Glittering DIY Gift Boxes

Glittering Gift Boxes with Scotch® Brand at #ad #CraftAmazing

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftAmazing #CollectiveBias So, raise your hand if the holidays come with a little sparkle in your house!  My hand is up, and I’m going to show you a fun way to use scrapbook papers and Scotch® Expressions Tapes to create […]

Dollar Store Kids Activities | Starry Flashlight

Easy Dollar Store Kids Activites | Starry Flashlight at

While you’re picking up your Halloween flashlights at the dollar store this year, grab an extra one so that you can make this fast and fun project at home anytime you’re looking for great kids activities.  This project is an oldie but goodie from a few years back (when I had like nine readers?  maybe?  haha.) […]

Gifts for Writers | Easy Die-Cut Typewriter Magnets

Great Gifts For Writers | DIY Typewriter Magnets at

If you’re a writer, or you know someone who is, then you’re probably always on the lookout for great gifts for writers!  November is National Novel Writing Month, and I help organize local events for Grand Rapids area writers.  Now that it’s October, we’re in full-on plotting mode to make sure this year’s event is […]

Simple Pumpkin Handmade Card

Simple Handmade Pumpkin Cards at

Okay show of hands: who’s all about pumpkin everything for fall?  That’s what I thought!  Pumpkins are iconic for autumn, and this simple die-cut card can send some fall cheer anyone’s way.  I assembled this little card in about 10 minutes with some of the new Rachael Bright dies for Sizzix, in non-traditional colors – […]

Altered Art Bracelets | A Mixed Media Project

Altered Art Bracelets | A mixed media jewelry project using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® to create tiny, wearable works of art at

Hey guys!  I hope you’re all having a fantastic week.  School starts this week in my neck of the woods, so we are finally settling down into that autumn routine.  I had a chance to spend some time in the studio this week playing with a new product that today’s sponsor, Faber-Castell, sent me from […]

Coffee Lovers’ Resin Necklace Tutorial

Resin Coffee Lovers Necklace Tutorial at

I have a good friend who’s a coffee lover just like I am, and I got obsessed with the idea of making her a coffee-themed necklace.  I love the coffee dies in the Sizzix Tim Holtz line (in fact, I made a coffee-lovers’ card earlier this year using this same die) and realized that die-cutting shrink plastic […]