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 […]

Tropicool Twist Box for Summer DIY Parties

Ready to have a tropi-COOL party? Summer is here so start planning for a tropical party escape with warm breezes and some mellow steel drum music in the background. Here is a quick tutorial video on how to make my Tropicool Twist boxes with twisty, trendy monstera leaves on top. After I made this video, […]

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 […]

Tropicool Vibes Toucan Party Banner

Ready for some fun under the Summer sun? A tropical party with Tropicool Vibes is the perfect kick off for the warm weather. This is so simple to make using the new Tropicool Banner die from my Tropicool Vibes collection by Sizzix. I die cut the triangle banner out of a wood textured paper. I […]

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 […]

Tropicool Slider Card – Basic Tutorial

My new Tropicool Vibes Collection is now available in many local retail shops so I created a quick tutorial on how to assemble my Tropicool Slider Card. This is just a basic assembly video so have fun embellishing the card using the toucan, leaves and phrases.     Hope you enjoy this quick and simple […]

Mother’s Day Stamped Foil Card

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I’m sharing a technique tutorial showing how to stamp with glue and then adding gold foil. I’m using my Mother’s Day stamp by Sizzix for this card. Supplies: Mother’s Day stamps by Sizzix Nuvo glue pen by Tonic Gold foil transfer sheet Watercolor paints Watercolor paper Water brush Broad paint brush […]

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 […]

Pot of Gold Treat Box and Card by Pam Bray

Today I have a St. Patrick’s Day themed guest post by the very talented Pam Bray. She shares some unique and clever ways to use my Sizzix dies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy her inspiration below. Hi!!! Pam here today…I am taking over the LyndaCreates Blog with a little Pot of Gold Treat Box […]

Thank You Notes of Gratitude

I hope people still appreciate thank you notes. It seems a bit of a lost art. I enjoy making and giving handmade thank you notes because I sincerely feel gratitude for the thoughtfulness of others. I made a handful of these little cards and it took me longer to write the sentiment inside than it […]