Monday, August 21, 2017

Great Buys

Happy Monday! On August 5th the annual "De-Stash" sale was held at the Jewish Community Center.  Of course my neighbor Heather and I went.  We told ourselves we need nothing, but it won't hurt to just go look. Are you all laughing by now? Of course, we didn't just go look, we bought. We got there early and as we were standing in line a lady came up and asked if there was a fee to go inside. The lady in front of us said "No, it's free to enter but it cost you to leave".....LOL So true!!! 
These are the items I purchased. The prices
 were so good I couldn't pass them up 

This was my best buy. For one dollar per bag
I received Stamp n Up: ink pad,  the re-inker,
stamp set,  2 rolls of ribbon, card stock
and marker. Can you believe that?
I got the last two. The lady before me
had purchased five of them. 

The SU Stamp sets were only $1.00 each. I got
10 ink pads (all but 2 brand new) for $5.00.
This is Heather's stuff.  She got some really good
deals also. 

The yarn was .25¢ each. 
We had so much fun and what GREAT deals!!  We saw a few of our crafting and sewing friends there. I am sure you got some great deals too. Happy Crafting and sewing!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Step Card

 Happy Monday! How is everyone today? Hope you're having a GREAT day! My son Robert had a birthday last week and I wanted to make him a card. I have these cute tool die sets so I decided on a Step Card tool box.  There are a lot of "Step Cards" out there and some of them are really cool.  Have you tried making one? They are a lot of fun to make. Hope you try one.

My letters for "Robert" aren't to straight...(laughing)

I used foam adhesive for the draws to make them
look as if they were open.

I added a pocket on the inside so I could insert money.

Enjoy the rest of your week. Find some time for crafting.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Friends and Crafting

Happy August Monday! Not sure where this year has gone but it's almost the end of the year and I've done no Christmas shopping yet. Have you been to Hobby Lobby? All the Christmas stuff is out and ready to craft with.  I guess I better get busy....(smiling) My neighbor, Heather and I got together and made a few cards. It was nice to craft with her again. 
This is the first card we made. I took a picture of her
card because mine came out so messy and awful!
I felt like I was in Kindergarten again....LOL

Inside the card
Heather handed me the cut-out paper
and told me to decorate it. So I added
 the twine and flower. 

Beautiful paper don't you think? 

Inside the card. 

I love this card. The words are a
die cut. I just added the flowers and bling.
Easy Breezy. 

I left the inside blank.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy Monday! How is everyone doing today? It's the last day of July and that means the mad dash to the stores for school goers. Good luck to those of you having to hit the stores this weekend! 

My nephew turned five years old and his birthday invite was "Paw-Patrol".  I used his invite to make his card. I forgot to take a picture of the invitation. My granddaughter loves Paw-Patrol so the cartoon character  is "Chase". I am sure you were just dying to know his name....(laughing)
I cut "Chase" out along
with his dogie bone. The bone said
 "Paw-rty" on it, so I had to cut out some
 white CS and attach it to the top of the
 bone before adding the happy birthday.

For the inside of the card I used the
yellow paw prints and the "Paw-Patrol"
Wishing you a Happy Week. May your week be filled with smiles and hugs.

Monday, July 24, 2017


Happy Monday.  Today I am sharing a baptism card I made. It was quick and easy using embossing folders and die cuts. 

The cross is a sticker.

I added glitter paper behind the die cut shape.

Inside the card. 
Have a wonderful week! God Bless.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great Idea

Happy Monday to you! I wanted to share this great idea that I got from Home depot.  At least I think it's a great idea...(smiling). Since we remodeled our house I had yet to hang anything on the walls. I wanted different size picture frames with my families pictures over the wood stove.I am the worse at hanging frames straight on my walls.  I always leave holes all over by the time I'm done.  

