Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Hi Everyone,
This is a new video I did on How to Decorate a Gift Bag.  I wanted to do something different from using scrapbook paper to decorate it, so I used some beautiful vintage eyelet lace. I would love to know if you try this!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hi Everyone,
I have decided to stop my tag swap permanently. It is with a heavy heart that I have made this decision. I have so many things going on in my personal and business life. I have made so many new friends by doing this swap and I wish everyone continued joy and inspiration in their personal crafting journeys.Thank you to everyone who has ever joined my swaps, and THANK YOU to all of myregular monthly swappers. I have enjoyed seeing all of the ideas and techniques that everyone has used on their tags. I would like to refer you to my friend, Gina's ning site. She has a variety of monthly swaps that I think you may enjoy. Please check her out at  Thank you and many blessings to each of you.  ***Carlene***

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Layout

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick and easy Scrapbook Layout I made.  Once I get this year's pictures, I will be able to play my photos in this layout.  I used two papers from one of Tim Holtz' paper collections because I didn't have any "Thanksgiving" paper, so I used what I had available. I think the colors are pretty. To add some interest, I used my Cricut to cut out a doily shape. I am trying to use my Cricut more often, and this was super easy. You can watch my tutorial on You Tube, and I have posted a picture as well. Let me know if you have questions! Take care.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share my Halloween Paperbag Mini Album with you. I created a new wy to fold your paperbag for its binding. Take a peek and tell me what you think! There are two parts, the first one is how to fold the paperbags and the second one is the finished album.... Thanks for stopping by!