Monday, May 25, 2020

tropical fruit scented summer candles with the wick candle maker

Here in the USA Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering loved ones lost. It's a time to gather with family and loved ones and take a day off. It also marks the unofficial start of summer! One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruit that's in season, so I decided to make some Tropical Fruit Scented Candles with the Wick Candle Maker. I grabbed some old dollar mason jars I had in my stash and turned them into a pineapple candle, a strawberry candle, and a peach candle.
Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Thursday, May 21, 2020

how to make a diy journal with the staple board

I've been a scrapbooker for over 20 years and over the years I've learned the importance of journaling. Journaling with photos is great, but sometimes you want to record ideas, experiences, and thoughts without an accompanying photo. That's where journals come in handy! I love making custom journals and there are several ways I like to do that, but today I want to share with you how to make your own journal with the Staple Board.
DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Monday, May 18, 2020

make a tag mini album with the crop-a-dile

Hi there friends! I’m happy to share a cute mini album idea with you featuring some of the tools in the Crop-A-Dile line. The Crop-A-Dile has been a best selling We R tool for many years and is a staple for many crafters. There's a new member of the Crop-A-Dile family, and I can’t wait to show you what it can do!
Crop-A-Dile Tag Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, May 14, 2020

how to make a tassel and pom pom garland

I can’t wait to share a project with you that I have been wanting to make for months! My craft room has a space for filming videos and the wall is decorated with some of my favorite things. For several months I’ve been wanting to add a fun tassel garland to it, but I just haven’t had the time to make it until now. Yay for checking something off my to-do list!
DIY Tassel Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Tassel Loom.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

mother's day mug pocket card | free printable + video tutorial

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be sharing a sweet Mother’s Day gift idea with you in the form of a shaped pocket card with a little packet of tea inside. This is something you can make and send in the mail as a parcel, or you can drop one off on the porch of your favorite girlfriend, sister, daughter, mom, grandma or co-worker. This would also make a great thank you, birthday, or thinking of you gift.

Make a mug pocket card with the Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Saturday, April 25, 2020

make an easy handmade card with the marker airbrush | craft video tutorial

Hey there crafty friends! Where are all my cardmakers? If you're looking for a fun, new card technique I've got a great one to share with you today! It's pretty easy but it looks amazing. All you  need is a set of juicy marker, some stencils and a simple tool from We R Memory Keepers.

Friday, April 17, 2020

motivational messages with the foil quill

Hello! I've got a fun and inspirational project to share today. One thing I'm really big on is kindness. Treating others with love and respect, and spreading light and goodness fills me with joy and is something I try to teach to my kids consistently. Not that we're perfect at this at all, but it's definitely something we intentionally incorporate into our lives as often as we can.

Here's a great way to spread kindness, love, and to brighten someone's day: make some pretty and inspiring motivational messages and share them with others for no reason at all other than to make them happy! You can do this for friends and loved ones, or it's fun to do this for total strangers as well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

how to store foil and vinyl rolls in your craft room

Hello crafters!  I've got some more craft room storage tips to share with you. As I work from home, it’s essential to keep my home office/craft room well organized so I can work most efficiently. I've got enough potential distractions without needing to spend time digging around to try and find supplies for my projects.

Friday, March 27, 2020

craft room storage solution: bloom pouch

I love when an organization project works out really well. It makes me ridiculously happy! (Does that sound weird?) There is something so satisfying to me about finding a craft storage solution for my supplies that not only works well for my creative process, but it looks great and is easy to maintain. This craft storage project made me so giddy that I just had to share it with you.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

