Friday, March 21, 2014

Pinterest Addiction!

I can't imagine what I ever did before Pinterest!!! LOL  I love to searching the site for craft ideas and even recipes.  If you haven't tried Pinterest, it's a must! You have to be invited to join so if you need an invite, message me and I will send you an invitation!!  Here are some of my creations I found on Pinterest.

Wall mirror out of toilet paper rolls

Bench for end of bed from a coffee table

Recover a folding chair

Lighted Snowman from a Glass Block

Wine Cork Wreath

Sunday, October 6, 2013

How to design a page when you tend to "Over Think" it!!!!!

Has anyone heard of Kiwi Lane Designs??  If you haven't and you find yourself over thinking everything, then this is the blog for you. They have simplified creating a scrapbook layout and even when using multiple photos!  They have several great tutorials/lessons on the how to and why!  Check it out, you won't be disappointed. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My New Scrapbooking Obsession - Kimbo!

So my daughter Lauren adopted a rescue puppy back in March 2012. Kimbo is a Pit, Lab mix and is the sweetest dog ever! Needless to say, he has become such a joy to all of us!  We call him our grand-dog!!! We are sure he thinks he's human.  LOL  So as part of my ongoing gift to my daughter, I have started making a scrapbook of Kimbo.  So be prepared, my blog will be full of Kimbo layouts! 

Have you ever seen dog sit like this? I told you he thinks he's human!

He loves to hunt for lizards.  He searches the bushes and if he doesn't see any, he stomps his front paw to see if any appear. The poor lizards go into hiding when Kimbo visits.

Christmas 2012

Would love to hear your thoughts on my layouts!  Thanks so much for looking.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I'm back.........

So I can't believe my last post was this past February.  It doesn't seem like more than 6 months have passed!!  Things have been quite busy and eventful in our household.  However, I have managed to create of few things that I would like to share with you.  The first item is the wonderful "Beach Bag" project from Kathy over at Paper Phenomenon.  I just love her projects!  I have not finished embellishing my bag, but will be using mostly sea shell stickers and dimensionals. If you have never visited her site or created any of her projects, it's a must!

Next I've been working on some note cards.  My current mission is to make a bunch of cards so I will always have one on hand.  Lately all the cards I have sent out have been purchased.  I get so frustrated that I never seem to have any cards on hand, but if you know me, you know I can't just whip up a card in a few minutes...Over Thinker!! LOL  So here is the start of my batch and I will continue to post more as I complete them. Thanks for looking!

Now if I could just stop procrastinating about my page layouts!!! YIKES!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Girl's Favorite Things!

My Dear Friend is a Valentine's baby (actually the day after but who's counting) and I wanted to surprise her with a gift card bouquet. After brainstorming on how to do this, I came up with the flower pot with the scallop edge (can't remember which cartridge it came from) and the flowers from Accent Essentials. I glued styrofoam in the box and and added shredded black and brown paper to look like the dirt. From there I assembled several sizes of the flowers to a wood stick and curled the edges in different directions. I inked the edges and sprayed them with my own concoction of glimmer mist.  Then I attached her two favorite splurges.....A wine gift card and a Cold Stone's ice cream gift card. I figured what girl wouldn't want flowers, wine and ice cream for her birthday.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and I would love to hear your comments.

Birthday Beach Basket

My dear friend is having a birthday this weekend and her wonderful husband is taking her to Amelia Island for some much needed rest and relaxation. My thoughts went to...... How can I make this birthday even more pleasurable without being there?  hahahahahahahha  So, I prepared a little basket for them to get cozy on the beach and enjoy their time together.  Besides the usual finger foods and snacks, I included 2 bottles of wine, glasses and a lantern candle.  This way they can enjoy the beach at night watching the stars and listening to the relaxing sounds of the ocean.
Additionally I proceeded to make my first easel card.  I thought the beach theme would be appropriate for this card since they are going to the beach! LOL  The beach chair, sun and palm trees are some SCAL files I have picked up along the way.  The shells are from the Doodlecharms cartridge. 

 Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your comments!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What....? No card, layout or even my Cricut.

So has anyone heard of Pinterest? My daughter recently showed my this website where you can pin your interests to boards on your homepage that shows all your likes. Each pin usually has the link to the site it came from.  It is pretty amazing to see all the things people pin to there boards.  Well of course I came across some craft ideas!  I fell in love with the refrigerator magnets so I decided to start my quest on recreating these (I'm sure these are not new to many of you!).  Of course I combined the ideas of several of the websites on magnet making and started on my quest. After receiving all the supplies, I began my search for just the right pictures.  In these pictures I show the completed 1" magnets, how I attached them to the chip board and then the packaging. The first set of magnets were for my sister. She loves owls so I found cute pictures and made her a set.

Next I made a set for my other sister in Northern Michigan.  She loves to watch the different birds that visit her bird feeder so I found pictures of birds native to her area of the US.

Then my 3rd sister loves flowers so I thoughts a mix of different flowers would be appropriate.

After completing these, I decided to make some for both of my children to put in their Christmas stockings.  This time I used some personal pictures of them, their university mascot/logo, the Nike saying and Tom Brady's logo (of course my son thinks it's his since he has the same initials, is a QB and his number is 12).

I have since ordered the 2" glass tiles to make even more magnets.  I can't wait for them to arrive!!  Thanks for looking and I would love to hear your comments! If you would like the information I compiled to make these magnets, please email me and I will forward the information to you.  Have a blessed day!!