Video Canvas Subway Art Tiles Tutorial – Featuring Close To My Heart

It’s so easy to make a personalized gift using the 6X6 Canvas Squares from Close To My Heart and just a few other products.

To watch the video click HERE.

Here is a look at the canvas used in this video. Just click on the picture to go to my website.

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Have a blessed and crafty day!

Donna Lee

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Christmas Gift Tag Swap 2013 – Video

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are up for some Christmas Holiday Gift Tag or Card inspiration, because I have a video to share with you all of 15 tags I received in a Swap.

Several of the designers from She’s A Sassy Lady and The Bug Bytes participated in the 2013 Christmas Tag Swap this year and we were not disappointed! Just go grab a cup of coffee or some hot herbal tea and sit down in your comfy chair and watch this video of the 15 tags I received from some wonderful crafters!

Click HERE to see the video!

I’ll be back on Monday to share my Christmas tag in a video tutorial that was part of this swap! Enjoy and be inspired to create after you see what these fellow paper crafters came up with!

Blessings!

Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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Close To My Heart Cricut Collections Work Well Together

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a short video for you to watch from Close To My Heart showing you just a few ways to cross the three unique Cricut a Collections to make your cards, 3D projects, and scrapbook layouts absolutely adorable!

Click HERE to watch the video.

If you are interested in learning more about these three collections from Close To My Heart please click the link HERE.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Have a blessed and crafty day!

Donna Lee

Dressing Up Your Gifts, Packaging, and Scrapbook Layouts With Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut Bundles

Hello Crafty Friends!

Most of us are shopping or creating gifts for our loved ones this time of year and I wanted to share a quick video from Close To My Heart that gives some great tips on how you can create some adorable treat boxes, some really fabulous gift tag embellishments, card front embellishments, and ways to dress up your scrapbook layouts using the Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut Collections.

You can click HERE to watch the video.

Now find your favorite Christmas or Holiday paper stack or your scraps and start cutting! You can make these adorable gift embellishments or card and layout embellishments in just a few minutes!

You will spend the majority of your time choosing your papers, so my suggestion is go to your favorite stacks or scraps (I keep mine organized by stack/or pack) and pull them out and start cutting.

Once you have all your cuts, get your adhesive and embellishments out and in a small snack size zip lock bag.

While you are watching tv or listening to the radio or TED (I love TED!) you can start folding strips for your yo yo’s so that when you assemble these embellishments it will go quicker.

Go ahead and make the bows now as well. Bring your brads to your comfy chair with your cuts, ink pad and sponges for inking and you can have a lot of these ready to go in just thirty minutes of your entertainment time. These are easy embellishments to make! You can never have too many bows!

This is a great way to use up those last scraps of your favored papers for any gift giving celebration. When you have the scraps out go ahead and cut strips for the yo yo or the bow and place them in a large ziplock bag labeled with what it is and you have a go to for what you need when you need it or for when you want to make these while in your easy chair. I love cutting different sizes for different size packages, rags, or gift bags.

The coordinating stamp sets that come with your Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut Bundles makes gift embellishment a breeze!

Cricut Craft Room is FREE and Easy To Use

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share with you some information about the Cricut Craft Room that is FREE to download and use with all of your Cricut machines. The link to more information is HERE.

I encourage you to download the software and then go to the tutorial video sections and watch a video and then make a project using what you learned. I promise you it’s easy to do and the more you use it the more comfortable you’ll get. Watch as many video’s as you can and practice what you learned afterwards to make a project or at least an element for a current or future project.

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Check out video tutorials on You Tube as well for more learning opportunities.

Thanks for stopping by my Stampin N Scrapin Studio today! I hope you have a blessed and crafty day!

October Stamp Of The Month Is $5 with any $50 order!

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Below is a link to a free download for this month only! Click HERE!
Enjoy your day!

Donna Lee

Just a few recent projects I made are pictured below. Check out previous post here on my blog for more details! Enjoy your day!

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Customer Service Is… The Mrs. Freshley’s Dreamie Train

Hello Crafty Friends!

Just so you know, not all of my crafting is for fun and gifts. A few weeks ago in recognition of Customer Service Week my coworkers and I came up with a project and a short skit about what Customer Service Is.

I thought I would share it as I used my Cricut Expression along with my Gypsy and my 12X24 cutting mat to cut the banners and words that are on the train. I used the Close To My Heart Artiste, Art Philosophy, and Artbooking Cricut cartridges.

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We had some help from our local Home Depot making the train shape. They did a great job with our foam board and we did the rest of painting and making a collage using the different snack cake items that we make.

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The words were welded together using the Gypsy, but it’s even easier to do in the free Cricut Craft Room.

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Thanks for stopping by my Stampin N Scrapin Studio today! I hope you have a blessed and crafty day!

October Stamp Of The Month Is $5 with any $50 order!

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Below is a link to a free download for this month only! Click HERE!

Kraft Pocket Album – Preserving Special Memories and Documents

Hello Crafty Friends,

It’s been a long few weeks for me physically with this bronchitis that is lingering and some work going on in our home, so I have not been in my craft room very much. I hope that changes this weekend. The husband will be gone for a few days and I hope to get some time in my Stampin N Scrapin Studio to have some projects ready to share.

Close To My Heart has a really great item, it’s the Kraft Pocket Album.

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Click HERE to watch a short video about this great little album and a few different ideas for using it. There is also a mini Mod. Pudge tutorial in this video!

I really like the idea off using it to store the kids report cards, or this special Items from when the children are born, first haircut, baby bracelet, and other items we collect as we raise our children. You can decorate ans title each folder, and then add the memories right inside the pocket. This will make a great gift.

Thanks for coming by today! Be sure and check back in tomorrow for a project I worked on for Customer Service Week using my Cricut and the Artiste and Artbooking Cricut Collections!

October Stamp Of The Month Is $5 with any $50 order!

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Below is a link to a free download for this month only! Click HERE!

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Below is a link to a free download for this month only! Click HERE