Sunday, December 14, 2014

Scandal Challenge 6

Good Evening Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

The Scandal is still going on over at Scraps of Color, thanks to Robert Jackson.  This week was Challenge #6, Olivia Pope herself.  I decided to make my Scandal Sweet!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT week!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The SCANDAL continues....

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters.

The Scandal continues over at Scraps of Color.  You have seen Cyrus and Huck in a few posts down.  The last two weeks were with Jake and Mellie.  Thanks again to Robert Jackson, for his awesome artistic talent.

Rule:  Include a triangle

Rule:  Include food
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Let's decorate the tree.

Happy Thankful Day!!!

I don't know about you but I'm stuffed!!!  We ate dinner at 3pm and 2 hours later, it is time for dessert.  While I am waiting for my full stomach to settle, I thought I would take some time to share what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks. 

Holiday Ornaments to help decorate your tree!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's Party Time

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I just stopped by to catch you up on a few projects.  I love planning events and seeing that plan come together.  You have heard it from me before, I love doing invites, party favors and gift bags too.  Here are two events that took place in October.

I know there is no K in the word, but I wanted to emphases Mask!

Thanks for stopping by.  Your time and comments are appreciated.

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's a SCANDAL over at Scraps of Color

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

I cannot believe it has been a month.  I really am trying to get better at posting, but life is truly busy with after school activities, rehearsals and more.  I am crafting in between though and enjoying it.  There is a SCANDAL over at Scraps of Color this month.  The digi images are courtesy of the very talented Robert Jackson.  Head on over to the gallery at Scraps of Color and check them out.

The first week we focused on Cyrus.

Last week it was all about Huck (he's one of my faves)

Stay tuned this week for  Jake.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT WEEK!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

12x12 Layouts...

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

Another Craft-tober Fest is over and I had a blast.  This must be the first year I didn't stay up 24 hours in two consecutive days.  I came pretty close though.  I took some time to catch up on a few school album pages.  I was so encouraged to keep going that I made a deal to do at least 2 layouts a month until the school albums are caught up.  I have my accountability partner, Catina, to help me stay on track.

Here are a few pages:

Crop party favors:

One of the things I was so thrilled with, was this t-shirt for my daughter.  I saw this quote on Facebook and new I wanted it for her.  In two weeks she'll have basketball tryouts.  It will be her first time trying out.  She played great during intramural season, but this is a whole new ball game.
Lastly, I'm always trying to paint my fear away.  Yes, painting still scares me.  I just wanted a few thinking of you gifts to have on hand for just the right moment. I found wood cutting boards at AC Moore.  Too bad when I went back, they only had the smaller ones.  I love the concept I was going for.  What do you think?
As always.. Thank you for stopping by.  Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's Time To Start Packing..... Craft-Cation Getaway Count Down!

Hello Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

It's one of my favorite times of the year... It's time to getaway for a weekend full of uninterrupted craft time!!!!!!  Are you in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area?  Even nearby in Delaware, Ohio, or the Carolina's?  It's not too late to join the fun!!!!!

I have 10 spots still available!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Customized TShirts

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

Just wanted to drop by and share my latest tshirt creation.  My friend Pam always allows me creative freedom, when she solicits something from me.  It took me while to come up with something relating to Girls with Dimples, but when I did, her 10 years old was in LOVE, with her new tee!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wearable Art

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I recently had four days of jury duty followed by two days of work and topped off with 5 days of sun!!  Now, it's time to get back into the Cafe and get some crafting done.  It is hard to believe that my Fall Craft-tober Fest Retreat is less than two months away...

Here are the onesis and tees I completed just before heading on vacation:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT week!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Card Swap

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I recently participated in my first card swap.  I was quite nervous about doing it because I've heard such swap horror stories.  We only had to come up with 2 summer themed cards and I thought, "I can handle this."  It was fun and for 2 weeks, I had my idea in my head and I finally got it together.

This digital image was created by Robert Jackson

Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts die help make this card stand out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Everyone loves a party...FAVOR!!

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!

