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Craft Room Tour

Craft Room Tour (Before the Move)

By | Organization, Videos | 2 Comments

It’s moving time! I’m just moving from one room in our house to another but I thought I’d give you a quick Craft Room Tour before I dismantled my current room. Be sure to join me on Facebook for more videos and pictures as I make the move! Want a paper storage shelf like mine? If you or someone you know is handy, my husband posted the plans for building  one here: Paper Shelf Plans I love IKEA. That’s where I got the towel bars for my punches, the towel bar and pails above my stamping counter, the DVD racks that…

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Birthday Card Mailing Tips

Tips for Mailing Birthday Cards On Time

By | Birthday Cards, Organization | No Comments

Last year one of my goals was to get birthday cards out in a more timely manner. These days everyone sends their wishes via Facebook, texts and emails so it’s even MORE exciting to get an actual birthday card in the mail. It’s just a bonus if it’s handmade!! While not every birthday card went out on time last year, I did learn some things that helped. So let me share what helped me get more birthday cards mailed on time… Tips for Mailing Birthday Cards On Time… Get your birthdays in order. With the internet making it easy, we tend…

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Punch Storage

By | Organization | 21 Comments

One of the things I get asked about most is punch storage. Punches are a great addition to your card making supplies but they can be bulky and hard to store. My philosophy is if I can’t see them I won’t use them. So I have most of my punches hanging on my wall like this… My husband built this handy punch holder using 3 towel bars from IKEA and a scrap piece of white board he had lying around. The towel bars are flat, not round so the punches fit over them better. You wouldn’t absolutely need the white…

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Tips for Pinning on Pinterest

By | Organization | 8 Comments

Pinterest is a great place to find ideas for cards, scrapbook pages and every other craft project you could EVER think of! Instead of trying to find that card or recipe again, Pinterest acts as a virtual bulletin board for you to bring all of the ideas you see all over the internet into one place. Once you start using Pinterest you’ll find that there is nothing more frustrating than clicking on a pin and being taken to… nothing that resembles the pinned picture. No recipe for that delicious looking muffin, no instructions for that WOW stamping technique. Let me help…

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Setting Up Your Stamping Space

By | Getting Started, Organization | 7 Comments

Whether you have a full room, a corner or just a couple bins to hold your stamping supplies, it never seems like enough space.  Having too many supplies can actually bog you down and limit your creativity. So what’s the optimal set-up for a stamping space?  Recently I went on a craft retreat where I had the set-up below.  I had an incredibly productive weekend – made 34 cards while taking time out to read an entire book!   It’s a personal thing, of course, but this set-up worked so well for me that I wanted to share it with…

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