Monday, August 29, 2016

At it again!

You know apart from major family issues a couple of years ago that set me back in my crafting - lost mojo etc - I have also been battling hypothyroid, anemia and depression!  Luckily I think I have gotten a handle on them... I really want to get into my craft room more, not necessarily daily like before (if I do, I would be happy, but starting slow ;) )

I used some Shimelle paper and created a couple of coffee themed cards.  I really tried to make them very CAS - like basically a stamped sentiment with the coffee cup on foam squares... but the cards morphed, LOL!


On this first one I snipped the word smile off of the tag and replaced it with coffee... I think it works ;)  The coffee die is from  The Ton.  I fussy cut the 'label' for the coffee cup and adhered it then mounted the cup on foam squares.

You can see the little 'smile' I snipped from the tag above tucked in behind the cup.  The stamped sentiment is from Pink and Main

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to School card

I am heading in to school again today, but thought I would play for a bit first :)  I was checking out my Inspired By Pinterest board and it got me in the mood for creating.  I guess the school themed party picture jumped out at me because I am prepping for the big day myself.

Anyhow, I used some Chickaniddy Crafts papers to create a school themed card.


The apple die is from Wplus9, the stars are from Simon Says.

And I am so glad to have my Silhouette all working again!  I always seem to tuck a phrase onto my projects.

I used this sketch (love sketch challenges!), although I did flip it.

Now to see the fun photo I was inspired by... check it out here



Friday, August 19, 2016

I was inspired by a smoothie!

I love my Inspired By Pinterest board, it just makes my heart happy to look at it.  Sometimes it inspires me to get creative and this time, I was surprised to find the image I liked was linked to a smoothie recipe!

I used the Teresa Collins Nine & Co papers to create this card.

To see what inspired me... and the yummy sounding smoothie recipe... check out my other blog.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Upcycled Thrift Store Purse

Don't faint now.  It is me again.  I know this is not going to be a regular appearance... so I am enjoying it while I can :)

I have had this purse and moss kicking around for a few years knowing full well what I wanted to do with it - was just waiting for a rainy day.  Well that day came :)


I basically just covered the little purse with some Mod Podge and adhered the moss.  Talk about easy!
Don't you love the gorgeous background of a desk that I am working on?!  That has been my crafting table for over 10 years so it has been well used... just keeping it real ;)


I then held it in place with some clothes pegs.

The next day (today actually - real time blogging happening!) I just added bits and pieces where there needed to be fills.

Of course, nothing for me is complete without a bit of paper crafting to top it off, so I whipped up a little tag using my Papertrey Ink stamp and Ink from Simon Says.



Now it graces my new potting bench just outside my door so that I get to look at it often.  You can see it here.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hello Beautiful...

I saw a gorgeous photo on Pinterest and it inspired me :)

The photo is here.

I used some Open Book papers by Crate Paper  and did some fussy cutting.
I miss my crafting.
It was nice to have a bit of time this morning to play.


The die is from My Favorite Things.



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tough Decisions....

Today is a sad day for me in the crafting world.  I have made the final decisions to step down from my last 2 design teams.  I guess I am officially retiring from crafting.  Over the last couple of years I have been slowly cutting back on commitments but My Mind's Eye was so dear to my heart that I just couldn't do it.  We had some family trouble a few years ago and through all of that I lost my mojo and love for crafting.  My design teams are what kept me crafting.  Family life is great now, and I do enjoy my crafting again, but the desire is not completely back.  I am so busy with my Jamberry and my grand daughter that I could never find time for crafting.  What used to be a nightly occurrence now squeaking in time for design team commitments was proving difficult.  So I made the final decisions and have stepped away from My Mind's Eye and Scrapbook Adhesives, my last 2 design teams.  I am up on both blogs today.  My Mind's Eye was the hardest decision for me.  I have been on that team for many years and still remember the day one summer when I got the email asking if I would like to be on the team.... a dream come true!

I do hope to get back into regular crafting one day.  Right now though I am enjoying the things I am doing and in fact... my daughter and grand daughter spent the night last night and I think I hear some noises... the little one should be up soon :)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Graffiti inspired card for a masculine challenge

Another challenge is up over at The Challenge and this week is an inspiration>


I can't remember the last time (if ever ;) ) that I didn't use any pattern paper)
I used some cardstock from CTMH and My Mind's Eye
and just played with some Unity Stamps and dies from MFT, PTI and Simon Says.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feel Beautiful

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with a card.
I took a break from kids cards ;)

For this card I used some Heidi Swapp paper, along with a
Unity (I Hope You Feel Beautiful) and a die from Paper Smooches.

I cut a journaling card in half and adhered to the top and bottom of the card.


The shoes were cut out of some MME cardstock.


Hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog for more information.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Mother's Day card

I was up on the My Mind's Eye blog yesterday with a card for mom.  Mother's Day is just around the corner so I wanted to be ready :)

I used the Hello Gorgeous collection.
More details on the My Mind's Eye Blog.