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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 :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pick 3 for the week of 9/24/12

1)  Halloween Card - I love this card...and I see so many possibilities when I look at.  Of course it is cute just the way it is, but what if you made the bottom portion a pocket and put a little treat in there to be revealed when you slide the top open?  Fun, right?   Or, what about changing up the theme to a movie clacker?  Then it could be an invitation to a party or you could use the pocket again and put in tickets.  For Christmas or birthday decorate like a gift box and include a gift card in the pocket.  So many possibilities!

2)  Edible Eyeballs - I have made similar treats for other holidays.  I like these, but I think I would like to use green and blue M&M's for the eyes...more color.

3)  Recondition Cricut Mats - I know we have all tried different things to recondition our mats.  I have used the Zig pen to recondition my mats (works really well), but I have been using Goo Gone to clean...I like the Magic Eraser better....not smelly like the Goo Gone.  I will definitely be trying this process...when I get my Cricut back :)  Check out the rest of this blog...lots of GREAT challenges, tips, and inspiration.

I am so ready to get back to crafting!  I have been trying to work on a few swaps with my limited supplies...quite challenging!  Good news...only one more week until our goods are delivered.  Of course, I then have to unpack everything and you know the craft room will be last.

Well, I have several things left on my to do list that I really want to get done before goods are delivered, so...I better get to it.  Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Flash Back Friday: Dahlia Fold Flowers

Wow!  What a week!  Painting, removing wallpaper, yard work, etc.  finally....the weekend...not that it means no work, but maybe I will get a little help since Jarek & John will be home.  We will also be celebrating my DH birthday...golfing, dinner out, and presents.  I am ready for our goods to be delivered...ready to be organized, settled...want to decorate..need some crafting time!  
While working on some organizing I brought with me, I came across this layout. This was a class I taught several years ago.  I love this layout...the dahlia fold flower is so pretty, and relatively easy.  I think I might have to use it again for my birthday layout...need to come up with a second page and a pocket...it will be perfect.   

Well, I am on the last room of painting today...I better get started.  Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pick 3 for the week of 9/17/12

As you can see from my pick 3 I am still in a "fallish" mood...Halloween to be more specific.  I found all of these on Pinterest, but I have given you the direct links.

1)  Owl Treat Bags - so cute, and so easy.  She used Stampin' Up dies & punches, but I am sure we all have something that would work just as well if not the Stampin' Up ones.  

2)  Broomstick Bags - another easy one form Martha...

3)  Dracula's Dentures - cute!  What a fun lunch box or classroom party treat!

 Update:  Busy weekend...still painting, trying to get as much done in the house before the goods are delivered.  Three rooms down...one, maybe two, to go.  I am still deciding on the dining room.  We did take some time out this weekend to go to Lobster night at the country club.  Yum!  Jarek and I both like lobster, so this was a nice treat.  they had a buffet to go along with it...John had just the buffet :)

Sunday, the boys went golfing while I finished painting room three.  they brought me back a wonderful treat...A new red leather Coach purse, red Pashima scarf, Godiva truffles, and an adorable USMC bear.  I am a spoiled girl!

Well, it is Monday...time to tackle the to do list.  Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Flash Back Friday: Central Park Layout

 I posted this quote, along with a challenge, on my FB group page the other day.  I challenged them to post pics and details of their "priciest' layouts...because this is SOOOO true!  I do believe that most of us spend far more than we realize on our layouts and I thought it would be fun to take a look at it.
Now, since I am in between moves I was limited on where I could look but this is the 'priciest' one I could find...

WOW!  $33.09 for  9 pictures....WOW!  It was a gift...and I do love the way it turned out...so, that is what matters.  I made it for a girlfriend's daughter...I knew I wanted to make it for her as soon as I saw the pictures posted on FB.  I love the vellum technique...funny thing, I haven't used it since...really must remember it for my next special page.  Of course, as per my MOA...lots of glitter and glitz...which ups the price tag.  Now the million dollar question:  will I change my scrapping after seeing the $$$ in black & white?  Nope!  It is my thing...my stress relief...my creative outlet...my art.  And, art is priceless :)

Ahh...now I have to get back to my painting, but I hope you have a happy Friday!  Try to be as happy as this little guy...doesn't he just make you smile?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pick 3 for the Week of 9/10/12

So, we are in the house...painting is coming along & our goods will be delivered on October 1st.  then the real fun will begin...finding homes for all our things in a house that is half the size of the house we left :]

We are all getting used to our new routines... Jarek has had the biggest adjustment.  He HAS to get up at 6 AM and be out the door by 6:40 AM.  He is liking it though, because it means he is home by 2:00-ish.

Fall is definitely in the air.   We are waking up to crisp morning, jacket required.  The afternoons are balmy and the nights are cool.  The leaves will be changing soon...with all that around me I have started to thing of the holidays...Halloween being one of them.  With that thought in my mind, my Pinterest pins have been very fallish....pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls.  So, my pick 3 this week will be...

1)  Spooky Silhouettes - What an eerie, but easy, decoration.  They did all birds, but think of all the other cool shapes you could do...maybe even using your Cricut.

2)  Pumpkin Vanilla Pie Martini - Starbucks has their pumpkin spice...here is a more adult version.  Can't wait to try this one...need vanilla vodka.

3)  Candy Bar Covers - so cute, so easy and could be adjusted for any holiday.  I do really like Dracula though!

Ok, I have procrastinated enough...back to painting!  Enjoy your week!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Flash Back Friday: Beach Fun

While in the hotel, I brought some pictures to organize.  I am printing, gathering and making notes on how I want to scrap book them.  While doing this I came across the 100's of Key West pictures we have and I remembered this layout.  I originally designed this for a class I was teaching.  I created the pelican myself and made a pattern for the attendees.  The rest of the page is pretty clean and simple:  textured square with Cricut cut letters for the sign, logs were cut on the Cricut and strung with twine, I free handed the fish and added Stickles to them.   I think this will be perfect for our beach day!  Fun part:  I have not made a 'tear animal' in over 2 years, I am excited to do it again.  I love making the animals and watching them 'come to life' as you assemble and add details.   

What will you be working on this weekend?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Catching Up

No pick 3 this week....it was just TOO CRAZY!  It was a holiday, we were "moving in" to the house, no Internet, and I was getting Jarek ready for his first day of high school.  WHEW!

So, here we are...in the new house.  We are essentially 'camping out' until goods are delivered.  We decided to delay goods until we did all the painting in the house...just easier.  Today I will start prepping the walls, and hopefully get the primer on the two VERY dark navy walls in John's office.

Jarek started school on the 4th and, good news, he has not got lost yet.  He seems to be settling in fine.  He has made a couple friends, one being a girl ;).  He seems to like all his teachers...hopefully it will stay that way.

In desperate need of some craft therapy...might have to color a little after painting.

Enjoy your day!  Do something fun, something just for you today!