Project Life Ideas for the Busy Woman

Project Life Ideas for the Busy Woman - Marty's Musings

Too tired and too busy to record your family memories? Think the best you can do is a bunch of cellphone pictures that never make it into an album? I hear 'ya. I really do. I've been a scrapbooker for 17 years. When I first began I cropped my pictures with patterned scissors and gave people square heads instead of round. Anybody out there … [Read more...]

Handmade Card Ideas for Any Occasion

Handmade Card Ideas for Any Occasion - Marty's Musings

  I love sending and receiving handmade cards. There's just something about knowing the person cared enough about me to put a little extra effort into making my day special. But let's face it. I may be a DIY blogger but I spend so much time working that I rarely have time to just scrap or create at home "just 'cause." Can you … [Read more...]

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

I would love to say that I am a bold, confident woman, but the truth is I'm just a work in progress. Probably a little bit like you if you're honest. I want to be complete. Whole. No blemishes or scars. Dare I even hope, acceptable and perfect? Funny how my decorating seems to mirror my life. Incomplete. Unfinished. Blemishes and … [Read more...]

Altered Mini Clipboard Craft

Altered Mini Clipboard - Marty's Musings

This project post is a part of a paid marketing campaign with Snap. Although this post is sponsored the project idea and all opinions expressed are my own.   I love scrapbooking and paper supplies. The end ~smile~ I know. I know. If you've followed me for very long (or are my poor husband) you know that is the understatement … [Read more...]

Craft Room Inspiration

Craft Room Inspiration from Marty's Musings

  Want to see how close I got to my inspiration? Here's the reveal of my new craft room! At  the beginning of the new year, when I decided my word for 2014 was simplify, I went on a cleaning/organization spree in my craft room.  I wasn't happy with the way the room was functioning. Since I have started blogging full time as … [Read more...]

Easy Handmade Valentine Cards

Easy Handmade Valentine Cards - Marty's Musings

So excited to be joining Crafty Hangouts in celebrating Valentine's Day with American Crafts products! I received a goodie box with all sorts of deliciousness: card stock, glitter paper, self adhesive ribbon, embellishments and more. I am a scrapbooker from way back and I knew I wanted to make some easy handmade Valentine … [Read more...]

Christmas Ornaments Mini Scrapbok Album

Christmas Ornaments Mini Album from Marty's Musings

  While your tree is still up, I have a great project that I don't want you to miss! I want to show you how to create an 8x8 mini scrapbook album to tell the stories of your meaningful family Christmas ornaments. This project couldn't be easier to put together.  Step One: Decide what size album you want to … [Read more...]

Michaels Recollection Calendar: The Perfect Gift for Christmas

Michael's Recollection Calendar Kit

I have been a scrapbooker and family memory keeper for many years. My blog started out as a way to journal many of our family struggles and triumphs as we walked the path through adoption. Even though I share mostly DIY and craft projects now, along with favorite recipes, I am still a story teller at heart. Imagine my excitement when I received … [Read more...]

5 Minute Christmas Cards

5 Minute Christmas Cards

  My life has always seemed busy. Giving birth to two children and adopting a sibling group of three more. Homeschooling for 19 years with four more to go. Church ministry and activities, sports and music lessons. Caregiving for elderly parents. After years of 24/7 commitment to my family, I am now spending my time … [Read more...]

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Disclaimer: I was compensated with product as thanks for sharing about this wonderful company. All opinions are my own! Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods.  What does all that mean? This is a company with unique and … [Read more...]