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Recycled Gift Wrap Card

A beautiful floral card design can be created from items you probably already have around your house. This is an easy design to create and can quickly be made over and over again once you have constructed your initial pattern. You can get creative with the colors and textures of… Read more

Green Crafts and Projects Using Household Items

Here is another one of my Earth Days segments when I appeared on Let’s Talk Live in Arlington, Virginia. I always have a great time with Natasha and Melanie on their show. This time I showed them how to transform household items into fun and beautiful crafts.… Read more

How to Make Seed Paper with Embedded Flowers and Leaves

For Earth Day, I created hand-made paper from scraps of printer paper and brown paper shopping bags.  I embedded flower petals, leaves and flower seeds into the paper. This paper is the ultimate in reusing left-over items—it transforms waste paper into something beautiful and then it can be recycled… Read more

Earth Day Crafts and Green Project Ideas

I appeared on NBC News Channel 11 WBAL on Earth Day to show some of my green crafts using household items and re-purposed materials. I always love showing the host how to create fun and beautiful crafts out of items that are usually discarded and thought of as trash. I… Read more

Bearing Gifts

This adorable bear is the perfect way to give a gift for Valentine’s Day. I used a bear with long arms and I attached peel-and-stick Velcro to the paws so they would lock together to hold the gift. I decorating a lid of a cardboard jewelry box with a piece… Read more

I Heart Strawberries

I came up with this idea of chocolate drizzled strawberry hearts for a TV segment I was doing for Valentine’s Day last year. I just loved the presentation of this dessert so I decided to bring it out of my archives for another go around this year. These strawberries are… Read more

Fireworks Bottle Design

Here is a whimsical bottle design perfect for New Year’s Eve. Whether you are going to toast the new year with Champagne or sparkling cider, this bottle of bubbly is sure to be a great conversation piece and add a festive touch to any New Year’s celebration.  I created… Read more

Create a Time Capsule

This New Year’s Eve, start a new family tradition and make a time capsule. Create a list that includes current events in your life, favorite things, your state of mind, goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. Gather photos and items of interest along with your list put it in… Read more

Give Cards from the Heart

How many times have your received duplicate holiday cards or a repeated card from the previous year? Rather than purchasing mass produced holiday cards, why not try your hand at creating a designer original? Not only will it come from the heart, it will be more thoughtful and unique than… Read more