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Fun Creations from Tutorials and Classes

Hello crafty friends! Even when I take a break from blogging, I never stop creating “for the fun of it.” In this post, I’m highlighting a couple of projects that I completed during a blogging hiatus. The Graphic 45 Safari Album turned out beautifully and was fun to make. Since finishing this one, I’ve been inspired to create several more! So . . . Continue reading “Fun Creations from Tutorials and Classes”

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Winking Frogs- A Heartfelt Collection

Hello everyone. The month of May was filled with travel.We spent time in Indiana, Arizona, and France. I loved every minute but it is great to be back. Now that I am home, laundry is done and food is back in the kitchen, I can get back to my first love, paper-crafting!

In and around the many trips in the car and to airports, I eked out some time to make a few Winking Frog cards from the Heartfelt Creation Winking Frog Collection. Thankfully  I had a whole container of pieces from the collection already colored, die cut, and ready to go. So it was easy to sit down and put together some fun cards. I chose a selection of dies and stamps to accompany my sweet frogs and got to work.

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Mass Production of Encouraging Cards

Welcome back everyone! I appreciate all the traffic on my site and the wonderful comments. Recently my Bible study group decided to start visiting local nursing homes to encourage the residents. Of course I took this as a wonderful opportunity to use some of those fantastic encouraging stamps that I own and made several cards that we could sign and leave for residents to enjoy. The following steps are how I went about creating 10 cards in one afternoon.

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Retreat Treat!

The Joys of Scrap Retreats

One of the nicest things a crafter can do for themselves is attend a crafting retreat! I can’t even begin to share with you all of the benefits, but I will try. First of all, having 3 or 4 days to focus on creating, without constant interruptions, is fantastic. In addition to that the camaraderie of spending quality time with talented people is immeasurable.  I have learned so many techniques from fellow retreaters. When I was first starting out in  paper crafting, a dear friend at a retreat taught me how to use my cricut personnel cutter. Then in more recent years, a fellow crafter taught me the basics of making book bindings for mini albums. Video tutorials are handy, but nothing compares to one-on-one, hands-on instruction. Sharing ideas and being inspired by others creativity helps me reach new levels in my crafting. Continue reading “Retreat Treat!”

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How to Store Stamp / Die Combos

Have you ever wasted hours of crafting time searching for the exact stamp or die your wanting? Effective storage can be a challenge for all crafters and by effective I mean “being able to put my hands on it when I want it” effective. For years I fought with different ways of trying to store my stamps with matching dies. Nothing seemed to work for all my stamp/die combos. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a method that really works. You can get started with a just a few easy to find materials. Continue reading “How to Store Stamp / Die Combos”

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Crafting Faster! The Carrie Leigh Method

Have you ever sat down to begin crafting and been completely overwhelmed with where to start? Most of us have had that experience at one time or another. Over the past 20 odd years of paper crafting, I found that doing things in a particular order has helped me overcome that feeling. Continue reading “Crafting Faster! The Carrie Leigh Method”