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Is This Really Your Book? on Hoda and Kathy Lee

I'm excited to share that a book I designed was mentioned on The Today Show this morning! Click here to read all about Is This Really Your Book?. I'm busy working on some new cover designs for the authors as they head into their 2nd edition. This is the second time my work has been connected with The Today Show. I feel so lucky! (Hoda starts cracking up over her favorite covers at the 2:19 mark.)


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Block printing weekend

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I'm a little behind with my Valentine's Day preparations but this weekend I did manage to get into my basement studio for some serious block printing. Well, not that I was feeling serious but I was seriously motivated! I'll share my new cards throughout the week but in the mean time, here are some of my favorite "heart" cards just in time for Valentine's Day. They're in my Etsy shopright now and if you order by February 3rd, you'll have plenty of time to share the love!



DIY Mini Accordion Photo Book

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I was on the hunt for really cute baby brag books to give to the grandmothers for Christmas this year. I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for so I decided to make my own.

Supplies:
Chipboard, 2 pieces cut in 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangles
Fabric, 2 pieces cut in 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles (approximate)
Yes Stikflat Glue
11 x 17 cover stock paper, cut in strips measuring 3-1/4" H x 13-1/2" W (This measurement will hold 10 photos. Can make longer or shorter by 2-1/4" inches for more or fewer photos. ). Fold into accordion sections measuring 2-1/4" x 3-1/4"
Kolo brand Allegro Paper Photo Corners
2" x 3" wallet-size photos (can order in sets of 4 from Snapfish)

Tools:
Paint brush (an old/cheap one that you don't mind ruining) or popsicle stick
Ruler
Utility knife
Self-healing mat

1. With the wrong side of the fabric facing up, center the chipboard on the fabric.
2. Grab a pea-size glob of paste with your paint brush or pops…