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Each day my media team and I share ideas and inspiration all about “Making Pretty Stuff”! We love to create handmade cards, DIY crafts, pretty parties and everything in between! Come join our obsession!

birthday thoughts on my 40th!

Happy Monday! Guess what today is? today is my big #40 BIRTHDAY! I can hardly believe it… so this is what 40 feels like? Who knew? Kinda feels like 30, which felt like 20…I wonder when I will start to grow up!? I wonder when I...

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travels with your memory files

I have had the good fortune of visiting New Zealand twice for scrapbooking—but both trips were so rushed! I would LOVE to go back and spend some time exploring! Well, Piradee Talvanna recently had a similar opportunity. She went to NZ for a scrapbooking conference,...

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create a style file

in 2002 I created a sweet little mini that featured Quincy’s cute clothes. It’s funny cause I can still remember the day that I took these photos, and her little attitude when she was all dressed up. What a little doll she was (and still...

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memory file as creativity diary

When I got the photos of today’s gorgeous project, I did what you are will be doing in just a few seconds when you scroll down:  I leaned into the computer, with my nose about 4” from the monitor trying to get the closest possible...

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sugar chic meets maui — memory file

We are about 2/3 through our ‘memory file celebration’ month and we have seen so many delightful ideas and possibilities!  everything from interactive mini-books, art/travel journals, storage ideas and clever ways to make them into mini’s and even rap sheets! Today I have the pleasure of...

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memory files as inspiration source

as a ‘creative’… I am constantly gathering inspiration from all kinds of places. i might see a cute ‘swim suit’ and it might inspire an idea for a  embellishment. I might see an ad in a magazine, or a certain photo, and it will spark...

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