Monday, April 17, 2017

Great family photo

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog.  Please check out the quick tutorial for how to create this page as well as the products used.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I love moments like this

My turn to share a challenge over at Creative Inspiration and it is a scraplift challenge.  Here is my take on the sketch I picked (not going to show you the page I picked to lift you will have to check it out over at the forum :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fun, cute and quick bookmarks for Easter

My turn at Chattering Robin's Blog and I wanted to make something quick, easy and fun so I made a couple of bookmarks.  These bookmarks are so easy and fun to make you are going to want to make many different kind of animals.

Please check out the Chattering Robin's Blog to see my tutorial on how to make these.  I hope you will share what you make so I can see them.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A practical and easy Easter name place card you can make

With Easter fast approaching, it is time for me to get going on the Easter name place cards for each person.  This year Riley helped me decide on what we were going to make.  He picked a cute little lamb from the Silhouette store.  Riley and I will be putting these pillow boxes together.

I put one of our pillow boxes together so that Riley will have an example to follow and this is what they should look like when he is all done.  I hope you will make some pillow boxes and share them with me.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Also I am using this project for the Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog Hop for those that want to play along.  You can find the DETAILS HERE

1.  Bev
2.  Tracy 
3.  Phillis
4.  Deb P
5.  Colleen…/a-practical-an…    YOU ARE HERE
6.  Louise T

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Genuine Surefire Simple Wreath

My turn to share a project using the wonderful ScraPerfect products.  If you have never used The Best Glue Ever you really need to get some of this.

Please check out the ScraPerfect Blog to see how fast and easy this wreath is to make.
Thank you for stopping by and come back again soon.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

My first project using products from Whiskers Graphics.  How cute, a little Easter Egg Basket you can make for your table decorations. How cute would these be sitting at each plate for Easter dinner and all the different colors you could create.

I started with one of my Nestability dies to cut the egg shape. I cut 2 shapes from cardboard, I used my cardboard from cereal boxes and then I cut 1 shape from felt.

Now that you have everything cut out you are going to glue them together. I glued the 2 pieces of cardboard together (if you cardboard is heavier than a cereal box you won't need to cut 2) and then glue the felt on top. Let this thoroughly dry.

The next step is to evenly put holes through the felt and cardboard. I found the easiest way to do this was to use a very small punch. I made my holes every ½ inch.

Now take plain everyday toothpicks and put them in the holes. Once you have them all in the holes standing up straight, add glue to each toothpick. Adding the glue will make sure they stay in place.

Once the glue has dried you will start weaving using some of the beautiful Diving Knots that you can get from the Whiskers Graphics Store ( This twine was so soft and easy to use. You weave just like a basket weave, over one toothpick around the other toothpick and just keep going until you have the basket as big as you want. If your toothpicks went through to the bottom of your egg, no problem just cut them off with your shears.

Once you have your basket as high as you want, just cut off the excess toothpicks. I added a little glue to hold the twine in place.

Now you could leave your egg basket plain and fill it with candy or you can decorate the outside and please remember if you are going to put any kind of food in the basket stay away from glitter.

I used a punch to punch out a border to cover the top of the basket. I put the border on both the inside and outside of the basket.

I wanted to cover the edges so you can either trim it up with shears or add something pretty. I decided to braid some of the beautiful twine and glue it along the edges.

To finish off my egg basket I added some dew drops (The Robin's Nest store) around the center and flowers to the front.

I hope you give this fun and easy Easter Egg Basket a try.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A fun tag that becomes a surprise gift card holder

My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog. Today I made a tag that becomes a surprise gift card holder. My tutorial is over at the blog, please take the time to check out this quick and easy project.