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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Classy Card...

Hello all! I thought i'd pop ever and share a peek at the 1st card I will be teaching at my 1st EVER card class next Thursday. (you all are seeing it before most of the ladies who signed up!!) I am so excited! I can't wait to see if everyone who signed up shows up! I know it will be a lot of fun and a lot of work to get everything ready before then! lol But Fun none the less! Ok, so here it is card #1 (there will be 3 designs)

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Ok This is going to be a quick post as I have to much going on, and am STILL working of my robot custom order album (I'm finally putting all the finishing pieces on it today! I Love how it's come together! (I think i may be to much of a perfectionist though, which is why it's taking to long, plus I've not been home much the last few weeks)
I promise to try to do a video of it when it's done : D For those of you who don't know what WOYWW is read more about it on Julia's Blog, and be sure to check out everyone else's fun desks!

 (see it's self standing now!!!)

(Moss supervising from the other room earlier in the day...working in my dinning room today)

 (wow look at that dust on my mini heater! OOPS... ^^^ You can tell i just broke that out of storage!!)

In other news: 
I'll be teaching my 1st card class in a week from tomorrow!
My 3rd Wedding anniversary is Thursday! (10 years together!) 
My poor pup cut the tip of one of his pads off somehow playing in the yard today! OUCH! (I'll spare you the picture i took of his poor foot un-bandaged, as i know some people don't like wounds)
He is doing great, finally got the bleeding to stop, and he never whined or anything! (he didn't even know he was hurt, walking around getting blood all over my white kitchen floor! We had to hold him down to bandage it since he still wanted to go back to playing ball...oh, the energy of pups! he's 1.5 years old !)

(look at those bandage skills! As you can see he was mad I told him he couldn't chew on it, so he's pouting in the 1st pic!)

Also Here is a quick photo of the finished shadow box card you saw a peak at a few weeks ago! (sorry the picture isn't great it was taken with my phone)

Ok, well that's all from me! HAPPY WOYWW everyone, and I hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

VLVS September challenge submission #2

Ok, well yesterday was busier than I had anticipated so I am a day late posting this, But I hope you all enjoy! For my second piece I kept with the vintage feel, and went with a Steam punk traveler! (the greenish/yellow map faded into the background of the inspiration board made me think travel)

Check out the Challenge info HERE

This piece is a 3D shadow box card!

UmWow Studio chip board Confetti (i'm addicted to this stuff already!) 
Viva Las VegaStamps:
        Man In Big Wheel
        Hand On Gear
        Paris Address

card stock & scrapbook paper
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz: distress embossing powder, distress ink
Versa Fine ink
Spanish Moss

Thank You all for stopping in for a visit!! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

VLVS September Challenge Board

Hello again everyone! 
I hope you've all been well! Today I thought I'd share my 1st submission for this months Viva Las VegaStamps! September Monthly Challenge! I am a lover of vintage style (a total Tim Holtz addict!), so this months Challenge board really spoke to me! I chose to use the colors and the overall Vintage feel I got from it!  I decided to create a vintage tag that reminded me of the gold rush, so Enjoy and take a look Below for details!
(close up of the Tag body)

Here Is a close up of the hand stamped ribbon I made
(stamped with 2 different stamps for visual interest on both sides)

Here You can see the Full tag. 

Tim Holtz: gears die, vintage photo crackle, various distress ink colors, Tiny attacher, distress tool
Hand made gold glimmer mist (the spots you see are actually very sparkly gold shimmer!)
scrapbook paper  
cotton fabric cut down for ribbon

Stamps Used: (click image for direct link to purchase!)

 (used for tag and ribbon)
   (used for ribbon) 

Be Sure to check out the challenge board and other lovely entry's all this month HERE and Join in too!!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave a comment to let me know you where here!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Happy WOYWW #223

Yay. It's that time again! What time you ask? It's What's On your work desk Wednesday of course!! This is the day each week where we hop all over the world to share in each other's crafty spaces and inspiration! read more on our fab leaders Blog HERE and feel free to Join In!!

