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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


It is my pleasure to share with you all that Stephanie of Whimsical-Designs is releasing her NEW STAMP LINE.

In celebration of the release she's having a sneek peek reveal & blog hop. On Thursday, December 1st & Friday, Blog hop day- December 2nd, at 7:00 am EST each day. You will see sneek peeks then...

Stephanie along with her design team will be sharing their projects with the stamp sets & the reveal of her entire four stamp sets on Friday night, December 2nd at 7:00 pm EST during the Whimsical Designs Blog Hop!

Please show her your support & give her a visit. You will be glad you did.

She will have a giveaway as well!

Hope you join her in her new crafting adventure.

If you click on my title bar it will take you right over to Stephanie's FANTASTIC blog.

Crafty best wishes,


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Yes bloggers...that is a mouthful!

These little templates are quite the tool! If you love flowers as the flower craze would suggest these tiny tools can help you make many of the pretties we crafters are craving.

They look like this:

Check out the video below showing how these templates are used:

These templates range in price from $2.99-$4.99 & are made by CLOVER.

You can find them on Create for Less.com.

If you search online there are other retailers as well.

Hope you enjoyed this week's segment.

Thanks for stopping by.

All the best & crafty goodness!


Monday, November 28, 2011

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#116)Stamp Solutions

Whether it's clear acrylic, rubber unmounted or wood stamps we could all benefit from a good tip here & there about stamp storage, cataloging & labeling.

Today I just wanted to share something in reference to identifying your stamps.

If you do the binder reference system or CD case system, it is inevitable that you will want to see an image of all the stamps to a collection at a glance. So, this tip is for you.

If you don't want to worry about inking up all the stamps in each collection to create a cover demo sheet for your binder, this is for you.

If you lost your demo sheet, it became torn or worn or if in your excitement in opening your stamp packaging you discarded the demo sheet, this tip is for you.

***Simply look up the stamp set online, there will usually be a photo which includes all the images to any & all sets. In addition, there is always identifying information as well. This way you will be able to capture not only the image but the manufacturer/brand and name of the stamp line.
Copy & paste the information along with the photo in a word document & print it out on white cardstock. OR if you can capture it all when you find what you are looking for simply print it right off your printer.***

The ability to create a demo catalog for your stamps using your computer system is so beneficial.
Here are some uses for printing out demo sheets of your stamps:

  1. By printing them off on cardstock in multiples you can use them as duplicates. You can test out techniques with the duplicates, figure out placement without worrying about smudging ink, you can try out different color schemes to see which you would like best for a project.
  2. You can cut them out.
  3. Punch them out.
  4. Use watercolor pencils or Copic markers.
  5. You can layer the image easily
You can treat the image just as if you stamped it.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Hello Bloggers!

Today's find is a unique one guaranteed!

It is called : PHOTOBOOTHER.COM.

It simply allows you to create photobooth strips from your own digital photos from home. You can download them to your computer, e-mail them or order them to be sent to your home.

Check out the tutorial on their website by clicking on my title bar.

It looks so fun you have to see for yourself.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Hello Dearest Bloggers!

Hope your Thanksgiving day is filled with peace, gratitude & love.

I am thankful for you all, my special blog friends
Who take the time to visit & leave comments,
Blogging can be a lonely place
When those you blog for don't visit your space,
With all the fullness in a day
It's great to know you stopped my way!

Thank you so very much!

Hugs ,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


If you haven't tried this software yet you may want to reconsider. Amazon voted it the #1 digital scrapbooking software for a reason.

Use my code STMMMS38452 to get $10 off the price of the software & try it out for yourself. You will enjoy more than you thought you could. The options are many allowing for endless combinations & creations that are sure to be treasured for years to come.

If you click on the title of my post it will take you right over to My Memories.com.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hello Bloggers!

This week's tool is the : Making Memories Scorer Trimmer all in one tool!

Looks like this:

This tool allows you to trim, score and create envelopes and rosettes. Each package contains: an all-in-one scoring tool and 12x12 paper trimmer, bone folder, envelope making accessory & step-by-step instructions.

It retails for $39.99 & can currently be found @ Hobby Lobby & some online vendors.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Tissue paper for gift wrapping that is... It's not just for stuffing gift bags anymore. Or was it ever only just for that?

You can totally use it in your paper crafting adventures.
It's light weight makes it a delicate but lovely accent to add to anything you would want to create. From flowers to mini accordion fans.
You can also Mod Podge it to some shaped chipboard, add some embellishments & presto you have a customized wall hanging. You can stamp these & mist them as well, which gives you yet another way to customize it even further.

Although, there are gift wrapping tissue papers that already come printed with cool designs - so if you are feeling like you want to simplify you can always buy a pre-decorated stash.

It's all up to you!

Most dollar stores carry gift wrapping tissue paper and just one package would give you a lot of crafty mileage. It's worth at least investing in white since it is easily alterable.

Oh the possibilities!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Hello Fellow Crafters & Bloggers!Today's fabulous find is : FELTABLES.

They are FELT embellishment shapes of all sorts & sizes that can be used in your crafting of any kind. You can use them for home decor, hair pins & accessories, party favors & paper crafting .

