Paper Craftin with Erica

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So, I found (can’t remember for the life of me where…. Etsy, maybe?) homemade Harry Potter wands.  I thought, “I can do that.”  So, I took a stab at it and made some for a friend.  I wanted wand boxes and searched and searched and finally found white boxes (that would fit my wands) with a Read more

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I wanted to make Merceydeis something quick, special, and cute.  I also wanted to participate in a couple of challenges, which is perfect for the Valentine’s spirit.  Here’s what I came up with. I started with this cute little alien from an old Valentine stamp set (The Angel Company) and colored her Read more

Over at CMCC, my personal creative outlet, we are particpating in a Smash book challenge/group/inspiration.  It's amazing what we can do with Smash books.  I didn't even know they made books just for smashing!  How cool is that?  Instead of making a generic book, I broke down and bought two "Smash" books… one for me… Read more

It's time for another blog hop with The Angel Company.  Since this is a 'seasonal' hop, I made a cute "Happy Easter" treat filled with jelly beans.  The image stamp is from The Joy of Easter set and the sentiment stamp is from the I Love Easter set.  I used my spellbinders die, stamped the Read more

Fall is upon us (which is my absolute FAVORITE season) and I just had to make something with my new Thanksgiving Sweeties stamp set from The Angel Company.  It's supposed to be a center-piece for the end table, but I can't use it for that…. because my cats would love it too much.  Anyway, I Read more

Last Thursday I had a "Krafty Kids" workshop.  Six girls, grades 4th – 8th, came over to play.  We made two 6×6 scrapbook pages, an altered photo album, and a cute mini album.  I covered chipboard coasters with the Uptown Girl 8×8 paper collection and then rounded the corners.  Then I sanded the edges and inked Read more

I had a workshop last weekend and one of the things we made was a clear mini album.  It's approximately 3" and SO cute!  I used tags from our More Mimi collection to create the body of our book. It's an "All About of Me" book with a "SHE" theme.  Eventually, I'll add a few Read more

So, Brenda and I celebrated our 7th anniversary a couple days ago.  I got an addition to my diamond collection (an anniversary ring) and I bought her a 5 carat diamond bracelet.  I also made her a little something.  Here it is…       I used the More Mimi paper collection… again.  I just Read more

I made the cutest Valenine gifts this year.  I originally started it to post a tutorial on my Associated Content site, but I got so excited with the turn out that I just couldn't stop making things!  For starters, I made an altered candy tin, a decorative pillar candle, an altered mini notebook, a greeting card Read more

Hello friends… here are a couple of 6×6 Clipboards I altered.  I was looking to create something that I could hang up and use for "leaving notes" so I used cork to pin reminders and sticky notes for, well, notes.  It was a little difficult to get the paper to cover the entire board because Read more