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!

Sunday, August 2, 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 cannot believe this bathroom makeover and neither will you.


This is one of the before photos.




Be sure to click here to check out the entire blog post. What a spectacular makeover. Black and white is one of my favorite color schemes.

Friday, July 31, 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.


One of my hobbies is making homemade soap and this post from A Beautiful Mess has inspired me to find my soap making supplies and get busy! Soap making is definitely on my fall to-do list.


Click here for the how to.

If you are looking for ways to decorate your iPhone using your Cricut Explore, click here. I love the flamingo one!


My husband and I have two black cats we adopted from a shelter, so I immediately fell in love with this project from Kathy.


The cats are too adorable.


One of my goals is to learn how to knit and now I want to learn to crochet too! Click here for the free pattern thanks to Repeat Craft Me.


If you are looking for a quick no-bake snack, be sure to check out this recipe from Laurie (Gallamore West).

I hope you are having a fantastic Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

All About Pocket Letters

My sister Di recently sent me a beautiful pocket letter and now I can’t stop thinking about all the fun things you can do with pocket letters.

I decided to make a video to show you the gorgeous pocket letter that my sister made for me. I also discovered that you can make a 12 x 12 pocket letter using 12 x12 pocket pages and project life cards. This technique is on the video too! Hope you enjoy the video!



If you are new to Pocket pages you may want to check out the following videos from Janette Lane. And don’t forget to see her amazing blog for tons more ideas on pocket pages.





And click here to see 120 pocket letter Pinterest pins.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas in July……. Faux File Folder Mini Album Video

Last week I posted photos of my sister Di’s stunning mini Christmas album and promised a video tour of her entire album. I finished filming the video last night and I am so happy to be able to share her entire album with you.



Thanks again Di for a spectacular project! And for helping us celebrate Christmas in July!

Sunday, July 26, 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. This week I want to share a closet makeover.

I am a mega fan of I Heart Organizing and visit Jen’s blog frequently. I was so impressed with her recent closet makeover and I think you will be too!


I think her before photo looks pretty good, but wait until you see the after!


Here is her empty closet.


I love how organized her closet is in the after photo!


Be sure to visit her blog to see how Jen uses dollar store foam core board to organize her drawers and to see step by step details and photos of her makeover!

I hope you are having a fun filled weekend!

Friday, July 24, 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.


I am thrilled to announce that Patricia Zapata has published a marvelous new coloring book.


Click here for more information on Patricia’s coloring techniques.


Click here for a very informative Print and Cut Tutorial using your Silhouette. The darling Precious Moments design brings back memories!


Be sure to sign up for My Scrap Chick newsletter and every Friday you will receive an email link to a free file.  I love this card file!!



I jumped for joy when I saw this stamp set from Gina K.  The zipper adds so much to the purse.

Click here to see her blog post.

Speaking of zippers, look at how you can use this stamp set to make a fun card.




Thanks again for another great stamping video!!

I hope you are having a fantastic Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

File Folder Mini Album by Di Massey

I am so excited to have my sister Di as a guest artist. She created this beautiful Christmas album using cardstock made to look like file folders. She used Brenda Walton’s Evergreen collection from K and Company and embellishments from her stash. Be sure to click on the photos to see enlarged versions.



Di created her own file folders using ivory cardstock. She even scored them to look like the real thing!


I love her embellishments!


The mini folders were cut using her Cricut explore and the Sentimental Cartridge file #M2F8CD. She used the hide contour function to remove the corner design.


Di is very creative and makes up her patterns as she goes. She was inspired by the following video from Paperkitz.



I hope to post a video tour of Di’s complete album on Monday so you can see all the gorgeous pockets and embellishments up close. There are more pages to this elegant mini album so be sure to stop back Monday to see the video.

To see Di’s Dr. Seuss interactive mini album click here. It is stunning!

Have a great day!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Make it in Minutes Monday Summer Love Bag Topper…. Cricut Explore 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.



This topper is from the Cricut Summer Bag Topper files. It was so easy to make and I love the layers. My Cricut Explore cuts paper like butter and I am so pleased how it also makes very intricate cuts and cuts a wide variety of materials. This would make a great party favor for children and adults!
Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, July 19, 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. This week I want to share a kitchen makeover.


This is the before photo of Kristin’s kitchen. It is adorable, but wait until you see the after photos. Martha Stewart sponsored this stunning makeover!


I love all the white with just a pop of color!


I also love the look of open shelving!  I may just have to try this in our kitchen!

Click here to see more after photos!

I hope you are having a fun filled summer weekend!

Friday, July 17, 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 the Kleenex box of cash and the box of chocolates.


I am in love with their DIY abstract floral pattern cake created by Ashley. Impressive!


Be sure to check out the Silhouette School blog for free Silhouette Studio files like this one. While you are there be sure to check out their informative tutorials and freebies!


If you are thinking about having a frozen birthday party, be sure to check out this post from Craftiness is not Optional.


Another great post and video from Jennifer!



I hope you are having a wonderful Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

3 Dimensional Swan Favor

If you are looking for a quick and easy summer favor, you may want to check out the Silhouette On-line store.


I purchased the three dimension swan file (#80262) and used glitter paper for the wings. The great thing about this file is that a battery operated votive fits inside perfectly. And it is super easy to make. This would be great for an evening bridal shower too!


Here is what it looks like with lights off.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! I am working on several videos that I will be sharing in the near future!

Monday, July 13, 2015

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.

Maybe it is the hot weather, but I finding myself wanting to use white paper in my designs. I am also a huge fan of swans, so I could not resist this simple trifold card.


The stunning trifold card file (#67544) was purchased from the Silhouette On-line store. I used the knife tool to create additional swan layers. I cut the new layers out of glitter paper and used an Anna Griffin embossing folder to add texture and was finished. The hardest part of this card was choosing the paper!

I took Sunday off and I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! It is amazing how your perspective changes when you take time for yourself!

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