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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, October 29, 2012

Pick 3 for the Week of 10/29/12

So, we spent most of the weekend bracing for the "frankenstorm", Sandy, that is supposed to hit our area.  We are starting to see the beginnings of it...heavy rain for the past 12 hours and the wind is picking up.  We are not even close to the conditions they are predicting...that is supposed to happen later today.  I have decided that is not a matter of if we lose power, but when, so...I am trying to do all things that require power.  Laundry, pay bills (online), print out some digis to color, etc.

So, here is my Pick 3...

1)  Rose Creations - this is just a little bit of the beautiful roses this crafter made using Spellbinders Rose Creations die.  She has a wonderful tutorial to help you along.  I have this die...I need to start using it like this.  These roses are beautiful!

2)  Flourishes - I love how she gives her stamped flourishes dimension using pens to shadow and highlight.  Great directions to create it yourself.

3)  Punched Rose - you are not going to believe what punch they used to create this rose....SU owl punch!  Wow, I knew the punch was versatile, but a rose???  I just got my punch, a gift from a bestie - Thank you!, so I will have to try this out.  Hey, something to do that does not require power :)

OK, I have to get back to my "To Do List of things that require power"...for my friends facing the threat of this "Perfect Storm" or its side effects, stay safe & my prayers are with you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pick 3 for the week of 10/22/12

Yes, I missed last week...I got lost among the boxes.  Glad to say that we are making progress in all the unpacking and I will be able to start organizing my craft room now.  I am just taking a quick break to share my Pick  3 with you...found some really cute things I think you will like.

1)  Ice Cream Cone Mini Album - this is so cute, and super easy.  While the ice cream cone is cute, what about a candy corn for Halloween pictures?  or a slice of pizza for a pizza party?  or turn it upside down and it's a party hat!  

2)  SU Owl Punch - more cute ideas for that owl punch.  I really need to get one :)

3)  Gingerbread House Photo Card - this is just too cute.

Hope you have a wonderful week...me, more unpacking.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pic 3 for the week of 10/8/12

Yes, yes...I know I am a day late.  I decided to take yesterday off, it was a holiday :)  The past week was crazy busy with our goods being delivered on Monday and then trying to unpack and put away everything.  Oh, and through in a yard sale too!  Yes, my DH decided that we need to have a yardsale to get rid of some of the things we knew we were not keeping...Now, I was not against the idea, but I would have rather waited a little.  However, we did great...got rid of all the large items and most of the small.  Only 3 small boxes went to Goodwill!  So, back to unpacking....I do not think I am ever going to finish...I truly believe my boxes are multiplying!

I have not even begun to unpack my craft room.  Fortunately, the boxes were marked very well (thanks, Juanita!) and I have been able to find things as I need them...I had swaps to create!

So, yesterday...while relaxing I had time to peruse Pinterest and the web for inspiration/ideas.  Here are a few that I want to share with you...you can see I still have a little "Halloween on the brain".

1)  Blood Fondue - love this!  This will give me another day I can use the chocolate fountain I bought for our holiday open house.

2)  Page Pockets - what a great way to reuse...I love the idea of the window pockets for little bits in a journal or page layout.  You could put in ticket stubs, labels, notes, etc.  Check our here entire post on this journal she created...lots of other reuse ideas.

3)  You've Been Booed! - this just adorable.  I love the whole "boo-ing" thing...especially since a lot of children don't even trick-or-treat anymore.  I wish I could say I did mine as cute as this, but...no.  We did 'boo' two of our neighbors last night, but I used Halloween bowls and covered them with clear cello and tied with a bow.  I am sure this kids didn't care, but I would like to use this idea for next year.

OK, I think I have procrastinated enough...I am sure I have 20+ more boxes not (multiplying...remember?), so I better get back to it.  Enjoy your week!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Change of Plans

No pick 3 today...movers are on their way!  WooHoo!  Finally getting our household goods so we can start making this place feel like home.  And, I can get back to crafting!

Enjoy your Monday!