Have you ever found yourself crafting away on a project laying a few dies around on your table and they get mixed up, lost, or stuck under something? I have it happen all the time! So I decided to fix this problem once and for all. I looked online for ...
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Super easy DIY magnetic die stand and more...



Super easy DIY magnetic die stand


Have you ever found yourself crafting away on a project laying a few dies around on your table and they get mixed up, lost, or stuck under something? I have it happen all the time! So I decided to fix this problem once and for all. I looked online for some sort of magnetic stand to store my "working" dies that I could easily grab from and pop them back on to. Sure enough, they're out there, but WOW are they pricey.

So, I thought, why not make my own to suit my needs and how I craft? So I set to work, turned on the camera, and made a little tutorial. You will not believe how easy it is! I love how it turned out and started using it immediately after my video and just can't get over why I didn't make one sooner. It's fantastic!

Here's the short video if you'd like to check it out. Maybe you'll try it too? I hope so. And if you do, make sure to snap a photo and tag me on social media. I'd love to see!



 
        
 

Junk Journal Fillers

Hello again all and Happy Spring! I've got a new video up today sharing some junk journal fun I hope you'll consider checking out. At the beginning of the video, I share some of my recent treasures I've acquired from a few antique stores and a funny little ditty about what makes the Ideal Woman back in 1931. 

After all the show and tell, I get to making four different pieces for my pretty junk journal, taking you through my thought-process and ideas along the way. 

Whether you're an actual junk journal person, card maker, planner person or mini album maker, I think you'll find something you can be inspired by. Here's some more photos of the makes, and the video embedded below. Thanks and enjoy!











 
        
 

My New Spring Release 2024!


Hello and welcome to some good news! My Spring collection with Elizabeth Craft Designs is coming Monday, March 25th! If you've been following my social media, this is not news to you, but for some this is the first you're hearing of it. This Spring release will be called "This Lovely Life".

I will be debuting this release, Monday on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page at 2:00 p.m. EST for the Live. And also will be on Create & Craft TV for two sessions, sharing this release with lots of demos too. 11:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST. You can watch on their website https://createandcraft.com or using their app on your device. And if you miss it, you can always watch later by clicking on the Catch Up tab at the top of the page. 

This is super exciting because it's my very first time designing a paper collection and it's got a great name: "Harmonious Hodgepodge." An oxymoron, I know, and that's exactly what I wanted. It's an eclectic mix of feminine and masculine images and patterns which all work together beautifully. 

I will have samples from my Design Team to share to provide LOTS of inspiration. This release consists of the paper collection, 8 new dies, and 3 new stamp sets. And as always, it falls under the umbrella of Everyday Elements, so you can rest assured this is a collection you can use anytime of the year and for many themes. How's that for longevity and versatility?

So I hope you can join me. I'll be back with more posts and videos galore on my YouTube channel with this new release, so stay tuned!

        
 

Banff Creative Retreat 2024!


Last year's creative retreat in Banff, Canada was such a big success, we are returning again in the Fall of this year! I'll be joined by fellow Elizabeth Craft Design designers Esther Glas, Devid Roodenburg, Katie Porcina, Els of course, and Joset. If you haven't seen the postings on this fabulous crafty get-away yet, I'm sharing them here as well. Keep in mind that we have about a dozen spots out of the 100 available, so if you've been thinking about it you may want to hurry



October 31st - November 5th 2024


Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Center, 201 Lynx St.

Banff, AB, T1L 1K5.

 

Nestled in one of the most beautiful National Parks surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies lies the historic town of Banff, the international centre of arts.


Join your friends at Elizabeth Craft Designs for 4 days of creativity, and 5 different classes from 6 amazing teachers.


• Retreat Includes •

Meet and Greet on Thursday Oct. 31st @ 6pm.


5 nights accommodation at the luxury Banff Park Lodge in Banff Canada.


5 amazing classes hosted by Elizabeth Craft Designs’ designers (Annette Green, Esther Glas, Katie Porcina, Joset van de Burgt, Els van de Burgt, Devid Roodenburg)


Free creative time during class days (Friday Nov. 1st - Monday Nov. 4th)


Hot and cold appetizing buffet style Breakfast and lunch as well as coffee, tea and nutritional snacks in the am and pm during retreat days. 


Entertainment Night on Monday Nov. 4th


Gift bag valued at $250 retail



        
 

4-Compartment Caddy Tutorial!

Happy New Year everyone! This is my first blog post of the new year and I'm kicking it off with a tutorial. In my busy design life, I love (and NEED) organization, order, and tidiness in my studio. Don't you?

Rather than shopping from store to store and buying some factory-produced organizing bin that may or may not have matched my studio decor or been exactly the size I was looking for, I decided to design one of my own!

My 4-Compartment Caddy is a new SVG file in my Etsy Shop, but I've also given directions and cutting measures for those of you who don't have a cutting machine or know how to work with SVG files. It's all in my new video (with a NEW look this year!) I just posted.

I take you step-by-step through the assembly process at the beginning of the video, then at the second half I show all the pieces, measures and how to cut them. It's a super tutorial and I have the feeling you'll want to make more than one after you try it. I know I do!

Here's the video link below, and my Etsy Shop is linked off to the right here on the blog. Or you can just click right here

Here's the video...