Monday, June 1, 2015

Grads of 2015

Well I am rushing out the door to attend our nieces graduation over in Tampa.  We are so proud of her as she is the valedictorian for her class.   She has worked hard and because of that has been granted many opportunities for her very bright future. 

I was holding out on posting the card I made for her (as I didn't want her to see it :). )  But the challenge for the MFT Wednesday Sketch closes before I get back so here it is!   

Hope you like it.   The colors are her school colors and believe it or not this is the first time I have used  this MFT Grad Girl set.  Its an oldie but goodie. It was a bonus set I got years ago at a make n take in the store.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Mesh Wreath Project

Hi folks hope everyone is enjoying Spring 2015.  We have been very busy with graduations, weddings and bridal showers.  Tis the season.

Anyway I did do a quick a little craft for Memorial Day.   I have seen a lot of these mesh wreaths and thought hmm how hard can it be? Let me tell you not hard at all.  It took me about an hour to complete. I followed along with this video from you tube- How to make a basic mesh wreath.

Since flag day then 4th of July is right around the corner, just going to leave up till then!
Thanks for stopping by and I will post again soon :).

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hello Spring

Spring has sprung :)  Well for some of us,  I hear that boston is still getting snow.  Hopefully weather conditions for all will improve and we can get back to enjoying the outdoors.  Speaking of the outdoors, as most of you know I just love flowers.   And this is the time of the year that flowers go into bloom.  So I thought it would be nice to make a paper flower.   I picked up this diecut at the expo and they are just so pretty.   Its the Susan Garden Rose from the Elizabeth Craft Design line.   There were so many to chose to from so I defintely will be back to get some more, especially now that I have the technique down.  Anyway take a look.

Now where to use this.....?  Well thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend no matter what part of the states you are in.  

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Scrapbook Expo Fun!

And fun it was!   This years expo was moved up from May to March and at first I was a little disappointed because the only time I was able to attend was Thursday night (usually I go Friday and Saturday), but it all worked out.   Thursdays crop night was the make and take extragangza and look at all the goodies we made.

Cards, jewelry, scrapbook embellishments and more! 

 Each project is sponsored by a crafting store so if you wanted to do more you of course could stop by to shop at their booth during the expo getting some of the best deals for the show! Fortunately for me they are all on online as well.  (had to leave early was a little under the weather).   So if  you missed this year be sure to mark your calendars for next year.  Always a fun time and very nice bunch of people.  

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hello all crafters!  Hope you are enjoying a nice relaxing and crafting weekend.  We got the chance to get out and enjoy some sunshine here in Florida and make a quick visit to the MFT boutique.  I am so glad I went,  during my visit I found out that they are relocating.  Not far (just around the corner) but its going to a bigger store with more stuff!  Of course while I was there I picked up a few things and was able to tie them into this weeks "the sweetest thing" card sketch challenge.   Its little different than the layout but very simple and clean.  I am finding a new fondness of simple layouts. 

Love this stamp set, love the dienamics.   The stamp set is called whimsical wishes, such a pretty sentiment and the dienamics is called peek a boo circle windows.  The DP is my minds eye love me.  I use this collection a lot gonna need to get me a another pad!  

Well thanks for stopping by enjoy your week and remember this challenge runs all week. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sweet Valentine

Hi all hope some of you are having decent weather today.   Although there is no snow here in Florida,  its been rainy and cold.   I know I know it could be worse.  :).

Today I did  the sweetest thing sketch challenge.   I really enjoyed doing this layout today,  its simple but oh so cute.   Perfect as I get back into crafting my cards.  I just love this little stamp and the My Favorite Things-Fluttering Hearts Dienamic.

If you haven't completed your Valentines card, then join in and play  along as there still is time to create and post.

thanks for stopping by and see you again soon :). 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Stampin it up! Cards Oh how I missed making these.

As I mentioned here are three of the cards I made from Beverly's studio.  New tools and new colors too.   You should hop on over and see all the new things added to the catalogue for this year.   The in colors are so pretty.   Here is the link Stampin Up with Bev stop on by!

Thank you for coming by and seeing my cute cards.   See ya soon again. :) 

Hello Hello!

Hi Folks!  How has everyone been?   Whats been happening?  Well as you can see once again it has been some time and I have most definitely neglected my crafting and my blog.   You know that saying that everything happens for a reason...    I spent a lot of time over the last year spreading myself thin due to some things within my control but others not so much. Lessons were learned and I grew as person, crafter, nurse, wife, pet owner etc happen :).   Much stronger in organizing my time and realizing time for myself and who I spend my time with is just as important as time  spent when doing for others.

During this period as I have mentioned before have no fear I was still being creative, crafting and taking photos (had too sanity much needed. Right?)  Just didn't take the time to post and blog what I was up to.  So lets see I took some more photography and cooking classes,  finished some big projects at work, read a lot of good books, journal ed, completely wrapped up redecorating  my craft room, fostered a few pups, helped out more with our rescue, joined a running club, ran my first 5k, celebrated my husband completing a college degree, traveled a little more with the husband and on a heavier note said goodbye to my beloved grandmother who was quite ill for a long time.

One of the things that usually kept me crafting in the past was the influence of other talented crafters and in the last year while I was experiencing all that life was presenting good and bad I noticed that some of those I follow had also gone a hiatus.  I remember thinking to myself we all have lives individually different, unique with some of the same characteristics,  responsibilities, challenges but we are human and during times like this things get altered and pushed aside.  So you do what you can when you can. Luckily timing wise it seems a lot of us are resurfacing and getting back into the world of arts and crafts!

Having said that  boy oh boy did I miss the card challenges,  split coast stampers, my favorite things boutique/classes and etc.  As much as I had to chose to spend my time elsewhere as important diet and exercise is to one health,  so is crafting for me!

On that note, yes I am back and ready to craft (and blog) to help keep with it I have made some commitments for the next couple months.

So here's what is cooking

  • Next post -cards!!!!   I was able to hook with the great stamper Beverly Scott and make some adorable Stampin up cards in her studio.   Wait till you see the cards they are so cute and the new products are awesome.  To shop click on these link Stampin up Beverly Scott.
  • Copic class-  I did the certification last year or maybe it was two years ago but they are back in Orlando and I am doing part two- intermediate.  PS the deal is pretty awesome for the price of 120 you get a case for 72 markers and learn all things shadowing, applying color, and improving design.   Its on a Saturday, but if you haven't taken the standard  class you can do so on the Friday before. I always have fun when I go and the instructors are really good.  Here is the link you are interested. Copic coloring. Come Color. 
  • Scrapbook expo time!    Oh the fun.  So this year I am actually going to work it too.   Its a great way to walk around and help/view what other crafters are doing.   Talk about inspiration!  I have divided up my time between working a few hours and doing a class, a crop and time to shop.  You should come on out and see what the hype is all about if you aren't already addicted :) Here is the link for that as well. Scrapbook expo Orlando.
I will say we have a very busy summer as we plan to have loads of fun in the sun, but I will be looking for more events for the rest of Spring and Fall to continue my "Enspiration".

Ok so I end on this note.  I gave the eulogy at my grandmothers funeral and ending it by quoting my favorite poetic and writer as it sums up how my grandmother lived her life but should be in general how we all view to to live ours.  Wherever life takes you or happens to you........

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~Maya Angelou