Great Mother’s Day Gifts!

Mother’s Day is just a little over four weeks away! Give your mother a unique, hand made gift this year!

I transformed two postcards from Graphic 45 into these sweet cards or tags. Lots of places to write secret notes, love poems,
or you can use the tags for a small painting or for pasting in photos. The tiny dress on the back of the Blossom Card has a paper clip on the back, so you can add the dress to a journal page, mark your page in a book, or use it as an ornament. EnJoy!

Ephemera Wallets

I had fun creating these cute wallets to hold ephemera, love notes, chocolates, or what have you! Thank you to Natasha of Treasure Books for the inspiration. Enjoy!

Old Lace Travel Journal

Check out this gorgeous journal! It would make a lovely record keeper for someone’s honeymoon, or for any romantic vacation.


Another Surprise Box!

I just love it when my creations turn out as lovely as this one! Made from the gorgeous Fantasy paper collection from Stamperia, and embellished with trims and flowers from my stash. Please enjoy the photos as well as the video.



Hearts and Roses!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. What will you give to your sweetheart? How about a Stuffed Valentine Envelope? Filled with places to write love notes, hearts, cupid and ephemera for the creative love in your life. Or it can be filled with chocolates or cinnamon hearts, whatever you wish.

Stuffed Valentine Envelope 6.25″ x 4.25″ high (8″ with flap open) $53.00


Or how about an album in which you and your sweetheart can write love notes to each other? Or add poems or art or photographs.  Here are some great choices:

To order your gift, please go to the Shop the Boutique page here, fill in your information and submit. I will confirm your order and send an invoice that includes shipping. Have a Happy Day!

Need Last Minute Gifts or Stocking Stuffers?

Give the gift of beautiful art to lift someone’s spirits and bring joy! Check out all of my products in my galleries and my Musings page. I have something for most everyone! If you click on any photo, you will see specs and prices; go to the “shop the boutique” page to fill out the order form. Here are a few items that are available, many more on this site.

Holiday Sale is Happening Now!

I’m excited to be offering a Jolly Holiday Sale of my art! Between Sunday November 29 and Friday December 4th at 10 pm PST, take 20% off any purchase over $62.00, PLUS receive a surprise bonus gift for any purchase over $100! Fill out your order form now and get some unique gifts for yourself or your loved ones.  Be sure to ask if the item you want is available; most everything is one-of-a-kind. I do my best to mark items as sold as soon as possible. Here are a few choices; there are many more in the posts and the galleries. Click on any photo to see specs and prices.

Order now to assure timely delivery for the holidays!

Paper Bag Clutches!

Some time ago I made some paper bag clutches that hold mini journals, using paper to cover the clutches. Then I decided to make one covered in fabric and lace, and this one emerged. As the clutch was developed, I realized that I wanted it to simply be an evening bag and not hold a journal, so I lined the interior with cream silk fabric and made a lace inner pocket. The flap slides under the rhinestone button to hold the purse closed. The lady and butterflies on the back and the roses inside the flap are all from Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper collection.


I chose a black patterned fabric for the next clutch, again to be used for an evening bag. I love the embroidered design! The fabric covered buttons were in my stash and are a perfect match. The clutch closes with a cord wound around the two buttons and tied in a knot.  I chose not to embellish this one very much, as the fabric lends itself to a more spare look.



All fabrics are from FabMo, an organization here in northern CA that collects discarded samples/remnants and passes them along to artisans. The trims are a mixture of recycled and new.

Coffee Filters & Tissue Boxes

I have been making some fun little pockets and things from recycled tissue boxes and coffee filters. Thank you to Natasha of Treasure Books for the inspiration! All of these pockets can be used in a journal, as a gift holder, or hung on a wall for decoration. Enjoy the video here, as well!