DIY Shelving

DIY Shelving

My office is small. It is 12.5 feet long and 6.5 feet wide. The width has always been a problem when it comes to furnishing my office with what I need. I’ve had several cabinets on the wall behind me, but they weren’t suiting my purposes any longer. I...
How to Use Textures Brushes

How to Use Textures Brushes

Adding texture to your digital scrapbook pages can take a Blah page to a WOW page! And the GREAT news is that there are so many ways to do this. Here are 4+ easy ways to add texture to your digital projects using Textures Brushes 01. 01. Blend a digital stamp into...
Say YES to the Best

Say YES to the Best

Our granddaughter, Ella, is 5 years old. She and her brother, Owen, spent 4 days with us recently. One of Ella’s favorite things to do is paint rocks. Fortunately, we have plenty here; so Ella can just step out into the yard, select the rocks she feels are...
How do You Resolve Conflict?

How do You Resolve Conflict?

I don’t know if it was a generational thing or if it was just my family; but we, as children, were not taught conflict resolution. When my siblings and I had a conflict, our parents told us to “work it out.” But they didn’t teach us exactly how...
Thank Goodness for Photos

Thank Goodness for Photos

Thank goodness for photographs. When we capture a moment in time with a photo, it helps us recall that memory long after the details might ordinarily fade from our mind – or after things change. Over the past weeks I have been scanning all of my family photos....
How to Use Bokeh Brushes and Overlays

How to Use Bokeh Brushes and Overlays

Add a magical, ethereal effect to your photos and digital background papers with the use of Bokeh Brushes and/or Overlays Bokeh is a term used in photography to describe the delightful blur effect that is produced in the out-of-focus parts of a photo. You can easily...
How to Cope When You Are Having a Bad Day

How to Cope When You Are Having a Bad Day

We all have them. Days when things don’t go as planned. Days when we just want to go back to bed and start all over again, or better yet, go back to bed and wake up to a new day. I had not 1, but 2 days like that this week. On the 1st day, I utilized my usual...
Wishing on a Star

Wishing on a Star

When I was growing up, I had a large window in my bedroom, with a window sill underneath. The window was the entire length of one wall, and high enough that I could stand and rest my arms on the sill and gaze out into the night. My window faced the west, and there was...
Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Do you have a story to tell, memories to share? Do you wonder if the stories you have told will be forgotten, or misremembered? The only way to be sure that your story is told, related accurately, and lives on after you do, is to write your stories down. As digital...
Survivor Coconut Popcorn Challenge

Survivor Coconut Popcorn Challenge

My husband, Rick, and I are fans of the Survivor television program. Whether we have recorded it or watched it when it was shown, we’ve never missed an episode. When the last season (Season 40) of Survivor ended, Rick and I were talking about how much the game...
Why I Cut my Hair and Why I Let it Grow

Why I Cut my Hair and Why I Let it Grow

Until one certain incident in my life, my hair has always been long. I don’t remember how I felt about long hair as a young girl; but in my teen years, I appreciated the fact that I could wear it straight down, in a ponytail, put it up in curls, or fashion it...