Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Christmas Card Share

Hi crafters,

I've completed a few Christmas cards and am so glad to be doing some Christmas stuff. These will be going to people that I've done swaps with and a few family members. I have a few more to finish (since I die cut a butt load of paper) and I will be making different, more embellished ones for family.

I kept these pretty simple so I could get quite a few done and it worked. I enjoyed using paper pads I'd had for years. I emptied one 6x6 pad and have enough for 1 more card in another 6x6 pad, and I will have gotten rid of them both. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

On my WOYWW, I have a few more diecuts to use up. In my "crafting cup" is some homemade iced coffee. Let me preface this by saying, I am becoming a coffee snob and do not like bitter coffee or coffee that smells like wet cigarette ashes. I found this recipe at the Pioneer Woman. Not sure if the cold brew eliminated the burn taste, but this iced coffee is DE-LI-CIOUS.

I'm happy with the amount of cards I've completed. This mess produced all of these beautiful cards.

 The festive gent...I really like him.

 Used some stickers and sequins and the left card and the right one I used a Tim Holtz die with the Recollections Cozy Lodge paper.

 I used a Stamping Up bird punch, MME paper and on the right I used a stamp that this was my first time using even though I've had it forever.

 The card on the left with the gold snowflake is made using scraps that were laid on the diagonal and trimmed. I liked being able to use up those scraps.

 I used a large piece of ribbon to make this card and stamped the Merry Christmas (keep it simple).  The bird is from one of the Michaels $1.50 pack of cards that I trimmed and mounted onto cardstock.

 I used a justrite stamp, a piece of burlap, and a die cut on top of this beautiful piece of cardstock. The right card is using scraps.

 I pulled out a stamp set that I've had for years, embossed and just a few embellishments.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing my cards.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Working on Christmas Cards


I am so happy to finally begin working on some Christmas cards. I've pulled out my Christmas stamps, baubles, ephemera, and stuff and am ready to go. This was prompted by a challenge on a Facebook group to make Christmas tags. Since my Christmas items were already out and I knew I wanted to get started making Christmas cards...what better time.

WOYWW you asked?!! Well it seems whenever I craft, my desk morphs into a total mess, stuff gets buried, and I waste time looking for it.

I will be pulling a collapsible table into my craft room to set stuff on so not to overcrowd by desk and be unable to find things. I will have to cover it because we use for seating during the holidays.

I've only completed 3 cards using up scraps. I'm not ready to break into another pad and add to the scrap pile. I'm off to a good start. Last year I had the idea to make Christmas cards, but that did not happen [at all].

Well back to Christmas Card making.

Happy Wed-nes-day.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Planner Sticker Storage

Hi Y'all

It has been way too long since I've posted anything.  One of my goals this year is to regularly post to my blog(s), YouTube, and my Instagram. I've started a planner to help me get and stay on track. I'm learning that posting requires preplanning on my part. Having ideas written down is a start; not just in my head.

Well to keep my planner pretty, I've been using free planner stickers that so many people are graciously sharing and also using pretty images that I like from Pinterest or google search to decorate my pages.

My planner accessories were bowls, in boxes, and nothing was in one place. So I made a bound book of sorts to house them. I did not want to go out and buy anything to store them. My craft room is full of stuff that is screaming to be used.

I used a cereal box that I covered with Pink Paislee color wash papers. On top I used a project life card and on the back a butterfly die cut.  You can see how I made it here.

This will have to do for now. I still store my store bought stickers in the paper boxes from Ikea. I may redo them soon and have place where I keep everything planner related.

I know we all want to have the newest and latest and greatest, but ladies, challenge yourself to use what you have.

Happy planning,

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

It's amazing that a year has passed and so much has changed; some good and some bad. Even with the bad, all I can say is that it's working for my good. Thanks be to God.

 Hope you all had a blessed and safe New Year's Day.

Be Blessed

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My a Mess

Good Morning All,

I always wait to the last minute to participate on the WOYWW blog, at least as far as taking the picture. I need to set a reminder in my phone. Wednesday comes at the same time each week; go figure.

