I've sent out all of my greeting cards, so it's time to unveil my project. I'm so nervous. I hope you like it. Every year an idea comes to mind which becomes a sketch and then transforms into some kind of 3-D popup creation. I know what you're thinking. Most people don't even take the... Continue Reading →
Twinkle, Illustration, and Elves
I'm ready for the next project on my long list. It's my absolute favorite. Can you guess? Nope. I'm not wrapping presents. I always leave that chore until the last minute. I'm not hanging the stockings. NOTE TO SELF: I need to buy sticky tack. I'm not writing my letter to Santa. I'm playing with... Continue Reading →
Leave a Comment and Win!
I've been busy drawing, cutting, pasting and folding this year's Christmas card. I think I've listened to almost every corny holiday movie between the Lifetime and Hallmark channel. Every year has its challenges. In the past, I sent out my cards after more than sixty hours of work and they boomeranged back for more postage!... Continue Reading →
Boulder Twinkle – A Photo Essay
Just add snow! This time of year, it's easy to see the world with the wonder of children. Do you enjoy Christmas lights? Do you hang them? Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Twinkle - Weekly Photo Challenge Share on Twitter and I'll tweet a "#follow you" to my 9000 followers!
The Unusually Wild Gift Guide
I've been surfing the net for the wildest gifts online and would like to share a few unusual finds with you. Some are wilder than others, but they are all meant for someone who has everything or a sense of humor. The Power Nap Head Pillow can be found at Bedding In Because naptime... The... Continue Reading →
Jumping for Joy! Literally…
As part of our family's Christmas traditions, I shop, bake, decorate, and create homemade greeting cards. I am always up for adding something new to the list. My son Kelly figured he would receive a Playstation 4, but he still expressed over the top happiness when receiving his gifts. That's when I had an idea... Kelly... Continue Reading →
The Big Reveal, DIY and a Message
After almost sixty hours, my annual Christmas cards are done. Whew! I smiled while dropping them into the mailbox and imagined my friends and family opening up my little art project. Time is at a premium and many don’t even send store bought cards. We live in an electronic age where communication is at our... Continue Reading →
One year, I took extreme measures to find the perfect Christmas gift. We used to own a wholesale toy and school supply business. On Christmas Eve, my husband Danny would come home with a trash bag full of toys. We would spend hours wrapping the little gifts. Our children grew up and we sold the... Continue Reading →
Guess What’s Spinning Out of Control – A Contest!
While growing up, my sister and I kept busy by creating all kinds of art projects. Accustomed to drawing, I chose an art degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. I worked at a hospital as a medical illustrator for a few years. When Danny and I were married in 1987, I drew our... Continue Reading →
Time-Saving Tips for the Holidays **wink**
Finding time for everything in daily life can be a challenge. The holidays add an extra burden to the growing list of things to do. This year marks the shortest amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Think you can do it all? You can't. There’s no time to dink around people! You’re basically screwed unless you... Continue Reading →