Category: my craft channel

create to remember – fuse inspiration

Welcome back to “Create to Remember”!!! Today I am going to introduce you to the most amazing little tool by We R Memory Keepers called the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

I can’t believe that I now don’t have to pull out my sewing machine every time I want to make interactive pockets for my projects! I can now use the Fuse!

On today’s My Craft Channel ‘Create to Remember’ episode I show you how to use this genius tool to make my own pockets on this pocket page. I also show you how I made them for my Memory Planner too! Watch the video below and you will be hooked like I am!


If you are looking for the Fuse, HSN has it on special today! Click here to link directly to it and my Project Life collections on special too! 

create to remember: memory planner reset

Can you believe that half the year is almost over?!!! I am so glad I have my Memory Planner to help jog my memory on all that has happened these last six months. I wanted this episode of Create to Remember be an encouragement to you if you have been documenting your ‘one little thing everyday’.  I wanted to share tips to help keep you documenting until the end of the year whether you like to use your planner in a basic or embellished way!

I also answer some of your most asked questions in this episode like:

1. What do you do if your planner is getting too full?

2. How do you add photos to your planner?

3. What embellishments do you love to use and put in the on-board storage in the inside cover of your Memory Planner?

4. How do you add memorabilia to your planner?

Watch today’s episode here! If you don’t have a Memory Planner yet, it isn’t too late! My Memory Planner isn’t dated which means you can start at any time of the year! July is perfect to begin writing #onelittlethingeveryday!

create to remember: 3 ways to use texture paste!

Hello Wednesday. Hello Texture Paste!!! Here is the ‘Create to Remember’ episode I have been waiting for so long to share with you!

I have four different colors of new Texture Paste that is in Michael’s stores right now! They have a beautiful shine and dry dimensional on your project. There are four colors – gold, silver, pink, and teal (not pictured).

I don’t want to get into too much detail in today’s blog post because I want you to watch the video to see how EASY it really is to use! Anyone can use them – no artistic background needed! In today’s episode I show 3 ways you might not have thought of when using the texture paste.

1. With a Stencil

2. As Decorative Adhesive

4. With My Lace Paper

Watch the video below and I hope you are inspired to grab some texture paste and ‘make pretty stuff’!!!

create to remember: foil transfer

don’t say I didn’t warn you!!! I have been telling you on my ‘Create to Remember’ episodes to save those left over Minc foil pieces. you know, the ones you would normally throw in the trash? well, dig them out of the trash right now and let me show you how you can use them with a fun ‘adhesive transfer’ technique!

below you can see two different album covers i made with my new Cinch Kits available at Michael’s stores. i used this technique on the wood veneer and also on the lace paper on the mini create Insta album.

1. Using a cosmetic sponge and my Clear Magic Medium, on a non-stick craft mat, dab the album cover with the glue. Let it dry enough to be tacky.

2. Place the foil on the tacky glue. Press and lift. Part of the foil will lift and you will get a distressed “mica” foiling look.

3. If you paint your surface first, make sure that layer is completely dry before adding the glue. Then repeat steps 1 and 2.

watch the video on My Craft Channel below to see exactly how it is done, and watch out, it’s addicting. once you start you will want to foil everything in sight!

create to remember: diy minc labels

On today’s new episode of ‘Create to Remember‘ I share a way that maybe you haven’t thought of when using your Minc Foil Applicator Machine!!!

Printable labels!!! You can find all kinds of labels at your office supply store or online! They come with templates that you can open up in an editing software like a word processing or even Photoshop. Imagine creating your own address labels, gift labels, or even planner stickers like I am doing today!

I am using the clear 2 inch circle label/seals by Avery. I printed it out on my home laser printer and now it is ready to run through my Minc!

After running it through the Minc, they look so fabulous foiled! I used these stickers to go right inside my Memory Planner!

watch the episode below to see how much fun they are to make!!!


download these labels for FREE right here!!!  i would love to see where you decide to put your foiled stickers. take a picture and post it on Instagram tagging me @hkswapp #hsMinc so that i can see!!

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