Mother's Day Sunday, May 11th. That means you only have like a week and a half to get your gifts together. Well, stress no more! Have I got the project for you! You may have seen floating around the internet for the last couple of years; a card called an "exploding card" or an "explosion card" I'm going to turn this into a mini scrapbook album keepsake album for mom! This could even be a project to get the kids involved, as I will be for a wonderful grandma gift for the big day! I'm really excited about this project and I'm looking forward to having you all back this weekend!
I truly had intentions of posting last Wednesday to give a sneak peak at this past Sunday's project. I really did. I swear. Well, when that day passed, I figured that I would just surprise everyone on Sunday with the project since I wasn't able to get time to post. Well, I had good intentions, anyways. Life happened, as it has so much lately. Tomorrow I will definitely be posting again for the Sunday's project and the tutorial will definitely be put up as normal on Sunday. Working these new, crazy hours, finals week coming up, working part-time, instructing and managing a family have finally gotten the best of me.
While I am working really hard to better manage my schedule, I appreciate everyone coming back weekly and stopping by. I am definitely not done on this adventure! Thanks for stopping by today and look forward to revealing this weeks' project tomorrow! Until then...
To say that it has been a crazy couple of weeks would be an understatement. With working 2 jobs, school and kids, it's been really tough to find time to get everything in that I need to. I didn't help matters at all when my internet went out for almost 2 days starting Saturday night. But, I'm finally able to post the tutorial for the flower pot card. Enjoy!...
It's Sunday and I'm usually posting the new blog with craft tutorial but my internet is out at home and we won't have a technician out until tomorrow morning. So I hope to have it up and posted tomorrow in between jobs.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the flower pot card tutorial!
As always....craft on!
So, tonight's the monthly Scrap In! Join me from 3-9 to work on your projects, network with other paper crafters, use all of the classroom products and equipment and just have a good time. I will be working on All of this for only $5! Look forward to seeing some out there and having some good company!
So, it's already Wednesday and that means it time to reveal what this weekend's project tutorial! I'm not complaining at all. It's been a crazy week with crazy work hours, school deadlines and no sleep. Bring on Friday! For this week, I will be showing you how to make a flower pot card. The card is shaped as a pot, and instead of opening a greeting, you pull out the "flowers" and the message is hidden on that. It's very cute and looks much better than I'm sure I am describing it. This card is great for spring and Mother's Day, or just for about anything else. Hey, it sounded good in my head anyways! So, stop on back on Sunday and get your tutorial on!
Also, don't forget that this Friday is the Scrap in from 3-9. For just 5 bucks, you can come spread out your stuff and work on your own projects, and use all of the MANY things that Michael's has in their classroom. If you've ever wanted to try something before you buy it, then now is the time! Hope to see some faces this Friday!
I look forward to seeing you all back! And until then...
It looks like spring is finally here to stay. Time to start thinking of bright colors, pastels and summertime projects! What better way to get started than making a fresh new wreath to get you excited for the fresh new weather!
I am so excited to show you this week's project and proud of how it turned out. This project turned out to be fairly simple. The hardest part of this project, and it really wasn't hard at all, was getting the technique down of wrapping the wreath frame with the burlap. Once you get that, the rest is a piece of cake. Let's get started!
In case you didn't know, I do have my own Etsy Store and I love to make things for it. Normally, I don't use my blog to promote my store, but I was just so excited about this idea that I had to share. :) After some brainstorming, I thought it would be wonderful to add my own papercrafting items to my inventory. I will be creating the usual finished cards, etc but also (and this is what I think is so exciting!) will be finished embellishments, such as flowers and card making kits. Each kit will have all the ingredients to make your own set of matching cards. The cards will not be identical but will share a common theme.
The kits will contain all the items necessary to create all of your own creations, without the expense of buying all of the tools and the time it would take to cut, stamp, emboss, etc. You will be able to create your own handmade cards for a fraction of the time.
These kits would be great for beginners and seasoned crafters alike! I look forward to showing you some of my new items in the very near future!
Spring has finally decided to make an appearance! Along with spring comes yard work. I'm not a huge fan of spring as everything is so dirty, muddy, doesn't yet have leaves and the weather is so indecisive. So, tell help me spruce up the house a little; I decided to do one of those burlap wreaths that are everywhere!
Here is a sneak peak of my finished wreath ( I made mine last weekend). Of course, I'll be posting full pictures and the tutorial on Sunday, so check back to find out how to make your own!
Until then, I have some errands to run and a ton of things to do before heading off to my full-time job later this evening.
It's Sunday...the day before Monday. I hope that everyone is having a great weekend and enjoying the nice weather (at least in my area). Spring seems to have decided to show itself and is my inspiration for this easy card. I was able to do this card in less than 15 minute...from design to finish. This card is a great beginner card as it has very little necessities and also a great template to use when you need a card in a hurry!
So, spring is finally making its appearance. I do love winter so seeing it go is bittersweet for me. I do love being able to take the dog for walks at the park and of course I LOVE my garden so I'm excited for a return to both.
After spending some time in the yard a couple of days ago, I decided that my house needed something to spruce it up just a little and welcome the new season! Soooo...this is inspiration for the next project that I will be putting up in just over a week. I am just so excited to try something that I have never done before that I had to share. Any guesses on what I could be working on? Any?
Check back this Wednesday for details, and of course come back in two Sundays for the full tutorial.
If you're looking for inspiration before then; there is the card tutorial coming this Sunday and of course my 3D card class this Sunday from 12-2. Hope to see
It's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing...ok, maybe two! It's hump day AND it's project preview day!
I seem to teaching and have a lot of visitors to my blog that are very new to card making, SO I'm going to be doing another simple card that you can make on your own. I will show you that simple doesn't have to be boring! So, mark your calenders, and get ready to create this Sunday.
And speaking of creating on Sunday...remember that cute 3D pop up card I posted last week? Well, I will be teaching the first of what I hope will be many classes this Sunday from 12-2. Sign up is limited for each class, so stop in and sign up today!
Until Sunday everyone!