All posts tagged: this is the crafty life

re:make 2016 / the company.

These ladies. We were so glad we paid for all day parking because we ended up staying the entire seven hours of Re:Make. I know; I couldn’t believe it either. We were exhausted by the end of it. Here’s a recap of went went down. A day at Re:Make. Let’s go! 10:15am: We arrive and it’s straight to flower crowns + vinyl iron-on tote bags. There were more fun hands-on activities throughout the venue, including leather stamping and card writing. 11:30am ish: Remeber that epic wall entrance from a previous post? We had our share of wall photos as we made our temporary exit to the food trucks. Johnny doughnuts + cold brew + potential craft celebrity sightings were upon us. 12:15pm: We made it through vendor aisle one of three and got in on all the photobooth action. Can you believe there was no line for this booth? Everyone was busy crafting! 2pm: Brit sighting and mini concert! 3pm: We made it though the remaining vendor aisles and decided it was time for a late …

tools of the trade.

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite craft tools! No endorsements here; just pure awesomeness. Paper trimmer I’ve had this Cutterpede brand cutter for years now. The blade lasts a really long time and the cutting cushion can be rotated and flipped for maximum use. I have yet to replace it. The side ruler swivels out and the clear ruler on top lifts up for easy paper placing. Scissors I use two types. For paper I have a Recollections brand pair (left). For felt, a Tim Holtz brand (right). The short blades allow for more control and precision. The finger loops are nicely cushioned. Fun fact: I used to use kitchen sheers for all of my craft cutting. Can you believe that? After finding these scissors I can never go back! Bone folder This makes folding paper effortless, and super fun, too. This definitely reduces my chances of getting a paper cut or paper burn (#realcraftproblems). Rotary cutter I didn’t realize how much I “needed” this tool until I bought one. It makes cutting fabric super easy. Pair with a really …