Monday, May 25, 2015

123 punch board video: mini favor boxes

Since the release of the Envelope Punch Board resourceful crafters have been discovering clever uses for the tool, from making boxes, to 3D envelopes, to file folder, to bows. We R Memory Keepers responded by creating the cadillac of all punch boards--The 123 Punch Board!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

including memorabilia on scrapbook pages

For us here in the US it's Memorial Day weekend. This is a special holiday meant for us to take time out to remember those love ones and heroes who have gone before us or given their lives to better our own. Many travel, entertain, and visit cemeteries this weekend. It's a wonderful time to spend with those you love.

What are your plans this weekend? Traveling for Memorial Day weekend? Going on a fun family outing? Sharing memories of your loved ones who have passed on? What do you plan to do with your memorabilia when you get back?

Friday, May 22, 2015

butterfly altered frame

I love to display my favorite photos around my house. Reliving the memories each time I walk past them is so worth having them out of my albums. Being a paper crafter means I can't resist using my favorite papers and crafting tools to add a little something special to my photo displays. Check out this butterfly altered frame I created to house some of my favorite photos of my youngest daughter.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

throwback thursday: phoenix zoo

This page is from 2002--my simple 8.5 x 11 phase. Some classic American Crafts papers that I loved, some computer generated journaling and plenty of it. One of my favs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

what will your legacy be?

Recently I had the chance to think about legacies, and what we leave behind for those we love. You see, as a scrapbooker that's something that crosses my mind once in a while. I want to make sure that I'm leaving a legacy through my memory keeping. It helps focus my scrapbooking goals and efforts, and guides my decisions about what memories to record and how I record them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

crepe paper flowers in glitter bottle

As s papercrafter I love to find ways to use paper for decorations of all kinds. If there's a way to make it with paper, I'll find it! But I also love it when manufacturers make products that save time, like these beautiful Crepe Paper Flower Kits by We R Memory Keepers. Aren't they lovely? And, of course, I had to put them in a glitter bottle vase. What else would you use?

crepe paper flower bouquet by aly dosdall

Monday, May 18, 2015

accordion fold camera mini album

Mini albums are a great way to document memories from an event or occasion when you have more photos than will fit on a single 12x12 page, and you don't want to create a full 12x12 album. It's also a great way to celebrate a special time that you want to keep apart from your everyday scrapbook album.

I love creating unique mini albums that are memorable, and using the Camera Bigz die by Echo Park for Sizzix did just that.

Friday, May 15, 2015

coming soon: scrapbook class featuring the fuse

I'm so excited about the upcoming May installment of my Document 2015 series over at Big Picture Classes! Along with two sketches (single and double page), an example layout, full instructions, and tips, I'm sharing a video tutorial for how to use the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool and Waterfall Sleeves on a traditional 12x12 layout.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

camera card

Today I've got another Echo Park + Sizzix project to share with you, and I happen to really like this one. My very favorite Bigz die that Echo Park created for Sizzix is the Camera Die #2. It's totally adorable, totally versatile, and the perfect size for just about any project. I decided to use it to make an all-occasion card. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

youtube video: template studio overview

I've been having a blast playing around with my We R Memory Keepers Template Studio and coming up with some fun projects to share with you on YouTube. In the meantime I've got a short video to share with you showing what's included in the Template Studio box when you open that puppy up, so enjoy!