Saturday, September 29, 2012

Baby is Here!

Hi Everyone!

So our nephew Tommy came 6 1/2 weeks early, on September 14th, 2012.  He has been in the hospital all this time.  He is finally home with his Mommy and Daddy!!!  Isn't he cute!!!

Baby Tommy sleeping!

Have a great weekend everyone, until next time!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween Project (Home Decor)

Hi Everyone:

I hope everyone is doing well. Now that I am almost done with all the baby showers, I can get some of my projects done!  I plan on displaying this Halloween (home decor) project on my mantle.  I think what I going to do is keep it on the "BOO" side and then next year I can display both sides, because I am sure I will have Halloween pictures by then developed (LOL).  I still need to finish the hinge on this project. 

Products Use:
Two (2) 6 x 6 Canvas purchased at Walmart
We R Memory Keepers - 6 x 6 Black Widow Paper Pad
We R Memory Keepers - Chipboard Stickers
Cricut Cartridges: Happy Hauntings/Chic & Scary
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Bazzill Cardstock: Black
DCWV Cardstock: Orange
Glossy Accents
Stickles: Platium/Black
Bling (of course)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and stays cool as well.  It looks like it's going to be a "hot" one again.  I wish the weather would hurry up and change!!! Bring on fall and winter!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby Shower Favors

Hi Everyone:

I have been SUPER busy with 3 parties (baby showers) mostly banners.  Below is a picture of the baby favors I did for my boss.  Baby bottles filled with pink and brown "whoppers" and some baggies as well. The theme of her party was "baby cowgirl".  I wasn't suppose to do the favors, just a banner, until I got notice on Monday that I was, couldn't say no.  So this is what I came up with "last minute".  Sorry for the first picture, came out blurry.

I had fun making these.  I have to say the M & M were so expensive, $15.99 a pound.  I bought 2 boxes of strawberry whoppers and 2 boxes of chocolate whoppers for a total $6.00, now that is a deal. 

Hope everyone is staying cool with the heatwave we got going.  I am hoping this will stop soon!!! Until next time be happy and healthy!!!! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quick Card

Hi Everyone:

Well my boss came to me this week and asked me to make her a quick card for her grand-daughter's birthday, which of course I said "no problem".  I have been SUPER busy at work so time just flew by, and I completely forgot.  She came to me on Thursday and said where is my card, of course, I told her I would have it done Friday, which lucky for me it was.  I haven't been feeling well all week, so I search for pre-made base cards and found one.  Just needed to add a little hear and there. 

You can totally see where my promarkers bleed using the Neenah cardstock.  I really hate that.  I like to stay within the lines LOL!!!
Until next time, be happy and healthy!!!! Have a great holiday weekend!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back Pack Mini Album

Hi Everyone!

Well it is probably back to school week for most of your children!! How exciting! About a year ago or so, I had seen two videos on creating a mini back pack for school (paperphenomenon, and sunnystampin), I really wanted to do it, but had trouble with the binding portion.  Well after numerous examples, I pretty much ended up doing Laura's from "followingthepapertrail" binding idea "genius".  I think it is the best, and I love it.  So here are some pictures of the back pack.  Thank you Ladies on youtube for this wonderful idea!!!

I think the only thing I would do is change the belt portion to ribbon, the material I used was really bulky.

Until next time stay happy and healthy enjoy!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hair Do (Updo)

Hi Everyone!

This is a short but sweet post today. So one of my craftanistas is getting married in October of this year.  Here is a picture of her (trial) updo and I think it looks gorgeous on her, she is definitely going to be a BEAUTIFUL Bride! Congrats Kim!!!

Until next time be happy and healthy!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Card of a Friend

Hi Everyone!

I have a craft related post today!!!! Woo hoo! So here is a card a made for a craftanista, which will be getting a RAK package from me sometime this week (I hope).  I do hope she likes the package and of course, the card.

Products use: K & Company Paper Pad, Bazzill CardStock, Handmade Flower, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, MFT dies, Lace from Joann's, ProMarkers, and  the stamp was purchased from Whimsy Stamps.

Until next time, be happy and healthy!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Friend's Daughter

Hi Everyone:

I have another non-craft post today.  My lovely friend Angie's daughter got married on August 11, 2012.  Angie and her daughter did most of the decorations for the wedding, as well Angie's husband.  They used the Silhoutte for most of the decor in the reception.  They did a fabulous job!  I am hoping to get some pictures for you soon. Here is a picture of Angie's daughter on her day.  She looks beautiful!

Cindy on her Wedding Day!!! Gorgeous!

