Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Found Embellishment

I came across these the other day through my daughter.  She bought a cute little brown leather jacket from Forever 21.  When she showed it to me I noticed the tag hanging from it was attached with a really cool safety pin.  I instantly started thinking how I could use this on a card.  It doesn't have the usual curl as on a normal safety pin we are so use to seeing and using.  Well after doing some research on it, I found they are called "Pear shaped," "Gourd shaped" or "Round bottom" safety pins.  I found several places to get them but not in large amounts unless you want to order them from overseas and that required you order 10's of thousands.  I DEFINITELY don't need that that many.  However, I did find some fairly good prices on eBay though.

My original thought for these is that they would be perfect to hang a tag on a card or some cute little beads or something.  I personally am very excited about trying these.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Calendar Creation

I've been working on a calendar project for awhile now.  I can't say it was my idea.  I stole it from another crafter I know.  I saw hers and immediately knew I had to make one for myself.  It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun putting this together.  I did one for each month to try and represent the holiday or event for that month.   It's in a regular 12x12 frame with the plastic calendar sheet on top, then the background paper, then the magnetic sheet, then I put the glass on the back to add stability to the frame.  Each month I change the paper and decorations and fix the numbers for the correct month.  I'm also going to make some birthday and anniversary markers for everyone in my family and friends.  Maybe this way I will be better at making sure everyone gets there cards each month.

JANUARY - I decided to do snow for this month

FEBRUARY - Valentines of course

MARCH - St. Patricks

APRIL - Easter

MAY - I decided to make it as May flowers

JUNE - I did this one as a party month

JULY - Independence Day - 4th of July

AUGUST - This one was a tough one - I decided to do it as Carnival


OCTOBER - Halloween of course

NOVEMBER - Thanksgiving

DECEMBER - Christmas

Monday, January 9, 2012

"Big Project" or should I say..... "HUGE Project"

You know when you think a new organization project is a good idea?  Then you get started and realize, WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING?!?  Well, that's me at the moment.  Yeah !!!!  I figured making an inventory of all my stamps was something I needed to do.  This way it would be easier to see what I have vs pulling out all the containers of stamps I have.

So, I bought two photo albums that hold 4x6 photos.  I cut card stock to that size.  Stamped each image from that set.  Labeled it using the same color of pen as the folder for the stamp set.   This way when I have an idea for a card, I can simply flip through the photo album and know exactly where to find the set of stamps I need.

Well, what an undertaking!!!  It took a week to stamp one container full.  It's going to take me WEEKS to finish, but it will be SO GREAT when I'm done.

My inventory photo book

All the stamps that need to be done.  I know........... A LOT !!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Card Class

Here are 4 more cards we made at a Christmas Card Class.  A friend of mine is a Stamp-n-Up Consultant and put this class together.  I got to meet a bunch of great ladies and had a great time.  Now I'm set up to go every month....... YEAH !!!  I'm finally meeting people here in Washington that love to do what I do.  What a Bonus !!!

At the class we did 5 of each card, 4 different designs.  She had several designs to choose from so you were sure to like all the ones you made since you got to pick.  Another bonus !!!!

Dinosaur Birthday

I got some new stamps made by Wild Rose Studios from ICopic (Love this site by the way).  This little dinosaurs name is Fergus and he is Adorable!!  I was playing with it to see what I could come up with and here it is.......  I think it turned out pretty cute.  It works more for a boy than girl, but it could be changed to fit for a boy too.

Fergus the Dinosaur

New Cards

My mom, daughter and I went to California for a annual card class this past month.  I get to see my sister who lives there and a bunch of my friends at the class.  It was A LOT of fun !!

In the card kits, there are 8 different designs and 3 cards of each one.  We've been going to this for the last several years, but unfortunately...... I think this was the last year.  I know, BUMMER!!  My friend who has done the classes may not be doing them anymore.  Hopefully she will change her mind or maybe I can persuade her to change her mind.

Here are the cards we made.  I think they are really cute.

All of these cards were made using Close To My Heart stamps and the Cricut cartridge especially made for Close To My Heart.   The Cricut cartridge and stamps work together.  A must for any card maker!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sugared Twine

I was looking at my PaperCrafts Magazine the other day and came across this awesome idea...... Putting your twine in sugar dispensers.  I love this!!!!  It keeps the twine from getting tangled and it's super easy to get just the exact amount you need.  As soon as I saw the article, I was out looking for these wonderful little jars.  I found them at Walmart for .97 cents each.  Soooo Cheap !!!!  I filled up my jars and put them on my shelf in my craft room.  It looks so pretty !!!!

Friday, September 30, 2011

I am inspired.......

I've recently heard a new song by Cher called "You've haven't seen the last of me" that just absolutely inspires me.  I heard it the 1st time in the Burlesque movie which I just recently watched for the very first time.  I know, I know I'm slow on the uptake and yes this movie has been out for awhile and I'm just watching it now.  Anyway......  It reminds me of my cancer battle. It's all about not being broken and always rising above the crisis' in spite of everything.  Hubby watched the movie with me and liked it very much and before I could say anything about the song, he pointed it out to me and said it reminded him of me and my cancer battle too.  Below are the lyrics to it and further down my blog is music that plays while you are my page.  It also has the song listed which you can click on to hear it for yourself.  I LOVE IT !!  I hope you like it too.  Enjoy !!!

Cher – You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me
Feeling broken
Barely holding on
But there’s just something so strong
Somewhere inside me
And I am down but I’ll get up again
Don’t count me out just yet
I’ve been brought down to my knees
And I’ve been pushed way past the point
 of breaking
But I can take it
I’ll be back
Back on my feet
This is far from over
You haven’t seen the last of me
You haven’t seen the last of me
They can say that
I won’t stay around
But I’m gonna stand my ground
You’re not gonna stop me
You don’t know me
You don’t know who I am
Don’t count me out so fast
I’ve been brought down to my knees
And I’ve been pushed way past the point of breaking
But I can take it
I’ll be back
Back on my feet
This is far from over
You haven’t seen the last of me
There will be no fade out
This is not the end
I’m down now
But i’ll be standing tall again
Times are hard but
I was built tough
I’m gonna show you all what I’m made of
I’ve been brought down to my knees
And I’ve been pushed way past the point of breaking
But I can take it
I’ll be back
Back on my feet
This is far from over
I am far from over
You haven’t seen the last of me
No no
I’m not going nowhere
I’m staying right here
Oh no
You won’t see me begging
I’m not taking my bow
Can’t stop me
It’s not the end
You haven’t seen the last of me
Oh no
You haven’t seen the last of me
You haven’t seen the last of me

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never forget 9/11

✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ If You're Proud To Be An American Wave 
✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ This Flag In Honor Of The Fallen Men 
✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And Women Who Served Our Country 
✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ For those who have served in the past 
☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ and For those who are serving now
☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And For Those Who Are Still Fighting