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Beach Banner

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using some wonderful papers from the

It’s still summer  and it is hot here in New York, so I’ve created a beach themed banner.

I’ve used several sizes of the Sizzix Pennant Dies to create the banner, cutting Berrylicious Poptones, Blue Basis, Bristol Bright White and […]

Mini Notebook

I’m really excited to share this notebook with everybody today.  The original tutorial I saw was done by Lawn Fawn.  One of my favorite parts of this journal is that it closes and I can just slide it in my purse.

Front, showing closure


In order to create this mini journal, […]

Butterfly Mobile Tutorial

Good morning everyone!  I’m sure that everyone is about ready for Spring so I’m here with a butterfly mobile because nothing says Spring more than seeing butterflies fluttering everywhere.

First I cut out a bunch of butterflies.  I cut at least 3 of each butterfly of the same pattern and […]

Blast from the Past – Snowflakes Tutorial

Since I’m living in a construction zone right now due to an unfortunate plumbing issue which led to the dishwasher flooding our kitchen and hallway, getting underneath our wood laminate flooring and into our walls… I decided it would be a good idea to post a Blast from the Past post using […]


I am making a butterfly mobile for a precious special needs little girl.  She loves bright colors and butterflies so I’ve been making them like crazy!  These are a fair amount of work so it’s taking me more time than I originally wanted to take but I’m sure she will love it […]

Floral Garden

I thought it would be fun to do a ‘Blast from the Past’ that uses several of the yummy paper that are on sale at  The gorgeous Lustre Paperline is on sale for 25% off  and the Hambly Studio is on sale at a 50% discount!  Be sure to check out the rest of PaperTemptress’s monthly specials […]

Butterfly Clip & Tutorial

UPDATE:  I added a little bling to the original butterfly clip.

I have a little tutorial for you today.    I made a butterfly and attached it to a clip so that it could be clipped anywhere you like!

First I cut out 2 of […]

Stitches & Swirls Thank You Note

Nancy here stepping in for Anita who is sick and has sick kiddos.  Hope they all feel better soon!

It’s always nice to have Thank You notes on hand so I decided to make one for today’s post.  I thought it would be fun to show you how to make […]

Thinking of You

I LOVE butterflies!  Don’t you?

I cut the butterfly out of Black Onyz.  I then used the cut-out to trace the outline on Heavenly White #80 and cut it out.  I colored it with copics as shown in the photo below.

 I glued the […]

Enjoy the little things!

Good morning, Steph here using some wonderful papers from the  If you aren’t sure what to do with vellum, let me show you what I’ve done.

This Magnolia image was stamped on Cryogen White, my cardstock of choice when using Copic Markers.  The background is purple vellum called Blush Away.  It embossed easily and […]