Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holy Cow!

Wow! Its been so long! I can't believe I've neglected this poor little blog for so many months! Its been an incredibly busy few months for me, so please excuse my long absence. I spent a lot of time with family, I moved into a new place with the husband, and I got a new job that I love. I'm finally starting to get back into crafting again. I'm still working on unpacking and organizing all of my stuff. But I do have a craft fair coming up so I'm on a time frame! I will be back (very soon!) to show off my craft fair goodies!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My computer is up and running! I have some projects to post but I still have to download picasa so I will post them tomorrow! Thanks for bearing with me!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Technology won

So my computer died. I've had it for about 4 years so I guess it was bound to happen. My husband is working very hard to try to recover all our files but I don't know if he will be able to. Until then I won't really be able to post anything. Right now I'm on my nook color and its a little hard to post from here. I do have some prjects I was going to post, a card and some other suff. I will do my best to post again soon. Thanks guys.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Showers

bring May flowers! I just love that saying. Its so springy and happy! So I decided to use it for my card! Don't you love when you can do that? Creativity at its finest! The stamp and ink are from Studio G, glitter is Martha Stewart carnelian, the flower inside is Prima.

I used a glue pen and glitter to do the sentiment. I'm not sure if I like how it came out but I do like the effect. I might try it on another card.

The second card is an Easter card I already blogged about. I wanted to give a close up picture of it though since its such a cool card! This is the tutorial I used to make it spin. Super easy and so impressive!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Love Link Up Party

For all the brave girls that dare

Getting Cricky with K Andrews is hosting a link up party! This party is celebrating all the girls in the world and celebrating life! I'm also hosting a linky party (my first!) so link up here then head on over to Getting Cricky and link up there too. If you want, keep this going and host a linky party on your blog. K Andrews has made it super easy to host and participate.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

1 Year

One year ago today I married my love.

We've been thorough so much and I can't wait to see what God has in store for us. I love you Jason!

P.S. I'll be back later with a crafty post I promise!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Success and A Miss

Meet my success from the other day.

My Easter cards! I had the patterned paper for the longest time and I finally decided to use it. It isn't really my style because I don't really like pastels. But since pastels and Easter go hand in hand, I figured I'd use it for all my Easter cards. Then it would be gone and I wouldn't have it sitting in my collection for the next 6 years. The card in the center actually has glitter on that stripe. It looks much better in person. The one on the left is a spinner card! My very first! I used the tutorial from Scrappin' with My Bug. Its actually really easy. I did it in one try!

Now on to my miss.

I recently bought a bunch of tiles at the home improvement store for 39 cents a piece. I looked around on the internet until I saw this. Etched coasters! It seemed easy enough and I had all the supplies so I gave it a shot! It was so easy. The hardest part was waiting for the etching cream! I think my tile turned out okay but next time I do it I need to use more etching cream. You can't tell in the picture but theres some spots where the etching isn't as good. I do like the effect though and I can't wait to do it again!

Well thats all for now! I'm working on something else now but I can't post it until Wednesday since its a gift and the recipient reads this!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Crafting, crafting, crafting!

Whew it has been a busy week! For a few days I was sick with a little cold. But my good friend Zicam cleared that right up! No worries though, I did TONS of crafting today. But since I didn't finish until after dark, you'll have to wait until tomorrow for pictures! Trust me, it will be worth it!

P.S. - Woohoo! I finally made it to 60 followers! How do you think I should celebrate?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some updates

Hello! Its been a while! First, I want to thank all of my new followers! I know quite a few of you found me through Momo. Thank you for checking out my blog and becoming followers! My heart was happy when I saw all my new followers! For those who found me before Momo, thank you for being followers!

Second, a number of you commented on my post about my uncle. Unfortunaly he did not get better. Last Sunday, March the 20 my uncle passed away at only 50 years old. This past week has been very emotional with the funeral and various family gatherings. Thank you all for your kind thoughts though. They did make me feel better. Now that his funeral is over I'm hoping to have more time to craft. Crafting heals the heart :)

Third, I won a blog award! This is my first ever blog award and I'm so excited! Thank you so much Sarah from Crafting with Sarah!!

The rules for this reward are
 1.  Thank the person who sent it to you
2.  Tell 7 things about yourself
3.  Send this to 15 bloggers.

Here are my seven things about myself:
1. I have red hair and love it. My fathers side of the family all have red hair too.
2. I have two adorable kitties named Nani and Shadow.
3. I love to read. After crafting, reading is my favorite hobby.
4. My favorite color is turquoise. I tend to be attracted to any and all things turquoise.
5. I love mermaids. My favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. Yes I know its for children and I don't care. 
6. My wedding colors were sunset inspired, all the pinks and oranges.
7. I was born and raised in Central Florida. I love it here even in the middle of summer when the heat suffocates you.

