Easy Halloween Candy Corn Banner

I don’t remember when or where I got this crazy inspiration to turn my Tropicool Banner die into candy corn as a Halloween home decor piece but I did and here it is. Just like last year when I turned my succulent cactus into a pumpkin HERE, I now turned my tropical banner into a […]

Ghostly Scene Staxs Caught on Tape

Here’s a little ghoulish humor just in time for Halloween. My new Scene Staxs features two charming ghosts having a little Halloween fun. {Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that pay this site a commission at no cost to the reader when a purchase is made after a click.} You can download the free Ghost […]

Tropical Flamingo Shaker Card

Shake up a little Tropicool fun with this festive flamingo shaker card. Mix and match dies and stamps from both my Tropicool Vibes and Picture This! collection by Sizzix because keeping it versatile means keeping it fresh! {Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that pay this site a commission at no cost to the […]

Ombre Geometric Paper Vase

Today I’m sharing a simple decorative technique using my Tall Geometric Holder die and watercolor paints. The geometric holder assembles very easily but with a little ombre effect, you can make it even more special.   Supplies used: 12″ x 12″ watercolor paper with printed and clear embossed pattern, Geometric Holder, 3-D Tall by Sizzix, […]

Dapper Fall Fox Scene Staxs Freebie

Here in Southern California, Autumn is generally visible when local pumpkin patches start setting up in parking lots throughout the city. Although I don’t like the shorter days, what I do love about Autumn is that it gives me a cozy theme to start turning into craft projects. So to begin the Autumn crafting season […]

Tropical Flip-it Birthday Card

Here’s a fun mix of a Stephanie Barnard Flip-it card with shapes from my Tropicool Vibes collection of dies, stamps and paper to create a laid-back  birthday card. Start by gathering your supplies: You will also need a BigShot die cutting machine. Die cut the following: a card base from green cardstock, two side layers […]

Travel Journal Page

I am more of a “wanderer” than a “traveler” so perhaps I should be creating a Wander Journal. The difference is that the eventual destination is more random in spite of pre-planning. But this hasn’t deterred me from starting a journal {which has been difficult to just decide what kind of journal to start}. Gathering […]

August Scene Staxs – Sending Hedge-hugs

August summer heat is in full swing and this has made me a little prickly. What better time to share a loving hedge-hug and a little crafty fun.   If you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter yet, please subscribe via the link at the top right of the menu above to download this month’s Newsletter […]

Tropicool Twist Box for Summer DIY Parties

Ready to have a tropi-COOL party? Summer is here so start planning for a tropical party escape with warm breezes and some mellow steel drum music in the background. Here is a quick tutorial video on how to make my Tropicool Twist boxes with twisty, trendy monstera leaves on top. After I made this video, […]

Tropical Floating Instax Photo Stand

Crank up the steel drums, sit back and enjoy the Tropicool Vibes of this Instax photo display. This photo display combines my Instax Photo Stand and Travel Photo Frame together with the tropical toucan, leaves and flower from my Tropicool Slider card and Tropicool Leaves card front. Using a piece of clear plastic creates the […]