My week has been Kind of on the Go so I haven't really done Much, I'm working on a few YouTube Videos, and I actually Just finished my 2nd one (ever!)! I decided to do a product Review for Inka Gold because, It is AMAZING and I'm in love!! Feel free to watch if you have the Time, and Happy WOYWW!

For those who can't get the Video to load the direct link is HERE

My Must Have Crafty Supplies

Hello Again!

Today I thought I'd share a video with you of my must have crafty supplies! (I forgot a few items, One being my ATG gun, so i may do another version of this down the road.)  Please note this was my first Video, so I am still learning! Also stay posted, because soon I will also have a video product Review on Inka Gold posted!

Thanks Again for stopping in, don't forget to leave a comment to say hello!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lovin' some Layouts with Flair!

Happy Monday everyone!! 

Today, I'm going to share my 2nd Zappy Dots Design team project with you. This time I made a super fun scrapbook Layout with the Zappy Dots Comic Book Flair! My brother is an MMA fighter, so the words and colors of these worked perfectly. 

My brother is the one in black if you are wondering. I loved this photo, so I knew it needed to be scrapped! I made this layout an 8 1/2 x 11 so that it can be placed in my scrap binder. 

Here are some close up photos so you can see the detail of just how wonderful these flair buttons are! the colors are vibrant and easy to read, while maintaining that perfect comic book feel!
(my brother has always wanted to be a comic book hero anyhow, so now he is one!!) 

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do, and if you want to wish my brother luck his next championship fight is October 12th!

This other photo is from his last title fight!
Happy crafting and check back soon for more inspiration on how to use these fun flair buttons!! Also be sure to visit the test of the Zappy Dots team my visiting our Blog, Facebook, and Store!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Zappy Dots BIG reveal!

Here we go, It's the time we've all been waiting for...
It's time to reveal my 1st Zappy Dots Design team project!  

Looking for that perfect way to store your vacation souvenirs? 

Here you have it This adorable storage system with matching Zappy Dot drawer pulls is the perfect piece to store all of your sea shells and memorabilia!

For my project I mixed two lovely sets of Zappy Dots Nautical flair buttons:
*Vintage Sailor 
*Vintage Nautical 

Other supplies:
*Dark Brown card stock
* K & Company - Travel Collection 12x12 paper
* Glossy accents (or your favorite adhesive)
* Yarn
* Buttons
* I used the 3d lori whitlock 5 drawer organizer box cutting file on my Silhouette Cameo
(If you don't have an electronic cutting machine you can find some wonderful boxes like this made of wood at your local craft and hobby store. I have seen similar items at stores such as Crafts 2000, Hobby Lobby, and even some Joann's. You could also look at yard sales and second hand shops also. 

Ok, now for the fun part...

How to turn your flair buttons into drawer pulls in 5 easy steps!

Step 1. Select your favorite flair buttons (one for each drawer pull needed), yarn, and 1 button for each flair button.

Step 2. Cut strips of yarn and thread through each button (see photo bellow)

Step 3. Fill inside of flair button with glossy accents (or your desired wet glue)

Step 4. Gently place your button with yarn threaded through into the glue (let dry over night)

Step 5.  Feed the yarn through the holes in your boxes and tie a knot. (you may cut yarn shorter at this point. See photo below for what they look like finished.) 

Enjoy your new piece of art!!

If you are new to Zappy Dots please stop by the blog for more fabulous inspiration HERE and check out the store HERE

Also, Be sure to check back Monday to see some more fun ways to use Zappy Dots! 

Monday, September 2, 2013


Hello again! It's that time again! that time where we share whats going on in our crafty neck of the woods, and get a peak at everyone else's wonderful spaces as well! I'm posting a little early this time, because I just finished cleaning my desk back off and I'm about to make a huge mess again! I decided I needed to re-organize everything before jumping back into this mini album so that I can hopefully get it finished tonight! I will be gone every other day this week and won't have ant time to get it done.... It was supposed to be done by Thursday! so keep your fingers crossed That i get it finished!

Here's a closer view (while it's still organized)

  Also here is a card I am working of for a birthday, and a mail art Envelope that's heading to France in tomorrows mail! 

Thank you for stopping in for a visit! Please remember to stop by Julia's to see all of the other crafty spaces all over the world!