5 Free Tools That Will Make This Year More Productive and Pleasant

5 Free Tools That Will Make This Year More Productive and Pleasant | Pomodoro Method of Time Management | Clock | www.bitsofivory.com

Sometimes you just need a fresh new start. It’s a new year! For me it’s also a new semester at school, and I recently started a new job. As Lucy Maude Montgomery once wrote: “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it!” So many fresh starts. And so many new directions to be pulled. To celebrate, […]

A Few of my Favorite *little* Things

scissors, paper and punch

The walk to school this morning was beautiful and foggy – I love walking in the fog!  The chilly air and crunchy leaves underfoot are some of my favorite things about Autumn, and I’m enjoying every minute of it.  Another of my favorite things about the Fall is the approach of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the opportunity […]

My Craft Studio

Bits of Ivory Craft Studio | www.bitsofivory.com

I’ve always loved looking at photos of other people’s studios.  I find them fascinating!  I love seeing what creative people surround themselves with when they’re most in need of inspiration.  I love seeing what creative storage and display solutions they come up with.  Now I’m so happy to share mine as well! As I mentioned […]

True Confessions Tuesday – How I Learned to Embrace the Sparkle

Winter ornament albums

It’s time for true confessions.  I’ve kept it buried deep inside, but the truth is, I’ve never been a glitter girl.  Maybe not never, but definitely since I can remember. I think sparkly things are pretty, like snowflakes and frosty windowpanes and beautiful mountain brooks shimmering in the sun, but when I’m creating I’m much […]

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Paper Matters

All artwork printed on different papers on the best photo quality setting. All of the artwork available at Bits of Ivory is 300 ppi resolution for high print quality.  This helps to preserve the textures and details in the artwork and results in a more professional looking product when you use them on projects either […]

How I Fell In Love with Coccoina Adhesive For My Paper Projects

Finding a perfect adhesive for projects can be a challenge.  I hate glues that promise not to wrinkle my papers, and then wrinkle and warp anyway.  It’s annoying.  It’s beyond annoying, and it happens quite a lot. Favorite Things Friday I was recently introduced to Coccoina paste and liquid adhesive.  I’ll admit that I didn’t get […]

Tips & Techniques Tuesday – Itty Bitty Rubber Stamps

Welcome to our first official Tips and Techniques Tuesday!  These itty bitty rubber stamps are so much fun when you’re looking for a unique touch.  You’ve probably used a pencil eraser for rubber stamping dots before. With just a few little passes of your craft knife you have a little hand-carved stamp to add character and […]