Thursday, July 28, 2011

Over a year....

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted on this blog.....well I can really....I turned my attention to another blog....Mimzies Wimzs...I got so caught up in that blog that I lost track of this one.....time just passed by and well here I am back.
I had high adventures for that one but it didn't pan out.
Not sure if I'll keep this one or the other one.....this I'll have to think about.

I see I lost all but 2 of my followers....not surprising...but maybe I can boost that back up.

Life does keep us busy but I still think of my blog friends.

Happy Day♥

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What's new....

I forgot to post this gift from my DIL....she made this hat for me and my son made the hat stand with his own two's the hat from "Alice in Wonderland".....the Treasure Cat hat...right down to the hat pins too.
Love homemade gifts!

Working on a few items of my own...a mini page album hosted by Bona on her blog "Keep On Scrappin" . It's called the "Le Romantique" mini album using Graphic 45 paper from that collection...each one of us has a different page and we have to make 8 pages total and when we get all seven other pages back we can make our own mini My page is called "DayDreams"...I'll show you the completed page when done. I just made the beaded stick pins for the flowers for those pages....turned out great.

Life is always getting in the way of creating but that's what makes each day interesting...don't you think?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Work in progress and finished pieces....

This firs photo is a work in progress.....I've had this dress form for ages and decided to do something with stay tuned for more progress photos.....

Here are some of my beaded stick pins I just finished making....I love the way they turned out.....
I have been I'm off to work on the dress form....have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Latest creation....

Thought I'd share what I've been up to lately.....made this mini photo album for my DIL for Mother's Day....I know a bit late but we have a family tradition now that Mother's Day is for Robin and we get together with her mom and celebrate Mother's Day all together later in the out great!
So this is the cover.......wish the colors turned out better...anyways...the letters used to spell her name are fancy metal....the paper flower I made and there is some Prima bling on the the end and I put a strip of fiber and bead trim on the other are the first two pages...oh did I say this is made from paper bags......yep!
Each bag has two tags that pull out for pictures and journaling....the tabs on all the pages and the flaps in the middle have tabs that remove and on the back of each one there is a journal stamp.
The page on the left has a frame and the circle pulls out for another picture and journaling as you can see in the picture below....

The color of these pages are so vibrant but I had to take these fast and they don't show up very well....any hoo...on the left side of this page I made another flower and you can't see very well but there is a beaded stick pin I made just for this book....I'll post more of them later!

The end.....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Great week....

Had a great week last much going on!
We had our annual garage sale at our church. Bryan and I worked there Thursday and some good finds, as you can see from the pics below.....

The first is a ceramic kiln and all these molds...take a guess to how much I paid.....nope...only $30.00 for the lot...the kiln is in perfect condition!

Next are two boxes of glass mounts...these I got for free...perfect for stamping needs and other mind is spinning!
This was an unbelievable find....don't know where it came from but it just appeared on the "Office Supply" table.....this is perfect for reaching those hard to get areas of scrapbooking....I saw a gal use one in a YouTube video for her mini albums....only $2.00....a lot more if I bought it from Office Depot....even with hubby's!
My new sewing table....Bryan's been looking at Joann's sewing table for me....I know have a 2x3 work surface....not a whole lot of you see the extension on the end.....loving it.....and well this was a steel too.....if I tell you the price or should I say no price you will want to say "Shut the Front Door"....hee hee!
I'm so blessed by the finds.....can't wait to get everything organized again....does that ever!

So on to the rest of the weekend.....Friday night we went to a Middle Eastern dinner and entertainment show.....there was a magic show and live music...we had a great time.
Then Saturday morning I had a seminar on "How to Study Your Bible With Purpose"....learned so much my head is still trying to process it all....but I don't look at reading and studying the bible the same way anymore....I even got to show hubby part of the application on a couple of verses and he was WOWED!!!
Ok, so that brings us to Saturday night....attended a wonderful Christian concert by a group from the 70's called "Love Song" they were awesome!
Well, that's it for to work on the art room organization.....endless task!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Woo Hoo lots going on....

Busy, busy, busy.....yes I've been creating too....woo hoo!
I've rediscovered my paper and rubber stamps again.
I've made several cards and sent them out as RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) to different friends who needed uplifting and they worked....I forgot how important and special a little love sent in the form of a card and mean to some people.

I've gone a step further and created this shoe for a Mother's Day gift for a friend...she loved it!
I got the inspiration from this blog...Artful Afirmations...Terri has a video tutorial on how to make this elegant shoe!

It's all created out of paper....even the rose is it!

It's hard to see on the black but there is a heal to this shoe too....oh it's not paper but a water bottle lid trimmed with ribbon and a paper circle on the bottom. One of the Sunday School teachers thought it was a magnet......not a bad idea....that will be the one I make for me!

Here's the tag I made for the inside, wrote a little note on the back and also tucked in a nice piece of chocolate for her too....a gal always needs chocolate!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beautiful gift.....

I sure got a mail shocker last week.....I wasn't expecting anything and when hubby brought this package to me he gave me this look like what did you order!
Well, I've been a good girl and I knew it wasn't anything I ordered so I looked and saw it was from my dear friend Janet who lives across the pond. Anything she sends I know is going to be wonderful and it is!
Janet is such an amazing sewing artist!

This is the back side so you can see they are both did she know my decor was black and red.....hee hee!
Thank you Janet, you always surprise me with such love works of art full of love!

What I've been up to.....

Well, here we go's been so long since I last posted....I haven't fallen off the face of the earth but I have been quite busy. Not in the creative way as of yet, but busy none the less.
First, hubby has had an exceptional amount of time off....hours cut back so he's used sick time and vacation time....nice but when he's off it's hubby time all the way!
Second, our house guest has moved out and is on his own again, so I have my craft room back.
I've been cleaning and rearranging...still not finished but it's getting there.
I'm thinking of putting some of my not used stuff on Ebay and putting things on Etsy too...perhaps I can set up a blog just for selling.....not sure just yet, but I'm looking forward to creating again. Take a look at the room so far, it's a lot better than it was a week ago. I have lost a chunk of space with the twin bed being in there now but I'll make it work for me....the dogs love it, they can sleep while mama is busy!
We moved a dresser in the closet so I lost a couple of carts for storage.....I guess it really is time for getting rid of some stuff. I have a big storage bin downstairs full of memory stuff to put up for sale....need to make some money to buy more stuff....ahahaha...not!
Pretty raw right now but it's getting the weekend I should have all put back together and playing again!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Where has the time gone....

Where has the time gone I it just me or is everyone experiencing the same thing.....the days are wizzing by so fast! I can't believe Easter is in two weeks...before you know it the kids will be out of school and summer will be here!
I do have to share a few photos of the fun day hubby and I had at the beach last week....and the lot of shells we found!
The tide was so far in almost to the road....
They had a surfing competition that day and this was the compete to see who would be in the finals that weekend!
Check out the waves....I turned around and got hit smack up the whole front of me from a nice salty! I dried off pretty quick...sun was warm and hot that day!
Our haul of shells for the couple of hours walking on the shore....nice treasures I'd say.
We gathers some pretty amazing pieces.....a lot that we don't normally get on this side of the ocean....figured they washed in form the huge waves caused by the earthquake in Hatti. The ones in the upper left are Mother of Pearl shells....the crusty brown stuff is flaking off and revealing the beautiful luster underneath!
They will look nice a glass bowl on the fireplace or in the downstairs bathroom....perhaps both, there certainly is plenty to do both.
Enjoyed every moment!