Sweet Boho Animal Boxes

What do you get when you start with a versatile, self-closing box and add cute little animal faces? You get my sweet Animal Boxes by Sizzix of course! They are so simple to make and can be embellished to be used without the faces but the magic happens when you add the various eyes and […]

Dear Santa Scene Staxs

If you’re familiar with my Picture This! Collection of dies and stamps for Sizzix, you may remember that some of the sets were Christmas themed. Since my entire series of Scene Staxs include the Photo Shaker Box set and this set comes with Christmas phrases, I thought I would design my December Scene Staxs to […]

Ghostly Scene Staxs Caught on Tape

Here’s a little ghoulish humor just in time for Halloween. My new Scene Staxs features two charming ghosts having a little Halloween fun. {Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that pay this site a commission at no cost to the reader when a purchase is made after a click.} You can download the free Ghost […]

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 […]

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 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Card

On St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little Irish if only as an excuse to wear a little green. Since green is my favorite color, I had a little fun making a card celebrating the Irish in all of us. I designed the words to be printed out two times so you can make two […]