Monday, September 01, 2014

Fall School Supply Set by Yapha Mason

This fun Fall school supply set by Yapha Mason will brighten any student's day!  It includes a corkboard for a locker, a bookmark, a mini notebook, and a matching card.  Get the full step-by-step instructions by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of September!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rustic Wedding Table Décor by Christy Fulk

Rustic wedding themes are all the rage right now and this Rustic Wedding Table Décor by Christy Fulk fit that trend perfectly!  These three projects would make wonderful rustic decorations.  Learn how to tint a mason jar, turn a mason jar into a rustic gem and, as a bonus, make two different types of roses with punches.  This is the August Bonus Project over at Craft Project Central.  Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row at Craft Project Central, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend to Craft Project Central and when they subscribe, letting Craft Project Central know.  Head on over to Craft Project Central to learn more!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Flower Patch Thinking Of You Card

Today's Lesson From The Art Studio:  Your Work Will Take You Where It Needs To Go
A Very Vanilla card base.  Some Marina Mist stamping.  A huge "thank you" stamped in black in the center of the card.  That's where this card began.  Hard to believe, isn't it?!  The "thank you" didn't stamp well so then I decided to try to do a bit of covering up with the Flower Patch stamp set.  Some of those images didn't stamp well...so I kept stamping over and over until I had almost covered up the original card front!  So then I decided to cut the card front off of the card and use it as a panel on another card - the card you are seeing here.  Since the middle was really a hot mess, I decided to put another panel over the center and this is where I ended up.  It never ceases to amaze me what can happen when you allow your work to take you were it needs to go.  Don't give up on it...just go with it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunflowers for Inspiration

Today I wanted to share some pictures that I took of sunflowers on a recent morning walk.  I hope they inspire you!  My creative juices are flowing...can't wait to see what these pictures inspire me to make!



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2500 YouTube Subscribers!!!!!

I am so excited that I just reached 2500 subscribers on my YouTube channel!!!!  It feels like a big milestone to me!  I'm going to make it a goal to add more videos to my channel to keep my subscribers happy :)  Thank you for subscribing!!!!!

Sea Street Summer Fun Ensemble by Julie Warnick

This Sea Street Summer Fun Ensemble by Julie Warnick is just what you need to celebrate the last few weeks of summer vacation!  The darling bucket filled with beachy friends is a perfect centerpiece for an end of summer party! And if it’s a birthday you are celebrating, the port hole birthday card is just what you need! The Summer Memories Journal/Album will help you document all of the fun you have had over the summer months.  Get the full step-by-step instructions to create this entire project by subscribing to the month of August over at Craft Project Central.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Flashback Celebrate Card

Today's Question From The Craft Room:  Is it time to call the craft room a studio?
I wonder how I ever started calling it "the craft room" and why?  Why wasn't "studio" the first word that came to mind when I decided to start posting my lessons and my creations...(see, even here I struggle to call what I create "art").  Why do I give the word "art" so much power...and why does it scare me?  I was reading a book the other day (Language and the Pursuit of Happiness by Chalmers Brothers) and it talked about the concept of be...do...have as opposed to have...do...be.  Have..do...be is thinking that sounds like this:  if I have the art supplies then I can do things like make art and then I will be a truly creative artist.  Switching to a mindset of be...do...have creates thinking like this:  I am a truly creative artist and as a truly creative artist I create art and as a result I am happy and fulfilled.  So today I am declaring myself a truly creative artist...and today I also formally declare my craft room to be an art studio!
Today's card immediately has me thinking circus thoughts!  I used the Starburst Sayings stampset and framelits along with Flashback designer series paper.  I hope you like it!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Elegant Greeting Card Set & Box by Monika Davis

Nothing makes a better present than a set of hand-made greeting cards.  This Elegant Greeting Card Set & Box was created by Monika Davis.  Make this elegant set with a matching carrying ‘case’ and your present will be a hit!   Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.  For full step-by-step instructions head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of August!