Thursday, July 23, 2015

Back to School in Style with Doodlebug

I know we are all enjoying these relaxing days of summer. There is no fight to get the kids up and ready for school, but the first day of school will be here before we know it. Doodlebug's new line "Back to School" moves to the head of the class. This line just makes me think of new school school supplies, clean notebooks, and the anticipation of a new year filled with possibilities. I thought that it would be fun to show you some A+ projects from Doodlebug's blog. Be a star student and check out Doodlebug's "Back to School" today at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Say Cheese II Blocks

You know how much we at love these wood blocks. So many of the companies make paper that works perfectly with our 4.5x4.5 blocks. These blocks are AMAZING!!! Not only are they a little bit bigger to allow for a border on these 4x4 squares of paper, but there is NO SANDING needed. They are ready to go. We thought we would share one of our block kits with you. This block kit comes from one of our favorite Simple Stories lines, "Say Cheese II".  The gold foil helps make these blocks super impressive. Check out these Say Cheese II blocks today at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summertime Memories

Summer time is a great time to kick back and slow life down a bit. It is fun to explore new activities and spend time with family and friends. All of this togetherness leads to great memories. Stories that you will share for years to follow.  We can't forget that the tans will fade, but the memories will last forever. Archive those memories today with paper and albums from Simple Stories Summer Vibes. This fun, fresh collection makes you think of lemonade on those hot summer days. Check it out today. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline. (Projects and photos courtesy of Simple Stories)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Winner and Simple Stories Say Cheese II

The winner of our contest is Susan Scholl. She will receive our 3-4.5x4.5 Summer Wood Block kit. Congratulations Susan and thanks for participating!!!

It is the time of year that many people are heading on vacation to experience fun and magic. "Any one for more cheese?" Simple Stories Say Cheese II is a great way to document those magical memories. These products are wonderful for capturing more of those moments with the "big cheese" himself. What better way to celebrate your vacation than with a Simple Stories photo album. Check it out today at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline (layouts courtesy of Simple Stories)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


It is July 1, 2015. We at can't believe that we have hit the half-way point of 2015.  In honor of this event we are offering a 2 day contest. Tell us your favorite 4th of July event or memory and you will be entered to win this 3-summer wood blocks kit. They come complete with paper, embellishments, and we are throwing in the matching paint too. In addition, each order we receive between now and July 2nd at midnight will also be entered to win. Enter on our Blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Good Luck to you all!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Pirate's Life for Me

Ahoy there, Mateys! Look who’s sailed into town with a new collection? Introducing Echo Park's “Pirate’s Life” a hearty collection full of fun for land-lubbers and sea farers alike. Discover hidden treasure in this collection that plays like a pirate and works like a captain. You’ll have a whale of a good time with the whimsical designs and happy colors of this collection that sails under the black flag. Set sail with us as we search for adventure! Check it out today at Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wood Blocks Easy and Fun!!!

I know that you have heard this from me before, but I love decorating for the holidays. It is not just putting out stuff for the holiday. I love to make it. I realized last fall that this was a type of therapy for me. If I can sit, focus, and create something, I am a happier, calmer person. My kids often joke that I need a "wood intervention". I just laugh and tell them would you rather have a sane, happy, mama or a grouchy one. They love to tease me, but they really do like the decorations I put out. It just makes the house feel like home.

One of my favorite things right now is making 3 blocks and grouping them together. With many of the scrapbook companies producing, 4x6, 3x4, and 4x4 papers this is easier than ever. I can usually have a project done in under 2 hours. (Instant Gratification!!!) Check out the Wood Shoppe section at today to start your own Wood Projects. (Especially check out the no sanding required MDF wood blocks). Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wholesale Scrapbooking Supplies Can Keep Your Wedding Memories Alive

Your wedding day is perhaps the most important day of your life, a day filled with happiness as you and your spouse begin spending the rest of your lives together as a married couple. Memorable days like these need to be remembered, and what better way to relive your wedding day than to create an album with wholesale scrapbooking supplies. Creating your wedding album, however, isn’t as easy as compiling all your pictures in a photo album. You can make it extra special by arranging these photographs in an artistic and personalized way, all the while capturing the plethora of emotions you felt during that day.

Authentique "Seaside" and "Freedom"

A young lady came to my home yesterday. She is from Canada and was with a group of kids visiting my son for a few minutes. She liked my red, white, and blue decor that was spread throughout my house in honor of the 4th of July. She made the comment "Even though I am from Canada, I just love the colors red, white, and blue." I would have to agree with her. I love those 3 colors too. There is so much that you can do with these colors. They are fun to decorate with.

Authentique has 2 new lines this year that use these very colors, Red, White, and Blue. "Freedom" has a true Americana feel.  Classic, timeless and recognizable, "Freedom" is an example of what a red, white, and blue collection should be. This collection has a tea-stained look and designs which gives it a vintage feel. 

The Second Authentique Collection is "Seaside" takes you back to the early days of trips to the seashore and bathing suits became a fashion statement. Check out these new projects made from these Authentique Lines. 

All Authentique lines can be found at Check it out today. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline (Projects courtesy of Authentique Paper)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Reliable Scrapbook Stores Online Can Help You Introduce the Hobby

Scrapbooking is essentially the creation of keepsakes and memories. Scrapbooks usually take the form of photo albums, but journals and other things are also mainstays of the hobby. It may seem intimidating but it’s actually fun and easy when you get down to it. For young children, it’ll be very much like starting an arts and crafts project at school. It may seem a large jump from that handmade greeting card for Mother’s Day, but the basics are the same. Meanwhile, the elderly can enjoy scrapbooking as a relaxing hobby that doesn’t need any specialized skills like knitting; all you need to know to start scrapbooking is how to use scissors and glue When introducing scrapbooking to others, start them off with the essentials like colored paper, glue and some basic decorations. Well-stocked online scrapbooking stores like can provide you with all the materials they need to create a basic scrapbook; maybe one with a dozen pages or so.