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.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

12 days of christmas giveaway winners!

Thanks so much to all who entered the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine giveaway, and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board giveaway during the 12 Days of Christmas event on my blog. I've selected two random winners!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

12th day of christmas: light the world

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all of you! Today I wanted to share a little photography tip for the holidays, and share some inspiration to help you decide how you can spread light and goodness in the world--something that is desperately needed right now.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

11th day of christmas: shaker pocket money holders

Every year Grandma and Grandpa give the grandkids money for Christmas. This is one of their favorite gifts because they get to spend it where they want and how they want. They always look forward to going shopping after Christmas. Check out how I prettied up their Christmas cash this year with some fun shaker pocket money holders that made with the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

Friday, December 23, 2016

10th day of christmas: molasses crinkles

One of our favorite family Christmas traditions, like many of you, is doing some holiday baking together. Today I'm sharing one of our very favorite holiday cookie recipes--molasses crinkles. I shared this recipe last year, and had to do it again because it's just so very yummy.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

9th day of christmas: favorite holiday albums to listen to

A key part of the holidays at our house is music. We love to turn on our favorite Christmas songs starting the day after Thanksgiving, until a few days after New Year's Day. Listening to holiday music always brightens the mood in our home, so today I'm sharing our 10 Favorite Holiday Albums!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

8th day of christmas: mini alphabet punch board giveaway

I'm feeling generous, and it's the Christmas season friends, so today I'm giving away a Mini Alphabet Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers! Scroll down below to read more about this fabulous crafting tool and to find out how to enter.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

7th day of christmas: unexpected holiday color schemes

The holiday season is such a fun time to decorate and get crafty. I love it when our home is all decked out in our favorite Christmas decor! Most people stick with traditional colors when it comes to Christmas decorating--red, green, white, gold. However, it can be fun to step outside the holiday color box, and try something a little different. So, here are seven unexpected holiday color palette ideas!

Monday, December 19, 2016

6th day of christmas: new online creative class

Today I'm so excited to announce my latest online scrapbooking class over at Big Picture Classes! It's the final class in my quarterly Smash Your Stash series. In this class you'll learn how to incorporate more mixed media into your scrapbook pages. Check out some photos and details below!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

5th day of christmas: holiday family traditions

An important part of the holiday season is creating and maintaining family traditions. Each family has different ones, so I thought it would be fun to share one of our favorite holiday family traditions with you. It's one of our absolute favorites!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

4th day of christmas: alphabet punch board christmas tree garland

A few years ago we got a new Christmas tree--a 9 foot pre-lit willow pine. I settled on a metallic theme to the ornaments on the tree, and we've been adding more goodies to put on it each year. This year, I made a DIY Merry Christmas Garland to bulk up the tree decor a bit. Check it out!