Last Minute Father’s Day Gift

Here’s a quick, last minute Father’s Day gift idea that costs very little. The inspiration came to me when I saw my coworkers pinning photos and drawings on their walls. I thought that there must be a better way to highlight the rotating gallery of art and photos without putting holes in the original pieces. […]

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 […]

Christmas Paper Chain Using Recycled Wrapping Paper

Some of you may remember making chewing gum wrapper chains. You would take the gum wrapper, fold it, hook it on the previous one and eventually make a long chain. It was recycling before recycling became cool. I took the same concept and decided to recycle the beautiful wrapping paper left over after Christmas. Very […]

Paper Succulent Crate Display

I love the look of various succulents snuggled together in a worn container with lots of character. The colors and textures work so well together. This inspired me to create a display of paper succulents in a vintage, wooden crate. I used a neutral color palette so that the shapes and textures would stand out. […]

Mini Photo Frame Tutorial and Display

Hello everyone! I wanted to share a fun little video tutorial showing how I made this simple Fujifilm Instax photo display using my Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing dies, a vintage ruler and some Tim Holtz hardware. The video also shows how you can make a similar project using ribbon and office supplies. Of course I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]