Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Good afternoon everyone! I can't believe I have received another Blog Award! I would like to Thank  Pam over at http://pjscreativecorner.blogspot.com/ . Thank you so much Pam.
The rules for this award are the following:
(1) Send a Thank You to the person who nominated you and include their link.
(2) To accept award list 7 random facts about yourself.
(3) Pass the award onto 8 other awesome blog buddies

7 Random Facts about myself:
  1. Love anything that has to do with crafting.
  2. I am a junk food eater, will give up any meal for ice cream.
  3. Love to do laundry and iron.  
  4. I am a shopaholic and talkaholic. Even talk in my sleep. 
  5. I am a cardstock hoarder. Actually I am a hoarder of anything that has to do with crafting. 
  6. I love to work in my yard. If I am not in my scraproom, I am in the yard. 
  7. I love to go to yard/garage sales every weekend


          I am passing this award onto 8 talented ladies I love to visit. There are sooo many blogs I visit as my list keeps growing it was very hard to pick just 8. I do Love these 8 and do visit them frequently.   Please make sure you visit Pam at http://pjscreativecorner.blogspot.com/.  Thanks again Pam for the award!!

  1. http://mybellastamps.blogspot.com/
  2. http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com/
  3. http://www.uniquelyella.blogspot.com/
  4. http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/
  5. http://mercyspages.blogspot.com/
  6. http://touchoftewshay.blogspot.com
  7. http://ginesscraproom.blogspot.com/
Thank you Pam for the award. I can't seem to thank you enough. You are so sweet. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

lots of different things

Well what can I say? I have been up to so many different things that I don't know which one to post first. I have been crafting, organizing, cleaning, planning and returning. Oops, forgot, most importanly SHOPPING. Yes, I admit, I am a shopaholic. My husband says that I always find an excuse to buy something. HEE HEE HEE.

Lets start with crafting:

These are some layouts I did of my girls when they were younger. They are now 22 and 20. Boy do I miss when they were this small.

I added some bling to my white expression. Maybe I'll bling up my red one too.

Here is another lamp shade I played around with last night. I put some pretty lace with rosettes around the bottom part, a organza with satin ribbon in the middle on the top and then glued down some pink pearl beads and some flowers.

This dress form I bought at a goodwill when Marlene and I went to craft tuesday at Dale's house. I have not finished it, but I have set it aside since I don't know what to do to it. I put some pearl swirls on it and they cannot be seen. When I come across something to put on it I will do so. For now she will be standing on my shelf half done.


I put some of my pretty laces in the basket.

Here I had my two cricuts, but since I returned my E2, then I put my white one back where it was. I placed my cuttle bug on the top and a basket that holds its folders.


As usual, I clean daily. Whether it is laundry, ironing ( love it), bathrooms, furniture or floors.  Their is always something to do around a house. And I almost forgot, the yard. I have moved around the furniture and plants in my back yard and bought some tables and pots for more plants.


We have finally finished putting together a trip. We have been back and forth on what to do and where to go and the cruise has won. We will be going on another 7 day cruise at the end of July. It will be the first time we go on the ship Allure of the Seas. It is one of the latest ships that Royal Caribbean came out with.  We are both super duper excited. Can't wait.


Well I am a little sad to say that I have returned my Expression 2. Since day one I have been having problems with it. The blade would not end its cut where it started it. The blade housing was very wobbly. I had to insert my cartridges backwards and the buttons on the screen were on the opposite sides. I was trying to follow videos from youtube, blogs and even cricut website and things would not come out like they showed, until I realized my buttons were on the opposite sides that everyone elses were on.
So, after several emails and phone calls, cricut decided it would be best for me to return it for a refund. So last week I said Goodbye to my E2 and had it shipped back to HSN.

And then last but not least SHOPPING:

What girl does not love to shop? I know I do. So I have been purchasing things here and there. Here are some more flowers I bought.

