How Do You Store Your Washi Tape?

I'm not embarrassed to say to own way too much washi tape.  I need to find a way to store the tape better.  How do you store your washi tape?

I'm storing them in amazing over sized jars.  They are all clear and I could see all the tape, however when I need to use them, I need to pour them all out to get to the colors needed.
I do love the way this looks, however, not a big fan of pouring them out each time I need to use them.

I've been seeing this idea on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.  Have any of you tried using embroidery hoops to store your washi tape?  I love embroidery hoops.  Or is there a better way?


Tisa's Favorite Things: Pencils

Well, I guess I should be honest...I have a problem.  I can't really stop buying pencils.  I love them. I think I'm the only person at work (my full time job) that might still have an electric pencil sharpener. And yes, I'm also a pencil snob.  They all must be real wooden pencils with amazing erasers.  I also buy extra erasers just in case.  ha!

Today, I just wanted to share a little bit about myself.  Really, it's the small things that make me happy.
I also have a problems with journals, notepads and coffee mugs.  I will share more about those another time.

Have a great day.

Stationery Printable

I have so much fun designing stationery.  I love bold colors, straight lines, big words and amazing fonts.  I create this fun set to share with you today.  These are great for a quick gift or to just print for yourself.
Simply print, cut, grab envelopes and package.  Print as many times as you like.
The link below is an affiliate link which means a very small amount of revenue is earned when a purchase is made to support this site.  

You will need envelopes.  Paper Source has the best selection of envelopes in over 40 colors.  You will need 4bar envelopes for these printable. You can find them here.
Envelopes for every occasion

The printable is available FREE until May 30th, 2016.
Click the printable here.  Have fun!








DIY Perpetual Calendar

hi everyone!  I'm am sooooooo super excited to share this project with you.  I absolutely love the design and colors and what's even better...you can make one yourself the printable is free (for personal use)
I love paper, everyone knows that but calendars come a close second.  And what a fun way to keep up with busy days than with a fun and easy DIY perpetual calendar?!?!  You are able to stack the magnets one on top of another so you don't forgot important dates. 
I've have included the following on the printable
 - days of the week
 - all 12 months
 - dates 1-31
 - blank circles
 - 5 notes circles
 - 5 TO DO circles
 - 5 goals circles
 - 5 play date circles
 - 5 girls weekend circles

You only need a few supplies to get started...but it's really easy.  You can find the printable, the supply list and all the instructions, including an easy to follow video HERE.
This project was created for My Printly.  To find more creative ideas click below.

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What's in my Snack Bag

I received products and decided to write a blog post about this item. All opinions are mine.
The first time I saw the commercial for these I wanted to give these a try. These are goodnessknows snacks squares made with nuts, tangy fruit and dark chocolate.
The first thing that caught my eye - the squares!  There are four squares in each package.  Each package is 150 calories, and perfect for an amazing on the go snack.  
Quick and easy another major plus!  I have two packages in my purse right now.
I've only tried the Peach, Cherry, Almond and Dark Chocolate and 
the Cranberry Almond and Dark Chocolate they both are amazing!  
I found these at my local grocery store on the health food isle next to the protein bars.  I'm trying to eat better and not everything I ate is amazing, I still want items that taste great.  I know most people try to say no to chocolate when they are trying to get in shape and lose weight.  But I love being able to have the choice to eat one square or all four squares.  Because sometimes you only need one bite of chocolate instead of the entire package.



DIY Business Card Organization Box

It's been a great day here in Texas!  I'm sure all of you know I love paper...business cards...I can't get enough.  Business cards have come a long way from 5-10 years ago.  Everyone is so creatative.  I've seen round business cards, business cards make from wood, 3-d glasses made into business cards, some companies are now even using post cards as business card...the list can go on and on.

It's hard for me to keep all of those cards contained in a small business or business card sleves.  So I thought I would come up with something that works a little better.

I'm so excited, let's get started.
To get started you only need a few things:
 - Square or Rectangle Container - I used an arcylic box I had on hand
 - 12X12 cardstock
 - Paper Trimmer
 - 1-2-3 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
 - Business cards
 - Alphabet stickets

First thing, measure your container.  My container measured 4.25 inches wide and 3.5 inches high. With a paper cutter, I cut my card stock into 4X4 squares and these fit into my container perfect.  I then I used my 1-2-3 Punch Board to create tabs.


To make the tabs, place a piece of card stock on the "bow guide line', and then just punch.  Next, slide the card stock over to the 3 inch mark and punch again.  Remove the excess with your paper cutter and just add letters to the top of each tab and added business cards.

Teacher's Gift: Dipped Pencils + Printable

We love teachers in my house.  Teachers wear so many hats - not sure if I could ever be a teacher.  Not only do we love teachers, we love the principles, office staff and even the hall monitor!  I try to give everyone a little something for the holidays - usually a gift card.  But for Teacher's Appreciation Week, I try to give handmade gifts.  Not sure if the hall monitor will enjoy these but I think most of my daughters teachers will.  I created hand-dipped pencils and a super cute tag to attach.


Supplies:
Pencils
Milk Shake Straws
Painters Tape
Acrylic Paint
2 - Boxes

1.  Cut the straws down to 4 inches
2.  Cover the bottom of the straws with painters tape.
3.  Attached the straws to the side of a box so the can remain standing while dipping pencils - see picture below. 


4.  Fill the straws with paint

                                            
5.  Dip straws.

6.  Allow the pencils to dry over night, using another box I had on hand, I cut holes in the box so the pencils can dry upside down.

                            


 To package, I added the pencils into a bag and attached a cute tag.  You can find the printable here.  






Simple DIY Chipboard Coasters

I needed a really quick house warming gift.  I purchased a gift card for the couple.  But I also wanted to give them something handmade with a personal touch..  I thought chipboard coasters would be perfect. You can make lots of these for a small price.  These are disposable, so I made a stack of them.


Here are the things you will need to get started:
  - Round chipboard coasters (you can purchase here)
  - Vinyl
  - Electronic cutting machine


I wanted to use the words 'home sweet home'.  I just typed it out in my cutting machine software and then just used the fonts I liked most.  Simply cut it out and apply to coasters.  I added a great ribbon and I had an instant gift




 
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