Thursday, November 24, 2016

15 days of gratitude 2016: part 3

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving friends! Today I wanted to share the last week of pages in my 15 Days of Gratitude journal. If you missed the first two parts of this three part series, you can check them out on the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE and HERE. You can see the cover, the other  nine pages, and more details there. I enjoy this project so much, and am always glad for the chance to focus on the good things in life this time of year.



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

tribal thanksgiving decor

Recently I shared some Tribal Thanksgiving Decor ideas on a local lifestyle TV show, Studio 5. You can watch the video of that segment HERE. I'm all about simplifying life, so rather than totally swap out my fall decor with some tribal decor just for the Thanksgiving holiday, I decided to just fit it in with what I already had going on.


Monday, November 21, 2016

wood slice photo display

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a little crafty challenge for a local lifestyle TV show, Studio 5. The challenge was to create something with a basic $5.00 wood slice from Target, and share that idea on the show. As a memory keeper at heart, I decided to create a simple changeable photo display with rub-ons.

Friday, November 18, 2016

15 days of gratitude 2016: part 2

Happy Friday friends! I’m back to share the first week of my 15 Days of Gratitude journal/mini album. If you missed my post last week, you can CLICK HERE to see my cover page and for more details about this yearly project.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

teepee placecards for thanksgiving

Friends, I'm excited. I've got a plan for my Thanksgiving decor and I love it. I've been inspired lately by tribal decor for the fall, and happily it fits perfectly with Thanksgiving. It harkens back to the origins of the holiday, and it allows me to bring in some natural textures and earthy tones. As part of my Tribal Thanksgiving Decor (more on that later), I made some Teepee Place Cards using some tribal scrapbook paper, and one of my favorite crafting tools, the Banner Punch Board.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

15 days of gratitude 2016: part 1

Each year, starting two weeks before Thanksgiving, I start keeping a gratitude journal. I record at least one thing that I'm grateful for in my journal everyday leading up to Thanksgiving. Then on Thanksgiving Day, I read through all of my journal pages and write down my thoughts about the last two weeks. Here's the cover page for my 15 Days of Gratitude journal for 2017.


Friday, November 4, 2016

fall new releases: part 2

Wednesday I shared some of the fabulous new releases produced by We R Memory Keepers this fall. You can find that post HERE. Today I've got more new crafting tools and products recently released by We R for your retail therapy and crafting joy. Check out what else you'll be finding in stores and online soon!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

fall new releases: part 1

This fall We R Memory Keepers produced an awesome line up of new craft tools and supplies for release to paper crafters worldwide. I love the excitement of new releases, and wanted to share the latest and greatest from my favorite American Crafts brand. Check out this fall's new crafting products!


Monday, October 31, 2016

shaker bookmarks

I'm not going to lie--I love the creative possibilities that my Fuse allows. It's one of my favorites tools. It's so versatile and easy to use. Today I've got some fun interactive bookmarks I made using the Photo Sleeve Fuse to share with you. Check them out!

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Friday, October 28, 2016

10 easy DIY halloween costumes

At my house we have some kids who plan their Halloween costumes several months ahead of time, and some who like to leave them to the last minute. Then we have those years where we think we're set, but someone changes their mind the day before. So, if your house is anything like mine, here's a list of 10 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes that I've collected from Pinterest--totally doable, clever and cute ideas that you can put together on the fly, so...enjoy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

pumpkin gift boxes

Hey there friends! Yesterday I was back over at Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine blog for another round of Tools Today. It’s so much fun for me to share my tool love each month--I hope you enjoy seeing these tools in action. You can find past Tools Today posts by clicking here.

This month’s tool is the 123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. It's by far the most versatile and best value of the punch boards, in my opinion. Check out what I made with it!

Monday, October 24, 2016

diy chalkboard halloween sign

Recently I posted about my completed entryway Halloween decor. You can find that HERE. One of the pieces on my entryway table is a DIY Faux Chalkboard Halloween Sign. It was easy to make, and I especially love it because I didn't have to hand draw anything. Let me let you in on a little secret: I can't hand draw anything to save my life. So, this fabulous crafting hack has me very excited!


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

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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!