make a personalized photo wall calendar + Photoshop Elements giveaway

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

This is one of my favorite DIY gifts ever! Today I’m showing you how to make this cool 2017 wall calendar personalized with your own photos. I have a free template for you, so all you have to do is drop your photos into the template using Photoshop Elements and you have a gorgeous gift. […]

how to make a photo collage blanket | DIY gift idea

This is gorgeous! How to make a photo collage quilt or blanket using Photoshop Elements. I really want to make one!

If you’re looking for an extra special handmade gift for someone this holiday season, I have a great idea for you: make a photo collage blanket. Take someone’s favorite photos, have them printed on fabric, and add a fuzzy backing for the coolest gift ever. Seriously, who wouldn’t love one of these? For today’s post, […]

wood slice photo transfer + PSE 15 giveaway

Very cool! Learn how to transfer a photo to a wood slice for a cool DIY home decor piece. Great handmade gift idea, too!

It’s that time again! No, not the time when I confess to eating too much ice cream OR the time when I rant about laundry (why is there always so much!?!?) No, it’s the time when I get to show you another thing I made with Photoshop Elements 15 and give away a software box […]

DIY photo & text throw pillow

Cool! Put a favorite photo inside text for a modern, DIY typographical throw pillow. Click through to learn how. DIY home decor.

You’ve probably seen plenty of typographical throw pillows before; they’re pretty trendy and there’s lots of tutorials out there showing you how to stencil words onto a pillow cover. But today’s project is different: instead of just painting or stenciling a word on a pillow cover, you can put one of your favorite photos inside […]

turn any photo into a painting | easy DIY gift idea

How to turn any photo into a painting you can print on your home printer - this turns out awesome! Would be a perfect DIY wedding gift.

‘Tis the season for weddings, right? Well today I have a fun DIY wedding gift idea for you. If you can get your hands on a digital photo of the happy couple, you can turn it into a painting using Adobe Photoshop Elements. It’s really easy to do, and you can print it out at home […]

how to make personalized coloring pages for your kids

This is completely awesome: you can turn any photo into a personalized coloring page for your kids! What a fun summer activity.

And school’s out for summer! Can you believe it? I can’t believe it. I don’t know how the rest of you feel when the kids are home all summer, but I always vacillate between total contentment that we’re all together and absolute despair that my house will never be clean (or quiet) again. I haven’t […]

photo gift card holder | fun teacher appreciation idea

This is so fun! Use a photo of your child as a gift card holder for a teacher's appreciation gift teachers will actually want! Easy, practical, end of year teacher gift idea.

These adorable photo gift card holders are an easy, practical gift teachers are sure to love! Yesterday a friend of mine asked this question on Facebook: “teachers, what gift do you love to receive at teacher appreciation time?” Nearly everyone said the same exact thing: teachers would love a note from the child and if […]

DIY popsicle stick photo bracelet & PSE giveaway

DIY photo bracelets are cute, easy, and inexpensive to make with your favorite pictures. These bracelets are made from popsicle sticks and are a perfect handmade gift idea. Great idea for Mother's Day, Christmas, or to remember your special day (wedding!).

FYI, there’s a giveaway at the end of this post worth over $100 – keep reading! Over the past few years I’ve seen popsicle stick bracelet tutorials on various blogs, and while I always thought the idea was cool, the finished result always seemed a bit juvenile. Since Mother’s Day is coming up I’ve been thinking […]