Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Am I exhausted. Got a brain storm on Monday night and couldn't leave it go. Had saw somebody's scrap closet and is was amazing. I chatted with her about what containers and set up she used. Way out of my price range but I know I could make do...I am always recycling or re-purposing something.


I have a double width walk in closet in my bedroom and it was perfect. Finally...everything could be in one place.

Well...you know how a project never looks as complicated as you think it's going to be....should have thought this out more. So I measured and measure again...and dove right in. Took everything out of the closet and shoved around some furniture...but a antique bureau in the closet and all I had to do was put a work surface on top. I eyeballed the board I had to use...looked like it would work. After five minutes of cursing, a few brusies and three broken nails...no way would the board fit. So I look at my PC desk I made and knew that board would be perfect. Again..never looks as complicated as it is. I had to dismantle the computer, dismantle the desk  and put that board on the bureau. Then put the large piece of wood on my filing cabinets and put the desk and pc back together again. I got trapped in the room three times...lol! 

Well...it is now almost Thursday and I'm still not done. Body parts hurt...but the scrap closet looks amazing. I love it.. Painting the closets walls dove gray and the work surface garnet. 

The things we do to be able to scrap. I could have left well enough alone and scrapped at the kitchen counter where I've done it for five years...but no. 


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Muffin Cup Flowers..yes, you read that right.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Flowers seem to be all the rage right now...and they are some beautiful ones out there and video's on her to create them. This was is simple and easy to create, you can customize it and yes, you make it out of muffin tins. How sweet.


There is some cracking on the video...sorry. I didn't make it but thought I would share it with you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Creating Keepsakes Convention

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just one week until registration opens for the Valley Forge show.

Can't wait....I've narrowed it down to 13 classes but that is unrealistic. Thinking more in the range of 9 or 10.

Waiting in anticipation to see what classes my daughter and convention partner in crime comes up with. Then to juggle schedules so we are in most of the classes together which makes it much more fun.

This year, is extra special, we are taking my granddaughter/her niece for the first time..making it a true family event. She is so excited...has been waiting for three years to be able to go. Has all her own supplies and I swear she probably already packed her suitcase and bag.

Found a cool website today...you might want to go there and play. Wordle

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am such a spur of the moment kind of person

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Really....I am not good at making plans or todo lists. Much better at waking up and just doing..whatever.

My best laid plans usually go by the wayside...and I sit wondering where the day went.

The only plans that I ever carry out...are doctor appointments. They are a must. But come the day of the appointment I am usually moaning about having to go somewhere.

So I've been missing for months and have not done much of anything. Trying to find a new place to live which is not easy. Health issues. Real life issues...you get the story.

So I got 90% of the spring cleaning done and decided when that chore is over....it's time to create.

But...as plans go, that didn't happen. My grandsons had different ideas. Trips to Nanner's house. Now I use to bring all four at the same time but health will not allow that, so they come one at a time. Brody (age 3) was here and left, followed by Ian who was/is home on Easter/Spring break, He's been sick since before Easter and was convinced he needed to be with me. I have magical tea. Hello...I hate to tell him but it's instant ice tea mix, water and cubes but it worked for him.

Yesterday my grand daughter had her art show. She won a scholarship for summer art classes/supplies so it was a great day. While Ian was here I decided to sort, purge and organize my crafting/sewing supplies and after her art show headed home to finish it up. I got hit with a blinding headache and waves of wanting to hurl. Oh Ian...yes, he gave his Nanner's whatever he had. Spent the day of the sofa, sipping hot tea and never mover from this until about a hour ago. Not feeling up to par...yet.

So my plans to create has been set aside until this passes. Ian wants to come make me "magical tea' but he's off to Lego club. He is the Lego king....

This is my next project....me and my daughter gathered all the supplies needed and I've decided it's time to tackle it. Looks like a fun project.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's gorgeous here in Cape May today....I think it hit 80 degrees.

Tis a good day for crafters/creators like us...the UPS man came.

Decided that maybe if I sprang for a few new "toys"...that might get my creative juices going again.

So I got the Martha Stewart Score Pal. I tossed back and forth between Scor Pal and Martha's and settled on hers mainly for two reasons...the price and the sizing. Her's is only $19.99 and with a 40% off coupon from Micheals compared to Scor Pal being $39.99. And Martha's scored to an 1/8"..otherwise they are the same.

Those new Rock and Roll's...for holding you clear/or unmounted stamps on. And a can of re-positionable adhesive. Will play with this tomorrow hopefully.

And this cute little pen type thing, whose name I have forgotten and I'm far too lazy today to walk to the other end of the house and find out. Basically it looks like a pen with a fine tip...it's for holding small delicate flowers or rhinestones and placing them on your card/paper. I haven't use it yet but will let everybody know how it works.