It's already back to school time at our house. I sent my oldest son off to 10th grade and my twin sons off to 6th grade and their first time in middle school. Big stuff. Having three boys there is never a dull moment around here. So when school time comes around there is an eery silence that takes over my house during the day and takes a week to get used too. Not to mention all the craft ideas running through my head, now that I can hear myself think again. Should I scrapbook our summer vacation? Or should I finish some other albums waiting for journaling? I always save it for last. I really should learn to do it as I create my pages. Or should I just make cards for upcoming fall birthdays? And then I end up on Pinterest for more ideas. So much silence, so much time, so many ideas, but I'm definitely avoiding housework. How about you? What do you do after the kids go back to school?
I love this tip!!! If you can't find or don't have in your craft stash just the right color gem, pearl, or rhinestone for your project...don't panic and run out to the nearest craft store. Guess what??? You can color your own!!! I know...genius! I use this all the time...now! If you have Copic markers, Spectrum Noir markers, Sharpies, or any kind of alcohol marker you can color in your bling to fit your project. Just color away and make new colors. Try it and you too will be hooked.
I came across these Sizzix Envelopes the other day and thought I would try them for storing my thin sizzlits dies, framelits dies, and spellbinders nestabilities. And I really like them. I was keeping my dies in their original plastic packaging and that wasn't working. They were long and bulky and I'd scratch myself every time.
As you can see here the dies fit perfectly in these envelopes and I kept the original packaging insert with the dies, so you can see vendor names and numbers. I'm really liking these envelopes for storage and organization and I need to get some more. Every Tuesday Sizzix has a "Tuesday Teaser" sale and you can pick up some really good deals.
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Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking has downloads for free on their website located here under "Downloads." This website and tools are my new best friend! When you can't find the right stamp, or the stamp you want to use is discontinued, or you need a fast sentiment, just look it up, and print it. Print on cardstock, printed paper, fabric, duct tape, etc...The possibilities are endless. I was reminded recently that when you can't find just the right sentiment...revert back to your pc and just create it yourself and print. The font's are right there. Voila! The perfect sentiment any time of year and available at your fingertips every time. Enjoy all the possibilities!
Here are some of my favorite creations using Graphic 45 Paper Collections, multiple techniques and layers. See the Gallery for more designs and details.
Valentines Day is just around the corner...here are just a few Valentines Collections I found that I really like. I do make Valentines Day cards for my husband and kids every year along with a little treat. Sometimes, if I have time, I make cards for my parents, sisters, and kids at school too. I just love the pink, red, and black and all the hearts.
Ideas to get organized this new year...ribbon storage, stamp storage, stickles/glitter glue storeage, scrap paper storage, embellishment storage, and storage for border punches and more.
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