3 Easy Breakfast Hacks
When I was looking for quick, freezer-friendly breakfasts that are balanced and easy to make in batches, I decided to actually try some of the many breakfast and brunch pins I have saved on Pinterest. I believe someone called it “electronic hoarding” what I have been doing so far. 🙂 Continue reading “3 Easy and Delicious Breakfast Recipes That Freeze Well”
3 Practical Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Renovation
When we went through a complete kitchen renovation, we received a lot of advice about what to expect – it will be like camping, it will give you a great excuse to eat out, no dishes to wash and the list goes on. The reality is, there were 3 main things that we did that made it a smooth experience without breaking the bank. Continue reading “3 Tips For Getting Through a Kitchen Renovation”
Okay so I was doing some year end cleaning and organizing and came across some ribbon I bought a while ago and apparently forgot I had. A clear indication that I have too much ribbon and scrapbook embellishments in general? No, of course not. You can never have too much ribbon. Who knows when the need for blue ric rac ribbon or red ribbon with little pom poms will arise? I have to be ready… 🙂 Continue reading “Ribbon Organization – Using scrap paper”
Personalized Gifts You Can Make Over and Over…
Personalize a frame with a first or last name or a word
When you think of personalized or homemade gifts it doesn’t have to mean the gift looks homemade. Also, you don’t have to pay someone else to make it, and wait weeks for it to arrive because it is a custom gift. You can customize this beautiful gift over and over. Different letters, custom colors, the background and framing of the letters is up to you. Just purchase a beautiful frame and customize the rest.
A good friend of mine who obviously has a great eye for “letters found in nature” made a beautiful gift for me that was my last name and one of my wedding photos. Knowing how much I enjoy this personal gift, I decided to bless a friend with one.
It started out as a doodle, something small, casually tossed in the margin of your grocery list. But somehow this graphic element took over and before you knew it, it became the decorative element to everything in your world. Unfortunately all those minute details that you added make it virtually impossible to transform it into the third dimension. Not true. If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine.
Now with the newest feature of the Cricut Explore machine, you can choose your image (either your own or one of 50,000+ in the Cricut Design Lab), flatten the image and then click ‘Go’. Once printed, the Cricut Explore machine works its magic to bring your 2-dimensional idea into the 3rd dimension.
Take a look at this super short instructional video (less than 4 minutes) and see just how easy it can be…
I enjoy finding ways to use my scrapbook paper scraps and making this accordion mini album was no different. Paper scraps use is always an awesome way to preserve your budget while transforming those pretty little scraps into something delightful. Lets face it, they are kind of hard to part with.
Since it is a good idea to cut your scraps down to manageable squares (6×6, 5×5, and so on), they are already a perfect size for use in mini albums, cards, tags, book markers, etc. I especially love it when I can make an entire mini album.
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This is a fun and simple handmade photo album that has lots of pockets and folds. A while back someone gifted one like it to me because they knew I liked paper crafting and I loved it so much, I decided to make this one. It was fun examining it to figure out the measurements and how the folds and pockets came together. I also enjoyed putting my own spin on it as we often do as paper crafters.
Here are the inside pages followed by an easy tutorial. Continue reading “Handmade Photo Album – Tutorial”