Sunday, May 28, 2017

SOS Sunday Sort Of…..

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I typically showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. I am taking some time off to celebrate Memorial Day with my family so I combined my Fab Five Friday and SOS Sunday into a brief post.

I am a huge fan of bows and was thrilled when I discovered this video on easy ways to make bows by Gina K.



Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Coloring Glitter Paper

I love using glitter paper, but I never seem to have the right color. So I decided to try using different glitter papers and pens to color my glitter paper.


I posted this card several weeks ago and I am finally getting around to filming the video. I used Anna Griffin silver glitter paper, but you could use any brand. The image is the Flower (#MFB2E4) from the Cricut Bits and Pieces cartridge. Any outline image will work. I attached the outline image to the solid background image that I cut our of silver glitter paper. Next I colored the paper using my Sharpies. The finished size is 4 ¼ x 5 ½.


I love how the glitter looks like stained glass!

Be sure to watch the following video to see which pens and papers work with this fun technique.



Have a wonderful week!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday. I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them.


I purchased Anna’s Gracious Giftables Cricut Cartridge from HSN and I love it. For this adorable gift card holder, I used the Coin Purse Holder (#M1B965F2). I used stickers from my stash to add to the band.


All I need to do is buy a gift card and I am done! This is an adorable and easy baby shower gift.

Click here to see Anna’s sizing directions. I mostly followed her sizing directions. However, I ungrouped the resized image and sized the band to 8.52" x .8". You may want to make the entire size smaller depending on the size of your gift card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


Be sure to visit A Beautiful Mess for 5 ways to update a photo frame. Click here for step by step info!


I am a huge fan of Lia Griffith and love this post on how to tie a Tiffany inspired bow.



Thank Lia for the easy to follow video!


I love this box that holds three tea lights. What a great idea and you could also use this box to hold other goodies!



I love how she uses the envelope punch board to make this adorable box!


Be sure to visit Gloria Scraps for detailed instructions on how to make this beautiful portfolio. Be sure to scroll down on this post to see the scrapbook portfolio


I love all the flaps and the pocket.


Summer vacation is just around the corner and I thought you might enjoy some easy children crafts to keep your children busy!

The apple puppets are too cute!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Monday, May 15, 2017

SOS Monday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. I am always looking for quick ideas for organizing craft supplies and was excited when I saw this post from BHG. Since Mother’s Day was Sunday, this week I decided to post SOS on Monday! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!


Using milk glass for storage is both clever and elegant!


I love how they used a canvas apron made for gardening tools to hold children crafting tools. What a great idea!


I am so going to use my old spice rack for storage.


What a great idea to use your wire shower caddy to organize craft supplies.

Be sure to visit BHG for 27 fun craft organizing ideas!

Have a wonderfully organized Monday!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fun with Gel Pens

I thought you might enjoy these fun videos on how to color using gel pens. I should have my video on how to make custom colored glitter paper posted next week!



This video is from CherTheFire on how to color with gel pens and colored pencils. I love her work!



A special thanks to Coloring Pages Bliss for this video on How to Use, Store and Care for Gel Pens!



In this video Jenifer talks about how to color and blend using gel pens. Who knew you could blend with them.

A special thanks to my sister for sending me these links!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Anna Griffin Purchase

I loved these stamps and cutting dies so much that I ordered them last Saturday! I was afraid that HSN would sell out and I wanted to make sure I got my order in.


I can’t wait to get these!


I am excited to try these label stamps and dies on my cards!

Have a wonderful day and be sure to watch Anna Griffin May 9th on HSN.  Click here for a list of all the products, item numbers and details.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


If you are looking for last minute Mother’s Day ideas, be sure to visit I Heart Naptime for free gift tag and card printables


I can’t wait to try these healthy snacks from The Everyday Girl. Yum!


I can’t wait to try making these natural bath salts. These would make a great Mother’s Day gifts. Visit One Good Thing for all the details.


I love this technique from Kelly. You could adapt it for any occasion!


Be sure to visit BHG for 24 additional ways to use your paper scraps to create art.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Coloring Glitter Paper

I am starting to feel better and slowly getting back to crafting. I hope to be back to my regular schedule soon. I love using glitter paper, but I never seem to have the right color. So I decided to try using different glitter papers and pens to color my glitter paper.


Once I discovered how easy it is to color glitter paper using Sharpies, I created this fun card.


I am working on a video to demonstrate this process in detail and how different glitter papers react to this technique. My goal is to have it posted next week.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

SOS Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home.


I am not overly fond of spring cleaning, but this post really helped. I just purchased several Magic Erasers. Now I need to wait for the magic to happen!


I can’t wait to try them on scuff marks. Wow!

Be sure to visit One Good Thing by Jillee for everything you wanted to know about Magic Erasers. It is a very informative post! So many uses for Magic Erasers!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I am always searching for a good marinara recipe and this one may be it. Be sure to visit Very Well for the recipe and eight ways to use marinara sauce.


A dear friend made a bracelet out of shrink plastic that was amazing. She used her explore, but you can also use your Silhouette. Be sure to visit Silhouette’s blog for the details on how to us shrink plastic.


I am seriously enjoying spring and these pink clover planning stickers will help me have fun while organizing. I am a huge fan of Vintage Glam Studio and really appreciate her free printables.


I am not sure this magnetic herb garden is super practical but it looks like so much fun! I can just see my cats trying to jump up and eat the herbs. Be sure to visit this site to see the video.


If you are looking for more ideas for using your Minc Machine, be sure to check out Heidi Swapp’s Minc it Monday post.

I love how she uses vellum with her Minc machine.



Thanks Heidi for the informative video!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Monday, April 24, 2017

SOS Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. I am down with a bug and taking a couple of days off, so you may not see a post for a couple of days.

I am a huge fan of 5 Minute Crafts and thought you might enjoy a compilation of their best life hacks.



Click here to view their channel and tons more videos. I love their kitchen hack video too!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I can’t wait to order this the new Cricut cartridge to make these adorable giftables.

Click here for details from Anna Griffin. Be sure to scroll down on the page to see all of her examples.


Another great post from Silhouette School. I need to buy some high temp tape.


I always get excited to see Hero Arts Summer catalog. You are going to love their new releases.


Kristina has designed another stunning card and I can’t wait to give this technique a try. Wow!



And thanks for the great video too!


Speaking of stunning cards, be sure to check out this technique from Melissa.



Thanks for the informative video.

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Monday, April 17, 2017

House Shaped Box Card

I love box cards and thought this would be perfect for a friend who just purchased a new home.


For this card, I used the A2 House Shaped Box Card (#184828) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. I used the Cat Silhouette file (#31576) for the black cats. I just flipped the design for the second cat. We have two black cats so I just had to add them.

For the grass I used the Grass and Border file (#56521). Lastly, I decided to add a pot so I purchased the Potted House Plants (#25800) file. The paper is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

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