So here is the great idea: You take contact paper (for your drawers or shelves) and cut out the size of the frame your going to hang. You then put the contact paper on the wall (the sticky side) and move them around until you decide where you want everything hung. You then place your frame/picture over the contact paper. Using your level you make sure the frame is straight and hammer in your nail.  Remove the contact paper and hang your frame.  
Here is the contact paper hanging on my wall.  I
moved them several times until I was satisfied. 

I hung the first frame/picture.

A close up of the contact paper. I got three rolls
at the Dollar store. 
Here are all the frames and shelves hung. This was
so easy and NO extra holes....Yippee. I still have
to add my family's pictures to the frames. 

 I hope you try this. It really works and it made my life so easy!!  FYI: I used the cut out contact paper for my grand daughter to play with.  She added leaves, paper, rocks etc to the sticky side and had so much fun. Thanks you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Monday! How is your July going so far? July always makes me realize that December is just around the corner....laughing. Time just goes by so fast for me. How about you? Hope your getting some crafting in your busy schedule.  The card I am sharing today was made for one of my nieces. She is having her third boy. She so wanted a little girl. 
The "Baby" and "It's a Boy"
are both stickers.  

The star paper came out of a packet
and I just layered it with blue and white
for the background. 

Inside the card
Thanks for stopping by today.  You have a wonderful week! Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wedding Shower

Happy Monday and Happy 4th of July. Today I am sharing a Wedding shower I had at my house a few weeks ago. My daughter-in-laws sister is getting married and I offered to host the Wedding shower at my house since the bride and mother both live out of town. Albuquerque was a good central place for all the guests.  
I made this wreath to hang on the front door.
I saw one like it on pinterest for $75.00
and thought I would give it a try. 

I draped pearls down the tulle. 

The Wedding is rustic so I used a grapevine
wreath, added the white flowers, tulle
and pearls.  Total cost $25.00. Of course
everything was 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
Here is a view from upstairs of the table settings.

A remodel Note: Take a close look at the wood stove.
 We haven't finished the remodel.You can see the
 concrete floor. where we need to put tile.
My goal to finish is by Christmas...(smiling)

I decorated this frame with flowers and
tulle for photos.

I made napkin rings using burlap and flowers.

They made the most beautiful flower center pieces.

Dessert table.

The Cheers table-Mimosa, Citrus water and wine.

The bride to be is on the right, just in
case you got us mixed up....haha
Thanks for spending part of your day with me while I share my pictures.  Have a fun 4th of July!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Wild One

Happy Monday! Are you enjoying your summer so far? It has been a hot one so far. Today I am sharing a card I made for my great-nephew. (makes me feel old having "Great" nephew...laughing) He turned One and his party theme was from the book "Where the Wild Things Are".  The party was so cute. She had all the guest sign his book "Where the Wild Things Are" . I loved that idea. She did a wonderful job!
My niece made the cutest invites. Of course I forgot
 to take a picture before I cut it up and used parts of it
for his card. The crown, the wild things and
the "Lets Make Mischief" saying. 

I made the step card base, added jungle trees,
leaves, used the crown for his picture
and made the "ONE" banner. 

I tried real hard to make the ship shown on the
cover of the book but it just didn't come out the
way I wanted. Where is that ship die cut when you
need it?....(laughing)
You all have a super great week. Stay cool and find time for crafting.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Happy Hot Summer Day. How hot is it where you live? Here's another graduation card I made.  I used embellishments I had on hand. It seems like I have no time to just sit and craft so I do everything at the last minute out the door. It seems I don't really think about what I want to make I just go in and do it. Maybe that's better! (laughing)

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 12, 2017


Happy Monday. How is your summer going so far? I got through the month of May with many graduations, birthdays, mothers day and a baptism. My  June is filled with birthdays, Father's Day and five wedding anniversaries. Today I am sharing a couple of graduation cards I made. 
These were quick and easy. I used embossing folders,
die cuts for the stars and some owl embellishments.

I made the diploma with rolled CS and twine.

Inside the card

Inside the card
You all have a super great week!