Until next time, stay happy and healthy!!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Boys

Hi Everyone:

This is a non-craft related post today.  Below is a picture of my nephews, to the left is Desi, in the middle is Dashel, and to the right is Remi.  As you can see Dash is holding a present he received for his birthday.  I just love his big smile.  He turned 3 on August 18th, 2012. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!  Fall will be here before you know it and we need to get some fall projects done!!! Stay happy and healthy everyone!! Talk to you !

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baby Shower Invitation - Photoshop Elements

Hi Everyone:

Another short and sweet post today. So I have been playing with Photoshop Elements for about a week, trying to come up with an invitation for my bosses baby shower. The theme is little cowgirl, so cute.  I purchased the clipart online, I believe it was from an etsy store. I can't remember right now. Here is what I came up with!

Until next time, be happy and healthy!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bridal Shower Game (Craft Wars)

Hi Everyone:

I hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics.  This is definitely one of my favorite pass times, when it's on.  I really get into it.  My neighbors think I'm a CRAZY girl.  This pass Friday was Kim's Bridal Shower at our favorite store Treasured Memories. The theme was scrapbooking, of course! I decided to bring Craft Wars to the Bridal Shower and it was FUN.  They had to create a dress they would be wearing to the Wedding, with the supplies provided (tissue, ribbon, foil, flowers and mesh).  Here is what they came up with:

 Win of the Craft Wars - she made a necklace and a two-tone bow in the back.
(Sorry for the bad picture)

Until next time, be happy and healthy!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Homemade Flowers

Hi Everyone:

Short and sweet post today. Here are some of the flowers I made over this past weekend.  I had a lots of fun doing them.  You can find the tutorials to make these flowers from Luvleescrappin (Leanne) and MyPassionforPaper (Leonie) and there youtube channel.

Thank you for stopping by.  Be happy and healthy!!! See you next time.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Box Pleaded Ribbon

Hi Everyone:

OMG!!! My fourth post of the week.  I am on a roll!!!! Now let's see if I can keep this up, probably not! This will be a short and sweet post.

So last night I created my own box pleaded ribbon, woo hoo!!! I watched two videos on youtube (luvleescrappin and mypassionforpaper) to learn this technique, pretty easy.

Here are some of the pictures of my box pleaded ribbon.

Black and Pink Satin Box Pleaded Ribbons

Black Satin Ribbon with a strip of Black Ribbon, and Black Rina Bling

Pink Satin Box Pleaded Trim, with Sheer Ribbon and Pearl Trim

Until next time! Be happy and healthy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tag (LuvLeeScrappin) & Flowers

Hey Now:

Third post this week!!!! Are you amazed, because I am.  So let me give you the background first on the latest crave.  Last November, we were EXTREMELY slow at work and I started searching for 'shabby chic projects".  I have always loved the look as well as the use of colors (pinks, mint greens, light blues, etc. I have always been intimidated to create a shabby chic/vintage project.

While searching I found 5 ladies that do an AMAZING job on shabby chic/vintage projects.  Here are the links to their blogs and youtube channel names:

Arlene - Butterfly Kisses Designs - youtube channel name: mybutterflykisses12
Bona -  Keep On Scrappin - youtube channel name: livelovescrap
Juliana - I Luv Vintage Scrap - youtube channel name: ILuvVintageScrap
Leanne - Luv Lee Scrappin - youtube channel name: luvleescrappin
Leonie - My Passion for Paper - youtube channel name: MyPassionForPaper

I am pretty sure most of you already follow them, but wanted to provide the information just in case.

I know there are probably more craftanistas out there that create this type of projects, but these are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES, love love love them!  I am really starting to sound like a stalker, not good! LOL! 

So Leanne from Luvleescrappin did an auction of her projects and I won the TAG, I was super happy and seriously doing a Happy Dance.  Her work is AMAZING, I love it.

I received my package yesterday and below are some pictures for you to see.  All I can say is OMG the pictures DO NOT due it justice.  It is SOOOO BEAUTIFUL.  I love it, so much I actualy cried.  I know... I know, but I did.

Front of the Tag! Wow!

Look at the Dress Form she created a skirt out of ribbon, a belt out of ribbon and pearl trim, and the necklace kills me. Double WOW!!

The hand mirror OMG!! Such details!!

The flowers (beautiful) and I believe she paint the bottom lace brown, it came out fabulous!

And of course the back is finished beautifully!

Please go and check out her work on her blog as well as her youtube videos, super talented!

I must confess, because of Leanne and Leonie, I was inspired to do the flowers below, and I have to say it was fun! I am so happy with the results.  Thank you Leanne and Leonie for sharing and teaching us how do create this beautiful flowers. 

I added sticklers to it (saw it on one Leonie's videos)

You basically go from pedals to a beautiful flower!

My next project will be creating my own box pleaded ribbon!  Wish me luck!

Please check out Leanne's and Leonie's videos on how to create your own box pleaded ribbon.

Until next time!!! Be happy and healthy!