Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lullaby Baby Shower Ensemble by Buffy Cooper

What could be more fun than planning a baby shower and welcoming a new member of the family?  This Lullaby Baby Shower Ensemble by Buffy Cooper is the perfect way to coordinate your party favors and gift bag using the Lullaby designer series paper, and send the mom-to-be home with a mini album she can use to record the memories.  For full step-by-step instructions on how to make this adorable project, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Blended Bloom With Blendabilities!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Some days I don't have many words...just pictures I want to share :)  Here are a few Blended Blooms that I have been coloring with Blendabilities.  I'm still learning and experimenting :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Custom Cupcake Quartet Box & Card by Julie Beltramo

Make this Custom-Made Cupcake Box that will fashionably hold a quartet of cupcakes! It’s made with every detail in mind, including a perfectly fitted insert for each of the four cupcakes to sit into, and cute d├ęcor for the box outside – with a gold foil bow to top it off! With the coordinating “Hey There, Cupcake!” card, this gift is ready to give for any special occasion!  To get the full step-by-step instructions for this adorable set created by Julie Beltramo, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Father's Day Pop-Up Box Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Expand Time By Being Mindful
It is so easy to say that we are too busy to do something.  Too pressured by the ticking minutes.  Too rushed to stop for a minute.  What I have been finding is that I can make time expand by being mindful.  Instead of allowing myself to multi-task, simul-task or go into task overdrive I am choosing moments to just be mindful of exactly what I am doing.  When I give something or someone my full attention, time seems to expand for me.  When I am harried and rushing, the clock seems to work against me.  When I am calm, the clock slows down for me.  How can you expand time by being mindful with what you are doing?
Today I attempted my first pop-up box card (you can find a tutorial on Splitcoast...and I may attempt a tutorial of my own at some point in the not-too-distant future :).  I brought together old stamp sets, new Typeset designer series paper and some other non-SU! odds and ends to create this card.  I love how this card is a surprise for the recipient since it arrives flat with just the outside paper showing.  I even created a matching envelope using the Typeset DSP.  I know this is not the last pop-up box card I will be making :)