Paper Craftin with Erica

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This was supposed to be posted a week ago… but apparently, I click “draft” instead of publish.  Better late than never!  Right? My favorite holiday flew right by me.  I didn’t have time to decorate and we couldn’t go trick-or-treating because Merceydeis was sick.  She has strep throat which caused a full body rash much Read more

I papercrafted these pendants and they are so cool.  I got the idea from my pal, Jill.  She did a great job.  I used the  paper collections from The Angel Company and a sanding block to sand the edges down.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks to ink the edges. Yep, that's right.  They're Scrabble Read more

I have been SUPER busy the past few weeks.  School has been difficult to keep up with and work… well, I'm not even going to start with that.  For the past two weeks, I've been working on setting up the school carnival (I'm the PTO President at Merceydeis' school).  It was a LONG road, but Read more

I made this brag book for my sister for Christmas.  I made it without pictures so she could choose which ones were in there.  She cried when she saw it.  She said, "Wow, Erica, you made me something?"  It feels good to have your hard work appreciated.  I used a simple board book.  I then Read more

I’ve been swamped with work, so I’ve neglected my scrappin’ studies.  In the meantime, I want to show something I made a while ago, but never posted.  I made it during my “altered tin-making” obsession.  It’s simpler than many other tins I’ve made, but I wanted to do something special for Merceydeis.  Her nickname is Read more

As we await the winner of the blog candy to be drawn, I'd like to share a project.  It's an altered tin.  While I usually paint, distress and cover the entire tin, this one is different.  I decided to leave the "metal" look and just alter the top.  It's also larger than any other tin Read more

For Christmas, I created a few ornaments for a friend who lost her baby to SIDS a year ago. I used round chipboard coasters, add pieces of the Sydney Circle Album Kit, sanded the edges and coated it with modge podge.     I cut select pictures into circles, sanded the edges and adhered them to the coaster.  I Read more

Here's a simple project that turned out great… a library pocket. Of course, I used none other than my little garden girl. I know, I'm obsessed with this stamp set. Anyway, I adhered fitted patterned paper to the front along with the little girl, a piece of square cardstock, a flower and a brad.  For Read more

My latest craze is my new Bind-it-All machine. I absolutely love it. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it as soon as I got it… alter more coasters! I made a gorgeous little notebook for my daughter, whom love, love, loves to journal and write notes. I used 4×4 pieces of TAC Read more

Here's a great idea for party favors or just a "little" something for a loved one or friend.  I used a small paper drawer box (also known as mini match boxes) that I purchased from Oriental Trading.  I measured a small piece (approximately  3 x 4 1/2) of patterned paper.  Before I adhered it to Read more