A DIY Holiday | Color-A-Magnet Personalized Gift (+ Free Printable Template)

Since I had a batrillion leftover magnet sheets from my calendar project, I tried to think of lots of different ways to use them up. I decided to make personalized photo magnets that Scarlette could color on and that I could include in our Christmas cards for out-of-town relatives. Basically I just made a little template in photoshop, printed on… Read More

How To: Make A Rolled Paper Christmas Tree

One of the most popular tutorials on this blog are my paperback Christmas trees. And inevitably when this time of year rolls around I get a lot of requests for a tutorial on the rolled paper tree that is shown in the photo. I included the instructions for that tree in a class I taught a few years ago so… Read More

Free Printable Bookplates + Tutorial

These printable book labels coordinate with these Avery shipping labels or you can print them on sticker paper or cardstock! Cut them out and wrap them up along with a book for your favorite little book lover! Just click HERE to download. To print in Photoshop or Elements:  Open the file and click on PRINT, then UNCHECK the box that… Read More

Instagram Tip: Pretty Heart Bokeh For Android

I’ve been asked a bunch lately how I get the soft heart bokeh on my instagram pictures so I thought I’d write up a quick little post about it. I have an android phone so I am using a free app called PicsArt – you can download it here. I’ve tried a few different editing apps for android and I… Read More

How To: Use Layered Digital Scrapbooking Templates

The really excellent thing about using a layered digital scrapbooking template is that you can create a scrapbook page in just a few minutes! You can use it over and over again and just change a couple of elements + photos each time for a totally different look. Here’s a before and after example of it what the process will… Read More