Monday, December 31, 2012

Dec. 31st: 2013 Memory Jar Display, Alison Faulkner, CTMH Embossed Resist Stamping, Xyron

Teresa Collins Designs Show: 2013 Memory Jar Display

Do you want to remember all the special moments and things that make you smile? Today watch as Teresa has used clear Apothocary Jars(you can use Mason Jars) that are displayed and kept close by at home with a notepad and pencil inside. Also, Teresa will be giving away one of the apothocary jars to one lucky viewer! Visit Teresa's blog to learn how you can enter to win

My Craft Studio: Alison Faulkner

Kristine McKay is sharing this latest episode with you and hopes you join her for a giggle or two. She's interviewing the very funny Alison Faulkner, from and talking about her latest show on My Craft Channel for Slice Crafts. Be sure to check out her website as well as the new and improved Watch for the new Slice Crafts show with Alison to start in a few weeks.


Embossed Resist Stamping: Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart Episode

“Embossed Resist Stamping” features a stamping technique for inking the areas around an embossed image to make the image stand out.
For more information, contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant or find a Consultant by clicking here.

Featured Buy: Xyron Sticker Maker Bundle

Create your own stickers, washi tape, and more with today’s kit.  The 2.5” Xyron sticker maker is the perfect “go-to” tool.  Not only do you get the tool that comes with 20’ of adhesive you will also receive and additional 20’ refill . . . that’s 40’ total!

For amazing ideas on why you must own this amazing machine, be sure to check out past episodes from:

MSRP $34.99
Today's Cost $24.99

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Guest Designer: Alexes from Dear Lexe Designs

Introduction.... we met Alexes at a Smash Ball before Christmas and we were so impressed with her beautiful design work that we insisted on sharing one of our favorites with you. You're probably wondering why we would feature a Christmas Advent Calendar "after" Christmas. Well we knew you could all see past the "theme" and appreciate her mad design skills. Look at it like it could be a Countdown to Valentines instead (wink).
Hi there! It's Alexes from Dear Lexe Designs, I just want to start off by telling you how excited I am to be guest blogging here on My Craft Channel! It's kind of a dream come true for me! I've been playing with paper ever since I was a little girl and what can I say, I'm basically obsessed with all things paper.... So I'm really excited to share a little project with you guys! I'm sure you all have seen the little advent calendars with a pocket for each day with a little piece of chocolate in it, well this is just like that.... but better. This my friends, is my take on the advent calendar.
The very first thing I did was to take 25 small manila tags I got from the oh so awesome hobby lobby. I didn't love the tags plain so I decided to add a little depth and texture. I used the Tim Holtz distressing ink in Antique Linen, which I highly recommend for any of your creamy distressing needs. It added the perfect vintage look to my tags! After all the tags were distressed, I took each tag one at a time and just had some fun! That's one of the things I loved about this project, I could take each tag and make something completely different from the others. So many ideas were going through my head, I had a really great time deciding what I wanted to do with each card, and they are so small that it was quick and easy to make each of them!
One of my favorite cards that I made is the number 10 card. The red lace I used is actually from an old shirt that had lace running along the bottom. Before I threw the shirt out I just cut the lace off . I just love the vintage look it gives to this project.
I know what you're thinking, don't most advent calendars have some kind of activity, treat or ornament associated with each day? The answer my friends, is YES! Obviously I took up most of the room on the front of the card so the only place left was the back! On each of my cards there is a tiny folded piece of vellum with a fun activity written on it. Like bake cookies, read a christmas book, build a fort, ya know, fun holiday stuff. Diptych 1
One of my very favorite things to do is dye my own ribbon! I swoon over the way the Tattered Angles Mists look on this awesome seam binding. Seam Binding is my favorite ribbon to use for vintage looking projects and the best part is I can usually find some great deals at my local thrift store. Most of the time you can find a bag for 50 cents! score! Oh and I know you can buy special mats for misting, but I just use a deep tupperware for my ribbon. The mist is completely water solvent so just run the tupperware under the faucet and it's clean!
Just a little shout out to My Minds Eye, that pennant banner alpha I used on the top of my calendar is my absolute FAVORITE alpha ever. I hoard it. SO cute!! There should be more just like this!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Oh and for an in-depth look at this years december daily album visit me over at Dear Lexe Designs
Here's a sneak peak!! DSC_0080

Friday, December 28, 2012

Dec. 28th: Repurpose, Reuse, Redesign, Hostess Gifts, Scrap'n Easle

Tausha shares great ideas on taking items you already have and featuring them in new ways around your home. Bring something memorable from your childhood or items from a loved one out in creative ways with her design tips in today's episode. For more inspiration from Tausha, visit her blog at

Back by Popular Demand: Kara's Party Ideas - Hostess Gifts

Parties are a plenty this time of year, don't forget to take a gift for the hostess. Take a gift to your hostess the next time you attend a party! Join Kara Allen on Kara’s Party Ideas as she shows you four fun and creative hostess gift ideas! What better way to show your appreciation to your host than to bring him or her a lovely gift.


This folding craft easel  is ideal for cardmaking, tags, stamping, and other small paper craft projects.  It’s portable and has a magnetic work surface so your project will stay in place as you create your masterpiece.  No more back, neck, or shoulder pain.

MSRP $89.99
Today's Cost $59.99

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dec. 27th: Tissue Paper, Pinterest, DIY Band-aids, 6x6 Paper Pads

Inspired by Pinterest: Tissue Paper Challenge

Join Lori Allred ( as she shares some fun and creative ways to use a few sheets of beautiful 7Gypsies tissue paper. Follow Lori on Pinterest for other inspiring ideas:

Xyron: DIY Decorative Band-aids

Band-Aids are useful, but they are often bland and the decorative ones are either childlike or expensive! Using scraps of fabric and a Xyron X, Beth Kingston shows how to make your own custom designed Band-Aid!


Featured Buy: 6x6 Paper Pad Bonanza

Today’s kit is a huge value bundle of 6x6 designer paper pads. You will receive FIVE paper pads including: Nostalgia, Word Travels, Life of the Party, Dilly Dally, and Miss Caroline. Each pad as 24 sheets of paper and is great for cards, mixed media, scrapbooking, and more!

MSRP $29.99
Today's Cost $14.99

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dec. 26th: Singe Sheet 8 Page Mini Book, Tips of Photographing Children, Mixed Media Specialty Papers

Create a darling flip album with a single sheet of 12x12 paper. Melissa shows step by step how to fold and cut a single sheet of paper into a darling page-turning mini-album. She shows how easy it is to turn it into an amazing keepsake or gift by adding a touch of seam binding ribbon and some sparkly gems. For other inspiring ideas visit


Back by Popular Demand: Photographing Children

We're always trying to get the perfect photo of our kids this time of year. This popular I Heart Faces episode is sure to help. Learn from two experienced mommy photographers, Amy and Angie as they share their tips for photographing your children. They'll teach you what has worked for them to have a successful and less stressful session trying to capture those childhood moments and more.


Today's kit is all about specialty paper that is perfect for your next mixed media project. You will receive 5 sheets of 12x12 white textured printable sticker paper, 3 sheets of 12x12 reflective mirror paper and 2 sheets of 12x12 printable canvas. 

MSRP $24.99
Today's Cost $14.99

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