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introducing marquee love!

I am super excited to finally introduce you to my NEW Marquee Love collection!!! i have been working on this for what seems like FOREVER and now it is finally time to show you these fun letters!

i have been DIYing marquee signs for a long time now! it always includes wood, power tools, lots of cords, and a lot of help from my husband Eric! ha!!! Now it is easier than ever and i can’t wait to show you because i know you will love it as much as i do!

Every box comes with the letter, strand of lights, clear bulb caps, instructions on how to strand the lights perfectly, and a template so you can customize it! with the template, you can use it with my Marquee Love glitter or patterned paper!

Just trace and cut out. you don’t even have to glue the paper because the lights will hold everything in place and then you can change it out later if you want! Fabulous, right?! In this collection there is also washi tape, glitter, and glue if you want to try a different look besides the paper!

Make sure to keep the directions that are in the box. They show you exactly how to thread the lights so that there isn’t excess cords in the back – that way the battery pack and cords are completely hidden!

i had so much fun with making a few for my home! here is a photo of what i made for my son Cory for his bedroom! i used paint, a bit of black ink, and some sanding to give it a galvanized look!

you can see all the products on my website here that will be available at Michael’s stores at the end of the month! what will you spell?

today on “Create to Remember” i show you how much fun Marquee Love can be! you can watch the episode on My Craft Channel right here! if you make Marquee Love, make sure to take a photo and use the hashtag #hsMarqueeLove so that I can see! I can’t wait to see you ‘make pretty stuff!’

2015 Spiral Boxed Kit Planner

hello wednesday!!! it is time for another ‘Create to Remember‘ episode at My Craft Channel! last month, i had a bit of a disaster happen in my craft room. maybe you have been there… i had my limited edition boxed kit Memory Planner sitting on the floor and i accidentally stepped on it! i completely broke the binder!

this little disaster got me thinking… i love being able to use the We R Memory Keepers‘ Cinch to make the pages into a spiral. even if i didn’t step on the binder and break it, this boxed kit is like getting two gifts for the price of one this way! i could bind the pages for one gift and then use the binder with Becky Higgins’ Project Life 6×8 inserts to create a mini album for another!

this boxed Memory Planner Kit is different from my 2015 Memory Planners. you can see and read about the differences right here. this boxed kit is ONLY available at Michael’s (for 40% off until Saturday December 13th, 2014) and is extremely limited! they were made for Christmas as a perfect gift and can be found with the holiday boxed kits and albums in the seasonal section of your store. some stores got them right away but some stores that have been waiting are just seeing them arrive! so check your store if you haven’t seen them yet!

inside the kit you also get a pen, gold stickers, number stamps, 2×2 gold foil cards for the pocket pages, and magnetic bookmarks! watch the episode below to see how i transform these pages into a one-of-a-kind gift!

project life interactive pockets!

 i am so excited to share with you these NEW ‘Create to Remember‘ tips and tricks using some of my interactive pieces from my Becky Higgins Project Life collection. sometimes, i want to add more photos to my pocket page but the pocket openings are in the wrong direction or there just isn’t enough room to add the few extra photos i want to… here are a few ways I solve this from this week’s episode…

1. Mini Books give extra room for photos and journaling

depending on which way you face your mini book or which pocket page you are using, it might be hard to access my Project Life mini book while in the pocket. just grab a craft knife and slice along the back of the protector (as shown in the video below).

then slide in the back of the book into your pocket! now you can see all the pages when looking at your page in your album!

2. Decorate the back of a plain envelope and slide it into your 4×6 pocket for tickets and receipts!

3. Use a #HSProjectLife Mini File Folder to hold even more photos!

place something in your pocket to help you cut the page protector from behind (as shown in the video below)

then pierce a hole through the photos, front of the protector, and file folder so that you can use a brad to hold the photos inside the file folder. i created tabs on the outside of my photos so that they would be easy to grab!

have you heard?! my #HSProject products have been restocked at Michael’s Stores?!! grab your Project Life supplies and watch below how much fun it can be to have a few more interactive elements to your pocket pages! for even more interactive ideas, you can read my FREE Project Life e*idea book right here!

my craft channel: interactive cards!

hello!!! i can’t wait to share this tip and trick with you because every time i show someone this Interactive Camera on a project it gets the WOW factor! my #HSProjectLife Interactive Cards come in a package with two – a camera and a spinning wheel. i decided to use the spinning wheel ‘idea’ with the camera on a scrapbook page so that i could add more photos inside the lens!

 

I also added some other items from my other #HSProjectLife Becky Higgins Project Life products like this clear overlay gold foil quote that comes with the Foil Photo Pocket Pages

other items i used were the chipboard embellishments from the Clear Overlay Value Kit, ‘Smile’ wood veneer from the Color Magic Value Kit, paper from the Favorite Things 12×12 Paper Pad, and September Skies Word Strips!

now just turn the wheel to watch all the pictures go around in the lens! it is so much fun! it really is so easy! watch the full video tutorial right here to see how i did it!

now that you see how much fun this page can be, go and get yourself an Interactive Card camera and ‘make pretty stuff’ and WOW your family and friends!

create to remember: fantastic wood veneer!

hello Wednesday and another episode of ‘Create to Remember’ on My Craft Channel! today i wanted to share with you how to have fun customizing my ‘September Skies’ wood veneer! REALLY – anything goes when using these! you can spray paint them, mist them with Color Shine, paint them using Magic Medium, or even emboss them! you name it, it can be done!

with this ‘hello’ word, i show in the video how easy it is creating an ombre look by misting it first with White Color Shine. spraying it white makes everything blend beautifully.

for this mint ‘adventure’ word on the bottom right, i show you how to mix Magic Medium with Color Shine and paint it on half the word. when it dries the Magic Medium creates a resist! watch what happens after i spray it again with the Color Shine!

lastly, today i also share my favorite ways to adhere these fun pieces! it is easier than you think! you can find ‘September Skies’ at your favorite independent and online scrapbook store!

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