A Quick Hello!

Hello!

I thought I would share this birthday card designed with cards that I created for someone very special a couple of years ago.

Birthday card created with cards

Remember to give a card to the people in your life. They will appreciate it! In today’s fast paced world, receiving something in the mail that isn’t junk or a bill will certainly be opened first!

Hope you enjoy your creative day!

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Free iPhone Screen Cover!

We are still settling into our new home and enjoying our neighborhood. When the rain finally stopped and the sun came out, I decided to take a walk with my poodle pooch, Robbie.

I always take my phone with me when I walk, just in case I get an important call or message. Well, my phone dinged and I stopped to pull it out of my pocket to check on who was messaging me. Robbie doesn’t like me to stop when he is walking, so naturally he pulled a bit on his leash and down my phone went! Of course it landed face down on the sidewalk!

Smashed iPhone, iPhone,cracked screen,

If you’re like me, you can’t be without your cell phone. ( I can’t believe I lived without one for most of my life! However did I manage!)
A new phone was needed immediately!

If you are also like me, you hate setting foot into a cell phone service store! I don’t mean to disrespect the employees, but I do disrespect the high prices on the services and products they have to offer. Like the $40 screen protector they wanted me to buy! I just spent over $500 on a phone and now you want me to spend more? I could get a less expensive screen protector somewhere else.

So, I did. I spent $15 on a screen protector that was supposed to be every bit as good as the higher priced ones. Yea, I know. My husband gave me the “You get what you pay for” look. When I carefully put it on my phone, the ‘bubbles’ would not come out! It was a mess! (In my frustration, I failed to get a picture of it.). Needless to say, it was taken off after several attempts to smooth it out.

I just wasted money, but I knew I needed something to protect the face of my phone, especially since I keep it a little case that also holds a few essential cards & cash. I was not going to spend another $40, so I decided to come up with my own solution.

iPhone, iphone screen cover, protecting iphone, repurposing cleaning cloths

This idea works for me. It is easy to flip the cloth over to see the screen when I use it. I tilt the phone a bit when I close it and the fabric cloth falls into place so I can close my phone case. It also keeps my screen cleaner and didn’t cost me a dime!

Every now and then I offer up an idea that has nothing to do with designing handmade cards. So this is another little creative tip that I hope will be useful for someone!

Thanks for visiting today and I wish you another creative day!

~~Vickie~~

Too Many Embellishments?

Hello!

I’m popping in to share a little idea I came up with while I was sorting keys after our recent move.

There are many ways to identify keys. Instead of putting them on a bulky key ring, I decided to add a little tag to give the key a name.

Since I was sitting in my creative room to sort the keys, I realized I had so many embellishments that I could put to another use! These tiny metal tags were perfect! I have had them for so long and rarely use them, so I was excited to repurpose them.

Repurposing embellishments, craft supplies, keys

I just used my fine tip Sharpie permanent marker to identify the key. A simple idea, but it used up a few items in my craft stash!

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoy your creative day!

~~ Vickie ~~

Repurpose this for Packaging!

Hello Readers!

When I have to change the tape roll in my adhesive tape dispenser, the used roll of the backing went into the trash a few times. Then, one day I realized it could still be useful!

Here’s a way to repurpose the backing of the adhesive tape runners that many people use in the crafting world.

repurpose craft supplies, used backing of adhesive tape dispensers

You can use this tape backing as packing material when you send a package in the mail, or use it to cushion items you store in your home.

Just another way to repurpose something that is used, but still has another life left in it!

Enjoy your creative day and thank you for visiting!

~~ Vickie

Re-Purpose Cotton Rounds & Candle Holders

Hello Dear Readers!

Life and other activities have kept me away from my blog duties in the last several days, I hope to get back to my regular posting schedule soon!

In the meantime, I did want to check in and share something different that is a bit creative. (That is what my blog is all about!) We are all looking for ways to use items in different ways; aka re-purposing. Well, I have have a different way to use those little cosmetic cotton rounds and a candle holder!

A friend gave me a lovely cactus planter as a hostess gift. (I have wonderful friends!) There was a drain hole in the bottom of the planter and I needed something to set it on. Re-purposing came in twos! I used a candle holder as the stand since I didn’t want anything flat or too high. Since the candle holder was slightly curved, it could hold a tiny bit of excess water that leaked through the soil. As an added precaution, (I am one of those people that always have a plan ‘B’) I decided it needed something extra to absorb excess water. Cotton round to the rescue! Since the cotton rounds are inexpensive, I can replace them as needed. I love using items in different ways!

cactus planter, repurposing cotton rounds, using candle holders

Do you have any other uses for the little cotton rounds or candle holders? It would be nice to share your ideas and comments ~ I love hearing from my readers!

Enjoy your Creative Day! ~~~ Vickie