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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Room Overhaul

Sometimes you just have to do it. I have been getting frustrated with my space lately. It has been arranged the same way for over a year with little additions here and there. It became quite cluttered and I was really feeling blocked in. Sooo, I sweet talked hubby into helping me move it around. It is not an easy task with the the desk I have. I've been asked several times, why do you keep that desk. Why don't you get a real crafting desk? Well, here's why. Plain and simple: THIS DESK AND I HAVE A HISTORY TOGETHER..period. I bought this beautiful piece 2 weeks before our lives would change forever. I was picking out studio furniture for my new photography studio and my desk was the one thing I was extremely picky with. Workflow is very important and having the right desk is a huge thing. It is where photographers spend most of their time, tbh. I was full of excitement, anxiousness, and ready to take on whatever God brought me... or so I thought. Then, the house fire happened. This desk has seen me at my worst and at my best. They say that material things can be replaced, and they can. But let me ask you, why do we buy futrniture pieces and call them heirloom items if they are just things to simply replace? This desk has had more tears on it than I can count. This desk has been a comfort, has seen over 50 weddings, more family and HS senior portraits than I can even count. It is where I held my kids while they were crying or just needed Mommy time. It is where I read my bible when I thought I couldn't go on. You see, this desk represents much more than just a desk, THAT is why I keep it. It brings me happiness even through the sadness this life may bring.

Now with all of that being said, it is a new Season and with new seasons come changes. So, I made some huge ones and I think I am in love. It is going to take a bit to get used to, but I think it is worth it. I can now look out my big windows and see the beautiful fall leaves change colors. I can imagine watching it snow as I create. I am feeling refreshed and energized in this new space. I still have a bit to do in here but it will take time to work out all the kinks and I am ok with that! So here is cheers to a new week, new space, and new creativity!!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Warm Hugs

Hello, here to share another Coffee Lover's Blog Hop card. I used the cute Happy Fall Y'all owl from Craftin Desert Divas.  I am seriously in love with how cute he/she is. I also am in love with throwing some teal in there with the traditional fall colors of yellow, orange, green, and reds. I used the small tag from the treat bag die set  and the clear Simply Said stamp set. Supplies are listed below.



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

YAY! another card for the hop! I am so happy that I am getting to participate this year. Today I used the Brentwood owl, that is free for a limited time,  from Jessica Lynn Original Art. I was made especially for this hop so hurry and pick him up! I used some old Close to My Heart Patterned paper and I am in love with how it all came together!! I used my Zigs to color him and let me tell you, the more I use them the more in love with them I am. #fall2017clh



Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

It is my favorite hop of the season, the Coffee Lover's Hop. Today I am sharing a fun pumpkin spice latte card using a new digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas. I also used the Fall border die set and some distress oxides. #fall2017clh





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Halloween Planner

Good morning. Today I am sharing a fun planner layout using this month's new release Ghostly Greetings and the Fall Border Dies from Craftin Desert Divas. I used a lot of distress oxide inks (listed in supplies) for this as well and I love how it turned out. I also added a fun little shaker clip as well using the Mini Shaker Clip Die with Beyond the Horizon sequins.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Day 16 of the 30 day Coloring Challenge

Hi everyone, I haven't been good about keeping up with posting my color challenges but here is today's. I will try to be better but life seems to get away from me sometimes.


For today I used the Get Wild clear stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas. I love how fun this set is and can't wait to play with it more. I added some Nuvo Drops for an extra pop of color. #thedailymarker30day

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Today I am sharing 2 projects for this wonderful and super fun blog hop. I can't believe it is already time for the Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hop!! Check it out and I hope you will hop along! There are amazing prizes and fun for everyone that joins us. Both of my projects use the Craftin Desert Divas Happy Fall Y'all digital stamp that is exclusive to this hop. Be sure to pick it up! #fall2017clh

My first project is a total OOPS card- I colored the stamped image and it accidentally fell onto a purple background that I fell in love with. It prompted me to make a purple background for it. The next morning the dog and cat got into a fight and spilled my coffee onto it, leaving a stain. I grabbed my distress oxides and added some more "stains" to cover up the real ones....LOL Sometimes, you just have to roll with the punches.



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My second project uses the same stamp but in my planner instead. I made him bigger and I used non-traditional colors. I love this combination and wanted to use it somehow to make ME happy so I thought a planner page was perfect. October is crammed for me so I have to keep my decorating to a minimum. I used some foiled washi tape, patterned paper, and some die cuts.



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