Here are just a few of their adorable, versatile items:
At the time of this post I was able to find out that HOBBY LOBBY currently carries quite a selection of these fun, versatile & stylish felt shapes.

You can click on my title bar & it will take you to their website which shows you more of this fabulous product.

Oh the possibilities!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hi Blog Friends!

This week's tool is from IMAGINISE & it's their LED lit i-ROCK TWEEZERS!

They look like this:

Aren't they so cool looking? But more then that they will be ever so helpful in the craft room.

Now you can easily pick up small craft items like gems, beads, pearls while shedding a sometimes much needed light on the matter.

You can buy them HERE for $9.99 .

I do believe they will come in handy.

Hope you enjoyed today's tool.

Til' next time!

All the best & Crafty Goodness,


Monday, November 14, 2011

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#114)Lovin' from your Oven?

Or more to the point, something designed for your oven.A NON-Stick OVEN LINER that is. Or you can also get a non-stick SILICONE BAKING SHEET.

Hey Crafty Friends!

Did you know that you could use a non-stick OVEN LINER OR SILICONE BAKING SHEET as a misting/crafting mat?

Their properties are conducive to crafting.

They are heat resistant up to 500 degrees allowing for usage with our heat & glue guns.

They clean off well and cover a good size surface area so you can paint, ink, stamp, mist & heat emboss til' your heart's content. The oven liners are usually larger so they give you more coverage.

The price point for the oven liners are far better than the one for crafting mats. The silicone baking sheets can be a little pricier depending on where you purchase them.

You can find oven liners & silicone baking sheets in a variety of places like Wal-mart, Target, Big Lots, K-Mart & online retailers. You can find the Betty Crocker version HERE.

If you find you need a craft sheet & don't want to spend a lot of money the non-stick oven liner or silicone baking sheet would be a great choice.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Hey Crafters!

Anybody out there looking for a creative & fun way to display your photos?

Check out this cute little number:
It's the Birds on a Wire Photo Display.
It includes eight blackbird clips strung on a 36" clothesline cord. You can easily hang & display your pictures or tickets, memos, and scrap pages of various sizes & keepsakes.

You can find it HERE for $12.95 .

Hope you like it! Looks useful & cute!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Hi Crafty Friends!
For today's tool time segment I am sharing with you something from We R Memory Keepers.
It is their SEW RIBBON.
It looks like this:

There are also 3 more shapes available.
This tool allows you to weave ribbon through your pages & cards in different shapes in an easy, cohesive way.
Check out the video by my friends at Craft Critique below:

Hope you enjoyed this segment.
Tune in next time!

Monday, November 7, 2011

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#114) Cupcakes in the Craft Room?

Hey Bloggers!

For today's tip I thought I would share a way to get the look of rosettes without all the folding, scoring or use of a die cut.

Just take some of these:

Fold them in half & cut a semi circle from the center, unfold, gather in the center & adhere. That's all.
You can also just flatten out the liner & gather it up in the center all the while using adhesive to keep it in place but I found that cutting out the center works better and you don't lose the pleats.
You can also use a circle punch for the center inserting only half way, thus cutting a semi circle.

Here's one I made:

With all the different types of cupcake liners out there you are sure to find one for every occasion making this a versatile alternative to die cutting, scoring & folding.

Have a good week.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Happy Friday!

Today's find is a wonderful ETSY crafter.
She is neogranny & she creates fabulous vintage inspired, laser cut wood cameos and more.
Here are a few pics of her fabulous creations:

Click HERE to go visit her ETSY SHOP. The attention to detail, the selection and pricing are all terrific for such fine quality workmanship.

By the way, I don't get any merchandise, kick backs or even recognition for sharing this information. I simply share these wonderful finds to support our crafty friends.
Hope you make your way to NEOGRANNY!
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A My Memories Digital Layout

Hey bloggers, I have said it before & I will say it again...you have got to try MYMEMORIES.COM .

Check out this layout I did:

Isn't it lovely?

Head over by clicking on my title bar & get your discount on the purchase price of the software by typing in my special promotional code : STMMM538452. You will get $10 off the purchase price of the software.

You can do so much!

I really love how many freebies they offer so you pretty much have quite a few options to chose from without having to purchase anything more than the software itself. They always have sales, great tutorials to help guide you through the process of creating digitally & a wonderful blog to inspire you.

I am still learning how to do different things but it has all been self taught by just navigating the site, watching the tutorials and trial & error.

If I can do this anyone can.

It's really fun.

Since my recent computer issues I have not been able to convert the complete album I made but I am working with someone from My Memories.com to help me get it all straightened out so I can share that. As soon as I do, I will post it.

Hope you at least visit their website & see what it's all about.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hi Crafty Bloggers!

Today's tool is brought to you by Imaginisce. It is their LITTLE SNIPS!

These small snips are a big help when needing precision, quick cutting on everything from stray threads to stamped images. It is particularly good for use with specialty papers like velum or canvas and fabric toppers.

You can find it for sale for $4.99 HERE.

Have a great day!