Saturday, October 23, 2010

Candy Corn Princess

Well I have been busy with Halloween costumes...and I think I'm pretty much finished except a few last touches.  My project to share today is Robin and Savannah's Candy Corn Princess Tutu's..they saw a picture of their friend Lauren in her corn princess outfit so they wanted me to come up with something like it.  Well I had to put my thinking cap on because with boys I never had a need to make tutu's!! LOL....but I had such fun.  Picked up some orange and black tulle, ribbons and went to work.  For their shirts I just picked up tshirts @ Joann's and painted a piece of candy corn on with alittle glitter here and there!  We did a trial run for their dad, Beth and Jamie at the hair shop and they wirled and twirled and had a was well worth the effort.  I had enough left to make baby Maia one to so we are having a baby corn princess too!!  I'll post pics of all the princess' hopefully next week..thanks for stopping by!! Note blogger is only letting me upload one picture so I'll try to load more later!! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween Tree

Just a quick post to share my finished Halloween tree...the pictures are not very good because the lighting was bad in my dining room and awfully busy background!!  You get the jest of it anyway.  Just used the wood ornaments from Michaels and colored with my colorbox markers.   Used some "googly eyes" here and there.  Made some tissue ghosts, and then added some vintage halloween prints and outlined them with gold pipe cleaners...Tied everything on with ribbons and used some spider web and spider rings in the pot for effect...this was a fun but time consuming project.  My hope is to get to "play" in my room some this weekend...has been a very hectic week and I need some down time....thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spooky Projects!!

I have been up to my eyeballs in Halloween!!! :) and seriously I am having a ball.  I have a project to share with you today that I got the idea from a Halloween Blog Hop I was on.  When I went to I saw a fun project I had to try.  It was a glass block "jack o lantern"...she did a really good video on how she created it.  I didn't have any black vinyl so I just went an got a jack o lantern face off the web and made a pattern.  I had some white sticky back paper that we had thrown away at work and I dug it out of the trash!! (imagine that!) always a scrappin' plan in mind...I took black card stock and cut it out and put it on the sticky back white paper and wa-la I had a black face with a sticky back paper....then of course I used just a orange celo. paper out of the craft section at Hobby Lobby, put in a string of 20 lights and tied a spooky bow and a polka dot bow!!  I had alot of fun doing these and they were quiet easy to do...I have more projects to share so I'll see you soon...thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Apple Of My Eye

Happy Saturday.  I promised Lilly I would load our layout of the month and of course I had forgotten to until I saw it in my scraproom this morning....sorry Lilly!! This is our September layout of the month at our LSS and Amy did an awesome job on the of the cutest ever...I didn't do mine exactly like hers but generally all elements are the same.  Cricut cart. used were Doodlecharms for the basket..Campout for the frames...Plantin Schoolbooks for the font and also the apples.  I love apples on a layout.  I didn't not use crackle paint on my letters as I didn't have any in the color I needed so I need to add that too my stash!! (imagine that!! :))  I hope to get some Halloween/Fall decorating done this weekend but who laid plans and all of that!! haha
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stoppin' by!! :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Crafty Sunday

What a fun crafty Sunday.  Roger was spraying cotton so I decided to play in "my room" today.  Had several projects I wanted to finish and a couple I wanted to start.  I finished Selina's "fall banner" and she was very pleased...I will post a picture of the finished banner to share.  Then my next project start is a "SPOOKY TREE" for halloween.  I purchased a couple of clay flower pots from Michaels that were 40% off and of course I had a coupon with that.  I painted these pots a bright orange and punched out a circle out of my fiskars circle punch to use as a pattern for my black polka dots on the pot.  Then I put a layer of mod podge on this to seal it...I am making some ornaments out of wood and also some vintage prints from Scott and Martin's place (see on my side bar) and just sized them down to make a cute little embellie for the tree....I'm having so much fun with these craft projects.  I will post finished products in a couple of days when they are complete.  Have a great week everyone!!! 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Banner

I am in the mood to decorate....don't think I have been in that mood for about 2 yrs now.  I think as Martha Stewart would say "its a good thing"!!  My project today that I'm working on is actually for Selina and Josh (well mostly Selina!)  I am working on a fall banner.  I have taken thin chipboard and used George cricut cart and cut a triangle so they would be somewhat consistant.  Usually I just eyeball stuff!! LOL.Next layer was just kraft paper and then I used some Cloud Nine papers that I have had for awhile that had a fall look and made my "Lisa Pace Create Paper Flowers" and decorated just with different fall designs...leaves, apples, sunflowers and of course an ear of corn.  I am going to share what I have so far and hopefully this weekend I can put it together and make a finished product photo to share.  I really like how this turned out ....I may have to make me one!  Have a good Friday everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just A Quick HI!!!

