Friday, December 1, 2017

12 days of christmas

Hello friends! It's that time of year again, and I'm so excited to continue the annual tradition of celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas here on my blog. It's become something I look forward to and enjoy doing each year, and this year is no exception!


Monday, November 20, 2017

paper cornucopias for an easy thanksgiving centerpiece

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you're enjoying the holiday season so far. If you need an idea for an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece, look no further! All you need is some fall themed scrapbook paper, some pretty embellishments, and your all set.

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.



As I was trying to come up with a centerpiece idea for this year’s Thanksgiving table, I looked at some treat cones I had recently made and immediately thought of cornucopias! I used the DIY Party Board from We R Memory Keepers to make mine, but you could make yours with some scissors and paper as well.



You can find instructions to make these for yourself on the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE.

I used paper and embellishments from the Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc. I filled my paper cornucopias with some chocolates, mini pinecones, and acorns.

I complimented the cornucopias, gold pumpkins, and forrest finds on my Thanksgiving tablescape with some adorable gold napkin and fork bows from Sweet Tooth Fairy for American Crafts. They were a breeze to put together and everything was included in the kit.



If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, these DIY Party Board cornucopias are festive and easy to make!



You can fill them with fall leaves, indian corn, goodies, favors, or whatever you’d like. Thanks for joining me today, and have a great weekend friends!

Friday, November 17, 2017

thanksgiving hostess gift idea

Hello friends! Today I want to share a cute and practical project idea to help stretch your crafting budget. This year I collected lots of adorable Halloween papers and embellishments thinking I would use all of them, of course. How’s my project list coming? I think it’s safe to say I have a bit more Halloween product leftover than I had planned, LOL!
Don’t put those Halloween collections away quite yet. You can still put them to good use over the next few weeks so you can get a bit more mileage out of them even if Halloween is over. Check out these Thanksgiving hostess gifts I made with my some...wait for it...Halloween papers!
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.
Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

diy galaxy pumpkin for halloween

Happy Halloween friends! Recently, I shared three out-of-the-box Halloween party ideas here on the blog. One of those ideas was a galaxy themed party, including a stunning galaxy pumpkin as the star of the show. I promised to share how I made this cool Halloween party decor piece, so today I'll show you how I painted my galaxy pumpkin!

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.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

diy halloween goodie bags

It's almost Halloween friends! Are you ready? If not, I've got a plan! For easy Halloween party favors or goodie bags for trick or treaters, use some glassine papers and the Goodie Bag Guide from We R Memory Keepers. Fill them with candy, small toys, or your favorite baked goods and you're all set!

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, October 27, 2017

3 halloween party ideas

Hello friends! It's been a little while, but I've been plenty busy cooking up some awesome Halloween party decor ideas for you. Earlier this month I had the chance to share these party theme ideas on a local lifestyle TV show, Studio 5. I've got some photos and a tips for you today, so get your witch hat on and get ready for some spooky inspiration!

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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

diy pocket folder planner insert

Hi there! I’m glad to be back to share another Tools Today video with you. Sharing my excitement about the fabulous tools from my friends at We R Memory Keepers is something I love to do! With the start of a new school year, I wanted to share some tools that are perfect for planner projects, school projects, office projects, and more.

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.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

coin envelope planner insert

Hello friends! Let's talk planners. They're perfect for keeping us organized, and for recording the daily happenings in our lives. But, what I also love about them is the chance to be creative; to make my planner an extension of me. With that in mind, today I'm sharing a recent planner project--a DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert.

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.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Friday, September 1, 2017

diy unicorn party cupcake wraps and toppers

I've been so inspired by all the unicorns popping up everywhere! They're pretty, and magical, and feminine, and I love how much they've inspired art, pop culture, design, and the craft industry as well. Recently, I put together some Unicorn Party Ideas and shared them on a local lifestyle TV show, Studio 5. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite ideas, Unicorn Cupcake Wraps and Toppers!

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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

diy unicorn headband

Have you noticed that no matter the age, girls just love unicorns? Unicorns are everywhere right now, from Starbucks to the toast in your kitchen. Unicorn parties, of course, are not far behind. My 7 year old wants a unicorn party. My 14 year old wants a unicorn party. Heck, even I want a unicorn party! So, I decided to put together some ideas for creating your own unicorn party. First, I've got a Unicorn Headband DIY craft that can be used as a party favor, or as a party craft. This would even make a great Halloween or everyday dress up costume.

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.


Monday, August 21, 2017

hawaii traveler's notebook page

Hello there friends! Lately my favorite method of memory keeping is Traveler's Notebooks. I've shared a few other TN posts HERE and HERE. I love them because they're easy, flexible, and fast. Just what I need in my life right now. Today I’m excited to share another page in my Hawaii Traveler's Notebook. Check it out below.

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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

diy planner clip

I love mixing my crafty side with my organizational side by creating DIY planner accessories. It satisfies my need to create, and keeps me motivated to stay organized and make the most of my time. Recently, I made a darling acetate bow planner clip to mark my place in my planner. It was easy to make with some basic crafting tools, and I'm excited to share how!

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, August 11, 2017

diy perforated notepads for teacher

Hello there friends! It's that time of year again (how??) and today I'm sharing a quick and easy gift idea for your child's new teacher this year.  Since my daughter spends so much time at school, and her teacher works so hard, I like to let her teacher know how much I appreciate everything she does at the start of the school year. It seems to set a good tone for the rest of the year, and it makes her feel appreciated. Totally worth it!

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, August 4, 2017

stitch happy video demo | diy traveler's notebook page

Friends, it's no secret that I'm obsessed with making my own traveler's notebooks. They're quick and easy memory-keeping projects, and I just can't seem to get enough of them! Maybe that's because I've found an awesome way to bind said DIY traveler's notebooks using one of my absolute favorite new tools.

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, July 28, 2017

mixed media event (formerly cha summer 2017) trade show photos

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Mixed Media Event sponsored by the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI, formerly known as CHA). This is the mid-year, or summer, trade show where various craft manufacturers gather to share their upcoming products with retailers and media.

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.


Monday, June 26, 2017

diy patriotic pinwheel cake topper

Hello friends, and Happy Monday! This week on the We R Memory Keepers blog we're featuring patriotic projects to inspire your 4th of July crafting. If you've got a barbeque, party or other patriotic event, then be sure to pop in there each day this week for some fabulous ideas! My contribution is a festive cake topper idea for an Independence Day party.

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.

Patriotic Pinwheel Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Friday, June 9, 2017

easy traveler's notebooks with the stitch happy

Hey there, friends! Happy Friday! Being a scrapbooker/memory-keeper at heart, I'm really intrigued by this new Traveler's Notebook trend I'm seeing all over the interwebs. I love the idea of having a notebook you can carry around in your purse on your travels and at your events or celebrations for journaling and documenting your memories. With my busy life, I think it's a great solution for easy memory-keeping.

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.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

easy thank you tags with the typecast typewriter

Hello friends! It's summer vacation at our house, and we are so excited! I'm sure some of you have started your summer vacation, or will be in the next few weeks. Today I thought I'd share an idea for easy thank you tags that you can attach to a teacher gift, or a thank you gift for a neighbor, friend, or coworker.

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.


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.

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.

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.