Friday, May 29, 2015

handbag favor boxes

I don't think I've ever won anything in my life. (Okay, maybe an essay contest in 3rd grade but that doesn't count.) At least I hadn't until I attended an awesome local blogger conference and won myself a Silhouette Cameo of all things! I was beyond thrilled (my family can confirm that I actually screamed and jumped around) and couldn't wait to create with it. My very first project using my new Cameo was some Handbag Favor Boxes I made for a women's meeting at my church.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

summer snapshots photo display

When planning photo display projects sometimes it's fun to think outside the box a bit. For example consider die cutting your photos into shapes rather than using traditional rectangles like I did with my Summer Snapshots Photo Display. With my Evolution Advanced and the Hexagon Nesting Dies it was easy to give this framed photo display a unique look.

Summer Snapshots Photo Display using Evolution Advanced by Aly Dosdall_filtered

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

123 punch board video: file folder card

On Monday I shared a fun 123 Punch Board project video with you, and today I've got another one! This punch board is so versatile and easy to use. It's color coded so you know exactly which set of instructions to use and which score lines and guide lines to follow. Love it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

at the pool mini album

My creative time is precious, so I love to find time-saving tips and tricks. Using 4x6 journaling cards as the base for my summer themed mini album was just the trick to make this project come together quickly and easily.

Monday, May 25, 2015

123 punch board video: mini favor boxes

Since the release of the Envelope Punch Board resourceful crafters have been discovering clever uses for the tool, from making boxes, to 3D envelopes, to file folder, to bows. We R Memory Keepers responded by creating the cadillac of all punch boards--The 123 Punch Board!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

including memorabilia on scrapbook pages

For us here in the US it's Memorial Day weekend. This is a special holiday meant for us to take time out to remember those love ones and heroes who have gone before us or given their lives to better our own. Many travel, entertain, and visit cemeteries this weekend. It's a wonderful time to spend with those you love.

What are your plans this weekend? Traveling for Memorial Day weekend? Going on a fun family outing? Sharing memories of your loved ones who have passed on? What do you plan to do with your memorabilia when you get back?

Friday, May 22, 2015

butterfly altered frame

I love to display my favorite photos around my house. Reliving the memories each time I walk past them is so worth having them out of my albums. Being a paper crafter means I can't resist using my favorite papers and crafting tools to add a little something special to my photo displays. Check out this butterfly altered frame I created to house some of my favorite photos of my youngest daughter.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

throwback thursday: phoenix zoo

This page is from 2002--my simple 8.5 x 11 phase. Some classic American Crafts papers that I loved, some computer generated journaling and plenty of it. One of my favs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

what will your legacy be?

Recently I had the chance to think about legacies, and what we leave behind for those we love. You see, as a scrapbooker that's something that crosses my mind once in a while. I want to make sure that I'm leaving a legacy through my memory keeping. It helps focus my scrapbooking goals and efforts, and guides my decisions about what memories to record and how I record them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

crepe paper flowers in glitter bottle

As s papercrafter I love to find ways to use paper for decorations of all kinds. If there's a way to make it with paper, I'll find it! But I also love it when manufacturers make products that save time, like these beautiful Crepe Paper Flower Kits by We R Memory Keepers. Aren't they lovely? And, of course, I had to put them in a glitter bottle vase. What else would you use?

crepe paper flower bouquet by aly dosdall