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NEW YT Video: Michaels & Paige Evans' Explosion Box

I have been attending lots of online classes this year. Michaels hosted two with papercrafter Paige Evans . She featured her new paper collection and this fun Explosion Box. I loved how she created her box and wanted to try it. So in this new YouTube video, I shared how I decorated mine with Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Cottage Fields" collection and other supplies. You can get this pre-made box from Michaels , added your paper and embellishments and that's it! A beautiful gift! Take a look at how mine turned out. Such a fun project! Video Link HERE! Here are some views of the inside. I thought I would give it as a gift but now I want to keep it. LOL! You can make this box as dressy as you want and even add a gift on the inside. I hope you all enjoyed seeing this cute little box. Maybe you are inspired to try it some time this Spring and Summer. Be inspired!
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NEW Video: My 1st SheetLoad of Cards by Call Me {Crafty} Al

Happy March everyone! Need to make several cards to send to loved ones this Spring? Well in today's NEW YouTube videos I shared a solution. Call Me {Crafty} Al SheetLoad of Cards offers you a great way to make multiple cards.  I have seen several friends making these cards and I had to try it out. What is this "SheetLoad of Cards?" It is a monthly YouTube sketch that gives you one sketch and all the measurements to make multiple, identical cards using whole sheets of cardstock and patterned paper. Crafty Al does all the math so you can relax, cut, assemble and create.  When you go to her channel, she gives you the monthly downloads so you can follow her directions to make the sketch. Here is Crafty Al's information. YouTube Channel- Call Me {Crafty}Al November 2020 Sketch - SheetLoad Of Cards The sketch is on the left. In this video, I shared my cards and how I made them. Stop by and see how mine turned out.  I used the November 2020 sketch. My 1st SheetLoad Of Card

NEW Video: My Heidi Swapp Pocket Card

Hello everyone! I love making cards and when I saw Heidi Swapp's pocket card class "Surprise Inside" I had to try it.  Class Link HERE  This class teaches you how to make all the elements included in this "surprise" pocket.  In my new YouTube video, I talked about this fun class, shared how to make the outer pocket, showed how I embellished it and gave you a final tour of this card. Oh yeah, have you SUBSCRIRED to my channel yet? Please do! :)  VIDEO LINK HERE What's inside you ask??? Well take a look! Isn't this fun? All the pieces fit inside the next piece. This was a great idea! (Supply list is in the description box of the video.) To see the full card, stop by my video and leave a comment telling me how you liked this project. I hope you were inspired to try it out. Take care and have a good day!

NEW Video: Tags & Paper Pads Layout

Today's video tutorial is all about scrapbooking tags and paper pads. In this video, I shared how I made my tags and turned them into a tag book/cluster. Also, I showed how I used 6x6 patterned paper as the background of my page. My idea and inspiration for this layout and video came from two awesome papercrafters, Heidi Swapp and YouTuber  SheShed Scrapper, Melanie .   Heidi made some pretty Valentine's tags that I really liked and Melanie shared some ideas of how to use  6x6 paper pads on a layout. So I combined the two ideas for my layout. Here is the video link. Have you subscribed to my channel yet? I hope you will today! VIDEO HERE I used Heidi Swapp's "Storyline Chapter" collection which gave this layout a soft and feminine look. The other supplies used are listed in the description box of the video. Here are the links for Heidi and Melanie. Check out their wonderful creativity! Heidi Swapp Website Melanie's YouTube Channel I hope you enjoyed seeing th

NEW Video: Heidi Swapp Inspired Tag Books

Love is in the air! I just love Valentine's Day. To celebrate it,  I created these pretty tag books in my NEW YouTube tutorial. (Video Link HERE) Recently, Heidi Swapp shared a beautiful tag book on Instagram and it inspired me to try this project. She used her Minc machine and since I don't have one, I decided to use embossing powder to heat emboss and it worked great. Also, if you are interested in Heidi's Minc class called "Minc Love" here is the link.  Minc Tag Book Class Aren't her tags pretty??? Check out my step by step process for making these tags here in the video tutorial. My supply list is in the description box of the video. I hope you will give it a try. VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE Here are some close up pictures of the tags embossed in metallic gold and glitter black. This was such a fun project to try and I enjoyed trying something a little different this year. Thanks for stopping by today, be inspired and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Our 15th Wedding Anniversary

On January 28, my husband Ron and I just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary!!! Had a marvelous time creating a great weekend considering our quarantine world. Some of the things we did included ordering dinner from the Cheesecake Factory, exchanging greeting cards, and looking at our wedding album.  Here is the card I made for him. I think it turned out nice. My favorite moment this weekend was when we visited our wedding reception at Seal Beach, California. It was a gorgeous, cold day and we had a great time! The original reception site has been changed from a banquet hall to an office but our memories will last forever. (Still upset they did that!) LOL! It was so bright out there I could barely keep my eyes open! LOL! Then, we drove over to the beach and parked right in front of the surf and sands. As the sun went down, the warm glow kissed our faces.  Nothing like a Seal Beach sunset! It was glorious! Thank you for visiting this anniversary post! God bless and be inspired!

VIDEO: My 5 Fav Craft Products of 2020

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: In 2020, I discovered and used lots of craft products. Out of all of my finds these five made my top list. I loved revisitng each item in this video. Plus, I shared pictures of some of the projects I made with these fun products, too. The brands that made my list are: Heidi Swapp Studio Calico Dylusions Simple Stories Julie Nutting VIDEO LINK HERE Here is a sneak peak of my favorites! I am sure you are familar with many of the items. Which one as my number one favorite??? You will have to watch to see who won! :) What were your favorite supplies of 2020? I hope you enjoy my list and are inspired to create your own list. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!