Showing posts from January, 2013

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:

WATCH MY VALENTINES episode HERE on My Craft Channel 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.

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:

WATCH MY TEXTURED SIGN episode HERE on My Craft Channel

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 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…

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:

episode HERE on My Craft Channel

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 …

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…

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.

episode HERE on My Craft Channel

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