Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kaiser Craft and BoBunny New Collections

Saturday, November 11, 2017

DIY Faux Wood Christmas Tree Using Supplies You Have At Home

This is a quick and easy project. The measurements are below. Use wood or chipboard as I have here either way it is beautiful.

The pieces are cut at the following and just placed on a large paint stir stick. You could also use a wood stick that is a 1x2 about 24 inches long.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

DIY Christmas Fireplace Finish - Decorating

Our beautiful fireplace is finished. This is not a hard project at all, just  use your imagination and decorate to make this look realistic. Below are all the measurements. Watch the video to see just how easy everything comes together. Enjoy and please share your finished projects in our members room.

I made my fireplace using black medium weight chipboard. The mini lights I used I purchased from Amazon I think I got 6 sets for around $10. The little battery operated tea lights I got from Amazon as well, I purchase the packs of 24 and they are around $10 this last me a long time. The punch I used for the garland was an old Martha Stewart punch, can't remember where I got it but here is a link to one just like it. . As for the paper I used the same as I did on our lantern, the beautiful Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland.

To shop all our products just click here: 

Front and Back 2 pieces cut at 6x5 1/2"
Top and Bottom 2 pieces cut at 6x2"
Sides 2 pieces cut at 5 1/2x 2"

Cut the opening in the front peice

Hearth is 3x7"
Mantle is 2 1/2x7"

Bottom piece of the front to go across opening is 1/2x6"

Mats are cut at 5 3/4x5 1/4" front and back
Mats for sides 5 1/4x1 7/8"

This is all the measurements not just a matter of decorating as you like, and you have a beautiful home decor fireplace. And remember you can change the sizes to make this as big or as small as you wish. 

Enjoy, E

DIY Christmas Fireplace - Pt 1

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Winter Lantern Tutorial

We wanted a lantern like the one Tim Holtz has in his new die collection, but after ordering the die and waiting for a month we still have not received it. Soooooo we decided to make the template and create one of our own. We wanted to take you along with us and hope that you will see just how easy it is and create one for yourself. This video is two parts the first is the creating and the second is the decorating.

Enjoy, E

Tutorial Part 1:
Tutorial Part 2:

Here are the measurements, quick and easy.

4 pieces of chipboard cut at 4"x5", this is the sides
On one of the pieces you need to cut out an opening. I measured in from each side 1/2" and down from the top and up from the bottom 3/4' and cut this part out.

4 pieces of chipboard cut at 2"x4" this is going to be your top/roof pieces. To get the slant on the roof measure in 1" from each side of the 4" length and mark. Join this mark with the bottom corner point and cut this part off creating somewhat of a triangle. 

Create some construction pieces. I use just scrap paper that is 1" wide and it can be as long as you want, various lengths is good. I used black as that is the color chipboard I used, but you can use any color, just keep in mind parts of these will show. Take your strips and score at 1/2" down the long way. Put scar tape on each side of the score line just as close to the score mark as you can. These you will use to construct/join your panels/chipboard. They need to be the same length as the piece you are joining, then you need to cut the ends at a slant, cutting from open side to closed side point.

See the video tutorial on joining these together.

The bottom is cut at 4"x4". You will need construction strips all around this to attach to the bottom of the house. See video tutorial on how to attach.

Mats for sides are cut at 3 3/4x 4 3/4", use the same rule as above to cut the opening in one of these mats for the front.
Mats for top are cut at 1 7/8"x3 7/8", use the same rule as above to cut these at an angle for the top pieces.

I did cover the inside if you cover just cut 3 pieces at 3 7/8"x4 7/8" and place on the walls, for the bottom cut at 3 7/8"x3 7/8"

Pierce a tiny holt on each side roof panel to place a wire through for the handle. 

You are finished! Just to decorate and that is it. 

Any questions let me know. Hope this helps.

All products used are listed below the video, and are either in our store or we have found a place you can purchase them. 

Thanks E

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

4 Twist Card Photo Display

This is a quick and easy project but looks so beautiful on a table displaying your favorite photos. Give to a friend as a birthday card with her favorite photos. The possibilities are endless.

Video Tutorial:
Members Room:

Card Base 7 1/2x7 1/2 inches
Card Base mat: 7 1/4x7 1/4 inches

Photo twist element: 4 pieces 6 1/4x3 1/8 inches
Score all 4 pieces at 3 1/8 inch on the long side
Then take one of the squares and make a score line from center score line to outside point, creating a triangle. Score 2 the same way from score line to point and then score the other two from point to triangle exactly opposite the first two. So you should have two twist pieces that go to the lest and two that go to the right. 

