turning a shirt into a dress

Turning a top into a dress

For quite some time I have been admiring lace dresses, black and gold ones in particular. Before Christmas, while dangerously browsing through Anthropologie, I spotted this beautiful gold and black (Read more...)

family album

Finishing your family album

Every year I make a family photo album.  Every year I open the book after receiving it in the mail and realize that I have spelled something wrong or made (Read more...)

finished botanical tattoo design

Designing a botanical tattoo

A friend from my Bible study at church recently asked me to design a tattoo for her arm, and I thought others might enjoy a peek into the process. She shares (Read more...)

paper snowflakes

Let it snow

We’ve had some brutally cold days here in Denver, but at least we got some snow out of the deal. In honor of the snow, I thought I’d include tips (Read more...)

Squarespace customization

Why I love Squarespace

There are a number of ways to create a website, but if you are in need of a simple, easy to use site that you can manage yourself: Squarespace is (Read more...)

Colorado cornhole board

Colorado corn hole board

I mentioned a little while ago that I’m working on building some yard games, which includes some Colorado corn hole boards. The boards have been constructed and sitting in my (Read more...)

sewing the quilt binding in place

Color theory quilt, finished!

I’ve actually had my son Robert’s quilt completely done for almost a month, but I just now remembered to take a picture in the daylight. Last time I posted, I (Read more...)

Snow Globe Failuere

You win some, you lose some…

We all have done it. You have or see a “brilliant” idea… that turns out to be not so brilliant. People sometimes ask how I’ve learned to do some of (Read more...)

laying out a page

Laying out a page in Photoshop

When you create a page for a photo album, there are a few tips that will make lining up images and text a lot easier. This post will show you (Read more...)

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