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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Next Chapter

It has been almost 4 months since I last blogged, and a lot of things have changed.  We are on to a new adventure!  In July, after Jarek's graduation, we moved to Tennessee.  DH had already started a new job and had been living there since November 2015, it was time for us to join him.  Jarek came with us, he is currently attending college locally and living at home.  We are living in a rental townhouse...quite the fun with three adults & three dogs :)  We had hoped our house in Virginia would have sold already and we would be building our final home in a golf course community here, but, as it seems to always be lately, things are not going as planned.  The house in Virginia is still on the market!  DH &I have decided that since this is going to be a much longer term situation than originally thought we need more space.  So, in three weeks we will be moving into a rental house.  Yeah...moving again!  It will e a much better situation for us...4 bedrooms, fenced yard, and a pool.  While our living situation will be much improved, I have to find something for me to do.  I am feeling a little lost without all my volunteer "jobs", my real job, Bunco group, etc.  I am missing it all and have not found any replacement for it yet.  The good thing is I will have access to my craft stuff, so...maybe I will work on catching up my scrapbooks.   

While we have been in the townhouse I have been taking the dogs for twice daily walks at the marina in the neighborhood we are going to build our house.  In an effort to fill that creative spark I have been playing with photography.  It is a beautiful neighborhood with lots of photo opportunities.   To make it a little more challenging, I take a daily quote as my photo inspiration on my walk.  Here are a few:













While I am looking forward to having my craft stuff, I am enjoying the photography.  I have also been trying to bullet journal.  This I am having a little trouble with.  I just don't make the time daily to do it.  Maybe in the new house where the dogs will not have to be watched so much, I will be able to make a routine of it.  I do like it....just have to find the time to do it daily.   

I am also trying to catch up on my reading challenge...17 of 40 books read.  Only 23 more to read until the end of the year...I think I can!

What are you crafting?  Have you recently tried something new?  What do you think of bullet journaling?

~Marie

Monday, July 11, 2016

Make A Wish Card


I obviously love this layout as I have used it twice before (coffee card and good-bye card).  I needed some quick, but cute birthday cards.  I bought these dimensional candle stickers awhile ago with the intention of making some cards, so they were the perfect embellishment.  The sentiment is a Stampin'Up stamp.  I added a few Stampin' Up sequin stars and washi tape to the hand drawn border.  I think they are very festive.  What do you think?  Do you have a "go to" card layout?
~Marie

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Best Friends Card

So, this card was for a swap.  I was pressed for time so I decided to use some leftover stickers from my scrap basket.  I found a perfect piece of patterened paper and used a cocoa piece of card stock for the base.  The card is a flip flap card, very cute and easier than it looks.  I think my partner will like it.     ~Marie

Friday, July 1, 2016

Reading Challenge : Update

Reading has been challenging lately....between prom, graduation, new puppies, tryign to sell our house, and trying to prepare to move, well, there just isn't much free time.  I am currently on the search for my next book as I am still determined to finish the challenge.  I tried to read two books that I just could not get into, so....suggestions welcome ;)      ~Marie

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Good Bye Card

As summer begins we have friends that are moving and so does my son.  I needed a quick card, not much crafting time right now as we are preparing to move.  I found the clip art of the bottle online, no source info with picture, and I thought it was cute and would be perfect.  I lifted the layout from my previous coffee card.  I love it...I printed three copies of the bottle and then layered up certain parts to give it dimension.  The border is hand drawn.  I added a few sequin stars and some washi tape, done!  Sometimes simple is best.  

~Marie

Monday, June 27, 2016

Graduation Girl in Purple

Another graduation card using an older image from Saturated Canary; unfortunately, she is no longer available.  Like before, I colored her to resemble the graduate. I decided to make a box card so it could be used as a decoration.  I really wanted to make it festive so I used rhinestone numbers and tulle to add to the box.  I love it...I hope she does.  ~Marie




Monday, June 13, 2016

Hats Off Graduation Cards

These were so fun, and easy, to make.  I usually hate making shaker cards in mass; however, this time I had the WRMK Fuse Tool.  I love this tool.  I made 12 shaker cards in an hour...unheard of!  As these cards are for boys I kept them clean and simple.  The image in the shaker is a piece of clip art I found and, of course, they are done in the school colors.  The pennants are stickers from Jolee's.  I really like these and I can not wait to use my Fuse Tool again.  

Have your tried the Fuse tool yet?

~Marie