Monday, November 22, 2010

update on my craft show

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! As you all know, I had a craft show this past weekend, and wish I would have done a bit better. I am hoping that next weekends craft show goes better. I did sell some ornaments and some notebooks. Oh, and also I sold a few cards and therapy bags as well. But, I do have to say- it wasn't worth only getting 2 hours of sleep to get prepped for it! At least I know I have things ready and wont have to make any extras!

Here are a few more notebooks I did for my craft show.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Notebooks made for Craft Show tomorrow!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!!! I know I will be cramming to get as many craft items made for my show tomorrow! I did get 8 ornaments made and 3 notebooks finished yesterday. I don't think that's too bad. Especially considering I'm still fighting this bronchitis. I did have fun creating. My goal today is to create 4 hot and cold therapy bags, 10 notebooks, and 5 Christmas cards. Lets hope I can stick to that goal! Without further ado- here are pictures of the 3 notebooks I made last night!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Glitter Ornaments with instructions

Hello fellow crafters or admirers!

Today I finished 8 small ornaments. I used a pretty neat technique too! You use a little bit of Pledge Floor Cleaner (with future shine). it costs about $6 at Wal-Mart. Swirl it around the inside of your glass ornament. Then empty out the excess. Add glitter, shake around until the ornament is evenly covered. Shake out the excess glitter, and add the metal back onto the ornament, add ribbon to the metal, and you have a finished ornament! I used about 10- 12 inches of satin Stampin' Up! ribbon for some ornaments, and sheer for the others.

I hope this was explained well enough for you. Please ask any questions you may have! Please let me know what you think! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hello Everyone!

I know I have been EXTREMELY behind with blog posts. I've been fighting bronchitis for the 4th week now. Not fun! BUT on the upside- I have a craft show on Saturday, and I am going to try to sell glass ornaments that are hand decorated by me! :) Here are a few pictures of the large ornaments. Tell me what you think!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hello all! Thanks to everyone who participated in the wondeful LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE Veterans Day Blog Hop! Didn't everyone do an amazing job creating fabulous items in honor of our wonderful Veterans??? I have chosen 2 winners using

Winner number 1 for the Red, White, and Blue embellies, stamp pads, and stamp is:

pattyk said...

Your note book is very nice. thanks great hop-
Winner number 2 for the notebook and Stampin' Up Country Morning Wood Mount Stamp Hostess set is:
Lesley from WI said...

Love the notebook and I think you guys are doing an awesome job having this blog hop for the men and women that serve our country!

lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

I have emailed the winners, and am waiting for  a response back. If I do not get a response back in 48 hours, I will be drawing new winners! Congrats to the winners!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I decided to alter a notebook in honor of veterans day. I think of stars and stripes when I hear of veterans. My father, grandfather, uncles, husband, and exhusband were all in the military. I honor and respect those who have fought for, and fallen for the red, white, and blue. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
After visiting my blog- be sure to visit Diane at Crafting This Moment

Now here is some good news!!! I have 2 giveaways going on here! First giveaway will be a Stampin Up hostess set that you can only get if you purchase $150 worth of Stampin' Up! items! Well- You wont have to do that! All you have to do is leave a comment here- and if you aren't already a fan of my facebook page- use that as your extra entry! Along with that Country Morning wood mount Stampin' Up! set is the notebook I created for this wonderful blog hop!

The second giveaway is a bunch of embellies, 3 red, white, and blue studio g stamp pads, a cute set of rhinestones embellies, a wood mounted Peace sentiment stamp, and 3  sets of buttons in red, white, and blue.

So to refresh your memories:
1. Be sure to check everyones blogs out to see all the wonderful creations everyone made!
2. Leave a comment here- and if you can, on my facebook fanpage- along with your email address spelled out to prevent spam Ex: janedoe at yahoo dot com
3. Check back at 9:00 AM CST Friday 11/12/2010 to see if you are a winner! Winners must respond in 48 hours, or a new winner will be announced!

