“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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Crafting with Magazine Pages: Handmade Card and Gift Tags

As readers of this blog know, I’ve crafted a lot with magazine pages in the past, including making gift tags and cards. Recently I was going through some of my stash of magazine pages when I decided to pull out some images to create a card and some gift tags.  I had used up a lot […]

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How to Make a Custom Envelope (for a Large Size Card)

Last time I showed you how I made a quilt block pattern card.  I ended up having to trim it down because it was too big, but the resulting card, at 5.5 inch by 6.5 inch, was still larger than any envelope I had on hand.  Today I show you how I solved that dilemma […]

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Quilt Block Pattern Handmade Birthday Card

Last time I shared with you the card I made for my best friend’s daughter, Jocie.  Well, her older brother, Justin’s birthday was a few days later, on December 30, so it was another late birthday card that I sat down to make last weekend. As you may know, if you’ve been following my blog […]

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Ladybug Handmade Birthday Card

My best friend, Li’s younger daughter, Jocelyn – Jocie as we all call her – has the same birthday as moi, December 26.  I am exactly thirty years older than she is, so there is no excuse for me to forget her birthday or age, except of course, when I can’t remember my own age.  Heh, heh, heh.  Anyway, […]

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Layered Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Okay, today is the last of my holiday baking posts – at least until next year :0)   I love to bake, especially during the holidays, especially when I can give my baked goodies away as gifts.  But since I do so much baking this time of year, I love it when I can save […]

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Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

When it comes to pies, I usually only make them around the holidays.  Even though I love them, I am usually in a time crunch when it comes to baking, so I usually go for relatively quick and easy recipes instead.  Well, for this year’s Thanksgiving, I made my usual apple pies, the recipe for […]

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Eggnog Jello Recipe

I know this may be coming to you late, but I had to squeeze this in, and share this recipe with you.  It is the second of my eggnog recipes for the holiday season.  I already shared with you the recipe for eggnog cheesecake bars, which is more for the cheesecake lover, rather than the eggnog […]

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Handmade Cat Ornament for a Friend

  As much as I love craft magazines, for whatever reason, I don’t think I have ever made anything I saw in a magazine.  Recently, however, I purchased this year’s Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts because it featured an ornament I wanted to make. I love this ornament because it has a sweet, vintage feel […]

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