Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wedding Album

About three weeks ago, I attended a family member's wedding and as a gift to them I made them a tabletop wedding album. I had so much fun making this. I followed the instructions from "SoMuchScrap" and changed  it up a bit.  I loved how it came out!

I used two different paper stacks from Michaels and Joann's.  I purchased some stickers on sale and added ribbon, flowers and a Tim Holtz buckle. Below are some of the pictures I took before wrapping the present.


Definitely need some lessons with Photoshop Elements so I can organize my photos better! Until next time!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wen Product - Review

Hello Everyone:

I was looking for a hair product that would work with the thin hair. After watching all of the commercials over and over I decided to give it a try.  First, I have colored my hair for years and finally decided to go natural (which is about a medium brown). My goal was to get my hair healthy and try to keep from loosing my hair LOL!. I went ahead and purchase the Wen "Tea Tree" to give it a try.

I have to say after my first wash, my hair looked shiny and felt soft.  It was actually very easy to style my fine waving hair.  I blow-dry it straight and I didn't even need a flat iron.  I thought I hit pay dirt!  I was delighted, boy did that end quickly. The very next day it was extremely oily and weighted down.

So I washed my hair again and used less of the product. It didn't make a difference.  I could not for the life of me figure out how to make this product work.  I absolutely hated how my hair felt and looked on the second day.

I don't know if other people have had the same problem or it just doesn't work on my thin oily hair. I can definitely go about two days without washing my hair using other products, but with this one it would have to be washed everyday.

I will definitely not be purchasing this product again.

I hope everyone is having an AWESOME summer and staying cool!  Until next time!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Door Knob Hanger & Card

Hello Everyone:

It's been a long while since my last post.  I just can't seem to get a groove with blogging.  I have no excuses.  Today I wanted to share a project I made over the weekend.  I had a few items I had purchased a while back from my local scrapbook store (Treasured Memories) that I was dying to use. During a garage sale, I purchased this cute door knob hanger that I wanted to decorate.

I went ahead and painted it white (3 coats to be exact), and then started to layer items on the hanger. The doily is sprayed with Tiffany Lou Blue and Scintillating Sliver from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I loved how it came out.  Of course I threw in some of Martha Stewart butterfly punches, as well!

I had a few pieces left and created a card to go with it. 

Here is the picture of both projects side be side. (I have the WORST lighting in my house)

I think they both turned out pretty good.  I enjoyed creating both projects, until next time! Take care everyone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Filofax & Erin Condren Life Planners

Yes, I am addicted to planners. It started out in college and then went on to follow me in the work force. I started out with a simple notebook. I created charts to organize my schedule, homework, chores, and meal planning, it was crazy.  I also had a thing for colored pens, which has stayed with me, by the way. LOL!

At my second job (banking), I was introduced to "Day-Runner/Day-Timer". I was in heaven.  My boss gave me one for my birthday.  Skip to 2011 I purchase an iPhone and decide to go digi with my schedule. It was AWEFULL! I could not keep an appointment if my life depended on it. I missed birthday's and anniversary's. I gave it a try, and failed!

In 2012, I decided to go back to my Day-Runner.  Around mid 2013, I kept seeing all of these planner videos on youtube and that was it for me. It was so up my alley. They were using products I have in my craftroom (project life, stamps, inks, etc.).  I purchased my first Filofax - Finsbury A5 on sale for $40. Did I tell you, I LOVE IT!

OMG!! Then comes the "Erin Condren Life Planners" and its a MUST HAVE.  I actually purchased two of them.  I am now up to 3 organisers.  Crazy, I know. 

Then I decided on the personal size Filofax, so I can carry it at all times.  OMG! I fell in love with the "aqua colored - saffiano".  Love love love this one.  I was originally looking for the Malden Aqua, but that was discontinued. :(.

I am actually excited because Filofax is coming out with a new line in the next couple of weeks. I have my eye on one or two of them. :) We will have to see.

Below are some of my favorite planner ladies, who are wonderful, creative, and inspiring. Some have Etsy stores for you to purchase handmade dividers and charms, etc.

Amy Van Winkle (MySweetPlannerAddiction - youtube)
Amy Van Winkle (My Planner Addiction Shop‎)

Wintervictorian Blog

CharlottesWeb86 Etsy Shop

Alexandra Shaw (youtube channel)

Below are pictures of my organizers:
 All of my planners
 My Finsbury A5 Opened
 My Project Life Dashboard - I love this!
 Typical Day for me!
 My beautiful handmade dividers from "my planner addiction" etsy shop. Thank you, Amy!
 This came from Marcy Penner's Hello Forever Etsy Shop, these are fabulous by the way!
 Aqua Saffiano Personal Size
 Erin Condren Life Planner - purchased for weight lost, but it's not working. :(
Erin Condren Life Planner - purchased for blogging/TM Class Projects, this is working now!
I hope you enjoyed my soapbox on planners. Remember if you are planning on purchasing a Filofax make sure to visit youtube for more information and the Etsy stores for handmade items for the planner.
Until next time! Take care everyone!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Baby Album for Twins

I wanted to share the Baby Album I created for the twins that were born on March 14, 2014. My sweetheart's brother's wife (tongue twister there) had the twins last Friday (Baby Kat & Baby Coco). Congrats to April and Bill!

I was inspired by mysistersscrapper on youtube.  She done a beautiful baby boy album using the Echo Park Bundle of Joy (Boy) paper.

I purchased the Bundle of Joy (girl) to create this album. I love this line.  I am hoping to get my hands on three more sets, so I can re-do them for each of the girls and do one for my god-daughter Mercy. Below are some pictures I took on my iPhone the day of the shower, which is the day I completed the album. 

 Front Cover
 Side View

I hope to be blogging on a regular basis, LOL!  I keep saying that, let see how I do.  Until next time! Take care everyone!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Favorite Organizational Blogs/Youtuber

I know this may be a little late, but Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you all have had a great start to the new year and I hope it continues throughout!

January, of course, is the BEST time to start over and get organized. I want to share some of my favorite "Gurus" in organization.

Last year around September 2013, I decided I needed to organize my home. I think it's ironic I hadn't done this, considering I am well organized at work, but everywhere else, I suck! I was having a hard time figuring out where to start. So I searched online and found my miracles!

So here are my top organize gurus:

1. Organizedjen (website) / Youtube Channel

2. Alejandra (website) / Youtube Channel

3. A Bowl Full of Lemons (website)

4. iHeart Organizing (website)

I have truly enjoyed them all, they have great ideas, samples, printables, and videos. Please stop by their websites or youtube channels, if you haven't already, and get ready to get motivated to organize!

Take care everyone and talk to you soon!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Baby Invitation

OMG!  OMG! Third post, unbelieveable! Can you believe it? I can't.  Anyways, back in August I was I was asked to create an invitation for our nephew.  The theme was "Prince/Knight". So I search online to see what was out there and realized that I could create it myself. I downloaded all the fonts and this is what I came out.

The invitations was printed and this is how it came out! I loved how it came out!

Thank you for stopping by! Take care and see you soon!