I've been an avid reader for most of my life. Shortly after college, I started a notebook keeping track of all the books I read every year. I filled up the entire notebook a number of years ago and started a second notebook. Keeping track of the books I've read has been handy because I can go back through the years to see if I've already read a book when it's familiar. But the downside is that the notebooks are in chronological order and not in … [Read more...] about My Favorite Books
Well, I finished up my paintbrush experiment and it came out better than I hoped. I started by cutting off the dried hot glue from my first brushes that I had colored with re-inker. There was just no salvaging that hot glue. Every time I re-heated it, the red ink just ran out all over the place. So back to square one. I used the rope hot glue to glue the paintbrushes upright. The rope hot glue I purchased came in a 6' length. I ended up having … [Read more...] about I’m No Quitter!
About hot glue. I really debated showing the results today, but the reality is that not every project turns out perfect the first time, especially when you're trying something new. Don't be afraid to experiment. So, I guess I would consider this first attempt a bit of a fail, but I did learn some things. Obviously, I am not a great athlete, scientist, or Noble Prize winner, but I do want to point out that all of those fields … [Read more...] about I Learned Something New
I recently saw online a really creative craft idea to add some colorful decor to your craft studio. The person used paints in her project but I'm going to give it a try using our re-inkers. Any guesses what I'm going to make? This is either going to turn out to be amazing (fingers crossed). Or we shall never speak of this again. Either way, it should be a fun attempt at making something completely different. I'll share my results next week. … [Read more...] about And Now For Something Completely Different…
I know, I know. I have my Holidays all mixed up. Don't worry, I'm working on getting a better schedule going. But, I really wanted to share this project right away so you would have time to make it prior to the Holidays. I have only five kits left over for this class that I recently held. This kit came with two different background papers. This one shows the red background with the white dots. The remaining five kits have red background … [Read more...] about Tis The Season
Happy Monday! I'm back today with another Daffodil Daydream stamp set and the FREE Daffodil Afternoon paper. This project is one of the mini Paper Pumpkin boxes with a decorated cover. The mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are food safe so you can put cookies, brownies, candy, etc inside your box. I made this project really simple so it would be easy to recreate. The front panel is just glued to the lid of the box. The ribbon is wrapped around the … [Read more...] about Hello!
Happy Christmas Eve! Tonight Santa will visit millions of homes all over the world bringing joy to people everywhere. Even though I'm an adult, I still enjoy the magic of the season and Santa. Today's project was made by one of my downline, Lyndi. The tiny frame fits an image about 3" x 3". This is just perfect for the tiny Santa. Lyndi stamped his suit on our white Velvet sheets and his face and beard on our shimmery white paper. I love the … [Read more...] about Here Comes Santa
Periodically, people ask me what they should do with Paper Pumpkin kits they don't like. My suggestion is to use all the pieces to make something you love. I actually loved the November Kit, Gifts Galore, but I really wanted to stretch all the pieces. This is what the Kit directions have you make. These treat boxes are just the cutest. The directions have you use two of each snowman, tree, and presents - one on each side of the treat box. I … [Read more...] about What Can I do with a Paper Pumpkin kit?