Shrinky Dink Succulents in a Die Cut Terrarium

This Tiny Succulent Terrarium was created using my Geometric Holder die and Succulent 2D & 3D dies from Sizzix. This was the first time I had ever used Shrinky Dinks. I must be the only crafty adult that has never played with Shrinky Dinks as a child. To make the Geometric Holder, I die cut […]

Recycled Denim and Paper Succulent Wreath

When I designed my Succulent Serenity dies, stamps and paper collection for Sizzix, I wanted to create something that was simple yet interesting to a wide range of crafters and makers. The 3D designs is one answer to this creative challenge. Here is a super quick wreath created using strips of recycled denim jeans and […]

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 […]

Vintage Etched Mirror with Etchall and eClips

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop sponsored by Etchall. The Beginners Etching Kit was provided by Etchall but all opinions are my own. There will also be a discount offer available at the DCC website. Having never used this product before, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and effective this product was to create impressive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Vintage Altered Art Paint Tin – Flashback

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for August. This month’s theme is Crafting with School Supplies. Since I am a gatherer of vintage treasures, it only seems appropriate that I use thrifted, vintage school supplies. I started with a used, vintage watercolor tin. I used to love these tins especially when they were […]

4th of July Decorations Using Vintage Finds – Flashback

Happy Independence Day and welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for July! I wanted to create a fun, patriotic display using thrifted and vintage finds. I started with various sizes of vintage wooden spools that reminded me of fire crackers. I first wrapped the centers with white felt. For additional texture, I added some layers of […]

Father’s Day Tool Box Picnic – Flashback

Living with two race car drivers/fans means that I tend to think a lot about cars. So what would be more perfect than a race-themed picnic for Father’s Day. I started with a clean, new toolbox as my picnic basket and filled it with all kinds of picnic goodies.