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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’!!!

Create To Remember: Dreamy Mini

HELLO Wednesday! i LOVE a good wednesdaY! especially because today i get to share this really cutie “dreamy” mini on my “Create to Remember” webshow!  It’s so much fun to make! I am using just a couple pieces from the Dreamy Memory File kit! I have made it 2 different ways – 1. i used the CINCH to bind it all together with a wire binding. I folded the paper to that it hides that binding from the front view.  2. (as shown in the video today) i punched holes and tied it together with ribbon.

i filled this mini with photos that we took last December… strangely enough, we sold this fun JEEP this week, and now i am feeling kinda sad! :(

it’s so amazing how a NEW SCHOOL YEAR can make all the kids look, and seem so much older! I love having these pics all in one place!


I have created a FULL SCALE set of instructions that you can download…. so HERE’s the VIDEO, check it out—- grab the instructions 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! 

creative retreat in italy may 2014


I am so excited about the May 2014 adventure in Italy!! Laura McCullough the owner of A Kiss On The Chic hosts a creative retreat every year in an amazing destination location that will serve as the backdrop for an amazing week of excursions, lodging, strolling the city streets and of course “crafting workshops” with 4 amazing teachers.  Next year I will be teaching alongside: Rebecca Cross, Lisa Pace, & Laura McCullough.  This is so much more than a scrappy event.  It is a vacation and a true retreat in the most amazing venue:  ITALY!




This Amazing Event Includes:

  • 6 INSPIRING CLASSES with these talented teachers
  • 3 Breathtaking Excursions in the beautiful surroundings of Italy
  • 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners in beautiful locations around Lake Como
  • 7 nights lodging at the GHVS Apartments or La Limonera Apartments
  • Live music in the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni’s Music Room
  • Crop nights, demo’s & the “Night of Artists” with local artists and musicians
  • Handmade goody bags, raffles and AMAZING SURPRISES
  • Private shuttle to and from Milan airports
  • Plus time to relax by the pool or sit at the waters edge
  • Time to stroll the streets, enjoy some gelato or shop the cobblestone streets
  • An UNFORGETTABLE week long experience you will carry with you forever!

Sign ups are starting now for this event and there are TONS of details on the event website HERE that you can explore and consider.

I am thrilled at the opportunity to be able to teach at such an event! I can’t wait!

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