We have been off on one of our "family" camping outings and I haven't had a minute to scrap.  I had a wonderful weekend with my sons/spouses and grandchildren and a few friends thrown in the mix.  I hope to get some photos made of a couple of projects this week and posted.  This weekend is layout of the month at my local scrapbook store so that will be my challenge to finish this week!!  Well tomorrow's hump day so I think I can make it 3 days this week...wink..wink!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy "Hump Day"

Wednesday...I'm countin' em down, Lord knows I am to old to wish my life away but I do love weekends!!! LOL..I have been to two classes this week and have had a ball.  Don't know when I have laughed as much as I did last night and I needed it.  Brenda and Allison had a wonderful Heritage class and I'm posting some pictures.  Sorry about the bad colors because the papers are really, really pretty. The title on this one is "The Girl who grew up and Became A Mother"...I used my baby pictures because I don't have any baby pictures of my mom or dad and then I used a picture of both of my boys together. Any of you that really know me know I love old photos.  Mom gave me another "batch" this last weekend that she found...lots of my boys at younger age and some school pictures.  Anyway just a quick post of these pics and hope everyone has a great Wednesday.......

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Need One More Day!!

That is my favorite saying on Sunday night/Monday morning.  Where does the weekend go?  This was a super busy one.  Had to do some stuff for my Mom on Sat. morning and Jamie's baby shower Sat. I watched Britt and Jeremy's 5 little monkey's!!! They give me a run for my money but so very sweet and make me laugh constantly.  They wanted to go visit with Brady and Seth so I loaded up the crew and off the Josh and Selina for some "out in the yard" fun.  They watched Brady and Seth ride dirt bikes and Josh took turns riding them on the 4 wheeler....what a wonderful day....I promised poor Selina who had been cleaning house we would not invade the house!! LOL...Now for the pics I'm posting.  I made Britt a "Welcome Banner" for her classroom using the farm theme.  I used the Animal Kingdom cart. and also Our World...thanks to Lilly for letting me borrow these.  I made my friend Lisa Paces' create paper flowers and shined it up with some glitter letters and then tied it together with some black tulle... oh and the base for these were actually costers from Michaels $$$ bin covered with I believe Cosmo Cricket papers!! I enjoyed making this project so much.  Two classes this week so standby for pictures!!! Have a great week.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Layout of the Month--JULY

Just a quick post and a couple of pictures of my July layout of the month from Sassy Scrapper.  We do a once a month "Layout of the Month"  beginning the first of the year.  It is designed by one of the girls at Sassy and we copy it.  I usually stay pretty close to the sample but, I have been known to put my own spin on it!!! I used some pictures of camping from the 4th of July and also Uncle Dave Macon days here in Murfreesboro.  I am hoping to get some pics made of several of my pages this weekend and also a project that I am working on now.  I have two classes next week so stand by for more pictures!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Needed A New Look

Well as excited as I am about blogging again I needed a new look.  I have always used blogs by LeeLou so I went over to her blog and found this shabby chic look that I liked alot...Let me know what you think....I will tweak it alittle later on and post a project I am working on for Britt's room...okay catch you later on in the week!! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Busy Weekend

What a very busy weekend, but so much fun too!!  I have decided the weekends are just never long enough.  I went out and helped Britt and Jeremy Friday night in the classroom and Josh and Selina came out and helped too....of course I had so much fun listening to the boys pick and play like they were little boys again...I wish I had brought my camera...:)  I have been cutting so many farm animals that my cricut is smoking!! LOL...I cut 5" and 6" animals to use as name tags for their desks and also a sign for her door.  This was all quiet hurried but I'm okay with the way it turned out...The name tags will have each child's name and them laminated and taped on their desk.  I already have lots of ideas rolling around in my mind for the fall!!!  We took Jamie out for her birthday dinner Sat. night and enjoyed she and David.  It won't be long until we will have our 15th grandchild in Oct.  Today we had to drive over to Lewisburg, Roger had a cousin to pass away and we went to the memorial it is always nice to see family but hate it has to be something like that to prompt it...okay I must get ready for bed..have a good week everyone and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Almost Friday!!

My goal was to post once a week and so far so good!! LOL..This has been a super busy week at work.  I haven't touched a craft this week but I'm gearing up for the weekend. Jeremy's Britt is teaching kindergarten and I'm so excited that she is letting me help her do some decorating in her room.  They painted the room a sunny yellow today and now the fun begins..Lilly and I have been pooling our cricut cart. to see what I can use.  She is using a "farm theme" for the room.  Will that not be just precious??  I will post some of the projects as we finish.  Today I am posting another couple of pages from my heritage  album.  This paticular paper needed to have pictures with old cars and I even found a picture of my mama standing by an old motorcycle.  I asked her who it belonged to and she doesn't remember!!  I actually think she just wanted to pose beside it and didn't really know the owner!! LOL...I am going to post a few random pictures of the grandkids I really need to update and put a slide show on....maybe a weekend project!!! Have a happy Friday the 13th and be careful!! :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Almost A Year Since....

It's been almost a year since I have made a new post on my blog. I must say I have missed my blogging but Facebook has sort of taken the place of my blogging. I am trying very hard to get my crafting mojo back and I figure I need to just jump right on back into it. I have been reading several of my favorite blogs (Colette, Nancy, Jan, Crystial (aka Pinky) and have gotta the "fever" to scrap again. I have been doing a very few classes here and there but am going to try to accomplish more coz I have lots of memories to capture!! I have been working on my Heritage Album because Sassy Scrapper has been doing a once a month heritage class and I've attended when I could. I love, love scrappin' pics of my mama and daddy and all my I'm sharing a couple of pages that we did in the last class that I attended. I think it is a very pretty layout, my skirt did not come out as pretty as Lilly's did but I lost patience at the end (imagine that!!! ) Anyway hopefully I can blog once a week...that is my goal...thanks for stopping by...