If you’ve been in any of the National Craft Stores lately, you’ve seen they’ve had Halloween decorations and craft supplies out for weeks now. It’s crazy, but us crafters have to get our craft on early (although it seems earlier and earlier each year!) So, here’s a darling wall hanging just in time for your … Read more Too Cute To Spook
Okay all you veterans of acrylic stamps…I can totally hear you saying “duh, they’re clear, of course I can get perfect positioning!” But wait, I’m talking about positioning them onto your acrylic blocks. You know how sometimes you have those sweet images, but they are just a tad bit wiggly for your oh-so-steady hand to … Read more Perfect Positioning with Acrylic Stamps
Today is a very special day. Not only is it my my DH’s birthday, but it’s also his sister’s and my aunt’s. Happy birthday to y’all! 🙂
A quick tip for you today that can really be versatile with so many metal accents on the market. If you’ve ever used StazOn inks before, you know how well it lives up to it’s name, right? Well, have you ever thought of using it to alter the color of your metal accents?? Super easy. … Read more Thursday Tip: StazOn Inks and Metal Accents
Hurray, a sense of accomplishment today! I finished the kiddos 4th Birthday Party Invitations today. While simple in design, I think they turned out pretty stinkin’ cute! I used retired Giddy Up Papers as well as the coordinating retired stamp set Giddy Up Alphabet. Inside is where the teeny tiny amount of work came in … Read more Cowboy Birthday–Yee Haw!!
This week is a blur of creative craziness! Currently, I’m working on a wedding album for some friends who are getting married this weekend (the kiddos are going to be the flower girl and ring bearer so I’m super excited to see how darling they’ll be!). Plus, I’m working on a baby quilt for a … Read more Wedding Days
Laughter is the best medicine, right?!? Well, no doubt you’ll find yourself in this little ditty below. I’ve seen a variety of these over the years, but no matter how they differ, they are always true and funny! Go ahead and laugh at how close it resembles you and then leave a comment sharing a … Read more Happy Tell-A-Joke Day!
It takes a chipboard page from the Mix & Mingle Album + a page from the All-Sorts Mini Album to make a wonderful inspirational wall hanging! It’s a little tough to see in this picture but I combined all the little jump rings together (added a little Liquid Glass to each opening to secure them) … Read more It Takes All-Sorts
Want another use for your Mix & Mingle Mini Album? Why not use the clear acrylic pages to create your own custom dry-erase message board! Simply create a stunning layout, add in some clear acrylic pages from your Mix & Mingle album and then put the layout in a frame without any glass. Instant beauty and … Read more Create a Custom Dry-Erase Board
Yesterday I shared our adorable *NEW* Mix & Mingle Mini Album coming September 1st. Well, there’s no rule that it has to be used solely for an album, right? Why not create a pocket card, using one of the album pages as your insert for your pocket! Simply write or stamp your sentiment on the insert and … Read more A Pocket Full of Love
I guess the time has come to start sharing all the fun projects I made for teaching at CTMH’s Annual Convention–Extravaganza. Many of you have been asking, so today we will begin 🙂 For those of you who aren’t familiar, Extravaganza is a wildly popular portion of each year’s Convention where a small handful of … Read more Mix, Mingle, Marvelous–A *NEW* Mini Album
This card, created by Laura, is from a couple month’s ago at our Team Celebration Card Swap. It shows how a simple “trick” can provide a stunning result. All of our patterned paper (B&T as we call it–“Background & Texture”) is double-sided with one side being bright and colorful and the reverse being monochromatic and … Read more Thursday Tip–Simple & Stunning Paper Trick
As promised another great 2-page layout you can make from our Zippidee Workshop Kit. These kits are so fabulous…you can create so many projects from these kits. I always make: (2) 2-page layouts 6 cards and have tons left over to make many more projects
While I’m still reeling from the excitement of our annual Convention (just 2 weeks ago in DC), I’m already planning and looking forward to next years! Next year I’ll be celebrating the thing that makes me happy (scrapbooking and papercrafting, of course) at the Happiest Place on Earth…that’s right DISNEYLAND! Woo hoo! And since I … Read more Disney Mania!
Here’s a quick tip…. Use the end of your piercing tool to assist you in picking up small items such as our adhesive-backed Sparkles (especially the Bitty ones!). This makes it even easier to release onto your project in just the perfect place. Give it a try and let me know what you think! The … Read more Thursday Tip: Piercing Tool…Beyond the Brads