Friday, August 22, 2014

Starburst Sayings Flashback Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Some Days Make My Brain Hurt!
Looking for new health insurance coverage options.  Fixing websites.  Conducting webinars.  Some days my head starts to hurt!  I didn't spend time in the craft room today since most of my time was spent taking care of insurance, websites and webinars.  I'm thinking it's going to be a good afternoon for some stretching and relaxation :)  Maybe that should be my lesson for today...when your brain hurts, focus on stretching other parts of your body :)
Today I am sharing a bright card that I made using the Starburst Sayings stamp set and the Flashback Designer Series Paper!  I used my Envelope Punch Board to create a fun matching envelope.  Coloring your adhesive rhinestones with Stampin' Blendabilities markers is also a wonderful way to create quick and cute embellishments for your cards!  I hope you like it!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Flashback Envelope Mini Album

Check out this Flashback Envelope Mini Album by Laurie Zoellmer!  This fun mini album is made out of envelopes!  These mini albums are easy to put together and a perfect way to show off your photos!  Or you could pair it up with the coordinating greeting card and give away as a great gift!  Get the full step-by-step instructions to create this mini album by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of August!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Altering A Tin Can With Acrylic Felt!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Stretch!
I have been swimming quite a bit lately and I am quite aware that I have not been taking the time to stretch out the muscles that are serving me so well when I swim.  So I finally followed through on my desire to spend an hour stretching.  I have to say that by the time I was done with the hour I was ready to fall asleep!  Who knew that stretching could be so exhausting!  Or maybe it was just relaxing.  Either way I feel that I treated my body to a much deserved break.  Whatever we are doing - work, creativity, exercise - we need to also provide ourselves the gift of stretching out or relaxing the muscles that are serving us so well.
Today I want to thank Alisa Burke for the amazing inspiration that prompted me to run to the craft room and turn this tin can into a felt-covered scissor holder!  I used hot glue and acrylic felt and had a lot of fun playing!  Here is Alisa's original post!  I love her use of color in these projects!  Can't wait to felt some more things! :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back To School Teacher Gift by Judi Sparks

It's time for school and this Back to School Teacher Gift by Judi Sparks is a great way to start the school year off right!  We all know how fun and intimidating the start of a new school year can be for both the student and the teacher. Why not start off on a good note with your child’s teacher and present them with a Start of School Gift Box full of fun things for the teacher to use for her/himself! Add a handmade card and you are done.  Get the full step-by-step instructions for this great project by heading over the Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of August!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #38

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  We see the world not as it is, but as we are. - Albert Einstein
I swam today and I listened attentively to the thoughts that came into my mind.  Thoughts of competition.  Thoughts of not being good enough.  Thoughts of allowing myself to do the best I could do.  Thoughts of release and calm.  Everything I "saw" in that pool today was not the world as it is, but as I am.  My thoughts were directly connecting with how I was experiencing the world - experiencing my swim.  When I could "see" with thoughts of release and calm, the water was supporting me - working with me.  When I "saw" with my thoughts of competition and inadequacy, I fought the water.  Yes, we see the world not as it is, but as we are.  So the questions I need to ask myself are "How am I?" and "How do I choose to be?"
Today I am sharing my Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #38 submission!  I had fun using the Tap Tap Tap stamp set!  I was inspired by the sample challenge card to just use black ink and Very Vanilla card stock and this is what happened!  I hope you like it!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and participate in the challenge!  You might win a free month subscription to Craft Project Central!