I've been working on a mini album for a week now. I cannot seem to get an entire day in on this thing. Today, I have at least 3 more pages to cover and hopefully by tomorrow or Friday I can get it in the cover. I'm using the DCWV The Primrose stack. This paper is so pretty and girly. I had 3 packs but took one back. From each stack I think I can get 2 large (med) minis and a few small ones from the scraps.
Looking at this picture now, I can see that the lamp and the caddy are taking up a lot of valuable desk space. Organizing is a never ending task.
Happy creating all. Enjoy.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Vintage Made New

Hi all,

Hope you are having a happy Friday. I know I's Fridayyyyyyy! The week has been long and trying to get my craft room straightened has been a feat. I would say it's about 90% long as I don't go out and buy anything else.

I brought in my tool box a few days ago; which is where I store my things for making jewelry and my vintage pieces. Some of these earrings cost maybe $0.50  to a few dollars and the brooches I may have paid $10 for a few but less for most. Some, I've already moved to my jewelry box and have been wearing. I decided it's time to convert all the earrings with the screw on backs to pierced. I don't know how they wore those back then, but they hurt your ears. And don't be jumping, the thing is liable to fly off.
screw posts

This is what is in the drawer now. Most of the items on the left are brooches. I don't know how but I found two similar bracelets from two different stores in two different cities. One is jade and the other is a turquoise bracelet. I haven't worn them yet. The brown pieces on the left behind the bracelets came from a pair of sandals I had that broke, so I took the pieces off and will add an earring post to the them. The lone blue and white earring, I cannot find the mate. I must have used it on something else.

This brooch reminded me of my mom. My mom used to have a necklace that had a beautiful pendant on it that opened and inside the pendant was this perfumed cream that smelled really good. I wish she still had it, I'd claim it and wear it now. This one; I don't think what's in here smells good. It may have back then. I 've got to clean it out before I wear it.

Now some of these earrings, although vintage, are a bit gaudy and I cannot see myself wearing them, they may end up being used for another project.

<---the gaudy sisters--->
These are a few that I can see wearing with a summer dress. They are light and playful. The pink ones at top are buttons that I will be cutting the back off of and adding an earring post. One of the orange flowers is missing the back. I can even see the shoes with this outfit.
Great for summer
The top two I can see going with a nice sundress or Sunday at church. The bottom one reminds me of Christmas and poinsettias. 
These I'm classifying as my "church lady earrings" hehehe. Now the big ones with the gray stone....I don't know when or where I will wear those.  
Church lady earrings

These belonged to my grandmother. I am working on these first; they will be for my mom. Some of them are really big (to me) for such a small woman (my grandmother). I hope to someday pass them down to my daughter. I will share some of the finished earrings once the posts arrive and I've completed them. I shouldn't be to difficult. I've already started cutting the screw posts off.  
Well ladies, the next time you see a pair of vintage earrings that you adore but have the screw posts, don't pass them up. They can be converted. Clean them, redo them, and wear a piece of history.
Be blessed and have a great weekend. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 240

Good Morning Ladies,

Today I'm participating in Stamping Ground's WOYWW.  I enjoy checking out crafting that's going on elsewhere, I enjoy seeing the messy desks, the flow of creativity trapped in the rooms of the crafters, and knowing that when they are crafting they are enjoying it and being filled with joy and happiness. Even when we get frustrated when something does not turn out the way we told/wanted it to, crafting is our fresh air, our fun place.

Still [trying to] get my craft room organized. I ordered a few Whimsy stamps a few weeks ago and decided to pull them out and play with them. I'm still learning how to not get bleed thru with my copics.  I was also trying to put up a pegboard over my art journaling desk, but my screws were not long enough so I took it down until I can get to the hardware store.

Well here are my desks.
This is my art journaling desk. It's the first desk I had and the top has paint stains. I've since (after the paint) put a plexi glass on top and on top I that I put packaging paper for paint drips and that piece will eventually be cut down to be used in journal. The peg board will be on the wall behind (hopefully by Fri/Sat). Desk is in the middle of transition/cleaning

I use this desk for "clean" projects. The pile of notebooks on the left are being worked on. They will be altered notebooks for Valentine's Day. See the one under the eraser, I'm going to paint and alter 4 more...this one was the test tummy. The rack holding up the glue storage came from the other desk. Why can't organizing be done once and for all? Well today is not a craft day, but I'm working on cleaning and organizing my closet.
I put up 2 Ikea racks for my purses but think I need one more. This is just one of them.
Hope you all are having a fantabulous day.
Be Blessed.