diy disc bound journal

Lately I’m totally into making my own mini books, journals, notebooks, and planners. I love book binding and adding custom dividers, pockets, flaps, etc. So fun! Recently I taught a national virtual class hosted by Michaels featuring some of my favorite tools for book binding and decorating. In this class we made our own journalsContinue reading “diy disc bound journal”

wire wrapped christmas candles

Happy Christmas Eve! I’ve got a cool handmade gift idea to share. I’ve seen some really pretty wire crafts making their way around the interwebs and I love how wire can be incorporated into just about any project. I decided to make some holiday candles with my Wick Candle Maker, and throw some Happy Jig wire atContinue reading “wire wrapped christmas candles”

easy embroidered christmas tea towels

I love gifting handmade for the holidays! Not only does the recipient get something unique, but your investment of time and talent is a gift in itself. For our large extended family Christmas dinner we exchange small, simple gifts so I decided to hand stitch some holiday themed tea towels for extended family. I foundContinue reading “easy embroidered christmas tea towels”

customize your denim jacket with the button press by we r memory keepers

As a crafter I love to make things my own. I love putting my personal stamp on creations and expressing myself as only I can. I’m super excited to share a recent project where I did just that. Customizing denim and bomber jackets with patches, badges and pinback buttons has been a trend for aContinue reading “customize your denim jacket with the button press by we r memory keepers”

how to make a mica swirl tumbler with the spin it tumbler turner

Hello crafters and happy summer! I hope you’re able to safely enjoy the warmer weather. We’re spending more time outdoors these days and that always means we need to keep up the hydration. What better way to do that than with a custom tumbler. But this isn’t just any custom tumbler. This tumbler is madeContinue reading “how to make a mica swirl tumbler with the spin it tumbler turner”

summer kids craft idea: DIY wire jewelry

Hello friends!  It’s about that time during the summer that I’m always searching for activities and ideas to keep my kids entertained.  As a work-at-home I love finding activities that my youngest daughter can do with just enough help to get her started, and I’ve got the perfect one to share with you! Check outContinue reading “summer kids craft idea: DIY wire jewelry”

foiled vinyl patriotic sign | diy patriotic decor

Hey there friends! We are in full summer mode here with hot temperatures, lazy mornings, trips to the pool, and Independence Day coming soon. I’ve got a festive DIY patriotic decor idea to share with you featuring some leftover vinyl that I added a gold foil pattern to. Check it out! The focal point of myContinue reading “foiled vinyl patriotic sign | diy patriotic decor”

father’s day gift ideas | free SVG files!

Let’s talk Father’s Day! My mantra is “handmade is always better”, and handmade with FREE SVG FILES is even better! I used some free cutting and drawing files I found on the We R Memory Keepers blog to make handmade foiled cards with my Foil Quill and Silhouette Cameo 3, and some Father’s Day t-shirtsContinue reading “father’s day gift ideas | free SVG files!”

tropical fruit scented summer candles with the wick candle maker

Here in the USA Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering loved ones lost. It’s a time to gather with family and loved ones and take a day off. It also marks the unofficial start of summer! One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruit that’s in season, so IContinue reading “tropical fruit scented summer candles with the wick candle maker”

how to make a diy journal with the staple board

I’ve been a scrapbooker for over 20 years and over the years I’ve learned the importance of journaling. Journaling with photos is great, but sometimes you want to record ideas, experiences, and thoughts without an accompanying photo. That’s where journals come in handy! I love making custom journals and there are several ways I likeContinue reading “how to make a diy journal with the staple board”