Friday, February 12, 2016

easy heart garland with the alphabet punch board

The We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards are some of my very favorite crafting tools. And one of my favorite things about them is how versatile many of them are. The new Alphabet Punch Board is no exception! With this one tool you can make all the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and a couple of punctuation marks. And, while playing around with it recently, I discovered you can use it to make hearts! So fun! Check out how I used my Alphabet Punch Board and Link Punch to make this easy Valentine's Day Heart Garland.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

folded paper hearts tutorial

Still one of my favorite projects from Valentine's Day last year--fan folded paper hearts. These cuties are perfect for decor, cards, scrapbook pages, and gifts. Enjoy!

Accordion folded rosettes are a long-time favorite DIY paper craft embellishment, so it makes sense to see them appearing in various altered forms. I love the different accordion fold shapes popping up on paper crafts projects like leaves, trees, and stars. Today I'll show you how to make accordion fold hearts for your Valentine's Day projects.

Accordion Folded Heart Bag by Aly Dosdall

Monday, February 8, 2016

DIY conversation heart mini piñatas

I'm excited to share a fun Valentine party favor and/or craft with you today using the new DIY Party Mini Piñatas and Fringe Tape. Conversation hearts are a Valentine's Day staple, and I thought that the Heart Shape Mini Piñatas would look super cute as giant conversation hearts!

Conversation Heart Mini Piñatas by Aly Dosdall 1

Friday, February 5, 2016

family themed mini album kit

My friends over at CK Scrapbook Events asked me to create another kit for their scrapbook conventions this year, and I really love this one! Scrapbooking photos of my family is my favorite thing to do, and this Family Themed Mini Album is no exception. Echo Park Paper's The Story of Our Family collection is ideal for preserving photos and memories about family reunions, family get-togethers, family relationships, or just everyday family snapshots. Check out the cute cover and a few of the pages I created!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

fuseables card kit mini album | video tutorial

Hello friends! Have you subscribed to my  YouTube channel? I've got tons of tool demos, tutorials, and project ideas to inspire you and help you get the most out of your favorite We R products, so be sure to check it out.

I thought it would be fun today to share one of my recent project videos using the Fuse tool with the FUSEables collection.  The Everyday FUSEables Card Kit is great for making cards with the Photo Sleeve Fuse, but in this project video I'll show you how to use the kit to make an easy but darling mini album with The Cinch. Scroll down to find the video below the photos.

Wouldn't this make a great gift idea for your sweetie for Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 1, 2016

coloring page valentines with the fuse + free printable tags

I'm all about indulging in a few sweets for Valentine's' Day, but I also love doing something a little different for class valentines--something outside the box. This year my kindergartner and I decided to make coloring page valentines complete with crayons in a custom Fuse pouch, and free printable valentine tags. Check out how I made these interactive candy-free valentines below.

Friday, January 29, 2016

ruler monogram photo display

Hey there friends! I'm a scrapbooker at heart, and have plenty of albums on the shelves in my craft room. But I also truly believe it's so important to have some of your favorite photos printed and out on display in your home.

Today I'm sharing a fabulous way to display your photos for you and your loved ones to see and enjoy everyday. The new Ruler Studio from We R Memory Keepers is a unique and stylish way to do just that!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

folding ruler heart wreath

Vintage folding rulers have made their way into the DIY and crafting worlds, and at this past CHA (Craft and Hobby Association trade show) We R Memory Keepers revealed that they have jumped on board! The new Ruler Studio is a fun and fabulous way to decorate, organize, and display whatever you can imagine. Click HERE to read more about the We R Ruler Studio collection, and scroll down to see the heart wreath I created with it for Valentine's Day.

Monday, January 25, 2016

diy rolled paper heart frame

I love making meaningful handmade Valentine's Day gifts. It's a great way to show your love for someone--spending your time and talents making something special for them. Today I'm sharing a favorite Valentine's Day DIY heart frame gift idea I made two years ago. If you've got some cereal boxes and leftover scrapbook paper bits, you can make one of these for someone you love.

