Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunrise, Sunset...

Hello again!  My school year is almost over and normally I would be counting the seconds until summer vacation officially begins.  This year will be a little different since DD1 is graduating.  Not only am I neck deep in party planning and getting photos ready for the big day, but I'm also trying to finally move into my crafting room.  DH was able to put the new hardwood in this week and now I'm scrambling around trying to unpack boxes, move furniture, and put things in some sort of order.  The only upside of this is it keeps me from focusing on the fact that my first born is approaching a major milestone and won't be around nearly as much as she is now...  I recently finished her softball photo board and could not believe how hard it was to look at those first years of softball pictures!

I have also been busy making invitations and thank you cards for her party.  Since we needed quite a few of these, I kept the design super simple and easy to assembly line.



When we had senior night for softball, we made cupcakes and arranged them in the shape of a softball.  Since we wanted the girls to each have their name on a 'softball', I came up with a banner for each girl.  Using die cuts made this super easy to put together.  I glued the banners to a cake pop stick and they looked pretty cute flying over the cupcakey goodness.


I'm sorry to say that my pictures of the girls with their cakes didn't turn out too well.  It was a hot muggy day and by the time the game was over and the girls could pose with their cakes, the icing was a bit melty... They tasted wonderful though!

I am hoping that within the next month or so, things will be settled and I'll be able to actually create again.  Assembly line crafts are great in a pinch, but I am really in need of some serious creative therapy!  Wish me luck!

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you'll come back soon!




Monday, April 17, 2017

Inspiration and Scrapbooking

Hello and welcome back!  I am so happy to be back on my lil' ol' blog and posting again! I'm still sharing things that I made during the time I was sans computer, but hopefully we will be finishing my crafting room soon and I can get back to making lots of new creations!   

I'm currently working on graduation invitations for DD1. It's a little hard to believe that I used to share photos of her grade school valentines and now I'm finishing up graduation cards... sniff! sniff!
As soon as they are finished, I'll try to remember to share a pic with you!

Today, I'm sharing a couple of pages I've added to my inspiration/quotes journal and a couple of scrapbook pages.

This was made completely from scraps from a 'green' project
I made long ago.  I love all of the different layers on this!
You can see the original project here.

This page was an effort to finish off a packet of dsp
that I've had forever and only had scraps left.  It's 
all gone now!! One down, 5,000 to go... 



This page also uses the last of the scraps. Notice those
teeny tiny tags? Yep, I used every possible piece!! I 
think the embossing folder added a nice 'quilted' touch 
to the patchwork of scraps.

Another 'use it up' page! The green, lacy trim has been in my
stash for a long time and the background page has as well.
I had a lot of fun journaling around the swirling vines!

Thanks so much for visiting again and I hope you were inspired to use up some of your bits and pieces as well! Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Back in the saddle again!

Helloooooo... I'm hoping there's not too much of an echo in here and that some of my following peeps are still around! I have finally bought a new computer, mostly finished renovating our new to us house, and partially moved in (still no scrappy room...) and had a few minutes to post something on my blog again!

The cards were actually created a while back, but without a computer, they were never shared on my blog.  Nothing too fancy and for the most part they were made with scraps of paper that I felt the need to use up!



I love how the petite blue flowers on the umbrella and 
the blue cloud tie together to make a not so cloudy and gray card.



This one is a bit unusual for me-a card full of sticker embellishments!
My mom loves peacocks and the girls thought these stickers were
perfect for her birthday card. I have to admit, the 3D feathers are
very pretty!

Well, this is all for now. I hope you will get a little inspiration from my cards and I promise not to wait so long before I post again! Have a great day and happy crafting!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sorta kinda crafty



Hello and happy new year! We started 2017 continuing to remodel our new home.  There have been some unexpected issues like broken plumbing, but for the most part, it's just been  a lot of removal,  painting,  and elbow grease.
I have been so busy that I still haven't bought a new laptop,  which is killing me... However,  I am taking the time to post from my phone to share some pictures of a work in progress. Here's a sneak peek at my future craft room.

Original- not a great shot of the room,  but you can see the 80's era carpeting and the beige-ish wall.

Bye bye carpet...


Hello, new wall color! It is now Sweet As Honey! The paper is covering the wall cabinets that were already installed. Hopefully,  I will be sharing completed room photos soon.  Until then, wish me luck!