Sunday, February 5, 2017

Time to Get Crafty!!!

Hi!  I've been busy in my craft room, using some of the treasures I saved because "I can make something out of that!" , and also ended up with a new card for a class👍.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

it's January again!

and you know what that means!  Yes, another resolve to do better on my blog.  Funny thing, I actually had thoughts of beginning a new blog!  I've had so many ideas and thoughts that I want to get down somewhere.  I'm not sure why I want to write things down, but I believe it may be because I sort of feel like I am gaining clarity in many ways.
   I am able to consider and act more pro-actively than re-actively.  And I know that God is more able to use me because I have been a better listener.
    We are in times of turmoil -- politically, socially, and for some, personally.  Each of us is in a place of self-examination, introspection, evaluation of what's around , that is trying to wedge into any spaces we leave open, gaps we've created by giving credence to un-christian influence.
     How do I/we react?  With kneejerk action, little thoughtful consideration, emotion driven, encouraged by mass and immediate responses from those we know and many more of whom we have no connection beyond the internet.
    Or do I prayerfully consider all things, and listen.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Yahoo! My cast comes off tomorrow morning!  I am imagining a lot of catching up on housework, paperwork and paperplay!! We'll see how strong my imagination is!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Great Afternoon Crafting Class

What a wonderful afternoon with these old and new friends!  I can't wait to get together next month - - thinking, thinking, what to make of so many ideas!!?

Friday, January 1, 2016

January CTMH

I had a great time making this box card!  "le Vie En Rose" card stock from Close To My Heart really made it come together nicely!  I used "Beloved Bouquet" stamp set and "Pretty Petals Flair" and the Art Philosophy cuts to match the stamps, with Pomegranate and Hollyhock inks. This is the card we'll be making at my January gathering!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Fall, Y'all !!

 Our October gathering will be on Sunday, October 18th at 1:00, at my house.  Please check it out and plan to come along!!   
      At our September session, we had a lot of excitement over a project I have made in the past (see attached photos), and so we will make at least the "guts" of the accordion box on the 18th. I made a Christmas Cookie Recipe box and a Halloween costume box. In the Halloween box, you can see the tags that go into the slots for photos or journaling. 
     There are many options for the purpose and decor of the box, including any theme you'd like, recipes, books/authors, Thanksgiving dinner recipes, annual journal(each pocket would be for a month and could hold photos and journaling for that month), grandchildren, passwords, address file, a kind of family tree, etc. and any of these could become a gift for someone, which opens up themes of their interests! WHEW!! 
     If you know what you'd like your box to be, and/or how you'd like to decorate it, you can bring patterned cardstock (3-4 of the 12x12 size) and matching solid colored card stock to make your box. Otherwise, we'll use Kraft card stock (which I'll provide)to be decorated later.
     I will prepare the chipboard for the box, magnets for the closure, envelopes for the inside pockets, Kraft card stock

oh, and you need to bring tape runner adhesive - strong like scor-tape, and regular; plus your papercutter, ruler.  If you have a craft kit put together, it's always a good idea to bring it!

Thanks all! I hope to hear from you soon!!