Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Recipe Box with Photo Mats and Journaling Cards

I used my Silhouette Cameo and a file from Lori Whitlock (#71002) to make an adorable recipe card box that includes cards for recipes, photos and journaling. I like to call it my recipe box/mini album. Good news, you can also purchase a file from Lori that works with your Cricut Explore. Or you could purchase a recipe box and make your own inserts.

Echo Park’s Homegrown paper collection was perfect for this project, but any paper will work.

Hope you enjoy the video.



Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Juke Box Card

I love the Cricut Make it Now projects and fell in love with this file.


I used the Juke Box Card file that is part of the Make it Now projects from Cricut.

Most of the paper is from my stash. The gold and beige paper is from Anna Griffin’s metallic paper collection. I added a few rhinestones and was done.

An envelope image is included in this project, but I did not have time to make it. I am working on a video for Wednesday and it is taking longer than expected.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, July 24, 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 have to admit, my closet would benefit from some major organizing, so I did a happy dance when I discover this post. If you are looking for 10 ways to hack your hangers to help you organize your closet, this post is for you.



Martha Stewart shows you how to cover those wire hangers to make your closet both organized and pretty.



This post really caught my attention. Yesterday I purchased a set of king sheets for our bedroom and the set came with four king pillowcases. I only used two pillowcases and now I can use the other two to make quick and easy garment bags. Check out the full DIY post below:


I love how easy this is!


Click here for DIY directions for making your own padded hangers.

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, July 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.



Be sure to check out The House that Lars Built for a complete tutorial on these charming lights!


I love how Anna used Altenew stamps to decorate her planner. Click here for all the info!

I can’t wait to try making glitter wall art. Thanks Martha Stewart for another fun home décor project video using glitter.


Can you tell that I am addicted to Gina’s blog? I can’t wait to try this new technique. It looks like she used embossing powder, but she didn’t!



Thanks for another informative tutorial!









I love Lori’s new Pop-Up box cards! I just purchased the bicycle card and hope to make it this week!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

More Vacation Photos

I'm busy working on projects, so I am sharing a few more of Bill's pictures from our recent trip.

We had never been to Mt. Hood in Oregon, so we decided to visit it on the way back to Montana. It did not disappoint and it is an amazing area.


Mt. Hood has snow all year long, so there are multiple skiing and snow boarding camps going on in the snowy areas you can see above.


We were on schedule to be back home a couple of days early and decided to take a  detour to Glacier National Park to check out the wild flowers. The Going-to-The-Sun Highway is always spectacular and it did not disappoint. Above is the falls on Haystack Creek. The road goes through the middle of the picture.

 

Waterfall at the Weeping Wall turnout.


Mt. Oberlin


Wildflowers near Many Glacier.


 Wildflowers with Lake Sherburne in the distance.


Swiftcurrent Lake.


Glacier National Park is beautiful, but is sometimes dangerous. This a cinnamon  black bear digging up grubs near Many Glacier.  Glad we had a 400 mm lens to use. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Vacation Photos

We had a great time at my niece's wedding in Lacey, Washington last month.  While we were there, we took a quick trip to the Oregon coast. Bill shot some photos there and I thought I would share some of the favorites.


Boiler Bay, near the town of Depot Bay, Oregon.


Yaquina Head Light House, near Newport, Oregon.


Haceta Head Lighthouse, Near Florence, Oregon.


Perpetua Scenic Area near Yachats, Oregon.


On our last day, we were treated with a low tide on a beautiful evening and had some fun exploring tidal pools.


The sunset in Yachats State Park.


Last rays of the sunset. Thanks for viewing and I'll be posting a few more photos on Wednesday, while I create some new projects to share with you.

Sunday, July 17, 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 was searching my bookmarks and discovered this link from last year. I saved it and so forgot to post. If you are looking for 50 tips to get your home organized, this is the post for you!


I love how they used towel bars to organize tools. Clever!


What a great use for all the pipe cleaners we have left from our crafting!


We can use our design talents to make our hidden spaces look pretty.

Click here for 47 additional ideas! Be sure to check out slide 20 on how to use tissue boxes to store plastic bags!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, July 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.

I am so grateful that we recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my sister and family while attending my niece’s amazing wedding.  We also took some time to visit the coast and Glacier Park.

I can’t believe my last post was July 1st. I am so happy to be back posting and please stay tuned for photos of our wonderful trip.  I missed you all!


I had over 1,500 emails waiting for me when we got home and I am happy to say this link was one of them.



Thanks Jennifer for another great video! I so missed crafting.


My husband makes the best pancakes ever!  We are going to add these to our recipes. Also be sure to scroll down and check out all the recipes.


It is never too soon to start making Christmas projects so be sure to check out this post from Graphic 45. Happy Christmas in July!


Kristina Werner is one of the best water color instructors ever! Be sure to watch her video below to learn her techniques.



Thanks Kristina for another informative video!


I can never have enough thank you cards and I am adding this one to my collection.

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday and I will be back Sunday.

Friday, July 1, 2016

June Wedding!

Hello all, we've been on vacation for a little over a week now. During the first week, we attended my niece's wedding. My husband Bill was the photographer and I thought I'd share a couple his photos from the wedding.

A special thanks to Susan for house sitting and Jillian for keeping our lawn watered. My next post will include some photos from our visit to the Oregon coast.




My niece Ariana and her husband Jared. Congratulations!

Sunday, June 26, 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.

For me, part of organizing is creating fun wall décor. It feels like I am organizing my walls. This post from BHG will help you create fun wall décor using inexpensive white frames.


This is the before.


I love this after. You could use inexpensive rhinestones instead of studs.


You can even use washi tape to decorate your frames.

Click here for 9 additional ways to decorate your frames.

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

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