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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Let's Stitch! Spellbinders "Bee Stitched" Stitching Club January 2024

Hello Friends,

Today I have a fun video featuring the Bee Stitched Stitching club of the month from Spellbinders. This was so fun to stitch and create. In the video I walk you through some stitching as well as the card making. I hope this help inspire your creativity today. 



If you are interested in learning more about Spellbinder's Club offerings check out the WEBSITE HERE.

Friday, January 5, 2024

Fluttering Into Spring | DO NOT DO THIS W/ Your Spellbinders BetterPress

Hi Friends,

Today I am coming to you humbly with a BIG REVEAL. I was recording this video for the BetterPress Club Of the Month for Spellbinders below when I made a big mistake and realized I had cracked my BetterPress Platen. I did not want to hide this from you though because I knew it was so important to be transparent and share what I had learned. It is VERY important to me to be completely honest with all of you and knew this was so imoprtant to show and share.

I know Spellbinders has said it is very important to NOT USE Glimmer Plates inside the BetterPress because they can crack the platen. I did not realize that using a sticky mat like this would do this. In my prep for this video I had done it two or three times in the trial runs of using the sticky mat without any issues so I wanted to share my findings with all of you. Luckily this happened on screen and this happened and I am able to educate all of you which I strive to do on a daily basis in my work as a influencer in educating all of you in my YouTube videos. So here I am sharing this with you. 

I decided in the video right after this video that we would go ahead and press a second piece of BetterPress paper and we would do today's technique on this second piece and do a comparison and you know what?? I think the second one turned out better. 😃 You will actually have to watch the video to see it because the card I completed is actually the one I pressed before doing the video. Now lets take a look at the finished card....

Here are some of my bonus cards from the video also...

Thank you for stopping by today my friends. If you would like to check out the Spellbinders Clubs, Just CLICK HERE!

🐝 Buzzzz 🐝 | Honey Bee Jar | Spellbinders Large Die Of the Month Club |...

Oh Honey Come Check This Out!!!!

Is this not one of the cutest sets you have ever seen? I am speaking of Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Club for January 2024. This set is so creatively designed and so fun to create with. Lets take a look...

 On my card I have create a fantasy style scene. I am envisioning a picnic table with a beautiful lace trim gingham table cloth covering it. The bees have already spotted the jar of honey sitting on top.... 🐝 Buzz Buzz 🐝 Can't you just hear them hovering all around the jar?  

If you would be interested in seeing me create this project I have a full YouTube tutorial below. If your wanting to snatch a set for yourself before they are gone you can check out all the Spellbinders Club Offerings by visiting the WEBSITE HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today, Happy crafting! Melanie 


Thursday, January 4, 2024

Distress Watercolor Pencils | Spellbinders Clear Stamp & Die & Embossing...

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun quick and easy project featuring the Clear Stamp and Die of the month being offered by Spellbinders Clubs! In this video we do a little quick and easy water coloring using Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Pencils and then we will have fun creating this adorable card together. 


Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Spellbinders 2024 Club Overview DETAILS | How It Works | What is Offered


Hi Friends,

I hope this first post of 2024 finds you excited by what this new year has to offer. This year I have no set New Years Resolutions. I just want to live life to the fullest. As I get older I am realizing that living with intent is more important than all the stresses life can bring you. So if your reading this and you find yourself struggling through the day remember that you are loved and that there is always something to be thankful for. 

To begin this year I have been invited by Spellbinders to begin offering content using the beautiful Spellbinders Club kits. I have been a long time subscriber of the SB Clubs and so I am happy to promote these well priced, well valued clubs each and every month. To begin this journey I thought I would begin the month with a informational video sharing an overview of the Clubs and some of the many perks of being a club member. My goal is for this video to answer a lot of the commonly asked questions and be something you can refer back to as needed throughout the year. 

As always if you have any questions I am always here to help with those. 

Happy Crafting! Melanie