Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacked with Love Notes & Treat Pouch Gift Set by Julie Beltramo

Get ready for that someone special with this complete Stacked with Love Notes & Treat Pouch Gift Set by Julie Beltramo! A simple, but sweet Note Card Box is fun and easy to make. It holds nine 3” x 3” cards and envelopes that will be easy to access, and perfect for those quick notes everyone needs to write! The Treat Pouch is the perfect companion that will hold those special goodies you want to share. And the coordinating card is simple, sweet and stunning! And, if that’s not enough… this tutorial will teach you a ribbon trick that you’ll love and use again and again!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of January!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Canvas Play 2: A Video!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Go With The Flow...Release!
In today's video I decided to use Golden Acrylic Flow Release for the first time.  Rather than get myself very familiar and comfortable with the product before filming, I decided to show you what it is like for me to learn about a product while I am using it!  After I finished the video I wondered if I should delete the whole thing and refilm it and just use the paint that I discovered worked best with the flow release.  Then I decided it was better to show you the journey I went through.  And, just because one paint worked better than another, doesn't mean you should stop using the paint that flows less!  I ended up liking the finished product and that wouldn't have happened if I didn't "flow" with the lessons as they unfolded!  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mini Baby Book Gift Set by Monika Davis

Make this sweet “Baby Girl” mini accordion album by Monika Davis for a friend who is expecting or has just had a baby. The mini album is perfect for scrapbooking or keeping keepsake photos. It nicely fits in a hand bag. These pieces can be mass produced easily and the greeting card can serve as the invitation or/and the baby announcement. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.  Get the full step-by-step instructions by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of January!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paper Expressions 4: A Video!!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Process Is Messy - Austin Kleon
I don't know where I'm going!  This is looking like a mess!  What if I can't get this to a place where I can stand to look at it?  Why am I filming this???  All of these thoughts run through my head as I film my process of creating.  My Paper Expressions and Canvas Play videos are all about letting you into my process.  Sharing my experimentation with you.  Taking you with me on the journey I am on.  When these videos begin I have no idea what will transpire on the paper or the canvas.  I just begin.  And I share it with you.  Because I want you to see it is okay to not know what you are doing.  It is okay to not know where you are going.  It is okay if you end up creating something you (and others) don't even like.  The important part is that you just make it!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #43

This is my submission for this month's Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #43 over at Craft Project Central!  I combined the One Tag Fits All and the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  Do you know where the little punched heart came from?  Look closely...it's the little heart from the Owl Builder punch and it works perfectly with this banner and sentiment!
Head on over to Craft Project Central and participant in the challenge!  For every ten cards submitted, they will pick one winner of a free month subscription on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice!  Good luck!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Blooming Perpetual Calendar by Amanda Corbet

Create and hang this beautiful Blooming Perpetual Calendar by  Amanda Corbet to always keep track of what day it is. Easily update the calendar each month for years to come. Storage is provided right on the back of the frame for any extra pieces that aren’t used. So all the pieces you need are right there. Give this as a great gift for the new year with the coordinating card. This would be a wonderful class project!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of January!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

XOXO Gift Set

Love for the season.  Love all year long!  This XOXO Gift Set is a wonderful way to show your affection for someone you love.  The set includes a love-themed sign along with a coordinating gift card and matching box.  This set would make a great class and also offers a perfect way for you to decorate for Valentine’s Day!  This is my January project for Craft Project Central.  For full step-by-step instructions, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January!