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it’s color magic!

happy Wednesday!!! today i have a new episode of ‘Create to Remember‘ where I show you my newest ‘September Skies’ Color Magic Ephemera and how to customize these diecuts! this Color Magic paper has been specially designed to soak in my Color Shine beautifully. they are printed with a clear transparent resist so that when you add mist, ink, chalk, or even watercolor it reveals the printed pattern! it really is like magic!

watch today’s video below to see how using a makeup sponge will give you more control over applying the Color Shine! i guarantee, it is so fun and easy that you won’t be able to do just one!

create to remember: spiral additions

today is another episode of ‘Create to Remember‘ where i show you one of my all time FAVORITE tips!!! have you ever bought a spiral bound book or journal and wanted to add more pages or photos? if you have a MEMORY PLANNER you know what i mean! i get people telling me all the time that they wish they could add an invitation or maybe another photo to their planner… well there is a way and it takes no time at all!

all you need is either a binding machine, like The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers or a hole punch and scissors! that’s it! (i am using one of my 4×6 Becky Higgins Project Life Clear Value Kit cards here.)  punch your holes, snip the holes with scissors, and slide into your album! it is that easy!!!

now just think of the things you could add to your planner or already bound albums! i have added an envelope to store more memorabilia…

the stamp on this envelope is from my Project Life My Heart Stamp and Stencil Set

i also added an invitation too!

watch today’s episode to see how easy it really is! then, get out your spiral bound books and ‘make pretty stuff’!!!

desktop inspirational organizer

it’s Wednesday and that means a NEW episode of Create to Remember on My Craft Channel! i just love this desktop organizer! when i was designing this product i knew i wanted something that reminded me of a calendar that i saw when i was young. it had these rings on this stand and you would flip the calendar pages over the rings every day. do you remember them?

i loved that it sat to display the day, but i wanted something to sit there and inspire me as i look at it. so i have made my desktop calendar into an inspirational piece where i can add pretty things and quotes to.

 

i even added the 3×4 cards and calendar pages for more detailed days of the month.

when i see a quote that inspires me, i paint it or write it down and add it to my rings.

in the video i share a quick and easy way to add pages to the rings! just punch holes and cut the hole with scissors. this will help you slip pages in and how quickly without having to work the mechanism in the back of the stand.

i love to just add pages, tags, and frames to it as it just looks beautiful all layered up!

i added lists, stamping, stenciling, and more!

you can watch the episode right here! you can find these desktop calendars at Jo-Ann Stores! click here to find a store that is carrying it near you!

ME + epiphany crafts = totally awesome!

hi … what? it’s wednesday? (that is what i just said)… holy cow, this week is already half over, and i am not done with even half of my stuff! ack! and TOMORROW i leave for ScrapFest… so i need to get some serious stuff done today! wish me luck!
BUT … today IS wednesday, so it is time for ‘Create to Remember’… and i am super excited to share today’s projects because it’s just awesomely fun and addictive!  have you heard of the Epiphany Craft tools? they are little ‘embellishment makers’. yea… so fun! so let me show you some examples where i have used my Mixed Company paper with the TOOL:
so i made this little “hello” piece above…

and this freakishly cute little camera piece…

the fun little typewriter on this card

the eiffel tower on this notebook… and a the cute little peach color pointer:

and there are ever MORE you can make with Mixed Company and with my BElieve collection: SO MUCH FUN!

CLick HERE To go straight to the VIDEO! it’s only 4 min and a MUST SEE! 

Color Pop + the Cinch = new episode at MCC

hello!! and welcome to a brand new wednesday! i just LOVE the project that i am teaching today on My Craft Channel — it’s just that whole “junk” album concept where i added a bunch of stuff from my scrap drawer…and it’s so much fun to fill! i used the Color Pop file folders to create both the covers and the inside pages.

if you don’t have a cinch… you can totally replace that with some book rings! (but you know, mothers day is coming, maybe you could drop some hints that you need a CINCH!) ;)

i just love to create all these different layers, and interesting elements inside!

probably one of my favorite things in this album is the CLEAR POP alphas! here i sewed them to the page… spelling out “ROCKY”, and if you look to the right edge, you can see them sticking off the edge of a page.


i used a combo of clear and color pop on the cover of this album… and threw in some Georgia Peach and Tinsel Color Shine! really this is just one of those “no rules” kind of fun projects!

be sure to check out the video HERE to see my little tricks for binding this bad boy! if you took my exclusive class at Archiver’s this spring, you got a little preview of exactly how to bind this thing! take a peek!! so much fuN!

OK>>>>>>>> this is a special message for all those who are attending the “Creative Adventure Downunder” event that is only like 2 weeks away! First of all…. i am SO totally excited to come to New Zealand! (gasp!) Secondly…. HOW did it get here so QUICK!? i am freaking out a little…. i know you ladies have been asking me for some photo requirements for this class, so i just wanted to give you a quick peek so you can choose photos that will be perfect for these projects:

for one of the classes we will be making 2 memory file projects. you are going to love these! they are so much fun to make! i have 17 and 19 photos in my 2 memory files- so you can fit A LOT of photos, and actually i could fit more! it’s so much fun to get so many photos into one project! heres a little peek inside- just so you kinda have an idea on the color palette

the colors are really soft, but they still pack a bit of a punch! we will be using the Serendipity Memory Files, Color Pop banner delights and Clear Pop tags!

the second project is a mini-book that sits just right inside a wood shadowbox frame… the mini is removable, and we can fit lots of photos inside!

ok girls… i hope this helps get you ready for the big weekend coming up! i am so excited to meet all of you and visit New Zealand! i have LOTS to do before i come… so WISH ME LUCK!!

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