Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cropped is BACK! And it's better than ever! Join us for Cropped 2.0!!

It's back and it's BETTER than ever!

Introducing Cropped 2.0!


What is Cropped 2.0?  Cropped 2.0 is a LIVE, virtual tutorial event that is SO MUCH FUN!  Click below to get all the details and find out how you can get in on all the fun and goodies!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sweet Summer Pinwheel Tutorial- Happy 4th of July!!

Can you believe it?  TOMORROW is the 4th of July!!  I'm so excited, I can't wait to go see the fireworks and check out our local festivities!  I love this holiday :D  To get ready for our 4th of July picnic, I decided to create some fun mason jars to hold treats, decorations and SPARKLERS (gotta have sparklers!):

This grouping was easy and fun to make- let me show you how...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Patriotic Bandana and Pool Noodle Wreath: 4th of July Decorations on a budget!

I am so excited that the 4th of July is just days away!  It is by far my favorite holiday (yes, even more than Christmas!), I am thinking all things red, white and blue!  Fireworks and BBQ food take up a large portion of my holiday budget, but I still want to festively decorate for Independence Day.  I am one to always have something on my front door and this year I decided a wreath was needed.  Check out this fun, budget friendly, wreath I made for the 4th:


Would you guess a pool noodle is at the center of this wreath?  Click below for a full tutorial!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Red, White & Blue Summer Star Mason Jar Vase Tutorial

The 4th of July just around the corner!  Time to get festive and think of all things red, white & blue!   Decorate your table this year with this festive mason jar vase:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10 Inspiring Summer Scrapbook Layouts

It is officially summer!  There are so many opportunities to take pictures during the summer: from family vacations, time at the beach, running through the sprinkler and more!  Take the time to scrap those memories this summer while they are fresh. 
Fizzing out on some summer layout inspiration?  Look not further! I've pulled together 10 inspiring summer scrapbook layouts for you to help get those creative juices flowing...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Interactive Zipper Pull Card- Congrats Grad!

It's almost time for the class of 2014 to walk across the stage here in Wisconsin!  To celebrate- I crated this fun & interactive card that will make your card one that really sticks out to them!  It's perfect for giving money or a gift card- they'll love opening this card, guaranteed! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How To Trace In Silhouette Studio and DIY Custom Confetti for the Class of 2014 Grads!

Graduation season is upon us!  If you have a grad in your life, you're bound to be throwing a party or sending a graduation gift.  Why not make your own custom confetti to decorate or include as a fun extra in a card or gift?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quick and Simple Card Making - Colorful "I Miss You Card" in less than 5 minutes flat!

Have you ever needed a card to send out and needed it to be done quick?  Like "the mailman is walking down the street right now" quick?  That is the situation I found myself in yesterday, I needed to send out a gift for a friend and it needed to go out that day... and the mailman WAS coming... I pulled the card together in less than five minutes flat!
Craft-e-Corner Blog: How to make a well composed card in less than 5 minutes!
This card came together really, really quickly, but I didn't want it to look like it did.  Check out the directions below to see how I managed to make this card look well thought out yet still get it done quickly (and find out if I beat the mailman too)!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Using the Versa tool To Wood Burn an Heirloom Family Keepsake

Today we have a guest blogger, please welcome Kristin from Wife of Whimsey!

Kristin recently used her Creative Versa Tool Kit to wood burn a favorite recipe onto a cutting board to make a special present for her Mom:

This special gift turned out beautiful and is an instant family keepsake for sure!  Read on to see how she did it!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Applying Vinyl to a Curved Surface - Garden Flower Pot for Mother's Day

Opportunities to use vinyl has been popping up all over the place for me lately and I am so happy with the results!  I wanted to make a flower pot for Mother's Day...
I know vinyl can be intimidating at first, but trust me it's easier than you think!  Applying vinyl to a curved surface is a little trickier than a flat surface, but I will share some secrets with you to make it easier!