Cute Cat Card

Wiggly and bouncy card made easy with punches. Cute Cat Card…. now say that fast three times in a row! This absolutely adorable kitty card is made from….punches. Yes! That means it will turn out like the photo 🙂 Grab up your scrap paper and make this cat any color you want. What about white…

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(Video)More Mini’s Made from Everyday Things 2

Here’s the second video in the series on how to make these cute mini albums using regular envelopes and a few other supplies. This one shows you how to add the hinges to your album and make your chipboard covers. Just love these. Look at the examples here: Aren’t these adorable! Let’s see what you…

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More Mini’s Made from Everyday Things

Another album made from humble items. This proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on pre-made albums. Not when you can make something like this from simple envelopes. Amazing what can come from office supplies. We need to get over there and grab some goodies for this. Here’s a list of…

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Paper bags turn into art

Grab those paper lunch bags and turn them into a scrapbook. It’s amazing how such ordinary everyday things can be turned into gorgeous works of art. Using paper sacks, scrapbook papers, embellishments and a little know how, wonderful mini albums full of precious photos and memories emerge. Kind of like a caterpillar turning into a…

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Sizzix Vagabond do’s and don’ts

Learn the ins and outs of Sizzix and the Vagabond Sometimes you don’t know what you need to know, you know? This video explains some of the extra things you might want to get for your Sizzix, especially if you don’t have one yet. Larger dies? You need this extra thing that she explains here…

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Fun with Sizzix

Lot’s of options with one of these. the big Sizzix machine is pretty awesome. You can emboss paper, perfect for adding texture on a scrapbook page or card, cut out your own paper embellishments, like the fence they demonstrate here. Add a little ink on the edges to distress and quick and easy. Lot’s of…

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Another Pop up for you to try

Make this Pop-Up card with all your goodies. It’s okay. You can make cards with your scrapbook supplies too you know. Call it expanding your horizons, stretching your limits, engaging your creative side and capabilities. Or just face it, we all have plenty of stuff and can easily save the 5 bucks for a card…

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Make this to hold lots of scrapbook photos

It’s almost a scrapbooking Jack-in-the-Box. Try this technique for making an awesome scrapbook box. No album needed. You will need 4 12×12 pieces of decorative scrapbook paper, 3 pieces of solid coordinating colors, stamp set of your choice or chipboard embellishments, other goodies for decorating, and basic supplies. This is sooooo cute! Make a couple…

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Glitter Strikes Again

Glitter bomb your supplies Time to get your glitter on! Watch this video and see how to make these glitter pencils. Give some away or hang onto them for yourself. Great group project to do together. Of course, everyone will be sparkling by the time it’s over. Occupation hazards 🙂 A couple of tips here:…

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Where Have you Lived?

Document the many houses you have lived in and loved. Do you travel around a lot? Have you decorated and loved numerous homes or apartments or condos over the years? Have your children played and grown up in places all over? If so, why not document all the different places you have lived, the special…

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Washi Tape Wonders

Washi tape and binder clips colide! Washi Tape.  Nobody knew what washi tape was a few years ago. Now there are blog posts galore all about the wonders of washi tape. And it is very versatile. Washi tape has been stuck on, covered and placed on so many things, it’s surprising the White House hasn’t…

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DIY Marbled Paper

Make your own marbled paper with nail polish. This is an unusual technique. Using small amounts of nail polish, water and watercolor paper use can create amazing swirled effects in a short period of time. Use these as accent pieces, cut into shapes, as background pieces, cut into letters, lots of possibilities with this. Here’s…

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Use Chalk Ink pads to Make Clouds

DIY background of clouds for your pages. Use this ingenious idea to make fun clouds for your pages. You could add a cloud here or over there, peeking out from the corner of a photo or an embellsihment. In the words of the author: Today’s How To has to be one of the most ingenious ideas…

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(Video)Pockets add Pizzazz to Scrap Pages

Add dimension to your scrapbook pages with pockets. Using easy techniques and beautiful papers, you can lure people into your pages by giving them things to do. Pockets can hold photos, memorabilia and other fun items that begged to be pulled out and looked at. Add a little journaling to the mix and you have…

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DIY pressed flowers

Make your own pressed flowers for pages. Go outside and take a peek at all the beautiful flowers around you. Gather up a basket, some pruning shears and a hat. Spend a little time outside gathering flowers to be used in your next scrap book or card project. Be sure to ask the neighbors if…

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Scrappy Paper Clips

Alter some paper clips with this easy technique. Dig around inside your junk draw and grab some of those paper clips that are just taking up space. Then, poke around in your stash of stuff and make these decorative altered paper clips. You could use these to  hold photos, memorabilia, attach to cards, as a…

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DIY Paper Flowers for fun

Make Awesome Flowers with Scrapbook Paper We love scrapping the night away. And sometimes we can get carried away. But we spotted these DIY paper flowers and fell in love with them. Since all of us have a nice assortment ( dare we say Large?) of scrapbook paper, what could be better than turning some…

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(Video) Which Die Cut Machine do You Want?

Video demonstrating three Die Cut Machines: you choose.           Not sure which of these Die Cut Machines you want? Have one but want another? Take a look at how these three: Big Shot, Cuttlebug and Vagabond work and if you want one, two or all three. Choices, choices….. Watch the video below:…

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DIY flowers you can make

Easy to make flowers with punches.                 Photo courtesy of Treasure in an Earthen Vessel Grab all those punches you have stuffed in drawers (or on your own ‘wall of punches”) and see which shapes you can use to make your flowers.           Photo…

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Scrapbook Layout for Pets

Use a simple embellishment for this adorable layout. All you need for this layout is one blank puzzle that you can adhere your photo to.                 Photo by Sherri Werner This is an amazing use of blank puzzles. This should give you a bunch of brain storming ideas…

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