Category Archives: Live a Creative Life

I love creative kits and have been collecting all sorts of craft kits since I was a little girl. A lot of the skills I learnt and my love of creating came form these kits. The best thing about them is all you have to do is open the box and get started. Everything you need is in the box. Craft Kits are also a great way to try out a new craft or make some time for yourself to exercise your right brain.

I especially like kits that have been developed for kids – these have awesome instructions, are fun and also not very expensive. For some weird reason the same thing packaged for Continue reading

We’ve all made paper cups when we were younger. These were one of the easiest origami projects we were taught. I even made some to use as cups to drink water from and they held up pretty well! Today we will turn these paper cups into DIY gift bags.

In the spirit of the holiday season we’re going to take this easy origami project and give it a festive twist. Who doesn’t need gift bags in the holiday season? We all do! And making them out of paper cups is both fun and innovative – making your gift stand out from the crowd. Continue reading

Here I am with the second blog post in our #CountdowntoChristmas series. Today we’re making a fun gift for all the creatives in your life. This gift can also be used for teachers and students or anyone who has a love of stationary.

If you want to stay tuned to our Christmas blog post series make sure to subscribe to my blog. I have an awesome gift guide and a free craft book Continue reading

The holiday season has us all going around in circles trying to get everything done. Getting ready to spend time with friends and family, entertaining, attending parties and doing so much more! Gift shopping is another task to be completed and at times it is hard to find fun gifts for all the people on your list. We always end up in need of some last minute Christmas gifts.

This funky Continue reading

This is the last video and blog post in my December Daily Setup series and I hope you’ve enjoyed the first two blog posts and are using the ideas to create your own wonderful journals and planners for December.

Like I have mentioned earlier I really want to use December this year as a way to gain momentum for the New Year and for January. I am going to be doing Continue reading

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! I am really enjoying the holiday season. My Christmas tree is up, my Christmas playlist has been made and I’m watching new Hallmark Christmas movies everyday!

Part of the fun of the holiday season is the promise of the new year and I’m using my December daily this year to gain some momentum for January. In this Continue reading

This lovely little fairy is made using my mixed media doll stencils. If you want to learn more about them, click here.

This doll serves as a little notepad as well, to capture thoughts and ideas. A wonderful addition to any kitchen or work area!

Here is what you will need:
1. Paper and Card Scraps
2. Mixed Media Doll Stencils Continue reading

I am obsessed with all things Victorian steampunk and so that’s the costume I decided to go with this year. My only challenge was that I didn’t have a lot of time to execute the costume of my dreams and so I had to come up with some quick DIYs that would give me the look I wanted without taking up too much time.

For my costume I decided to go with a store bought black cape and then I added a DIY lace collar to a shirt I had. I also made some earrings and a Continue reading

I love scrap-booking and have done it in one form or another for the past 20 years. I started off with a scrapbook that was made out of a few colored sheets of construction paper stapled together when I was 12. Each page had a collage made out of all the memorabilia that I had collected on a family trip to Austin, TX. Everything from newspaper clippings to restaurant napkins to tickets and photographs came together and told a story in those pages. Each page had a theme and represented one fun thing that we did on the trip. That’s how my adventure started…

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I love to travel and thanks to my day job, running a software and digital media company, I get to do a lot of that. Whenever I am in someplace new I always research and look up fun classes to do. You will be amazed at how fun the exercise can be!

To date I’ve done book-binding in Thailand, Watercolor and Brush Lettering in Malaysia, Batik in Bali, Zentangle on Rhode Island and recently I did some Illustration and Drawing at The Paper + Craft Pantry in Austin Texas.

You might already know a skill or you might be scared of trying something new, no matter what your skill level, you will always learn something new. Taking this new doodling class I was a little skeptical – I know how to doodle and have been doing it for ages. That wasn’t the point though. I was learning it from someone else, who had a completely different approach to mine. I learnt new doodles and new ways to deconstruct them. Continue reading