About Me

Hello, and welcome to my blog!   I am a proud Mom of two beautiful boys and married to the most wonderful man for 20 years now!  I am so lucky to stay home with them full time,  and to also have time to pursue the fulfillment of my creative needs!

I started blogging to keep myself creatively motivated and inspired, to explore new ideas, and to share my own ideas and design techniques with all my friends, old and new!

I find the creative blogging community energizing, and it has helped me define my creative style in card making, while also opening doors to new creative outlets.  I enjoy the process of learning new techniques, and challenging myself to grow creatively, and I really enjoy sharing what I have learned along the way.  I hope I will  inspire you to take a creative moment with me!

I have been a creative designer for Custom Crops; a wonderful online scrapbook and craft supply store.  I was also an original founder, coordinator and  design team member of Crafty Creations Challenges, for over 4 years.  Please give them a visit  as you will find wonderful inspiration and fun challenges there!

Pleas take a moment to stop by my online shop: A CREATIVE NEED , where you will find my original digital images that may be used in many different ways and creative projects.

I hope you’ll join me for a creative moment!

Thanks for stopping by!


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  2. As to your questions, I think you must be referring to the flat fold boxes tutorial? The magnets are sold in different sizes and are flat, not thick like the watch battery size magnets that are sold. BASIC GREY sells these magnet discs/snaps and you can find them at Simon Says Stamp http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront or Custom Crops http://www.customcrops.com/ . For heavy weight papers, Jillybean Soup, Basic Grey, and Pink Paislee all make 65lb heavy weight patterned papers that are thick enough to make fairly sturdy decorative boxes, but not as thick as card stock which is usually 80 to 110lb. For gluing, I like to use mono multi glue by Tombow. It is super sticky and dries fast to hold flaps. I would also recommend scor tape in 1/8 to 1/4″ width for this as well. http://www.customcrops.com/advanced_search_result.php?item_id=&item_type=&keywords=scor+tape&submit=Search

    I hope this helps answer your questions! Thanks for stopping by and best of luck with your projects!

    Deena x


  3. Anonymous says

    Hi Deena,
    I found that tutorial very interesting and am wondering where I would get the closure magnets and are these magnets like calculator batteries in apppearance such as used on the closure boxes that come from China or are they flat like fridge magnets. Also is there somewhere that has a store of different patterned paper from which I might choose for to cover the grey board I will use to make my boxes. And just one more question,my boxes will be rather large, 24 x 19 x 10cm high, x about 100 boxes, so whats the best way to get all that glueing done. Thanks for taking the time if you get a chance to reply. Martin, Co Cork, Ireland.


  4. Michelle says

    I am wondering if you “created” the tags stamped with the Christmas phrase/dove in silver with the purple ribbon or if those were a purchased item. I am looking for “tags” that have a pretty shape to them to stamp… please let me know. Thanks so much.


  5. Momsy says

    What did you answer to that “Crafts for Health” site ? Interesting.


  6. Deena says

    Just wanted to say from one crafting DEENA to another – i love your stuff you have posted!! I stumbled across this while looking for a quick pic online of mittens that were just a b&w drawing to label the shelves in the back (i know easy to draw but was in a hurry – was looking to make all the tags for the shelves look the same, not happening!! lol)

    Wonderful stuff – love your homemade giftcard holder shaped like a mitten and your glitter snowglobe!!

    BC, Canada


  7. Leonie says

    Hi, I like to know which circle punch you have used (the measure) for the Hot Cocoa packet Holder Tutorial .


  8. Chris says

    Hi Deena,

    Just loved your little “Penguin Snowman” idea. So original, sooo cute!


  9. Joan Vahle says

    Dear Deena,

    I love your skating snowmen card and would love to know what company the “vintage” snowmen are from. Thank you.



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