IBP Valentines with Sassy Style

Join me as I host Tausha Hoyt from Sassy Style Redesign and we talk about creating a Valentines garland. You'll learn how simple it is to add glitter to your cut-out shapes and craft up some beautiful coffee filter flowers. This is the first part of a two part Valentine Special with Tausha. Check out part two on Friday's Sassy Style show. And be sure to follow ME on Pinterest for other inspiring ideas: http://pinterest.com/allreddesign

We sure had filming this episode and Tausha proved on camera that not everything crafty comes natural to her.


He Said, She Said Flip Album Tutorial

This album was featured on My Craft Channel as part of their Featured Buy on Monday, Jan. 28th. If you purchased it or hope to get this fabulous Teresa Collins He Said, She Said Collection, then here's a fun flip album that you can create with this darling collection. 

He Said Album Side...

....flip it over and you have the She Said Album Side

Flip Album Directions:
Would you believe that the cover to this album can be created with only a 12x12" sheet of patter paper. Then you just need to add embellishments and coordinating paper.

Punch holes 3/4" in on both sides.
To create the inserts you simply need to trim four pieces of cardstock
to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2". Fold all in half and punch holes. 
 This shows both the "HE" and "SHE" sides of the album.
This shows the top view of the album, image below that is
using the He Said-She Said papers.


IBP Textured Sign Technique

Join me today as I share a fun textured paint technique to make all your sign projects really stand out. Thanks to the help of my longtime crafting buddy, Andrea McAllister I will walk you through step-by-step so you can create awesome textured signs too! Be sure to follow Lori on Pinterest for other inspiring ideas: http://pinterest.com/allreddesign


Welcome Today's Creative Blog Readers

Imagine my surprise when I roll over to turn my iphone alarm off this morning and cradle it in my hands as I check my messages and emails.... there at the top of my work email was a email telling me what was being featured on the Today's Creative Blog today. You see it's part of my morning routine and I was ready for just about anything...
anything except the subject line with my name in it.

I shot out of bed and started hyperventilating and giggling at the same time. I was beyond thrilled and excited to see that both myself and My Craft Channel were being featured!!

Then a quick panic of "oh crap, I haven't updated my blog this week" shot through my head. So I thought I'd say HI, welcome and link you to a few things.

First, you MUST follow me on Pinterest...you see I'm addicted and I think you will find what I pin and feature on my Inspired by Pinterest show worth your time (wink). Follow me here.

Second, you MUST like My Craft Channel on Facebook. I'm always popping over there asking questions and talking about upcoming shows.

And last I'd love to hear where you're visiting from and if you like, follow my little blog that I only update when I need to (wink)!!

Last, if you don't already follow Today's Creative Blog, you should...they feature all sorts of cool things (like me) and she is the coolest crafty chick I know (wish she lived closer)!

Thanks KIM & everyone!!


IBP Tips for Working with Burlap

Join me today on My Craft Channel as I share another reason I love Pinterest. It's a great resource for learning how to do many things from cleaning your oven to hanging a picture frame. In today's episode I will shares some great tips on working with Burlap. And be sure to follow me on Pinterest (PLEASE) for other inspiring ideas: http://pinterest.com/allreddesign


Craft Storage Ideas Using Jars + Winner Announced

Someone recently asked me "why do you have so many jars in your craft room." Well I am a firm believer as a crafter that "if I cannot see the craft supplies I own, I will not ever use them." So boxes and containers that might look nice on the outside and hide what is inside just do not work for me. I open them up years later to reveal supplies that I've probably purchased two or three times not realizing where my original stash is.

So I love organizing by "Jar". I think they're beautiful will filled with pretty supplies and I can see what is in them from a distance making it much easier to use. I've tried a ton of different ways to store my craft supplies over the years and this is what works best for me. So I'd like to share some fun Storage Ideas Using Jars with you this post.

