Monday, January 16, 2017

Personal Post.....

Good morning! 
I know this is a crafting blog, and please don't throw tomatoes at the screen......but I have to share.....

In the last couple of years I've made some changes to my life. Three years ago I decided it was best that Cortney and I eat "cleaner." Then I started doing yoga as a way to save my back and body from the continuous lifting I was doing with Cort. And this past July, I tried Rodan + Fields. I was skeptical like most. When you've tried a zillion products with literally no change to the skin you can't help feeling that nothing will work. Until now. Saturday, after cheer leading a friend of a friend commented on how great my skin looked.....and proceeded to ask what I was using. I've never EVER been told I had great skin. Ever. Then two months ago I started using Lash Boost. My eyelashes were always scarce. Being blond doesn't give you nice long lashes. But now, that has changed too! I Feel happy in my own skin and glad that I've made the changes I have. I LOVE Rodan + Fields and my customers do too! It's a game changer for sure! Email me today to love your skin and lashes too! ;)
Have a great day!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017


I apologize for not sharing the link to Suzy's cute image.  It is corrected now!  (I was in a hurry when I posted! LOL)

Good morning! I am headed out the door to pick up my girl! Her old cheer leading team invited her to their "big" game to be an honorary cheer leader!  Cort is super excited to be with her friends today doing something she loves!  I will share pics later this week!

Onto my card.....another Suzy Plantamura image.  Seriously addicted to her images.
I colored this snowman with my Copics and added a few fun details with a white gel pen and liquid applique.
I mounted the image on red card stock and tied a vertical black ribbon to finish the card off.  
I think I may add a birthday sentiment or something at a later date!

What are you up to this weekend? Any big plans? Whatever you do have a great one!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Card Focused on the Coloring!

Good morning friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesive's blog today with a card I created using this cute Avery Elle stamp set called Furry Friends. I have been in the mood lately to just sit and color and not agonize over the rest of the card.  I did a bit of masking her to get those kitties on the bed just perfectly.  I added a few details to the cats to get their stripes and such.  (Which is good for me as I don't have a cat and never have! LOL!) 

I used Dodz-mini to secure the sequins ( a lot easier than messy glue!) and Crafty Foam tape under the main panel for a bit of dimension.  
Just a quick post today!
Have a great day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Coffee Bar!

Good morning!  
Since we've redone our kitchen a few months counters, backsplash, painted cabinets with new handles, our floors redone.....I've wanted a coffee bar!
I've been finding little odds and ends for the past 4 months and was happy to put it all together.
I picked up the coffee tray in Indiana when we went apple picking.  The sugar and creamer were my mom's.  I think she told me it was carnival glass?
The little cake stand was from the Home Goods store.  ( I LOVE that place!)
The yoga sign was from a friend of says:
I do yoga.
I burn candles.
I drink tea.
And I still want to smack 
The red ceramic baskets were also from the Home Goods Store and are perfect for holding my teas and coffees.  The metal sign was picked up last week in Nashville in a quaint little shop in the MotorWorks building.
I added a few pops of green with a couple of (fake) plants from Marshalls. 
 The red canisters are from Crate and Barrel.  My lit cabinets right now have yellow fabric backing them.  I am thinking about swapping it out for a bold black and white fabric instead. What do you think?  I think it might be more dramatic than the yellow.   
I will be back tomorrow with a crafty post!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Holiday Hangover!

Well it's official....the holidays are over.  Do you feel as though you have a holiday hangover? 
All the excitement, preparation, and anticipation now gone?
It's like planning a wedding. Every. Single. Year.  LOL.
But actually, I had a great Christmas and New Year's. 
Spent lots of time with my little family, and then Brian and I flew out to Nashville for New Year's.  We saw Keith Urban, Styx, and Moon Taxi in concert.  What a fun town that is! 
I would love to go back!

On to my card..... I borrowed some stamp sets from my MIL and this one from, Stampin' Up!, is so stinking cute! I stamped it and colored it with Copics.  A few sequins and Stickles for sparkle. 
I kept the card pretty simple and just added a pink bow to the top. :) 
I was honored to receive an email this morning announcing that I was one of All Free Paper Crafts top 100 bloggers! If you would like to see all of the projects that made the top 100, click on the icon below. 
I appreciate you stopping by! I am never sure that too many people visit me anymore...... ;)
Have a great day my friends!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas Shaker Ornament!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  I know I did! I feel so blessed to have my little family to share the holidays with. :) 
It has been an incredible year for our family for sure!  Cort moved to Misericordia, Kyle is away at college, Brian and I traveled to San Francisco, New York, and we are heading to Nashville for New Year's Eve.  On top of that, Brian started a new job a few weeks ago.  It was scary and exciting all at the same time! I am normally ready to usher the new year in, but I am okay lingering in 2016 for as long as possible! ;)
I have another ornament that was on the SRM Blog yesterday.  It is a shaker ornament using dies from Spellbinders and Tim Holtz inks for a bit of soft color. 
I added veins to the poinsettia using a white gel pen.  I added a Christmas sentiment from SRM as a final touch.
Cort is home for a few more days, so we are taking her and Kyle (because he is a good "big" brother) to see the movie, Sing.  We are trying to cram as much family time as we can before regular life kicks in again.  ;) 
Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rusty Lid Ornament!

Good morning!  I have a few minutes before I start cleaning and getting my house ready for company today. :) I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with another rusty lid ornament.  It provides such an interesting back drop! I used The Dual Tip Glue Pen to adhere the mica flakes to the perimeter of the lid as well as the doily in the back.  My flowers were cut using water color paper and dies from JustRite.  I gave them color using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I layered everything using 3D Foam Squares.  
The sequins were added using Dodz-small.  I punched a hole at the top using my Cropidile and threaded rustic twine through it. 

I will be back tomorrow with another ornament!  
Merry Christmas Eve to you and your family!