Project Life

I am so excited to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal: authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.  If you’ve missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums!  You just slip… Read More »

How Much Postage Does It Take to Mail a Hand-made Card?

So, what does it take to mail a stamped card?  Especially if the card isn’t totally flat (because you know how much we love our embellishments!)  And what size is legal?  There are so many questions about postage, I thought I would share some answers with you today. First, how much?  A first class letter costs $.49 to mail (or a Forever stamp).  That price is for an envelope that… Read More »

Easy Easter Card

Some people like to spend hours and hours crafting the perfect card, but I really like the simple ones best.  Like this elegant Easter card.  If you wanted to make this card for Easter, you would actually have time to order the supplies, get them delivered, make the cards, and have them in the mail in time for Easter! Here is what I used: Stamps: Blessed Easter (133212); Happy Watercolor… Read More »

Bowl Buddies – A Fun Sewing Project!

Last week, I attended the monthly Craft Corner class at Alamo Crafts, a local craft-mall store in San Antonio.  I look forward to Craft Corner because it gives me the opportunity to hang out with crafty people and I get to do a project that someone else has planned and prepped.  After we do a simple but fun project, we enjoy a pot-luck meal together.  A totally awesome was to… Read More »

Be Sure to Backup Your Computer

In preparation to move into an RV, I purchased a new laptop computer.  My plan was to gradually move everything from my desktop computer to the laptop over the next few weeks.  But, as many plans do, my plans went awry when my desktop refused to boot up.  That has never happened to me and I have working with computers for a very, very long time.  I am hoping that… Read More »

Make Your Own Envelopes

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I had made some boxes to hold cards and I wanted to show you another project of envelopes.  Some years ago, I bought a beautiful calendar with Mandala images.  This envelope was in the pile of “someone take this or it is going into the recycle bin”.  I saved it and made an envelope with each page.  I think they are striking,… Read More »

Spring Flowers Class

One of my team  members, the very-talented Erica Cerwin, designed this absolutely adorable flower crate project – all made of paper!  I would be honored to teach you this project at my Spring Flowers Class on Saturday March 29th starting at 11:00.  We will make this project plus at least one more.   This is not a difficult project, but it does take time due to the detail, so I am… Read More »

Convection/Microwave Oven?

I have been doing a lot of research lately on things I never thought of before.  One of them is to find the best way to cook in the RV.  Alot of people don’t use their ovens because they run off propane and no one wants to run out of propane, right?  One option is to use a combination microwave and convection oven.  While surfing the web, I came across… Read More »

RV Shopping

A couple of year ago, my son Brian told me about the Open Range RVs.  I looked at them online and really liked them, too.  But they have not been at the RV shows I have gone to and the closest dealer than sells them is over 50 miles away.  But I wanted to see one up close and so, last week, I drove to Houston, picked up my daughter,… Read More »

Is Soup Your Comfort Food?

I was watching the Pioneer Woman today and she made some Mulligatawny Soup.  It looks delicious with chicken, onions, apples, curry powder. A box popped up on the screen that said that 3 out of 4 people over 55 called soup their go-to comfort food.  I for sure agree!  When I am feeling cold or sick or just need comforting, I go for Cambell’s Chicken Noodle Soup (the original one). … Read More »

International Women’s Day!

From International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. I say that everyday is a good day to celebrate women (where would the world be without them?) but March 8th is as good a day as any!! I have… Read More »

More Upcycle

In my craft-room purging, I came across some large plastic boxes.  They turned out to be the boxes that my JC Penney 2″ blinds came in. It is a textured, translucent, heavy duty plastic and I decided to try my die-cutting skills on some.  So it cut some pieces 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and die cut a mini milk carton and a purse.  Cute! Here is the milk carton with some… Read More »

Purging the Crafting Area

Let me introduce you to my crafting Studio.  This is a separate building from my home and it is about 800 square feet.  My ongoing task is to compress down my studio to about 100 square feet.  Yikes! This is the existing studio.  You are only seeing the classroom part and maybe later I will show more but you get the idea that I have alot of room, right? For… Read More »

Hello World from your RV Crafter

When someone starts a new blog, there is a default first post with the title, “Hello world”  I think the idea is to just use it as a template for the first real post.  But, you know, I like it!  Hello World!  This is Gail and I am your RV Crafter! I am not in an RV right now, but the house is on the market and I am shopping… Read More »