Category Archive: Gift Ideas

PPA220 A Pretty Fall Picture

Do you ever wonder where my inspiration comes from for making a home décor project?  Generally, it’s an element that I created that’s too big or bulky for a card!  Case in point… This week’s sketch by our Pal, Margaret Moody, for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge calls for a fairly large circle.  Between the inspiration of her …

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Motto: Be Prepared (with MDS)!

Do you have an ample stash of common cards?  Get well?  Thank you?  Birthday?  Most of us use them up faster than we can make them, and then there are those times that the occasion doesn’t necessarily call for a full-blown card with tons of embellishments.  Just something that you can create in a flash …

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Swallowtail Wall Decor

    Have you ever had one of those projects that started as one thing and morphed into something completely different?  That’s how it was with today’s project.  This started out to be a card and ended up being wall decor. It all started with the Swallowtail stamp.  I haven’t used mine yet, so it …

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Carrots Are Good For Your Eyes!

  Okay, you have to admit that this carrot is good for your eyes, right?  This is such a cute, easy and clever way to give Easter treats.  This particular “healthy food” is filled with sugary-sweet jelly beans.  It makes a great addition to a child’s Easter basket, or as a way to give an …

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My Happy Journal

Tea For Two

    I love Linda Callahan’s sketch for Freshly Made Sketches this week!  It inspired this “Happy Journal” created with many products from the New Spring Catalog and Sale-A-Bration freebies. TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN “HAPPY JOURNAL”: Be careful what you throw away!  The base for this journal came from a thick piece of cardboard packed …

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Sale-A-Bration Collection Ideas

  I want to show you, especially if you are new to stamping and don’t have a clue where to begin, how $50 in merchandise and a free stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure can provide you with enough supplies to make MORE THAN 10 DIFFERENT CARDS!  I saw this wonderful idea at Leadership Conference …

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Quick-n-Easy 3 x 3 Box Tutorial

3 x 3 Box

    I learned how to make this little 3″ x 3″ box at Leadership Conference, and it is so quick and easy that I had to share it with you!  No sticky strip, no glue dots, just your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, the Diagonal Scoring Plate, a piece of card stock and some ribbon!  It’s …

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