One of my favorite things to do as it relates to event planning, is the party favor.  Who doesn't want a nice reminder of the event they attended?  Not just anything, but something practical that you will actually use and not let sit, collect dust or turn yellow.  I know I do.  When someone asks me to create a party favor, I seek out those types of reminders.

Here is my latest creation.  Attendees joined the Birthday Queen for dinner at home, then they all headed to the Kennedy Center to see the Lion King.  From what I was told, the event was a huge success and what I loved hearing... the party favor was a hit! On the back of each cup, was a guest's name.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Graduation Day

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

Last week I mentioned doing a video.  I really, really tried but it did not happen.  (1) I couldn't find my tripod, (2) no one was home to help me because I needed both my hands and (3) I couldn't stack enough miscellaneous items to hold the camera in the right place.  The entire process of trying to make it happen had me laughing at myself, out loud.

So, here is my labor of love, for my niece, who is graduating from high school today.  It's my first money cake.  I did take pictures of the process, so maybe I'll come back and post those soon.

Thank you for stopping by.

Father's Day

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

I know Father's Day has come and gone, but I needed to deliver the goods before I could post. First, candy filled, 16oz reusable party cups.  Names are on the opposite side of the cup.

We had a nice Father's Day celebration at church on Saturday.  I was asked to make shirts for some of the children, who would be helping work.  Including my baby girl, who is a fish frying machine!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Framing Things...

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I know it has been a few weeks since my last post.  Following my May celebrations (Craft Retreat, Mother's Day, Birthday, Memorial Day, Anniversary & two events ), comes the end of the school year.  Why is it always jammed pack for my children?  T minus a few hours and summer break can officially begin!!!!

I have plenty of projects in the works but they can't be revealed until the recipient has it in tow.  Last year, my daughter participated in a mentoring program at school.  It was her first year there and I thought it was a great way for her to make friends.  I attended almost all of the after school sessions with her and even taught a few.  I wanted to make the teacher something nice to remember the girls by. It was a little challenging since the teacher is a male.  Yes... it took an entire year to get to his project.  Better late than never!

Step 1:  Gather Supplies:  11x14 frame (Michaels Arts & Crafts), acrylic paint, foam brush, newspaper, scrapbook paper and any embellishments you want to add.


Step 2:  Paint the front and back of the frame.  I left the middle untouched because (1) painting is not a strength of mine yet and (2) the frame is going to be covered by paper.  No need to waste paint.

Step 3: Add scrapbook paper

Sorry for the horrible picture.  Everything is really flat and flowing

Front of the Frame

Back of the Frame

I've had my eyes on the various styles frames for a while now.  I just needed an excuse to buy one.  LOL!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment.

I miss doing videos.  I'm trying something new to me this weekend and hope to film it.  Stay tuned.

Have a GREAT day & WONDERFUL weekend!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Birthday & Thank You Cards

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!!

It's time to celebrate.  Mother's Day is over and now it is time to celebrate my birthday and wedding anniversary!!!  It's a holiday weekend too.... Let the fun begin!!  Before I take a hiatus for the rest of the month, I wanted to stop by and share birthday and thank you cards.

Thank you to everyone who visits my blog, follows my blog, and to those who leave comments.  Your time is valuable and I appreciate what you share with me!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

1st Vendor Showcase of 2014

Happy Monday!!!!

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!

It's been a busy week leading up to Saturday's Vendor Showcase.  There was a lot of planning and late night, but here is the end result.  No time to stop.  Another event this Saturday too.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Teacher Appreciation 2014

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters,

I at a weekend crop that is slowly winding down.  I had a GREAT time with my Crafty Sisters!  Oh the laughs these walls are holding.  This week is teacher appreciation week.  I have seen these frames all over the net and I needed to try it out.  I won't lie, it was a very labor intensive project BUT so is teaching.  Thanks for stopping by.

Acrylic Post It Note Holder

Here is my new favorite quote.  I purchased the digital file from Silhouette America and immediately, had to place on a t-shirt and canvas.

Have a GREAT week!!!!