Record family memories in this beautiful DIY Mom and Dad Journal!

Record family memories in this beautiful DIY Mom and Dad Journal!

Record family memories in this beautiful DIY Mom and Dad Journal! It’s two journals in one! Using a blank composition book and decorative papers, you can make this keepsake gift today! Our Xyron Design Team has partnered with Paper House Productions this week, sharing family-themed papercrafts! I was in a gift shop recently and saw […]

Vintage Jewelry Cabinet Redo with Paint and Mod Podge

Vintage Jewelry Cabinet Redo with Paint and Mod Podge

I’m back with a fun vintage jewelry cabinet redo with paint and Mod Podge! I’m using Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk, a match made in heaven when using chalk paint! Come and see why it’s my new favorite product! It rocks! Today is a very special day, because it’s National Mod Podge Day! Yes, Mod […]

Inspirational Quote Art DIY: Be a little different!

Inspirational Quote Art DIY: Be a little different!

Create this Inspirational Quote Art DIY: Be a little different! Use decorative cardstocks, shabby flower die cuts, and a dollar store frame, then enjoy! This week, our Xyron Design Team is partnering with DCWV! If you’ve ever shopped for scrapbook paper or decorative cardstock at any of the larger craft stores, you’ve no doubt seen […]

My happy accident with mixed media boxes!

Painted Mixed Media Paper Maché Boxes: my happy accident mixing chalk paint and glimmer mist!

This is the story of my happy accident with mixed media boxes! I’m sharing the results of my own experiment to see how Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists would look on top of chalky finish paint. The result was not even close to what I had envisioned! This mixed media project combines three of my current crafty loves: paper […]

These Literary Candles are Literally Amazing!

These Literary Candles are Literally Amazing!

I love candles, and these Literary Candles are literally amazing! Yes, they are a fun gift idea, but they’re also handmade and available from one of my favorite companies! Here’s the story. Literally. Last month, Uncommon Goods asked if I would help promote their unique line of gift ideas for Mother’s Day, and I readily agreed! […]

How to plan your dream front yard!

How to plan your dream front yard! (And how we went grass free!)

Confused about how to plan your dream front yard? Here are the major questions you need to ask yourself as you begin to plan, whether you hire a landscaping company (like we did) or decide to do it yourself. We now have a grass free front yard that we love! It’s hard to believe, but we have lived in […]

Use metallic paints to make colorful metal earrings!

How to use metallic paints to make colorful metal earrings!

  Today I’ll show you how to use metallic paints to make colorful metal earrings! This is a great beginner jewelry-making project and doesn’t require a ton of supplies. Are you like me when you go to a craft store and kind of just walk by all of those “things” in the DIY jewelry aisle? […]

Love to Create Wall Art with 1canoe2 and Xyron

Love to Create Wall Art with 1canoe2 and Xyron

I’m in love with my Love to Create Wall Art! I made this in about two hours — including drying time — and you can alter this tutorial to make it personally yours. Let’s do this! This week, our Xyron Design Team has partnered with a fabulous new collection by 1canoe2 and American Crafts!  And yes, […]

How to make a lovely foil doily garland!

How to make a lovely foil doily garland!

Today I’m going to show you how to make a lovely foil doily garland! This garland is one part modern and dazzling, and one part vintage goodness: my favorite combination! All this week, our Xyron Design Team is partnering with Maya Road to bring you wonderfully creative craft projects! There’s also a wonderful giveaway too — more info at the end of […]

How to make a fun Easter Banner with Canvas Corp!

How to make a fun Easter Banner with Canvas Corp!

How to make a fun Easter Banner with Canvas Corp! Use one of their paper banner kits, which include the banner triangles, clothespins and jute cord! Add some fun stickers and you’re ready to hang it up! Last week, after I finished my Miniature Easter Basket Craft, I had lots of adorable and colorful bunnies […]