Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Card Swap

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I recently participated in my first card swap.  I was quite nervous about doing it because I've heard such swap horror stories.  We only had to come up with 2 summer themed cards and I thought, "I can handle this."  It was fun and for 2 weeks, I had my idea in my head and I finally got it together.


This digital image was created by Robert Jackson

Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts die help make this card stand out!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Everyone loves a party...FAVOR!!

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!

One of my favorite things to do as it relates to event planning, is the party favor.  Who doesn't want a nice reminder of the event they attended?  Not just anything, but something practical that you will actually use and not let sit, collect dust or turn yellow.  I know I do.  When someone asks me to create a party favor, I seek out those types of reminders.

Here is my latest creation.  Attendees joined the Birthday Queen for dinner at home, then they all headed to the Kennedy Center to see the Lion King.  From what I was told, the event was a huge success and what I loved hearing... the party favor was a hit! On the back of each cup, was a guest's name.



 
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Graduation Day

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

Last week I mentioned doing a video.  I really, really tried but it did not happen.  (1) I couldn't find my tripod, (2) no one was home to help me because I needed both my hands and (3) I couldn't stack enough miscellaneous items to hold the camera in the right place.  The entire process of trying to make it happen had me laughing at myself, out loud.

So, here is my labor of love, for my niece, who is graduating from high school today.  It's my first money cake.  I did take pictures of the process, so maybe I'll come back and post those soon.

 
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Father's Day

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

I know Father's Day has come and gone, but I needed to deliver the goods before I could post. First, candy filled, 16oz reusable party cups.  Names are on the opposite side of the cup.


We had a nice Father's Day celebration at church on Saturday.  I was asked to make shirts for some of the children, who would be helping work.  Including my baby girl, who is a fish frying machine!



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Framing Things...

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I know it has been a few weeks since my last post.  Following my May celebrations (Craft Retreat, Mother's Day, Birthday, Memorial Day, Anniversary & two events ), comes the end of the school year.  Why is it always jammed pack for my children?  T minus a few hours and summer break can officially begin!!!!

I have plenty of projects in the works but they can't be revealed until the recipient has it in tow.  Last year, my daughter participated in a mentoring program at school.  It was her first year there and I thought it was a great way for her to make friends.  I attended almost all of the after school sessions with her and even taught a few.  I wanted to make the teacher something nice to remember the girls by. It was a little challenging since the teacher is a male.  Yes... it took an entire year to get to his project.  Better late than never!

Step 1:  Gather Supplies:  11x14 frame (Michaels Arts & Crafts), acrylic paint, foam brush, newspaper, scrapbook paper and any embellishments you want to add.

 


Step 2:  Paint the front and back of the frame.  I left the middle untouched because (1) painting is not a strength of mine yet and (2) the frame is going to be covered by paper.  No need to waste paint.



Step 3: Add scrapbook paper

Sorry for the horrible picture.  Everything is really flat and flowing

 
 
Front of the Frame

Back of the Frame

I've had my eyes on the various styles frames for a while now.  I just needed an excuse to buy one.  LOL!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment.

I miss doing videos.  I'm trying something new to me this weekend and hope to film it.  Stay tuned.

Have a GREAT day & WONDERFUL weekend!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Birthday & Thank You Cards

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!!

It's time to celebrate.  Mother's Day is over and now it is time to celebrate my birthday and wedding anniversary!!!  It's a holiday weekend too.... Let the fun begin!!  Before I take a hiatus for the rest of the month, I wanted to stop by and share birthday and thank you cards.

Thank you to everyone who visits my blog, follows my blog, and to those who leave comments.  Your time is valuable and I appreciate what you share with me!!






Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

1st Vendor Showcase of 2014

Happy Monday!!!!

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

It's been a busy week leading up to Saturday's Vendor Showcase.  There was a lot of planning and late night, but here is the end result.  No time to stop.  Another event this Saturday too.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Teacher Appreciation 2014

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I at a weekend crop that is slowly winding down.  I had a GREAT time with my Crafty Sisters!  Oh the laughs these walls are holding.  This week is teacher appreciation week.  I have seen these frames all over the net and I needed to try it out.  I won't lie, it was a very labor intensive project BUT so is teaching.  Thanks for stopping by.




Acrylic Post It Note Holder

Here is my new favorite quote.  I purchased the digital file from Silhouette America and immediately, had to place on a t-shirt and canvas.



Have a GREAT week!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vinyl is my life!!!!

Good Evening Family, Friends, Followers, & Fellow Crafters,

If you could see my desk right now, you would find vinyl to my right (on the floor), vinyl to my right (on the desk), and vinyl in front of me, on candles.  I am having too much fun with this!

This week, I tried something I've been seeing on Pinterest.  Glass cutting board with utensils.  I want to make these for everyone now!

 
Add some koozies and note boxes and you'll see why I'm enjoying so much vinyl.
 

 
Thanks for stopping by & have a GREAT weekend!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

4x4 Notepads

I love these notepads.  They make great teacher, administrator, sister... well ANYONE gifts!!!

The sign post is an svg file I have on hand.  The image of Jesus was given to me from a Facebook, Silhouette Cameo group.

Thanks for stopping by.