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Friday, April 29th, 2016
Birthday Special Giveaway Winner

Wow! The birthday special giveaway winner is just about to be announced! But first let me just thank you for being part of my birthday celebrations! I’m so grateful to you all I decided to give ALL 4 birthday giveaways!! Yes you are reading it right ALL 4!! Let me explain how it’ll work: Most of you chose giveaways number 3 and 4, which are the craft goodie bag and the steampunk goodie bag.  And the winners are: Surprise goodie bag goes to…Donna Day!! Steampunk goodie bag goes to…Marian Brown!! Email me your addresses so I can send you your goodie bags. The other two giveaways will work as follows: I will draw one name from all the people who will subscribe to the VIP Room and one name from all the people who will register to the Creating 101: Art Journaling class between May 1st and May 30th. Once the names will be picked i will refund them according …

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
20 Ways to use old cards

Do you wonder what to do with all your cards? I’m sharing 20 ways to use old cards. As you all know I’m celebrating my birthday at the end of the month. I still get real cards not the online ones and I keep them all. The problem is I also keep all my kids’birthday cards, holiday cards etc. and the pile is getting tall! Don’t throw them away there are a lot of ways to reuse them… 20 ways to use old cards Scan them and store them on your computer. I’m talking about the more personal cards with those special words you want to keep. They will take much less room on your computer… DIY Gift Tags. Punch or cut parts of the card, the parts you like with a pretty image or background, and create gift tags for birthday or holiday gifts. 3. Use the cards as supplies. Cut words, letters and images from old cards and …

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
10 things you didn’t know about Passover

Today Jews around the world celebrate Passover, which is one of the most important holidays for Jews. For those who aren’t Jews Passover is that time once a year when their friends can’t eat pizza. But there is actually more to this holiday than what Jews can or can’t eat. This holiday is all about celebrating freedom, miracles and faith.   Here is the story of Passover in a nutshell: After decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, God saw the Jews’ distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth my people.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed God’s command. God then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops. At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan (The Hebrew month coinciding with April) in the year 1313 BCE, God visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, …

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Paper Folding Mini Album

This paper folding mini album is a really fun and easy project but with a surprising outcome. The fun part about it is once you get the hang of the folding you can make the album as long as you want. Each page of the mini album can fit one photo, so just make as many folded squares as you need. This paper folding mini album is a project you can finish in one evening!   Paper Folding Mini Album You need square double sided papers (I’m not using double sided but it’s nicer this way). The larger the papers the larger the mini album pages will be. You will also need the same amount of pattern papers quarter in size of large papers and a ribbon. Let’s get started! Fold a double sided paper in half. Then fold in half again. Open folds, turn paper a quarter turn and repeat folds. You should get a pattern of 12 squares. …

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Pop Up Book with Graphic 45

Spring is here and this DIY pop up book is just the right project for it! The book is full of magical spring scenes that are not only pretty they actually pop right out of the page in 3D! You know I love all kinds of paper projects but my favorites are 3D projects and pop-up book fits the bill. The book has three spreads, each one different with enchanting images from the Graphic 45 collection: Once Upon a Springtime. There are bunnies and fairies and lots of flowers and a general feeling of spring and fun.       This is part of my Graphic 45 audition: the final round video tutorial. So I hope you’ll like it but also the ladies at Graphic 45 who decide who will be on the design team. But even if I don’t get in, this pop-up book was really fun to create and I enjoyed every minute. And what’s even more important …

Friday, April 15th, 2016
Saturday Mixtravaganza VIP Room Q&A

I’m answering Saturday Mixtravaganza VIP Room questions that I got recently from you. I’m honored and so blesses with the amount of interest the Saturday Mixtravaganza VIP Room is getting and I hope to leave up to all your expectations.   Saturday Mixtravaganza VIP Room Questions & Answers   Q:  What is exactly is the VIP Room? A: I have a YouTube channel for the past two years where I post a video tutorial every week. It is very successful (almost 19k subscribers). The video i post there are of short easy projects. Recently I’ve been getting more and more requests from my viewers to have longer, more in depth video tutorials of more complicated projects especially of paper crafts and mixed media. To that end I’ve opened the VIP Room. Q: What can I expect to find in the VIP Room? A: The VIP Room is a members only blog which requires a username and password to access. In …

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
15 Craft Tips that will make your life easier

I’m sharing 15 craft tips everyone should know! You might know a few of them but I’m sure some of these craft tips will be new. I have tried all these tips myself so I can guarantee they all work! Try them and I promise your craft lives will be easier and much more stress free.   Craft tips that will make your life easier I hate cleaning my brushes. I always say to myself finish the project and then go clean the brush. By the time I finish the paint usually dries and I find myself throwing away another brush. Then I found a really great solution: soak your paintbrushes in fabric softener or hair conditioner and the paint will just be easily wiped off. Scissors are always an issue with crafters. Even though we guard them with our lives and let no one near them so fabric scissors will stay sharp and not used for paper, we always …

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