reflects upon her life.  Meg is the eldest, pretty and responsible. Jo is next an aspiring author and a little boyish. Then comes Beth who is a quiet soul and musically gifted. Last but not least is Amy who is artistic as well as slightly impulsive.  The girls help their mother keep things running smoothly on the farmstead while their father serves in the Civil war.  They welcome Laurie, a new neighbor into their group and all become good friends, Jo yearns to become a professional writer and explore her freedom. The other sisters are content to just take each day as it comes. 

It is a story of sisterhood, love, generosity and helping one another. A touching and inspiring story of core values.  I definitely recommend this movie and think it's a wonderful way to bring in the New Year.  

January 2020 begins! I hope and pray it will be a fabulous year for us all! 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Holiday Craft Mini Candy Cane Holders

Cookies Call My Name

Hi everyone! We are less than two weeks til Christmas!  Hope you're not stressing too much about all of things you may have to do yet! I heard a woman on her cell phone at a store yesterday complaining or stressing to someone that she still had so much shopping to do, buying food for a party, organizing and decorating her house etc. She kept going on about all she had to do and she looked a bit frazzled too I might add. Ugh, I like to be be finished most of my shopping by December to avoid crowds and grumpy people! Lol 

On the home front the baking or shall I say eating it has begun! Why do cookies call my name, especially when I make the gingersnaps, they are so soft and chewy and hard to stay away from. Even when they're in the freezer they still call my name!  My husband has a big sweet tooth and he can put cookies away pretty quickly too!  I have made a couple of batches of sugar cookies and iced them with royal icing and decorations.  I enjoy doing them if I'm not rushed or pressured.  How about you, is cookie baking and decorating them one of your favorite things to do at this time of year or do you prefer someone else to do that?  Here are a couple of pictures of some of mine! I made these adorable mini sugar cookies using tiny cookie cutters they package up really nicely in cellophane bags too! Great for gifting! 






Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Classy Christmas Charger Plate DIY





Get creative and up-style a simple charger plate for your home. An easy Christmas home decor idea.