How to Make a Christmas Tree from Paper Scraps


It’s easy to make a quick Christmas tree using Glue Dots® and paper from your crafty stash!

First, roll a piece of green paper into a cone shape and secure it using Glue Dots.

  Next, choose paper you like from your crafty stash of paper leftovers.  I find that double sided paper looks best on the tree.  […]

Fabric Jingle Bells with Mod Podge

Ho Ho Ho!!

Isn’t it fun to add your own special touch to Christmas and holiday decor?  I think so!  I used two kinds of Mod Podge and a few other cool products I received from Plaid to give these jingle bells a glittery fabric flair.  It’s easy to do!  I’ll show you how…

I’m using some big jingle bells I got at my local craft […]

Are You Ready for Some Football?

It all comes down to this...The Alabama Auburn Game!

It’s no mystery what team I cheer for in the biggest football rivalry that exists in my corner of the world. 😉  Today is the big day: the Alabama & Auburn game!  I’ve rooted for one of the teams (I’ll let you guess which one) since I was a baby Super Joy.  However, my brother graduated from THE OTHER university.  Clearly, he was dropped on his head as a child.  LOL!  Actually, I spent the […]

My Crafty Haul from Consumer Crafts


I’m so thrilled and grateful to take part in an awesome opportunity where I was provided with $50 to spend at Consumer online store.  Hardly any time passed before I went back to buy some more things on my own dime. 😉  Oh yeah, baby.  I had to have those 12″ paper mache letters I talk about in the video.  I also went back because their prices are really good, […]

Photo Frame Hanging Advent Countdown Calendar – Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

I'm looking forward to doing some Black Friday shopping from the comfort of my  pjs and laptop.

Welcome to the Lori Whitlock Blog Hop!  Be sure to follow the hop list at the bottom of this post so you can see all of the crafty project ideas!

As I began working on this project, I realized just how useful it would be for our family.  The main reason?  My daughter is away at college and we can start counting down the days until she comes home for […]

Thanksgiving Card, Recipe and Thoughts

Adorable card by Joy's Life Design Team Leader, Patty!

Adorable card by Joy’s Life Design Team Leader, Patty!  She’s using It’s All Fall Puns stamps.

Hey everybody!  I just wanted to take a second to wish my US friends a Happy Thanksgiving this week!  I’m looking forward to celebrating it with 19…yes, 19 family members.  We always host Thanksgiving dinner at our house and make a traditional meal.  I’m especially looking forward to […]

Decorate a Travertine Tile with Vinyl – Lori Whitlock Design Team

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It’s easy to make useful gifts using vinyl and tiles from your local hardware store.  I’m using a travertine tile.  They’re great at absorbing water.

I used the #25 from Lori Whitlock’s “Number Set 21-31“to help me create my vinyl decorated tile.  A number set can be super useful.  You can create things like birthday cards, advent calendars and mini albums with them and focus […]