Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just a little something...

Hi blogger friends, family & followers!  I have just a quick post today.  On June 10th not only will my darling husband and I celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary but my youngest nephew will graduate from High School.  Where does the time go???  He lives in New Hampshire and we wanted to attend his graduation, but the cost of airfare and all the other expenses was too much this year.  I made him a card that I am sharing today and I have linked it to Cardz TV and at Sarah Hammers Designs. I have links to both sites on the sides of my blog so please go check them out.

The card was a bit bigger than my standard A2 size so I made a envelope to fit the card too. I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Lacy Labels Cricut cartridges, white and black cardstock, a scrap of patterned paper from my stash, Tim Holtz distressed ink in Pumice Stone and ribbon. His school colors are red and white so I used the red as an accent color.  

I like how it turned out and I hope he does too.
            Congratulations Ryan and God Bless you!!!

Thanks for taking time to stop by my little corner of the web today.

God Bless,

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Necessity is the Mother of Invention...

Hi there blogger friends, family and followers.  I am sure you have all heard somewhere that old saying "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"  Well I am not sure that is what happened this last weekend but as I was struggling to use some of my current craft supplies I was hit with 2 ideas to make using my supplies easier.  The first idea came as I was trying to remove an embossing folder from my over full binder, you know the ones that Provo craft sold with the sleeves to hold everything in place. The binder is great for the dies but not so user friendly for the embossing folders that I had. Probably because I really had too many folders in the binder and some of my folders where from other companies, anyway I remembered that I had seen a great idea by Sarah Hamer on her website that she uses for the storage of her stamp sets.  So I decided that since I did not need it for stamp storage I could use her idea with a bit of adaptation for my embossing folders. (My clear stamps are in binders alphabetically, yes I am an organization nut but it really helps me be creative.) I cut the dividers using white cardstock, my Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge and my Gypsy.  I printed labels off from my computer and ran the printer paper through my Xyron to make them into stickers.  I love how it came out and it is so much more organized (yes alphabetically), there is room for some more folders now and it's a breeze to use too.  The basket was part of a gift my darling husband gave me last year for mother's day and it originally have lots of bath goodies in it.  Since this idea came from Sarah I will be linking it up at her Tuesday Link up party today. So please stop by her site and see all the creative people there.  Thanks Sarah for this wonderful idea!!!
The next  idea came to me as I was struggling to get some of my Stickles to work and remembered that I had seen a holder for sale on the web that held your Stickles bottles upside down. Since I am not currently working I just could not justify buying this item right now or replacing any stickles either, so I thought what if I used some leftover chipboard and just cut out slots so that they fit together in a grid fashion.  So I gave it a try and it work!!!  I know the bottom pieces of the chipboard are hard to see in this picture, but they hold the long top pieces in place and keep the Stickles bottles from falling over. The basket is just one of those 3 for a $2 plastic baskets you get at any discount store.  I wrote the name of the stickles on the bottom of the bottle with a sharpie marker and yes they too are organized into the RGB or rainbow color order.

 I hope this has sparked some ideas for you too.  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.
God Bless,

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cricut Club May Project...

Hi there Blogger friends, followers and family.  Today I have just a quick post for you.  We had such a great time at Cricut Club yesterday that I wanted to share with all of you the project that all the ladies completed.  Next month will be our last club meeting for awhile as we are taking a break for the summer.  If you live in the eastern Idaho area and would like to join the club for the fall just leave a comment with your contact information and I'll get you the information.  Now on to the picture...

I used Graphically speaking, Lovely Floral, Celebrations, Lacey Labels, Stand & Salute, Ribbons & Rosettes and Storybook Cricut cartridges, buttons, stickles, and of course ribbon.  I can't remember who the maker of the patterned paper is I think it is Authenticity. I think it came out real cute. I will be linking this project up at Sarah Hammer Designs Link up Tuesday party.  

I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.

God Bless,

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Looking for a new job...

Hi blogger followers, friends & family.  As some of you know my part time position was changed last Tuesday to a full time position.  This means my job at State Hospital South no longer exists. To continue working at State Hospital South I would have to re-apply for the same job I already had, only now it would mean working full time, plus I had no guarantee I'd be rehired, my 3+ years experience at the job as a part time employee would not be counted when my supervisor decided who to hire and if I got "lucky" enough to get re-hired I would get a  major cut in pay. Talk about some bad news!!!  After hearing this and talking with my supervisor, I did not feel as though I'd get the job even if I did  apply for it.  So I cried, I was upset and angry, then I got worried because I like everyone else have bills to pay, then I had a long talk with my darling husband, then I prayed (I should have done this first) and then I did some thinking and I decided to quit my job last Friday.  You know what I learned through all this?  First, that GOD is in control of EVERYTHING!!!  Second, GOD is so good because he had already prepared me for this major change in my life, only I did not realize what was going on at the time I was being prepared.  And third that I know GOD will provide for all my needs.  I have decided to stop worrying, as it's not going to help, to trust GOD and get on with my life.   I have said all this to let you all know that I am excited about what GOD will be doing in my future!!!  I am looking for a new job, but LPN jobs are not as plentiful as they used to be. Your prayers for a new job that GOD wants me to have would be appreciated.
Anyway as this is supposed to be my creative sharing place... I had best get on with the sharing.  Right, so today I have the gift I made for my Mom in Law for Mother's day to share with you.  It was also my Cricut Club's April project.  It is my version of a Steampunk Mini Album. I used my Cricut to cut the pages of  book and a few of the embellishments on the pages. There are also buttons, feathers, and of course ribbon, well lots of ribbon really.  I am not a big fan of the "Steampunk" look, but I think this came out pretty good.  It actually has 8 pages, but I thought these 3 pictures are enough to share on a blog.  My Cricut club members liked it. For my Mom-in-Law I put pictures of her 4  grown children into it so it was personalized which she loved and that's what really matters. I will be linking this post to Sarah Hammer Designs Tuesday's link up party . I have added a button to the right side of my blog so please take a moment and go see all the creative people there too. 

Hope you all enjoy!!! Thanks for your prayers, sweet comments (I just love hearing from you) and stopping by my little corner of the web.
God Bless

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mom's Day...

Hi blogger friends, followers & family. Wow I can't believe that this coming Sunday is Mother's Day already.  I am beginning to wonder where the year is going!!!  Things here will be changing as of this Friday so tune in to hear the news next week.  In the meantime thought I'd share with all of you a sneak peek of what I made for my Mom in Love for Mother's Day this year.  I hope she has received her package it before she sees this post. I am very blessed to  have a wonderful relationship with her. Also because I am so excited about my next Cricut Club I have included a sneak peak at May's Cricut Club project.  I wonder if anyone can guess what these projects might be???

Well I hope you enjoy !!!  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web,
God Bless

Win a Cameo!!!

Hi blogger friends, followers and family.  Just wanted to share a super quick post to let you know that Sarah Hammer aka Pink Cricut is giving away a Cameo on her Pink by design stamp website, so go over and get entered to win this cute little machine. Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hi blogger friends, followers & family. So I recently went to a women's retreat run by my church.  I was able to donate a small gift that was given away as a door prize. I had a good time and I pray that the lady who won the gift will be blessed.  I am sharing the cards I made for that gift. Some part of each card was made using my Cricut.I will be linking these on  Sarah Hammer Designs (aka Pink Cricut) blog on the Tuesday Link up Party, check it out there are lots of wonderful crafts shared there. 

Well I hope you all enjoy!!!  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.
God Bless,