Sunday, November 10, 2019

how to make a thanksgiving tablescape with the foil quill freestyle pens

Happy November crafters! It is time to get my Thanksgiving on! This year it's all about foiling and rich colors for fall, and I've got some easy ideas for making a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape with the Freestyle Pens and another new release from We R Memory Keepers, the Revolution die cutting and embossing tool. Click below to learn how to cut and foil some paper fall leaves, and how to use them in your Thanksgiving 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. You are not charged any extra cost for purchasing supplies using those affiliate links. I do receive a small commision if you do to help support my blog. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Friday, August 23, 2019

foil quill freestyle pens: review and project ideas

Hello crafty friends! It's been a hot minute since I've shared something with you here on the ol' blog, but I'm REALLY excited to share this AMAZING new tool with you! The new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens are the hottest ticket in the craft industry, and I'm going to show you how to use them to create DIY foil projects.

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.



Thursday, April 18, 2019

april planner spread

Most of my memory keeping these days either happens in my planner, a traveler’s notebook, or a journal. I approach it much like I would a mini album. Last year in April during my daughter's senior year she and I took a trip to Boston and New York City, so I recorded some memories on the April spread in my 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.
Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

wire wedding cake topper

It’s either that time of year or there must be something in the water here, because we have gotten no less than five wedding invitations in the past month! Exciting, right? Needless to say, I’ve had weddings on the brain. Recently I saw some adorable wire wedding cake toppers, so I thought I’d try my hand at making my own with my Happy Jig to see what I could come up with.
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.
Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Thursday, April 11, 2019

wire baby shower decor with the happy jig

I'm loving all the wire crafts I'm seeing around the interwebs! I'm so glad We R Memory Keepers has created the Happy Jig and Big Happy Jig to make wire crafts easy! I created some baby themed decor that would be perfect for a baby birthday party, a baby shower, or any other baby themed event. You could also change out the words to fit any celebration or event you’re hosting.
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.
Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

how to make a glitter tumbler with the spin it tumbler turner

Several months ago I was turned on to an amazing trend in the craft world--making custom tumblers! You know those insulated stainless steel cups and mugs that keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold? Crafters are adding patterned paper, fabric, photos, vinyl decals, and GLITTER to these to decorate them and customize them. They make great gifts (or keep them for yourself) and I'm so excited to dive into this part of the craft industry!

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.


DIY Rose Gold Glitter Tumbler made with the We R Memory Keepers Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall

Monday, April 8, 2019

diy easter countdown

Easter is a really special holiday at our house. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we have a strong belief that Jesus was resurrected and overcame death for us, and we celebrate that amazing gift at Easter time. So, I try to make this holiday more like Christmas at our house. Not that we give tons of gifts, but we try to focus our thoughts and efforts on the Savior this time of year.
An Easter Countdown is one way we try to do that. We add special activities and scripture versus to the countdown, so in addition to getting treats and doing fun things we learn about the last week of Jesus' life and what that means for us. This Easter countdown craft is easy to make and can be used over and over again. Check out how I made 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.
Easter Countdown by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, April 4, 2019

easy easter gift tags


Hey there crafty friends! How are your Easter preparations going? What have you been making? I've got a quick and easy Easter project to share with you. As you're putting together Easter baskets with yummy goodies and cute toys, don't forget a handmade gift tag is the perfect finishing touch! These pretty tags take minutes with some handy tools, and I'll show you how to make them.

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.

Easy Easter Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall with the Square Punch Board and the Tag Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

diy foiled leather journal cover with the foil quill

Hello! Yes, I'm still alive and I'm actually blogging! I had to pop in here to share a fun and easy DIY Traveler’s Notebook Cover with the amazing new Foil Quill pen and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. The Foil Quill is this year's hottest new tool, and it's my favorite toy to play with by far right now!

This summer our family is taking a long trip back east to visit some places where some of our ancestors lived to learn more about them. I’m so excited about this trip and I know it’s going to be so memorable, so I created this traveler’s notebook to record photos, stories and experiences along the way.

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.
DIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

googly eye halloween party ideas

Hello crafty friends, and Happy (almost) Halloween! This is such a fun time of year and one of my kids' favorite to decorate for. There are so many different directions you can go in when it comes to DIY Halloween Decor--you can do cute and cuddly, scary and gory, creepy and dark. I've got some fun Halloween decor ideas that are easy to do and perfect for a kids Halloween party or class party at school. Take a look at my Googly Eye Halloween 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.


Googly Eye Halloween Party Ideas by Aly Dosdall

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

scrapbook and paper craft supplies for sale!

Hello friends! It's that time of year again. I've been busy renovating my office and in the process I've sorted through all my paper craft supplies and have a bunch of items I need to find a new home for. Interested? Scroll down for more!




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

diy faux marquee sign for a graduation party

Well hello there friends! It's been a while. I've missed you, and I've missed this blog. Life's just been busy and my attention has been needed at home more, but I couldn't resist sharing some cool graduation party decor ideas with you!

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, December 25, 2017

twelfth day of christmas: merry christmas!


Hello, and Merry Christmas friends! I hope you're enjoying the holiday and spending lots of precious time with loved ones. I've got a gift for you today--a free printable 2018 planner calendar!

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.


Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers


Sunday, December 24, 2017

eleventh day of christmas: meaningful family traditions


Does your family have meaningful holiday traditions? We do, and they're an important part of our happy memories during the holidays. They also strengthen our family unity and reflect the core and foundation of who we are and what we believe.

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.




Saturday, December 23, 2017

tenth day of christmas: easy christmas tree garland


If you know me, you know I'm all about celebrating special occasions, holidays, and other big events in a memorable, fun and simple way. Over the years I've discovered that I can enjoy these moments so much more when I don't stress myself out. So, with that philosophy in mind, I've got a Christmas decor project with some awesome short cuts to share with you today!

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, December 22, 2017

ninth day of christmas: cinnabon popcorn


One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking. I love that there are traditional recipes that we only bring out once a year. Spending time in the kitchen as a family making our favorite treats is something we all look forward to. Today I'm sharing one of our favorite holiday recipes--Cinnabon Popcorn!

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.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

eighth day of christmas: giveaway!


It's that time again friends! Are you ready to celebrate the Eighth Day of Christmas with another giveaway? Awesome. This time I've got some goodies from the Crate Paper Oasis collection, so if you're dreaming of a Palm Springs Christmas then read on!




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

seventh day of christmas: holiday gift card holders


Hello friends! Happy Eighth Day of Christmas! I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like not much effort went into it. My solution? Make some pretty gift card packaging!

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, December 19, 2017

sixth day of christmas: light the world


I've already shared with you all about our yearly Advent Calendar tradition, but I wanted to share one more yearly tradition we have that helps us focus on the uniqueness of the Christmas season: Light The World

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, December 18, 2017

fifth day of christmas: holiday cards with layered stamps


If you haven't worked with the Layered Stamps yet, you should give it a try! They're so much fun, and so easy to use. I'm not an expert stamper, but I really enjoyed creating with layered stamps. I love that I can customize the colors for my image so it coordinates perfectly with my project.

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.