• Paper Crafts,  Scrapbook Crafts

    Depleting my scrapbooking stash

    Using my stash during Covid shutdown While staying home during Covid I’ve worked on making scrapbook layouts from my stash; still trying to deplete my abundance of extra supplies. I’ve had a challenge learning to get my classes on line at my membership site. I’m no techy but I’ve pushed through and finally have my membership site up and running. And there’s been plenty of time for playing in the art journal too. I’ve been doing pretty good with Covid for the past year-plus. I’ve never really been a social butterfly anyway. The old guy and I have always spent a lot of time at home since the kids all…

  • Paper Crafts

    Find me on Patreon!

    What if you could confidently create beautiful scrapbook pages while decreasing your stash and using what you already have? You can with my PaintPaperPlay Community (PPP Community) on Patreon. I give you the guidance you need to create beautiful pages while destashing. Here’s the break-down on my Community tiers As soon as you join the PPP Community (become a Patron) you have instant access to everything in your tier. What’s a tier? Let me explain. I have three tiers in my PPP Community on Patreon. Scrap your Stash geared toward scrapbookers – beginners to advanced. Adventures in Art Journal is where we play with paints, inks, stamps, stencils and and…

  • Paper Crafts,  Scrapbook Crafts

    It’s all elementary: scrapbooking school pictures

    Scrapbooking school pictures aren’t really my forte but it’s important to include them in the kid’s scrapbooks. As adults, we often look back on our school days, whether it be with fond memories or not-so-fond memories, and I feel a need to include them in my scrapbooks. My oldest son turned 50 in 2020. I’m still in shock! I have no idea where the years have gone but I’m determined to have all his photos sorted and scrapped this year so I’m happy to start with scrapbooking his school pictures. Gather photos you want to use I store my photos in two very large Rubbermaid tubs, an old cardboard turkey…

  • Paper Crafts

    Playing in the 100 day project

    Have you heard? Have you heard of #the100day project? I think I’ve heard of it a bit over the past few years but never really paid much attention to what it was all about. Well, I’m going from 0 to committing to make 1 art project per day for the next 100 days! What’s the purpose? I’ve seen info posted for #the100dayproject on several artists’ Facebook pages and Instagram pages so I decided to check it out and see what it’s all about. It sounds like fun and I know it will be a HUGE challenge for me to do one piece every day for 100 days. The pieces don’t…

  • journal page with DIY heart
    Cardboard Crafts,  Paper Crafts,  Scrapbook Crafts

    Making DIY scrapbook embellishments from boxes

    Dress your scrapbook and shabby journal pages with these adorable DIY scrapbook embellishments made from corrugated cardboard! I love the simplicity of creating my own DIY scrapbook embellishments for my pages, journals, and canvases. Firstly, it gives me a good deal of satisfaction when I see the end result. Secondly, sometimes it’s easier to make your own DIY embellishment to match or fit your project rather than struggle trying to buy something that really doesn’t work. These shabby corrugated hearts couldn’t get much easier and by using materials already on hand it’s a great money-saving project as well. And I want you to learn how to make these shabby hearts from…

  • scrapbook paper flowers DIY
    DIY,  Paper Crafts,  Ramblings,  Scrapbook Crafts

    Scrapbook Paper Flowers DIY from scraps

    Learn to make these easy scrapbook paper flowers DIY to add dimension and texture to your scrapbook layouts from scraps you already have! I love making my own embellishments for my scrapbook layouts and these scrapbook paper flowers DIY is one of my all-time favorites. They’re fairly basic and can be made using die-cut machines and your dies, Cricut cutting machines, or fussy-cut from my pattern. Grab my scrapbook paper flowers DIY PDF pattern here. These particular scrapbook paper flowers DIY are my hand-drawn design – I know, who hand draws anymore? Me. I do. I am so technically-challenged that I just haven’t figured out how to design these in…

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    It started with a drip

    It all started when the old guy bought a new faucet for the kitchen. Have you had one of those projects? It’s a simple project that goes south in a matter of minutes. We have very hard water, which made the water lines corrode around the base of the faucet to the sink. That made it impossible to break loose. We tried everything to loosen it – even applied heat with a torch. Nothing worked. We removed the sink and faucet in one piece thinking that would easier, but we still couldn’t get them to separate. So it was off to buy a new sink. Guess what? The new sinks…

  • Ramblings

    It’s class time – come join me!

    It’s Marathon time! Gather your scrapbook supplies, some bits and pieces from your stash along with lots of your pretty papers and join us in this next Scrap your Stash Marathon set for Sunday, Oct. 20. You’ll learn to use papers and embellishments you already have in your stash. Dig deep and bring those buttons, numbers, washi tapes, threads, lace and more to use in your layouts. I can help show you how to incorporate those things you’ve been holding onto into your page layouts. Bring a couple border punches and see how to use them to create pretty paper edges on your layouts. Use Ranger’s Distress Inks and edge…