I love DIY projects and inspiring ideas, where one idea brings on another, then another, and the ideas keep coming. This will be the place where all of those ideas are curated as we learn and grow together. Hopefully my ideas will inspire some of your ideas, and we can share and explore them with each other.  It will be full of tutorials with step by step instructions for those who love those DIY projects, and lots of ideas for others that want a bit of help or inspiration when decorating their home, celebrating a holiday or throwing a party.  From handmade cards to banners, giftwrap to ornaments, mosaics to painted metal flowers, and so much more.  I will be making mixed media collages, torch-fired enamels, chalk and mineral painted furniture, guilder’s paste on just about everything, and jewelry. Since I love the beach, there will be lots of coastal themed art and jewelry as well, using tiny shells collected from beaches worldwide. And did I mention paper crafts?  Embossing, die cutting, water coloring, stamping, playing with mica sprays, ink, metallic finishes, decoupaging, encaustics, and the list goes on. Please join me on this journey and sign up to be on my email list for my quarterly newsletter and links to new blog posts.

Handmade Cards and Creative Surface Techniques Part 1

Making handmade cards is one of my favorite pastimes. Each card is a blank canvas, a new beginning, a place where I can combine bits and pieces of painted and textured paper, stamped images, and a whole plethora of other things,  to create something beautiful. Autumn is one of those seasons that I especially love creating handmade cards to send to friends and family and let them know that I am thankful for them.  I...Read More

Celebrating Fall

Celebrating Fall I love the Fall! I love magical Indian Summer days, the leaves gracing the trees in brilliant hues of orange, yellow & red, pumpkin patches & corn mazes for the kids to explore, and pumpkin spice candles filling my home with a delicious fragrance. It is a season of gratitude, a time to reflect on all of the ways the Lord has blessed us throughout the year.  I love decorating my home to...Read More