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Last Minute Sizzix Valentine Card Stash Buster Challenge

Two days ago, when the Sizzix social media marketing guru asked me if I wanted to make three last minute Valentine’s Day cards using my Mini Photo Embellishing dies, of course I said “yes!” because I always love a good creative challenge. Here’s the video and I included a mini-tutorial and more inspiration behind these cards below. Since […]

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Valentine Birds on a Branch

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection February Link up. The theme is Last Minute Valentines. This project is so simple and fun. These are my Valentine Birds on a Branch delivering hearts to my Valentine. I began by adhering vintage music sheets to Little Sizzles Mat Boards by Sizzix. This is a thick board so the bird’s […]

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Valentine Art Heart Tartlets

I love hunting at estate sales and garage sales. Several years ago, I found these heart-shaped Swedish Tartlet pans. They are small and perfect for assemblage projects. My first project was created using Cranberry Alcohol Ink in the center since this particular tin had some scratches in the finish. I placed three drops of the […]

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AFCI Creativation Show Recap

I can’t believe that it was a week ago that Dear Handyman and I were driving to Phoenix to attend the Association For Creative Industries {formerly Craft and Hobby Association} Creativation Show. I had been prepping project samples and make ‘n take kits since before Thanksgiving. It was a labor of love and the drive out […]

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Free 2017 Desktop Calendar

Here is my free, February 2017, downloadable desktop calendar featuring illustrations of succulents and surface textures from my new Succulent Serenity line for Sizzix. The complete collection of dies, stamps, paper pad and coloring book will be available beginning around May 2017 so these desktop calendars are for you to enjoy while you wait. To stay up […]

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Memory Planner Using Instax Photos and Sizzix Dies

I love the idea of using my Personal Planner as a mini scrapbook. These are called memory planners which makes it sound like I’m organizing my memories which might be more accurate than I realize. So with the big Creativation 2017 Show coming up in a few days, I thought I would reveal how my […]

Free 2017 Desktop Calendar

Preparations are in full-swing for the Winter Creativation Show in Phoenix next week. I have been busy designing and prepping make ‘n take samples for my demo booth. I am also busy making samples of my new dies to share. And, in additional to all of this, I am also designing dies for my Summer […]

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My One Little Word for 2017

Happy New Year! I decided that this year that I will not make a regular new year’s resolutions but instead, I will work on living with my One Little Word. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the One Little Word, please check out Ali Edwards blog HERE. I don’t do this as a formal project […]

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Welcome 2017!

Do you make New Year Resolutions? I have in the past but looking back, I made resolutions that I thought were expected of me. You know, the typical ones like “lose weight” or “read more” but my heart wasn’t in it. And even the resolutions that I felt strongly about, like “Live with less”, seemed […]