Thursday, December 27, 2012

Do you make resolutions?  I know I do and never seem to follow through....BUT...this year is going to be different....bring one 2013!  I have a couple of resolutions....
  1. scrap more... make a specific day and time to do it!
  2. spend more time with my kids!  ENJOY THEM!
  3. be more organized with my home activities...such as cleaning (might need to hire someone here LOL)
  4. I am going to make a smash book for 2013.  document something every week!
I sure hope I can keep up with some of these easier resolutions this year!

Monday, December 10, 2012

I thought I would try my hand at cards... so here is one I just did...really simple. ( I am not a good card maker...I really go BLANK!)
I fact I got the idea from Heidi Swapp at My Channel. Love how simply she has made these cards!

I used Teresa Collins and My Minds Eye to make this card as well as a sewing pattern flower and some lace...This is a tri-fold card which is really easy... I think I am going to use this for my friends little girls 5th Birthday card.  There is plenty of room to write a note and include a gift card if I want....I hope she likes it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

While checking out a new magazine called: Make It Yourself (better homes and gardens magazine)
Under the top 10 storage ideas and this was #3.
Which says:
Serve your crafts supplies in a collection of vases, mugs and cups and dishes on a colorful serving tray.  A wire carrier keeps things stable and portable.
Here are the two I made:

Although it was mentioned for storage... I didn't have enough glasses and desk supplies for these photos... but I am sure you get the idea... right?
Both of these drink holders started there life out as gold... and now one is red and one is pink... I love these drink holders... I need to find more..I want to do one turquoise now.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Just a reminder.... We buy, sell and trade....and sometimes there are specific items we are looking for...
Here is a short list...just in case you have something cool and random you would like to sell or trade...

Candle sticks
old tools
Marilyn Monroe
Oil Paintings
Holiday items
Wood Furniture : Dressers, Desks, Tables, Buffets, Chairs etc...

If you think you have something cool...just give us a call or stop on by....

Remember we are open late...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween thrills:

In the neighbor hood!

Sara at work...or is it Shaggy?


Really mom... in a few hours I will be able to see without my glasses...

Our Pumpkin on his perch

No decor this year... I know...

Zoe and her friend Siciliy


Close up

Had a good night
Zoe was on her own this year... no Sara... no Tyler... no Ryan.... we hit a few houses (since she is on restriction) did main street treats in the streets and handed out candy to the few kids that came by....
Boy Halloween just isn't what it use to be when I was a kid!

Friday, October 12, 2012

A cute little wreath I made:
I started with blog stocking: Chippy with Charm..
Here is her wreath...(make sure you check out her blog!)

Then went on the hunt for the the remaining.
 An old bunt pan...
A book page
Some leaves
Burlap and a Clothes pin
And a tag I made

I have made a few more since this one... I even found some copper, black and orange bunt pans....
I have a couple of vintage aluminum bunt pans as well... I am going to make something similar for Christmas.
Thanks Chippy with Charm for all your wonderful ideas!

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Grunge swap Part 2
So... I got my grunge swap book from my partner Lola Finkelstein... who also happens to be a GOOD FRIEND of mine!  Love the book and can only put a sneak peek on here.... Oh I wish I could show you all of it and it whimsy!  She is going to submit it to a magazine... I know it will get picked!  She is an amazing scrapper!

BUT.....she had all these amazing tags inside it.... so I did a little scrap/tag lifting this week.... Here they are:

I really liked how they turned out... I have never been a "stamper"  but these were a lot of fun....I plan on making a couple of Halloween mini albums this year as I am sure some of these tags will end up in the books.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Here is the Grunge swap book I did....

Sorry lots of pictures and not the best either.... I started with a readers digest book and tore it apart.  And made pages and inserted lined paper for journaling... this is not my best work... but I got it done in time...that is a plus!