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Friday, May 25th, 2018
Building a Box in Less than 5 Minutes!

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m Building a Box in Less than 5 Minutes! Yes it’s possible and fun! I love creating fast projects! In just a few minutes you have a pretty and hopefully useful project and you can move on to the next one. Today I want to show you how to create a beautiful gift box I made with the amazing Little Women collection.     Building a Box in Less than 5 Minutes! All you need to create this project are two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock. You don’t even need glue! The gift box has two parts: top and bottom. The top part is made from a 12×12 cardstock and the bottom part is made exactly the same way from a 11.5 x 11.5 cardstock.       Check out the video tutorial how to create this box:     I have two fun tips for you: When you create a two part project like …

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both!

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I have a question for you: Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both! I’m sharing a great project that has it all. An exploding box with four different interactive mechanisms like an envelope, accordion mini album, mini book and pocket AND a complete mini album…all in one project!     Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both! This project is the combination of two things I really love creating: mini albums and interactive projects. This project has it all! I really took it a little far this time but it was really fun to create. There is a different interactive mechanism on each wall of an exploding box. And in the center there is a mini album which is the secret to adding so much space for photos. his entire project can fit more than 40 photos!! can you believe it?!       To create this …

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
How to Create an Easel Card with Studio 75

Hi dear crafty friends! I love giving cards that I made, but sometimes a regular card feels to little. So today I want to share How to Create an Easel Card with Studio 75 which is a little more than a card. It has an option to be opened and stand on its own so it looks much more impressive and a great display.     How to Create an Easel Card with Studio 75 A easel card might look complicated but it’s really easy to create. 1. Start with a piece of 12 x 4 double sided cardstock. You need both sides of the cardstock because the other side will show when the card is standing. 2. Score on 6″ and 9″. Fold both fold line in the same direction.     3. Create a focal point to the card. I used three different sizes of circle scallop punches. I attached them with foam tape for extra dimension. Then …

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m taking part in the Art Journaling YouTube Hop with some very talented friends from around the world. This hop will take place on YouTube where each of these talented designers has created a video on their YouTube channel. On each of the channels there is a list of the participants and a list of links for you to hop.     Art Journaling YouTube Hop This hop also has some wonderful prizes for you to win! Our sponsors has prepared some great boxes full of goodies for you! All you need to do is subscribe to all the channels and leave a comment and you will be entered in the raffle for these prizes.     This hop is all about art journaling so each of us has created a video  showing you how to create an art journal page. I created a page with tissue paper background. I used my gelli plate to …

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages that I’ve created for my art book.     Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages Fabric pages in an art book are unique and special addition. These pages are a textural contrast from paper and add a softer look to the book. Other than a change in texture fabric pages usually include techniques like sewing, embroidery and have different materials on them like lace and buttons. I really love adding fabric pages to my art book. An art book is basically an art journal that we create from scratch and is bound in a book form. The idea is to express ideas, feelings, dreams and fears on one hand and create art on the other on separate paper pieces in different sizes and patterns. Those pieces of papers are divided into signatures that are stitched together into a book. A signature is a …

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Use Your Kids Drawings

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Use Your Kids Drawings. When my kids were smaller and went to kindergarten Every week they brought a pile of their drawings home. As a mother I felt really bad throwing them away even though that pile of drawings grew higher and higher. I kept some of them and some of them I did throw away but some found their way to my layouts!     Scrapbooking Tips: Use Your Kids Drawings You probably ask yourselves how did I do that. Well, its actually very easy. First you find a drawing you like that has vibrant colors and a defines shapes. Then you scan it to your computer. The next step is to cut out the drawing you need. For that you would need a graphic program like Photoshop or something similar. You can also physically cut out the drawing from the paper and scan it after it’s cut.       …

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Happy Birthday Giveaway – Winner

Hi dear crafty friends! Sorry for the late announcement but it’s better late than never right? I’m happy to announce the Happy Birthday Giveaway – Winner     Drum roll please…. The winner is Crystal Davidson Please email me your address so I’ll send you the goodie bag! I want to thank all of you for signing up for my free newsletter and taking part in this giveaway. I hope you’ll find the newsletter inspiring. I can promise you that lots of surprises will be waiting for you in this newsletter in the coming months. Thanks again for celebrating my birthday with me! Have fun creating!

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