Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gift wrapping a gift card

Gift Cards

Sometimes giving a gift card seems impersonal. I think taking the time to present the gift card in a pretty package it makes it special.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Tag Board 2013

I'm pretty pleased with my color theme. After all, black is my favorite color. The house is all dressed up in black, white and silver. Fabulous!

Christmas Tags - 2013

I love the colors black, white, and silver. My favorite color is black. For Christmas, this year, I decided to decorate using only those colors. I also love kraft paper so I wanted to use kraft paper and kraft bags to wrap gifts. Here are two that I made for a friend. I am so happy with the tags I made. I do love those colors!

CC's 40th Birthday Gift

Gift and tag

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Tags

Trick or Treat tags to be tied onto cellophane bags filled with goodies for trick or treaters this Halloween

Saturday, October 19, 2013


This year's tag for our caramel apples.
Now to cast a spell to convince
my daughter to make them with me.
As I've said before, every year she says
I am not making apples. Every year
we end up making them. Oh, but, not
without a fight.
Can I make them on my own? Yes.
Will they look beautiful? Oh heck no!
So.... Daughta Tata, Mutha Tata needs you.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Boney Family

I love tags. As soon as I saw these Tim Holtz Framelits, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. Papa is very stunning with his bowler hat. Poor Junior will not be able to have any of Momma's fabulous caramel apples due to his newly acquired braces. Sissy is secretly happy that she doesn't have to share.

42 days til Halloween

The moon is full. Beware of ghosts and goblins.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

One Day Closer To Halloween

57 days til Halloween
September 4th 2013

I am dying (smirk) to decorate the house. I have to admit that I bought a china cabinet and it's filled to the brim with goodies. The rest of the house will have to wait for a more appropriate date to decorate. My family has already threatened to call the asylum to have me committed.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Honey's Gift

I actually finished it just in time. As I was putting the backing on the frame, I heard the sound of Honey's diesel coming down the court.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 Valentine's Day 7 - 2013

 Canvases for a Valentine's Day shadow box for Honey.
These are little canvases from Joann. They are covered with
pages from an old book. Now to get them finished and
attached to the shadowbox by tomorrow. How does it
always come to this? I'm down to the last minute again.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day 6 - 2013
I made tags to tie on my Valentine's day gifts. I also made similar tags to tie to my repurposed window. The wings are made with Tim Holtz Layered Wings die cut using cardboard. The paper is from My Mind's Eye...Love Me paper pad. The cute little frame came from the little bins at Michael's. The little "love" heart is also from M

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day 5 - 2013
Who doesn't love chocolate???? Godiva bars wrapped for Valentine's Day. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Day 4 - 2013
When I found this old window, it was in pretty bad shape. Honey helped me remove what glass was left. I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk paint and we attached the chicken wire to the back. He also attached the hardware and now my little window looks like a door. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013




Our son and his wife blessed us with a new grandchild.

 Valentine's Day 3 - 2013
Wow, how the days go by. Seems like the are going so quickly. I intended on posting everyday for the first 14days of Febuary. However, life got in the way. I finally got around to baking and decided cupcakes were the thing to make.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day 1 - 2013
February 1, 2013
My husband/Honey made this for me out of wood from a pallet he found. There was one similar to it on the cover of the December issue of Country Living magazine. I told him I loved it and hinted that there was lots of wood left over from the pallet he used to make a coffee table. Many weeks went by and the wood sat in a lonely pile on the floor of the garage his woodshop. I really wanted him to make something fabulous out of the pallet wood, so I left the magazine in his shop. Still, the wood went untouched. I left the magazine on his pile of rc plane magazines. Surely he would see the picture and be inspired to make it for me. I made his favorite dinners. No cabinet. I began to think it was not going to happen. No cabinet for me. I tried one more time to leave the magazine where he would not be able to miss it.
Much to my surprise, I received a text message from Honey while I was at work. There it was! A picture of this beautiful cabinet just for me.