Friday, January 10, 2014

Valentine Mini Cards & Treats by Yapha Mason

This set of mini Valentine cards and treats, created by Yapha Mason, are perfect for the children in your life, or the young at heart! It includes a cute tote bag to carry them for distributing, or for children to use at school for collecting their Valentines. It makes a great gift bag as well.  Get all the directions to create this great project by subscribing to the month of January over at Craft Project Central!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Shaker Frame One Of A Kind Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room."  -Pascal, Pensées, 136

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Sweater Gift Card Ensemble by Regina Andari

Gift cards are the easiest gift to purchase, one of the most exciting to receive, and this ensemble is a fashionable way to present them.  From the sweater-shaped greeting card (template included) to the mini “shirt” boxes filled with gift card holders that look like folded sweaters, you’ll be anxious for the next occasion to give a special someone a gift card . . . or three.  This wonderful project was created by Regina Andari.  You can learn more about Regina on her blog HERE.  You can also get all of the instructions for this cozy project by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of January!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Papilion Potpourri Birthday Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Just When You Think You're Making Progress, Set Backs Come To Test You
I guess in the grand scheme they aren't big set backs.  I mean right now I have a girlfriend who is about to start chemo this week and another friend who fell and knocked himself out in the bathroom and needed stitches.  So who am I to complain?  And yet, I am.  I was feeling relaxed over the holidays - settling in to being at home without having to travel to and from airports and cities and hotels.  And then, somehow, the settling in turned into getting riled up :(  My computers - yes, both of them, decided to start acting up, my journal decided to go missing under the piles and stacks of papers that I have around (at least that's where I am hoping it is and not missing in some hotel room somewhere), and my body decided to act up with headaches :(  Ugh!  Just when I thought I was making some progress, these set backs came to test me...and, I have to admit, I failed the test!  I let it all get to me.  I got frustrated, pissed off, upset - you name it.  So here I sit, typing this, wondering where the peace I had found just a week ago has gone.  The good news is that I know it is possible to find it again - there is hope.  I'm determined to pass the test the next time it shows up!
Today's card was a simple birthday card for a cousin.  I used the Papilion Potpourri stamp set with Smoky Slate ink.  I brought out the dazzling diamonds glitter because, after all, what is a birthday without some bling! :)  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  I hope you like it :)