Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anna Griffin "Emboss, Cut & Create" Idea Book Review

I just received Anna Griffin "Emboss, Cut & Create" Idea Book and decided to do a quick video review of the book.

Before we get started a few background details I ordered her gorgeous book from HSN for $24.95 and it was so popular that as of April 14th it is out of stock. I talked to HSN and they are not sure when they are getting more and recommended that you periodically check their website for information. I do, however, promise you, this book is worth the wait.

I also purchased Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Lace Trimmings Folders and Dies as part of a recent special and I will be filming a video on them soon!



Hope you enjoy the video and have a great week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday… the Mini Series. I thought it would be fun to feature some quick and easy cards or projects that take minutes to make, but look like you spent hours.


I am addicted to the Graphic 45 blog and when I saw their charming party favor that is made without using a cutting machine, I did my happy dance and quickly made this one. The fact that it is made using Washi tape was an added bonus. Yahoo! I plan to fill mine with Easter candy.


Click here for detailed directions for this and two additional treat boxes. Did I mention that I adore Graphic 45! I added stickers, a bow, Washi tape and was done in a matter of minutes. I can’t wait to make the other styles. I used the Carta Bella Cool Summer Collection from Samantha Walker. More good news, a 12 x 12 sheet of paper will make three boxes. Inexpensive and fun!

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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

If you are looking for ideas on how to maximize your space, this post from I’m an Organizing Junkie is for you!


I love all of her design ideas…..especially her coffee station.


What a great idea for a home office or crafting area!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop back tomorrow for a quick and easy project that is perfect for a party.

Friday, April 11, 2014

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 cannot believe this elegant case for your glasses or pens and pencils is made from a Pringles chips can!
Click here for directions thanks to All Day Chic. I am so going to make this!


If you are looking for new color combinations for your cards and scrapbooks, be sure to visit Design Seeds. I am also crazy about the mineral tints palette.

I visit Scrapbook Update daily to hear about the latest paper crafting and scrapbooking news. Click here to learn about the new Company to be launched by Stampin’ Up! I can’t wait to learn more!


Our 18 pound cat, Jackson loves to excavate house plants so needless to say, we do not have any live plants around our house. This may be the perfect solution for us plus it looks so real and easy to make! Thanks Shaken Together for the idea!


If you are gearing up for some serious spring cleaning you might find these free printable labels for mason jars handy! Click here to download your free printables thanks to Becoming Martha!

I hope you are having a wonderful Fab Five Friday! See you Sunday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tag Mini Album Video Tour

I saw a unique tag album made by Gloria Stengel posted on Graphic 45’s blog and I knew that I had to make one. The great news is that Gloria created a project sheet that you can download so you can make this album too! She used Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper so her album looks very different than mine.


This is the front of my album and it was so easy to do. I decided to only have 5 tags instead of six so I made my binding and spine narrower.


This is the back of my album. Graphic 45 designed their album to use their Regular Tag Staples but I decided to make my own tags using tags that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store and cut with my Cameo. You get 4 different tags for 99 cents and they are designed by Lori Whitlock. The id number is #50939. I  sized the tags to 3 7/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches. Don’t worry if you do not have a cutting machine, you can hand cut the tags to fit.



My video is only a video tour of my album, for complete instructions, click here.

I used Bo Bunny’s Prairie Chic paper and chipboard collection. It has been around for a while, but it still one of my favorites! I used Bazzill Paper for the inside binding.

Have a great week!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday… the Mini Series. I thought it would be fun to feature some quick and easy cards or projects that take minutes to make, but look like you spent hours.


If you are looking for the cutest gift bag ever, be sure to check out the Luxury Handbags SVG Kit from SVG Cuts. This large handbag file makes the perfect gift bag! I can’t wait to add tissue paper and a birthday gift for a friend.


Last July I made this purse card using another design from this versatile collection. Just change the sentiment and you can use this card for many different occasions, including birthdays, Mother’s Day and a thinking of you card. So easy and fun to make!


This is a photo of the entire kit! Click here to order the Luxury Handbags Kit.

Have a great week and be sure to stop back Wednesday for a fun new book project and video.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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

If you love organizing and twine then you are so going to love this post from Acasarella!


I love this idea for organizing twine and be sure to click here for detailed instructions.


I posted this a few months ago, but had to share again since this is one of my favorite ways to store twine. Click here for more details thanks to Damask Love.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop back tomorrow for a quick and easy project!

Friday, April 4, 2014

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. But before we get started, I want to thank you for all the supportive comments, emails, phone calls, and cards. The last several weeks have been extremely difficult and your support has greatly helped to ease our pain.


I love these adorable and easy Easter treat jars that were posted on create.craft.love and you will too! Click here for step by step directions.


Be sure to visit BHG for lots of ideas on easy Easter baskets. Isn’t the rain boot idea clever? Don’t miss the bucket covered in buttons.


Becoming Martha is one of my favorite blogs and I visit frequently. Click here for all the detatils on how to make this one of a kind phone case!


If you are in need of some serious pampering, you may want to try making a vanilla sugar scrub. Just looking at the photo makes me relax. Thanks No. 2 Pencil for the recipe!


Last year  feathers  were featured in  many DIY projects and I am pleased to report that the trend continues. Be sure to visit Cupcakes and Crinoline for all the details!

I hope you are having a wonderful Fab Five Friday! See you Sunday!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mila

I am taking a few days off from blogging due to the loss of our kitten Mila. Although she was only 1½ years old, she developed severe inflammatory bowel disease and we could not save her. All her vets were wonderful, but she became too weak to survive. She fought a hard fight for the last five weeks and died yesterday.

