Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quote for the Day

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
-- Maria Robinson

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."
-- Alan Saporta

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Broom Bag

Found this great idea for a Halloween treat bag. So clever and looks easy! I'm definitely trying this one!!

This is from Carolina's Creative Corner, excellent idea!! Check out the details there.

Thanks for sharing Carolina!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nothing is More Important than Family

This video has nothing to do with crafting but has everything to do with family. Kinda makes you think. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Creative Seasonal Wrapping Ideas

Check out this excellent blog for some WRAPPING ideas!! Martha has some very creative ideas for seasonal wrapping. Thanks for the ideas Martha!!

Kinda makes me want to bake some homemade bread to share with friends. :-)

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it."
-- John C. Maxwell

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quote for the Day

"One of the advantages of being disorganized is the joy of discovery."
A. A. Milne, author of the Winnie The Pooh books.

This is the story of my crafting room, always a mess, but I love to "find" some of my purchases of long ago!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wine Charms

This is an idea I had (but it didn't turn out exactly as I had in mind) for a birthday gift for a friend.
To make the letters I used my Sizzix letter die cuts on shrink paper, and colored in with colored pencils. Each letter has a word on it, I thought it would be funny if each person had an adjective for themselves at a party. Then when someone misplaces their drink, the hostess can ask "Who is the DIVA? or Who is SASSY? Just makes me giggle! I know my handwriting isn't the best, but couldn't figure out how else to put the letters on the die cuts. I would love any ideas or suggestions.

Not sure if you can read them
E - excited
P - p*ss*ed
H - (pink) humble
A - airhead
H - (orange) happy
S - sexy
D- diva
S - (green) sassy

A couple of months ago Michaels had the wine charms on clearance 4 for $.25!!! Can't beat that price!! So I bought all of them and changed out the charms.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First attempt at a Video

This is my first attempt at sharing a video here, but this cracked me up!! I had to take my son to the doctor one afternoon but they were so backed up we had about a 20 minute wait in the room after a 20 minute wait in the waiting room. He was so antsy and couldn't sit still so I gave him my camera to take some pictures with. OMG!!! This is a fun ride! Hold on!!

Quote for the Day

"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito."
-- Betty Reese

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby Socks Cupcakes

While looking around on SplitCoastStampers I found this uber-cute idea for a baby shower gift. Carolina from Carolina's Creative Pad showed this idea to creatively display baby socks.

Check it out, so cute. Thanks Carolina!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Home Made Envelopes

I LOVE making my own envelopes from themed wrapping paper. It is so much fun to send out birthday party invitations in colorful envelopes! I have found that you have to be careful with some of the paper. It may be too thin to go through the mail. I discovered that when my sister in law called and said she received an empty torn open envelope for her birthday! OUCH!! Mental note to self - don't use the thin paper for envelopes! This paper was from the Dollar Store.

This first set I used to send out invitations for one of my kid's birthday parties. The sizzix cute balloons were used as address labels. Very cute.

This set is just a generic paper for birthdays. I bought this paper at Costco and have found that it is very sturdy, great for the postal service.

Finally, I like to send out bills or ANYTHING in colorful envelopes. Here are some seasonal ones that I created with bulk card stock. I buy the paper just after a holiday (when it is the cheapest) and make a bunch of envelopes while watching TV at night (helps me not snack while watching!) I think my mailman actually likes seeing all the different papers, it makes him smile.

Each December I make enough envelopes to send out all of my Christmas cards, about 40ish. When the craft store, Recollections, was open I would take all my card stock there and use the envelope die cut to cut out all the envelopes. Then at home while watching reality TV shows glue them all together. To put addresses on I print out on AVERY address labels, that way they are on white stickers and the postal workers have no problems reading addresses.

To make the envelopes I use a template called Create-A-Lope from QVC. It has a bunch of different sizes in it and very easy to make. I use either tape (if in a hurry) or glue to seal up the sides.

Hope this isn't too confusing! Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cute Halloween Cards

Here is a Halloween card created for a friend. I love using the googlie eyes to embellish cards, so darn cute. The orange card stock (hiding under the green with pumpkins) is the inside of the card.

Matching envelopes makes ties the whole project together. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

And, Happy Haunting!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11 We Will Never Forget

As a tribute to all those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 this song goes to all thier families and friends. Thanks so much for standing up for our country.

Very cute T-Shirts

While blurfing, I found some extra cute sayings found on t-shirts. Amy from My Creative Clutter posted these for a little chuckle! Enjoy!!!

Seen on T-Shirts:

FRONT: Runs With Decorative Scissors
BACK: See Jane. See Jane run. See Jane run to the scrapbook store for just a couple of stickers. OK, and maybe some paper. Is that a new die cut? Run Jane, run!

I scrapbook, therefore, I'm broke.

I'll admit I'm ADDICTED if you'll pose for another photo!

Frankly my dear, I don't give a scrap.