Using Tintype Photos in Modern Crafts

A long time ago, photographs were very rare and quite prized. Imagine it as being the brand new technology of its era. I never realized this but old tintype photos were very small, about the size of an Instax Mini Photo actually. This gave me the idea to use a tintype photo together with my […]

Earth Day Recycled Record Album Covers

Earth Day is April 22nd. As a crafter, I like to honor the day by creating something using recycled materials. I had several vintage LP record albums sitting around that I had thrifted from a garage sale and since the covers are made from chipboard, I decided to recycle them into a unique mini sculpture […]

Vintage Button Easter Egg – Flashback

I have collected a lot of vintage buttons over the years so I had plenty to choose from when I designed this set of repurposed button Easter Eggs. I started with plastic Easter Eggs as the foundation. I used hot glue to attach various sizes of white buttons allowing the color of the plastic egg […]

St. Patrick’s Day Card

On St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little Irish if only as an excuse to wear a little green. Since green is my favorite color, I had a little fun making a card celebrating the Irish in all of us. I designed the words to be printed out two times so you can make two […]

Pot of Gold Treat Box and Card by Pam Bray

Today I have a St. Patrick’s Day themed guest post by the very talented Pam Bray. She shares some unique and clever ways to use my Sizzix dies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy her inspiration below. Hi!!! Pam here today…I am taking over the LyndaCreates Blog with a little Pot of Gold Treat Box […]

Picture This! Lovely Valentine Card

Here is an extra-special kind of Valentine’s Day card for that extra-special person in your life. Simple, sweet and personalized with extra care. Here’s a quick video followed by step-by-step instructions. First gather all of your supplies: You will need my Lovely set of dies and stamps by Sizzix, SideKick {or BigShot} machine, Instax camera […]

Valentine Guest Post – Pam Bray

I am so thrilled to have Pam Bray of Pammejoscrapbookflair.com guest posting today. She has such a beautiful style and made my Picture This! Collection, Lovely Set look so sweet! So here’s Pam showing us how she created this beautiful home decor piece. Hi Pam here today!!! I am so excited that Lynda asked me […]

Limited Edition Sizzix BigShot Exclusive

Who doesn’t love the opportunity to be one of the few people to know about something exclusive? Well, for a limited time {3 days to be exact} Sizzix.com will have a limited edition of their BigShot machine exclusively available HERE. Watch the unboxing to get a first look at this distinctive new design. These will […]

Thank You Notes of Gratitude

I hope people still appreciate thank you notes. It seems a bit of a lost art. I enjoy making and giving handmade thank you notes because I sincerely feel gratitude for the thoughtfulness of others. I made a handful of these little cards and it took me longer to write the sentiment inside than it […]

Christmas Tag with Free Printable Calendar

When I designed my new Picture This! Collection of stamps and dies, one thing that I really wanted was a tag die that was just the right size. It had to be large enough to hold an Instax Mini photo but it had to be small enough to not over power the size of the […]