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My Sewing Notions Wreath as Published in Homespun Magazine

So excited to share that my sewing notions wreath has been published in the December 2016 issue of Homespun magazine. This was such a fun project created completely out of thrifted, vintage sewing notions. I originally made this wreath in honor of my mother who taught me to sew. On this wreath are vintage button cards, spools, […]

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Sizzix Planner Pages

Today I’m sharing how to use my many Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing dies and stamps on planner pages. These dies and stamps were designed to embellish both the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 small, Polaroid-like photos as well as various planner pages. These fun shapes work well with or without photos. You can see one example of a planner page […]

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Instant Fun With Instax Photo Banners

Today I’m sharing some fun ways to instantly display your Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 photos using my new collection of Mini Photo Embellishing dies and stamps by Sizzix. {Instax Mini 8 photos are similar to Polaroid instant photos but are about the size of a credit card}. Since the holidays are right around the corner, here’s […]

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Rinea Paper Foil Sponsored Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection November Sponsored Blog Hop featuring Rinea Paper Foil products by GlobalCrafting. Enter to win a giveaway prize on the DCC blog by leaving a comment on my post and using the Rafflecopter widget on the DCC blog post. The paper foil product was supplied by the manufacturer but all opinions are […]

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Simple Mini Cards for All Occasions

Today I’m sharing my new Sizzix Mini Album die as the perfect, versatile solution to create simple and quick cards. I originally designed the Mini Album set to work with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 photos to create an easy mini scrapbook with lots of fun embellishments {see examples HERE and HERE} but now I have found so many other uses such as card […]

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Quick Halloween Mini Photo Album

Halloween at work can be a lot of fun. I prepared a simple photo album using my Mini Album die by Sizzix. I had precut the pages and photo frames in preparation for the fun and spooky costume photos. Here are some quick ideas on how you can use these dies for a Halloween theme. I used several […]

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Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing Dies Launch

I am so excited that my first complete line of Sizzix product is officially launching on the Sizzix.com site today. I’ve been designing products for other people for six years but this is the first complete line under my branded name. Wow! This is exciting! The inspiration for this collection came from the fact that […]

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Halloween Skull – Amazing Casting Product

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Sponsored Blog Hop featuring the Amazing Casting Product/Mold Putty. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.  Alumilite generously supplied the Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast but my reviews are my own true opinions of the product. First I want to say that I had no idea what I […]

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Halloween Lantern Lights Flashback – DCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection October Blog Hop featuring a Halloween Theme. Here is a simple project to add a little creepiness to any decor. I used this to decorate my office at work. I found the Autumn paper lantern string from Goodwill. I die cut the spider webs out of black cardstock using […]