Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 7 – December 2018

This month's kit (drumroll please......) is all about circle die cutting!!  If you have been crafting for a while, I bet these types of dies were probably one of the first you used.  Actually, I have layering dies in circles, squares, rectangles, hearts and lots more.  But, I will tell you, I  don't use them … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 7 – December 2018

How To Create Holiday Lip Balm Tags

I have a quick and easy gift idea I wanted to share.  Each year at the holidays, I always give out hand sanitizer and lip balm along with my gifts as a little extra something.  I have been doing it for years.  I thought this year I would decorate the lip balm by attaching it … Continue reading How To Create Holiday Lip Balm Tags

Raffle Basket for Create Dance Center’s Annual Applebee’s Fundraiser 2018!

I can't believe another year has passed since last year's fundraiser.  My girls, Olivia and Victoria, just turned 12 and we are getting ready for tomorrow's fundraiser breakfast. As part of this fundraiser, the kids serve everyone breakfast and Santa even stops by for a visit!!  All proceeds go to the Competition team to help … Continue reading Raffle Basket for Create Dance Center’s Annual Applebee’s Fundraiser 2018!

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 6 – November 2018

This month's kit is all about aqua (watercolor) markers.  The November subscription box is great for new and experienced crafters. Watercolor is so popular but not easy for everyone unless there are color coded numbers on the page telling you what color to use.  For me, when I watercolor, I love experimenting with different backgrounds … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 6 – November 2018

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 5 – October 2018

This month's subscription box brought me back to my early card making days.  When I first started out using dies, I had a few quilling dies in my stash and I used to embellish many of my cards with flowers.  As time went on, I learned new techniques and I didn't really used many handmade … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 5 – October 2018

How To Create Masks for Your Cards

Have you ever wondered how card-makers create one layer cards with perfectly inked shapes or have a patterned background that runs throughout the card but not through the main focal point?  It is easy to do with multiple layers, but it seems more difficult to achieve on the same layer. Well wonder no more - … Continue reading How To Create Masks for Your Cards

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 4 – September 2018

Back to school means schedules and homework and dance classes ..... and less time for crafting!  I saw that box 5 has been shipped so I quickly opened box 4!  I have to say, I was a bit intimidated when I opened the box and saw the intricate die included. I was afraid to actually … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 4 – September 2018