Friday, August 26, 2016

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.



Can you believe it is back to school time? I love these free school organization printables from I Heart Naptime and I hope you do too!



This onesie is too cute for words. Click here for the tutorial from Anita.



Now that it is getting closer to fall, I am starting to think about Christmas cards. I can’t wait to try this technique.



A special thanks to Yana for another wonderful video!



Speaking of Christmas, check out this gorgeous gift box.



Thanks Lori for the video and great tips!



I bookmarked this post several months ago and I forgot to share with all of you. I love this idea from Dawn!



And she even made a video tutorial. Wow!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Modified Bullet Journal Using the Arc System - Part One

In today’s video, I share my modified version of a bullet journal. Thanks to my sister Di, I started my version of a bullet journal ten days ago and I am so excited that I had to share mine with you. In part two, I will discuss the supplies I used etc.

The bullet journal was developed three years ago by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer living in Brooklyn, NY. It is a combination of a planner, to-do list, sketchbook and a diary or project log. You can make your bullet journal as simple or as artistic as you desire. If you like writing with pen and paper, drawing, doodling, journaling and planning, this system might be perfect for you. I have tried numerous systems and this one is my favorite by far. I can include all my projects/ideas and schedules into one book with a single index. My life just got easier!!

If you are interested in doing a bullet journal, I recommend you watch Ryder Carroll’s video below before you get started.

There are also tons of videos on YouTube, pins on Pinterest and lots of great photos on Instagram. Also check out Boho Berry’s blog and her YouTube channel. She has been a huge inspiration to me and is an incredible artist. She has taken the bullet journal to a whole new level. Wow!

You can use any notebook as a bullet journal. Many people use a Moleskine which is a bound notebook. I want the flexibility to add items or modify my pages; therefore, I decided to go with the Arc system. Most bullet journals are written using only pen and paper. I am so not an artist, so I relied on stamps, stickers and printables to help me. My goal is to work on my doodling and writing skills.

Hope you enjoy my video.





This is Ryder Carroll’s video, a great place to start.



This is Boho Berry's first video, so be sure to check out her channel to see more recent videos.

Sorry for the long post and video, I was just so excited to share this with all of you! Stay tuned for part two. I hope to have it filmed in the next two weeks. In the meantime, have fun with your bullet journal.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Make it in Minutes Monday... Anna Griffin Style

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

I am so happy that I have a few card kits in my stash, especially this week. I am working on a video and needed a quick card for a friend. And I do mean quick since I totally forgot about her birthday! Yikes.


I made this card using Anna Griffin’s Pretty Paintings Cardmaking kit. This kit is currently sold out, but I recommend buying one of her kits just to have on hand when you need a really quick and easy card.

I love how this card turned out and hope my friend does too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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.


Click here for 50 DIY projects. I know it is August, but these are great projects,


I love the idea of having a candy party. Click here for all the details.


This card is stunning! I love that Therese also made a video.




This post is for my friend who is an avid quilter. I love the embroidered coin purse. Too cute!


My sister sent me this link and I am seriously in love with these clips.

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

File Folder Waterfall Album Video Tour and Mini Tutorial

Several months ago I made two file folder mini albums using instructions that I purchased from Paper Phenomenon. Below are the video tours in case you missed them.

After making two projects from Kathy Orta I decided to try designing one of my own. I love how my album turned out.

My new video includes a video tour of my new file folder album plus a tutorial on how to make the cover using file folders. I used a video tutorial from My Sisters Scrapper to make the waterfall pages and I have inserted her video below.



Thanks for watching my new video!



This video demonstrates how to make a waterfall folio. I love Ginger’s projects



This is a video tour of a mini album I made using instructions I purchased from Kathy Orta’s Click here to see my original post and more details.



This is video tour of another mini album I made using instructions I purchased from Kathy Orta.  Click here to see my original post and more details.

Can you tell I love making file folder albums?

