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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Friday, March 26, 2010

This is the project we created...they titled it "Pennies from Heaven"  It is a book created with lots of pockets, did not know you could fold paper in so many ways, and journal pages.  Our instuctor told us she came up with the idea so whenever she found a penny she would journal what was on her mind at that time.  Great idea I think!  Hopefully I can recreate it for lots of other uses.  Well...I'm putting some finishing touches on some other projects I worked on at Conrad Cottage so those pics are to follow soon.  Have a great Friday everybody!!
Well.... we are home!   We had a great time.  I don't know if anyone else feels this way but its almost strange to be home.  We headed to Prissy's cottage after the workshop. Tammy & I now realize why Prissy likes this house so much.  She has filled it with peace and comfort.  I'm already missing that after realizing today the errands I need to get done now that I'm back in the real world.  I will run away with her anytime...LOL!  Well now back to business.  The next post shows our project we made...so...onto the projects!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trying to get the creative juices going!  Still in Dallas..we dropped off Tammy at the airport so she could fly home and get back to work...feel sorry for her.  Prissy & I continued on with our adventures alone...we got stuck in 5:00 traffic and we both laughed because I told her we needed to stop drinking our cokes...first for bathroom reasons and second we may be sitting here for hours and may get thirsty so we needed to make them last.  We made it to a couple of craft shops but were alittle disappointed in our finds.  Prissy made the comment it was really odd without our friend Tammy.  We felt like we were missing something and we were...our friend.  We did have a great dinner and enjoyed some quality time.  Prissy and I always have some great talks.  Now we are back at the cottage and I'm trying to get inspired...hopefully by morning some inspiration will take over.  One more day then on our way home.  This trip has been good for me. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

The good times roll......we are still in Dallas.  Had a great time at the workshop(picture to be posted soon).  We have done some shopping and have found a lot of great new ideas.  We have started some of them here but can't wait to get home to really get busy.  Updates coming soon. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Today is the day.....Prissy, Tammy & I take off for our crafty adventure weekend.  We are staying in Witchita Falls tonight and taking a class in the morning at the scrapbooking store.  Then we are off to Conrad cottage for crafting and memory making.  Will try to keep my blog updated of our current events...good weekend to all!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mini notebooks.  I've been told this are perfect for your purse or I thought a grea additional to your Easter baskets.  I found these mini notebooks at Michaels and thought they would be great to dress up. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I came up with this special birthday card for a special friend Suzann.  With the help of my cuttlebug and cricut I was able to make this one of a kind card. I also added a little accent by embossing a narrow strip of metal....I think it gives the card alittle bling(that's for you Prissy..LOL!).   I also embossed a liner for my envelope which I have become know for....my family and friends seem to love their cards but always question me if I haven't done something special with the envelope too.  Several of my friends have told me they have saved everything I have ever made them and I think WOW...makes me feel loved.  I'm really LUCKY!  Happy St Patrick's Day!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well here they are...my pushers...idea pushers that is.  LOL!  Tammy & Prissy! We are setting up for an adventure this weekend.  We are leaving on Friday for a scrapbooking workshop on Saturday then headed to Conrad Cottage(Prissy's Lakehouse) for a few days of crafting.  I can't wait!  The time I spend with these two is like free therapy.  They let me be me and accept the best and worst of me...true friends. You know you have true friends when you can sit in the living room and go from crying to laughing back to crying then laughing an then say..."okay who's hungry lets go eat."  LOL!   I can't wait to post pictures of our adventures and our creations!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I know..I know it has been a few days.  Haven't been feeling so well the last couple of days.  Today I woke up and told myself I would make something...maybe it would make me feel better.  I actually woke up thinking about this idea.  I knew I had some spare metal pieces and wondered if I could use it through my cuttlebug and what do you know it worked.  I did not have much metal left so I used it to make this journal.  I think it came out cute and the ideas are endless.  It's amazing what our tools can do when we put them to work. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

This project was inspired by my mom.  She is wanting a small gift to pass out at work to her co-workers for the Easter season.  I saw this on a project sheet at Joann Crafts and used the basic format then decorated to my liking.  I think it came out really cute and will be great for the season.  On to find another project.  I hope to do a couple of layouts soon so you can see I actually do scrapbook too. 
Well today I tried two new projects...first was this pop up card.  I really found it fun to make.  I got to use various tools on this project such as my cuttlebug and my cricut to create this "one of a kind" card.  I can only imagine the different cards you could make. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Okay Prissy saw the previous billfolds I made and thought they were great but wanted to know if I could make them bigger...the originals are about the size of small coin purse...so the challenge was on.  I found some textured paper in 12x12 size and voila!...you have a clutch.  Prissy loved them...we laughed and said to bad we don't know anyone going to an Oscar party because we have the perfect purse. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hello friends!! Testing my blog from my cell. I want to be able to keep in touch with you anywhere in the world.
File folder notebooks....makes great gifts for co-workers or teachers.  This project also suggested by my friend Tammy....glad I tried it.  Have more ideas up my sleeve for this project. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Love this idea!!...this project was found by some great friends Tammy & Prissy.  The way this usually works is they find the ideas and they past along to me to try and create.  This is a faux leather billfold.  Great for giftcards, coupons, and great party favors for bachelorette parties.  I can decorate to match your personality.  We can go wild with animal print or if you're a princess add alittle bling...  I can't believe this is all made from paper.  Hope you like the few projects I've posted.  More to come soon.  Let me know how you like these items....
Well...I promised I would post some of my new items.  I decided to experiment with canvas and vinyl.  I think they came out great.  You can hang on the wall or use an easel.  I think these would make great gifts for anyone.  They can be personalized for that special person.