Welcome To The Candy Bar!

I love discovering new blogs. I love meeting the people behind them. And I love the chance to win an awesome prize every now and then! Odds are, if you’re reading this blog – you do too! So I’m excited to share these things through the launch of The Candy Bar on the right portion of my sidebar! Be […]

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Joy To The World

Joy to the world,The Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heartPrepare Him room, And heavenAnd nature sing, And heavenAnd nature sing, And heaven,And heaven,And nature sing. I guess it’s apparent by now – I love Christmas songs! Singing and listening to my favorite carols brings much joy to my life – and many fond […]

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Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland.   Did you hear? It’s going to be a White Christmas across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States!   Of course, there’s snow – and then there’s snow.  Dreaming of a white […]

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Pink Is The New Red

I can’t remember where I first saw the pronouncement, but ever since I read that “pink is the new red”, I’ve been eager to experiment with the traditional Christmas combo of red/green, and use pink/green in a Christmas card! Today’s card features pretty purple DCWV cardstock, layered with Martha Stewart papers that Secret Santa Joyce brought me, and […]

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Oh Christmas Tree

This morning, as I was looking over my most recently created Christmas cards, I made a surprising discovery: Each card features a Christmas tree as the focal point of its design! Although I hadn’t planned it that way, my love of Christmas trees shines through loud and clear! With that in mind, I thought it would be fun as […]

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Doodlebug Christmas

This is the final Christmas card I made from my Doodlebug bag of scraps.  Since I usually gravitate towards vintage colors at Christmas, it’s been fun working with such festive colors! I’ve also enjoyed playing with the painted wooden pieces – I’m sure I’ll find more uses for them in future projects. The cute Merry Christmas tag […]

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Merry And Brite

Have you ever been inspired to create a project based on a favorite song? Today’s card, Merry and Brite, is the second Doodlebug Christmas card I created from my Little Bag of Scraps. The title is derived from the lyrics of the best-selling single of all times – White Christmas. I decided to research the song’s history and […]

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Little Bags Of Scraps

In my spare moments, I often find myself sorting through my “little bags of scraps” – baggies filled with old treasures waiting to be resurrected into new life on current projects! My Doodlebug Christmas cards are a perfect example of what you can create from your little bags of scraps.  They combine scraps from a Doodlebug kit I […]

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Christmas Joy

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all around the Paper Palace! Yesterday morning, I discovered a wonderful surprise. While visions of sugarplums danced through my head, my husband had merrily transformed our home into a winter wonderland! I awoke to a visual bouquet of angels and ornaments and vintage St. Nick. My eyes feasted upon stockings […]

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Blog Candy Opportunities

In October, Mary Vogel of On Life And Creatingsponsored a blog candy contest to celebrate her birthday. As is often the case with these contests, I entered but forgot to check back to find out the results. By chance, we connected a few weeks ago and due to Mary’s follow-up, I discovered that I had won! […]

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Believe

I have always loved the color blue. I love everything about it – its quietness, its serenity, its tranquility. Blue is freedom and expansiveness – it is sky and sea. Blue is a warm blanket that wraps itself around us and brings peace and comfort to frazzled lives. Blue speaks the language of our spirit. Last December, I made […]

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Tsunami Gives Thanks

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great – I spent Thanksgiving with family and friends, eating delicious food, watching movies, and catching up on some much needed sleep!  But – I am convinced that no one had a grander time than Tsunami, my two and a half year old Blue Maine Coon cat! Tsunami […]

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