I couldn't do a whole series and not focus at least one week on cards could I? Nope. Today's cards were made from cards that I purchased years ago from HSN or QVC. They were made by Hot Off the Press and are a great way for beginner cardmakers to start. I used the the "Blessings to You" and "You're Always in my Heart" stamp sets from Hero Arts. I added a bit of scrap paper and an old Valentine and we had a couple of simple cards. Perfect to make with little hands.
Here's a video that I hope you enjoy.
Have a great day and remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.
I'm not one to rush the Christmas season before Thanksgiving. I think that we really need to take time to focus on being thankful. However, I know that there are some things that I have to start early or I won't have time to finish without becoming too rushed. Christmas crafting is one of those things. This is especially important this year as I'm working on a huge project for our families in addition to the large amount of Christmas cards that I try to get done annually. This year I decided to organize a little differently.
I have a 3 level crate that I store my Christmas paper and embellishments in. It helps keep them organized and not mixed into all of the crafting goodies. I started by pulling them out and going through the craft room, grabbing anything Christmas related that wasn't already in the crate. I then pulled the crate and and sorted everything into piles. Though I left a few ribbon spools on the holder, I even found some Christmas ribbon and lace…
Good Morning. Now I know that Christmas is just barely over and the New Year is nearly upon us. Where has the time flown? You may remember that I have enjoyed participating in swaps at Art and Sassy. I have been invited to be one of the hosts on the sight. This is a fun place to swap projects and ideas and I feel quite privileged to be able to participate. So despite the fact that my Christmas tree is still up, I wanted to post this Valentine's project now to introduce you to a swap in January that I am hosting. If you would like to participate in the swap, click here and request to be added to the site.
This swap is all about stickpins and a place to hold them. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the Cricut craft room to create this first stick pin holder. The beads were a combination of Cousins and Blue Moon Beads brands as well as some from my stash. The ribbon is the red ribbon candy from 3 Girl JAM. Paper is from K and Company and The Paper Studio "…
So much has happened in the last month and a half. Besides getting the craft space organized and most of our pictures hung around the house, we have made a couple of trips. I have also spent quite a bit of time sick. I'm so thankful to finally be feeling better. However, the time down was not without some good things. In fact, I had time to watch some YouTube videos, organize my planner supplies and really start using my planners again.
There is a video posted below, but there is one planner that didn't make it into the video. My work planner was sitting on my desk when I made the video so we will start with it before moving on to my personal planners. I use a Foxy Fix #5 at work and I absolutely love it. I keep a month on 2 pages calendar from the 1407 planners and then I print inserts from Etsy for the daily pages. This layout is perfect for work since it doesn't include Saturdays or Sundays. It is undated and I use it only on the days that I need it.