Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Hat

 I decided I wanted to make a New Year's project and my search began.I found a few different New Year's top hat ideas and so I thought that would be really cute. My neice Bobbi, my sister Chey, and I made some and this is how they turned out. My hat is the black and purple one in the middle. My neice Bobbi made the one with the four leaf clover, we all need a little luck sometimes.My big sis made the blue and white one on the right. We used sheets of foam to make the top hat and just embellished as we wanted.I really love how they turned out. I can not wait until I get a camera so I can make videos.I would really love to show how I make my projects. Well, I guess one thing at a time,right! Well, atleast we had a good time making them. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects. HAPPY NEW YEAR'S TO ALL!!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Teacher gifts I made for the kiddos' teachers

     So this year I decided to get creative and make the Christmas gifts for my kiddos' teachers.I made the gift bags out of the school news paper, some match book notepads for their purse or whatever, and a little set of 8 mini cards inside of a playing card box that I put together.

* For the cards and the match book pads I used a Recollections hand punch
* Not too sure of the card stock
* Random ribbon I had just laying around
* Michaels $1 stamp sentiments ( "Just a little note")
* Pattern for playing card box I found at

* Cut 3 1/2 x 5
* Scored at 2 1/2

Match book:
* Cut 7 x 3
* Scored at 2 3/4, 3,and 6
* Paper inside match books cut 3 x 3 (about 12 or more, make sure you can staple)

Playing card box:
* Cut from pattern
* Decorated the same as the cards inside

     Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.I had fun makng them and had quiet time to myself. I thinks that is why I love crafting sooooooo much, because i get to relax and the Hubby keeps the kiddos away!!!Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I also added a mini pen to the set that is matching colors.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday deals

      So I was one of the crazy people that took the challenge and went Black Fiday shopping.Crazy me right!!!! Well I am super glad I did.I actually got everthing I wanted.AND my hubby went with me. Great, great man he is!! 

     Well, N e ways on to my craft deals.I got 7 Cricut Lite cartridges for $12.99 each and I also got An Expression for $119.00. The carts I got were Sugar and Spice, Splish Splash, Slumber Party, Hoot N' Holler, Handy Man, Dude!, and Block Party. With the expression I got Classic font and Playtime. I have been wanting an Expression for a long time. Oh, I forgot to say where I got them.I got them at Menards.For those that do not have one it is a home improvement store.They had many more carts than I got but I didnt want hubby to kill me. Since we were suppose to be shopping for the kiddies and all.  Sorry about the lighting on the pics but I had to take them with my cellphone. My 4 year old decided to throw my camera and well it broke.Just put new batteries in it, too!
     Well, Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

My refurbished bassinet project

     I recieved an old bassinet from freecycle and decided I would refurbish it for my new grand baby.Boy!Was it ever UGLY. For those that are not sure what Freecycle is, it is a online site that you can sign up for to give things away you no longer need or too get items you may need that others have.Keeps things out of the city dumps.Recycle, Reuse!!!!!But anyway back to the bassinet I put my brain to work and this is what I came up with.The first three pics are the ugly before ones and the last three are the finished pics.

Monkey Baby Shower Banner

     This is the banner I am making for the baby shower I am co-hosting in February 2012.Soon my very first grandchild will be here.I am super excitied. I can't seem to stop working on the shower.I know its not until February ,but I am in charge of all the decorations and my brain won't stop working.

 Thanks for stopping by an checking out my projects. There will be more to come as my brain puts them out.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monkey invitations for a baby shower

    These are the invitations that I am making for the baby shower I am co-hosting for my grandson.As soon as I was told the theme I got right to work.I started brainstorming and this is what I came up with. I didnt want the same old style so I went with the sleeve type envelope.I am hand cutting all the monkeys myself.  I haven't fully completed them.I still have to print the pages with all the information about the baby shower, but I think they turned out pretty good.
     I would have made a video for them but I do not have equipment at this time to do so.Maybe in the near future, that will be my next experiment.

The measurements are:

    Card base:  3 3/4 x 5 1/4
    top layer:     3 1/2 x 5

    Sleeve:         8 1/4 x 5 3/4
    top layer:      5 x 3 6/8

                 Front view of the invitations and sleeves

  Back view of invitations: this where you would place the cards for stores you are registered at for the gifts

                         Sleeve before assembly

       Thank you to all for stopping by and taking a look at my little creation.I am so glad to be back and able to start posting again.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Finally in the new house.Yahhhhhhhhhh!!

    Well, finally in the new house just dong a few renovations and gettting everything where it needs to be.I have been missing seeing all the wonderful craft ideas.I had to move in and then I had to wait for the internet to get connected. Wow that was a very frustrating wait. It took a week and a half for the connecting( biting my nails the whole time)! I am back and hopfully soon I will be able to start crafting and posting my work.Got to get the craft room set up.Well until then I will be checking out everyone else's wonderful ideas, s keep 'em coming.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sorry I have not been blogging lately

    Sorry I have not been blogging lately but I have been trying to close on my new house. Finally it is going to happen next week and then I can get back to creating and crafting again. This has been a very longer and time consuming process. I have been going crazy and almost pulling out my hair. One thing after another has caused  a set back. And like I mentioned it is finally going to happen. Can't wait to be back into crafting,I miss it soooooooooooo much.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Need to unpack a few things

I need to unpack a few things so that i can start making cards and other things. I have my whole craft room pack because we are in the process of trying to buy a house and want to be ready for the move.Hopefully so I will be able to post more. Right now all I have is my ribbon to make my bows, so I have been working on that. I have a good amount completed.Thank you for following and like I said hopefully soon I will have some new projects up.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


     I want to send a great big THANK YOU out to Deanne over at Deanne's Creative Juice and Dusti over at Scrappin With Cricut for being the biggest and best help in me getting my followers. And boy have I been asking a lot of questions to get this blog going. The craft blog world is such a wonderful and inspiring place to be and the craft "family" is  the best.Now I feel I have a whole new family out here. Thanks again for all the help ladies. When I say ladies that also includes all those that have offered their help to get me going.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's...A Joy...To Scrap!: Summer Blog Candy Giveaway at RRR

It's...A Joy...To Scrap!: Summer Blog Candy Giveaway at RRR

No Cards or Layouts Monday

     This is one of my favorite craft projects that I make. I paint the football helmet by hand. I call this one my "Buckeye Machine" instead of a bubble gum machine. I make them in various teams and colors.


   clay pot any size
   clay saucer any size
   glass globe
   acrylic paints colors of choice
   embellishments if wanted -I use buckeyes for the knob on lid

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Words of encouragement

Thank you for all the support and words of encouragement.You guys are wonderful and very helpful.

I figured out one more thing!!!!!!!!

Well after going a little crazy I finally figured out how to send pics to my blog. I think I will give myself a little pat on the back.Thank you to all that have offered help in getting me into this bloggy thingy.Slowly but surely I am getting it.
This is a my first boutique style bow I made.Also this is my first attempt at adding images to my blog. Just wanted to test it out to see if it would work.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cant wait until i totally figure this out!

Going a little crazy tryin to figure all this blog stuff out!I am finally off forthe summer, so now I will have time to do this! Summer Break!! YYYYYYYYaaaahhhhh!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Trying to get the hang of bloggging

I am trying to start a blog but just a bit confused. Wow! I love how other's blog pages look. Not to sure what to do but I will figure this out!