Just in time for Valentine's Day

Put some romance in your creative life!

Learn how to create my signature paper flower in my next article in the 

March issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine 

The instructions for the flower also include a full-size pattern. 

Once you learn how to create the flower, 
there are instructions for two cards and this beautiful necklace.  

All are perfect for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, 
so this is one issue that you will want to purchase. 

You can find the magazine 
at your local book store, as well as, 
in Walmart, craft stores,


Visit Velcro's website to get the 
free instructions for this 
Valentine's Day Jewelry Card Project
learn the secret 
that holds it together.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a VERY 
Happy and Creative New Year!

I hope your year will be filled with creative ideas, lots of love, 
good health, and happiness.

CHA - Craft and Hobby Association Show

It is a very busy time in my studio as I get my projects ready for the Craft and Hobby Association Show.  

You can see some of my designs at the Viva Decor booth.  I will also be giving a  demonstration showing everyone how to create a fabric cuff using paper embellishments. 
I will also have a table display in the Designer Showcase area.  

In the meantime, here's a little look at where I am spending most of my time these days.  The photo on the left is from my studio.   I love the two large windows in the room.  My desk sits in front of one of them providing natural light when I work.

My grandmother made the scarf that sits on the pillow.  I keep it in my room to remind me of my grandmother and her creativity.  

The chair was created from a kitchen chair I found at Salvation Army.  The chair was in bad shape, so I gave it new life.  I cut a new back for it, did a bit of painting,  recovered the seat, and it's a good reminder to not take life too seriously when I enter my studio. 

Planters, gifts from a very close cousin, are given new purpose by filling them with colored pencils, pens, and other items.  

Thanks for visiting.  

I would love to  know what projects you have planned for this new year.  Are you attending CHA? What's your thoughts on crafting in 2011?

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