Monday, August 21, 2017

hawaii traveler's notebook page

Hello there friends! Lately my favorite method of memory keeping is Traveler's Notebooks. I've shared a few other TN posts HERE and HERE. I love them because they're easy, flexible, and fast. Just what I need in my life right now. Today I’m excited to share another page in my Hawaii Traveler's Notebook. Check it out below.

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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

diy planner clip

I love mixing my crafty side with my organizational side by creating DIY planner accessories. It satisfies my need to create, and keeps me motivated to stay organized and make the most of my time. Recently, I made a darling acetate bow planner clip to mark my place in my planner. It was easy to make with some basic crafting tools, and I'm excited to share how!

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, August 11, 2017

diy perforated notepads for teacher

Hello there friends! It's that time of year again (how??) and today I'm sharing a quick and easy gift idea for your child's new teacher this year.  Since my daughter spends so much time at school, and her teacher works so hard, I like to let her teacher know how much I appreciate everything she does at the start of the school year. It seems to set a good tone for the rest of the year, and it makes her feel appreciated. Totally worth 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.



Friday, August 4, 2017

stitch happy video demo | diy traveler's notebook page

Friends, it's no secret that I'm obsessed with making my own traveler's notebooks. They're quick and easy memory-keeping projects, and I just can't seem to get enough of them! Maybe that's because I've found an awesome way to bind said DIY traveler's notebooks using one of my absolute favorite new tools.

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, July 28, 2017

mixed media event (formerly cha summer 2017) trade show photos

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Mixed Media Event sponsored by the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI, formerly known as CHA). This is the mid-year, or summer, trade show where various craft manufacturers gather to share their upcoming products with retailers and media.

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, June 26, 2017

diy patriotic pinwheel cake topper

Hello friends, and Happy Monday! This week on the We R Memory Keepers blog we're featuring patriotic projects to inspire your 4th of July crafting. If you've got a barbeque, party or other patriotic event, then be sure to pop in there each day this week for some fabulous ideas! My contribution is a festive cake topper idea for an Independence Day 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.

Patriotic Pinwheel Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Friday, June 9, 2017

easy traveler's notebooks with the stitch happy

Hey there, friends! Happy Friday! Being a scrapbooker/memory-keeper at heart, I'm really intrigued by this new Traveler's Notebook trend I'm seeing all over the interwebs. I love the idea of having a notebook you can carry around in your purse on your travels and at your events or celebrations for journaling and documenting your memories. With my busy life, I think it's a great solution for easy memory-keeping.

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, June 6, 2017

easy thank you tags with the typecast typewriter

Hello friends! It's summer vacation at our house, and we are so excited! I'm sure some of you have started your summer vacation, or will be in the next few weeks. Today I thought I'd share an idea for easy thank you tags that you can attach to a teacher gift, or a thank you gift for a neighbor, friend, or coworker.

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, May 22, 2017

photo frame planner insert

Hello friends, and happy Monday! If you're a planner girl, do you ever add photos to your planner? I love the idea of a planner serving as a record of memories as well--a scrapbook of sorts. It just makes sense with all the details, events, and dates you're already recording in there. So, today I'm sharing how to make a DIY photo frame planner insert that allows you to add photos into your 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.

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Friday, May 19, 2017

moana party ideas: part 2

Happy Friday friends! I'm looking forward to the weekend, and I'm looking forward to the end of the school year which is right around the corner for us. This time of year is a favorite at our house. We love the warmer weather, more time spent outdoors, and a less structured schedule. It's the perfect time for outdoor parties, and recently I share some fun Moana party ideas that are perfect for an outdoor birthday party. Today I'm sharing some more easy ideas for Moana party 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 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, May 5, 2017

mini album with typecast, fuse, & heidi swapp

Hello there, friends! Tomorrow is (Inter)National Scrapbook Day, so I'm back again to share a sweet mini album all about my daughters. Like some of you, scrapbooking was my gateway into the world of paper crafts. It’s my first love, not only because of the creative outlet it provides, but also because I believe in documenting stories.

Friday, April 28, 2017

moana party ideas: part 1

Happy Friday friends! I'm so excited for the warmer weather because that means spending more time outdoors at barbecues, picnics, and parties. One popular warm weather party theme that I predict will be even more popular this year is the luau, polynesian party, or...a Moana party!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

pretty mother's day planters

Hi friends! I'm back again sharing another Tools Today post I did for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. This month I’m sharing a Mother's Day gift idea that I created with a handy tool that’s really a crafter’s must-have. Check out what I made!


Friday, April 21, 2017

shaker baby cards

Happy Friday friends! This week on the We R Memory Keepers blog, we've been sharing some baby inspiration. And today I'm going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made. (Note: this post contains affiliate links. You will not be charged any extra for purchasing craft supplies using these links. I will receive a small commission if you do purchase items using these links, which helps me to continue providing crafty inspiration for you!)

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

bunny treat bag

Recently I shared some bunny treat cones here on my blog that I made for my monthly Tools Today article on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. I loved how they turned out so much, that I decided to use them as inspiration for another Easter themed project--some DIY bunny treat bags!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

birthday cupcake toppers and wraps

It's Birthday Week over on the We R Memory Keepers blog, so today I'm sharing some pretty cupcake wraps and toppers for a birthday party that I made with some of my favorite We R tools. The colors I chose are inspired by spring, but you can make these in different colors to fit your needs. Then I used the Heidi Swapp Minc to add a very special finishing touch.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Monday, April 3, 2017

bunny treat cones

Spring always makes me think of bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties. So, today I’m sharing the project from my latest Tools Today post over at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Check out these Bunny Treat Cones I made for spring!


Friday, March 24, 2017

diy matchbox instax album

Almost exactly a year ago our family took what we all consider our favorite family trip for spring break. Not only did we have a fabulous time, but we have some fabulous memories caught on film. I wanted to display our memories in an easy and accessible way, so I decided to make a DIY matchbook instax album with my photos, some brads, and some scrapbook paper.

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