Friday, November 27, 2015

My Hardest Post

I don't know what to write. But I need to tell you that I will be off the web for a while. My dear sweet husband, the love of my life passed away last night unexpectedly. Words will not express how I feel. Tears are all that help. Please keep our family  in your prayers and blessings as we work our way through our sorrow.

Thank you,

Monday, November 23, 2015

Birthday Giveaway

My birthday is coming and I am giving away 12 Christmas Pocket Letter. Sign up is over at my You Tube channel. The Giveaway ends December 2, 2015. I will choose 12 winners on the 3rd.
Here is the video.
I hope you will head over and sign up.
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I Won a Prize from Bugaboo Stamps

Jodie at Bugaboo stamps contacted me and let me know that I won her random drawing giveaway. It was $25 dollars to spend on digi stamps. I had now trouble spending that money.  It was so much fun looking at all the images. Stella and Gus just crack me up.
Here is one card I made with my new image.

Here is the video.

If you want to have a good giggle head over to Bugaboo Stamps!
Thank you Jodie for the wonderful prize!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Back from our Trip

We had a quick visit with our grandchildren in Montana. 33 hours each way on the train. That was interesting and an experience we want to try. The grandkids are AMAZING! Really! They are 16 months and 5 years old. Great ages to enjoy a visit from their grandparents.
I have been organizing and trying to craft. Organizing is a never ending job for me.

Anyway I am here to tell you about a challenge/giveaway sponsored by a You Tube friend. Her name is Myra and her channel is "craftyrats."  The challenge is to make a Pocket Letter. I love to make Pocket Letters. Go Here to see her video.
This is the Pocket Letter I made for her.
Even if you don't want to join please go over and give her some love. She had two of her beloved Kitties pass away in the past two weeks.  They were with her so long and I thing that makes it harder. 
Mayr has been making some really cool Christmas Crafts. She is very talented and I know you will get some great ideas. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting,

Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Swaps at YPP

It is October 25 and the new swaps open at Your Paper Pantry
I host one swap and one challenge.
The swap is a ticket kit swap but this month my ticket looks more like a shaker ATC.
I have so much fun making shakers with my Fuse tool. The theme is Christmas, the size needs to be around 2.5 X 3.5 and they must be a kit. The picture is what my kit will look like when it is completed. The image is a Dearie Doll I got years ago and I cut it with my Silhouette. That was so much fun.
Here is the video of how I made my ticket and what I will put in the kit.

I also host a Christmas card challenge each month. This has been great I now have 55 homemade cards to send out.  I think about 9 out of the 37 who signed up have the same amount. It really is a great was to do a little each month. We made 5 cards a month and I suggest a theme. This month it was use what you have. That really is the theme most months. LOL
Here are my cards for this month.

Here is the video.

Come join the fun at Your Paper Pantry.  It is only $12 a year and best money you will spend on your crafting habit. That would be a great Christmas gift to yourself or a crafty friend.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Header

Well after a lot of fooling around I came up with this new header. I used a $1.00 digi paper kit from Snap Click Supply Co. and my Photoshop Elements. What do you think?

Yesterday I learned how to use my Silhouette to cut digi images that I have had for a long time. I just love Felicia from MousePotatoDesigns on You Tube. She is a computer wiz and knows how to break it down so I can follow. Felicia is also the Fauxbonichi Journalers Facebook Group Leader. She is having a give away and it would be perfect for someone just getting started in journaling. It is her one year FauxBonichi Anniversary. If you ever thought you might like to journal that is the group to check out. Great help, wonderful inspiration and friendly people.

Image result for journal images

Well I am off to work in my journal after 2hrs messing with the new header.
Thanks for stopping, 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello Again!

Wow it has been a very busy summer. In late April my granddaughter and her parents moved in with us. They planned to stay 6 months and they did. I am so sad not to have my baby girl and her mom around . They were such great company when we were here. We spent a lot of time at the cottage this summer.
Here are two of my favorite pictures of Ava
The 3 of July with new shades

9 months old walking, No running, off with a wooden spoon she took from the dishwasher. She is so quick we don't let her out of our sight. 
Moving out day.
This was a sad day for me, but it is important for a young family to have there own place. We wanted to give them the chance to save some money and have a garden. Their garden was amazing. I never got the vegetables they did for that plot of land.

Now what have I been doing? Well working in a journal. Having fun in a Face Book group called Fauxbonichi Journaling group. I journal everyday. I don't take pictures of that but I share in a video once in a while. 
 There are about 70  videos on my You Tube channel since May. The latest is a Autumn Fun Book I made for a swap at Your Paper Pantry. 
Here is the video for this.

My craft room is finished but I haven't spent enough time there with running to the cottage most of the summer. If you would like to check it out here are Part1 and Part2 

Today we are at the cottage it is cold  (50) and raining. Yesterday it got to 81. That was so amazing. The colors were breath taking. 
I played around with a new header for my blog but I am not sure I have it just right. Most of the time I make my own but I just couldn't remember how so I used a Shabbyblogs one and added Sophie's picture. She has some beautiful headers for free.

That is it for now.  I hope you are all safe and enjoying the Autumn air and some very happy crafty times.



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Raisin Boat Challenge #34

The challenge this month is "Graduation."  May and June are graduation months. I know you like to give homemade cards. So, why not share what you are making for your favorite graduate? You could win a free set of your choice. Maybe you want to do a journal page or a scrapbook about your graduate. The challenge is never limited to cards.

Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you DO use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect set for our next challenge:

May: Graduation Current Challenge

June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

Here is the card I created!
I used Spring is in the AirOpportunity Knocks, and High Five Grad to create this "uplifting" :-) card. The hot air balloon was attached with an Action Wobble to give it movement. You can find them at under Creative Ingredients, Other.

Raisin Boat no longer will be renting stamps. They are offering their members great deals on the stamps that were rentals. 

Here is my very short video.

I hope you will join the Challenge this month and share what you are making for or about your favorite Grad.

Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Craft Room

Yesterday was move in day.  My step son, his wife and baby Ava came to live with us for 6 months. I have been very busy getting the basement ready for them. The basement is a walk out, finished off and very nice basement, but my crafts had taken over most of it.

Here is a video that will show you what I have been up to. 
This is all most my craft room. Three to four week from now shelves and cabinets will arrive. Then more sorting and arranging. I am really enjoying how it is right now.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Raisin Boat Challenge #33

Oh I am a very bad blogger. Sorry!! But I am here today because it is time to join another challenge at Raisin Boat. It is Challenge #33 and the theme is Moms and Dads.  Now I know you want to make a card for you Mom for Mother's Day and your Dad for Father's Day. Both of my parents are gone so I made Mother's Day cards for my daughter in laws. See there are many ways to join the challenge. You could win a free set from Raisin Boat.   You could make a scrapbook page, an art journal page, or both, because you can enter as often as you like.

Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you DO use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice!  Remember, "You can enter as often as you like."

You can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. They have an amazing collection of stamps and many that can be used for this theme. 

Here is the cards I created for my daughter in laws.
I used Raisin Boat sets Springtime Love and Formal Phrases. These are two sets I do love. 

And here is the video on how I created this card.

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect sets in your rental Pick List if you are a member:

April: Moms and/or Dads -- Current Challenge

May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

If you have any questions about Raisin Boat or the challenge please ask. And be sure to see all of the inspiration at the challenge and in the  Idea Gallery.

Have a wonderful crafty day,