Thursday, October 31, 2013

Clear Scraps~Fall magnets!

Hi guys~
I'm up over on Clear Scraps with a very cute and easy project.  It all came about because I wanted some "Falllish" magnets for my kitchen.  You remember the old refrigerator door,  right?
Well that is why I made them. You can see my post on Clear Scraps Blog.
My mom is visiting and we have been junkin'~can't wait to show you some great finds.
I will post on gone junkin' friday (but no link up this month)
I have a couple re-purposed items to show you, I just need to take pictures.
We have been having rain, so that's been kinda hard to get done:):)
See ya soon~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Try It Tuesday~ another pumpkin and apron!!!

 Hi guys~
Yes another pumpkin. I had three that needed some TLC for sure.  This is no. #2.
I have done one more for Clear Scraps so be looking for that one in Nov.
I re-painted and covered the stem with burlap and started arranging flowers and fall leaves around the stem.

 The flower made out of netting is buy The Curtsey Boutique, gorgeous, right?
That flower was the inspiration for this piece.

I put felt on the bottom of the pumpkin. Makes it nice for sitting on tables.
Remember the carpenter's aprons~
Well I had a sweet friend ask me for some material because she wanted to give it a try, so here is 
Karen's ( Roosterhead Designs) Apron~

I love how it came together and all the cool stuff she has in the apron.  To see more of Karen's gorgeous work, here is her gallery link.
Take care and I'll see ya soon~

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Avocado Arts~a couple of cards!

 Hi everyone~
These are a couple cards I did using Avocado Arts stamps and my scrap bin.
The top card is Authentique
The bottom card is by October Afternoon (I think)!
The trim is some vintage trim I found junkin'~loved it!!

See you tomorrow for~

***hint : pumpkin, another one****

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bella Blvd and The Paper Bakery~go together!

hi guys~
This is a fun layout I did using some vintage:):) Bella Blvd and the some "boy" flair from The Paper Bakery .  They went together so good, you would have thought they were made to go together. Nice when that happens.

This is our "bubba's" 5th birthday.  He shared his birthday with his cousin's birthday, so I will be doing his birthday next.  They shared cupcakes too:):)
Loving the flair ~ perfect!!!
Did you see Scrapbook Expo featured one of my Clear Scraps posts?  Pretty nice :):)
Have a great Sunday and I'll see you Monday~

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Curtsey Boutique~twine storage!!

Hi guys~
My project for The Curtsey Boutique this month.  The flower lid made this so easy to make.  It comes with just the right amount of holes (in form of a flower).  You can see my tutorial on The Curtsey Boutique Blog~
To see all of the great, handmade embellishments be sure to visit the Etsy shop.  Beautiful stuff!!!
See ya soon~

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Craft Crossing Class with Maya Road!

Hi guys~
I promised to show you my version of the Maya Road cards, that I will be teaching at Craft Crossing { Nov. 3rd @ 1:00 }.

The paper is Jillibean Soup with Tim Holtz sentiments stamp set.



This is the one that holds a necklace.
Give Pam a call and save your seat!!!
My turn over on The Curtsey Boutique~super cute project:):)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Try It Tuesday~ with Maya Road!!!

Yesterday I promised you some Maya Road, so let's get started with 

I took a class with Caroline Lau, in Houston (Collins Rep Group), the owner of Maya Road.  She made me look at embellishments and placement differently.  She is very creative and very nice:):)
Here are the cards we made in the class~
All of the cards are made with Jillibean Soup paper.  Everything else is Maya Road.
The frame of the sentiment is by Stampin' Up ~ the sentiment is a set by Maya Road.






This card is holding a star necklace~ very clever and so sweet!!!!
********Linked at : Paper Issues **********

          Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies with Jillibean Soup

Because of these cards, I made 4 cards using the technique's I learned from taking the class with Caroline and created a class for Craft Crossing~
Tomorrow I will show you my 4 cards, that will be my next class Nov. 3 @ 1:00pm at Craft Crossing~
So stay tuned and I'll
see ya soon~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Some Bo Bunny~and some "coolness"!

Hi guys~
This is a make n' take I did with the Bo Bunny ladies at the Collins Rep Group retail show.  These ladies are so fun!!:):):)  Hoping to get them to come to our town:):)

Not sure what paper line this, but I liked it.  My title really fit in with the design of the layout.

