Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Craft Makeover Haul & GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi Friends,
Just popping in rather quickly to let you all know I'm feeling much like myself again and what I've been up to. Michael's had this Super Duper sale last week and I just couldn't pass those deals up. I've been struggling a lot with the Craft Corner I have, which is part Family Office/My Craft Space. To make a long story short, the space just isn't big enough for both functions (at the same time). It kills my mood of crafting a lot because of all the moving around of things I have to do just to use my Cricut or craft anything. Anyhew... can you say... "tax refund"... Whoo Hoo! Mine came way before I thought it would, but right on time for me to catch this sale that was going on with Michael's (40% off Storage, plus additional 20% off Entire Purchase Coupons) regarding their storage items. Needless to say I racked up, Big Time!. Now hopefully I will be able to breathe and keep up with all that I have and maintain a somewhat organized lol) Craft Space. Here are some of the items I bought. I'm not sure how I'm going to arrange everything yet, but I'm searching the internet like crazy to get ideas.
  Here's a close-up below of some individual photo items. 
DH will have his hands full, putting these pieces together. **(sn: I'm a little nervous because now this will expose my hoarding "Obsession" of craft items to Dear Hubby)**. Let's pray he doesn't leave me because of it, (LOL!). I have to keep in mind that I have one side wall space that sits under a window (44"H x 60"W) I will be putting these against. My dream is to some day have my very own "Craft OASIS Room" until then, I'll make it work with the space I have. I'll certainly be sharing some Before & After photos as things progress. In the meantime, I would love to see what many of you have done with the "small to medium" craft spaces or craft rooms you have. On that note... Let's HAVE A GIVEAWAY! It's been quite some time since I had one and I recall promising to do one right after I had my Blog-Makeover, oh well... no excuses, I was just plain lazy about it and didn't get around to it. Soooo, I'm having...
"A Be-lated Blogaversary/Blog Makeover Giveaway"
All you have to do is share pictures of your craft space and/or storage ideas by linking your photo below. (You can provide additional photos on your blog that show more details and other areas of your Craft Space). You don't have to have some elaborate fancy room or space. If you're willing to share then link it up. (Storage Ideas, Craft Spaces, Organization Tips/Techniques, Do's & Don'ts, What works or doesn't for you...Whatever!) I will keep the link open for 2-weeks and random.org will help me select a winner to receive some Craft Goodies I have for 1 or maybe 2 lucky persons. I have some great sponsor gifts that I haven't given out yet and this will be a perfect time to do so. So go on now, upload those photos! Can't wait for you to share. Smooches...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Got a Serious Bug! - Uggghhhh!

Hi My Friends,
Just wanted to chime in as quick as possible and let you know that I have been waaaay under the weather lately. There's something going around through my family I guess. My mom had it, my little sunshine got and now I have it and it seems like I'm carrying it the longest. I don't like being sick (who does?), but as long as my little one is feeling better I'd rather have the bug any day than have her feeling or looking sick. For the moms out there, I'm sure you can relate to what I'm saying. My little one is a trooper though, she never let her smile fade nor did she complain. She kept getting tissues every time she needed to blow her little nose and came to me or her daddy. It was icky to say the least, but at least I know it was getting out of her system. She has her appetite back somewhat. I on the other hand while still trying to go to work and then coming home to nurse myself back to health is draining me. As women, we sometimes just have to keep it movin' regardless of how we're feeling...ugghh! I'm not one to quickly run to medications (over-the-counter or prescribed) when I'm sick or under the weather. I usually do home remedies like my grandmother and mom raised me on, so my immune system stays pretty strong. Once I fight this off, I know my system will be much stronger afterwards. I'm weak and dizzy at times and have to sit, lay down or go to the bathroom. In case you were wondering...(NOT, Pregnant! for sure; although I do have an appointment for my checkup tomorrow) I'll get back to crafting as soon as I have enough strength. I have quite a few hauls I want to share with you. I've been getting a lot of happy mail over the past few weeks (almost every week...tee hee hee) and I want to share what I have and hope to get to play with real soon. I'll try to visit as often as I can to your blogs, but when the nausea or weakness comes on. I have to put everything down again. Take care everyone. I miss you all dearly.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

PTI Challenge

Hi My Friends,
I know it's late, but I was rushing a bit to get this project I was working on in the following challenges. Papertrey Ink-(PTI) Make it Monday - "Computer Generated Sentiment on Die Cuts" & Celebrate the Occasion - "Thank You Card" Inspiration hit me at the last minute and well... you know how the story goes. Anyhew I really hope you like them. I think I'm going to make these my signature note cards for a while and use different sentiments under the monogram. This is a computerized monogram and sentiment that I created and used PTI's (Matstack & Banner Dies). I love how these turned out.
Size: 4 x 4.25
Paper: PTI Cardstock (Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain)
Tools: PTI Inks(Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain), Computer Monogram and Sentiment, PTI (Banner & Matstack Dies), Corner Chomper
Embellies: PTI Ribbon (Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush), Stash

Hello... SPRING!!

Hi My Friends,
Noooo, I haven't abandoned you all. It seems like forever since I've posted I know. Yes, I've gotten a little behind in my crafting, but most of you know that I'm still around as I've been visiting your blogs leaving some love. This new job is keeping me quite busy and coming home to a 2 1/2yr old just about caps-out my day. Here is my adorable project that I just can't stop looking at and playing with. Finally getting into my craft area was sooooo therapeutic. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Without further a due, I will be entering this project for the following challenges going on out there:
My Creative Time (Throwback Thursday) - "Any project of Your Choice"
Wobble Wednesday Challenge - "All about BUNNIES"
Fantabulous Cricut - "Make a project with a gentle animal, lamb, puppy, kitten etc."
Wacky Wednesdays - "Easter/Spring Theme"
Whimsical Wednesdays - "Create any kind of Spring card or project".
Craft Recipe:
Cart(s): Easter 2010, Savory Lite
Papers: DCWV (Glitter & Beautiful Butterflies Stack), Recollections, SU
Tools: SU Scallop & Oval Punch, MS Fringe Scissors, EK Mini Butterfly & Heart Punch, Marvy Mini Scallop, MCT-(Color Me Happy), Memento Tuxedo Black, MS Chalk Ink, Action Wobble(bunny)
Embellies: White Gel Pen, Twine, Glossy Accents(heart), Stickles, Flocking Powder(Bunny Tail & Ears)