I use to have all buttons stored in little clear boxes by color. But the minute I'd drop them on the floor and they'd fall every which way I decided that I was not OCD enough to keep something as yummy as a button sorted by color and size. Therefore the jar was storage was what I have enjoyed the best. I LOVE digging through the jar looking for that perfect button. If I really have to get to the bottom of things I simply pull out a large bowl and start dumping the buttons out. But trust me, I love keeping my jars stored this way and find it just as easy to locate that perfect button as when I had them all sorted.

I received this yummy collection of threads from my friends at Pick Your Plum. And what better way to display them and store them then in a large quart mason jar. I even love that the lid doesn't fit and it looks adorable next to my sewing machine.

I am addicted to twine and again if I cannot see the twine then I won't remember I have it. These large jars I picked up at Walmart for about $7.00 a jar and I have large spools, small spools and carded twine in here. LOVE IT!

This photo below are two of my favorites. I have to admit the old fashioned bottle to the right I filled with brads doesn't get used a ton (simply because I don't use brads that much) but isn't it adorable filled with all those different sizes and colors of brads. And yes, I use to have them all sorted by size and color in a sortable container...so much happier with this and it takes up a LOT less space.

And last but not least is my washi tape jar. Can I just say I am as addicted to washi tape as any crafter is right now and I love that I can see all the yummy designs I've collected. I cannot wait for it to be too full (because you know I can do it).

Here's a quick snap shot of my shelves with my flower, twine and ribbon jars on them. Aren't they a great way to store crafty stuff??

(P.S. Love the Doodlebug Storybook Albums)

Thanks for checking out my blog! I've love to have you 
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Thank you all for entering the giveaway for a copy of the Creative Spaces Volume 2 issue. Be sure to go back and check out my post about being part of this beautiful idea book. Congrats goes out to:

Gloria Hidalgo
(Please email me your shipping information and CK will ship you a copy of the Creative Spaces.)
Thank you for entering the giveaway, I loved reading what everyone wrote about how they store things in their own creative spaces.


Creative Spaces Volume 2 NOW Available + Giveaway

I'm so beyond thrilled to announce that the new Creative Spaces Volume 2 is finally available for purchase. You might remember that I announced I'd be part of this amazing idea book in my Announcement post. Then not last week I shared a fun blog post showing you a little bit of the Behind the Scenes in this post. 

But I was even more thrilled to see my photo and my craft space in the actual magazine. Did I mention after seeing the first issue it was my goal to make it into the next one. Thanks to Megan Hoeppner and the Creating Keepsakes team, I actually accomplished a GOAL!!

Here's some posts about my space that are not things that were featured in the Creative Spaces article.

First off, I love using Vinyl to personalize my space. Be sure to check out how I did that in my Creative Ways to Use Vinyl for Home post.

I'm always looking for storage ideas that help me "show" my craft items. I firmly believe if you cannot see what you have, then you will not use it. So be sure to check out my blog post about how I incorporate Jar Storage into my craft space that I will post next Tuesday.

The folks at Creating Keepsakes offered my the chance to giveaway a copy to my followers to celebrate the new release. Simply leave a comment here on my blog and tell me how you prefer to store your ribbons and buttons? You'll have until Monday, Jan. 14th to enter and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, Jan. 15th.

More chances to win...
And to offer you more chances to win, be sure to check out the following blogs. My friends and both My Craft Channel and Doodlebug are doing giveaways as well.
My Craft Channel Giveaway
Doodlebug Design Giveaway


IBP Just My Type - Metallic Letters

Do you love incorporating monograms and alphabet letters into your home decorating? You'll love to see how I took simple Paper Mache letters and make them look like metal. I'll show a few different techniques that she found on Pinterest.


IBP Door Decor Winter Burlap or Tulle Wreath

Now that you've pulled your holiday decorations down, you're probably wondering what to put up next. Check out my latest "Door Decor" episode where she'll show you a couple of different ideas for winter type wreaths using either tulle or burlap and a wire hanger.

episode HERE on My Craft Channel

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