Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Witches Hat

Since Halloween is just around the corner I have been working on some related Halloween Crafts.  Today I completed an Altered Paper Mache Witches Hat that I had found at Michaels.  I used the DCWV Midnight Spell Paper Stack.  This is a collection of gorgeous papers in all the favorite Halloween Colors.  I loved how it turned out and wanted to share it with everyone. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My First Scrapbook Job

Hi Everyone!  I've just completed my first scrapbook job for a customer.  Such a great gift and way to preserve memories.  With all this technology around us today, this has become a lost art.  It feels good to bring joy to someone.  I love seeing the reaction on their faces when they open memories.  Anyways, I hope Tanya is happy as she is coming by today to pick it up.  I just wanted to share some of the pages with you.  Suggestions are always welcome my way, so I can improve.  For the front I braided some Red, White and Blue Ribbon and wrapped it around the binder that Tanya provided.  Her husband is retiring from the Navy and she is giving this to him as a gift.  So some are patriotic themed while others are St. Patrick's Themed as his birthday fell on St. Patty's Day.  Thanks for letting me share my work with you!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm a Blog Candy Winner! Can you Believe it?

Yesterday I was informed that I won some blog candy.  Wow, I've never wow any blog candy before.  This is awesome.  Terri over at Two Pink Peas was sponsoring this blog candy giveaway, and such a nice lady she is too!  Thought I'd share a picture of my blog candy with everyone.  Yeah Me and Thank you Terri!  Be sure to check out Terri's blog at, she would love for you to visit!  Thank you Terri!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Altered Halloween Candle

Costume Jewelry Piece to the Top of Candle Lid
Spider Bling All The Way Around Entire Jar and a Cute Tag!
Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner.  I love this time of year.  The fall colors are just gorgeous.  I also love the Halloween colors.  I'm participating in a Halloween themed candle swap over at Lil' Scrap of Heaven and I made this altered candle for my partner Kristina.  I hope she enjoys it.  I usually make my own from scratch, but instead I chose to use this store bought jar candle.  I really used a lot of bling on it, but it just made the candle so pretty!  On top of the jar I use a piece of costume jewelry I found and attached to the lid using a button on the bottom.  I distress the Recollections tag with Tim Holtz Distress Ink  So Cute!!  Now I want one!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I love taking pictures of just about anything.  I'm not a professional at it, but I don't do so bad.  I especially love flowers, birds and butterflies.  Most of the time you will see my love of these transferred into my crafts.   I saw this beauty on my Latana just the other day and snapped this picture and thought I'd share it with all of you.  I just love nature and the beauty that God has bestowed on us.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Time to Sow New Seeds

Well the garden has come up and time to plant for the fall and winter months.  I think I will grow various varieties of lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and cabbage?  I love salads and fresh is always the best and of course you can always just cut what you need.  Fresh Spinach Salad is a great one too, with Mushrooms and Red Onion then topped with a Hot Dressing made with Bacon (the grease too), Green Onion, Sugar and Vinegar.  Yummy!!  Can you tell I love food?  Have you also ever noticed that when people tell you of places they have visited that they not only tell you what they saw, but also what they ate while there.  Food is like the universal language!  So stay tuned for my fall and winter foodie favorites. 

Mini For Baby Sophia

Front Cover

Inner Page

Paper Bag Tab Insert

Back Side of Paper Bag Insert

I was getting in a hurry toward the end cause I had to be at the shower today, so the last few pages just got some basic stamping!

Today I attended a Baby Shower of good friends of my DB Thomas.  Baby things are always so precious don't you think?  I love seeing what's new out there for little ones and ooh and awe over them.  Back when my kids were born I don't remember things being so pretty.  I chose to make the new mom to be a Mini Album for her soon to arrive baby girl which she has named Sophia.  Such a beautiful name.  I can actually say tho that my gift was the only gift that was passed around for all to see.  Made my day!  So, I thought I'd share a few pictures of  the pages here with you.  I had to rush to finish it after these pictures and then off to the shower I went.  I finally bound the mini with binder rings and used ribbon for the tie closure.  What fun creating something mom will treasure and can pass on to her daughter Sophia one day!