Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hello & Happy New Year to you all!

How were your holidays? Did you guys
enjoy time with your families? Go on any trips?

Mine was wonderful - My Marine came home and
we got to spend some quality time together -
I miss him already! (inserting Sad Face)
My oldest came home as well, so I had all 3
boys home for Christmas - It really was nice and we
had a 24 hour NO CELL PHONE rule -
So we could spend that time focusing on our family -

It turned out great, then I went to visit my sister
with 2 of my boys and I did
a little shopping with my sister - hung out with
my nieces and great niece & nephews...

Headed back to Vegas to drop my Marine off with
his older brother for New Years - and I headed 
home to organize my craft room and do a few other
things before I headed back to work this past Thursday.

I've got to be honest... I've really enjoyed not being
on my blog, or Facebook this whole time...

I got my Mojo back which I'm thrilled with and now I'm
contemplating on if I should take a longer break
from the internet world... I mean I tried to keep
up with my commenting, so I did use the internet...

But then this past week I haven't because I was
trying to focus on getting organized and making
projects with stuff I already have - So I don't know...

I promised myself that I would not purchase any
new dies or stamps this year - We'll see
how that goes... The only things I am for sure
getting is maybe some Baby & Wedding Stamps/Dies

While organizing my stuff I only found 2 baby stamp sets
and only 1 wedding set... I don't "need" them, but I do sell
my cards at work and they're always looking for Wedding
& baby cards from me... So I will probably invest
in a few of those sets but that's about it - other
than the basics we always use like adhesive &
cardstock for my card bases... :)

While trying to get my Mojo back I decided to use my stamps
& dies that I've purchased over the past couple of years and
haven't used - As you can imagine I have a LOT that
I've never used to this day - so I'm hoping that using these items
will help get my creative juices flowing again - So far it's
working... I managed to create 14 cards in 4 days! Yay Me!

So, even though I have projects to share
I haven't gotten any pictures done yet and don't
know when I'll be sharing them - maybe next week?
Maybe not? I'm still not feeling like blogging...

You guys know it takes a lot of work to do blogs or
videos or post or leave comments on top of everyday life stuff... 
And I just feel drained right now... Not sure how else to explain it...

Sorry for the long rambling... But thought you should know
where I'm standing right now... I will be making my
blog rounds soon, cause I want to continue to support
my crafty friends - It just might be a few more days or
a week from now when that happens...

Just know, I'm thinking of all of you and
hope to be out of my funk soon!!!


BIG HUGS!

Theresa

Friday, December 28, 2018

Special Gift for my Sister!

Hello & happy Friday Everyone!
I have a special post just for today!
If you are seeing this, it means I'm at
my sisters' house visiting and she has finally seen the gift I made her! 
I've been soooo excited to share this! 
I hope you like it as much as she does! :)

Most of you know I love to make wood projects -
and I really haven't been on the ball with it as
I should be, but this piece is now my
 FAVORITE Wood Piece Ever! 
In fact, I loved it sooooo much that I made 2 of them!!
One for her and one for me!! EEK!!!


Isn't this the coolest??? I so LOVE it!!!
I got the wood pieces from my local wood Craft store
I painted everything and added the papers I had in
my stash - lots of paint, Mod Podge, Wood glue, Hot glue -
a little drilling here and there - :)

The ladder was Spray-painted in black


The papers I'm using are from American Crafts - they were in my
 Scrap Stash pile - I had a couple of pieces of wooden snowflakes, so
I painted them to match the paper then used some wood glue to
attach it to the wonky shape - I made a bow with my Candy Cane Trendy Twine
then I hot glued a gold bell onto it - it's attached to the ladder with wood glue -
I had some silver Chenille Stems and twirled them with a pencil then
I hot glued a piece of it inside the wood shape (we drilled a tiny hole for it)


This piece was painted green and I inked the edges with black Momento Ink
The sentiment is all vinyl, then I added different sizes of red enamel dots
I grabbed some Red, Green, & White Tulle and tied them up then I hot glued
them to the wood - We drilled some tiny holes in the top so we could attach
some screw hooks for it to dangle on the ladder -


This piece was painted Green & red then I added the paper with Mod Podge
I sanded the edges then inked it in black - I attached the star to the top
and put some Clear Wink of Stella on it, just for some sparkle!
I had some leftover Red Mesh, so I made a little bow
out of it and Hot glued the mesh & Bell to the wood piece -
Then I used some wood glue to attach it to the ladder!