Photo display mats:
Cut 4 pieces of solid cardstock 3 1/8x3 1/8"
Cut 4 pieces decorative paper at 2 7/8x2 7/8 inches
Glue these together.

Assemble these pieces on to p of the triangles as shown in the video.

Mark center of base across and down then mark out from center line 1/8 inch on both sides. This will help you attach the photo twist pieces in a straight line.  

Glue photo displays in between the lines you drew making sure the pop up part when opened faces out to the corner point. 

Back mat is cut at 7 1/4x7 1/4"

Make share with us and enjoy! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Explosion Pop Up Card

Today we are creating a fun and easy explosion card with a cake pop up on the inside. This is for my Granddaughter, I think she will like the surprise. I will give you all the measurements here but there are parts that I will just have to instruct you to watch the video on, because some is to hard to explain unless you are looking at what I am doing.

Full video tutorial:

All products came from our store and are listed with links below the video.

Lets Begin

Start off with a piece of cardstock that is 6"x12", on the 12" side you want to score at 5", 10 1/8",
10 1/4", 10 3/8" and 11 1/4". Fold and burnish your score lines.

Next a piece of white cardstock for the center of the card, this is the one you will put your sentiment on. 4"x9 1/2". On the 9 1/2" side score at 4 3/4".

Explosion part, you will need two thin pieces of paper, the thinner the better the card will fold. Cut these at 6"x10", score in the center at 5". Now to do your folds on these pieces for the explosion part you will need to watch the video, but I can tell you where to score or fold. On the long side of the triangle you will score at 2", 3", 4", 5". Then you will accordion fold these.

For the cake part I am inserting a photo that will help with the measurements, but again watching the video will help too.

On the folded end start on the sides and measure in 3/4" and make a mark. From those two marks come up with a line 1", then connect those lines as shown in the photo. Now from that line you just made come in 1/4" from both sides and make a mark, again draw a line up from those two marks 1" long, then connect the line. Do the same for the third tier come in 1/4" from either side and make a mark then draw a 1" line up and connect. You have just made a three tier cake. 
Now for the cutting of these pieces you will need to check out the video here:

The mat pieces for the cake are cut at 2 1/4"x3/4" - 1 3/4"x3/4" - 1 1/4"x3/4"

Outside mats are cut at 6 3/4"x4 3/4" and 5 1/2"x4 1/2"

Then decorate as desired.

I hope you enjoy this it comes together really quickly even though it looks complicated.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

This is a card tutorial by request from my sweet members. This is very easy to do an I will leave a link to a sweet friends YouTube where she has created an SVG file free for you to create this card.

Card base is 4x12 inches
Card middle pieces 3 1/2x10 score this piece at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2
Card twist mechanism 3 1/2x8 score on long side in the middle at 1 3/4"
Take this same piece and come in on all four ends as shown in the photo and mark at 2 1/4"

Inside mat is 3 3/4"x5 3/4"

Mats for folding twist part is 2 1/4x3 1/4"

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Coloring and Shading With Gel Pens - Doodle Art Pro Giveaway

We are showing you that coloring and shading can be done with just gel pens. These beautiful Gels pens are from our sponsor Doodle Art Pro and I have fallen in love with them. They blend! yes the BLEND!! And you can get the shad effect with these pens as well. All wrapped up in one!

AND WHAT ABOUT A GIVEAWAY. Yes they are giving a set of 40 of these gel pens to some lucky subscriber. Make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube channel the link is below and follow this blog. Leave a comment on either the blog or under the video and have your name entered once. Leave a comment under both places and have your name entered twice! Two chances to win!!

YouTube Tutorial:


Doodle Art Pro Gel Pens:
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform:
Art Glitter Glue:
Tim Holtz Mini Scissors:
Gabi Words Stamp:
My Sentiments Exactly Stamp:


This box holds 3x3 note cards and envelopes

Cardstock 9 1/2x6 1/2
on short side score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 5", & 6"
turn to long side and score at 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 8", & 9"

Cut the two little boxes off at the end with two close scorelines
Then cut up on all the other score lines on long side, wedge out just a little from the little tabs

Cut off the first little square from the tabs, all 4 of them

Then you will need to cut off 1 of the big side flaps from opposite ends ( this is show in more details in the video)

Round the corners of the existing flaps with the 1" score lines. This will be your closures. 


2 mats cut at 3 1/4"x3 1/4"
4 mats cut at 3/4"x 3 1/4"

Enjoy, E

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Waterfall Card Two Ways

As requested we have made a waterfall card and below you will find the full tutorial along with written measurements. Enjoy and let us know if you decide to make one of these. You can share on our members room that link is below as well.

A full list of all the supplies used as well as the links are also listed.

Thanks for watching E

YouTube Tutorial:
Members Room:
Shop our Products:

Supplies Used

Tim Holtz Ruler: 
Prima Knife:
Card Stock:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink:
Nuvo water color markers:
Technique Tuesday Stamp:
Clarity Stencil Brushes:

Card Base: 10x6 3/4
4 panels: 
3 3/4x3 3/4"
 3 3/4x 3 1/4"
 3 3/4x2 3/4"
 3 3/4x2 1/4"

Score all at 3/8" on 3 3/4" length

3 1/4x3 1/4"
3 1/4x2 3/4"
3 1/4x2 1/4"
3 1/4x1 3/4"

Top waterfall panel 5 1/4x4 1/2
Mesaure like photo and cut these three sides. 

Sore just the part you cut in the center at 7/8", 1 1/4", 1 5/8" 2" 

Pull piece 5 1/2x3 1/2"

Any questions please let me know. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Southern Tongue did it again! 

We posted a video of a brand new collection, just in the shop yesterday and my Southern slang got the best of me and I pronounced it just like I saw it lol. I knew better, just didn't do better. The beautiful city that this collection is named after nestles along the French Riviera and was made famous in the early fifties by Brigitte Bardot. A place that I would love to visit but will most likely never get to go. This city is Saint Tropez, pronounced, Sant-Troupès in Provençal dialect. Or to this Southern girl "Sant Tro-pay". So sorry for the error in the pronounciation but never-the-less this collection is beautiful as well as the city it's named after. 

The collection:

The City: 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Notebook Using The Cinch

Here is the little notebook to go with out locker storage we created a few days ago. This came together so quick. I may have to make more very soon. Below is the full tutorial and measurements.

Chipboard cut at 5x8 1/2
Cardstock to cover CB cut at 7 1/4x10 1/4

Front and inside mats: 4 3/4x8

paper for the inside:

Cinch wire used was 3/4"

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We have a Surprise for you!! 

We have been doing some inventory and realized we have a ton of Christmas collections and embellishments. To say the least we are over loaded, therefore we are having a SURPRISE CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE!! 

For the next two days we will be loading product in a "special" album called SURPRISE. These items will be at or below 30% off retail. Now is the time to stock up for Christmas!! 

Wonderful Christmas at fantastic prices. What more could you ask for! 

So get those fingers ready, there is no set time to start or stop. As soon as you see the first items go up you can start purchasing. All these items are in stock and ready to ship. 

Note: All invoices must be paid on time or full retail price will be charged. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Upcycle Cereal Box to Locker Storage

Upcycle Cereal Box to Locker Storage

Our video is uploading now. This is a quick and easy project, but oh so fun to create. And it is recycling, which I love!

The measurements will be different for all boxes so you will have to measure yours, but this gives you the idea on how it comes together.

Video Tutorial:

Products I used can be found here: 
Faber Castel Pens:
Diamond Stickles:
Tim Holtz Shears:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July Special Deals!

We see that a  lot of companies are having Christmas in July specials, and not that I am a fan of Christmas in the middle of the summer but we decided to join in and give some deals out to our wonderful customers. So here you are:

Take an additional 15% off every item in our store that is a Christmas collection. We do have a few collections loaded and will be uploading more as soon as they are available. So start now and get your collections for Christmas on order while you can get the discount. Just use coupon code Christmas15 (Please keep in mind these collections are preorders and will be shipping in the next few weeks) so purchase them now and save.

Click the photos below to go straight to the collections, or just browse the website.

Website link: 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fun and Easy Double Twist Card Tutorial

We are uploading the tutorial and all the measurements to this double twist card. This card is so easy and fun and comes together really fast so you can mass product them for birthdays, weddings, invitations etc. The video is uploading now at the link below. And below you will find a list of the products I used. Most of these can be found at our online store.

YouTube Tutorial: 

Our Store:

7 1/8x5 1/8 cardstock
score on long side at 2 3/8" on both ends
Mats are 2 3/8x5
Inside mat: 2 1/4x5
Closure: 1 3/4x1/2
1" circle for button 

Products Used 

Art Glitter Glue and Fine Tip: 
Cricut Trimmer:
KC Die Release Tool:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Art Glitter Glue:
Fine Tip:
Martha Stewart Score Board:
EK success bone folder:
Glue Dots:

Friday, June 30, 2017

4th of July Shaker Card

Here is a 4th of July shaker card that you don't have to have a Cricut for. This card is quick and easy but beautiful. My husband said it looked like fireworks lol.

Card base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2


4 1/4 x 5 1/2
4 x 5 1/4

The complete tutorial and instructions are on my video.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fourth of July Raised Panel Card

This Fourth of July card was made using very few products and it comes together very quickly. I did use the Cricut to cut out the flag and the stars. But you could always just use a print out or a clip art.

The list of supplies we used is listed below. And to see the full tutorial just click the video.

Thanks and enjoy! E

Cricut Design Space:
Neenah Metallic CS:
Cricut Trimmer:
use this code for 15% off and FREE shipping
American Flag Cricut: #M30BED or Stand and Salute cartridge
Foam Tape:

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Take part in our Challenge: 
FB Boutique: 
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Members room:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Purse Mini Album

I have been working on this project for a few days and finally got the opportunity to finish it. It doesn't take that long, but I kept getting interrupted lol. I love these albums and they hold a ton of photos and memorabilia. I am leaving a link to the two part video and the instructions on measurements are below. If you have any questions please let me know.

Part one of the video tutorial:
Part two of the video tutorial:

The mini has 6 pages front and back, 6 flaps front and back and 6 pockets. The full overall size is 7"x7"x3" not including the handles. 

You will need the following or something similar to create this project. 

Front, Back and Spine

 2 pieces of chipboard cut at 7"x7"
Spine - 1 piece of chipboard cut at 3"x7"

To cover the chipboard I use two pieces of 12x12 craft paper glued together and then cut down to 
19 1/4"x9". Make sure to cut off each end on the long way so that your seam will fall in the middle of the spine piece, this makes it easier to cover. 

Outside cover sheets 

 2 - 6 1/2"x 6 1/2" of paper
Spine mat is cut at 2 1/2"x 6 1/2"

Inside Mat - 2 sheets cut at 8 1/2" and then either glue them together or I just put them down with the seam falling in the middle of the spine. 


1 - 7 1/4"x6 1/4" sheet , score on the 7 1/4" side at 1/2" on both ends
1 - 6 1/4"x6 1/4" no scoring on this sheet
1 - 4 3/4"x6 1/4" score on the 4 1/4" side at 1/2" on one end. 

Glue the 6 1/4x6 1/4 sheets onto the longer sheet using the 1/2" folds you made this will create you pocket. For the flap cut a slight slant off the 1/2" fold so that it will insert into the pocket easily. Glue inside one end of the pocket. Only put glue on one side of the 1/2" flap so that you will have an open pocket. (All this is shown in the video linked above)

Mats for Pages 

6x6 sheets for the pages themselves
4x6 sheet for the flaps


Cut at 12"x2" and scored at 1" down the long way.


2 pieces cut at 5x1 3/4", put your magnet inside and glue together. Round the ends. 

To create the faux leather look I used Kaisercraft kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink and art glitter glue. Then my bone folder to rough it up a little. (shown in the photo)

Any questions please let me know. And if you make this project please share with us in our members room. HERE

Monday, June 26, 2017

Who Wants To Win?

We will be giving away a set of 6 of the BRAND NEW released Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink! Ranger and Tim have just released 12 new Oxide colors and we want to help you add them to your collection. To enter just leave a comment below. We will choose a winner on July 4th and announce on our YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe! 

Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Travel Junk Journal & We R Planner Punch Review 

We will be creating a travel junk journal using scraps and supplies from our stash. Envelopes, paper bags, photo pockets, tags, library pockets and lots more items will go into our journal. 

We will also be using and reviewing the new We R memory keepers planner punch board during this video. 

Tune in at 12 noon CST to watch the creating and see how it all comes together. And hear my thoughts on the new punch board. 

Our YouTube channel is:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who Likes It FREE??

More Freebies! Use this link below, then go to the upper right of the page and click FREEBIES. The beautiful font, Astereiska, pictured below is this week absolutely FREE for you to download. This is licensed to be used on the Cricut.

Create an account so you will be notified when there are FREEBIES for you to download.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Oh My! Look at this!

This is one of the new beautiful colors from Cricut! How beautiful is this right? Now let me tell you how you can get this machine at a great cost!!  Trade up and get $50 off. If you have Cricut access get 10% off. Use the code JUNESHIP and get FREE shipping. Save big, but time is running out.  Click the links no below and start shopping. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tool Box With Tools, From Paper & Stamps

I wanted to create this last week, but things just didn't work out. Hopefully it will help someone with a Fathers day card. This is a cute tool box equipped with tools, just using stamps and dies and a little coloring. The video is uploading and below are the measurements.

Video Tutorial:


Cardstock 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Score on long side at 2 1/2", 4", 7", 8 1/2"
Turn one turn score at 1 1/2", 7"

On the 1 1/2" score lines cut away the first rectangle on all four sides. Then just cut up on the square box that is left, this creates your tab. 

Find the center of the long center rectangle on the sides where you just cut the block away and mark lightly. Use your score tool to create a triangle box from the score line up to the mark you made. 

Glue the small tabs to the outside of the box. Then fold up the long flaps to close the box. 

If all this is confusing follow the video. 

I stamped out tools from and Altenew stamp and die set found here

Mat is 2 1/4"x 5 1/4", this is used on the long closure flaps. Decorate as desired

little closure piece is 1 x 2 inches scored in the middle and glued together. Glue one piece down and then put Velcro on the other to make the closure. 

Demo set 35% off retail, used once. Click HERE 

Monday, June 12, 2017

We Have Teamed Up With The Best!

We have teamed up with some of the best companies in the industry, and they are sending us money saving offers that we want to share with you. Below you will find some of the offers they are sending us that we want to pass on to you. We will post different coupon codes, special deals and more each week as we get them from the affiliates. But do keep in mind that most all offers have an expiration date, therefore take advantage of the offers when you see them or you may miss out.

gina k designs



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mini Album ~ Card ~ ??

Here is a project we worked on this morning. I have been wanting to create this for a while but just couldn't squeeze it in. Well today we just did it. lol The video is uploading now and the measurements are below along with some photos.

Hope you enjoy the video:

Cardstock 10 1/4x5 1/2 inches
Score on the long side at 3 1/8", 6 1/4", 9 3/8"

Second piece of card-stock 5 1/2"x3 1/8"

This will glue to the small flap on the first part you made. This just makes more room for photos. 

9 mats cut at 5 1/4"x2 7/8"

For the top piece where the hearts are cut you will need two pieces cut at 5 1/8"x3 1/8"
Score on the long side at 1 1/2", 4 1/4", 4 1/2"
For this you will need two mats cut at 2 1/2"x2 7/8"

Cut your heart out of the flap as shown in the video

For the Top piece you will need a piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/2"x3 7/8" 
score on the short side at 3 1/8," 3 3/8"
The mat for this piece is one of the 9 you cut earlier

You will also need 4 mats for the inside cut at 2 1/2"x2 3/4", these go on after you finish the outside. 

The slit for the heart is cut as shown in the video. This will depend on how large your heart is. I just free-handed mine so it was about 1 1/5" all together. 

Mat the heart or leave it plain. 

The paper used was Rustic Cottage from the store:

Master Detective & French Country

Monday, June 5, 2017

Have You Ever Tried This?

Oh my goodness there is a wonderful product out there for all of us who don't really like the loose glitter. lol This is a product I have just discovered and oh my am I in love. I know, I know most of you have already used this product and love it. I am just a little late in finding it.  It is called Glitter Dust Spray! Can you believe it a glitter dust in a spray. What will they think of next. This product comes from one of our awesome affiliate companies Therm-o-web.

Here is a little info about the product just in case you are like me and want to know what things are made of lol.

Glitter Dust™ is a clear artist spray infused with ultra-fine glitter that will not warp your paper or bleed inks! Perfect for adding a hint of sparkle and shimmer to any project! 
Features & Benefits:

  • Net Wt 3.39 oz (96 g) • 4.2 fl oz 125 mL
  • Acid Free
  • Available in: Gold, Silver & Iridescent. Color depicted on cap is approximate.
  • Great for: paper, cardstock, invitations, scrapbooking, crafts, dried & silk flowers, wood, Stryofoam™, ceramics, fabric, card making, mixed media, altered arts, school projects, home décor, wedding decorations
  • When adhering embellishments to a surface treated with Glitter Dust, we recommend using a strong adhesive such as SuperTape™ or Zots®.
  • Add additional layers for more sparkle.
*Note: Due to the pressurized nature of this product it must be shipped via FedEx Ground services to the continental US only.

If you would like to give this product a try just click on the photo below and make your purchase. Thanks so much for supporting our affiliates. We here at SWME really appreciate it. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Beautiful Napkin Fold Card & Quick Coloring Technique

Here is a beautiful fun card that is easy to make but looks like you took hours. Below are the measurements and then you can just watch the video to see how it all comes together.

Card stock 9 1/2"x 9 1/2"
Score at 2 3/8", 4 3/4", 7 1/8" turn just one turn and score the same on the opposite side.

Now you will fold sides to the center as shown on the video. 

Make sure to fold both ways so it breaks down the fibers. 

Now fold up the points to meet the center. Again fold both ways to break down the fibers.

Contrasting card-stock 4 pcs 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" - cut from one point to the other making triangles.

These you will use to mat the triangles on your paper as shown on the video.

2 pc of another contrasting card-stock cut at 3"x 3" and split from corner to corner creating triangles.

These will cover the large triangles on the inside of the card as shown on the video. 

2 pc of card-stock (I use a third color) cut at 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" and cut from corner to corner. 

A circle for the center approx 1" and a smaller one for the center of that circle

Place your magnets under the middle circle and glue

Your opposite magnet goes on the back.  

Center pieces for stamping 3 3/4"x 3 3/4" and the piece I stamped I just use a die to cut out a top note shape. 

Have fun with these they are so easy but look so difficult. 


Video is uploading here:

Friday, June 2, 2017

We Are Branching Out!

Our goal has always been to offer you our customers the best products with the best prices and we are not about to stop now. We have now partnered with some of the best companies out there to bring you the latest and greatest prices you can get anywhere. Being a partner allows us to pass on to you exclusive discounts, special sales, new product releases, and yes even sometimes FREE items. 

Now let me tell you a little about how this will work. We will periodically post deals and sales on our blog, Facebook page, our online store, Facebook Store and Facebook Members room. The companies that we are partnered with will give us special links with special deals. If you make a purchase through any of these links they will pay our company a small commission at no extra cost to you. Sounds good right? Okay so lets get started with some great links, deals and coupons. 

Cricut is one of our partners and here are some great deals from them. Get 25% off mats this week only. This is for Cricut Access members. Not a Cricut access member? Why not? It is the best thing since sliced bread! Tons of fonts and images completely FREE. Plus extra discounts on every purchase. So click the link below to sign up, then enjoy all the perks.  

Thank you so much for helping support Scrapbooking With ME, we really appreciate you. 

E and all the SWME Team

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This is for Aaron our Grandson

I am so pleased to be sharing this post with all of my Facebook friends and family. Our company has now partnered with, a fantastic group of people.

As most of you know we have a grandson, Aaron, who was diagnosed with Autism almost 14 years ago. This is something that has impacted our lives for almost 17 years now, and we are just the grandparents. Our daughter and son-in-law face these challenges and struggles with our sweet grandson every day.  Aaron has come a long way from a little boy who the doctors said would never talk, communicate, or show love and affection, to the handsome loving young man he is today. He not only talks but also sings gospel songs, and in front of large crowds. He has come a long way but there are still obstacles and challenges each and every day for Aaron and his family.

Autism now effects 1 in every 68 children born in the United States. It is one of those silent illnesses that you never know about until one day you look at your 4 year old and wonder why he is not talking, communicating or socializing as others his age do.  When my grandson was born in 2000 Autism effected 1 in every 500 children. The increase is staggering and continues to rise. We have to find a cure for this terrible illness.

My grandson looks just like any other 17 year old, therefore it is hard for someone who doesn't know he has issues to understand why he is sometimes having a meltdown because his schedule was changed. Autistic children lead a very structured life and anything out of the norm can cause them to come apart. There is just not enough awareness for outsiders to understand. So the next time you see a child "misbehaving" in public and you think to yourself, "that child needs discipline" try to remember that 1 in every 68 children you meet may be Autistic and can not help their actions anymore than you can help scratching an itch.

I said all of that to say this. In teaming up with the National Autism Resources Co, we are an affiliate for them. This means that you will see post from time to time from me that has photos and or links to the products NAR carries and information I receive from the. If you click on these links and make a purchase I earn a small commission. All the money from this affiliate link/s will go to Aaron's savings account to help with his education, physical and mental needs.  If you would like to help Aaron out you can do so by clicking one of these links and if you see something that you or someone you know could use you can make a purchase. The cost of the items is the same, there is no price increase for using these links.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Below is a photo of our sweet grandson.

 playableART Ball set