Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I wanted to share a few of the things I made that didn't sell but that I LOVE at my last show. I know I have mentioned before that I cant sew, I cant needle and thread sew either - maybe to add on a button but not much more. Anyway, I so love embroidery and all the new embroidery - you know the trendy stuff - so many fun floss colors and the designs are pretty cool well instead of envying there skills I decided to come up with a way to create my own FAUX version of embroidery--- here is my take...

Fall painted hoops:

Sweet right?

Sometimes I think I should add some black lines for accents but then remember that this is faux embroidery ART - not trying to replicate actual embroidery.

This is my favorite...

Take that back this is my favorite...I have a thing for feathers...and those cute felt flowers gah!!! LOVE it...
I will be adding these to my ebay shop tomorrow - In case you absolutely need one of these cute home dec accents.
I have more to share - so come by again tomorrow...
I am linking this up to the following parties:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Back in the saddle

Usually after a big show I am exhausted and have real trouble getting back into gear - like I have NO desire to craft at all!!! I think it's just my body and mind reminding me to slow down, relax and re-fuel! So a week has past since then and I am ready to hit the crafting ideas full force!!! 

So off to work I go!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

getting it done

I promise i have not been slacking off. I have been crazily preparing for my annual show. but i have managed to squeeze in a ton of books so here is my catch up blog post shairing my albums 

if you follow me on instagram then you will have been somewhat up to date on these albums...i just have been so busy that i havent been able to write blog posts about them. I do however, have time to snap a quick photo of my albums and instagram them!

i hope to see some of you at the Village Venture this Saturday! be back with more photos of some of my stuff later...

happy crafting!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Day 13-back to my Challenge

Ok so seems a whole week has past and looks like I slacked but actually last Monday my uncle past away. It was shocking to say the least and then the way I found out was awful. He was my grandmother's caregiver & it's just me now so I had to pack and fly out to figure it all out. It was a long grueling, emotional week. But we got it taken care of. Things worked out in the end. I got home Friday night, and took the weekend to adjust and move kids into different rooms so we could get a "room" set up for grandma and now finally I'm back into the swing of things....

I opened up a new paper pack by We r Memory Keepers called Market Street and made the first of 2 albums... Here's the first one

The papers are super fun and colorful and I love the touches of gold. I kept it simple and inspirational and uplifting. Because I was feeling it. 

Sorry for the interruption in the challenge but I'm back and ready to get busy. I usually post my up to date happenings and projects on Instagram so follow me over there @ #onecraftymess��

Happy hump day!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 4

So yeah next task is to try and get these albums done before 10 at night!

So  far this personal challenge is going so well that I think I am going to be so well stocked up that I will have so many variations and options for my customers. So happy about that.

Here is tonights mini album that I made using more papers from We R Memory Keepers the Snapshots collection. 

See - cute right? Sleep well friends.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 3 - going strong

Wow - while I can normally sit down and create 2-3 albums a day lately I seem to be creating only 1 a day. But I guess the presurre of making one a day is keeping me focused and diligent. 

Not sure if you are into the new craze which is "Planners" oh my how fun it has been - I even have 2 of them. I write in them and organize my weeks all the while making them look amazing. I dont refer to them as I probably should but they sure do look pretty! Oh and the supplies available out there for said planners is ridiculous. Ok so Im totally off track. But you get the idea, right?

Ok so back to todays album - I created a small paper bag album that has that planner-ish style to it. I used the Archived line of papers by We R Memory Keepers and added a whole bunch of different embellishments to create this sweet motivational scrapbook just needs some photos added. 

Let me know what you think...

See lots of fun places for you to add your notes and moments of that days events.

I love it....Yeah for me for keeping up with this challenge. Seee you tomorrow.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Day 2

Love having a mission and sticking to it-at least on day 2 anyway....

Today's album is a motivational one...like making those because they aren't any particular theme so you can add photos from anytime & occasion!