Sunday, June 21, 2009
We are currently in the middle of painting the interior of our new house. When we purchased it, every wall was flat white!!! Talk about showing dirty handprints from the boys... I hate it! We started with my hubby's gameroom in the Nascar theme, now we are working on my bedroom/bathroom. It's coming out lovely. We should be done with it in a day or two. Then I just need to buy a few ornamental touches and I'll upload the photos. After that, it's on to the living room, then the kitchen/dining area, then the kids room, then finally my dream "craft heaven"... Yippee! Can't wait to get it all done.
I am in a card swap on the Card Makers Magazine website and I've got 3 more to get done, then they can go in the mail. I'll work on those later tonight after everyone settles down. And I'm also working on handmaking 100 invitations for my daughter's baby shower which is Oct. 4th. Why she needs 100, I'll never know, but thats what she ordered. She does have 4 families so... (mine, my hubby's, her real dad's and the baby's dad's) plus all her friends, so maybe 100 isn't too far-fetched?
As you can see, I'm so super-busy with extra stuff, plus everyday work and mom/wife things. I don't know how I'm not crazy yet. But I love every minute of it. If there was nothing to do, I would be crazy. LOL
Thanks to all who have signed up as followers on my blog. I'll try to get things more "professional" in a few weeks. Right now things are crazy. Hope you are all enjoying my blog. Refer me to others whom you think may enjoy it. My fans ROCK!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
2. I was a teen-age mother.
3. I am expecting my first grandchild in November.
4. I am a history buff.
5. My favorite tv channel is History International.
6. My favorite tv show is King of the Hill (they remind me of my silly family)
7. My hubby has everyone, including the kids, calling me blondie.
8. I am a Hurricane Katrina survivor.
9. I started to learn crochet when I was 13. Didn't get it until I was about 23...
10. My favorite food is hotdogs.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Card Makers Magazine when you get there, click on the CARD SWAP link to go to all the forums. Thats where you'll find everything you need to get started.
Everyone is so nice there. I even signed up for a swap and I am starting on the cards for that tonight. Can't wait to see what I get in return!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
My husband has been a fan of Nascar, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr, since he was a young boy. He has so many collectibles but never really had the space to properly display them. When we bought our new house in February, he said that I could decorate any way I wanted as long as he could have one room to display some of his collection so we decided to use the den. It's the family's gameroom. So, he says " Honey, let's paint it black and white checker board like the Nascar finish flag." and I freaked out. However, once I thought it through, I came up with the design you see in the photos. I custom built and hung the shelves for him and taped and painted for 2 weeks to get it just right. I think it turned out wonderful and he is so happy to have his favorite pieces on display. We now have our pool table, electronic dart board and XBox 360 in there since the photos where taken. I took them before so the photos would show the painted walls well. Hope you enjoy these photos. I had so much fun painting and decorating the room for him. He's so worth it! :)
This is a cute little card that I made today. I was inspired by the cool and beautiful sunny day we had today. The weather was absolutly perfect. I sat outside on my porch all day working on my cards. I made 8 or 9 today, but this was by far, my favorite! I think the quilled sun came out pretty good for a beginner. Hope you enjoy.
I have uploaded this and my other cards to my Etsy shop for purchase.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
While looking through my Flickr friends photos, I came across this amazing Owl that yourkshirlass49 has made. It is a wonderful representation of a real owl and very highly detailed. I am new to paper quilling so my art is very simple and not so refined. I hope to someday be half as good as the many artists on Flickr.
This adorable little card just kind of fell together. I had the bluejean frame and pocket and the little thanks sentiment and wasn't sure what to do with either of them. It just kind of happened from there. The "missing" button in the photo has been since replaced. LOL (didn't realize it had fallen off until I saw the photo when I uploaded it.)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My family and friends are always commenting on how crafty I am. So when William suggested I make a layout about my crafts, I agreed. He picked out the paper and traced my hands on the back of the sheet to start then it just fell together from there. His small idea turned into this beautiful layout featuring me. Next, I will get him to help with a crochet layout as well. Hope you all enjoy it!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I love this page! I made this for our family album as a gift to my hubby for his birthday last year. It's definitly one of my favorites!!! Now I'm in the process of making him another since his birthday is June 27th. Gotta get rolling... I'm just not sure what I want to theme it on this time.
This is a cute and cozy gift I have made for my daughter, whom is expecting our first grandbaby in November. It is a "cocoon" and hat set, which looks like a giraffe, to keep the baby bundled in on cold days. She loves it, especially since Giraffes are her favorite animals since she was a baby!
This pattern was designed by CapCodConsignments and was oh so easy to make! Only took about 6 hours total, give or take a little. Very easy to follow and can be decorated in many different ways. You can find it at http://www.capcodconsignments.etsy.com for just a few bucks!
Monday, June 1, 2009
UNICEF is a great organization which provides safe drinking water, vaccinations and school supplies for children of third world countries.
I am proud of my children for carrying on this family tradition, the same which I did when I was a little girl. Please help us with any donation amount (even just .25 cents) or by spreading the word and our website link.
Thanks so much!