Paper Piecing

Several months back, I met a very nice maker that suggested I try using Snapguide.com for my how tos. I finally came back to my blog with this new format. Hope you all enjoy. Paper piecing is like mosaics in paper. Using simple stamps with this technique is a fairly cool affect. It’s similar to…

Snow globe Santa Tag

Yep, another project I did months ago but never got around to posting about. Busy schedules are busy.  The reality of this one is that, the techniques would be the same whether or not you use holiday themed papers and embellishments or not.  This can easily be a shaker card for Valentine’s Day, a baby…

Re-purposed: Utensil Holder to Craft Caddy

This one is a super easy, quick way to re-purpose something that wasn’t the best tool for the job.  So, nothing shocking about this, but I shop at a lot of Flea and Swap meets.  I see a lot of great deals out there and sometimes, I fall for something that seems to be a…

Easter Bonnets and Rocks

I’ve actually been doing and writing about crafting for years.  At one point in my life, I had a rubber stamp business and wrote how to articles for Rubberstampmadness, National Stampagraphic, Craftworks for the Home and other small publications.  All this before the internet, so you know it’s been a long while. I had lovely…

Tissue Paper Backgrounds

I’m one of those people that watch a ton of crafting videos on Youtube and think, “this is totally easy!  Why can’t I do it?” However,  I usually get the case of the “lazy” and just sit in front of my TV and glance longingly at my craft stash, wondering why I am not inspired…

Rolodex for the Romantic Fool

At the end of January and throughout February, I just kept on keeping on with the romance theme on Rolodex card.  I’m determined to fill my albums and actually, both the index card and the rolodex (memorydex) albums are getting fairly full.  I’d really love to be able to show progress all year with these,…

Christmas Junk Journal

In 2017 I joined a few Facebook groups in order to find some inspiration. Sometimes I still in front of my craft table and just not know what to make or do. This is a problem as I start feeling super lazy and I really just want to get into that headspace that art puts…

Rubber Stamp Collage

I have quite the collection of rubber stamps. I love collage. Coloring is relaxing. One of my resolutions has been to use my collection of rubber stamps more. I joined a Facebook group after visiting the Viva Las Vegas Stamps store and they had a challenge. I thought that I would stick to their challenge…

Rolodex and Index Card Challenge

Last year I found a fairly cool Rolodex card holder and a recipe/index card stand. These things were pretty cheap and I found them at various flea markets I go to. At the time I thought they might be gifts for someone, but in December, I thought otherwise. One of my resolutions was to make…