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Whatever Is Lovely

I have many adult coloring books and find them relaxing and a comfort to me to sit and draw in. Whatever Is Lovely was particularly nice in that it has inspiring quotes from the Bible along with the lovely drawings that I can color in. I use colored pencils for the...

Harry And Meghan The Wedding Paper Dolls

I and my probably-too-old-for-paper-dolls daughters all really love paper dolls. We've delighted in modern re-imaginging versions of paper dolls, often with historical designs and clothing well beyond the grasp of most young girls. But I have to say none of us were...

Make It A Party With Sizzix

Make It a Party with Sizzix is an idea book, it focuses on bright, colorful photos of fun things you can create using your Sizzix machine. I personally found a lot of exciting and inspiring ideas. I loved how they strung some simple shapes on twine and hung them from...

Paper To Petal

I’m a huge fan of paper flowers, it’s been an obsession of mine for decades now. When I saw Paper to Petal, my mouth literally dropped open, it is just amazing. My daughter saw it and immediately claimed it for her own, and started making plans to cover her entire...

Halloween Bowling Set

Evite shared this awesome DIY Bowling Set with me and I hope you like it, too! Wood pieces are decorated with spray paint and markers and turn a bouncy ball into an eyeball to knock them all down with. Frankenstein, a pumpkin, a mummy, monsters and a ghost are all...

Make A Tiered Serving Tray

You can make your own double tiered serving tray just by gluing together inexpensive (and pretty!) melamine plates or bowls and candlesticks! These would look amazing with finger foods, cookies, petit fours or just about any small foods. Pinterest

Sketching And Origami Books

In today's digital design world, many of us have lost touch (literally and figuratively) with the actual tools we so often emulate in our designs, whether for print or digital display -- including myself. Over the years, I've lost track of the tips and points I'd once...