I have always had a mermaid trapped inside. Nothing brings that out more than a beach vacation.


One of my favorite unsalted lakes.  It was quite lovely even this late in year when temperatures are dropping to low 50s and mid 40s at night.


This is my going to the beach face! Hooray! Swam a lot, got a lot of sun, enjoyed the sand and young ducks following me around. So cute!

I will be home soon and back to videos and blogging. For now Summer Kisses to you!

Love you,


PS. I made things on vacation! Go create!


TinkerTailor Tank Top

I have been sewing up a storm lately and I wanted to share with you an upcycle I did for my upcoming vacation. You can make one too! I used a serger, you could just use a sewing machine. Here is what you need:

A Tank Top, 2 T-shirts, thread, sewing machine/serger or a needle if you want to hand sew, fabric scissors, pins

I hope you enjoy the video and all my goofy faces! ūüôā My puppy, Chloe, also wanted to be involved as you will see. Enjoy and Keep Crafting!

Monday Makeup

Hi, I’m Amberlee and I’m a Makeup-aholic…is there a 12 step program for that??? ¬†Today I have a mini-haul video of some NYX lips that I found at my local ULTA store. Come check out my review and color play. If you enjoy my silliness and this video, please like and subscribe. Let me know if you would like me to do more makeup videos–I love to play in makeup!

Hugs & Kisses!


Sewing Signatures-machine style

This week has been spent sewing costume jackets for a Gilbert & Sullivan opera that will be performed this Fall. I have had many people ask about sewing on paper and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show you.  I took the signatures for another journal I am working on and while the sewing machine was still out made you this video.

Thanks for watching! Keep journaling!

New and Used!

I am excited to share with you the big news that I have a Shop Now button  on my Facebook page! I will be selling new and used items. Right now I have new unopened Downton Abbey items in my store, but I am working on adding other things.

I hope to have a good mix of new, used and hand crafted items for sale over the next month!

Just for you, my lovely blogger family, I will have a limited Free Shipping coupon for you! When you spend $50 or more in my store you will get free shipping when you use the following code: SHIPFREE50

The code is good through midnight August 14, 2017! So check out the store and let me know what you think!

Big hugs and keep crafting!



Heat Gun, Cool Tool!

Today’s blog post and video are thanks to Heidi! She asked what I could use my heat tool for and I thought I would put together a video of some fun things. Granted there are other things I can use it for, but in the realm of mixed media and art journaling these are the ones I thought I would share.

Is there something you would like to learn how to make? Is there a video you would like to see from me? Leave me a comment! Be sure to like, subscribe and follow me! When I have 200 followers I will have a giveaway.

Get Crafting! Big Hugs,


Inspired by YouTube -Matchbook

I love making little books and mini albums. They are so much fun. I also quite enjoy finding videos on YouTube looking for other people’s interpretation of the classics. ¬†This brings me to the adorable Megan A. Marshall and her Little Hot Tamale¬†channel.

I had purchased her Taco Tuesday set from her Etsy store because it was so cute and just what I was looking for as a pocket letter base for my penpal. Then I saw her video and decided to use it for my blog and video today.

I really had a lot of fun putting this together.

Get Crafting!