Friday, July 22, 2016

mini alphabet punch board winner

Today's the day! Thanks so much to all who entered the Mini Alphabet Punch Board giveaway! It was fun to read through all your project ideas and how you would use the tool. Are you ready to find out who the winner is? Alrighty then...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

mini alphabet punch board overview video

Today I want to share all the details about the newly announced Mini Alphabet Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers! I'll share some project inspiration, plus an overview video so you can see the tool in action. Are you as excited about this this cute little guy as I am?

Monday, July 18, 2016

mini alphabet punch board giveaway!

Recently we announced the release of the new We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board on the We R blog. While I love the larger board for parties and decor, this mini one is perfect for so many different projects. I just can't get enough of this cute thing, so I thought I'd share the love and give one away to you wonderful readers!

Friday, July 15, 2016

spc trade show: part 2

I spend a couple of days at the SPC Mixed Media show here in Salt Lake City demoing some of the new tools from We R Memory Keepers. Most of my time was spent at the American Crafts/We R Memory Keepers booth, but I did get to walk around the show floor and peek in at some of my favorite manufacturers. I'll show you some of their new goodies, but first, let me share some of my favorites from the American Crafts booth.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

spc trade show: part 1

Living 15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, I have the pleasure of helping American Crafts/We R Memory Keepers with demos for the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media event each summer. It's always fun to experience the energy of the trade show floor, see crafty friends, and show buyers just how awesome We R Memory Keepers tools are. Since most of you aren't going to experience all the fun in person, I thought you might like to see some SPC Trade Show photos.

Monday, July 11, 2016

jumbo file folder birthday card

Hello, and Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a recent Template Studio project with you that I shared on the We R Memory Keepers blog last week. The Template Studio allows you to make custom size file folders that can also double as large scale DIY group cards. Check out the jumbo birthday card I made below.

File Folder Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall 1

Friday, July 8, 2016

perpetual photo calendar: free template

Some of you may know that I have twin 18 year old sons who just graduated from high school. Both of them were admitted to Brigham Young University here in Utah, and both of them have decided to defer their college enrollment to serve a mission for the LDS church. One just left this week, and the other is leaving in the fall.

Being a memory keeper I wanted them to have some family photos and memories from home while they're gone, but I knew if I sent them with a small photo album or scrapbook they probably wouldn't have much time to get it out and look at it. So, I decided to make them each a perpetual photo calendar that they could have out on their desk or dresser with a photo for each day.


Monday, July 4, 2016

paper fringe wedding invitations, gift box, & layout

Paper fringe is cool. So cool, in fact, that I think an entire wedding, shower, or other celebration could happen with that very theme. Just picture it--a paper fringe party. So festive and fun! With that in mind, today I'm sharing a few projects I created for a wedding set, including paper fringe wedding invitations, a paper fringe gift box, and a paper fringe scrapbook page.

Friday, July 1, 2016

tag punch mini album

It's that time again friends! Recently I shared the June installment of my Tools Today series over at Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, and this time I featured this fabulous new tool from We R Memory Keepers!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

punch board camera cards

Managing social media accounts for a couple of brands gives me the opportunity to be aware of some fun holidays and events on the social calendar. One of those is National Camera Day, which just happens to be today. So, of course, I had to make some camera cards to celebrate the occasion. Scroll down to learn how I made these cuties with my We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards.

Monday, June 27, 2016

patriotic place setting with the pillow box punch board {video tutorial}

If you've followed my blog for a while you know how much I love finding different and unexpected ways to use my craft tools. I feel like I'm getting more bang for my buck, and I get a certain thrill from thinking outside the box. Well, today's post is about one of those lucky moments!


Friday, June 24, 2016

fringe and score board wedding backdrop

Yesterday I shared some paper fringe projects on a local lifestyle show, Studio 5. One of the projects I shared was a fringe wedding backdrop that was super easy to make. It includes a background and the initials of the bride and groom, and it's made completely out of paper fringe! If you'd like to learn how to make this inexpensive and festive wedding backdrop, check out my step-by-step tutorial below.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

paper fringe project ideas

This morning I had the pleasure of shooting another segment for a popular local lifestyle show, Studio 5. Last time I filmed a Studio 5 segment, I talked about honeycomb paper party decor. This time I shared another fun paper craft technique perfect for creating show-stopping party decorations--paper fringe!


Monday, June 20, 2016

tabletop centerpiece with the alphabet punch board

It's no secret I'm a total fan of the new Alphabet Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. The idea of punching out perfect letters for banners, garlands, posters, school projects, scrapbook pages, cards, gifts and more in less than a minute makes me so excited. And all that without having to boot up my computer, plug in my Cameo, design something, get out the cutting mat, adjust the blade, etc, etc. Easy peasy!

Well, I recently discovered how to use the Alphabet Punch Board to make free-standing letters for centerpieces, signs, place cards, and more. Want to learn how? Check out the video I made recently with my friends down at American Crafts headquarters showing how to make this cute baby shower centerpiece!

Friday, June 17, 2016

alphabet punch board monogram cards

The new We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board makes perfect 3x5 letters for banners, signs, school projects, and even scrapbook pages. But, did you know that you can use it to make beautiful monogram shaped cards? Yep. You sure can, and I'll show you how in this video tutorial I recently shot while at American Crafts headquarters with my friends!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

father's day gift idea: m&m's bow tie card

We always like to get something nice for Dad and the Grandpas on Father's Day. It's important to let them know how much we love and appreciate them. But even if we score the perfect Father's Day gift, taking the time to give them something handmade, even if it's simple, is often what they remember most.


Monday, June 13, 2016

father's day gift guide for under $30

I'm not going to lie friends. Shopping for my husband can be so hard! Sometimes I know exactly what to get him for a Father's Day gift (or Christmas, or birthday), and sometimes I have no idea! I want to show my love and appreciation for how amazing he is, but I want to make sure I get something he's going to really enjoy.


Friday, June 10, 2016

teen craft: DIY yarn charms

Recently I shared a fun kids craft idea making pom pom bookmarks for summer reading. We were having so much fun making pom poms, we just went crazy and kept on going. My girls are really into bag and backpack charms right now, so we decided to make some yarn charms. This is a great craft idea for summer camp, youth groups, or just to keep your teens busy over the summer months. It also makes a great handmade gift idea.

Pom Pom Charms by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

teacher gift idea: summer sanity kit with free printable

School's almost out here and I always like to get a little something for my kids' teachers at the end of the year to express my appreciation to them for taking care of and teaching my babies. I'd been thinking of what to get them when I happened to pass some bulk packages of EOS Lip Balm and Hand Lotion at Costco while I was grocery shopping the other day. I knew exactly what to make for teacher gifts!

Monday, June 6, 2016

new online scrapbooking class: smash your stash | tools

Happy Monday morning friends! Would you like to hear some exciting news? Who doesn't like exciting news, especially on a Monday morning, right? I'm thrilled to share that my latest Smash Your Stash scrapbook workshop over at Big Picture Classes is now live!