Sunday, February 28, 2021


Good morning. Nicole here! I'm excited to share this adorable Metal Key Chain I created using Artesprix's Sublimation Markers and the Sublimation Ink Pad that is available in the shop. I'm ready for Spring! We've had some crazy weather in Maryland this winter... I'm looking forward to Spring!! get myself in the mood, I created a spring keychain. :) 

  • Metal Key Chain
  • Iron-On-Ink Sublimation Markers
  • Sublimation Ink Pad
  • Stamp Set Used for Design
  • Stamping Acrylic Block
  • Plain Copy Paper
  • Pencil
  • Heat Tape
  • Protective Paper
  • Project Mat
  • Heat Press or Home Iron
Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Trace your key chain onto a plain piece of copy paper using a pencil. That way you know how much space you have to work with.

Tip: Set your heat press at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 90 seconds before you start working on your key chain. That way, the heat press will be hot enough to sublimate your images when you are finished. :)

Step 2: Stamp images within the traced area using the Sublimation Ink Pad and Acrylic Block. Next, color in the images using your Sublimation Markers. It's OK to go outside the lines...that way you do not get any white edges if you are coloring the entire background.

Step 3: Using heat tape, tape down the key chain (white side faced down) onto the images. 

Step 4: Place a piece of Protective Paper at the top and bottom of your key chain.  Place your "Sublimation Sandwich" inside the heat press for 90 seconds at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 5: Carefully, remove project from heat press using gloves. Then place the key chain onto the Project Mat to cool down. Then, remove the paper and heat tape to reveal your vivid designs! 

Thanks so much for visiting today! If you think you're ready to try making one of your own, click here to start shopping! Artesprix's Sublimation Products are so much fun!! Once, you try them, you won't want to stop.

Friday, February 26, 2021


HAPPY FRIDAY! I made it through the week. How was your week? Any plans? I plan on cleaning and scrapping this weekend. I have some projects that are coming due and I just want to stay ahead... Until then, let me share another layout I created using Fancy Pant's newest collection, Peachy Keen. This collection is so pretty. Yes...there are a log of flowers and girly elements in this collection, BUT you can still use it to scrapbook those boys...

I'm not afraid to use girly elements on my boy layouts. As long as I like it, that is all that matters. And when I asked Edward if he liked it, he said yes. :)

I love the variety of patterns in this collection. It was hard not to use them all, but I think I came close! LOL

I had some pink washi from Heidi Swapp that went perfectly with this collection! The inks I used for the title is from Catherine Pooler and the stamped title was created from Citrus Twist's stamp set.

I added a few die cuts at the bottom to help pull the layout together. The Joyful die cut is from Pretty Little Studios. I needed something more for the bottom and it worked out perfectly!

Here is another Tiered Tray set I did for Edward's birthday. I painted the balloons using Stencil Butter from The Crafter's Workshop. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful and they add a nice texture to just about any surface!

I decorated the cake using patterned paper from AB Studio. I just love their patterned papers so much. 

Using my Sizzix, I used Metal Star dies and patterned paper from Elle's Studio to punch out the stars to decorate the bottom of the tray. Then I added some jewels for fun.

I added some black ribbon through the "Make A Wish" plaque to make it pop. The "Make A Wish" wood veneer is from Elle's Studio. I added some ink to it to change it to a light blue color and mounted it on the plague using foam squares

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Good morning! Nicole here with a fun layout I created using the Phoenix Add-on Kit that's available in the shop!! Loving all of the "Quarantined" stickers in this kit. They are perfect for documenting Quarantined life... 

This month, we have a fun sketch for you! Turn it side ways or upside down...any direction you want and see what you come up with! There are so many possibilities with this sketch! Most importantly, just have fun with it!

One of my favorite things to do is play with patterned paper and stickers... They are great for fussy cutting, layering and adding interest to any project. I used a few foam squares here and there to pop the stickers up off the page for added dimension. 

To add a bit of color to my journaling card, I used alcohol markers. I love how it looks!! I drew the exact same colors from the rainbow journaling card. :)

I cut a piece of ribbon to tie through the die cut tag to make the tag pop. Then I used a pen to add some journaling. And, I couldn't help myself... I had to find a way to include the toilet paper roll!! Seriously, it's so great!

To complete the layout, I scattered a variety of stickers and die cuts across the bottom of the layout. I had so much fun with this...There are lots of cute elements in this adorable kit!  Don't miss out... grab it today. 

Thank you so much for visiting today! Grab your kit today and start sharing your "Quarantined" stories in our FaceBook Group!

Sunday, February 21, 2021


I have an 11 year old! It's hard to believe that over a decade ago, at 12:32 am. this handsome soul entered my life after being in labor for almost 24 hours. And if I had to do it all again, I would because he is the best thing in my life. He is my pride and joy.

He is growing a few inches taller and he is mouthy and sweet and sometimes sour... Just like his mommy. He is a good kid... Seriously, I got so lucky. He's such an incredible human being and I am so glad to call him my son. Just taking a moment to share a few of my favorite photos of Edward for the past 11 years!

This kid is smart, funny, crafty, caring, helpful and polite (to everyone except for me...). Currently, he loves to play Roblox, and watch YouTube videos of Codfish Beat Boxing... This past year has been a real struggle for Edward. It hasn't been his most fun year...with not seeing his friends due to Covid-19 and virtually learning has been very challenging for him and me...but we are doing our best! And I am trying not to lose my shit on him on a daily basis... Things will be much better for both of us when he goes back to school. We are simply sick of each other, but we still love each other... I mean, we still laugh together, which is something. It's better than crying. 

Here are a few of my favorite photos over the years!

He is going to break many  a few years... I just know it!