Monday, June 27, 2016

Oh Happy Day!

I am excited that Stampin' up released two sets with 
everything you need to make 20 cards!!
That's right! Cardstock, embellishments, ink spot and STAMP SET!!!
How great is that?? It's so great I throwing my first workshop July 11th at 11AM!

If you are truly interested in joining to have this set for my special price contact me
click contact me! You will also get a free gift for coming and stampin' with me!
If you don't have a catalog you'll get one at my event!
Contact me by June 27!

Hope your summer has been great so far!

Keep an eye out for new ideas with current 2016-2017 sets!

Keep crafting!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

40 Sucks!

I am not proud to say it but I am a procrastinator! A horrible little truth that I have never liked about myself. Oh, I wish it wasn't true, but it is! I always said I would change. Change never came. I will confess that my best research papers, projects and creations came out of my last minute endeavors!  
I planned on making something for our dear friend's 40th birthday. Hey, I planned ahead by buying the cute little red cup string of lights (which totally remind me of him) from the Dollar Tree about 3 weeks before. In my head I was going to make a really cool "thing". What the heck can I do? I searched Pinterest and crafty little websites. I ran out of ways to search for anything that would bring me inspiration. I found nothing! Really? 

The day of the party I was determined. A little flame behind my tail made me set my clock early (for a Saturday) so I could run my little bottom back to the store with all the knick knacks a crafty person could dream of, that cost $1! I walked through the isles in desperate need of something that would make my creation AMAZING. 
Our great and wonderful friend so needed an awesome centerpiece for his 40th...I couldn't let him down...even if he didn't expect it!!

I left the Dollar Tree with 2 bags and 3 balloons and a little shiny idea that became this!! 40 Sucks!!

Items from the Dollar Tree:
3 strings of red cup lights
foam cooler
2 bags of dum dum lolly pops
1 balloon holder
black tissue paper
3 balloons

Additional items (I happen to have):
Patterned paper (I cut the letters and numbers with my Cricut, buy you can hand cut or print)
foam pieces
thin wire
wood sticks

I ended up adhering the cup light strings to the bottom part of the cooler with metal wire. I flipped the top of the cooler over, hot glued foam pieces to the middle of it to hold my lollypops. I used the black tissue paper to cover the green foam and taped it to hold. I then pressed the lollypops into the foam near the front sides and back, leaving the middle open. I took apart the balloon holder and used the metallic wire stars and long skinny things and stuck and glued into the foam. I used small wood sticks I had from an Easter project and glued the numbers on. I poked them through the foam in very center of the lid.  The 3rd string of lights were tucked into the sides of the foam and lid and nestled between the lollypops to hide any open spots. I hid the batter packs inside the cooler! There you go! Something fun and different for our special friend! I think he enjoyed it. My husband said everyone was asking who made it. Job completed...onto the next last minute creation!

Craft on my friends! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Try, try again!

It's been a long time since I last blogged! I just felt like blogging wasn't my thing. It isn't one of my natural talents. Very far from it. But, lately I have been pinning like crazy. Trying to get my house organized and beautiful! Just like all those Pinterest posts! I love to stick those little pics on my boards that I yearn to make so my house will look exactly like them! Anyhow, my home is "more" organized and still doesn't look like the pics, but it has opened my eyes to a whole new world. The world of blogs! I've been introduced to all these awesome people who post pictures and videos of their homes, rooms, crafts, recipes and anything else they are into! They inspired me to get up and go to my craft room, pull out all those pretty things I bought and pushed into my drawers and cabinets!! Make something..and I have! I've made some cute gifts. I rearranged my kitchen counters to look like, well the picture on Pinterest!! I did something and I'm kinda proud! 
With that being said, I have come to the conclusion that I should try again! I have attempted and even been successful (a small percentage of time) at completing some pins I have saved! If I have been inspired by blogs, then I think I can try and inspire someone too! So here I am!
I am just going to post pictures, ideas, my attempt of completing pins and maybe one day some videos (still not 100% sure about that). Hopefully at least one person can get into or back into creating something! So go out there and make something fun, cute, beautiful or just something that brings a smile to your face! Here to going at it I go!

Sticky note holder

I found this cute idea from Violet at Paper Wings
I used :4x6 clear magnetic frames (Kmart $2)
scrapbook paper, punches (Stampin' Up) glitter paper (SU), hot glue, ribbon,
& vinyl I cut with my Cricut

I love me some Mickey! These will be great for our upcoming Disney cruise! Since they have magnets on the back, they will stick to the cabin doors! I can leave a pen and passerby's can 
leave us a message..or my parents can tell us where they are going to be! FUN!!


These are for Mother's day gifts!!

There are pics below of item I used in my sticky note holders, click on pics to take you to my SU store!  Don't forget to check out the retiring products, some discounted!
Click here to see retiring products!

 Until Next time...Keep on crafting!!

Thanks! Monique