Friday, September 4, 2015

we r memory keepers wildflower layout

Hello there! Today I'm going to share a fun layout I created using one of my all time favorite We R collections, Wildflower. The papers, colors, and embellishments in this collection are so unique and gorgeous--I just can't get enough! When I saw this constellations paper with the circular design and four seasons on it I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Hello by Aly Dosdall

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

we r memory keepers wildflower card

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I'm sharing a card I created with the new We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection. (To see the original post on the We R blog with a full supply list CLICK HERE.) I absolutely love the gorgeous rich colors and romantic images in this line. The watercolor and ombre papers have such depth and texture, plus the gold foil accents add such an elegant feel. Yum!

I Love You Card by Aly Dosdall

Friday, August 28, 2015

letterpress flat thank you card

The last project I'm sharing for our 30 Days Of Evolution over on the We R Memory Keepers blog is a simple but elegant flat thank you card made with the Lifestyle Letterpress Kit and the Evolution Advanced. (For a full supply list, check out the original post HERE.) This card would make a great thank you for shower, wedding, or graduation gifts. It's simple design would make for easy bulk production, and you could change up the colors to fit with the color scheme of your event.

Letterpress ink pads thank you flat card by Aly Dosdall

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

august cut & paste e-magazine

Looking for some crafty inspiration? Try the August issue of American Crafts monthly e-magazine, Cut & Paste. You'll find inspiration using the latest paper collections and tools from American Crafts and it's brands, including the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool!


Monday, August 24, 2015

create a chalkboard look on a layout using designer stamps

I love the chalkboard trend right now, and I wanted to include it on this layout. So I used the coordinating Designer Stamps from the darling new Echo Park Paper Teacher’s Pet collection to create a border with a chalkboard look to my layout about my daughter’s school accomplishments. (You can find the original post, including a full supply list, on the Echo Park Paper blog HERE.)

document 2015 | august


Exciting news! The August installment of my Document 2015 scrapbook workshop at Big Picture Classes is now live! If you haven't taken any of my Document 2015 classes, it's the perfect way to enjoy monthly scrapbook page inspiration to help you keep up with your scrapbooking goals for the year. Create a month-in-review layout, or a layout featuring any theme you'd like.

Friday, August 21, 2015

DIY laminated flash cards with the minc!

My five year old daughter is starting kindergarten next week and she is so excited! She's been working on her reading skills, memorizing our contact info, and shopping for school supplies. As part of our back to school preparations I made her a set of laminated alphabet flash cards with some paper from the adorable new Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup 2 collection and...wait for it...my Heidi Swapp Minc tool!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

add sentiments with embossing strips

This month on the We R Memory Keepers blog we're hosting 30 Days Of Evolution. This week the focus is dry embossing, and today I'm sharing some tips and tricks for using the Embossing Strips to create sentiments. Here's a sneak of one of my three projects, and the tip is to use white core cardstock and a fine grain sanding block to create a distressed look on your embossing project.


Monday, August 17, 2015

100 bpc classes giveaway


I've said this before, but as far as online education goes you can't get a better deal than a membership at Big Picture Classes for only $9.99 a month. If you add up the amount you would have spent on the old BPC platform each year you are getting a STEAL!

Anyway, the new Big Picture Classes will be launching its 100th class on August 24th and to celebrate they are giving away a free 1 year membership to one lucky new member. Sign up now for your new free trial and be entered into this giveaway. Friends, if you haven't already please do this. You'll be so glad you did, I promise.


If you're looking for some inspiration and a reason to gather photos and create a page on a regular basis, my Document 2015 class is perfect for you! Each month I share an example multi-photo layout, a one- and two-page sketch, full instructions, a video, and some great tips. You can use the class resources to create a month-in-review page, or you can create a multi-photo page for any theme you'd like. Be sure to check it out!

Friday, August 14, 2015

die cut window card video tutorial

We're in the middle of 30 Days Of Evolution over on the We R Memory Keepers blog this week. As part of the fun I've got a project video featuring a die cut window card to share with you that I created with my Evolution Advanced, the Gem Dies, and some new embossing folders that you'll hear more about next week on the We R blog called Gemstone Next Level Embossing Folders.

you make me happy window card by aly dosdall

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

30 days of evolution + overview video

All month long over at the We R Memory Keepers blog we're hosting 30 Days Of Evolution! This amazing table top manual die cutting tool is the most versatile and easy-to-use on the market. You can die cut, emboss, and letterpress without worrying about different complex combinations of mats, platforms, and shims. Simply rotate the dial to increase or decrease roller pressure. (Watch it in action in my overview video below.)

Monday, August 10, 2015

silhouette leaf cards

I love the new The Wild Life collection from Echo Park Paper, and I fell in love with the Leaf Silhouette Cut File from this collection and wanted to make it the focal point of a card, which I did! Check out how they turned out, and learn a few tips and tricks for working with paper pieced cut files.


Friday, August 7, 2015

scrapbook and cards today winner!


Thanks for all of your comments! I really enjoyed reading them. The winner of the Summer 2015 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine is...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

we r memory keepers crafter's tote + american crafts sticky thumb adhesive

I love my We R Memory Keepers grey and white 360 Crafter's Bag, and I'm so excited to now have a matching Crafter's Tote to make a set! The clean neutral colors appeal to my neat side, and I love the basic wide stripes. I recently got my hands on the new Sticky Thumb adhesive line from American Crafts and I knew my Crafter's Tote would be the perfect place to store and organize it.


Monday, August 3, 2015

student scrapbook layouts | document 2015 workshop



Most of you know that in February of this year when the new Big Picture Classes website launched I started a new yearlong scrapbook workshop called Document 2015. As part of this class, each month I share an example layout, a single and double page sketch, instructions, tips, and videos to help students create a beautiful and meaningful multi-photo scrapbook page. The page can summarize the month in photos and journaling, or it can be about any theme or subject that fits the student's scrapbook needs.

Friday, July 31, 2015

scrapbook and cards today summer issue giveaway!

It's no secret how much I love Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. Not only do Catherine and her crew create a gorgeous publication each quarter, but they are some of the sweetest most genuine ladies in the industry.



When Catherine asked me if my blog friends would like a chance to win a free copy of their inspiring Summer 2015 issue I was thrilled! So..

...if you'd like a chance to win this magazine please leave a comment below telling me if you've ever had the pleasure of browsing through one of their beautiful seasonal publications.

Comments will remain open until Thursday, August 6th and midnight mountain time. I'll select a random winner and will announce who that is on Friday, August 7th. Please remember to check back and see if you've won. Good luck!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

s'mores window treat box

S’mores are one of our family favorites! Whether we’re camping, hanging out in the backyard, or snuggling by the fire on a cold winter’s night, we love to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a S’mores Window Treat Box for our next family s’more night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

party pocket banner

One of my favorite things about the warm summer months is family backyard barbecues. And, of course, I love to use my craft supplies to decorate for outdoor entertaining, so today I wanted to share this fun and functional Party Pocket Banner with you using the new Denim Blues collection and the Banner Punch Board. 662565_WR_DenimBlues_CreativeSample_PartyBanner

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

add dimension to handmade die cuts

I love using handmade die cuts on my scrapbook pages and other paper craft projects. But I also love dimension on my projects, so I've come up with a few tricks for adding dimension to handmade die cuts. You can see them in the layout below I created using the awesome new Echo Park Pirate’s Life collection!