Thanks for reading this lengthy post and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Make it in Minutes Monday

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


I purchased the Gatefold Card (#145037) designed by Kolette Hall from the Silhouette On-line store and I love it. Kolette has designed several gatefold cards so be sure to check out her work. I used removable tape to keep the card closed so we could photograph it.


This is a side view with the card opened.


I needed a quick and easy masculine card and this one was perfect! I used my Wink of Stella pen on the arrows.


I added a sentiment to the card  using My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More and left room for a personal note. I also used the celebrate sentiment from Emma’s kit. I added two arrows and was done. Super simple!

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

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 really need to organize all my vinyl and think this just might be the answer on how to do it! I love the before and after photos. Thanks Silhouette School for another great post.


This is a great idea!



These are a couple of the before photos. I currently have my vinyl stored in a bucket too!


I love her after photo and each storage unit is only $1.99 Too clever!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, August 12, 2016

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 love this card from Crafting with Katie. I loved the card so much that I purchased the stitched rectangular frame dies and more from My Creative Time! They are so easy to use and look very professional. Thanks Katie for a gorgeous card!


If you are tired of white edges on your print and cut images, click here for a quick tutorial from My Scrap Chick. So quick and very clever solution.


I have oatmeal almost every day for breakfast and I can’t wait to try new ways to make oatmeal.

Thanks Hello Healthy for the great recipes.


Click here to download the tiny treasures basket and tray free pattern from Noodlehead.


Aren’t these adorable?


Be sure to visit I Spy DIY for a tutorial on how to make these sea glass supply jars. I can’t wait to buy some sea glass spray paint.

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stamp Layering with One Color Ink

My father-in-law is visiting for a few days, so I am taking a mini blogging vacation. As you all know, Jennifer McGuire is one of my favorite artists. A few weeks ago, I filmed a video using my MISTI and Vintage Flower stamps from Altenew. In my video, I use three different colors of ink. In Jennifer’s video, she demos how to layer stamps with only one color of ink. Her technique is both clever and beautiful.


Click here for more info from Jennifer McGuire



I love how her flowers turned out!



I thought you might like to see my video. Both techniques work well!

And did I mention that I am loving my MISTI!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, August 8, 2016

More Pop-Up Box Cards

Lori Whitlock continues to design more adorable Pop-Up Box Cards so I just had to make another one!

As I said last week…Lori has thought of everything when designing the cutting files, including adding a print a cut file.


I purchased the Pop Up Box Card Camper (#143159) from the Silhouette On-line store and I love it. You can also purchase an SVG file from Lori that you can cut with your Cricut Explore.


It did a take a while to cut and layer all the pieces, but I love how it turned out.

Bill and I love to camp and below is another one of my camping cards:


I had so much fun making this card. Please watch the video below for more info.



Have a marvelous Monday.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

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 just organized our bookcase and now I want to go back and style it.


A special thanks to I Heart Organizing for this informative post.


I love how she included art work.


I love the after!! Now I need to style my bookcase!

Be sure to click here for more photos and details!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday Rewind

I caught a bug on Monday so I was not able to finish this week’s video. I am feeling much better and I hope to have it ready for next week. In the meantime, please enjoy my mini envelope video tutorial.



Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay tuned for my new video.

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Pop-Up Box Cards

Lori Whitlock has taken the concept of box cards a step further. She has designed the most adorable Pop-Up Box Cards and I want them all.

She has thought of everything when designing the cutting files, including adding a print and cut file! I made this bicycle card and can’t wait to make the camper card. In fact, I am currently making it.


I purchased the Pop Up Box Card Bicycle (#142226) from the Silhouette On-line store and I love it. You can also purchase an SVG file from Lori that you can cut with your Cricut Explore.


It did a take a while to cut and layer all the flower pieces, but it was so worth it. The print and cut file worked perfectly too.


I closed the card to show you that it looks great closed too! And it will lay flat in an envelope.



I love this bicycle. Too cute!

Have a marvelous Monday.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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 can’t believe it is almost back to school time! Wow!



Be sure to check out Craftaholics Anonymous for clever back to school organization ideas and tons of free printables. I love the homework station!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

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