Yarn Ball Wreath

I have been seeing pictures of barn ball wreaths for awhile now and wanted to try one. Here is the one I made, I used white, gray and Aruba sea blue for the yarn. Once I had all the yarn balls attached it still needed something more so I added cream colored berries to accent the wreath. Here is the wreath before and after adding the accents.


wreathI used 1″-2″ foam balls to wrap the yarn around and more than 1200 yards of yarn to complete the wreath. I attached it all to an 18″ floral ring that was wrapped with yarn using hot glue. It went together pretty quickly once I had all the yarn balls made.


$0.01 Penny Deals at Michaels

After hearing about the $0.01 penny deals at Michaels I had to check it out… who doesn’t want things for a penny!?!? Here is the stuff I got: multiple Easter and Valentine’s Day stamps, door pulls, 4 t-shirts, bath fizz, and a butterfly EK Success punch. Definently worth checking out especially for stamps and punches if you use them. There is a lot of other stuff that’s supposed to be a penny too but this is what I found at my store.


Rainbow of Colors

With the recent Spring time weather I was in the mood to make something COLORFUL! I had a lot of random colorful beads which were a perfect for this bracelet. I started with a base of larger beads and then began adding the colored fringe. This one is a total of 9 trips back-n-forth adding a fringe between each larger bead. IMG_2959


Recent Jewelry

So I have been in a jewelry making mood lately and thought I would share a few of my favorites that I have completed. I am really loving mixed metals right now and different shades of silver/gray beads. It has been great breaking out the cases of beads that usually just sit in the closet but they have become a COMPLETE distraction from finishing up on other projects.

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52 Reasons I Love You – Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner these decks of 52 Reasons I Love You make the perfect gift to your loved one! You can customize the message on the front and the message on the final joker card. View all the versions of these decks in my Etsy shop It’s in the Details.

If you are concerned about writing your 52 reasons and your handwriting consider having your reasons typed for you. With the jumbo decks this is included in the price. If you are interested in have your reasons typed on the regular sized decks message me through Etsy for a custom listing. It costs just $10 extra on the regular sized decks.

Order 52 Reasons I Love You now to receive in time to add your reasons before Valentine’s Day! Below are many of the versions that are available for purchase. Whether its a traditional red/blue deck, a deck for a sports fan, or something more fun like animal print there are a ton of choices!

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View all the versions of these decks in my Etsy shop It’s in the Details.

Calendar Planner Mini Album

Annual Calendar Planner album measures just over 6×6 and is perfect to keep you organized! Customize the album for the year and month you want it to start by putting the calendar pages in any order and writing the days of the month in. This album is available for purchase at my Etsy shop ScrapsbyBrandi. This is a list of products used at the bottom of this post.








Products used:
Baker’s Twine
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Staples 
Melissa Frances Mini Calendar Book
Simple Stories Year.O.Graphy 6×6 paper pad
Kraft Paper
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Ink Applicator 

Available for purchase at my Etsy shop ScrapsbyBrandi.

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas is an album perfect for the holidays! This 12×6 albums is loaded with details and has lots of room for pictures and holiday goodies. Add Christmas lists, receipts, tickets, or anything from your holiday celebrations! This album is available for purchase at my Etsy Shop ScrapsbyBrandi.




Available for purchase at my Etsy Shop ScrapsbyBrandi.

25 December Memories

This 6×6 mini album has space to record 25 of your December memories. There are spaces and tags labeled 1-25. You can use it to record a memory a day through Christmas (December Daily)or instead of having that daily pressure you can highlight 25 memories in  general. Since everyone celebrates different throughout the holiday season this is a great way to document those memories. This album is available for purchase at my Etsy shop ScrapsbyBrandi. Which now accepts credit cards directly if you don’t have Paypal.

The paper pad I used for this mini album was Christmas from MME. On the front cover I layered paper, stickers, and embellishments. This little black photo frame I had worked perfectly with the theme.

It’s in the details…

Memories 1-4 and the introduction of Baker’s Twine to the album (will be LOTS more!) I just love the stuff!

Memories 5-8. All the numbers that overlap the photo mats are not attached where your photo would go so your photo will easily slide under them.

Memories 9-12.. with more Baker’s Twine, fuzzy brads and rhinestones.

Space for memories 13-16.

Memories 17-20… LOVE this moose paper!

Memories 21-24 complete the inside of the album.

The back cover has a flip up page giving space for your 25th memory.

Back cover with flipped up page.


Some of the designs on the numbers. Album available for purchase at my Etsy shop ScrapsbyBrandi.

Halloween Mini Album

This 6×6 Halloween mini album it loaded with details and spaces for pictures/journaling. I loved working with these colors together: black, white, orange, green and purple. This album is available for purchase at my Etsy Shop.

The characters and title were colored using a variety of copic markers.


The ‘B’ is acrylic and the O’s are foam letters.


The banner has pieces popped up. The haunted house was colored using copic markers.