Posts in CRAFT CORNER
DIY | Custom Scrapbook Album

Hi guys! Today I'm sharing a fun and quick DIY teaching you how to customize your leather scrapbook album. I mentioned I was going to do this here in my post about planning for this year's Project Life. I decided to customize my 6x12" album this year because they discontinued the gold album that I had loved dearly and used for the past few years of Project Life. The only albums available in the 6x12 size that I could find were green and although I like green, I wasn't ready to let go of my metallic albums quite yet! Watch my short video or read the full step by step tutorial below for a how to so you can get fun colored albums as well! 

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FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW

HI ALL, I'M BACK! SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE THE PAST COUPLE DAYS BUT I WAS WORKING TIRELESSLY AROUND THE CLOCK TO FINISH A PROJECT FOR MY GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE - AND IT'S A HANDMADE ONE - YAY! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. WELL, IT'S COMPLETE AND I WANT TO SHARE PARTS OF IT WITH YOU SO THAT YOU MAY TOO CREATE SOME STELLAR HANDMADE PROJECTS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GIVING IT A GO! >>>

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DIY | CONFETTI PENCIL CASE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CONFETTI PENCIL CASE

THIS WEEK, IN HONOR OF CLASSES STARTING BACK UP, I HAVE AN EASY BREEZY TUTORIAL TO DIY YOUR OWN CONFETTI PENCIL CASE! THIS BRIGHT AND FUN PENCIL CASE WILL BE THE SHOWSTOPPER IN ANY CLASSROOM AND THE BRIGHT AND FUN COLORS WILL BE SURE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN PENCIL CASE, JUST READ ALONG BELOW! >>>

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DIY | LEATHER TABBED NOTEBOOK

DIY | LEATHER COVERED + TABBED NOTEBOOK

FOLLOW THIS STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL TO MAKE A NOTEBOOK WITH A LEATHER WRAPPED COVER AND TABBED SIGNATURES THAT MAKE UP THE BLANK PAGES INSIDE. THIS EASY WAY GIVES YOU A WONDERFUL CUSTOM NOTEBOOK FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON! WITH A MULTITUDE OF LEATHER CHOICES, THIS CAN BE AS STYLISH AS YOU'D LIKE! THIS TUTORIAL WILL BE BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE PHASES, THE FIRST WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO GET THE TABBED PAPERS TO MAKE YOUR BOOK SIGNATURES, THE SECOND WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO  CREATE YOUR CHIPBOARD AND LEATHER COVER, AND THE LAST WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO BIND YOUR SIGNATURES AND NOTEBOOK ALL TOGETHER ... LET'S GET STARTED! >>>

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HOW TO | STAMPED LEATHER PROJECT LIFE TABBED DIVIDERS

HOW TO | LEATHER TABBED DIVIERS FOR PROJECT LIFE

THIS WEEK'S TUTORIAL IS GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW TO STAMP SOME LEATHER TABS AND ATTACH THEM TO DIVIDERS THAT WILL BE PERFECT FOR YOUR MONTH TO MONTH DIVISION FOR PROJECT LIFE! KEEP READING FOR ALL THE DETAILS FOR THESE AWESOME TABBED DIVIDERS! >>>

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DIY PRINTED FABRIC COVERED NOTEBOOKS

DIY PRINTED FABRIC COVERED NOTEBOOKS + FREE TEMPLATES

THIS WEEK, I'M SHARING A TUTORIAL FOR MY SPECIAL PROJECT FROM LOVE | DAY | SEED, AND SOME TEMPLATES TO GET YOU STARTED! THIS TUTORIAL WILL SHOW YOU A FUN WAY TO CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM NOTEBOOKS USING A TECHNIQUE TO PRINT YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNS ON FABRIC. TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS I ALSO HAVE SOME TEMPLATES TO GET YOUR PRINTING PROCESS GOING! TO BEGIN, YOU'LL NEED SOME SUPPLIES AND SOME ENTHUSIASM, BUT DON'T FRET; I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH EVERY STEP, JUST KEEP READING ALONG! KEEP READING >>>

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HOW I KEEP A DESIGN JOURNAL

THE DESIGN JOURNAL PROCESS

COMING FROM A FASHION DESIGN BACKGROUND, I'VE HONED THE SKILL OF KEEPING A DESIGN JOURNAL. IN THE SCRAPBOOKING WORLD, MANY PEOPLE HAVE JUMPED ON THE ART JOURNALING BANDWAGON, AND I FEEL THAT THE WAY I APPROACH DESIGN JOURNALS IS QUITE SIMILAR, WITH A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT END RESULT.  KEEP SCROLLING AND I'LL BE GIVING YOU SOME PEEKS INTO MY DESIGN JOURNAL. I'LL ALSO NOTE HOW I KEEP ONE, AND WHY I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 25

