Tutorials and How to's
Here you will find video tutorials, step outs and more that are meant to inspire you to create and cherish your own art.
Upcycling Christmas Cards
I love receiving Christmas cards. I love the ones with photos of friends throughout the years, of fun cards, personal notes penned inside the pages and those beautiful hand made works of art. Three cards I wanted to highlight are below. One is a store bought card (deer) but so beautiful. The other two are handmade. I was recently at a new Dollar Tree store that just opened up and thought I’d take a peek at what they had. I found these $1 frames and thought that would be perfect to frame the three cards. Check out below. Next year these beautiful cards will adorn a fireplace mantel or bathroom…
Quick Present Topper
Need a quick gift topper that’s cute and adds extra pizzazz. Feel free to check out a vintage looking Candy Cane tutorial from the archives here . . .
Making It – Gifts
How many of you are enjoying another season of Making It on NBC? I know I am! It’s phenomenal. I thought I’d share some of the gifts that I made this year. I shared a quick tutorial HERE on making your own quick gift bags while using your stash. What’s behind those gift bags? Let me tell you. I enjoyed personalizing them according to co-workers personalities. While it’s fun to receive, I think I experience a lot of joy making and giving. I’ll be making gifts for the guys in my work life as well. Handcrafted and homemade is fun for both the giver and receiver. How about you? Are…
Easy Holiday Hostess Gift
The holidays include many gatherings. If you’re like me, I don’t want to go empty handed. Here is a blast from the past and quick and easy hostess gift idea. Find more HERE.
Holiday Decor Ideas from the Archives
The holidays are right around the corner. Creating during the holidays can connect you with family, add something new to your decor, and even start a seasonal tradition. Looking for some new holiday DIY infusions? Here are a few offerings from years past. Feel free to check out more HERE. Warmest Creative Wishes,
Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook Release Party
Welcome to the Pocket Notebook Release Party! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this exciting release. This is Eileen Hull’s newest book die with Sizzix. On the die, you get all the pieces you need to make an entire book; the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ with a spine that can adjust from 3/8″ to almost 2″. String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon, or twine. This die is so versatile. Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator teams have joined together to show you amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Feel free to join in on the Blog Hop to see all the…
25 Cool Ways to Use Washi Tape
There are so many different ways to use washi tape! The possibilities are abundant and if you’re a paper crafter like me, I’m sure you have more than one roll of washi. It comes in different textures, colors and sizes and is so much fun! For the most part, it’s can be inexpensive too. I wanted to share with you 25 favorite ways to use washi tape. I’ve included a couple of my own photos as well as some links from others where you can complete your own diy washi projects. Enjoy. I’d love to know if you try any of these. 25 Favorite Ways to Use Washi Tape Jazz…
‘Queen Bee of Brave’ Tag
Went junk’in with the hubby on Sunday. We also made sure that we visited the ‘Bee Lady’ while we were at the flea market. The Bee Lady (not even sure that’s the business name) carries local honey. She also carries many types of honey infused with other things like pear and other fruit. The hubby uses local honey to often to help combat his allergies. While junk’in, I found some amazing old toy blocks (you’ll see those in the future), some cute mini lanterns that are rusty with the cutest stained glass cover. In addition to those treasures I found these darling vintage stamps so I decided to create a…
My Favorite Find at Pinner’s Conference ~ Loddie Doddie
So I shared a wrap up of the Pinner’s Conference here but I’m thrilled to share my favorite product find. Oh my do I love my Loddie Doddie Chalk Markers! Loddie Doddie is a young wonderful company. I can already tell that their founders and their way of business is warm and wonderful. Their product is amazing. When Matt welcomed me to the booth and put a marker in my hand, I was floored at the difference in the markers I purchase at my local craft stores. Loddie Doddie markers are creamy and smooth. There colors are saturated and they have a beautiful choice of palettes. My favorite color choice…
Making Old Things New
Who doesn’t love new. In the new year we enjoy that everything is fresh and new. Who wouldn’t like a new bike, new home or new car? But there is a great beauty about taking things of the past and making them ‘new’ . . . repurposing. I thought I’d share with you a little collage of some fun vintage repurposing ideas. If you click on the caption below each photo, it will take you to the link where the item can be found. The list could go on and on. A wonderful thing is that these days you can find things that look old but for a much smaller…