June 23, 2015

Happy National Pink Day!

Did you know there was such a day? Love it either way! My girls helped me gather goodies for this photo too! We had fun!



Hope your day is filled with pink stuff! 
xo

June 13, 2015

Pocket Letter Two

Yes, please! This pretty was mailed off to Western Australia! I'm excited! I just hope it doesn't take too long to get to her! Summer is flying by here in the desert! Trips to the pool, girls sleeping in, soccer practice (yes, in this heat!), girls going on trips with friends, endless dr appts, movies... how about you? Are you able to fit in some crafty time? That & reading more books!


Supplies:

Cosmo Cricket: Summer Love paper
American Crafts Thickers: Maple Puffy Letter
Target: foil scallop label
Oh Deer Me: sequin bow
Dear Lizzy: leaf & feather 
Freckled Fawn: Dew Drops arrows & geotag clips
Prima: ATC card
Heidi Swapp: enjoy Silhouette cut
Silhouette: pineapple die cut
May Arts Ribbon
sequins
vellum heart


Goodies:

Mini circle banner w/same paper as above
May Arts Ribbon: ribbon w/clips
Amy Tangerine: embroidery kit bow
Prima: Notes ATC card
Punched heart clipped to my letter
Studio Calico & Recollections: wood veneer
Finding Nana: flair
Cosmo Cricket paper: die cuts
Silhouette: mini envelopes
Snap Simple Stories: stickers
Recollections: enamel dots
Studio112: gems
Heidi Swapp: mini journaling spots

 

Supplies:

washi, tag & doily
Studio Calico stamp
Pick Your Plum: bakers twine

Do you have any go-to goodies that you include with each pocket letter? 
Happy weekend!
xo

June 10, 2015

My First Pocket Letter

I am hooked! Wait! Have you heard or seen one of these pretty little pockets of planner & stationery goodies? Okay, Janette Lane came up with this concept & many have jumped on board! You can visit her Pocket Letter site HERE & sign up! Easy peasy! You can have a swap partner today! Or if you'd like to swap w/me, leave a comment, email or DM on Instagram... anywhere! And we can get the details to swap! So many ideas too! You can do a theme, color, ANYthing goes!

Here's my very first one I made with a bunch of different products:



Supplies:

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper
Target: kraft letter stickers
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes: bow
Avery Elle: oh happy day stamp
Amy Tangerine: good stuff stamp
Freckled Fawn: hello wood veneer
LYB: canvas butterfly
Thickers: Niki Riki
Spellbinders: doily



Isn't it all about the presentation though?! *wink*

Now for the goodies!


I made a few clips with ribbons. 
Tazo tea.
Speech bubble sticky notes w/sparkles & fabric yo-yo.
My letter.
Silhouette die cuts.
Wood veneer.
Target page flags.
Amy Tangerine stickers.
Yo-yo & washi tape.

I hope she likes! It was going to MN!
Happy day to you!
xo

June 5, 2015

Donuts & 18 Years

Happy National Donut Day! 


Yes, daddy brought home donuts! I was afraid every place would be sold out! He managed to find some though! Thank you to the donut Gods! *wink *wink



Happy 18th Anniversary to us!

My hubby & I have been married for 18 years! This includes happy & not-so-happy times (more of the first though!), sickness & health (he has proven to me over & over that he is here to stay after ALL my hospital visits and stays! Yikes!) So many years of too many drs and he still listens to all the details. =) Rich or poor. This man of mine truly works hard & deserves the best vacay! Seriously! One day, we will be blessed with the one of our dreams! Also, can we add a honeymoon to that please?? Yes, we still need to go on that lovely week away solo. Call it rekindle the romance after kids, busy life, etc. I would LOVE to have a ceremony to renew our vows! Oh so many ideas! Back to my husband, Carlos. I love you with all that I am. My heart belongs to only you forever & always. You & our girls are my everything. This thing we call life is a real good thing too. xoxo


(I forgot to mention, this photo is a fave from 12 years ago! )

Hope your day is filled with love & yummy donuts!
xo

May 24, 2015

Fuse it!

Yes, I did walk in Hobby Lobby to purchase the WRMK Photo Sleeve Fuse & walked out with Becky Higgins Photo Fuse Tool! One, they didn't carry it & two, didn't even know that BH had such a tool! Love Project Life & Becky! So... off to the register we went! My coupon helped sway me, what can I say! lol Love the all white too!


This tool is easy to use too! If using for the first time, be sure to get yourself a cheap wood clipboard maybe from the dollar store to use when using this tool. It gets hot pretty quick & you don't want to make the mistake of using on your crafter's mat for your desk! I have an extra 12x12 pink one & used it on this first try. Oops! Tiny spot ruined & melted. Cannot really see it but if used over & over? Ruined for-ever. 

Had to try this right away! I just got my Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti flower dies in the mail so... the smaller flower + sequins makes for the perfect fused pocket! I need to get 3 pocket letters out this week & this tool will come in handy! Love it!

Happy weekend!
xo

May 6, 2015

Blitsy

Blitsy.com that is! Have you heard of this website? LOTS of craft supplies for 70% off! If you're a crafty type of person, you will love it! AND they accept box store 40% off coupons! Hello awesome! They also have tab called: Inspiration. Here you will find all types of crafty projects, you click on one that catches your eye and it takes you to a window with all projects created by that one person w/links to website and social media. Yes, a lovely gallery of eye candy DIY crafty goodness! {And yes, there are two my projects! whoo-hoo!} Besides having the gallery of inspiration, Blitsy has Lessons via video available too!



Another perk of joining Blitsy: they have an Affiliate / Referral Program too. I just read this in today's post! Hello awesome again! You can read all the details over on this post, but here's MY referral link

I need to submit more projects! Once you submit, the projects will have to be approved. No worries though, because you can view approved or pending! You'll never be in the dark! 

Happy day to you!
xo

April 29, 2015

Pom Pom Making & Days

Yes, I'm still a fan of Days of Our Lives! My mom got me hooked so many years ago! I can remember walking into the house after school in Kindergarten, mom was ironing & Days was playing on the TV! In high school I watched it w/my friends, after I got engaged my fiancĂ© & I would watch together, and sometimes now my girls watch it with me! Thank God for our DVR! 

Crafting & Days. Perfect Sunday morning for me. I love these colors too! Have you tried the Clover Pom Pom Maker yet? Different sizes, super easy to use. The directions on the package skip some steps that make the difference. I watched a short video on YouTube that explained it all w/tips & tricks. Super easy and fun!

I plan to add these pretties to a banner & a little something else I'm working on! 

Happy day to you!
xo


Supplies:

Michaels: Yarn
Clover: Pom Pom Maker
Fiskars: scissors