Thursday, June 30, 2016

Top Hat Center Piece - Upcycle

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

4th of July Glass Table Favor

start with a piece of paper 9 1/2"x 7 3/4"
on long side score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" 6", 7 1/2" and 9
turn to short side and score at 1 1/2" and 5 1/4"
fold on score lines and cut away the two short pieces on the 1/2" score line leaving just the middle piece. 

Use your envelope punch board to punch on the score line that is at the bottom or the smallest area ( as shown in the video below)

Mats are 3x1 1/4" and you will need 6 of them.

attach mats to center panels

Put adhesive on top wide panels and then attach to bottom leaving the last panel open just enough to slide the little middle tab in to form the glass.

Cut up on the bottom score lines and then attach together (as shown in the video below)

Any questions please let me know. 

Thanks E 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Inventory clearance starts tomorrow. We have lots of items to move to make room for the new collections coming in. These items will be marked down as low as we can go!! Check out our CLEARANCE ALBUM tomorrow. We should have most of them up.

Here is the link:

Here is a sneak peek of just a few items that we will be adding.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Triple Diamond Fold Card

Getting ready for an upcoming get together and just making a few fun place cards for the tables. These can be used as place cards, regular cards, for baby showers, weddings, etc.

They are easy and a lot of fun. Below is the diagram and some photos.

Click here for the video.

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Cardstock 9x4 inches. Mats 5 @ 1 3/4x 1 3/4 inches. Top diamond base 2x2 inches. Score lines are below on the diagram.

Have fun and please share in our members room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Distress Tool Storage/Holder DIY

June Kit!!

Our June kit "SEA BREEZE" is finally here and up for sale! We have a very limited supply so get yours today!

 Now if you signed up for the "Kit Club", your club membership starts with the July kit. Some were confused because we showed this kit as a preview of the things that are included in our kits, and how packed full they are. So if you want this kit grab it now, they will go very fast because this one is over filled with luscious goodness!

Or at our online shop: 

Also this beautiful white ribbon, I know it is hard to see. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Steampunk Is In The House!!

We are having a blow out sale on Steampunk Stamps. These stamps are below cost!! This sale only last until 2pm CST. Come on in and get yours now before they are all gone. $2 and $3 unheard of!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy To Make Card Storage

Today we made some card storage boxes to keep all our handmade cards separated, protected and ready to go when we need them. This project is quick and easy as most of the ones I do. lol. And a great way to use up some of your scraps.

Here are the dimensions. Check out the video here:

1 pc of cardstock that measures 11x12"

on the 11 inch side score at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2

turn and on the 12 inch side score at 6 and 10 1/2

the band measures 1 3/4x12 and the top pc of band is 1 1/2x12

Check out the video for all the other instructions and how to assemble. 

Thanks hope you give this one a try, E

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tuxedo Box For Dad

Join us tomorrow as we make this lovely gift box for Dad's day! It is this Sunday so I have to get busy. I have more projects I need to get done this week and I will also be helping my granddaughters with some mugs they are making for their Dad. I will try to film but who knows how that will go lol.

Join us on our YouTube tomorrow as we show you how this beautiful box is created. This idea is from Pinterest.

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Measurements are 7x10 1/2" score on long side at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2 and 10 turn score on short side at 1/2, 2 1/2, 5 1/2. White piece is 2 3/8"x 2 7/8". all other instructions are on the video. Link to the video is above.

Five Point Star For July 4th Decorations

Special Finds From The Attic!

Who said you couldn't find beautiful treasures in the Attic? Well with this collection from Blue Fern you will be absolutely swept away. It makes you want to go up in the attic and see what treasures you can find. I know I say this every time on the Blue Fern collections but with this one it takes me back quite a few years when as a child we use to go in the attic and play with all the wonderful old treasures we would find. We would play dress up and pretend we were grown ups lol. It has been so much fun to go back in time and remember those special days playing in the attic at my grandmothers house.

