Don’t have the right color brad?

Here’s a quick tip for you when you’re in a jam! If you’re like me, you have brads galore, but how come you can never find the perfect color for your project? Here’s a quick tip: just find the right size of brad, dip it into clear embossing ink, and then dip it into embossing powder the color you want, set it with your heat tool, and voila, perfect brad color. This is also great if you want a glimmer brad, just use sparkly embossing powder 🙂


Favorite Scrapbook Tools

It’s funny, I seem to be more of a scrapbook collector sometimes than a “user”. I have so many tools, paper and embellishments, that it’s pretty ridiculous! I was thinking today though of all my very favorite things that I just can’t operate without in my craft room. For one, once I got my Cricut, of course, how could I ever live without that? 🙂 But it’s the small things that make crafting so much more fun. Ink pads, 3-D adhesives (I’m addicted to them…can’t make much of anything flat these days!), edge distresser, adhesive remover, Sakura glaze pens, embossing powder,outline stickers, brads, ribbons….I could go on and on. I don’t know if I could name an absolute favorite embellishment, but all of these work together to make some very satisfying memories for my family and hopefully for others who receive my crafty offerings. How about you? I would love to hear some of your favorite tools you use in your craft room…

Want to try Scrapbooks Etc?


Have a hankering to get some new scrapbook ideas? For a limited time, I will be giving away a free copy of the February/March issue of scrapbooks Etc. with any order over $25 on my scrapbooking website:

There is a limited quantity, so hurry on in! This issue is filled with fun Valentine’s Day ideas for cards, scrapbooks and other papercraft projects. Scrapbooks Etc. is from Better Homes and Gardens. Happy crafting 🙂

Loveable Valentine’s Day Card

Loveable Valentine's Day Card

Loveable Valentine's Day Card

We know the next holiday will be Valentine’s Day, so here’s a card to get your creative thoughts flowing. You will need:
A4 Red card
Beige Cardstock
Red Patterned Paper
Die Cut letters or stickers to spell LOVEABLE (I used Cricut Jasmine letters @ 1.5″)
White Photo Corners
Heart Stamp
Red Embossing Powder
Gold Heart Stickers
Heart Border Punch
Scissors, Glue Stick, Glue Dots, Ink Pad, Paper Crimper (optional)
Cut a heart border on the right side of Red A4 card, but do not to go the whole way to the bottom.
Cut a piece of beige cardstock to 4.5″ x 4″. Cut a piece of red patterned paper to 4″ x 3.5″. (I ran mine through a paper crimper to add a little more texture.) Glue the beige & red paper together.
Stamp a heart design on beige cardstock and emboss with red embossing powder & set with heat tool. Cut the design out & adhere in left top corner with glue dots.
Adhere the word LOVEABLE to the bottom of card topper and place white photo corners on bottom left and top right corners.
Attach card topper to red A4 card with glue dots for dimension.
Place gold heart stickers here and there as desired. Well there you have it, an easy card for someone you love. Happy crafting :o)

Find lots of discount supplies to make your own cards here.