Monday, May 22, 2017

photo frame planner insert

Hello friends, and happy Monday! If you're a planner girl, do you ever add photos to your planner? I love the idea of a planner serving as a record of memories as well--a scrapbook of sorts. It just makes sense with all the details, events, and dates you're already recording in there. So, today I'm sharing how to make a DIY photo frame planner insert that allows you to add photos into your planner.

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Friday, May 19, 2017

moana party ideas: part 2

Happy Friday friends! I'm looking forward to the weekend, and I'm looking forward to the end of the school year which is right around the corner for us. This time of year is a favorite at our house. We love the warmer weather, more time spent outdoors, and a less structured schedule. It's the perfect time for outdoor parties, and recently I share some fun Moana party ideas that are perfect for an outdoor birthday party. Today I'm sharing some more easy ideas for Moana party decor.

This is a personal blog, but I am an employee and do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts/We R Memory Keepers. This post contains affiliate links to help support my blog. You are not charged any extra cost for purchasing supplies using those affiliate links. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Friday, May 5, 2017

mini album with typecast, fuse, & heidi swapp

Hello there, friends! Tomorrow is (Inter)National Scrapbook Day, so I'm back again to share a sweet mini album all about my daughters. Like some of you, scrapbooking was my gateway into the world of paper crafts. It’s my first love, not only because of the creative outlet it provides, but also because I believe in documenting stories.

Friday, April 28, 2017

moana party ideas: part 1

Happy Friday friends! I'm so excited for the warmer weather because that means spending more time outdoors at barbecues, picnics, and parties. One popular warm weather party theme that I predict will be even more popular this year is the luau, polynesian party, or...a Moana party!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

pretty mother's day planters

Hi friends! I'm back again sharing another Tools Today post I did for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. This month I’m sharing a Mother's Day gift idea that I created with a handy tool that’s really a crafter’s must-have. Check out what I made!

Friday, April 21, 2017

shaker baby cards

Happy Friday friends! This week on the We R Memory Keepers blog, we've been sharing some baby inspiration. And today I'm going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made. (Note: this post contains affiliate links. You will not be charged any extra for purchasing craft supplies using these links. I will receive a small commission if you do purchase items using these links, which helps me to continue providing crafty inspiration for you!)

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

bunny treat bag

Recently I shared some bunny treat cones here on my blog that I made for my monthly Tools Today article on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. I loved how they turned out so much, that I decided to use them as inspiration for another Easter themed project--some DIY bunny treat bags!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

birthday cupcake toppers and wraps

It's Birthday Week over on the We R Memory Keepers blog, so today I'm sharing some pretty cupcake wraps and toppers for a birthday party that I made with some of my favorite We R tools. The colors I chose are inspired by spring, but you can make these in different colors to fit your needs. Then I used the Heidi Swapp Minc to add a very special finishing touch.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Monday, April 3, 2017

bunny treat cones

Spring always makes me think of bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties. So, today I’m sharing the project from my latest Tools Today post over at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Check out these Bunny Treat Cones I made for spring!

Friday, March 24, 2017

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 DIY matchbook instax album with my photos, some brads, and some scrapbook paper.

Friday, March 10, 2017

typecast gift tags

Hello We R friends! I'm here today to share some easy gift tags I made with my Typecast Typewriter. I love how easy to is to add sentiments, journaling, or other text to my papercraft projects with the typewriter! I find myself using it all the time.

Monday, March 6, 2017

alphabet punch board centerpiece + video

The Alphabet Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers is one of my favorite tools! It's great for posters, signs, or school projects. On a more creative note, it's perfect for scrapbook pages, cards, and party/home decor. You know I love finding multiple uses for my craft tools, and this Standing Centerpiece project uses the Alphabet Punch Board in a slightly different way. Check it out!

Standing Centerpiece by Aly Dosdall

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

diy planner dividers

Hello friends! Recently I shared a fabulous new tool from We R Memory Keepers that you’re going to love on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog for my Tools Today feature. Say hello to the Tab Punch Board! With this handy tool you can create custom tabs of various sizes for organizing or embellishing with your favorite patterned papers. Check out how I added some DIY tabbed dividers to my Heidi Swapp memory planner!

Friday, February 17, 2017

diy party board floral wrap

Hello friends, happy Friday! I'm so excited to share a DIY Party Board project with you. I decided to create something with a bit of a twist. I used one of the standard partyware items (treat pouch) and turned it into a pretty floral wrap!

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Friday, January 27, 2017

easy valentine's day banner

Happy Friday friends! It's Aly here, sharing a simple Valentine's Day Banner I made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and one of the Font Punches. Valentine's Day is a big deal at our house. We love to decorate and celebrate, so this banner is just the beginning. It came together quickly and easily, so now I'm ready to move on to more party decor!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Valentine's Day Banner by Aly Dosdall

Friday, January 20, 2017

cha new releases: part 2

I'm am currently on my way to the Creativation Trade Show (formerly known as CHA) in Phoenix Arizona friends! But I couldn't leave without sharing part 2 of the We R Memory Keepers new releases. They've saved the big guns for last, and I can't wait to share them with you!

Monday, January 16, 2017

craft room storage and organization: part 2 + winner!

Last week I had the chance to visit Utah's premiere lifestyle TV show, Studio 5, to share some craft room organization tips and storage ideas. I also hosted a giveaway on my blog to celebrate. Today I'm sharing some more craft supply storage tips with you, some beautiful storage options, and I'm announcing the giveaway winner!

Friday, January 13, 2017

craft room storage & organization: part 1 + a giveaway!


The start of a new year always motivates me to get organized and set some goals. Some of those goals are crafty, of course. And what really motivates me to get in my craft space and make stuff, is getting my stash organized and under control. I shared some tips and storage options for craft room organization on Studio 5 recently, and along with that I've got a giveaway!

Check out an overview of those organization tips and storage options below, then scroll down and find out how to enter the giveaway.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

cha 2017 new releases: part 1

It's that time of year again, when paper crafters all over the world look forward to seeing the latest and greatest manufacturers have to offer. We R Memory Keepers has several amazing new releases to bring to the winter Creativation (or CHA) trade show, and today I'm sharing some of those with you. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

free printable 2017 calendar

Are you excited about the new year? I am, and I’ve been making some goals and getting some planning done. Since organization is on my brain, today I’m sharing a 2017 desk calendar along with a free printable if you’d like to make your own.