Find your treasures and special memories with this beautiful collection, "Attic Charm".

The video will be up today so you can see everything up close. Just click HERE and subscribe.

You can purchase this collection at either one of our stores.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Stackable Storage Decor'

Today I finish a project I had started working on before Presley had her surgery. I absolutely love it and am looking forward to using them in my craft room. Lots of storage as well as a beautiful piece. 

Here is the link to the video tutorial:

And below is the measurements and some assembly pics. 

Hope you enjoy and let us know if you make one we would love to see yours. 

First you should start with some chipboard, now this can be chipboard from mailing boxes, cereal boxes etc. But if you use cereal boxes you might want to put two layers together to make it a little more sturdy.  

The small one measures 10x4x4

You will need 4 pieces of chipboard cut at 10"x4" and two pieces cut at 4"x4". 

You will also need some constructions strips as shown in the photo and on the video. Those will need to be 1"x12" and scored in the center with scor tape on both side close to the score line. 

Assemble as show in this photo. 

The second one is 11x4x4

You will need 4 pieces of chipboard that measures 11x4 and two pieces that measure 4x4 along with the construction strips as show in the photo. 

They all assemble the same way.

The third one measures 12x4x4

You will need 4 pieces of chipboard that measures 12x4 and two peices that measures 4x4 along with the constructions strips. 

I cut the letters with my cricut and just clued them on adding collage pauge on top for added protection. 

I show how to assemble and how to cover the inside and paid the outside in the video.

Thanks any questions please let us know. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thank you all!!

I just wanted to jump on and say a very special thank you to everyone who said a prayer, sent a message, left a comment or just gave a thumbs up to our last YouTube video. 

I had promised to put up some home/office decor tutorial videos this week but my sweet granddaughter Presley had to have surgery. I didn't want to leave everyone hanging so I just posted a short video note on our YT channel. And from there we were flooded with comments and prayers from all over the world.  It was so wonderful and thoughtful.  

Presley's surgery went great and she is recovering very well. She still has some pain and discomfort but thank the Lord it is not worse. Mom and Dad had to go back to work so she stayed with me today at the shop and let me just say she is a little trouper. She is a tough little girl. 

I thank God for my grandchildren and their health. And I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your support and prayers. 

We will be back tomorrow with a wonderful project we prepaired today, and will hopefully back on track next week. 

Thanks again and God Bless

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Let's Upcycle!!

We will be doing a tutorial on the below photo with a little twist for more storage options, and using products you already have around your house. Let's upcycle!  This is being done for my sweet granddaughter who was such a brave girl yesterday during and after her surgery. Our grandchildren give us a chance to be a "mom" again and try to get it right the second time around lol. If we knew they were this much fun we should have had them first right? lol

So don't miss the video today, it is super easy but looks so great as a home decor' piece. Here is our YouTube channel if you are not already a subscriber please sub and give us feedback. We love to hear from all of you.


The video should be up late this afternoon, don't miss it!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SWME Kit Club!

We are starting the "SWME Kit Club" with our July kit. We are setting up the information on our .com store for joining and the PayPal button. Some of the information will be below on how this process will take place.

Click here to get your membership started today:

To Join the kit club:

1. You will sign up for a 1 year subscription
2. The funds will be deducted from your Account/CC/DC each month automatically on the day you first signed up.
3. To join the kit club you must sign up by the 20th of the month for new subscriptions. This will enable you to receive the next months kit on time. ex. to receive July's kit you must sign up by June the 20th.
4. You will be able to opt out one month of the year subscription.
5. If your card is denied then we will resubmit one time and if the payment does not go through then you will be contacted for a new card number. We will not accept e-checks. All payments go through PayPal.
6. Please provide any change in address, updates on CC/DB card info etc.
7. You will mail out kits the first week of the month
8. A preview of the monthly kit will go up in the first week of the month. There will also be demos on how these kits can be used and the products included. These will be posted on the .com and in the members group on Facebook.
9. Each kit will contain, paper, embellishments, ribbon/lace/twine, stencils/stamps, etc - all coordinating. And will be worth well over $50 retail.
10. Kits will cost $39.99 each month and this does include USA shipping, international customers will need to contact us for shipping information.

