The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Friday, June 17, 2011


"It is easier for a father to have children, than for children to have a real father". ~Pope John XXIII
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Martha Stewart Scores!

I love this product from Martha Stewart. It's called a Scoring Board.

This handy board comes with instructions and a bone folder to help you cut and fold cards, envelopes and boxes. Although this product has been out for a while, I have to admit, I can be a sceptic. But, after seeing this demonstrated, I decided to head to Michaels to buy one for myself.

Making my own envelopes have always been a problem...How much paper? How do you fold evenly? This product helps me answer these questions.

The instructions give you a nice selection of small and large sizes and then, using a little math and a calculator, you can makes those measurements larger or smaller.

You can use all kinds of paper as well. Book pages, old maps, even catalog pages. Some catalogs are just too pretty to throw away.

Now I can make a card AND an envelope to match.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm Back!

My daughter is married and my son is graduated. It's been a busy year. Now it's back to making things for other occasions beside a wedding. Although that was (most of the time) quite fun!
Recently, my daughter and son-in-law gave me this darling little stamp. I adore it.

I could not help but explore what I could add to the design to make it my own...