Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My Favorite Cricut Envelopes and Liners

I love envelopes and this is my sixth video on different ways to make envelopes. Please check out my YouTube channel. Just type envelope in the search bar to see all of my videos.

I used the Classically Modern Card Cricut cartridge to make quick and easy envelopes.



Making envelopes and liners with the Cricut Explore is so easy. The cutting and scoring is done for you! These may be my favorite envelopes ever!



Be sure to check out Melody Lane’s video on how to size envelopes using the Cricut Explore.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, February 1, 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 am behind on making cards for Valentine’s Day, so I really appreciate the Make it Now Cricut Explore Valentine’s projects!


I purchased the Dimensional Heart Card file and it was so easy to make! I used my glue pen to carefully glue all the layers. I then attached the heart to my card using foam dots for added dimension.

Have a great Monday and I hope to have a new video for you on Wednesday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Simply Organized 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 a huge fan of maximizing all the space I have, so I especially loved this post from BHG on creative storage ideas for small spaces.


This is a great idea!


This idea would be perfect for our small bathroom!


This would also work for your craft rooms!

Click here for 17 additional ideas!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you tomorrow with a fun Valentine’s Day card.

Friday, January 29, 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.


Check out this new collection from A Little Hut. I love her SVG designs!


My husband grew up in Missoula, MT so I was happy to see this post from Design Sponge. If you get a chance be sure to visit this unique city!


Bill went to tons of movies at the Wilma! The original builder spared no expense in building the Wilma. The interior is beautifully restored to its original grandeur of the 1920's. 

When I first began to make cards and scrapbook, Basic Grey was one of my favorite paper lines. I still have tons of their paper stashed away. I am sad to announce that they are closing down their paper operations.

Click here to read more about their decision. Thanks Nancy Nally for keeping us so well informed.


Nancy Nally from Scapbook Update recently reported on a new trend at CHA. Succulents are hot!


I love this sample created using spellbinder’s new dies. Click here to read Nancy’s article and to see tons of new succulent products,


This chocolate bar is both elegant and functional.


Click here to read the entire post. Wow!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine Projects from the Past

I am currently working on a video that is taking longer than anticipated. I am using new software and that is always a learning experience!

In the meantime, please enjoy some of my all-time favorite Valentines.

I made this adorable valentine for my husband several years ago and thought I would share it with you again. It is called a heartstring card because you pull on the string to reveal a hidden message.
Here is the link in case you want to make one. This card does not require a cutting machine and is so easy to make!



I love the look of the card closed. It just looks like a simple valentine, but .....



...pull the string to open it...



…then a valentine’s message is revealed!



Click here to see my original post. I love this simple and fun way to make Valentine Crackers


This is one of my favorite cards made using my Silhouette Cameo. Click here to see my original post.




I used my Cricut Explore to make these adorable cards. Click here to see my original post.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Box Card Monday

I love box cards and I have made lots of them so I was thrilled when Lori Whitlock designed the All Occasion Box Cards Cricut Cartridge.


I purchased this file from the Make it Now projects for $1.49, but I am planning on buying the entire cartridge. It was so easy to make and I can’t wait to make all of them. I used the Hello Darling Stack from DCWV and it was a perfect fit.



Lori even created a video to help you with the assembly. Click here to visit her blog and see all sizing information for this cartridge. Thanks Lori for making this so easy!! Now I would like to share some of my previous cards. Warning…there are a lot!



I used the Autumn Box Cards Collection from SVG Cuts to make this card.


This was my first box card. Please click here to see my original post.


This card, and all the others, fold flat to fit in an A2 envelope.


Isn't this castle box card adorable?  Click here to see my original post.


I love the strawberries. Click here for more information.


I designed this card using the base card from SVG Cuts. Click here to see the original post and video.

See, I told you I seriously love box cards!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Simply Organized 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.


Be sure to check out C.R.A.F.T. to see all 42 ideas!


I love this idea!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you tomorrow with a cute card.

Friday, January 22, 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.


A special thanks to my sister for sending me this link. Be sure to check out Stamp Tramp for more beautiful designs.


My sister also sent me the link to this one-of-a-kind mixed media art Journal.



A special thanks to Vicky for also doing a video!


Can you believe this necklace was knit using your fingers? Wow!


Click here for step by step instructions from Rachel.


If you are looking for a fun way to save money with your children or grandchildren , be sure to check out this post from The Smart School House.


I love these adorable hearts! Click here for the free Silhouette File, thanks to the Silhouette School.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Valentine Mini File Folder Album Video Tour and Links

Today I want to share with you a mini file folder album that I made. First, I want to thank my sister Di for telling me about My Sisters Scrapper website and video channel.



I had so much fun making this adorable album.

I want to thank Ginger for her four part video series demonstrating how to make this album. As I mentioned in my video, I slightly modified her album. Please watch the following videos to see how Ginger created her gorgeous mini album.









Thanks Ginger for your detailed and easy to follow video series. I have learned a great deal from you.



I also followed Ginger’s tutorial on how to make mini album covers and binding using Kathy Orta’s hidden hinge technique. This video is outstanding and teaches you how to make custom sized covers and binding.

Thanks Ginger for being the best teacher ever!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Simply Organized Monday

Welcome to Simply Organized Monday. Usually this post occurs on Sunday, but it has been a crazy week. I am working on a file folder book and it is taking much longer than I thought it would. I am hoping to finish the book and have a video posted on Wednesday.


What a great post from Tatertots and Jello to help us get more organized.


Be sure to check out  the Happy Housie for  the details on this command center. I so need to have one of these.

Also be sure to visit Happy Housie to see tons of room makeovers!

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Friday, January 15, 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.


A special thanks to Tatertots and Jello for 20 DIY Valentine ideas.


I can’t want to make these Tic Tac valentines!



A special thanks to my sister Di for sending me this video of Tim Holtz demos from CHA. Be sure to check out Scrap Time Videos for more 2016 CHA videos!


Be sure to check out House of Sunshine for these free vision board printables. I so need to make a 2016 vision board!


A special thanks to Megan from Balancing Home for this free meal planning and calendar printable.

Click here to see more wonderful printables.


I love my crockpot and I can’t wait to try some of these yummy recipes. I think I will start with the Chicken Cacciatore recipe.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Fab Five Friday!

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