Our amazing GRAND PRIZE Blog Candy (2—count ‘em! TWO Chances to win!!) are brought to you through the generosity of Marlo, who created the marvelous Scrap’NTote and Anne, from Paper Patch Crafts.

The rules for entering are the same for both prizes: Hop along our path and leave a comment AND a way to contact you on each and every stop. Please leave contact information in a safe manner ( ie, written out, rather than a direct link). On Friday, November 12, KarelJ will use to first select a blog number (1-20) and then a comment number from that blog for each prize. She will post the winner’s name on her blog and notify the bloggers, so they can also post the winner. KarelJ will contact the winner, using the information left in the comment. If there is no information available, she will choose another winner from the same blog. It is up to the winner to contact KarelJ at ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com. If she has not been contacted by Monday, November 15, another winner will be chosen.

Now, on to the good stuff! Our first prize is a wonderful Pink Scrap’Ntote to store your Cricut Cartridges in! It comes to us from Marlo, at ContainYaCrafts. You can see the wonderful way this binder system keeps all your carts together, and ready to go in a flash on this link: Need more than one? Put it on the Christmas Wish List and have the hubs order NOW, as they are simply flying out of stock! We got one of the final donations for the year, and are so grateful to Marlo!

Our second terrific prize is a set of Spellbinders Nesties in the Crown Circle Shape. It comes to us via the generosity of Anne, whose family has an incredibly strong military heritage. You can read more about Anne and her husband on Linda and Gina’s Blogs. You can also check out paper Patch Crafts here, to see what other incredible things Anne has to sell!

Below is a list of all the blogs participating in this wonderful blog hop! Be sure to stop at each one and say HI!

1. KarelJ at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity

2. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly

3. Deb at Tidbit’s Place

4. Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs

5. Jennifer at Young’s Scrapping

6. Diane at Crafting This Moment

7. Judy at Be Present Be Real

8. Marianne at Life From Marianne’s Table

9. Deb at If It’s Groovy

10. Christel at One Scrappin’ Sista

11. Belinda at Queen Bee’s Musings

12. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner

13. Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries

14. Rachel at Suburban Crafter

15. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping

16. Becky at Sew in Stitches

17. Rebecca at Creations With Becca

18. Bobbi Jo at Sweet Sassy Diva

19. Angie at Gypsy Paperie

20. Linda at The Tulip Collector

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Elections are OVER!!!

Hello all! I have to say, I am HAPPY to admit that the elections are over! So glad I dont have to see anymore campaign commericals on TV bashing one another! WHEW!

On another note, I want to mention that I will be in a blog hop for Veterans day! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for my November 11th post! I will be doing a giveaway, AND so will about 20 other crafty bloggers as well! This blog hop is to show honor and respect to our servicemen and women. Everyone will have a project they created in honor of Veterans Day.

I haven't made my project yet... still thinking on it, while fighting Bronchitis. NOT FUN! :( Hoping this passes soon, because I am ITCHING to get into my craft room, but coughing up a lung or two isnt gonna be very helpful while crafting!

Have a great Wednesday, and I'll be sure to remind you again about this blog hop we have coming up!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The month of November!


I just want to keep you all posted as to what is happening this month:

1. Club Ruby Designers has opened up FREE MEMBERSHIPS!!! Be sure to check this great community out!

2. I will be participating in a blog hop for Veterans Day! Here is a little bit from Karel about what will be happening with this blog hop: November 11:  The Land Of The Free Because Of The Brave Blog Hop begins at midnight and ends at midnight...24 hours of Veteran's Day Interviews, stories, craft projects and Blog Candy!  The Grand Prize Blog Candy Give-Away is a Scrap 'N Tote from Marlo Letterle!  There are other great prizes available as well...20 marvelous crafters are taking part as bloggers, some with amazing blog candy, but all with simply wonderful new projects and ideas for you to see! Check our Karel's blog to see her amazing talent!!!

3. I have my biggest craft show on November 20th! I always do well at this show, and will be sure to post pictures of all the goodies I create for that show as I finish them. I wouldnt want to leave you all hanging in the balance, now would I?