Sunday, June 28, 2015

Episode #453 ~ "Pocket" Share and H.L. Haul

Happy Sunday Scrappy Friends,

  Greetings from Chicago, it is finally a sunny day today - yippee! We have had a bunch of rain, so it was nice to be able to finally be able to take a bike ride with my scrubby. Plus, it's a steaks on the grill kind of night, yum!

  I received my 1st Pocket Letter Swap from Lisa at L.J. Creations and I just love it! I also got to do some shopping yesterday at Hobby Lobby and lot's of good sales were found. And on top of all that goodness, I also received in the mail a prize I won from Sa Crafters Name Sign Challenge - wow, I am truly blessed!

 Have a relaxing rest of your weekend and thanks for stoping by...

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Here is one of the five Father's Day cards I made for my scrubby from the kids! I had a blast making them and for this masculine card, I used "The Open Sea" stamp set from Stampin' Up! Product #123032 (clear-mount) or #128454 (wood-mount). You can find this great set on page 84 of our *New* June 2, 2015 - May 31, 2016 Idea Book and Catalog. I also used Night of Navy cardstock #100867and Whisper White #100730. Also Night of Navy Ink Pad #126970. 
I will share each card with you and they would be perfect for any occasion such as Birthday's to have ready and on hand. 

Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Episode #452 ~ "Summer time" Pocket Letter

Hi Everybody,

  Well, I jumped on the Pocket Letter bandwagon and made my very first one! As you can tell from the video, I went with a summer theme and all my favorite things. These are really fun to make and go together pretty quickly, now if I can get the dang thing to fit into a business size envelope!

  If you haven't made one yet, you really need to give them a try. Also, if you are interested in doing a Pocket Letter Swap, please let me know. If I have enough interest, I am happy to host a Swap...

  Thanks for watching and have a wonderful rest of your week.

Big Hugs,

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Episode #451 ~ Father's Day Cards Share

Hey there Crafty friends,

  I have been busy in my craft room, (yippee) making Father's Day cards for my scrubby and also my F-I-L. Unfortunately, my father passed away 15 years ago, just before the birth of our youngest son. I miss him so much and think of him every single day. But, I am happy to celebrate with our family and I am truly thankful for the amazing man my father was.

  Check out the fun cards I made, I think scrubby will approve... Maybe they will give you some ideas so you can make your own cards. Thanks for watching and leave me a comment if you have any questions, you know I will get right back to you!

Big, Happy Hugs,

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Episode # 450 ~ Shabby Lamp Shade & Scrapbook Lay-Outs

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Sunday and I hope you have had a relaxing weekend! Today I am sharing the darling Shabby Lampshade I made a few months ago (no tutorial, sorry...) butI did take pictures and have done a lay-out showing step-by-step how I made it. It really has SO much character and everyone always asks about it when they are in my craft room.

  In addition to the brief explanation of that, I also share some of the scrapbook pages I have been working on. I am finally getting to see the end of 2014 and somehow need to make it fit into 2 albums! I really feel like my pages put the viewer into the moment, not just looking at pictures. At least that's what I try to create, don't we all???

  Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to answer them for you and have a peaceful rest of your Sunday.

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Episode # 449 ~ Fun Haulsies!

Happy Sunday Everyone,

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend... I thought I would share with you guys the fun goodies I have purchased over the past couple of weeks. I've found some cute stamps through crafty de-stashes & crafty websites. Now, I just need tog et down to my "happy" place and put these stamps and whatnot to good use! I am feverishly trying to get my 2014 Family Album all caught up and it was a really busy year for us.

Let me know any tips and tricks you have for staying and getting caught up on your scrapbooking, I'd love to hear what you do... Thanks for watching!

Big Hugs,