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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tropicool Vibes Toucan Card

What do you get when you combine a tiny toucan and mini frames… a tropi-cool card of course! I used an Instax photo frame from my Photo Frame, Seasonal Borders die set and stamps and dies from my Toucan Sentiments set to create a mixed media friendship card. I started with a piece of watercolor […]

Fourth of July Mini Bow

Happy Fourth of July! I wanted to share this simple project to celebrate this American holiday. The simple red, white and blue bow is created using my Paper Clippables die set by Sizzix. I love using washi tape to create the bow because the patterns are small enough to look nice at this scale. Since […]

Memorial Day Tribute with Instax

Today is a day of remembrance and to honor my father’s military service, I made an Instax Mini Photo Stand with stars and stripes. To create the frame, I used the Photo Frame, Celebrate and the word “Grateful” from the Photo Frame, I Am Phrases set. Since all of the words can be mixed and […]

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 […]

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 […]