Dashing through the snow

I joined my parents and some of their friends in a freezing, spirited evening ride in a two-horse open sleigh back in December 1992. It was such a thrill to be living out the scenes we sing about in Christmas carols. We kept as warm as we could with … [Continue reading]

Vintage carolers Christmas card

Product/technique notes I cut 1/4-inch strips of patterned paper from Crate Paper's "Bundled Up" collection to create the background for this card. The vintage carolers are a Silhouette cut file. Easy peasy! … [Continue reading]

Wine bottle tag tutorial

Tutorial Cut base paper (I used cardstock, but it would look quite nice with patterned paper as well) to 3 x 10 inches. Score base paper at 3 inches. Cut patterned paper to 2.75 x 9.75 inches. Don't score the patterned paper yet; you want … [Continue reading]

You’ll shoot your eye out

Yeah, me too. Ralphie: I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle! Mrs. Parker: No, you'll shoot your eye out. This photo was taken on Christmas morning circa 1971. My husband, at about the age of … [Continue reading]

Nailed it!

Today's layout tells my own "nailed it" story. It was the Thanksgiving of 1994—our first since moving to Chapel Hill, NC—and my 28th birthday. Mom and Dad were hosting the holiday, which included Aunt Mary Lou and Earl from Pennsylvania in … [Continue reading]