Saturday, February 27, 2021

My paper purse is over on the CE blog

 My DT blog post is nkw live at Creative Embellishments.  Go and check it out.

Thanks 😁😀

Sunday, January 31, 2021

My mother and son layout is over on the Creative Embellishments blog.

Hi everybody.   My mother and son layout is over on the Creative Embellishments blog along with a video closeup.  Plus links to the goodies I used on my layout.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Happy New Year Pocketletter

 Hi blog followers.  I made a new years pocketletter for my design team gig at Creative Embellishments.   

Go and see what I created:

This is what I used on the pocketletter:


Friday, January 15, 2021

The New Crafter's Bible

The Ultimate Crafting Bible for all the new crafters that have joined my passion.

My most essential tips to help you out:

1.  Never use glue sticks.  Your creation will warp or come apart after about 1 year.

2.  Make a craft budget for $50 or $100 a month.  Catch sales and use coupons.  You can get alot of crafty goodies by catching sales.  Make sure you are on the email list of all the craft stores in your area or just check their web page every Sunday to see what is on sale.

3.  Go to scrapbook crops or scrapbook retreats.  

You can get ideas and inspiration from others.  

You can try out tools you may not already have.  They always have a tool station.  

They often have a giveaway table.  

4.  Get ideas from some online galleries at and  There is alot of talent all over the world.

5.   Follow the major craft companies on Facebook and Instagram.   They have design teams that can give you ideas on using their products.  They also have giveaways where you can win products as well.  

Here are some recommendations:  BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper, Photo Play Paper, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Creative Embellishments, Carta Bella Paper, Graphic 45, DCWV, Little Birdie Crafts, Heartfelt Creations,  Crafters Companion, Anna Griffin, Ciao Bella Paper, Momenta, and etc.

6.  Organize your crafty goodies by themes like Christmas, birthday's, anniversary,  school,  boy child, girl child, graduation, pets, at the park, playground, pool party, summer, spring, fall, winter, and etc.  
7.  Make a dedicated space in your house or apartment as your craft area.  It could be a corner of a room, an entire room, part of the basement, and etc.  Or convert that dining room you never use into a craft room.

8.  The most important part is to have fun.  

9.  Here is some helpful online resources:

Best books for creatives

Scrapbooking made easy
***a group***

Scrapbook Ideas for beginners
***a group***

Responses at DCWV

Responses at American Crafts

Responses at Scrapbooking the day away

Responses at Scrapbooking the day away

10.  Subscribe to some magazines to get ideas and to see products.

11.  Go to scrapbook expos and conventions in your area.  You will have the opportunity to see product demonstrations, take classes, shop, and etc.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Let's Get Sketchy

Are you ready for some 2021 inspiration?  Let's Get Sketchy has a yummy sketch to inspire you.

Pull out your hexagon punches and dies.  Come and play along with us.