Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.


Give Thanks for the Little Things

Quick Quotes, How to, Paper crafting, Crafts, Diy, Want2Scrap, Xyron, Decor, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here as part of the Want2Scrap blog hop! I did a project that you can use for you Thanksgiving table or have in your house all year long. This took me about an hour and a half to finish and it was very simple to make. I used a mirror for this, but you could use an old frame or a shadow box.


I started with the 12" round mirror, a chipboard die cut from Want2Scrap, Honeycomb 102, and Mahogany ink.

I inked "The little things" with Mahogany ink and then cut out "Give Thanks for" on my Cricut from the Honeycomb paper.

While I let the chipboard dry, I put Want2Scrap bling around the edge of the mirror for a decorative effect.  This part took the longest, but I put on some music and I was done in about 30 minutes.

To make attaching the letters easy, I used my Xyron to put adhesive on the back of the paper and the chipboard.

Finally, I attached the words using a ruler and my cutting mat to line everything up; here's the finished project.

The first picture was taken with nothing in the reflection and the second was taken to show how the words look with a reflection of something.  I am planning on getting a plate stand for this so I can display it for Thanksgiving! If you use a frame or shadow box, you can hang it on the wall as decor for the whole year.  I hope you liked this project and you give it a try, thanks for stopping by.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Honeycomb 102
Powder Puff Chalking Ink - Mahogany



QuickQuotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks Techniques

Color, Quick Quotes, Supplies, Layout, Scrapbooking, Coloring, Crafts, Tutorial, Paper crafting, Cricut, Graphic, How to, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here with a video tutorial about ways to use your PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I typically use inks for distressing edges, but there are many other ways to use them. I will be showing how to make a patterned background using a few paper stencils and some ink blenders.

QuickQuotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh 102
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Berry Jam
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Barn Board
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Pixie Pink
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Desert Sun
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Aqua

Other products used:

Canon Selphy

Cricut Explore

Colorbox Blending Pads

Stampin' Up Scallop Punch

Gab about Craft Storage

Tools, Diy, Stamps, Cards, Supplies, Crafts, Color, Craft Haul, Thrift, How to, Tutorial, StorageGabriela SimsComment

So my husband agreed that it would be a good idea to convert the closet in the craft room into extra craft storage. Yesssssss! Here is how it went down.


A mess! 

A mess! 

First I removed the doors. 


Easier to see. 

Easier to see. 

Then clearing out the stuff! 


So much stuff! 

So much stuff! 

Then adding the shelves. 

Looking good! 

Looking good! 

Now the fun part, adding supplies. 




I am beyond happy with the results!! I can see and access all of my supplies now and I'll probably add a little wall storage soon, but the bulk of the work is done! The final thing I need to do is to mount a curtain rod and put a drape across the door so I can "close" it when it's not in use. This could work in any smaller closet, it took me about 2 hours to do, I bought that shelf at the home improvement store for $24.99. Let me know if you have any questions, happy crafting!!! 

New cards with new stuff

Stamps, Tutorial, Cricut, Coloring, Cards, Watercolor, How to, Supplies, Color, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

Last time I talked about my amazing watercolors and yesterday I finally put them to work on a card. I cut out the hearts on my Cricut Explore and used a piece of Tim Holtz Ranger Watercolor paper for the background. I chose 3 colors I really liked and put them down first as a wash and then flicked some dark purple and dark blue on top. I dried it all with my heat gun and then adhered the hearts using some Sticky Dots. Then I finished it by adding some Doodlebugs sequins using Glossy Accents and my Pick Up stick. Finally I stamped the sentiment with an Avery Elle stamp and a Versacolor ink pad.

I hope you enjoy the video and Happy Crafting.