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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lesson #5 Window Frame

Lesson number 5 is perfect for my summer card. The example that was used in class was cupcakes and since I didn't have that stamp set I substituted that one I DID have. I have had this one for almost or over a year and hadn't touched it, like so many stamps that I have. I had fun creating this one although it took most of the morning do complete due to 3 kids. Have a cupcake of a day!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shaker Card Lesson #6

Yes, I am doing some skipping around on my homework. This is lesson #6 and is the shaker card for the class I am taking at Altenew Academy with Nichol Magouirk. Shaker items were really popular when I started scrapbooking a long time ago. I actually taught some classes on how to make shaker cards...LOL I think that is why this homework assignment was so easy for me. I used Close to My Heart stamps, because that is what I have the most of, combined with ink pads and water pen to color with. I used dollar store sequins for the inside of the shaker. I really like how this one turned out!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Scene Card Lesson #1

I am currently taking a stamping class at Altanew Academy  to learn how to utilize my stamps in a better way. Lord knows I need it with all of them that I have! The teacher is Nichol Magouirk and she is wonderful. I am learning a lot of new things. I have finally used this stamp set, which I have had for at least 2 years. I am still not 100% happy with my alcohol markers but it is getting there and that's what it is all about!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Today's pages

I am still working away but here is a post for today. I have gotten 3 pages done, a lot of chatting, and some running around. It has been an enjoyable day.



Big weekend retreat

The big weekend is here! The yearly scrapbook retreat that I go to is finally here. I have a LOT to get scrapped and I had a good start last night. Here is the 2 pages that I got done. I can't wait to get started this morning. Here is to a beautiful day.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hopping into spring

Spring is on its way and with the way my crafting time has been, I decided I better get on it. I saw this idea years ago and always wanted to do it but never got to it. I saw the supplies at Dollar Tree and decided to just do it! Today the roofers were here so I had time to actually create this cute bunny wreath for $4.00. I still need to decorate him but at least he is put together (i don't like the ribbon nor is it long enough so it will be redone)!! The best part is the price!!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Grateful Blessings

The past few weeks have brought many sorrows for numerous neighbors and friends. 2016 doesn't seem to be starting off with the great expectations that they, or we, had anticipated. A young couple lost their first baby when born prematurely, another is fighting back from a stroke, another young premature baby is fighting for her life tonight. I bring this all up for the fact that I am truly blessed and grateful to have our family. Things have been frustrating me with not being able to unpack my crafting supplies and really get to crafting like I had imagined. Makayla is not cooperative in that and I have just about hit my last straw with her. Tonight I have stopped and reflected. She is a miracle baby. We fought through all the risks and a nasty emergency delivery to have her. She is the miracle that we never imagined could happen. She has required a lot more of my energy and time, as most toddlers do, but I have found myself having a hard time adjusting. After having over 8 years to do what I wanted with my day, it is a struggle to devote all my time again to a toddler. Add in 2 teenagers, one looking and taking college classes, another getting ready to enter high school and that leaves me reeling most days. Tonight I am trying to take time, relax, and truly be grateful for the stresses, challenges, and frustrations in my life because there are those that are fighting for life right now. My heart breaks for all of the struggles going on right now. With both babies, that could have been us but it wasn't. For that I am truly grateful. My prayers and thoughts go out to all the families that are struggling. I hope that peace will find them and that the fighting spirit is within those that need it. I encourage all of you to reflect and be grateful for what you have.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Crafting, Life, and Sickness

This week has been a very crazy one. I had plans to get some good ole fashioned crafting done, but as you can guess, it didn't happen. My husband had a knee scope, our oldest came down sick, and the youngest has more energy than jumping beans. Our middle child also finished up with his last junior high basketball season. On top of all of that, I have been fighting with my computer to keep it charged for the past month. Finally it totally quit, so it was in the shop for a few days getting fixed. Things are finally back on track but I am not sure I have the energy left to create this weekend. I am going to do some surfing and hopefully get inspired to finish out this weekend.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Project that makes my heart warm and fuzzy

I have had visions for our kitchen vent hood from the first time I saw it in the model home until now. Today I finally took some time to create the saying that I finally decided on. I could have bought it from a store or purchased the cut file, but instead, I used fonts that I already had and created my own word art to cut. I am really in love with the final product. It makes me heart truly warm and fuzzy to be putting some of my own touches on our home. There is so much more that I want to do but I have to wait until the final wall work is done. For now, I am happy to be able to put little touches here and there to help us feel TRULY at home. It feels SO good to finally have a home that we are happy in.