diy matchbox instax album

Almost exactly a year ago our family took what we all consider our favorite family trip for spring break. Not only did we have a fabulous time, but we have some fabulous memories caught on film. I wanted to display our memories in an easy and accessible way, so I decided to make a DIYContinue reading “diy matchbox instax album”

6th day of christmas: new online creative class

Today I’m so excited to announce my latest online scrapbooking class over at Big Picture Classes! It’s the final class in my quarterly Smash Your Stash series. In this class you’ll learn how to incorporate more mixed media into your scrapbook pages. Check out some photos and details below! If stamps, paints, and pastes areContinue reading “6th day of christmas: new online creative class”

wood slice photo display

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a little crafty challenge for a local lifestyle TV show, Studio 5. The challenge was to create something with a basic $5.00 wood slice from Target, and share that idea on the show. As a memory keeper at heart, I decided to create a simple changeable photoContinue reading “wood slice photo display”

online scrapbooking classes

Happy Monday friends! Today I’m taking the opportunity to share some information about the online scrapbook and paper craft classes I offer in case you’re not aware of what’s available. If you haven’t taken any of them yet, you won’t be disappointed. They’re full of my favorite paper craft techniques and designs to help youContinue reading “online scrapbooking classes”

DIY memorabilia file folders

Often when we think of memory keeping as crafters, we think of photos and albums. But memories aren’t just preserved through photos. Memorabilia helps preserve our memories as well. Including ticket stubs, pamphlets, receipts, notes, etc tells our stories just as well as including photos does. I love to keep bits and pieces from travels,Continue reading “DIY memorabilia file folders”

smash your stash | embellishments

Happy Monday everyone! I hope my U.S. (ETA: and Canadian) friends are enjoying the Labor Day holiday. If you’ve got some free time on your hands today, hop on over to Big Picture Classes to check out the latest scrapbooking class in my quarterly Smash Your Stash series all about using up the embellishments inContinue reading “smash your stash | embellishments”

confetti punch layout

Recently I shared another Tools Today post on the Scrapbook & Card Today blog. If you haven’t had a chance to check out those monthly posts, I feature a cool crafting tool in each post along with a project, instructions, and a video. You can see all the past Tools Today posts HERE. This monthContinue reading “confetti punch layout”

framed photo display

Last spring I shared my new craft room gallery wall with you. One of the pieces is a clip frame where I hang some family photos and journaling cards with inspiring words and quotes. I love having those photos on display to remind me of the things that I love most, but I wanted toContinue reading “framed photo display”

3 typewriter projects

As I mentioned in another post, I’ve been looking for a typewriter for a while for a few reasons. First, I love the look of typewriting. Second, my handwriting isn’t very nice so I prefer printed text on my projects. And lastly, I’ve been wanting one to use as a decorative piece in my office.Continue reading “3 typewriter projects”

tips for using your scrapbook stash

Over the years one of the most common concerns I’ve heard from scrapbookers and papercrafters is how to balance using up items in your craft stash with purchasing fun new craft supplies. While it can be a challenge to use up your scrapbook stash, I’ve picked up a few tips over the years that definitelyContinue reading “tips for using your scrapbook stash”