  This is one of my favorite lines Bo Bunny came out with. The colors are gorgeous together.
This is called Zip-A-Dee Doodle:):):) **Craft Crossing has it in stock too!!***

The flowers are by Prima.  The sticker at the bottom is by KI Memories.
Last year I showed you my 'ole apron that the "Tim " signed. This year I asked Wendy VecchiDyan Reaveley and Els ( of Elizabeth Crafts)!!!

My goal is to have Jenni sign it:):):) Might have to drive it up to her:):)
Have a great Monday and I'll see you for

**hint** Maya Road!!!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Clear Scraps~home decor project!

If you missed my project on the Clear Scraps blog yesterday, it is still there:):):)
It is a tutorial showing how I created this home decor piece using Clear Scraps products, Beacon Adhesive and S.E.I. paper products.
The background stamp is by Darkroom Door.
The photo was shot through the window {glass} in my studio.  I was so excited to get this great shot.  The bird is green and small.  Anyone know what kind it is?
Have a great weekend
 and I'll see ya soon~
Linked to~Paper Issues: Get Your Game On

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nuts About You ~ Avocado Arts!

Hi guys~take a look at these cute:):):) cards I made, using this months stamp set, by Avocado Arts called Nuts About You!!!  There are several things I like about this set~one being, the squirrel.  I love the pop-out eyes.
 I stamped him twice and cut the eyes out and popped them up.

 The scare-crow is very fun and the leaves, so crisp!!

 I tried something different on the pumpkins.  I stamped on the backside of the pattern paper and then cut it out.  Then I added a little detail with marker pens.  Oh, and the stump, do you see the heart? Loved that added touch.

Take a look at the stamps, in the Avocado Arts store~super cute!!
see ya soon~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Try It Tuesday~more than just a paper bag!

 Hi guys~
This is a class I took while in Florida last year with the Collins  Rep Group.  The mini was taught by Canvas Corp.  Fast forward to a month ago ~ I just finished it:):)
So happy:):):)

To make the album part you will need 3 medium size gift bags ( these are red) with the jute handles.
On one bag cut the handle off completely. On the front cover bag cut off the one that would be on the inside.  On the back cover cut off the one that would be on the inside.
You fold the bags in half~add pages, cut outs, pockets, clips etc.

 This shows you the inside pages of my mini.  You can decorate anyway you want to.
Fun project and super cute mini when you get done.
see ya soon~

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Curtsey Boutique~ a pumpkin re-make!!!

Just in case you missed this~my first blog post for The Curtsey Boutique ( awesome Etsy shop).
I did a pumpkin re-make:)
This is what it looked like when I took it down from the attic:(:(
I know, sad sad shape!

So with the help of The Curtsey Boutique, I did a re-make.  I glued it back together and then painted it again with some orange acrylic paint.   Then I started arranging these gorgeous, handmade, satin flowers.  I added some green moss and I covered the pumpkin stem with burlap.
Products used:

See ya Tuesday for


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chicken eggs, finally!!!

Hi guys!! I have a fun post for today.  Our chickens have started laying eggs.
Three so far, so I put them on the scale~

Kinda small, let's see how small~

Egg#1 ~ hmmm~ medium

 Egg#2 ~ small, ugh!!!

Egg#3~another small. 
 Hopefully they are going to get bigger.
  For now I'll use two when I need one.
Have a great weekend:):)
see ya soon~

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cigar Box results are in!!!

Hi guys~
I decided to put the numbers in the cigar box early~
I closed the lid and gave a good shake~

A BIG congrats to #36.
Thanks to all of you that left comments and celebrated with me, I so appreciate you!!!
If I don't hear from the winner by Monday, we will do it again!!
see ya soon~
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creativity ~ Quote Stamp!

Hi ~ Connie here, with another quick scrapbooking page.  I used several different Darkroom Door stamp sets to make my embellishments and journal box.

The sets I used are~ Stamper and the Quote stamp " Creativity" and Everyday Life (for the journal spot).  The "stamper circles" I used a circle punch and just kinda of scattered them around the page.

I used  black ink by Ranger.  The journal box is cut in half and tucked under the Quote stamp.
Thanks for stopping by~