Saturday, March 5, 2016
The Green Set is actually a Mother/Daughter Good Luck Gift for my Best Friend and her Daughter who were going to our State Competition for Dance! It was my way of saying Thank You to them as well because she was in a Dance called "Fight" and had chosen to Honor me by wearing my name and the color Green in raising Awareness for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma...something is was diagnosed with 12 years ago and have had 3 abnormal recurrences since. Needless to say, I was in tears when she phoned me a few months back to tell me what she was doing for me!!! It's pretty impressive for an 11 year old to do something so profound! And it was an honor to make some lil Baubles to Wish her Luck with!
Hope You Enjoy!!!
Thanks for stopping by 💖💖💖
Friday, January 29, 2016
My Best Friend celebrated her Birthday recently and I'm dropping off her gift & card tonight when I pick up her daughter to go ice skating...and I must say, I'm kinda anxious for her to open these up!
The card is made using my Ultimate Crafters Companion Pro into a Gate Fold Card, topped with Birthday Paper from Best Creations, then I cut a small square and punched all around using my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and added a Birthday Cake from my Special Moments Sticker Collection which is layered and added the perfect "oomph". A little bling all the way around with flatback rhinestones went a long way! I stamped the inside and back sentiments with a rainbow ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder that I mixed a little glitter in...simple but carries some punch!
Then came her gift...it's actually my first Cricut designed/vinyled Cutting Board! Completely designed using only Cricut Craft Room and the Subscription with a whole lotta imagination! If I can find a little helper around to point 'n shoot, I might just create a tutorial this weekend! We'll see...I'm still taking down Christmas decorations!
Thanks for stopping by as Always
Hope you Enjoy!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I made a New Year's Resolution for MYSELF this year...well a few. As 2015 was one of the hardest, this year, I just want to remember to "Just Breathe"...to take things as they come, handle only what I can of what's in front of me, to take time for "Me" and to just remember that life is short and we need to appreciate the little things as much as the big.
And my other "Big" resolution is to have a "Crafty Moment" every day! I've wanted to build upon some sort of organized business, besides just selling my "Crafty Bits" on Facebook, although I can't Thank my followers enough, it's time to make this thing a bit bigger...so wish me luck!!!
On to my first "Crafty Bit" post of 2016...
And what better than to post a Card I made with some "Happy Mail" I received last week as a Winning Package from
The Stamp is called "First Kiss" and I also received some BEAUTIFUL "Smooch" Enamel Dots...Perfect for Valentine's Day! I tried out a new set of Watercolor Pencils from Stampin Up with a blender pen and I must say, I LOOOOOOOOOVE this new technique! Soooooo easy to blend colors, deepen colors and just plain old easy coloring! Still trying to perfect my color blends, but for my first attempt, I Love this lil card! The "shirts" are also "Paper Pieced" with matching patterned papers of the card base itself...this added the perfect match-i-ness I love to have on my cards! I added a lil bling with some flatback rhinestones and a couple of bows with some American Crafts Baker's Twine in a matching pink and white as well.
So, all in all, a "Crafty Start" to this New Year and I can't complain! I only wish my "Cheerleaders" were still by my side, but I know they're watchingoing over me, giving me the strength and courage to keep on keepin on...
Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to All and Thanks for joining me on this Wonderful Journey!!!
This was the "basic" card...but, if you know me...I gotta embellish!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Good Morning!!! I have been M.I.A. for just about a year now, and although I picked up my Galaxy about a hundred times to blog, I just couldn't. And, up until recently, I had completely lost my mojo. It's been a CRAZY year filled with ups and mostly downs in my family.
When I "paused" blogging in October of last year, my Mom had been very ill again going through yet another COPD Exacerbation, Hospitalization and Rehabilitation stint and through the Winter she was down then up then down come early Spring and after another Exacerbation and Vertebrae Fractures, after spending a month in the Hospital, we lost her.
After caring for someone 24/7 for so long, I've kinda lost my way. Thank God for my Fiancé, our Daughter, my Brothers, extended Family and close Friends to fall back on, though most don't see those bad moments except for my wonderful Fiancé and Daughter.
Every time I would pick up a piece of paper or a paint brush or a bead, I just couldn't move forward...things created came out of absolute necessity, not want, and I was just flowing.
Recently however, I've had some orders on Seasonal Decorations and Cards, and I'm SLOWLY getting my engines back up to "Passing Gear"!!! The TV has been a great distraction, as it was for my Mom after my Dad passed suddenly 7yrs ago, and now I'm getting lost in my work instead of my life. I don't know which direction I'm heading in, the map is kind of blurry and I'm off the beaten path...but hopefully the fog will lift soon, and I'll see clearly again.
Thanks to ALL my Followers and "Sneak Peekers" for hanging in with me💖💖💖
Friday, October 24, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Good Morning! It's a dreary Spring, definitely does NOT feel like Summer, here in Northern Maine, making this Beautiful Blog Hop a WONDERFUL way to wake up this morning!!! I am again joined by some VERY Talented Ladies, to which I will pass on all the links at the end of this post...MAKE SURE to Hop on over to each and every one of thier AMAZING Blogs for more Creative Inspiration!
This is a Double Cascading Fancy Fold Card I created out of AC MOORE White Cardstock, leftover Wedding Themed Vellum, Dazzle Stickers from Hot Off The Press and Wedding Themed Stickers from Dollar Tree.
The center Rosette is removable and has a magnt on the back so as to have a Special Keepsake to treasure while keeping with the Star Theme.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Good Morning All!!! Been MIA for awhile and Thanks to MyCricutCraftRoom.blogspot.com for hosting an AWESOME Blog Hop for Dads & Grads with some AMAZINGLY TALENTED Ladies, I got my mojo back for blogging!!!
Life has been soooo crazy lately, between Spring Clean Up, a sick Mom (to whom I am the sole caretaker), end of school activities (am I the only one who thinks saving EVERY activity for the last possible minute of the school year is beyond overwhelming...and crazy too???!), and just the day to day demands in life, I am often left wondering, "Where does the time go?!". I am completely convinced life is like a clothes dryer and time ends up with all the socks I've been missing for years! BTW, if anyone knows the Sock Monster, the one who obviously jumps into my dryer to take his daily fill of a sock here and a sock there, please tell him it's time for him to come back and make a deposit, NOT a withdrawl cause I'm going bankrupt here...at least in the sock and time division!!! Poor Jocelyn, for her 10th Birthday recently, we purposely bought her mismatched sock sets so she didn't have to go to school with one sock that said Hanes and another that said FTL! Happy Birthday Pumpkin!!! Lol!
Having recently had one of those moments, wondering where the time goes, 4 yrs seemed to creep up on us soooo fast with our first College Graduation of my fiances extended family, our Niece! Looking back 14yrs ago, when I first met her, I never thought the Chubby Cheeked Cutie would have made us all reflect so much on how precious time is down the road...and here we are! We couldn't be more proud! Hence the inspiration for my Blog Hop Card this week...a College Graduation Card with Matching School Colors!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Very busy day today, so it'll be a quick post....this is a set of cards I made with my Cricut E2 with the Something to Celebrate Cartridge, AC Moore base White cardstock, coordinating Patterned Papers, Foil Stickers, Glitter Glue, Confetti and my signature Rhinestones, of course! These were made for my Twin 17yr old Nephews for thier Birthdays recently. Hope you like them!