Here's Mr. Grinch himself! LOL 
I painted a portion of this wood piece in Green and the
other portion Red - His Face is Vinyl and I inked the edges in black -
I used an assortment of sizes for the White Enamel dots on his hat -
His trim was painted white then I used some 
DecoArt - Snow-Tex to create the texture on the trim - 
I never used Snow-Tex before, it was interesting to mess with, I really
like the added texture with it - 
As you can see we had to drill a hole in the top of his hat so he
could dangle on the ladder as well - 


Here's another Fun Wood Element piece - I painted this one green 
then added the paper with Mod Podge - It was plain so I went ahead an
grabbed a Sizzix Oval Die and Die cut a piece a green Fun Foam then
Die cut the Green & White Striped Paper, just to add a little something to it -
Of course, I felt it still needed a little something so I grabbed
my, My Creative Time Present Tag Die and die cut out the
gift portion and adhered that on top of the oval shape -
I liked that a lot better and then I added Some Clear Wink of Stella
to the bow portion on the gift - 
I found some Red Chenille Stems and twirled it up
with a pencil then I drilled a small hole and Hot glued
it to the wood ornament - I Hot glued the Red & White
Tulle and the red bell before using some wood glue to attach it
to the lower portion of the ladder - 



Here is the last piece that's dangling on the ladder -
The towns are all vinyl words- as you can tell I painted
everything either Red, Green or White! hahahaha
I mod Podge the striped paper then inked the edges in black
I added a couple of White enamel dots and used more of that
Deco Art - Snow-Tex on this piece... 
It really looks like snow from a distance...
I like the texture it adds to the wood pieces - 

As I said I made 2 of these - it took some time to
make both of them but so worth it - They both look almost
exactly the same - I had to use a different piece of paper 
on one of the wood ornament pieces -
 otherwise, they are pretty close in matching - 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back sometime in a week or two?

I've kind of lost my Mojo for cardmaking, so
we'll see what happens - I've been trying to keep 
up with my blogging Comments, not so much on FB -
Work has been keeping me super Busy!
And right now, I'm trying to enjoy some time
with my Marine Son who is home for the holidays -
He hasn't had a Christmas with us in a couple of years -

I wish you ALL a Fabulous New Year!

Theresa

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Trendy Bakers Twine - Merry Christmas!

Hello & Merry Christmas Everyone!
Long time no see! I've been crazy busy
since the Coffee Hop and Haven't had time
to create much of anything! I hope you are all
having a Magical Christmas Day!

The Amazing Ladies over at Trendy Twine 
asked If I would like to join them for their
Christmas Post - Of course, I was ALL for it!
I LOVE my Trendy Twine and am always
happy to share what I make using it!

I made 2 different Projects - Here's Project #1


I needed a couple of treat bags to give out to my local Crafty friends
so I made some Quick toppers and decorated the bags with
some adorable images, a sweet sentiment, some enamel dots
and some of my favorite Trendy Twine - CANDY CANE
I love how the green & red twine are swirled together with the white 
My friends loved their little goodies! :)


Here's a close-up - I hot glued the tiny bells onto the twine - So CUTE! :)

Project #2


Most of my crafty friends know I LOVE to make Wood Projects!
It seems like Forever since I've shared one - So I made this
little cutie! Super Easy to make with a wood block and a cut
Candy Cane design piece of wood - The papers are from my stash
and the sentiment is red vinyl - I inked the edges with some red ink as well -


Here's a close up of this one - I'm using another
Favorite Trendy Twine color of mine - PEPPERMINT STICK
I made a double bow and attached some gold bells to it-
This is super cute sitting on my shelf in my living room!


Make sure to stop by the TRENDY TWINE BLOG
to see all the FABULOUS creations everyone has made!


Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you all have a FABULOUS CHRISTMAS!!!

Theresa

Friday, December 7, 2018

It's always coffee time!!!


Hello & Happy Friday Everyone! 
Today is the last day to participate in the 
BIG Coffee Lover's, Fall/Winter Hop -
I've enjoyed seeing ALL the cool projects
everyone has made!

DAY #8


Here is my last project for the Hop -



I got this AWESOME Echo Park Coffee Collection paper pack
back in October and HAD to make something with it -

I created mine in my Silhouette Program using the Digital
Paper version of this set! I'm in LOVE!!! hahahaha

The Coffee cup was cut out 2x's so I could pop one up
for added dimension. :)

Products used on this project -

Cardstock - Bazzill, Papertrey Ink, Fun Foam
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
Stitched Circle Die - Simon Says Stamp
Canon Printer, Cameo, Acrylic Sealer Spray
Clear Wink of Stella Pen on the floral image


Thanks for sticking it out with me ALL week long!
It's been so fun reading the comments -
You guys are AWESOME!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Theresa

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hot Cocoa Poinsettia...


Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone! 
I'm participating in the BIG Coffee Lover's, Fall/Winter Hop -
I LOVE doing this hop because you can see all
kinds of different ideas on how to add
Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa to your projects -

It's a week-long hop and there are some AMAZING
Sponsors & Giveaways so you guys need to go check it out!


DAY #7


Here's the Project I'm Sharing Today -



I really Like this card a lot!!! 
I think sometimes a simple card can be so elegant!


Products used on this project

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up Red
Designer Paper - Lemon Craft (Christmas Carols) 6x6 pad
Coffee Mug Die - Jaded Blossom
Poinsettia Die - Gina Marie Designs
Gemini Jr., Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Stamparatus
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
Swirl Devine Embossing Folder - Provo Craft
Stitched Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Sentiment - My Favorite Things (Hug in a Mug)



Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!

Theresa

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sending a cup of Hot cocoa....

The WINNER of my Giveaway is at the bottom of this post!!!


Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone! 
I'm participating in the BIG Coffee Lover's, Fall/Winter Hop -
I LOVE doing this hop because you can see all
kinds of different ideas on how to add
Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa to your projects -

It's a week-long hop and there are some AMAZING
Sponsors & Giveaways so you guys need to go check it out!


DAY #6 - Post #2


Today, I'm sharing 2 different  Winter projects 
Using the Hero Arts (Coffee Cup Tags & Dies Set)



This one is a fun one and looks like yummy whip topping
on a hot cup of Cocoa!!


Products Used on this Project -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up (Handsome Hunter & Very Vanilla)
Designer Paper - American Crafts 6x6 Christmas pad
Distress Oxide - Candied Apple
Clear Embossing Powder - Ranger
Clear Wink of Stella on the Frosting
Assorted Sequins - My Stash
Cherry Latte Trendy Twine
Fun Foam for Added Dimension
We R Memory Corner Punch
Sentiment - Dare 2 be Artzy (Cup of Cheer)
Stitched Banner Die - My Favorite Things


I used Random.org to pick the Winner -
And the WINNER of my Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform IS???

#8 - CA Scrapper

Congrats CA Scrapper!!!
Shoot me an email with your address so I can get this
out to you before the big holiday rush!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!

Theresa

Holiday Cocoa Card....


Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone! 
I'm participating in the BIG Coffee Lover's, Fall/Winter Hop -
I LOVE doing this hop because you can see all
kinds of different ideas on how to add
Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa to your projects -

It's a week-long hop and there are some AMAZING
Sponsors & Giveaways so you guys need to go check it out!


DAY #6


Today, I'm sharing 2 different  Winter projects 
Using the Hero Arts (Coffee Cup Tags & Dies Set)



I'm unsure if I like this card or not... 
I certainly like the Stamps & Dies from Hero Arts! LOL

Products used on this project

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - American Crafts 6x6 Christmas pad
Stitched Card Layers Die 2 set - Jaded Blossom
Stitched Circle Die - My Favorite Things
Distress Oxide - Candied Apple
Clear Embossing Powder - Ranger
Snowflake Stamp - Clearly Besotted (Happy Holidays)
Clear Wink of Stella Pen on the Topping & Holly
Sequins - My Stash
Star Border Die - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Holly Die - Gina Marie Designs



Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!

Theresa