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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Custom Gold Sizzix Lettering Tote

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Between work and the holidays, I have been busier than usual but the fact is… a Makers Gonna Make no matter how busy. I’ve had a few days to relax and unwind so I decided to create a fun tote bag using my Sizzix Alphabet script dies and […]

Dimensional Holiday Matchbox Cards

Since I had so much fun with the Hipster Santa tags, I decided that instead of giving flat, “normal” Christmas cards to my friends at work this year, that I would make something a little more dimensional and a bit unexpected. These are so quick and easy to make using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchbox […]

Bindable Dies by Sizzix

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and so it goes with my new Bindable dies that I designed for Sizzix. These dies create edges so that they snap into the binding of various planners and notebooks. I created a quick video to explain how it works because words cannot describe the simplicity […]