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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Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!  I hope that you are surrounded by loved ones and thankful for much on this special day.  Among my blessings, I count the joy that each of you brings into my life! As you can see, Templeton Turkey has returned – in full regalia – to kick off the […]

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Eat Ham, Not Turkey!

Eat Ham Not Turkey

Meet my friend, Templeton Turkey.  Every year around Thanksgiving, he tirelessly campaigns for Americans to “eat ham, not turkey!”  Poor Templeton – even as he pleads “Why not try ham this year?” – he knows he is fighting a losing battle! According to the National Turkey Federation, turkey consumption has increased 108% since 1970.  Few birds are […]

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Vintage Lady

When I was growing up, I lived in a 2-story, turn-of-the-century farmhouse, complete with a dirt basement and a full attic. Whenever I was home alone, I loved to venture into the attic to explore its hidden treasures.  Visiting the attic was like visiting another world to me – for awhile, I stepped out of time and walked into […]

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