When I was young one of my favorite things to do when we were at restaurants was to color. There was something magical and special that while the adults talked about topics way above my head, I could be in my own world coloring. At times it would not matter how long the meal was as long as I had my coloring books.
The biggest challenge I had was the transportation of the coloring books and the coloring implements. I used bags, but if the crayons spilled out and were left in the car on a hot day, that would mean a new set was needed. After a while I got a smaller bag, and tried to condense everything I needed in a neat stack. Despite my best efforts, these methods never worked.
When I recently saw the Crayola Color Wonder On-The-Go sets, I wondered where they were all those years ago.
Stampin’ Up: Day at the Beach Wood-Mount Stamp Set Review + Giveaway
When Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog and I saw a beach inspired stamp set I was filled with happiness.
The reason that I was filled with such happiness is that I live close to the Pacific Ocean and I try to share the ocean with the people I care about that do not live here.
Short of packaging and shipping beach sand, there is a couple alternate ways I share the loce of the coast starting with teh cards. I have a vast collection of beach and ocean inspired stickers, but have loved the look and personalization of stamps. This new Day at the Beach Wood-Mounted Stamp Set had every stamp needed to create a beach day on a card.
The Hippie Hobby Box: String Art Review + Giveaway
Whenever I have the opportunity to review a DIY box, I get excited since I am a crafter and DIY gal at heart.
Being a Do It Yourself girl, I do not see trash, I see an opportunity to up-cycle an item. The reality is that I am often busy, and at times do not get to do the things I set out to due to time constraints.
Each month when I receive the newest The Hippie Hobby Box I get excited because this is the simplest way to do a craft that I otherwise would not have the time to do. I noticed was this was a simple way to introduce DIY’ers to a craft they otherwise may not do. Each month the spirit of DIY and up-cycling are fused into one monthly do-it-yourself project with this monthly kit.
Recently Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog, and contained therein was a simple set of colored pencils. When I saw these, my first thought was that they would be a great addition to my colored pencil collection. As it turns out these are much more than colored pencils – they are Watercolor Pencils. These particular Watercolor Pencils go on like a regular colored pencil but have the ability to become watercolored.
When you have a pets, it is inevitable that you will need small bags to clean up after them. I have been on a search for a dispenser that at the least would keep the plastic bags organized until I need them.
One afternoon, as I was depleting my pre-moistened wipes, inspiration struck and I realized with a little bit of effort, I could create a dispenser for plastic bags that would be easy and cater to my love of all things color filled.
With about a hour or two you too can have a custom plastic bag dispenser.
Crafting with Alcohol: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts & Holiday Decor Review + Giveaway
As a crafter I am always open and excited to try new projects. I love to try a new technique and see the project come to life. There are many techniques, each promising a different result. These many items range in difficulty and can have awesome to questionable results.
Recently I received a copy of Crafting with Alcohol Inks: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts & Holiday Decor by Allison Murray for review, I was excited at the prospect of a craft that I knew little about.
Paper Pumpkin – Another Great Year – December 2016 Kit Review + Giveaway
One of my favorite activities is to go through my year of photos, send them to the printers for printing and then placing them in an album.
Sometimes I remember all the details of the moment captured in the photo, and other times my memory needs a little jogging. I keep a journal of the years events that I am able to reference back to when I make my yearly highlight album.
When I received the December 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit “Another Great Year”, I saw an easy way unique way to summarize my 2016.
When I was young one of my most disliked classes was anatomy. There must have been a mental block in my mind because no matter how many times I reviewed those diagrams I never quite got the idea.
Now that I am older, I can appreciate each bone, joint and movement that my body produces. I am eager to learn more and educate myself about those intricacies that I did not understand all those years earlier.
When I received the Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Master Collectionby Blue Star Premier, I finally saw a way I could learn about the interior of my body, while having a relaxing time. Continue reading →