Friday, October 21, 2016

new online creative classes

So, friends. You know that whenever I discover something cool and worth sharing with you, I share. Well, recently I discovered a new resource for online creative learning that I'm really excited about. They offer a broad selection, and plenty of professionally done online crafting classes, and I think you'll be excited to know about this.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

diy gold dipped pumpkin

Last week I shared our finally completed DIY Indoor Halloween Decor. One of the DIY projects included in our Halloween entryway is a DIY gold dipped pumpkin as well as a vase full of gold striped branches. This DIY gold dipped craft pumpkin would look great with just about any Halloween decor, and is a classic design that will last for several years.

Monday, October 17, 2016

halloween treat boxes

Happy Monday friends! It's Trick-or-Treat Week on the We R Memory Keepers blog this week. Actually, it's more like just plain old Treat Week because our design team will be sharing creative ideas for packaging Halloween treats all week long. My contribution to Treat Week is a set of Halloween Treat Boxes


Friday, October 14, 2016

indoor diy halloween decor

After I finished getting my front porch decorated for fall, I hit the entryway of the inside of my house. In case you missed it, you can check out my fall front porch decor HERE. Our kids love decorating for Halloween, and my sweet seven year old was such an enthusiastic helper. After some planning and preparation, here's the indoor DIY Halloween decor that we came up with!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

outdoor fall & halloween decor

Fall is my favorite season to decorate for, and Halloween is my kids favorite holiday to decorate for so...guess what we did last weekend? Yep. We decked some fall halls at our house! We started by filling our front porch with some lovely fall decor pieces, so I'll focus on some outdoor fall and Halloween decor ideas today.

Monday, October 10, 2016

online scrapbooking classes

Happy Monday friends! Today I'm taking the opportunity to share some information about the online scrapbook and paper craft classes I offer in case you're not aware of what's available. If you haven't taken any of them yet, you won't be disappointed. They're full of my favorite paper craft techniques and designs to help you create beautiful, meaningful layouts and other projects.

Friday, October 7, 2016

diy minecraft party decor | part 2

Wednesday I shared some fun DIY Minecraft Party Games my daughter and I made for her recent Minecraft Birthday Party. You can catch the post with those games HERE. Today I'm going to show you some of the DIY party decor, favors, and other details. These ideas are super easy and you can definitely do them with your kids. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

diy minecraft birthday party | part 1

September is the month of birthdays in our family. We have two daughters with September birthdays, and my husband and I each have a parent and siblings with September birthdays. So, basically we had balloons and streamers up the whole month. Fun! The last birthday of the month was my youngest daughter who turned 7 and has been planning her Minecraft birthday party for months!

Monday, October 3, 2016

halloween light strand garland

It's October and that means it's time to get out the Halloween decor at our house. I'm totally loving the white/monochromatic look this year, but I couldn't help making this fun Halloween Light Strand Garland. Vellum paper ghost and pumpkin globes? Yes please! 

Friday, September 30, 2016

diy donut balloons

Recently I made an appearance on Utah's premiere lifestyle TV show, Studio 5, and I shared some ideas for DIY Donut Party Decor. One of the projects I shared was donut balloons, which are total show-stopper decor pieces for a donut themed party. They're easy to make with a little paint and washi tape, and today I'm going to show you how!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

fall planner clips with the fuse

Yesterday I shared my monthly Tools Today feature on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. This month it's all about the awesome and oh-so-popular Photo Sleeve Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers. I remember when I first heard the exciting announcement that this tool was being released, and I immediately had all kinds of fun projects swimming around in my head. There are so many creative possibilities and fun ways to use this tool. This month I shared how to use it to make DIY Shaker Planner Clips.

Monday, September 26, 2016

jumbo diy donut piñata

Last week I had the chance to share some DIY Donut Decor ideas on a local lifestyle talk show, Studio 5. I shared some of those ideas in a 2-part series on my blog. You can catch those posts HERE and HERE. One of the show-stopping pieces in this party decor set is the giant donut piñata that I made. When I first decided to make it I was worried it would take too long and be too complicated, but I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was and with how quickly it came together. Didn't it turn out cute?

Friday, September 23, 2016

diy donut decor | part 2

On Wednesday I shared part 1 in my DIY Donut Decor series. I shared some ideas for dressing up and serving goodies at your donut party. I also included some free donut party printables, which you can find on the original post HERE. Today I'm sharing some donut party decor projects that you can easily make yourself.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

diy donut decor | part 1

Donuts are super trendy right now in design and decor, and donut parties are taking the blogosphere by storm. Not only are these little guys cute and yummy, they're sure to bring a smile to just about any face. Whether you prefer to purchase your party decor and supplies, or DIY them, using a donut theme for a party is an easy and versatile way to go.

Monday, September 19, 2016

geometric paper apples

Yay for fall! Last week I shared a roundup of some fun fall decor ideas I found on the interwebs featuring apples--paper and real. You can check that post out HERE. Today I took some of that inspiration and created my own project. Check out my geometric paper apples!

Friday, September 16, 2016

owl papercrafts for fall

In addition to juicy apples and plump pumpkins, owls are a great way to amp up your fall craft projects. There's something so appealing about those big eyes and beautifully textured feathers. Today I'm sharing two ideas for owl papercrafts that are perfect for fall gift giving!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

fall apple decor ideas

We have some fruit trees in our yard, one of which is an apple tree. Our apples are ripe and ready to harvest in mid- to late september, so I always think of fall and apples together. Apples are a great item to include in your early fall decorating, so today I've got a roundup of some cute and easy fall apple decor ideas using paper ones as well as the real thing. Whether you're a paper crafter, or just a home decor enthusiast, you're sure to find something that inspires you!

Monday, September 12, 2016

easy gift tags

This weekend my youngest daughter was invited to a Disney birthday party. She was so excited to dress up as her favorite Disney character and spend some time with her favorite girlfriends. We were particularly busy with musical performances and family get-togethers, so we were lucky to fit this party into the schedule. I had bought the present earlier in the week, and we already had a leftover gift bag, but when it came time to put everything together I didn't have much time to make a cute gift tag. Then I remembered some leftover journaling cards I had, so I pulled out my Typecast typewriter and seconds later I had the perfect custom gift tag!

Friday, September 9, 2016

DIY memorabilia file folders

Often when we think of memory keeping as crafters, we think of photos and albums. But memories aren't just preserved through photos. Memorabilia helps preserve our memories as well. Including ticket stubs, pamphlets, receipts, notes, etc tells our stories just as well as including photos does. I love to keep bits and pieces from travels, school, etc and I keep them in a large archival safe box. But they're really not well organized and I often struggle with remembering to include them in my album. Enter the Template Studio File Folder Guide!

Monday, September 5, 2016

smash your stash | embellishments

Happy Monday everyone! I hope my U.S. (ETA: and Canadian) friends are enjoying the Labor Day holiday. If you've got some free time on your hands today, hop on over to Big Picture Classes to check out the latest scrapbooking class in my quarterly Smash Your Stash series all about using up the embellishments in your craft stash.