Yearly Archives: 2016

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    12 tags of 2016 collection…

    thank you for being part of the 12 tags of 2016!  i appreciate you sharing your wonderful ideas throughout the year and uploading your finished projects each month.  i hope you had fun with this collection – here’s to more creative inspiration in the new year…t!m

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    holiday project: oh deer…

    with the holidays right around the corner, coming up with ideas for those last minute holiday gifts for friends, party hosts, or even a festive decoration for your home is what most of us need about now.  today’s tutorial shows how to create a cheerful christmas clipboard using the “oh deer” from idea-ology.  these cute little guys Continue Reading

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    journey to shanghai…

    this past week mario and i set out on quite an adventure… our first journey to shanghai china for a business trip.  we started out early morning in phoenix on a 5am flight to dallas where we connected on the 15 hour direct flight to shanghai arriving at 4pm the following day.  we met up with our Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – december…

    well we did it! a whole year of technique remixes reminding us once again that techniques are truly timeless.  i wanted to share my initial post from january when it all started… “happy 2016!  as we embark on a new year, many of us set new goals, plan new adventures, and like any creative person, seek new ideas (after all it’s those Continue Reading

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    2016 holiday inspiration series… project by: paula cheney

    bundle up and escape for the holidays to this winter wonderland created by paula cheney.  i love every festive detail in this masterpiece of merriment including the gilded deer, icy woodland trees, and  snowy textured landscape.  however the highlight for me is definitely the illuminated effect created with wrapped tiny wired lights that cast a glow of holiday magic – absolutely stunning…t!m supplies: surface: Continue Reading

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    2016 holiday inspiration series… project by: richele christensen

    when it comes to creating quick and fun craft projects, richele christensen is always coming up with clever ideas.  today’s christmas collage project shows how to design a patchwork background layered with dies and a brilliant way to use a texture fade as a focal point.  this is one holiday project i’m sure will inspire many of us to look at our stash of Continue Reading

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    simon says stamp special holiday release week blog hop…

    ’tis the season for festive crafting so what better way to celebrate than with a simon says stamp holiday release week blog hop!  if you are coming from the simon says stamp blog you’ve made it to the right place.  i’m so excited to be part of the Limited Edition 2016 Holiday Card kit!! it is packed full of Continue Reading

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    sizzix village gingerbread…

    the sweet smell of gingerbread fills the air in this video tutorial for the new village gingerbread.  create a colorful cottage accented with whimsical candies and sugary sparkle that looks good enough to eat, but the best part of this one is no baking required – happy holidays…t!m

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    2016 holiday inspiration series… project by: vicki evans

    hand-made holiday cards are one of my favorite ways to share a little creative magic with others.  today vicki evans (aka: that crazy chick) shows how to make three unique styles of holiday cards using the same card layering template.  i love how distinctly different these cards are showing how you can personalize your christmas crafting from traditional, to winter, to modern with Continue Reading

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    2016 holiday inspiration series… project by: zoe hillman

    get ready to deck the halls with this creative holiday shadowbox from zoe hillman.  the neutral palette creates a wonderful woodlands scene that would make a timeless decorative piece to celebrate the seasonal.  check out this tutorial to see the custom details zoe shares to turn the ordinary into christmas extraordinary…t!m supplies: inks: distress ink antique linen/vintage photo/walnut Continue Reading