Friday, July 04, 2014

Bloom With Hope Altered Can Set

This Bloom With Hope Altered Can Set is my July project for Craft Project Central.  This set is a pretty way to brighten up a room in your home or brighten up someone’s day!  This set features an altered can, coordinating votive light, and a matching card for gift giving.  Place some bath salts in the altered can and use the set as a gift or place the spa in your own home and create a spa-like feel in your bathroom!
For full step-by-step instructions for this project, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of July.  Or leave a comment for me over at Craft Project Central to be entered for a chance to win a free subscription to the month of July!  Good luck!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Nuts About You Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  It Doesn't Have To Be An Earth-Shattering Work Of Art.  It Just Has To Be
Oy the pressure!  We can sit down in our craft space and feel the weight of the world on our shoulders.  The idea that was have to create some type of Earth-shattering, phenomenal work of art.  I love when cards like this happen in the midst of other projects.  It reminds me that what I create does not have to be an Earth-shattering work of art.  I just need to let my creativity happen.  I need to let it be - no matter what it is.  In the being, it is enough.
Today's non-Earth-shattering card was made with the adorable Nuts About You hostess set!  I colored the toothpick with some ink and made a banner worthy of any squirrel :)  If the squirrels in my backyard could carry little flags, I bet they would carry these...until the birdseed was no longer there..then they would need new flags that said, "More Nuts Please!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Hang In There Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Rome Wasn't Built In A Day!
How many times have you heard that expression?!  Today it really hit home for me as I continued to try to find the strength to organize and clean up the clutter in my craft room.  It feels like I'm hitting a wall every 2 minutes.  Small burst of energy that fizzle out into bouts of melancholy.  Who knew that trying to clear the clutter could be so agonizing...I have to keep reminding myself that Rome wasn't built in a day.  My craft room (and office) didn't take a day to get into the states they are currently in and I can't expect that in one simple day it will all go "poof" and disappear and be magically clean and wonderful!  I know that clearing the clutter is bringing up long-seated issues for me - the issues have been creeping into my dreams.  Or maybe I should be calling them nightmares.  But at least the issues are rising to the surface.  As I unbury my craft room I am unearthing myself.  Yes, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Today I'm sharing a very apt card for today's lesson!  I am loving the adorable creatures in the Nuts About You hostess set!  This easy card began with a line across a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I added some simple stamping and I was done!  I hope you like it :)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ribbon Clip Adornment Gift Trio by Regina Andari

Check out this beautiful Ribbon Clip Adornment Gift Trio by Regina Andari!  Create three gift packages that feature a double-prong clip covered with 3/8” Stitched Satin ribbon.  You’ll enjoy making the adornments and, best of all, you can make several to have on hand when needed.  They lend a perfect finishing touch to just about any gift.  To get the full step-by-step instructions for this beautiful trio, head on over to Craft Project Central!
During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra--did we mention FREE?-- DSP!

These items don't qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Monday, June 30, 2014

Family Cookbook and Card by Amanda Corbet

Amanda Corbet was busy this month!  She created this wonderful Family Cookbook and Card as the June Bonus Project at Craft Project Central.  Recipes are something that are special and get passed down through generations.  Keep all those special and secret family recipes in this lovely cookbook complete with dividers for categories.  You might also choose to give someone special all those hand written recipes with the matching card!  Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row at Craft Project Central; putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog; or by referring a friend and when the friend subscribes, letting Craft Project Central know.