Saturday, July 24, 2010


Got back from a small vacay and ready to get back to crafting! 

So we went to Oklahoma to visit with family.  My craft buddy is my mom.  This time around...she showed me how to sew a dress for my daughter.  I'm sorry, but "easy-to-sew" patterns should be considered as false advertisement!  I will try to make a dress on my own (I'm afraid of the final outcome)!  I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to my work and I think it will drive me crazy if I cannot get the hems straight.  But I will try :]

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tweet, Tweet little Chalkboard...

So I had some masonite left over from a project, so I decided to paint it with chalkboard paint and make this cute board for my kitchen:
The tree is a hand-made cut-out and the leaves were done using a Cuttlebug diecut. The birds were cut-out from the AC paper-Millie Singer.  A Tiffany blue satin ribbon is used as a hanger.


I could not resist making a page using this picture of my daughter.  Her smile melts my heart :) (Yes, I know all mothers' think that!!!)

I used a couple of AC papers to cut out the circles, as well as the flowers to make my own 3D embellishments.  The coral patterned ribbon is AC Premium Ribbon.  The letters are so OLD (I believe I have had them for at least 5 years and sad to say I think this was the first project I actually used them!

Supplies: AC papers (Yo!, Long time no see, Gidday, Aloha, Good morning, Bonjour), AC ribbon,stash punch-out letters, Recollection brads

Home is where the heart lives...

So I completed the second scrapbook page and I must say (to myself)...Not bad!!
I have been having too much fun (wait...that's not possible) with making my own embellishments from patterned papers.  I cut out the houses and circles from AC papers. To add texture to the page, I embossed the yellow tree and distressed the edges of the pink tree.

Supplies: AC Papers (Wouldn't it be nice, Yo!, Midge Gathermore and Pretty), Stash Cardstock (Brown-tree trunk, Red - dragonfly body, kraft), Studio G stamps, white and brown inks, circle punch, border punch, distress tool, Cuttlebug-Embossing folder Swiss Dots.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Crafts and Food---Life is good!!!

So I have been working in my room all week and am getting a lot of projects completed!  (While keeping a clean room---a project in itself!)

Here is the one of the latest cards:
Supplies: Studio G rubber stamps, Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Recollection red brads, patterned paper from stash, kraft cardstock, red, white and blue textured cardstock, black string

And on top of being busy in the craft room, I made homemade chicken pot pie that was so DELISH, I have to share a pic!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Getting there...

So The last few weeks I have been focused on organizing my craft room.  It has turned into a bigger project, but I am loving the outcome!

Sadly, I do not get a ENTIRE room to myself (sniff, sniff...wipe tear)! Half the room is my craft room and the other half is the guest room.  So I was overwhelmed with projects in May and June that the room got CRAZY!!! So I went on the mission to re-organize.  So here is the big reveal...
I'm not done yet, still have some final touches to complete. Boy, do I have more than ribbon than I disn't help that the last time I went home, my mom gave me all her ribbon!  So I ran out of the pegboard things, so I will hopefully get to Home Depot this weekend!  I have 2 more rolls of solid ribbon to hang (and won't mention the amount of pattern ribbons there is!  But I must say I do like the idea of the pegboard!  I stole it from my husband's garage!  It have been leaning against the wall for almost 2 years, so I snatched it!!! And worst of all...I made him hang it up ;) 

Well, I better get back to my project!  Kiddos are napping, so the time is precious!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Practical Scrappers Design Team Member

I am super excited to be choosen to participate in the Fall Design Team for Practical Scrappers!  I cannot wait to get started!  Looking forward to this new adventure :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to card-making and lovin' it!!!!

So now that the craziness has slowed down and am back to card-crafting!!!  I made this card for my Grandmother's bday coming up in a few weeks!

I continue with my love for kraft paper!  Will I ever get enough???? (I hope not!)  I decided to make a bigger card this time around.  I usually make the normal A2 size, but went with a 5x7 card.  I also did more detail than I normally do.  I tend to be a clean and simple card-maker, but went alittle wild (what a dare-devil I am becoming). 

Challenges - Practical Scrapper
American Crafts
365 Cards (Something old - button, something new - paper, something borrowed- my interest in card-making comes from my grandmother...however I'm not giving it back, so I guess that doesn't make it borrowed :) 
Now I am off to work on my next project.. my craft room is too clean for my standards ;)

Supplies: Kraft cardstock, AC Moondog Paper, AC Majestic Clear stamps, AC Premium Ribbon, EK Success Border Punch, Fiskars Circle punch, Paper Studios Chipboard Stickers, button from stash, brown ink.