Friday, May 29, 2015

Bird House Gift Box & Card by Amanda Corbet

Bird House Gift Box & Card - May Bonus Project! –  Amanda Corbet

This sweet little bird house is a lovely way to add some whimsy to your d├ęcor. With a roof that lifts up it also doubles as a fun little gift box! The fun combination of patterns and pretty flowers are sure to please. Gift this box as a gift with the coordinating card. This would make a great class project too!  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 for more details!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello Mint Macaron!

The new catalog and the new In-Colors are almost available to order (June 2nd!!!)!  How 'bout a little sneak peek at a card I created using what may turn into my new favorite color...Mint Macaron!  Good thing this color isn't scented to match its name or I would be in trouble :)  I used the ink to stamp the sentiment and to sponge the doily.  I also added the accompanying lace and embellishment.  I have a feeling you are going to be seeing a lot more of this color in my upcoming creations!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tween Organization Station by Boni Montano

Tween Organization Station!  – Boni Montano

This one stop station is perfect for the tween in your life! It is a multipurpose organization board that can hold jewelry, hair accessories, notes, photos, and much more. This project also includes a motivational note, two charming hair clips, and an interchangeable headband bow. It is a cute and convenient addition to your tween's room. It is bound to put a smile on their face!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May for full step-by-step instructions!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Your Choices Will Change The World Art Journal Page

 Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Your Choices Will Change The World
They called me their angel.  It made me realize how such small actions can have such a large impact for people.  I was on a plane from Ft. Worth to Denver last week and a couple came onto the plane.  The woman sat next to me.  The husband a few rows back.  I noticed the woman struggling a bit with her seat belt, so I reached over to help.  She thanked me and said that this was her first time to the United States.  She was traveling with her husband from Pakistan and had been en route for over 20 hours.  She slept a bit on the flight and when we landed I was about to walk by them in the terminal and I paused to tell them that I hope they had a wonderful trip visiting Denver and Chicago.  They asked me where the baggage claim was and I said I would be more than happy to escort them there.  We walked slowly - talking about their trip and their experiences so far.  We stopped at a washroom before walking to the baggage claim area.  I told them I would not leave them until we found their friend who was meeting them there.  When we found their friend I wished them a beautiful trip and they told me I was their angel.  They said that traveling to a new place can be confusing and stressful and that having me guide them was such a relief.  Yes, your choices - even your choice to pause when you think you are in a rush - will change the world.
Today I am sharing an art journal page I created for Paper Crafter's Library.  I had saved this tea bag a long time ago and now it found its perfect place :)  I have a feeling this page may be taken out of my art journal and framed - it really speaks to me and I want to be reminded of this lesson always!  For a full step-by-step video on how I created this page (and lots of other pages), head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking the badge in the upper right-hand corner of my blog and consider becoming a member.  You'll be glad you did :)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Donut Gift Ensemble by Carrie Rhoades

Donut Gift Ensemble! by Carrie Rhoades
When’s the last time you had a donut?  Well, it’s time you had one, or a few!  These donuts are just as yummy as the real thing and come without the guilt.  Make these delicious projects for anyone who has a sweet tooth.  The donut tutorial includes directions to make a shaker card, a donut gift box with a window, a donut mini notepad on a ring and a jumbo donut clip.  These are the yummiest donuts you can make without ever taking a bite.  For full step-by-step instructions, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May!