Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tween Organization Station by Boni Montano

Tween Organization Station!  – Boni Montano

This one stop station is perfect for the tween in your life! It is a multipurpose organization board that can hold jewelry, hair accessories, notes, photos, and much more. This project also includes a motivational note, two charming hair clips, and an interchangeable headband bow. It is a cute and convenient addition to your tween's room. It is bound to put a smile on their face!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May for full step-by-step instructions!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Your Choices Will Change The World Art Journal Page

 Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Your Choices Will Change The World
They called me their angel.  It made me realize how such small actions can have such a large impact for people.  I was on a plane from Ft. Worth to Denver last week and a couple came onto the plane.  The woman sat next to me.  The husband a few rows back.  I noticed the woman struggling a bit with her seat belt, so I reached over to help.  She thanked me and said that this was her first time to the United States.  She was traveling with her husband from Pakistan and had been en route for over 20 hours.  She slept a bit on the flight and when we landed I was about to walk by them in the terminal and I paused to tell them that I hope they had a wonderful trip visiting Denver and Chicago.  They asked me where the baggage claim was and I said I would be more than happy to escort them there.  We walked slowly - talking about their trip and their experiences so far.  We stopped at a washroom before walking to the baggage claim area.  I told them I would not leave them until we found their friend who was meeting them there.  When we found their friend I wished them a beautiful trip and they told me I was their angel.  They said that traveling to a new place can be confusing and stressful and that having me guide them was such a relief.  Yes, your choices - even your choice to pause when you think you are in a rush - will change the world.
Today I am sharing an art journal page I created for Paper Crafter's Library.  I had saved this tea bag a long time ago and now it found its perfect place :)  I have a feeling this page may be taken out of my art journal and framed - it really speaks to me and I want to be reminded of this lesson always!  For a full step-by-step video on how I created this page (and lots of other pages), head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking the badge in the upper right-hand corner of my blog and consider becoming a member.  You'll be glad you did :)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Donut Gift Ensemble by Carrie Rhoades

Donut Gift Ensemble! by Carrie Rhoades
When’s the last time you had a donut?  Well, it’s time you had one, or a few!  These donuts are just as yummy as the real thing and come without the guilt.  Make these delicious projects for anyone who has a sweet tooth.  The donut tutorial includes directions to make a shaker card, a donut gift box with a window, a donut mini notepad on a ring and a jumbo donut clip.  These are the yummiest donuts you can make without ever taking a bite.  For full step-by-step instructions, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Felt Monoprint Card & Case

This Felt Monoprint Card and Case gives you a fun new way to put your reinkers to use.  This is my May project for Craft Project Central!  Create gorgeous original monoprints for your card fronts and for the box front.  What a great project to do with kids!  This set includes a set of eight original cards, a box to hold the cards and a gift tag if you choose to gift the set to a friend.  You an even invite a class to do felt monoprinting and let the creativity run wild!!!
For full step-by-step instructions, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New In-Colors Arriving June 2nd!

It's almost time for the new catalog!  That means we will be saying good-bye to some favorites and saying hello to new friends!  I am really going to miss Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar.  At the same time I am excited to begin playing with Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon...and that beautiful new Mint Macaron!  Be sure to stock up on your retiring favorites HERE and begin to get excited about all the new colors and products arriving on June 2nd!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Everything Eleanor Greeting Card Set by Monika Davis

Everything Eleanor Greeting Card Set! by Monika Davis
Make this elegant card set showcasing four different lay-outs, using the same stamp sets and same colors.  Learn how to make your own water color background. You will also learn a new technique: emboss resist. The cards come in a sliding box case that’s easy to make and reproduce. 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 May!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Speak Your Truth Art Journal Page

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Speak Your Truth
Too many times I am silent.  Too many times I don't speak my truth - even to myself.  What if I changed that?  What if I gave voice to my truth?  What if by speaking my truth it became more real?  What if it could no longer be ignored?  What then....
I created today's page for Paper Crafter's Library.  If you are interested in watching my full step-by-step process, head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking on the badge in the upper right-hand corner of my blog and explore becoming a member.  You will have a world of paper crafting resources right at your fingertips!