I bought this cute 2 tier basket at a garage sale for $1.00. The shoes were also $1.00 each pair. I plan on making a pin cushion out of the ballet slippers. The slippers came with a flower in the front, but I took them off and plan on putting a cuter one.

These are some more flowers I bought. I love the purple ones. For some reason I love anything purple now.

These are the clear ones. I now have them in clear, blue and of course pink.

Now for my latest obsession:

I have been making stick pins and charms.  I thought I would never say this but I am hooked. I have been making these like crazy. I love it. Can't seem to want to stop making them. Here are a few that I have made.

For now I am using my sea turtle as a pin cushion. I did buy the ballet slippers with the intentions of filling them in with cotton stuffing and fabric and putting the pins in them. we will see how they come out. I will share once I have them done.

I have only made a few of the charms, because I am having a hard time with the all the twisting and turning. But once I get the hang of it I know I will be hooked.

I know this has been a long post, but I had so many things to share. Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Show us your craft space

This is exactly what Cristina at http://www.creationswithchristina.com/, has asked all of her followers and visitors. I had posted pictures before but I will do it again to play along.  Here is my space. well part of it since I cannot get all of the angles in one 2 photos.

Last time Cristina asked to show our desk, my desk was super cleaned up. I felt as if I took a picture of it people would think that I had just cleaned it. But seeing that others also had their spaces just as neat as mine I decided to post my desk. Well it still is clean and neat and believe it or not I had a friend over to scrap all day. But just before she left we had the space all cleaned up again.

Friday, June 10, 2011

another haul

Well this morning, a friend from youtube came over and we decided to go shopping. We went to the bead place again and also to a warehouse I found online that sells flowers. The flowers are beautiful. We bought almost every pack we liked and the best thing about it was that we split it in half. We bought so many different flowers and still want to go back and buy the remaining ones that we did not buy today.

Here are some pictures of the goodies.

These are flowers. They are beautiful. I will have better pictures of them in a later post. But look at all the ones we purchased.

Here is Marlene from http://www.uniquelyella.blogspot.com/, with all the goodies. She is thinking  hurry up and lets open them. LOL. 

Close up of all the flowers.
Here are some of the beads that I bought blue. clear the white ones with the string and some yellow ones.

Here are some more. My new ones are the ones in the second row the second and third slot and on the first row the last ones that are black with beige and white.
Here is the close up of the marbled ones.
Close up of the black ones.

These are some glass ones that I bought today.

These are also some packs I bought. They are huge and .80 cents a pack. Also the tool for beads and the corsage pins. Anything you buy is .80 cents. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Well, Cristina over at http://www.creationswithchristina.com/, has asked again and I will deliver this morning. She asked us to take pictures of out punches. I don't have many and to be honest with you all I am not fond of the railing on the wall to store them. I know you must have things visible in order to use them, but not me. I can appreciate others having it and loving it.

Here is how I have mine and works for me:

Monday, June 6, 2011


For some reason the award is not showing up on my last post. So I had to do it a different way. Here is the award. Again, Thank You Tammy from http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com/, for thinking of me.

Friday, June 3, 2011

latest layout

I had been working on this layout since yesterday. I have finally finished it. I love these pictures of my youngest daughter. Of course she is no longer young (well she is), she is 19. These pictures were taken at her grandma's house. She would go their and that was her spot. She would sit their for the everything, whether she as drinking her milk, or juice or eat that was the place to be. So I decided to scrap one of the pictures not once but twice.

Have a great weekend and I will be back with another project.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Cristina from http://www.creationswithchristina.com/, had a post today that I thought was really fun. But since I am a neat freak I thought if I post a picture of my room everyone that saw it would think I had just picked it up before I took a shot of it. NOPE, i did not. I always have my desk cleaned up, unless I am working on something at the time and still I clean up constantly. It is a battle that I am still trying to win. I am OCD and I tell you it is not easy dealing with this. LOL.

Here is my desk:

This is a layout I am working on today.