HYBRID ACCORDION BOOK + FREEBIE TEMPLATE

NOAH'S BIG BOOK OF ABC'S

LITTLE LAMM & CO RELEASED A NEW DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING COLLECTION ENTITLED 'GROW' AND IT INCLUDES A FABULOUS DIGITAL WOOD VENEER ALPHABET IN IT. YOU CAN FIND THE WONDERFUL KIT HERE AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! I WAS INSTANTLY INSPIRED TO CREATE  A HYBRID MINI BOOK FOR MY NEPHEW TITLED 'NOAH'S BIG BOOK OF ABC'S'. HE'S REALLY STARTING TO LEARN SO QUICKLY NOW SO I WANTED TO MAKE HIM A BOOK THAT WOULD PAIR THINGS HE'S FAMILIAR WITH (THROUGH PHOTOS I'VE TAKEN) WITH THE LETTERS THEY CORRESPOND WITH SO I CREATED THIS LITTLE 4X4" ACCORDION STYLE BOOK. IT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE TO COMMON THINGS HE LOVES LIKE HATS AND OUR DOG. THIS WASN'T THE MOST 'FAST' PROJECT BUT IT IS PRETTY FABULOUS AND I'M INCLUDING AN INDESIGN TEMPLATE FOR YOU LOVELY READERS SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A LITTLE FASTER IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE IT ON :) THIS STYLE BOOK IS PERFECT FOR ANYTHING, NOT JUST ALPHABETS SO I HIGHLY SUGGEST GIVING IT A TRY! KEEP READING >>>

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WHY YOU NEED AN INKPAD CHEAT SHEET

WHY YOU NEED AN INKPAD CHEAT SHEET ... 

AND HOW TO USE IT FOR SCRAPBOOKING SUCCESS!

I RECENTLY ENROLLED IN THE STUDIO CALICO CLASS SERIES INKED, AND THE FIRST CLASS IN THIS SERIES IS ALL ABOUT STAMPING WITH COLOR ( I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED)! NOW AS YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED, I'M NOT MUCH OF A STAMPER. I LOVE HOW OTHER PEOPLE USE STAMPING I JUST DON'T USUALLY GRAVITATE TOWARDS IT. I DON'T HAVE HOARDS OF COLORED INK PADS AND I RARELY PULL OUT MORE THAN THE BLACK INK PAD THAT IS MOST LOVED IN MY COLLECTION. I'VE BEEN FEELING LIKE I NEED TO INVEST IN SOME (QUALITY) NEW INKPAD COLORS WHEN I REALIZED I DON'T REALLY EVEN KNOW WHAT COLORS I DO HAVE ON HAND - ENTER THE CHEAT SHEET! I DIDN'T WANT TO PURCHASE NEW INKS WITHOUT TAKING INVENTORY OF THE COLORS I HAVE AND REALLY TRYING TO WORK WITH THEM BEFORE MAKING ANY KIND OF INVESTMENT. KEEP READING BELOW TO SEE HOW I MADE MY INKPAD CHEAT SHEET, AND HOW YOU CAN USE YOURS FOR NEW-FOUND SCRAPBOOKING SUCCESS!  KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 23

FAST , FABULOUS + FREE MOTHER'S DAY PRINTABLES

MOTHER'S DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO GET THE PERFECT SENTIMENTAL GIFT, SEARCH NO MORE! I'M GIVING YOU FIVE, YES, FIVE! FREE PRINTABLES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR THE STRONG WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE! EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT GIVING IT FOR MOTHER'S DAY, THESE SENTIMENTAL PRINTABLES ARE PERFECT YEAR ROUND SO GEAR UP YOUR PRINTER AND GET TO GIFTING. KEEP READING >>>

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DIY | CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE

MAKE YOUR OWN CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE

GRADUATION SEASON IS UPON US! AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT (FOR YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE) THAN WITH A CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE TO ANNOUNCE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! LEARN HOW TO EASILY DIY YOUR OWN FOR CUSTOMIZED GRADUATION PORTRAITS, OR THAT PERSONAL TOUCH FOR YOUR INSTAGRAM! TO SEE HOW I PUT THIS CUSTOM CHALKBOARD SIGN TO WORK, I'VE INCLUDED SOME IMAGES FROM A GRADUATION PHOTOSHOOT FOR MY LOVELY FRIEND HANNAH WHO, LIKE ANY GRADUATE, IS VERY EXCITED TO BE DONE! KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 18

THREE WAYS TO EPIC EASTER EGGS

THIS WEEK IN LIGHT OF EASTER I'M SHARING THREE FUN WAYS TO QUICKLY DECORATE YOUR EGGS AND MAKE THEM UTTERLY EPIC THIS EASTER SEASON! THESE WAYS ARE ALL SUITABLE FOR DECORATING HARD BOILED, BLOWN OUT, OR DECORATIVE EGGS SO DECORATE AWAY! AND WHEN YOU'RE READY TO EAT THEM - YOU CAN! KEEP READING FOR ALL THREE TUTORIALS SO YOU TOO CAN ACHIEVE SEQUINED, CONFETTI, AND MARBLED EASTER EGGS! KEEP READING>>>

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