Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Favorite tools

 Do you have a favorite papercrafting tool?  I have a few that are my favorites!

1. A good paper trimmer-SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer by Fiskars-totally rocks!  This cutter has a wider front base and a swing arm for more measurements up to 15 inches.  It is lightweight, portable, and easy to read.

2. Micro-tip non-stick scissors-these scissors from Close to My Heart are fabulous!  You can cut ribbon or paper after cutting something sticky and have NO problems.  Love them!

3. Foam tape from Close to My Heart is awesome!  It comes in 2 different widths in one package.  I am able to add dimension to any project with no worries.

4. Adhesive-I am switching over from Tombow to 3L E-Z dots adhesive.  You get more on the roll and it is easier to roll onto my projects.

5. Versa Mat from Close to My Heart is amazing!  It helps line up a true 12x12 layout and get perfect paper placement every time.

If you have a favorite tool make a comment below and tell me what it is and why.  I would love to hear from you.

hugs, Holly

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Love on Target

  Have you seen the new stamp of the month for January yet?  Oh boy, I am loving it!  It has a great target, adorable arrows, and fabulous words. This set is perfect for all crafters.  Today I will share with you a few projects I made with the set. If you need help getting yours let me know.  You can shop at http://hollyvalerius.ctmh.com

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!

      I would love to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  2015 is going to be incredible!!!

Have you set your New Year's resolutions yet? What will you be doing in 2015?  I am going to post mine here so everyone will help keep me accountable.
1. Continue to follow my Weight Watchers plan.  I have slipped a little and need to get back on track.
2. Post here 2 times a month or more.  I have not posted regularly and I feel so bad about that.
3. Make 3-6 videos this year.  I know we all learn better when we see how to do something.
4. Scrapbook for myself.  I have a freshman this year and his graduation will be here before I know it.      I want to be on top of it with no stress.

Happy National Papercrafting Month!!!
Have you seen the amazing January special from Close to My Heart?  We are celebrating National Papercrafting month with an adorable paper kit.  Your kit will come with special paper, cardstock, gold stickers, and a C stamp set, all for $5.00 when you spend $50.  You can add the mini album for just an additional $5.00.  Here I am showing you a little bit of my mini album and some cards I made with the leftovers.  Today I plan on making a layout with the rest of the leftovers.  Contact me if you are interested in the special.http://hollyvalerius.ctmh.com