Friday faves of the week! Springtime { weekly product photography }

The National Cherry Blossom Festival  is one of our nation’s most beautiful events and it begins this week in DC.  My daughter was born in DC around that time twenty years ago.  Coming home from the hospital with her was like an endless parade of flowers.  It was an absolute glorious sight to see.  I… Read More »

Love Survival Kit ~ { words to live by } As see on Today’s Creative Life

  Yesterday, I shared my “Love Survival Kit” with Kim Demmon from Today’s Creative Life .  I was delighted when she said “so adorable … love it!”. That means a lot coming from her. I have corresponded with Kim over past several years through the blogging world and I think she is one of the… Read More »

Fun DIY Valentine Packaging for two!

Are you looking for different ways to package some fun things for your Valentine?  Here’s one idea to package some candy and popcorn for two, using D&P Celebration’s “Love Birds” square graphics created by Dawn Rumin. Here’s what you will need: 2 plastic baskets (JoAnn’s Crafts) 2 red binder clips (Office Maxx) 34” of 1… Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – garden themed free printables!

  “The Garden of Love for Mother’s Day” was Pam’s brain child. She created all the printable graphic elements, with the exception of my hand drawings on the seed packets (my attempt at coloring like a child). I purchased props to match the overall theme and directed the color scheme so that everything coordinated beautifully… Read More »

Free Holiday Sticker Pack with Every Order!

This holiday post was intended to feature the versatility of our new holiday stickers at the time. Many people asked us where we purchased the stickers. Pam and I created each of these loveable faces in addition to all of the other Persona faces. They were a mix and match of holiday facial components (eyes,… Read More »

Persona Delivers Hats for Hope!

For the holidays, there are always opportunities to do some type of outreach. These thirty Persona’s were decorated with hats that I personally crocheted; and then they were given to the HOPE Foundation for their annual Christmas event.  Even though the hats were used to decorate the pails, the primary reason in doing this was… Read More »

All That Glitters (free printables)!

What’s Christmas without a little sparkle or glitter?  I wanted to do a shoot that showcased how you could decorate the pails using inexpensive Christmas decorations, with a little glitter and sparkle thrown in of course!   Each of our (Persona’s) Christmas blogpost contained a different style of graphic gift tag great for wrapping gifts for… Read More »

Toilet Paper Flowers Tutorial

Lisa from “Fancy That” was one of the judges from the PSMIYO’s Sundry Soiree Challenge. She asked me if I would be willing to do a tutorial of my toilet paper flowers. I was thrilled. Many people that saw the flowers from a distance thought they were real : ) They make a great backdrop… Read More »

The Sandwich Cake {Guest Blogger}

For the second PSMIYO Sundry Soiree Challenge with an Easter theme of eggs, baskets, cupcake liners and flowers; I created a sandwich cake with a flower motif design on top. Pamela Smerker asked if I would be willing to share the recipe and post a tutorial on her blog, PSMIYO. From the time that this… Read More »

Giveaway and Patriotic Picnic ~ with special event touches!

I really enjoy doing product shots.  So when Carmen from the Flair Exchange invited me to guest blog,  I was thrilled.  I love Carmen’s hand made products.  I have been a fan of hers for years now with the handmade pom poms and now the balloon tassels.  One of my all time favorite photos was… Read More »