Thursday, April 19, 2018

Changes

Well hello again. I have so much to share on our recent trip to Washington and Portland...but today I wanted to share some news 

I had a store linked here and via EBay and recently decided that I needed to change some things and I closed the EBay shop and opened a new store with Shopify 


 Please come by and visit and tell me what you think. I am slowly adding New things in the shop on a regular basis so keep checking back! 

I have some new things to share here as well - so stay tuned. 

xo 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Bags

Last year I wasn’t home Easter week and had my husband help my kids decorate Easter eggs. They sent pictures during and after the decorating process, all of which I hated missing. On Easter morning they informed that we didn’t need to do an egg hunt because they were to old for that. I asked them what about the beautiful eggs they decorated and they said they only did it for me. 

WAIT WHAT? What’s happening? Are they growing up? 
Easter 2017




This year since we will be out of town for Easter - I again mentioned that I was sad about no baskets and they told me that it’s no big deal - all we get is candy anyway so just give it to us in our hands - 

For the record - they dont only get candy- they get gift cards and money and something cute plus lots of candy 

Anyway because I’m a mom and a crafty chick I decided to make them Easter gift bags  to give to them on Easter morning and I thought maybe you could use the idea for those to old to get Easter Baskets 

Here’s what you need 
Bags (mine are from @daiso) glue stick and scraps of paper 

Cut strips and add to the front of the bags with adhesive 

Add a cute little chipboard sticker to the front 

Then use stickers to spell out the kids names 

Here are some of the things I’m putting inside (not shown is the iTunes gift card) 


And here they all are ready to pack - cute right??

By the way - to keep things real here - the idea was on point! However, there was NO room for them in any of our luggage... wah wah wah—-dang it - so I had to give it to them today before we left for the airport - they loved it - I think truthfully they want baskets but THINK they are too old...but this mama will continue to make them something - until forever... 

Hope you like the idea and if you use it send me a pic..

Happy Good Friday folks - 
Written at the airport 

xo 

T

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Most Egg-cell ent

Wanted to share an easy and meaningful idea for you to share with loved ones this Easter. Also, it’ll be a sure momento that someone will treasure for always...at least I’m hoping. 

Crafty girl idea #10 

For this project I used wooden eggs that I bought in the Target dollar spot, paint, modgepodge and stickers 


First paint the eggs all th colors 


Once the paint dried, I noticed that the colors weren’t pastel enough - so I added white to each color and lightened the eggs up to just what I wanted. 

You can see the difference here.

Once the eggs dried I added Polk-a-dots but you could add strips or leave them plain 

I add dots with the end of a paint brush 

And here they are all done - pretty right? 

Because I want to give these to my kids in their Easter bag...I decided to personalize them for each kid and usd some stickers with phrases on them I already had. 

Here’s a tip: the stickers are stiff so when I peeled them off I kind of bent them or curved them so they would be easier to adhere then I added the modge podge to the sticker back and on the egg and went over the sticker a bit then used my fingers to push it down... be patient because they will lift and appear to not want to stick down but they do. 


Once the sticker is laying down flat, add the glue to the entire egg and wait for the drying and look how incredibly amazing they look. 

I have another good idea to share on how I will package these babies up. Come back soon 

If You try this - tag me so I can check them out please.

Happy Crafting 
xo T

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New tool review


Hello ya’ll - today I wanted to share this cool new tool that I purchased from Michaels.com 

First of all my why? For buying this tool:
So for Christmas my hubbs bought me a new planner for the new year and I love the happy planner and have had several but the one he bought was the Large memory keeping planner which meant that the normal happy planner stickers I already own didn’t fit the new larger squares. 
If it sounds like I’m complaining - I’m not promise...I love this planner because it serves as a monthly scrapbook!!! 
And truthfully I have been making do with what I have. 

But when michaels had a sale online I decided to take the plunge and I bought this punch and the smaller one for the original happy planner 

So this time I had used the punch to punch paper to fill up the squares 

It’s super easy to use 

Just insert the paper into the punch - no lining up necessary just push through and push down 

And look how cute - fits the squares in the larger planner so easily and I love it. I have seen some planner folks who add stickers and paper to each square which is a lot, just my personal opinion. This is after I punched and adhered the paper squares in a clean layout.

This is the completed layout for this week. Cute right?


If you use light colored papers they are easily written on. And then I just used the “regular” happy planner stickers to add some accents to different areas and even drew on a couple of squares but left plenty of space to write in and left spots to add more in later. 