She was my constant crafting companion and a wonderful sister kitty to our 7 year old cat, Jackson. Bill, Jackson and I will miss her so very much.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from our short time with her.




Linda and Bill

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Silhouette Portrait Winner and Sale

Just a quick reminder that the Silhouette sale runs through March 31st.


Please click here and type in the Promo Code BOUTIQUE when you order to receive the savings. Now for the sale details.
Silhouette CAMEO® plus the following print & cut related items:
1 package of temporary tattoo paper
1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
1 package of printable white sticker paper
1 package of printable clear sticker paper
1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas
for $269.99 (MSRP $357.92)
or
Silhouette Portrait™ plus the following print & cut related items:
1 package of temporary tattoo paper
1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
1 package of printable white sticker paper
1 package of printable clear sticker paper
1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas
For $129.99 ($237.92 MSRP)

And 30% off all specialty media with my Promo Code BOUTIQUE.
1 Silhouette CAMEO® and 1 vinyl starter kit for $269.99
1 Silhouette Portrait™ and 1 vinyl starter kit for $129.99
Vinyl starter kits for 25% off
25% off vinyl/transfer paper

Now for the big announcement….

The winner of the Silhouette Portrait is:
Kathie Craig said...
I posted on Facebook and I subscribe to your blog.
Congrats Kathie! Please email your address and contact information to me at lkaisermt@gmail.com so we can send you this marvelous machine! A very special thanks to Silhouette for sponsoring this incredible giveaway!

Have a great week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday… the Mini Series. I thought it would be fun to feature some quick and easy cards or projects that take minutes to make, but look like you spent hours.

But before we get started, click here to enter my Silhouette Portrait giveaway and to check out Silhouette’s mega sale. You are going to love using their print and cut feature.


This desk organizer did take more than a few minutes to make, but was so worth it. I purchased this easy to assemble file (#48177) from the Silhouette on-line store.


You will be surprised at how durable this organizer is. Click here to order an SVG version of Lori’s 3D Drawer Desk Organizer. The great news is that you can cut her SVG file, using a variety of cutting machines including the new Cricut Explore. She even has an assembly video to help make this functional and cute piece. I love how versatile this organizer is and the drawers are sized to hold 3 x 4 project life cards!

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Silhouette Promotion and Giveaway!

I am giving away a Silhouette Portrait thanks to Silhouette! To enter to win the Silhouette Portrait cutting machine, you need to be an email subscriber of my blog. You can sign up over on the right side of this blog (if you are not there already). And leave a comment under this post, only one comment per person please. For additional chances to win, please help me spread the word about the giveaway. For each mention on your blog, Facebook post, or re-pin you receive an additional chance to win. Just leave an additional comment on this post that you did. You have until midnight MDT on Tuesday March 25th to enter and the winner will be announced on Wednesday March 26th .


I am so excited about this wonderful promotion! One of my favorite features of the Silhouette is the ability to do print and cut!

Please click here and type in the Promo Code BOUTIQUE when you order to receive the savings. Now for the sale details.
Silhouette CAMEO® plus the following print & cut related items:
1 package of temporary tattoo paper
1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
1 package of printable white sticker paper
1 package of printable clear sticker paper
1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas
for $269.99 (MSRP $357.92)
or
Silhouette Portrait™ plus the following print & cut related items:
1 package of temporary tattoo paper
1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
1 package of printable white sticker paper
1 package of printable clear sticker paper
1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas
For $129.99 ($237.92 MSRP)

And 30% off all specialty media with my Promo Code BOUTIQUE.

Here is a card and video I did on how to use digital paper with the print and cut function.



Love this card I made using digital paper with the print and cut feature!



Remember when ordering to type in Promo Code BOUTIQUE to receive the savings!

To see more wonderful Silhouette projects, be sure to check out their Pinterest page.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Box Card Part Two

I have received numerous emails regarding my box card that I posted on Monday, asking how to make the card if you do not have a cutting machine.

Thanks to Splitcoast Stampers, here is a link for wonderful step by step instructions that do not require a cutting machine. In addition to directions for a card that fits into an A2 envelope, there are also directions for a card that fits into a 6 x 9 inch envelope. I love options!



I think you will also love their video which demos how to make the larger size.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

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


I cannot believe this is my first box card and how really easy it was to make. There are lots of instructions for making this type of card posted on the Internet, but I found a way to use my Silhouette to do most of the work.


Lori Whitlock has created several box card designs that you can choose from at the Silhouette on-line store and I love them all. I used the box and star cut from her box card birthday file and replaced her other cuts with chipboard stickers from my stash.


Here is a close-up showing the cute chipboard stickers and how they pop up out of the box.


Its ready to go! This card measures 4.25x5.5 when complete and folds flat to fit in an A2 envelope. Adorable!

I love Lori’s original file and that I can change it to suit my needs. Click here to order an SVG version of Lori’s Box Birthday card. The great news is that you can cut her SVG file, using a variety of cutting machines.

Have a great week and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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.

Since spring is almost here, I thought we would concentrate on organizing our home.


Be sure to visit tatertots and jello for 15 clever organizing projects.


If you are in the mood for more spring cleaning ideas, visit Clean and Scentsible.  I love the information on how to organize your pantry and how to organize under your kitchen sink!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my quick and easy birthday card in a box!

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