Remember if you are not in the kit club then there is no guarantee there will be kits left over for purchase.  

Other information on the kits will be provided on the .com store on the kit sign up page.

Sneak peek of June kit!!

Thank you, E

Monday, June 6, 2016

Animals In The House??

We have received the beautiful collection from G45, Safari Adventure. This collection is beautiful! So much prettier in person. I can't wait to use it for my zoo pictures of the kids and grands. And for the "Animal Kingdom" photos oh my this is going to be awesome!

If you would like to check this collection out up close and personal just click either link below. or

Our video will be up shortly showing this collection in person...well as personal as you can get through video! lol  

Check out the video:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

This Weeks Projects.

Join us this week as we start on a home decor journey. We will be making some home decor projects to decorate our craft room. Some of these I am scraplifting the sentiments but we will be adding our own twist and up-cycling products everyone has around the house. Here is a little sneak peek. We will be using these sentiments but made using regular cardboard boxes not wood. Subscribe to our YouTube so you don't miss out on these tutorials.

Scrapbooking with me on YT. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

From Little Debbie's to Kids Coloring Book

From Little Debbie's to Kids Coloring Book in just a few short steps. This project was so easy and fun and useful for those long summer car rides. If you are like us you need to keep just a little of your sanity therefore anything you have to keep the kids occupied for even a short time is very helpful. This is also a great project for up-cycling. We started with a Little Debbie's cake box and cut it down to the size we wanted and then covered with paper and added our pages. 

Check the video out with all the step by step directions. Your box may vary so these dimensions may not fit yours but just adapt to whatever size you want to use.

Video link:

The overall size of this book is 4x5x2 which is just the right size for those little hands. 
 I cut my little Debbie's box down to the size listed above and then scored the spine at 2" instead of the original 3" which was the side width of the box. I use the side of the box as my spine and then the front and back as my front and back covers. 

To make the little bag holding the crayons and the candy I just used a sandwich bag and cut it to size, used my fuse tool to close it up again and then put washi around it to reinforce the edges. If you don't have a fuse tool then just use a couple layers of washi, that will hold it good enough. 

I made the hidden hing binding, the tutorial is linked under the video on how to do this. I am using some watercolor scraps to draw my images on so they will be thicker than just regular paper and hold up to the coloring of little hands. I also added a pocket to the front and put some extra coloring pages from the documented faith collection there to make sure they had enough to keep them busy. 

Note: if you would like to know how I do the coloring pages using the cricut just let me know under this post. 

Also comment and subscribe to the video to have a chance to win one of my altered projects. 

Thanks so much, E

File Folder Cards

Today we are working on some file folder cards for an invitation to a barbecue we are hosting in a few weeks. I wanted them to be very colorful and summer like. I am using the paper collection from Dear Lizzy called "Happy Place", and yes around the pool in the summer is my happy place. Eating with friends, talking, relaxing, laughing and just having a great time. So this is what we come up with.

The video tutorial is uploading, hope you enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment, you could win one of the projects I make FREE!! Oh and don't forget to follow this blog, sometimes we put things on here that we don't show on the videos :).

Click for video:

Cut your paper at 8.5x5.5 and score on the long side at 4"

Use your envelope punch board (or make a template from a file folder) on punch board start your first punch with the paper in at 3", turn your paper to the opposite end and do the same. Decide which tab you want to use and trim off the other one. Then just decorate as you like. Put a mate on the inside, make a short one like I did on the yellow one and glue the sides together to make a pocket to put a RSVP card in or quotes, sentiments etc. 

Make them fun! 

Your friends will love them!

Thanks E