Review=my thoughts 

Is it worth the money (24.95 minus 30% w/coupon) YES
Is it easy to use: YES 
Is it necessary: YES I think so, unless they come out with a whole new line of stickers that fit and if I choose to buy more then yes, it’s nice to be able to customize my planner with papers and photos that fit the squares 
Details-forgot to mention that it can punch through pictures too which is perfect for my scrapbooking purposes.

I give this tool two thumbs up and totally worth the money!

Happy Crafting ya’ll! 
PS-I think you can only purchase these online right now...not sold in stores. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Let me help you

Hey there - boy it’s really hard to keep up with this here old blog of mine but I definitely plan on working harder to get it done more often then I have been. 

I wanted to tell you that I Love Scrapbooking/paper crafts, in case you didn’t know.  Recently I had he pleasure of meeting a nice woman that saw my work at a craft show in Claremont, Ca. During my shows I meet lots of people and give my card out and hope to reconnect someday, but it rarely happens. THis January, she called and asked me to help her daughter make Valentine’s Day cards for them and 2 friends...so I went and we did and she was thrilled and learned she was a Doctor and she started telling me that she wanted to do more parties and I said sure anytime let me know. 

Fast forward to yesterday - she called and asked if I’d help her with her daughters school project. She needed an album that would showcase Costa Rica - I said sure and  I got it done - check it out 


Here is the cover - I covered up her name but I was able to find 1 piece of scrapbook paper with Costa Rica theme - only one!!! 

Inside pages 

I added these long mats for her to cut out her type writing and glue down on the yellow CS - helps it stand out 

These are the page headers - I made them and cut them out and inked them so that she could add them where she wanted to - makes it her project 

Anyway, I was happy to help. Sure an adult doing the project for the kid but some of the projects are so unrealistic and absurd to think a kid in 5th grade could finish it on their own. 
Trust me - we literally just did a project for our 5th grader for a science fair - that not only cost us 40.00 for supplies but was so detailed that it was impossible for our boy to stay focused long enough to finish it. I mean come on...make the projects fun and exciting but easy enough for them to get it done on their own. 

Well that’s my take on the whole school project idea...I sure hope that my friend likes it but more so that her daughter is proud of what she turns in! 

If you need me to help out with your kids school project or need help with a scrapbook - let me know and I’ll be happy to help you!! 

Have a beautiful day friends!!! 

xoT

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cute Valentine Gift Idea

Ok ya’ll I wanted to share a super fun crafty girl idea with you that I am making for some sweet girls who are having me over for a Valentines Day card making party.

I am using the paper collection by Doodle Bug Designs Called 
so Punny 

First of all here are the ingredients 

You need small notebooks - there is a plethora of choices at the dollar store, you need scrapbooking paper in your choice of colors and some stickers or in my case the punny die cuts

First thing you need to do is cut out the paper to match the size of your note book and make it a little longer just an inch or two 

After you cut the paper I inked the edges and I used scalloped scissors for one edge

Then fold over the longer side of the paper directly over the glued edge of the notebook & score it with your nail or a score tool -- that folded edge will be the part you glue to the back of the notebook 

Then pick your cute puns or stickers

Add to the front of the cover and look at how spectacular and all the possibilities 

Can you stand all the cuteness 
How fun are these and what little girl or boy wouldn’t love this instead of the traditional store bought Valentine Card!!!

Happy Crafting

xoxo
T

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Let’s play with Stickers

Hey there  - I wanted to share another crafty girl idea!!!

I am a scrapbooker and buy a lot of paper kits. If it’s a really good kit you’ll get paper, journaling cards, die cute and lots of stickers all coordinated beautifully!!!

So what usually happens is after I have made 1, usually two scrapbooks I have some left over paper and lots of die cuts and stickers left over and I have previously shared ways to make cards using the left over paper and some embellishments this time I’m sharing how to make some sweet greeting cards with just the stickers.


An easy way to really accent the cards I think, is by using the Kraft cards - they are already colored so the stickers will pop - as you can see in the above card.

As you can see from the sticker sheet above - I used a bunch of the stickers in my albums and these stickers are so versatile that I used several together on the card fronts and look how beautiful...don’t throw away or store away left overs - keep them grouped by collection and when you are bored sit down and place some stickers in a nice flow, make a bunch and you can stock up on cards and be ready to give them when the occasion arrives. 

Because everyone knows handmade is better then store bought 😀

Happy Crafting 
xo