Friday, January 02, 2015

Paper Expressions 1: A Video!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Just Play!
Happy New Year!!!!  One of my goals for 2015 is to play more in the craft room!  I started today by pulling out a piece of deli paper and painting, stamping and doodling.  I wanted to share the process with you in a video.  I am calling this video Paper Expressions 1...which means there will be more playing to come!  Hope you enjoy the video and the sound of the birds in the background :)

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Valentine Treat Holder & Joy Fold Card! – Laurie Zoellmer

This darling Valentine Treat Holder & Joy Fold Card by Laurie Zoellmer is sure to impress this Valentine’s Day!  The treat holders are easy to assemble so you can show all your loved ones how special they are to you by making them this special gift this year!  The coordinating card adds just the right finishing touch!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by registering for the month of January at Craft Project Central!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Born From Color Art Journal Page

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Begin With A Blob
Yes, you heard me right.  Begin with a blob!  If you are sitting there thinking, "I can't paint" or "I'm not creative," all I'm asking you to do is create a blob and go where it takes you.  Our friend Mario is an amazing artist and he has told me stories about his childhood.  One of his precious memories is about being on his kitchen floor - a laminate that looked liked marble - and his mother saying to him, "Find the horse Mario!"  So he would sit there, looking at the veins of fake marble pattern on the floor and he would find the horse - the places where the darker veins of color would somehow come together and form the shape of a horse.  She would have him find other animals and objects in the random patterns of the veins on the floor.  This page was like that for me.  I began with blobs of paint and blew them around with a straw.  Once they were dry I just looked at the patterns...and found this woman!  I created this page for Paper Crafter's Library.  If you would like to see videos with my full step-by-step process for creating this page, head over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking on the badge in the upper right-hand corner of my blog and sign up to become a Paper Crafter's Library member!  Whether you choose to sign up or not, I encourage you to begin with a blob!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Floral Purse Card Set – December Bonus Project! – Christy Fulk

Floral Purse Card Set – December Bonus Project! by Christy Fulk.
This beautiful purse has a set of six cards with envelopes inside. There are two card designs, and they are both made with the Beautiful Bunch stamp set, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, and Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to coordinate with the purse. The purse is made with Coaster Board, and there are two pockets inside to hold three of each card design and envelopes. This would make a wonderful gift and a great card class.

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 they subscribe, letting Craft Project Central know.  Head on over to Craft Project Central to learn more!