My 15 Blogs:

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby Boy

This card was made for a friend of mine who is having her first baby! I'm so excited for her and her husband! I've known them for a few years and we recently reconnected! They've decided on a name but I won't post it here for their privacy.

The card looks very turquoise in this picture but its lighter. The white part with the birds on it is fuzzy. I love that paper, I got it from Michael's for $.17! The duck and rattle are stickers and they are glittery but not so much that it screams girly. Looking at the picture I think my letters are crooked! Oops, thats what I get for doing this card late at night! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I just wanted to let you guys know that there probably won't be any crafting going on for a while and also to explain my lack of recent posts. My uncle was admitted to the hospital with liver failure and has steadily been declining since. I have been spending a lot of time there with my family hoping and praying for him to recover. He has started to improve a tiny but as of today, however we are still being very cautious.

Also, my husband and I are currently in the middle of buying a home. So we are very busy with that as well. I hope to be able to craft again soon but I don't have a time frame.

Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Best Wishes

This was a real simple card I made for a coworker of my husbands. His coworker is leaving to go to a new area. The Soarin' logo on the front is property of the Walt Disney Company and I used it for my own private use. The cartridge used for the font was Plantin Schoolbook. On the inside of the card I put a treeline, a sea cutout and an orange to represent the three scents on the ride.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Remember this card that I made for my friend? Well I won the challenge! I'm so excited because I've never won a challenge before! I want to thank Card Cupids for picking me and Bugaboo Stamps for sponsoring the challenge! I'm going to have a hard time picking out my stamps!

Also, I have a new blog design! I hope you'll come on over and check it out!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Card Cupids Weekly Challenge

I've posted about Card Cupids in the past. They are a great organization that sends cards to children in need. I haven't had the opportunity yet to work with them, however I do follow their blog. Its always a joy to read and they have some really awesome posts. One of the weekly posts at Card Cupids is a weekly challenge. It changes every Sunday and the themes are always pretty general. This week its red, white and blue.
I don't know about you but to me red, white and blue makes me think of the American flag. I didn't really want to do a patriotic card since I felt like that would be to easy. So instead I went through my paper stash to see what I had. I also realized that this would be a perfect opportunity to do something for my friends wedding since her colors are red and blue.

Since my friend and her fiance haven't set a date yet I decided to just do a best wishes card. This way I can send it now and she will have some color inspiration for her wedding. The dark grey dots are actually medium grey crystals, the picture just doesn't do a good job of showing them off. This card came out totally different than how I pictured it in my head but I love it. Now its off to the mailbox to go to my friend.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love Pillows

Hello! Its been a while! Husband and I are trying to buy a house so crafting has taken a back seat. Never fear though I did find the time to make some super cute pillows! These were a gift to husband for Valentine's Day on Monday. I think the total amount of time it took was about 2 hours. Super simple and super cute.

Supplies used: two white pillowcases, fabric paint, pencil, ruler, bowl (or something head sized), and cardboard.
Make sure you put the card board inside your pillowcases before starting. I penciled out what my design would be using the bowl and ruler. Then once I was happy with my design I just went over it with fabric paint. The pencil will wash out after a couple times so its okay if you make a couple mistakes. I let my pillowcases dry overnight since you want them to be completely dry. Throw them in the dryer or use a hair dryer on cool for about 10 minutes to set the paint. Then wash them with a little bit of detergent and you're good to go!

Husband loved them and I love how they look on my bed!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monogram Key Holder

So my project this week was a monogram key holder for my sister in law. It was super easy and I did it all in one day, start to finish. My supplies were initials from Michael's (found in the dollar section), a ready to finish wooden plaque, some scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, paint and cement glue. The total cost was around $6. ($2 per letter, everything else I had on hand.)

The first thing I did was take my wooden plaque and paint it. My sister in law told me her favorite colors were purple and grey so I used those colors. I did grey for the center and purple for the trim.

The shades used were Dark Grey and Eggplant Purple.

While the paint was drying, I mod podged the scrapbook paper onto my letters. Then I carefully cut around with an exacto knife and used a nail file to get any loose pieces. This part was a little tricky since the letters had some curves in them. I did my sister in law's initials, their last initial and then my brother in law's initial.

Here's a close-up of one of the letters. I really liked this paper because I felt like it fit the colors wonderfully.

After my paint dried and the letters were finished, I used my cement glue to attach the letters to the plaque. The hooks on the bottom of the plaque actually came attached to the letters, I just unscrewed them from there and put them on the plaque using the same screws. I really like the way it turned out, I don't think this picture does it justice. 

I know my sister in law will love it and I can't wait to give it to her! Too bad her birthday isn't until March!