Friday, January 22, 2016

5 washi tape storage ideas

Hello friends, and Happy Friday! Washi tape--the revolutionary product that changed the craft and office supply industries. We all have it, right? (Some of us lots more than others, LOL!) I love that stuff, and I probably always will. Since I'm still in the craft storage and organization mode, I thought I'd share some tips and ideas for keeping your washi craft stash under control. Keep your favorite decorative tape well-organized and easy-to-find with these 5 ideas for washi tape storage.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

easy valentine treat boxes

Looking for some ideas for Valentine's Day treat boxes, or party favors? You're in luck! Today I'm sharing some easy and festive Valentine’s Day treat boxes using the pretty new Blowing Kisses paper collection from Echo Park.

Monday, January 18, 2016

january cut & paste magazine

If you're looking for some Valentine's Day inspiration, whether for scrapbooking, cardmaking, DIY gifts, or other project, look no further!

Friday, January 15, 2016

scrapbook and paper craft stash sale!

It's that time of year, crafty friends! I've gone through my crafts room and my supply stash and I've got 5 boxes chock full of scrapbook papers, stickers, embellishments, dies, stamps, and small tools for sale. Read on below to find out how this sale works!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

exciting news!

Five years ago my relationship with We R Memory Keepers began when they announced their very first open design team call. We had just moved to Utah and our home was about 15 minutes away from their headquarters. I didn't know much about the company, but I knew I loved the few paper collections I had worked with, and that their Cinch tool was awesome.

Monday, January 11, 2016

photo sleeve fuse storage trays

One of my favorite new tools is my We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse. I love using it with pocket pages, waterfall sleeves, and plastic sheets to make clear shaker pockets, custom photo and journaling card pockets, and pockets for odd size memorabilia. I also love using the new FUSEables plastic papers and embellishments--so fun! But with all these fabulous products and accessories for the Fuse, I've been struggling to keep things organized.

Enter my generous friends over at We R Memory Keepers. I just got a box full of free goodies, including a set of Fuse Storage Trays--problem solved! Check out how these cute and practical trays help me keep all of my Fuse goodies organized and easy to use.

Friday, January 8, 2016

cha winter 2016 sneak peeks

Each winter designers, retailers, and manufacturers converge upon sunny Southern California for the largest paper craft (and other crafts) trade show in the industry. Tomorrow the show floor will open, and the excitement begins as attendees wander from booth to booth to see the latest and greatest offerings from manufacturers. Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite sneak peeks of winter 2016 new releases!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

craft room re-do

If you've been following my blog for a while, you've likely seen some photos of my craft room over the years. Maybe you've read about some of my craft room storage solutions, or my methods of craft room organization. You can find all these past posts on my blog HERE.

You've also probably heard me go on about how "craft room organization" isn't a one and done deal. It's a continual process. So, you probably aren't surprised to learn that I've once again re-done my craft space! Yahoo! And this time, I'm very, very excited about it.

Monday, January 4, 2016

CK events kit | tween and teenage girl scrapbook layouts

Creating Keepsakes Events recently approached me with a fun assignment to create a scrapbook layout kit for their upcoming conventions. I had the pleasure of working with the new Documentary collection from Dear Lizzy, and the theme for my scrapbook pages was tween and teenage girls. I've totally got that covered here at my house, ha! The kit includes four two-page layouts. Here are a few little sneaky peeks at my pages.

Friday, January 1, 2016

free printable 2016 calendar

Yesterday I shared a FREE printable 2016 calendar on the We R Memory Keepers blog. Today I thought I would share another easy and cute way to use the same printable calendar.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 top blog posts

As the year winds down tonight I thought it would be fun to share a countdown of the 2015 TOP TEN BLOG POSTS! This list is based on total views of each individual post. It's been fun to look back at what you all have enjoyed viewing this year.