I made this for my hubby last week for his birthday :)

This year since he turned 31---and our favorite ice cream shop is 31 baskin robbins.....

soooooo, I created the 31 ice cream flavors of my husband!

haha :)

First, I designed all the ice cream flavors--super fun to do by the way. Then, inside each flavor I wrote a characteristic about John that I admire--and under it I wrote about how he shows that characteristic as a husband.

At the end of the day--he loved it--so success!



Group Birthday Card

Here's an idea!

Instead of buying an oversized hallmark card...cut up a bunch of paper--hand them out--collect them--roll them up--and stick them in a mason jar.

The trick is to use a good palette of colorful paper--a pencil to help roll them--tape to close them before you tie the ribbon.

To make it easier for me to keep a uniformed look on the outer edge I stuck a piece of cardstock paper in the center of the jar. You don't even have to tape it in, just drop it in and let it conform to what's already there. So easy peasy.

I <3 mason jars--endless possibilities!

happy birthday card

PRINT - CUT - PASTE - EMBELLISH. easy peasy.

I designed a simple layout for a birthday card.

Super easy to create--download the template (directions are on the template) and try it out!

Piece together some of your favorite patterned paper and glue it all down flat! 

Add some embellishments. I used brown ribbon to make a bow--then stuck rhinestone stickers at the bottom of each triangle--and on the bow.

I like to use clear baggies as envelopes.

Here's the


if you want to make it yourself!

Show me your creations ;)

two handmade cards

yay! started my first blog! FINALLY!

I eventually want to start posting digital files so that other people can download free printables--but until i get there, i'll post some handmade projects.

I love making handmade cards :)

I made this for one of my sunday school students: caylee. She just finished battling bone cancer and is in rehabilitation. (Please pray for her!) I was aiming at designing a card that would lift her spirits while she was going through chemo.

Here's a card i made for my bestie, for her bday.

I used buttons for the balloons and covered the holes with the letter stickers.