May 24, 2015

Fuse it!

Yes, I did walk in Hobby Lobby to purchase the WRMK Photo Sleeve Fuse & walked out with Becky Higgins Photo Fuse Tool! One, they didn't carry it & two, didn't even know that BH had such a tool! Love Project Life & Becky! So... off to the register we went! My coupon helped sway me, what can I say! lol Love the all white too!


This tool is easy to use too! If using for the first time, be sure to get yourself a cheap wood clipboard maybe from the dollar store to use when using this tool. It gets hot pretty quick & you don't want to make the mistake of using on your crafter's mat for your desk! I have an extra 12x12 pink one & used it on this first try. Oops! Tiny spot ruined & melted. Cannot really see it but if used over & over? Ruined for-ever. 

Had to try this right away! I just got my Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti flower dies in the mail so... the smaller flower + sequins makes for the perfect fused pocket! I need to get 3 pocket letters out this week & this tool will come in handy! Love it!

Happy weekend!
xo

May 6, 2015

Blitsy

Blitsy.com that is! Have you heard of this website? LOTS of craft supplies for 70% off! If you're a crafty type of person, you will love it! AND they accept box store 40% off coupons! Hello awesome! They also have tab called: Inspiration. Here you will find all types of crafty projects, you click on one that catches your eye and it takes you to a window with all projects created by that one person w/links to website and social media. Yes, a lovely gallery of eye candy DIY crafty goodness! {And yes, there are two my projects! whoo-hoo!} Besides having the gallery of inspiration, Blitsy has Lessons via video available too!



Another perk of joining Blitsy: they have an Affiliate / Referral Program too. I just read this in today's post! Hello awesome again! You can read all the details over on this post, but here's MY referral link

I need to submit more projects! Once you submit, the projects will have to be approved. No worries though, because you can view approved or pending! You'll never be in the dark! 

Happy day to you!
xo

April 29, 2015

Pom Pom Making & Days

Yes, I'm still a fan of Days of Our Lives! My mom got me hooked so many years ago! I can remember walking into the house after school in Kindergarten, mom was ironing & Days was playing on the TV! In high school I watched it w/my friends, after I got engaged my fiancĂ© & I would watch together, and sometimes now my girls watch it with me! Thank God for our DVR! 

Crafting & Days. Perfect Sunday morning for me. I love these colors too! Have you tried the Clover Pom Pom Maker yet? Different sizes, super easy to use. The directions on the package skip some steps that make the difference. I watched a short video on YouTube that explained it all w/tips & tricks. Super easy and fun!

I plan to add these pretties to a banner & a little something else I'm working on! 

Happy day to you!
xo


Supplies:

Michaels: Yarn
Clover: Pom Pom Maker
Fiskars: scissors 

April 24, 2015

Dies & Foam

Hello again! Just wanted to share this tid bit about craft foam! Have you ever tried using with your dies? I ran it through my Grand Caliber twice with no problems at all! The thickness of my foam was a tiny bit less than 1/8". If you need to purchase, you can try the craft stores or even the dollar store! Mine has adhesive on the back, but I added a bit of wet glue to ensure it would not come off any time soon! 


I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors & LOVE! My hands have really bad psoriatic arthritis plus carpal tunnel & the scissors did not hurt me at all. Love when this happens! I used regular old school crepe paper also. I measured, cut then stitched to stripe paper before adhering to card base. 


I consider this a CAS card. (clean & simple) Love the end result too! I always look at the tiny details & since I didn't stitch around the outside of the stripe paper, I did use pierced rectangles to emboss the tiny dots.

Happy day to you!
xo


Supplies used:

Spellbinders:
Celebra'tions Whirl White cardstock
Celebra'tions Pierced Rectangles
Die D-Lites: Sentiments Three
American Crafts/Dear Lizzy: Neapolitan paper pad
Teresa Collins: Happy enamel shapes
Other: craft foam, stitches 

January 19, 2015

H is for Haley

Happy Birthday Haley! She's been a family friend since before she was born. Is that possible? ha! Antonia wanted to buy a Heidi Swapp marquee letter to decorate but we decided it was on the small side and bought a wood letter from Michaels instead! DIY it was! The end result came out super cute too! And the best part, the birthday girl loved it!





Happy Fourteen Haley! We love you! xo


Supplies used:
Heidi Swapp Marquee lights
HS Marquee bulb covers
Art Mind wood letter
drill



January 1, 2015

Fresh Start

What do ya say?! I'm liking this idea! Happy fresh start everyone! Clean slate. Boom! So many things on my list to want to do, do for my mommy-self, for my girls, for my family & home... The list goes on! I shall tackle one month at a time. That's all I can handle. I can only pray to NOT get overwhelmed with all the life happenings each day. And remember to take time each day & do that one thing that will help ALL in my opinion: pray. No worries though, I won't push this on you, it'll be happening each day though in the background while the girls are baking, singing loud in the car, arguing & laughing away too, with me driving non-stop each day and while getting things done on my mom-to-do list. 

Welcome New Year! 
Please don't pass us by too quickly this time around. 
xo


November 18, 2014

Harajuku Love

Just my girl and her Harajuku bag by Gwen Stephani. We walked into this local store and Leleanna walked straight to the counter to scour over the jewels. She loves her jewelry! I spotted this messenger bag w/all the purses & totes too! I thought what a great Xmas gift this would make for Lele until... she saw, grabbed & would NOT stop telling me she HAD to have this bag! Okay, I guess it cannot wait for Christmas morning. End result, I have a happy ten year old! 



* I have checked online too & these bags seemed to be sold out everywhere! That & pretty pricey! Score for mommy! 

Here is THEE bag close up! =)


Hope you're having a great day!
xo