card making :: live, love, grow with succulents

As much as I adore terrariums and succulents, I have never actually made or put one together.  Unless you count making one on paper (at least I know that kind won’t die on me and my not-so-green thumb)! I’m still quite attached to the technique of watercolor painting stamped images on a card design and…

card making :: it’s time to celebrate with cake stamp set

Happy New Year, readers! I know, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on the blog but the end of 2015 was a busy one for this mama.  Let’s start off 2016 with a birthday card idea because well, there will always be birthdays.  🙂  This features a new stamp set by Stampin’…

a week of new designs – day 7

And the final peek at some new designs that will be available this weekend is this simple birthday card complete with a reusable bird clip. That wraps up the week of new designs – thanks for following along!  All of the designs are available online and will also be available at the Arlington Open Studios…

a week of new designs – day 5

When you want to simply wish someone a happy birthday.  🙂 The words “happy birthday” were die cut and adhered to the top of this card so that it pops off a little bit.  The “i” is decorated with a sparkly rhinestone.  The grey, green, white and blue color palette is one of my favorites…

a week of new designs – day 1

Exactly one week from today I’ll be standing at a table while greeting passersby at the Arlington Open Studios event.  That means it’s down to the wire this week for me to create new card designs.  This week’s posts will be a different design featured each day to give you a sneak peek at what…

hello, october

I inadvertently took a break from blogging in August and September … but hello, October! My first post for this month will be like a warning that if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll probably be overwhelmed by new greeting card designs over the next couple of weeks.  I’m prepping inventory for two…

coda (south boston)

This is a late post about celebrating my husband’s birthday this year at Coda in Boston.  (Trying to play catch up here, folks!) My husband thought that I forgot his birthday this year because I didn’t wish him a happy one the whole day until we arrived at the restaurant.  I knew that there was…

SOS 2012 :: day 1

There was a point about a year ago now where I fell into quite a crafting funk.  I mean, I just couldn’t put two and two together to create a card to save my life.  I don’t really know why that happened but after conversing with some of my artsy friends, it seems to happen…

save the date :: somerville open studios 2012

That’s right, my first craft show event since last July when I was about 4 months pregnant; it’s time to get back into the crafty part of my life!  I’m lucky to be able to set up a table in my friend Rebecca‘s studio at Joy Street in Somerville for this year’s SOS event taking…

chez henri (cambridge)

In all the years that we lived in Somerville, we never ventured out to eat at Chez Henri in Cambridge.  I guess I had always pictured it as one of those restaurants that you would go to for a very special occasion, plus I have to admit that being a French restaurant with a Cuban twist…

happy birthday to my little sis

I can’t believe that my little sister is turning 30 today.  (Yes, Linda, you can kick my butt later for posting that on my blog.)  It seems like it wasn’t so long ago when we were at an age where I was actually taller than you (yes, there was a time … oh once upon…

bin 26 enoteca (boston)

For my birthday this year, Tony let me pick a restaurant for dinner. I decided to check out Bin 26 Enoteca in Beacon Hill because we have walked past it a few times and it looked like a nice little romantic restaurant. Charles Street has always had that sort of charming effect on me with…