Sunday, August 30, 2015

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.

Thanks to Smart School House, today is all about tidy tips and organization hacks.



I love how they added magnets to the back of tea containers! This would be great to do in my craft room!


Be sure to click here for 12 additional ideas!

Have a great week!

Friday, August 28, 2015

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 detailed instructions on how to make this no-sew pencil case.


Be sure to click here for another wonderful Silhouette tutorial from Cathy Harper. Thanks Cathy for all the sketch pen tips!




If you love mixed media, you are going to love this post from Gabrielle. Be sure to watch the video too!




I can't wait to make this triple tier slider card designed by Dawn!




I love this soft and elegant card designed by Gina . Wow!

I hope you are having a fantastic Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Accordion Envelope Album Video Tutorial: Part One

On today’s video tutorial I demonstrate how to make a quick accordion fold mini envelope album.

First, I want to thank Laura Denison from Laura Denison Designs.com for her wonderful video tutorial. I modified her technique slightly and so appreciate all her amazing videos. My sister sent me a stunning envelope album and it is also showcased in the video. In fact, once I saw her beautiful album, I just had to make one to share.



Stay tuned for part two of the series. In the next video I will show you how to decorate the pages and make the cover.

Thanks again Di for sharing your elegant book with us!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Organizer

I am a huge fan of Jamie from Bits of Paper and own many of her organization files. My new favorite is the one below. I purchased this file (#90332) from the Silhouette On-line store. This project took a little time, but was so worth it.


Jamie’s file includes both the 12x12 one piece files as well as the 8x12 two piece files for use with the Portrait. The boxes are approximately 8" x 1-3/4" x 3-3/4" and the center box has bottom storage of 2-1/2" tall. Click here to see her step by step instructions.

I used very heavy card stock paper from my stash and a couple of flowers from Anna Griffin. So far the organizer seems sturdy!

A few months ago I made this elegant tissue box cover. Click here to see my original post.



Be sure to check out more of Jamie’s designs at the Silhouette On-line store and if you are a Cricut Explore user visit the Digi Play Ground to purchase Jamie’s files.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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.

Today is all about smart space-saving bathroom storage ideas.


Leave it to Martha Stewart to use a cart to store bathroom items.


I am so going to try this idea. What a clever yet pretty way to add storage.


If you add a piece of metal to the back of your shelves, you can increase your storage space. Wow!

Click here for 7 additional storage ideas!

Have a great week and I have a fun new project to share with you tomorrow. Hint it involves storage!

Friday, August 21, 2015

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 this post for some great party ideas!


This week I am obsessed with altered bottles. What a great way to upcycle!


I love the texture on these bottles. Click here for more info. I am so going to try this using a wine bottle.


How fun making fruit holders out of paper. Check out this idea and more from Martha Stewart.


My sister sent me this link and I am stunned at all the detail in this piece of art by Leandra. Wow!

I hope you are having a fantastic Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mini Envelope Album Video Tutorial

Last week I posted a video comparing the Arc and Levenger punch systems. In that video, I promised a tutorial for my mini envelope album and I just finished filming last night. The envelope album is so fun and easy to make and I hope you enjoy the video. The good news is that you can make your album any size!



Have a great day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Seahorse Card Using New Cricut Cartridge

I am enjoying my subscription to the Cricut Image Library with over 30,000 images! I love having access to most of the new cartridges, including the Cricut Dimensional Paper Art Cartridge.

Since I have a subscription, the Make It Now Dimensional Seahorse Card and Envelope is available to me for no additional charge. If you do not have the subscription, it is available for $0.99. Either way it is fun to use some of the new Cricut cartridges. I know I sound like I am sponsored by Cricut, but I am not. Click on the photo to see all the details!



I was so excited that the envelope was included in this project. I added the small seahorse to the envelope using an image from one of my Anna Griffin cartridges. I cut a small heart to tie the theme together and added rhinestones and glitter for extra bling.

I also found that it was easier to use a small spatula or my fingers to fluff the dimensional cuts. It took me a couple of tries to get this card to turn out. The next one will be easier!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 struggle with hanging pictures and was thrilled when I saw an email from Hobby Lobby that will so help me.

Below are a series of videos on everything from adding the hardware to arranging your pictures. And I hope you enjoy them too!







I have been busy with my job, so I am a bit behind on my blogging. Yikes I even missed last Sunday. Maybe I need to be more organized! Stayed tuned for new posts and videos!

Have a great week and I have a fun new card and envelope to share with you tomorrow.

Friday, August 14, 2015

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.


It has been such a hot summer here that we are really using our grill. Click here for 12 Grilling Hacks from Martha Stewart! Be sure to check out the hot dogs!

Be sure to see Kathy’s tutorial on how to make a dry erase board. Clever!


Nancy just posted several photos from the recent SPC Mixed Media Show on her blog and the post is a must read. Mixed media is going strong and I am happy to say the trend will continue.


Be sure to check out Wild Olive for a tutorial on how to print on sticky notes and a free printable!


I love Jennifer McGuire’s blog and thought this was so timely for all of the back to school lunches. I am so going to buy # 4 for me!

I hope you are having a fantastic Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Arc and Desk Size Levenger Punch Comparison and Envelope Album Video Tour

I recently purchased the desk size Levenger punch and I could not wait to do a review. I also made a quick envelope album to try out my new punch. Below is a video review of the punch and a video tour of my mini album. I am working on a video tutorial for my mini album and hope to have it posted next week.



Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Anna Griffin Lovely Layered Card

As most of you know, I am an avid Anna Griffin fan! I love her products, but I have a new favorite. I recently purchased her Lovely Layered Cards Cricut cartridge and I am thrilled with how beautiful my card turned out.


This card consists of four layers and it is even more spectacular in person. You can also add embellishments to this card, but I love the simple look.


It is fairly easy to make, however, removing it from the mat and gluing all the layers did take time. This card definitely does not qualify for my Make it in Minutes Monday series.

If you have not purchased this cartridge, I highly recommend that you try it out on Design Space. Be warned you are going to want to buy it.

Have a wonderful Monday.

Friday, August 7, 2015

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.


Anna Griffin has a spooktacular Halloween collection debuting on September 8th.  Click here to see more sneak peeks.

It is National Silhouette Curio Week.


You have to check out all the new features available on the newest Silhouette.  Be sure to check their blog every day this week!  I can’t wait!!


I am currently working on two envelope mini album videos and love the idea of using maps to create unique envelopes.  Stay tuned for my videos!  Click here for instructions on how to make these envelopes.


I am so excited about the newest  Cricut cartridge.  I can’t want to make a feather card using the Dimensional Paper Art Cartridge.  Wow!


I am so excited that the new 2015 Hero Arts Holiday Collection catalog is available.  Click here to see the entire catalog.

I hope you are having a fantastic Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Make it in Minutes Monday….Wednesday 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 currently working on two mini album video tutorials, so no video today. I should have one of them ready for next week.


This is the perfect favor for a birthday party or baby shower. It was super easy and quick to make! The elephant belly box file (#84444) was purchased from the Silhouette On-line store. I used glitter paper to add a little bling!.

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! Now back to work on my videos.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Make it in Minutes Monday….Back to School 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.

Can you believe it is almost back to school time?


This adorable card would be perfect for a student returning to school or you could use it for a teacher. The card file (#87105) was purchased from the Silhouette On-line store. I used two different embossing folders for the card and the book for added dimension, and I used glitter paper for the apple.

You could personalize this card for the student or teacher in your life by adding a tag with some twine.

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

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