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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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Celebrating my Glamour Tech...matching giftbag and card

I'm celebrating my friend Michelle's birthday....better known to me as my Glamour Tech(taken from the movie Steel Magnolias).  I created this bag and gift card set for her special day.  I love the color combination.  The flowers on the bag are new for me.  I received a tutorial within the last couple of days showing me how to make them out of cardstock.  I had to do the happy dance when they came out looking just like the tutorial.  I was also excited because I got to use all my tools in one way or another..from my cricut, to my cuttlebug and creatopia.  Michelle's a special friend who has always been there for me and I wanted this bag and card set to reflect that.  Happy Birthday Michelle!!  I love ya!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Travel Album made from Gift Bag

WOW!!!....and wow!!!  We bought this kit while we were visiting the scrapbook store in Witchita Falls.  We have it for a couple of weeks because we got it out to put it together and realized we did not have the instructions.  Prissy got in touch with the instructor Debby Schuh and we got the instructions.  Tammy, Prissy and I each took a look at the instructions and realized this had to be a group project.  So we gathered at my place and starting working.  She has created a unique and fun album.  It has all sorts of pockets made from various envelopes and papers.  The last page is a expandable file which we covered to resemble a suitcase.  Debby alotted 3 hours for her class but it took us alittle longer...we had to take a dinner break...or breakfast break since we had Waffle House for dinner...LOL!  In the end my hobby brought me some great times with some great friends and one fun album..til next time! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It has been a few days since the last blog...okay a few weeks.  I just got back from Dallas and spent a few days with a great friend.  We did some shopping at the scrapbooking stores so I will see what I can come up with.  I plan on working on some projects the rest of the week.  Thanks again Prissy for a great needed break....and everybody stay tuned for new projects. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Baby Girl Brag Book

I'm so excited!!! One of my favorite projects.  I saw this idea in Dallas while visiting some of the local scrapbook store The Crafty Scraper.  It looked like alot of work...which it was, but I kept going back to it.  My partners in crime(Tammy & Prissy) convinced me I could do this...I'm so glad they have so much more faith in me than I do sometimes.  So I thought you can do this... and I can't believe it!   I think it came out really cute.  I plan on giving as a baby shower gift this weekend to a really special friend for her first grandbaby.  I put quotes on some pages and also left pages blank for photos.  I know nobody else at the party will have a gift like this.  I would have never tried this without the encouragement of my friends....thanks again ladies....you are the best!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Money Tree

Here is the money tree I made for my stepsister's birthday party.  Hopefully the open spaces will be filled up later today once the guest start arriving.  I found these butterflies at Hobby Lobby and thought they gave the tree some life. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Okay trying to get back on track...LOL!  Since being back from Dallas my craft room was a mess and I had a hard time getting up the energy to reorganize it.  Well...I did it this morning!  Enough to do a few things.  This is a birthday card I will be using for my stepsister's 40th birthday, she is a Vet so you can see I went with the animal theme.  The most exciting part of this project is I got to use my new creatopia machine.  I finally got in my 12x12 embossing plates so now I'm able to emboss an entire 12x12 page.  After running it through the creatopia I distressed it which I think gave it alittle more dimension.  She also likes beads so I added the small bead accents.  Should be a fun party...poor parentals they have no grandchildren so they are planning a Easter egg hunt for grown ups at this party.  Does that require me to take a basket?...I better check on that..LOL!!  I'm working on a money tree for the event so I will post those pics soon!