Sunday, October 4, 2015

Popcorn Box Blog Hop 2015

Hey guys!  Welcome to the

     Wahoo!  (insert party horns blowing here!) PARTY TIME EXCELLENT!  Please tell me some of you are old enough to get that reference?!?  This crafty party is hosted by the super duper awesome and talented Laura Kelly.  This is the 3rd year she has hosted and I would love for you to see her brilliant project and read more about her HERE.  So...this is the scoop-- a bunch of spunky crafters were sent a popcorn box & some supplies, and told to create to their hearts content.  I wanted to stay with a Halloween theme.  (Shocker- since Halloween is my favorite time of year!)  This is what I came up with:
     I covered the box with a layer of gesso before painting the green and black areas and stapled a ribbon handle to the inside.  (Side Note: Metal bobbins make great neck hardware!) "Franky" makes a great treat box and decor piece, but I wanted a little more from him LOL.  I decided to cut his eyes and mouth out with an X-acto knife.  Then I covered the holes with vellum, added the buttons, drew the "teeth", dropped in a (battery operated) tealight and voila...

     "Franky" now doubles as a spooky little luminary!  I loved the way this turned out.  I think I am going to make a few more to line my mantle! 

Say What!?
     Now, no real party is complete without a prize, and we have 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs!
* $50 Gift Card to World Market 
* $100 Gift Card to Lollipics for custom designed treats
* Sizzix Big Shot Machine
a Rafflecopter giveaway

     A BIG shout out and "Thank You" to our FANTASTIC sponsors:
World Market                                   Lollipics
Laura Kelly Designs                         Kunin Group (felt)
Scotch Brand                                    Adorn It
Udderly Smooth                               I Love to Create  (Aleene's Brand)

     I really hope you enjoyed this "light"hearted take on the popcorn box :) Please leave me some bloggy love and do the same for all of my crafty friends that are PARTYING too!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015!!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

   Hey Hey Hey Crafters!  It's National Scrapbooking Day!  I hope you are all working away "getting you craft on".  I just wanted to share the funky layout I created in honor of this special day.  I love being inspired by other artists work and you all have been so busy.  Can you believe it?  My basement flooded AGAIN last week!  But, I already have it all put back together.  I am super motivated to spend more time in my craft room.  I have so many things I want to try out.

     If you would like to see step by step how I created this, just go to the Create and Craft hub HERE

   There are lots of fabulous projects to inspire any and all crafters at the Create and Craft hub.  And Craft Academy has a wide range of video tutorials.  Get on over there and check it all out!

     And most of all...Have a super Crafty Day!

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's #CHAShow time!!!

CHA 2015

     WAHOO!!!  Now that the holiday season is over, it's time to really celebrate!  Can't wait to get crafty again.  I don't know what better way to get my creative juices flowing than a visit to CHA!!! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone from Create and Craft face to face and visiting with friends I have made at #CHAShow in the past!  I will be posting about my favorite finds and all the excitement...Stay tuned!  (For some fun updates during the show, check out CreateCraftUSA)

     Be back soon, Have a super Crafty day!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin Upgrade!?!

Wowzers!  It's getting close...Create And Craft TV is coming to the U.S.!!!

      I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving!  There are so many things to be grateful for.  (I mean on top of the fact that Create And Craft TV is coming to the U.S!!!)  Family, friends, health and oh yes, Crafting is definitely on my list!  (Like many of you  I am sure!)  Anyhoo, while I was getting all of my seasonal decor out, I found a plain pumpkin.  I felt like it needed to be dolled up a little.  I used a small dremel to carve the "Thanks".  I grabbed an antique doily, some flowers and colored straight pins from my stash and Wah-lah! Super easy, but I think it was just that little "something" extra it was lacking.  
     I know we all have countless seasonal projects coming up.  This is just one example of a speedy "upgrade" project.  I can't wait to dig in and really get going on some bigger crafts.  Lots of ideas starting to flow, now if there were just more hours in the day!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014




The time has come my crafty friends!!! To Announce the winners of the $50.00 Goodie Bags for the Giveaway from Create And Craft TV!!!! WOW...... Can you believe it, we did it! We hit our goal and I am so excited to be designing for such and amazing company And they will be here in the USA before we know it!!! Have you liked their Facebook Page???? If you haven't, you need to be sure to do that right here right now!!!..... Click HERE 
Now I bet you are rubbing your hands together to see if you my sweet friend are the winner!!! Well let's get a drum roll going................................................. and the WINNER of My Goodie Bag is ELAINE ( Please be sure to email, IM or FB me your information. 
Enter your email addy here subject Create and Craft TV Giveaway Winner

Didn't win? Did you comment on each of the designers blogs?  You may still be a winner. Be sure to check out all of the other Designers Pages to see if you were a winner!
Here is the list of Blogs......

Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen

 Corri  Garza

Melanie Allen-

Erin  Schreiner-

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Create and Craft GIVEAWAY!!!

**Giveaway Extended!
***Crafters the bad news is we did not hit our goal of 5,000 subscribers The GOOD news is that Create and Craft decided to give us one more week to reach our goal!!! Do you think that we can hit our GOAL??? I do! Share this post with your friends!  Tag them, then come back here, comment shared and tell us who you tagged for an extra chance at winning the $50.00 goodie bag!!! The contest has extended until Tuesday October 28th!!! Good Luck and remember to Share Share Share!!!!!!

    Create and Craft TV will no longer be exclusive to the UK...That's right guys and gals, Create and Craft is coming to the U.S.  Now we too will have access to the amazing crafty goodness 24hrs a day. You read right...24hr craft TV with goodies galore for purchase and oodles of crafty inspiration with tutorials!!!  Scrapbooking. Sewing, Painting, Cake Decorating, Card Making, Knitting, Jewelry Making, Quilting and More...if it's a craft, Create and Craft TV has what you need!

     I am thrilled beyond measure to have been chosen as one of the Elite Team Designers for Create and Craft TV.  Fantastic things are heading our way, but we need to get the word out there.  What better way to spread the word than a GIVEAWAY!?!?!
To enter is easy, simply
               *Click on this link Create and Craft TV
                    Register using your email
               *Come back to my blog and comment that you have done so
     Contest Starts Today October 15th and Closes October 19th
     If Create and Craft TV reaches 5000 fans/registrants (which should be easy, just share, share, SHARE!) I will pick a winner from those who have commented on my blog, and the winner will be announced here October 21st.

     The winner will receive a prize pack valued at $50.00 with dies, paper and other goodies!
But WAIT!!!

***9 CHANCES TO WIN!!!***
     As of now there are 9 Elite Design Team members and each of them has a prize pack to give away!  You can enter on each of their blogs.  Simply register your email (1) time at the link --> Create and Craft TV  And then comment on each of the 9 Fabulous Designer's Blogs listed here:

 That's right...register once, but then you can enter for a prize pack on each blog

Well I hope you are all as excited about this as I am!  Make sure to check back here often for news and updates about the Design Team and Create and Craft USA!!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Follow Us! Mini Album with Madge's Embellishment Kit

     Hey hey hey crafty guys and gals!  It's that time again...time to share with you the project I made using the Fab-U-Lous and Super fun new Embellishment Kit from Madge's Scrappin Lounge!!!  Here is a pic of this months kit:
     This kit is such a Fantastic deal.  You just know you are going to get spoiled when Madge is in charge!  Here are some details on how it works:
At the beginning of the month of February Madge asked for several crafters to help her with a fun 3 month embellishment trial.  These crafters are committed for 3 months, they are receiving her embellishment kits each month for $12.00 including Shipping! Madge had advertised for 5 crafters, however by the time we were done she had 21 crafters! Each month many of these great crafters have chosen to showcase some fun projects using the Embellishment kit! Today we are sharing projects made with the April kit! Some may be through Facebook Pages, some may be sharing through instagram or You Tube, others have blogs....  Madge is going to give (1) "Mystery Prize Pack" away! How do I win, you are asking??? Simple, check out all of the links that Madge has posted and leave them some love and go back to Madge's blog to comment that you did and YOU could be the winner! 
 Madge will be taking names for the waiting list for her embellishment kits, if you are interested in these kits please email her: or IM her on Facebook that you are interested. 
      I just L-O-V-E this kit.  It comes with a booklet of 20 cards.  For my project, I chose to make a mini album using the cards.
Every item I used came in the kit except the twine!!!  Here is a shot of the inner pages:

I have so much fun playing with the goodies that come in these kits!  Can't wait until next time and I highly recommend you get a kit of your own!

Have a super crafty day!