DIY home office decor

One thing I love about having a home office is that I can really make it my own. I can fill it with things that inspire me and motivate me to create. I have a display above my computer desk that really makes me happy, and I'm going to show you how to create your own home office decor to display your family photos, your favorite colors, and your personal style! 
Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

some of my favorite craft room storage solutions

One thing I've learned from being a crafter for over 20 years is that craft room storage and organization are a PROCESS and not a COMPLETE TASK. If I think of my craft room as a fluid situation that needs regular evaluation I'm much more successful and staying organized than if I feel like I'm "done" organizing my craft supplies.
Looking at organizing craft supplies as a process means we need a constant source of ideas and inspiration so we can find storage solutions that work for our needs, so today I'm sharing some of my favorite craft room storage solutions!
Craft Room Storage Tips by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, March 12, 2020

how to store your handmade cards

I've been making handmade cards for years now, so I've collected quite the stash. They come in super handy when I have a birthday, wedding, shower, etc to attend, and I love having them available so I don't have to spend so much money on a store-bough card. I've figured out a storage and organization system that works well for me, and hopefully it will inspire you to get your completed handmade cards organized so you can benefit from your own hard work and creativity!
Create custom tabs to keep organized with the Word Punch Board. Aly Dosdall shares how.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

easy baby shower cake topper

It's that time of year! Spring is on the way, and along with warmer weather, I always think of wedding and baby showers. Don't you? So, I just had to share this easy idea for creating a baby shower cake topper using some really handy We R Memory Keepers tools. I love a good stamp set, but even better is a good stamp set with matching dies! It makes creating so much quicker. That's what I used to create this cake topper, and it was super easy. Let me show you how!

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Friday, March 6, 2020

craft cart storage ideas

For some weird reason I resisted the whole craft cart thing for years, but once I got my hands on this craft cart I've become a a believer! It's one of my favorite craft room storage solutions! Today I'm sharing some ideas for using a storage cart and accessories to keep craft supplies organized and easy to find. 

A La Cart Craft Storage Cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, March 5, 2020

how to make a pocket folder for your traveler's notebook

Happy March friends! March is an exciting time with spring on the way--I love it! it's also a time when I typically start to lose steam with my goals, so I wanted to share a pocket folder journal spread I created last year to remind me of my goals and to encourage me to keep up the good work!

DIY Washi Tape Folder by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, February 20, 2020

how to make a wire wall art sign

The older I get, the more I lean toward minimalist design. I love the feeling of simplifying, paring down, and being intentional about what I surround myself with. One of my favorite minimalist trends is wire wall art. I love the clean aesthetic, the organic feel, and the opportunity to customize a word, phrase, or quote you love.

Recently I shared my love for wire signs on a local lifestyle TV show, Studio 5, and I'm excited to share with you three different ways to create your own custom wire word art with minimal effort and cost.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

lucky cupcake toppers for st. patrick's day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming next month, and at our house it’s a fun day where we celebrate mostly with food! We die our milk green, cook green eggs and ham, and always have a yummy green dessert. This year, I’m thinking it’s going to be cupcakes. Who doesn't love cupcakes, am I right?
CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

pocket valentines with the foil quill

Each year for Valentine’s Day my youngest daughter and I have fun coming up with DIY class valentines for her to share at school. She's really into bubble gum right now and wanted to include that in her class valentines, so this year we decided to go for pocket valentines to hold a pack of bubble gum for each of her classmates.
How to make class valentines with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Monday, February 10, 2020

easy non-candy class valentine idea: punch balloons!

I'll be honest and say that over half of my daughter's candy from Valentine's Day gets thrown in the trash eventually. She gets so many treats that she doesn't even want to eat them all! Don't get me wrong, I love a good piece of candy now and then, but the amount of sweets passed around on this holiday is nothing short of a dentist's dream. Last year we decided to pass out non-candy class valentines that would hopefully last longer than candy and would definitely be more healthy. We made Punch Balloon Class Valentines with custom stamped gift tags!

Non-candy punch balloon class valentines by Aly Dosdall

Friday, February 7, 2020

valentine's day gift idea: make a mini envelope photo album!

Let's talk Valentine's Day gifts. It's always hard to find just the right one for that special someone in your life. I find that going handmade is always a good option because it represents a gift of your time, resources and talent which has a little more impact than a store bought gift. I’m excited to share a fun handmade Valentine’s Day gift idea--check out the envelope photo album I made below for my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!
Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers