Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Making a Flip Book Part 4: Finishing Touches

This is the 4th and final part of my flip book process video.  I had fun making it and sharing my thoughts, tips and process with you.  Thank you for watching!

Making a Flip Book Part 3: Multiple Panels--Go with the flow!

In this video, I finish up the inside panels of my flip book.  Thought I could get this all done in 3 videos, but no can do.  There will be a fourth video where I will complete the flip book and share the final product.  :)

Making a Flip Book Part 2: Creating Scenes

Here I share my thought process on creating scenes that flow and tell a story.  I use die cuts to create my scenes.  However, you don't need die cuts to create your hillsides, clouds, etc...All you need is a pair of scissors and your imagination! :)

Making a Flip Book Part 1: Book Base & Paper Hinges

Hello, my friends!  I am in a flip book state of mind and decided to share my thoughts, tips, tricks and process for constructing a base using paper hinges, for building scenes and for embellishing a flip book. So, join me and let's create together.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Very Merry Grinchmas Flip Book

     I can't believe I never shared this labor of love here.  I loved the way this flip book turned out. It was so much fun to make and a great way to repurpose boxed holiday cards and envelopes.  

Unicorn Theme Pocket Letter

     Pocket letters are such a fun, unique and creative way to correspond with pen pals, friends and family via snail mail.  The possibilities are endless and the payoff rewarding.  I love it when a pocket letter comes together exactly how I envisioned it in my mind.  

Altered Index Card

     Altering index cards is fun and easy.  Here is one I altered using a Gorjuss Girl mini stamp,  some die cuts and distress inks.  I love the way it turned out!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Badge Book Tutorial: Part 3-My Finished Badge Book!

Sharing my finished badge book.  A labor of love.  I am thrilled with the way it turned out.  

Badge Book Tutorial-Part 1
Badge Book Tutorial-Part 2

Badge Book Tutorial: Part 2-Making/Decorating the Panels

Join me as I continue to create and embellish badge books for my Girl Scouts.  This is part 2 of a 3 part tutorial.  Be sure to check out the other videos.  :)

Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock: White, "Color Splash" by Recollections, "Storytime" by WRMK and Momenta
  • Die Cuts by Lawn Fawn:  Stitched Hillside Borders, Meadow Borders, Puffy Clouds Borders, Ocean Wave Borders, & Spring Showers
  • Distress Inks:  Stormy Sky, Forrest Moss & Victorian Velvet
  • Jolee's Boutique Posable Stickers: Mermaid, Ballerina & Fairy
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Badge Book Tutorial: Part 1-Altering a File Folder to Make a Badge Book or Gate Fold Card

It is Court of Awards time for my Girl Scouts.  I decided to make badge books for my Scouts, to house all of  the badges they have earned.  I think this makes a great presentation and serves as a cool keepsake too.  This is a 3 part tutorial so be sure to check out all of the videos.  :) 

Supplies Used:
  • File Folders
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive 
  • Paper Trimmer (optional)
  • Score Board (optional)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Heat Embossed Christmas Cards

Right now, I am obsessed with all things vintage.  Using some supplies laying around in my craft room, I made these super easy, vintage inspired Christmas cards.  

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Daisy Flower Bobby Pins Using Resin Charms

Quick Share: Daisy Flower Bobby Pins

Posted a quick share video on how to make daisy flower bobby pins.  You can use buttons instead of resin charms.  Visit, subscribe and above all...have fun.  Happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Despicable Me Minion Party Cups

So, my most popular posts/tutorials are those about our cute little Minion friends.  Well, here is another quick and simple idea to further "minion-ize" your Despicable Me Minion Birthday Party.

The complete tutorial can be found at

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Batman Messenger Bag

Ever wonder what to do with those old bedsheets?  Well, I say recycle them into a cool messenger bag!

The complete tutorial can be found at

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paper Plate Flower (A Fun Craft for Kids)

The party is over and now you are stuck with more paper plates than any one household should have.  Now what?  Well,  here is quick and simple fun craft for kids.

Paper Plate Flower

The complete tutorial can be found at

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Paper Shirt ( 6 Steps, Super Easy!)

I recently made some invites for a Girl Scout event.  When designing the invite, I wanted to somehow incorporate the uniform worn by the Scouts (a white shirt and a vest) into the invite.  I quickly realized this required that I learn how to make a shirt out of paper (a paper shirt).  I am NOT a fan of origami!  I just can't wrap my mind around the countless meticulous folds required in order to make something sorta recognizable.  Well, I did some research, watched a couple of origami videos (torture!!!!) and experimented and practiced until I simplified the process and mastered making a paper shirt in 6 step!!!   Yep, 6 STEPS!!!

Paper Shirt (FINAL)

The complete tutorial can be found at

Monday, September 30, 2013

Minion Party Bags (Super Easy)

Continuing with the minion birthday party theme, I am going to share how I made MINION PARTY BAGS for my little one's 5th birthday party.  These bags are super cute and super inexpensive and easy to make.

The complete tutorial can be found at

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Despicable Me Minion Birthday Party Game-

My little one recently celebrated her 5th birthday.  We had a Minion (from "Despicable Me) themed birthday party.  One of my favorite birthday party games is pin the tail on the donkey.  Well, here is my "minion-ized" (totally not a real word!!) version of the game:  Pin the Eyes/Goggles on the Minion!!

The complete tutorial can be found at

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Despicable Me Minion Twinkies

My little one is obsessed with the minions from Despicable Me (1 & 2).  So much so that this year's theme for her 5th birthday is....(drumroll please)...DESPICABLE ME MINIONS!

I have so many minion projects running amok in my head--everything from cupcakes, to piƱatas, to balloons, to invites, to decorations.

Here is one that is super cute and super easy--THE MINION TWINKIE!! Because you can't look at a Twinkie without thinking "hey, kinda shaped like a minion."

The complete tutorial can be found at

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Button Bowl

I am still on my button kick.  This time I decided to make a button bowl.  This button bowl was inspired by a Pinterest pin.  Since this is my first attempt at a button bowl, I decided to down size to a much smaller bowl.

The complete tutorial can be found at

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Peacock Button Art

I love peacocks.  I love buttons.  It was only a matter of time before I was inspired to combine the two.  This idea has been bouncing around in my head for a little bit.   So I finally decided to give it form.  I love the end result.

The complete tutorial can be found at

Friday, March 22, 2013

Quick & Easy Penny Charms

This quick and easy D.I.Y. was inspired by this penny present idea I stumbled upon on Pinterest.

The complete tutorial can be found at

Sunday, February 24, 2013

My First Quiet Book

Months ago I decided to make MY FIRST QUIET BOOK.  My need for absolute perfection meant the book took MONTHS to complete.  While I had a general idea of what I wanted to accomplish, I have to admit that my ideas evolved as the book progressed, resulting in a book beyond what I originally envisioned.

I love, love, love my book.  More importantly and so much more gratifying is that my daughter loves it too.

The Four Seasons: Winter (Snowflake), Spring (Flower), Sumer (Sun) & Fall (Leaf)

The complete tutorial can be found at

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Classroom Valentine

I love this!  I am always looking for new and different classroom gift ideas. For Valentine's Day, I found this one on Pinterest.

Ella's Classroom Valentine

The complete tutorial can be found at

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Beach Button Art

If you love buttons and love the beach, then you will absolutely love this button craft!

The complete tutorial can be found at

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Crafty Crazy

Those who know me know how much I love all things crafty.  What started out as a hobby has evolved into a full blown obsession.  Yes, obsession!!!

What started out as my daughter's playroom has now been hijacked and transformed into my crafting room.  She tolerates my presence as long as I allow her unfettered access to all of my crafting supplies. I'm ok with that because she is a chip off the old CRAFTY CRAZY block and loves crafting too.  The husband, on the other hand, is clearing out the basement for me in the hopes I move shop.  He thinks I'm a CRAFTY CRAZY and need to be locked away.

My household and family serve as my inspiration.  My little girl is 4 going on 21!  I have 3 cats and 3 dogs.  My husband is a techno geek, science nut and hater of crafts stores.  LOL  My extended family is populated with doctors, lawyers, teachers, tree huggers, travelers, hoarders and even a few rocket scientists.  This all makes for a crazy, hectic, but also comical life that I would not trade for all the glue and glitter in the world.  :)

So why "THE CRAFTY CRAZY"?  Well, it's simple really.  I am CRAFTY and my husband often calls me CRAZY.  So, why not embrace it.  He suggested I start a blog to "share my crafts with the world."  In truth, I suspect he is hoping by starting a blog I'll stop torturing him with my constant craft chatter.  Epic fail on that one because now I get to torture him with constant crafty blog chatter.  Not to mention he is also my official crafts photographer and now he has to get those pictures in order for me too.  So HA!!!

Well, I'm excited about the blog and look forward to sharing my projects, both the good and the bad.

Happy crafting!