Favorite Supplies for Coloring and Lettering

My favorite supplies for coloring and hand lettering. Carla Schauer Designs

What are your favorite supplies for coloring? It’s a question I get all the time, especially once people know I designed my own snarky coloring book.  While the range of art products available can have you wandering the craft store for hours, I do have some go-to favorites that I reach for most often when I want to color pages or stamped images.     I’ve also added a list … Continue reading →

Make Family Chore Chart Magnets

Make DIY Family Chore Chart Magnets. Great family system, plus the printables are free. I can do this! | tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

The only thing worse than battling the endless cycle of household chores is battling over whose turn it is to do each of those household chores.  With these DIY Family Chore Chart Magnets made from bottlecaps, each person’s responsibilities are colorfully and clearly marked.  From dusting to dishes to doggie doody duty, there’s no more daily discussion. 😉 Get my free printable chore circles (and a blank version to add … Continue reading →

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Free Printable Snarky Christmas Gift Tags |Carla Schauer Designs.

Colorful bits of festive paper are scattered through the room, their glittery sparkle glinting mockingly as they are just a fraction of an inch too small for the current gift.  You’ve found and lost the scissors umpteen times over the last hour, and they’ve gone into hiding again.  The tape dispenser is staring you down with a “feeling lucky, punk?” glare, as you try to compare the inches left on … Continue reading →

It's a Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop!

Yes, I’m blog hopping again, this time using one of the ScoreBoards Dies from Sizzix, designed my friend Eileen Hull. Looking at the cute little folded Scalloped Box, my immediate thought was that it was the perfect size for holding a gift card. Turns out, I was right! I wanted the box to look beachy, so I turned it on its side, painted it with Americana paint from DecoArt (Indian … Continue reading →

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Remember that Staples commercial?  One of my favorites. Just a quickie post before the long holiday weekend!   The 2 big kids went off on the big yellow bus last week, and the weather here has been cooler than normal.  It almost feels like fall already!  Since fall is my favorite time of year, I can’t say I’m disappointed.  I will miss the carefree days of summer, though.  We’ve had a … Continue reading →