Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Treats & Mindless Rambling

Welp it is almost that time of the year. WOWSER where did this year go and where was I when it happened! I feel like we just celebrated 2013 and its almost time to roll that over again. I am not liking how fast time is going by. I have been noticing lately a few wrinkles on my face and I am pretty darn worried about that to say the least.

I never worried about that because I have always looked younger (per everyone...or was they just jerking my chain?) and so therefore didn't think about it too much. When I turned 50 I was severely depressed. I could hardly utter the words and hated when there was a reason I had to put that on a form or say it out loud. So now that number has notched up another year (I WILL NOT SAY IT) I am noticing more changes than I care to admit.

Seems it happens over night. I always said I wouldn't be one of those people who had plastic surgery. Well I think I judged that too quickly! ha ha. My eyelids are fat and cover my whole lid area (hereditary they tell me...Thank you mother!) and insurance will pay to fix it but it has to be covering more than half of your eye and your using a stick to feel your way around I guess to cover it. So I guess until I look like a basset hound or have to use clothes pins to hold these puppies up I am S-O-L.

By then I will have a list of things I want "fixed". Maybe I should get started on a kickstarter campaign for that huh?

Ok now sorry to have mindless rambling but who else am I gonna talk to. I just thought I would share some random, menial things with you about my life.

So now on to the crafty business here....

I used alot of items from BellaCreationz to make some little gifts. Just to show you a few things you can get to make just a little thank you or a stocking stuffer etc. I used mainly the Christmas colors of twine but you will see one of them I used pumpkin orange and aqua!

The Christmas papers had alot of those brighter colors in it and it went perfect with the paper. Here are my projects and I will reference all the supplies at the bottom of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!












(I made this little treat holder in my silhouette program. If anyone would like
a copy of it I am happy to share just drop me a line!)



Thursday, November 21, 2013

First Jessica Sprague post

Please stop by to see my first project for Jessica Sprague! I can't share it here but would love for you to visit and comment it would mean alot! Jessica Sprague

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crazy Critters

I wanted to do a quick post to share a card I made today. I used images from the silhouette store for the critters and the film strip. I used a Cosmo Cricket Digital paper set from Jessicasprague.com called "Mr Campy" and popped the heads of my critters up on each of the photostrip areas. My pic is not the greatest we have some major gloomy weather here and it seems when I use my photobox I can't get the light just right and it looks too gray. Got to figure that out! I used my favorite Timeless Twine in Chocolate Chip to just give it a finish!




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crafty Gift


Hey Hey Hey I am on Timeless Twine blog today showing my little project. Here are the deets! :)

I made a little gift box with a window in it to showcase the gifts inside. I placed two spools of twine in the box and some goodies from Bella Creationz (tags, wooden spoons, wooden buttons) as a nice gift for a crafty friend. The little card is a gift card, the tree pulls out. I put some stickles on the star and used some enamel dots on it to dress it up a bit. I made a pom pom out of the Cherry Red twine. Then I braided the Cherry Red and the Olive Green twine to make a nice thick braid I used 6 strands. I used it to hang my tag with and also to create a scarf for my little snowman. 

The tag and wooden button are from Bella Creationz store. I embossed the tag with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Sledding" then I inked over it with my favorite Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink...can you ever have enough vintage photo ink....I think not! 

Speaking of Tim Holtz don't you just want to squeeze him! Handsome AND crafty...man what a combo. The gift card is a file from Silhouette and so is the snowman. 

I used some Chocolate Chip twine to tie on the button and of course inked the button up with you know what...I won't say it again! 

The accent paper is from Jessicasprague.com and it is Carta Bella's "So this is Christmas" 
You really got to check out that site you can get so many awesome digital papers and embellies. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Timeless Twine products used:















Thursday, November 7, 2013

Room Makeover

Its been a long time since I have posted regularly. We were busy moving (For the LAST time) and busy remodeling. We purchased a smaller place almost half the size of anything else we have lived in because we have come to realize we do not need to continue living in such a large place wasting money on heat etc. when it is just the two of us. Maybe we both came to the realization that we were obviously avoiding before that we are "older","retired" people.

So now we live in a smaller brick house that is a retirement house for us. It was hard to squeeze my large oversized furniture into a small place but honestly it fit better than I had thought it would except for the bedroom. I love my bed and I always said if it is the only thing that will fit and I have to jump in the bed from the door I will do it. Well its not quite that bad but its very close ha ha.

I wanted to show some before and after pictures of the progress we have made of my craft room. Its not completely done yet but it is pretty darn close. I am loving this room. It is full of light all day with the 3 windows in it and its just very comfortable and I stay in it whether I am crafting or not pretty much all day!


Here is a before (realtor pictures) CLICK ON PICS TO SEE LARGER


Here is the after (took at night so lights are glary sorry)






I really love it!! I just got all the ikea furniture in the past few days so it is really coming together!
Thanks for looking at my room! More organization to come!