Fresh Apple Bundt Cake

I know I have been lax about posting recipes lately.  (I think the last time I posted a recipe was late last year).  But I have not done a whole lot of baking since the holidays.  However, that changed last weekend, as it was both my mom’s and brother, Daniel’s birthdays.  Well, technically, my mom’s birthday […]

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Interview with Bettina Pauly, Book Artist

A few weeks ago, I shared with you my tunnel book class at the San Francisco Center for the Book with Bettina Pauly.  I was a fan of her art before I even knew who she was and became an even bigger fan after taking her class.  She is a doll and a very sweet […]

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Sun’s Out Kate Greenaway Spring ATC Card

I know I’ve been slow about getting my ATCs completed and posted lately, but I’m back with another one.  This time the inspiration was this illustration from an old Kate Greenaway book, Under the Window, that another crafter had given me: I immediately thought of spring.  I decided to recreate the facade of an old […]

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Postcard Collage Tunnel Book Class

I recently had the great pleasure of taking my very first class with Bettina Pauly at San Francisco Center for the Book.  The class was for making a tunnel book.  As readers of my blog know, I have taken classes in the past for tunnel books, here and here, but Bettina had a very unusual take on […]

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Hummingbird ATC Card – a Craft Fail of Sorts

Well, my ATC journey continues with a semi craft fail.  My plan was to create an ATC with this image of a hummingbird I had saved in my stash. This was originally from an envelope I had gotten in the mail for a wildlife organization.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with […]

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Singing Cat Maestro ATC Card

One of the challenges with designing an ATC card is coming up with a design for such a small canvas. I’ve started out all my ATCs thus far with an image that I found interesting, whether a person or animal, and wanted to build a card around it.  But for this cat maestro ATC, I started with […]

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Bird Napkin ATC Cards

One nice thing about doing ATC cards is that I get to experiment on a less intimidating, smaller scale than I would be if working in another medium.  Case in point – my recent foray into working with paper napkins. I have had these Punch Studio paper napkins for quite a number of years now: I […]

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Michael Chiarello “Yum” ATC and a Birthday Card

Well, my ATC obsession continues :0) The inspiration for this ATC card was a photo pictorial of sorts in on of my Food Network Magazines, that summarized chef Michael Chiarello’s journey to opening a Spanish restaurant.  I liked the paper doll look of the images of the chef and decided to use one of them as the […]

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“In the Clouds” ATC Card

In my last post, I shared with you my very first ATC card.  After that first one, I have been on an ATC roll, and today, I share with you the second ATC I made. The inspiration for my card was a sepia tone, vintage style image of a woman wearing a paper crown that I […]

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My Very First ATC Card

In my last post, I mentioned that I have a new crafting obsession of sorts.  Well I’m here to tell you that I have fallen in love with ATCs, artist trading cards.  These are miniature works of art measuring 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches that are created to be traded among artists or given away.  The “canvas” is […]

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