These cupcakes taste terrible!

Saturday, December 27, 2008





Pretty to look at, but not so yummy to eat. Cupcakes made with paper crafting supplies! They're built around a styrofoam ball and chipboard base. Add lots and lots of ribbons, flowers, glitter and hot glue, and you've got a darling cupcake! I'm always intrigued by interactive elements, so these ones have a pull-out and an accordian fold-out, but they'd be cute just as a desk-top decoration too.




To see what inspired all this cupcake craziness, check out Linda's amazing artwork.

Let it Snow... and Snow... and Snow?

Sunday, December 21, 2008



I was dreaming of a white Christmas, but this is ridiculous. Most of it came in 36 hours, and now after a day-long break to get ourselves dug out there's more coming today. Well, it's certainly beautiful! These pictures were taken before the first snowfall finished. Yesterday we had beautiful blue skies and intense cold, but I didn't get out and snap some more photos to share. Wonder why?

Looking down our street:


The steps to the back door on the garage:


James, clearing the driveway. He's already cleared that truck off and it's just accumulating more snow. The 4-wheeler with the snow blade has made James the hero of the neighborhood. He's like a big kid with a new toy.


Action shot:

A Christmas Medley

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I found this on youtube. These guys are so talented, and very funny!

Published in Paper Crafts Gourmet

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I just got my hands on the new Paper Crafts Gourmet Book (and yes, I mean BOOK!) I'm so excited to have three projects in this issue, the ice cream sauce tag shown above is one of them. This is one fabulous cookbook/craft book. Fifty recipes and 110 projects, how could you go wrong? The spiral binding inside makes everything lay flat, and the recipes look so yummy! Find it here!

Papers by Carolee's Creations, Stamps by Close to My Heart.

For a Friend

Tuesday, December 2, 2008



I created this box for Lisa, a friend and customer who lost her mother after a long illness. Sometimes we're not ready to scrapbook all those precious photos when a loved one passes, but we want to keep them close so we can visit those memories often. Lisa's mother loved cobalt blue, and Lisa loves warm autumn colors, so I chose a color pallette for both of them. I left a blank space on the front for a special photo, but kept the inside simple to accomodate the loose photos and allow anyone to easily look through the pictures. When Lisa is ready to scrapbook, she'll have everything in one place.