Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Banner Time

Ha ha - do you get the pun...if not try singing it...Banner time (sounds like Hammer Time by M.C. Hammer??) o.k. never mind. anyway, tis the season to start creating some lovely banners for well, Mother's Day and Memorial Day, 4th of July and hey maybe even for Dad's day...but first I want to start with MOM - because she is the most important in the world, right? {wink wink}
I bought some small chipboard banner shaped triangles awhile back and had covered them with some fun papers also awhile ago and just pulled them out yesterday and just added these fun letters using my new SLICE machine by Making Memories...Will share that new baby later in the week.
But here's my finished banner - I'm liking it. Whatch'a think?
Aren't the colors different and fun.

I think its o.k. to use patterned paper as long as you use solid colored letters to offset the background colors.

See how pretty they look up close!
I am linking this up to the following challenges:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Disney on the brain

I don't know if I am having Disneyland withdrawls or if it's just the closet paper in my work space but I went a little nuts this weekend making new mini scrapbooks with  a Disney theme.
Here is the first album - love these small 5 x 5 size and the colors are so fun.
Inside pages of above book

This album is so lovely and filled with those famous Disney Princesses - that there frame can hold a photo of your special little one.

Each set of pages has a featured princess and a coordinating sticker or die cut

then there is Sofia the First...loved the stickers so I had to buy them and just found papers I had that sort of went with the colors...

I don't have little babies anymore so I don't even know what kind of show it is other then it is on Disney Channel and that its got a cute little princess named Sofia...

Here is another fun Mickey Mouse album made from chipboard & a coil binding

This time each page is dedicated to one individual character.

Cute right? I think I was dreaming about a trip to Disneyworld and secretly wishing we were going there this summer - but alas we are not - not this year, anyway!!!
O.k. on to the next subject of scrapbooks.
Hope you like them - if you want to see more photos of the albums you can check them out in my Etsy store or ebay @
I will be linking these up to the following challenges:
craft my life - anything but a card
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
craft your passion - anything goes
not just cards - anything goes
Happy Crafting

Thursday, April 2, 2015


I have 3 little kids at home and I feel like I need to decorate for the holidays, don't get me wrong I do love to do it. I have a collection of Halloween & Christmas decorations that I have been collecting for years but all the other holidays the smaller ones, like Easter & Valentines day (just name a few) are ones I usually buy year after year - new dollar store items that I won't sweat too much if they get broken or thrown away.


Anyway, last February we got new doors and my husband said he didn't want me ruining the doors with nails or sticky stuff to try and hang wreaths on...For around 6 months I didn't put wreaths up but then I rebeled and started creating them again...I have tried several different types so this time 

I went SQUARE 

I got the most inexpensive wreath frames I could 3.99 each at Michael's I had the yarns in my stash. 
I wrapped the green frames with the thick cream yarn and gotta tell you that the corners were the hardest. 

Then I made some leaves out of felt and pom pom flowers for the corners and that was it. I am trying to figure out something to add or to hang down the middle 

Different but cool - I dig the colors I used but still haven't found something for the middle - My husband says it's good the way it is, but what does he know (wink, wink)

Anyway, I think the lesson here is that Normal isn't always the best way, it's good to try new things and being square isn't bad  its pretty cool 

I am planning on linking this up to the parties above.

Happy crafting

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pastries anyone?

I recently participated in the Claremont Pie Festival and while it was SOOOO hot outside - the whole concept was fun.
Because I didn't have to many PIE type of stuff, I thought I would paint up some signs.
Super basic 12 x 12 in size and just used some ply wood.
Here is the first sign I made.
Then I made a Blueberry pie sign...Love the colors on this

I then made these other 2 signs....which I dig - best part of them are that they all use the same basic pie template but I just changed them up a bit according to the sign itself.

Here's the cupcake sign purchased by our neighbor at the Pie Festival...they make felt cupcake pincushions. She loved it.

I'll be listing these in my etsy shop soon.
Have a crafty weekend.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Curb side Change up

Sometimes I find something on the side of the road that I pick up that I think I can do "something" with. Take this curb side find I recently found which the owner told me was a "winerack display" in grocery stores. Cool right?

I started painting before I took a good "BEFORE" pic but here is what it looked like it was a plain wood piece with the shutters and not real clear but there are metal sides which could hold a shelf or something like that.

I had my husband add those picket fence post to the front to cover the base so that it could work as my bagging & money station. Gotta tell you that I love the way it turned out. Here it is in my both a 2 weeks ago.

Here is an up close photo
I also had my husband add some chicken wire to the shutters so that they could work as a place to hand things from.

Here is my booth set up at the @Gypsysroadshow this past weekend.
Aren't those wings pretty awesome - I think I may need to make more and sell them...I had a lot of people asking about them. But they are meant as BOOTH DECORATION!
I think I finally have found my true BOOTH set up.
I will be linking this up to the parties above:
Happy Crafting...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

When you can't

I consider myself a very crafty person! I mean I have tried most crafts and can do some better then others! One thing I have always loved and admired are those that can create beautiful gifts and decor by hand embroidering. I have bought tons of  DMC floss and have several books on embroidery stitches, like real easy to read and understand. Or so I thought....needless to say - I can't do it! As much as I have tried I just can't do it!

But being a crafty chik - I came up with another way to use those fun embroidery hoops and resemble the look of hand work....

How cute are these? Just used my 2nd favorite medium PAINT. I used stencils both purchased and some I cut out myself. Below you can see the Crafty Mess I was in painting these hoops. 

I am taking these hoops with me to the #gypsyroadshow this weekend. Maybe you can come by and check them out if your in the neighborhood. It'll be at Victoria Gardens Cultural center. 10-4 and will be packed with amazing crafters selling the most awesome goodies.

Anyway, just a crafter finding her way around something she is not good at and turning into something really cool! 

Happy crafting - I will be sharing at the parties posted above.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Farm Fresh

I am anxiously preparing for my first Spring show of the season. Which will take place on Saturday March 14th, at the Claremont Pie Festival. Hence the Farm Fresh mini scrapbook/recipe keeper.
I used chipboard and this awesome new paper by Studio Calico.
It's called South of the market and has lots of cool graphic images that work perfectly in this cool mini recipe album.
I love all the fun embellishments in this kit. They are so happy and so country and well I used lots in this album.

I mean look at those cute wooden animals. I mean could you die???

I played around with the photo mats and the accents---using different colors and not so matchy matchy pages...LOve LOVE LOVE it -

I added those fun strawberry recipe cards so people could add their own family favorites in there.

I could go on and on and on about this album - I am super proud of it.

The papers are amazing - great job studio calico and one more pat on the back for MOI'
Happy Crafting
I will be sharing this at the following challenges: