Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sad Day Off To college

Hello, I know it has been a while since I have posted or even really done any crafting since my last post.  Today will be bittersweet for me my last baby is leaving for college, even though its about a hour drive from where we live.  Its hard knowing I wont see her when I come home, or will be expecting her to come home when she goes out.  When my 2 older boys left home after high school I knew I still had Savanna at home it would be many years down the road before she would be leaving.  I took it for granted that it would a while  before she would leave for school. Time has flown by so fast I don't know where the years went.  I can say for me that I have taken things in life for granted and her always being here at home I took for granted.  I knew one day she would leave to go to college but that was down the road.  Well tomorrow is the day we take her up there and she wont be coming back home with us when we leave.  I will always worry about her. Its was just a couple of months ago she graduated from high school and now she is leaving.



The past few weeks have been hard for me my emotions have been all over the place I'd sometimes cry driving to work and coming home from work.  I would have to get myself together before I come home so she would not see my cry.   There has been so much going on in my life the past couple of years with family issues, I had to take a break from crafting so I could spend time with my family. Savanna played softball all through out high school.  Her Junior & Senior year of high school we focused on softball, she played for her school and on the weekends, after school was out for summer we played travel ball and would travel all over the state and out of state to get her seen by college coaches. Softball it took a lot of our time during the week and weekends. 





 

I took some time off this week to be with her and get her pack for college the day has flown by. This time tomorrow night she will be her in dorms. She was excited at first to be going to school and playing D1 college softball.  But now time has come for her to leave and she has told me a few times she doesn't want to leave home.  She likes being home, I encourage her and tell her she will have a good time in college once she gets settled in she needs to get her education so she can be independent and she can support herself and not have to rely on no one.   She is going to school to become a nurse.  I have told her to make common sense when it comes to making decisions. 

Tonight she told its my last night to tell you goodnight, I will miss her it will take a while to get used to her not being here when I get home, Well I wont have to get onto to keep her room clean and take her laundry upstairs. 

Thanks for stopping in
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Altered Christmas Bird Cage

Hello,
How have you been? I know it's been a long time since I have blogged.  I had a lot of stuff going in my home life I had to stop for a while.  I do miss crafting I have cut way back looking back I can't believe how much time I spent.  I wonder how I was able to do as much crafting and keep the house cleaned and work full time.  I have been busy this past spring, summer and fall with travel ball my daughter plays.

I want to share with you a project I made I work above a Michael's store and that can be trouble lol.
I have purchased vintage Christmas birdcage cage  I got it for $5.99.  I only bought one I thought I would alter it for Christmas.
 
I had bought a birds nest last year for christmas I had planned on altering a bird cage and never got around to doing one.  So this year I said I would below is the birds nest I bought at Kirklands which is also downstairs from where I work at.
 
 
I had put ribbon on the top of the cage the green stuff was already on the cage I ended removing it. I had hot glued the ribbon on the small parts of the cage. 
 
 
below is the finished product I added some poinsettas, Christmas picks, and I added a bird sitting on a poinsetta in the the birds nest.   I wanted to add more but i thought less is more.  I made my own bow and hot glued that on to the cage as well
 





 
Well I hope you like my bird cage I thought it came out cute for my first time.
 
Thanks for stopping by
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Heartstring Design WOW Wednesday!

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to the Heartstring Design WOW Wednesday!! I know I have not posted in a while sorry I have had alot going on.  But I am excited to be sharing with you my post with the new Gnarley Dude
Heartstring Design kit.  You will want to get this kit it soo cute I love all the colors that are in this kit.
blow is my project that I made.  Its a real simple layout, I feel soo out of the loop maybe I will get my mojo back soon. 


Here is  what you get in the kit. 

 
Thanks for stopping by and visiting and be sure to visit the Heartstring Designs
 
Thanks for stopping in
 
 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Housecall Kit Release Day 2

Welcome Back to day 2 of the the February Housecalls Kit Release.
This is a really cute kit, you will want to have, below is picture showing what the kit looks like.
You are going to love this cute and awesome kit called Sweet Essence. There are so many things you can do with this kit. If you want to join the kit club here is the link for you , this is a awesome kit.
http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/p/subscription-rules.html
This months wonderful sponsors
Simple Stories:
American Crafts:
Glitz Design:
Authentique:
Pinque Peacock:
3 Girl Jam:
Toxic Sass:


here are my projects for today, When you get these kits there is soo much you can do with them plenty of bang for your buck.  I love this picture of my husband & I so I thought I would also use it in a layout. 



 The picture below I will insert a picture in the Polaroid, I used some stamps I had in my stash and stamped on the pink cardstock.
Be sure to visit all the crafty designers there are some cute projects you wont be disapointed 

Here is the blog hop list
Heartstring Designs: http://www.heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com
Britt: http://www.pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Suzanne: http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
Jen: http://jentscrappysideofme.blogspot.com
Vicky: http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com
Jillian: http://www.paperalamode.com
Theresa: www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Midge: http://www.scrappintoxicmidge.blogspot.com
Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
Be sure to drop in on all the other designers you wont be disappointed.
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors,
and for stopping in and visiting my blog

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Housecalls Kit Release Day 1

Hey my crafty friends its time for another Heartstring Designs February Housecall Kit Release Party Day 1.
You are going to love this cute and awesome kit called Sweet Essence.  There are so many things you can do with this kit.  If you want to join the kit club  here is the link for you , this is a awesome kit.
 http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/p/subscription-rules.html

 This months wonderful sponsors

Simple Stories:
American Crafts:
Glitz Design:
Authentique:
Pinque Peacock:
3 Girl Jam:
Toxic Sass:





 


  Below is my project for today, I bought a $1.00 frame from Michaels and used some the cutest paper from Authentique.  I used the stickers that are in the kit from Authentique, I made the paper flowers from the kit as well, the metal bling is from my stash not sure if I am going to keep it. on there or put a journal spot there. It is a picture of me and my hubby, we went out with some friends and I had a good time. I love this picture of us.  I will take this picture frame and put it on my desk. 






Here is the blog hop list

Heartstring Designs: http://www.heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com
Britt: http://www.pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Suzanne: http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
Jen: http://jentscrappysideofme.blogspot.com
Vicky: http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com
Jillian: http://www.paperalamode.com
Theresa: www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Midge: http://www.scrappintoxicmidge.blogspot.com
Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com

Be sure to drop in on all the other designers you wont be disappointed.
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors,
and for stopping in and visiting my blog














Friday, January 11, 2013

JANUARY HEARTSTRING DESIGNS CHALLENGE

Hello My Crafty Friends
Welcome to the Heartstrings Designs January Challenge, for this challenge you are to use hearts in your Mini Album you get in your Heartstring Designs Vintage World Challenge since Valentines is around the corner..

I did a video to show you how I decorated the mini album that comes in the kit.  I used embellishments I had from my stash and also used some the left over paper to make flowers and pockets in the mini album.  I had soo much fun making this.  I still have picture to add to my mini join in and challenge yourself to come up something creative. As long as you use hearts in your mini are good to go.
 Make sure you link your project to the link below.


To subscribe for a kit http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/p/subscription-rules.html




Thank you for stopping in and join in on the challenge cant wait to see what you create

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

KEY TO MY HEART


Hello Happy Thursday,
I want to share with you my post for today, I want to share with you the Candi from Craftwork Cards I used on my project. I bought a  7 Gypsy tray and decided I would alter it for Valentines.I used Candi Newsprint.
I love how it turned out this is my project.  I think the Candi Newsprint is the perfect touch to this tray.

My son gave us a plate he made at a pottery class for Christmas,the plate says The Olivers and the year we were married. Its soo pretty he did a very good job on painting it. We have been married for 29 years.

    The paper and valentine embellishments are from Authenique and the ribbon is from The Paper Studio, used Tim Holtz embellishment, the key is from michaels from the $1.00 bin, also used a Martha Stewart Punch for the paper border on top of the trey. The glitter heart is from a Valentine decoration  I bought at Michaels. 

You can buy these cute Candi embellishments at The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Shoppe .   So many to choose from. 

Thanks for stopping by and love to hear your comments,

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

heartstring Designs Winner

Hi Crafty Friends
 It's time to announce the winner from The Heartstring Designs January Vintage Wonder  kit release blog hop.  The winner from my blog is
http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/, HURRAY!!! Congratulations!! 

                    

 You can send your address to
 Madge@ Heartstringdesigns.com
the kits will be mailed out to you on Friday.  

Stay tuned I will have something else I did using this kit woo hoo you don/t want to miss it. 


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day 2 Heartstring Designs January Kit Release

Welcome Back to day 2 of the January Housecalls Kit Release,

Glad you came back to day 2 ,  we are soo super syked about this kit release there is soo much you can do with it. Below is a picture of the kit,
                                    

You will want to join this monthy kit club you dont want to miss out. There is a limited amount of kits that will be available. Be sure to become a member of the kit club here is the link.
There are some wonderful sponsors of this kit,
WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE WONDERFUL COMPANIES THAT WE USED IN THIS MONTHS KIT!!
LET ME SAY
THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING
https://www.americancrafts.com/
http://www.cratepaper.com/
http://www.studiocalicostore.com/
http://www.jillibean-soup.com/
http://3girljam.blogspot.com/p/products.html
http://shopellesstudio.com/

Here are the rules of the blog hop each design team member is giving away a kit to qualify to win you must follow each designer and leave a comment, and also be a follower of the Heartstring Designs Blog & Heartstring Design Facebook page. Remember there will be only a certain number of kits each month that is why it is so important that you sign up for a subscription, that way you are guaranteed to get the kit each month.

Below are my remaining projects i made with this kit. The layout below is a 8x8 the cardstock is from the kit I used stamps that are from Hampton Art, I stamped for a vintage background, Martha Stewart Border punch, Tim Holtz stacked Sizzlet Valentine, paper flowers from My Favorite Things Small Rose Die, Twine is from the kit, vintage tag is My Creative Time Vintage tag die.

 The layout below is a 12x12 the lettered stickers are from the kit along with the seam binding which is from 3 girls glam, I love this binding it was beautiful.,
 The card below I love how this one turned out. When I saw this Hello Darling I knew what I wanted to make with this, I immediately thought of this song Hello Darlin from  Conway Twitty love that song.  I fussy cut the phone & heart sign Hello, I  made a banner, and used the La La Land Heart Treble Clef Die, Martha Stewart Border punch, I rounded the edge.
 The card below is for a Birthday to stick a gift card in i used a scallop punch for the background and again the La La Land Treble Clef die, and My Creative Time Celebrate Good Times die. Wooden Banner & Heart are from our wonderful sponsors. I will have the listed below. 
 here is the list again for the blog hop below. Be sure you become a follower of each DT member and a follower of the Heartstring Designs Blog & Heartstring Design Facebook page. 

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you can have a chance to win a kit, each member is giving one a way!!  If you want a kit make sure you subscribe
           http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/p/subscription-rules.html     to reserve your copy there will be a limited amount.

Here is the line up for the blog hop
Hearstring Blog: http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com
Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
Midge: http://www.scrappintoxicmidge.blogspot.com
Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Jillian: http://www.paperalamode.com
Vicky: http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com
Jen: http://jentscrappysideofme.blogspot.com
Suzanne: http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
Britt: http://www.pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Heartstring Designs subscription page: http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/p/subscription-rules.html
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Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors


Thanks again for stopping in and visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Friday, January 4, 2013

January Housecalls Kit Release Blog Hop Party!!!


Happy Friday and Welcome

The time has come for the Heartstring Designs January Housecalls Kit Release Blog Hop Party!!
Hurray I am soo excited you have come to join us.  You will not be disapointed there are some very very talented crafters on this design team. The blog hop is for today and tomorrow so be sure you come back tomorrow (Saturday) to see some more FABULOUS and  AMAZING PROJECTS!!
Let me share with you the January kit Vintage Wonder,  this is amazing kit we used to make the wonderful layouts, cards & projects.


You will want to join this monthy kit club you dont want to miss out.  There is a limited amount of kits that will be available. Be sure to become a member of the kit club here is the link.  

There are some wonderful sponsors of this kit,
WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE WONDERFUL COMPANIES THAT WE USED IN THIS MONTHS KIT!!
LET ME SAY 
THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING

 https://www.americancrafts.com/
http://www.cratepaper.com/
http://www.studiocalicostore.com/
http://www.jillibean-soup.com/
http://3girljam.blogspot.com/p/products.html
http://shopellesstudio.com/

Here are the rules of the blog hop each design team member is giving away a kit  to qualify to win you must follow each designer and leave a comment, and also be a follower of the Heartstring Designs Blog  & Heartstring Design Facebook page.  Remember there will be only a certain number of kits each month that is why it is so important that you sign up for a subscription, that way you are guaranteed to get the kit each month.

Here are my projects using the Vintage Wonder.  On the card below I used my Gypsy to create the big flower on the left hand side, I also used my Spellbinders die for the back ground the the orange letters are sitting on, La La land die for the fence, the gem I used in the flower is from my stash. I also used a Martha Stewart leaf punch.
 
on the card below I used Thickers that are included in the kit for the works on my 8x8 layout, seam binding also from the kit was the perfect touch at the bottom of the page.  I fussy cut the camera out I thought it was the perfect touch. I like doing the 8x8 layouts.



  
This cute bubble gum die is from My Creative Time the paper is also form the kit along with the alphabets spelling out For You.  The twine also came from the kit.  The flower I used the La La Land small flower die. 

 Here is a cute gift bag,  I used my dies from My Creative time Vintage die, the alphabet stickers come from the kit. The banner I cute was from My Favorite Things. 

 

Here is the line up for the blog hop
Hearstring Blog: http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com
Madge: http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
Midge: http://www.scrappintoxicmidge.blogspot.com
Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Jillian: http://www.paperalamode.com
Vicky: http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com
Jen: http://jentscrappysideofme.blogspot.com
Suzanne: http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com
Britt: http://www.pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Heartstring Designs subscription page: http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/p/subscription-rules.html

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Thanks Again to our sponsors, be sure to sign up for your kit,
 Thank you for hopping along with us. the next stop is Jen

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