Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Many people have asked where I learned to wrap from. Well that would be from Mom. She and my Grandmother~ her mother were both professional wrappers for a big department store. People would stand in line for hours to have one of the two wrap their gifts.
So I thought it would be fun and useful if I video taped Mom wrapping a present. *winks* I got her to wrap three of my gifts in the process. LOL Naughty Pea huh?
So here ya go, if you can't wrap or want to wrap better. This is the video to help you. There is a part two to this which isn't edited yet. Hope to have it up tonight but fighting the kids for the web this evening.
See you soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Cameo Mini Album


Hello Everyone,
I am so excited to share this with you. For sometime now I have wanted to turn my grandmother's cameo into a chipboard mini album. Enchantments and I along with the help of accucut have done that. Theresa and I chatted about it, adding a santa and a wee bit of holly for fun. ya know that great minds think alike and on this project we both thought the same things. LOL I can't wait to play with these. I have some paper and ready to start gluing. LOL


So I had to keep this a secret and I am so happy that I can let loose now. LOL I get so excited by somethings that I just want to shout it out. lOL
Will be back to share more recipes soon. In the mean time there is a video to this kit so you can see even more details. that is here *VIDEO*

Okay I will be back. LOL be good Santa is still watching. LOL

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hot Cocoa recipe

Tracy over at Tracy's treasures( Link HERE)
is making snowman soup for her guests. I have made these for many years but I also make the cocoa. So with everyone trying to save pennies I thought I would share the recipe. This is Mom's recipe and I don't know where she got it from but she made her own as she is allergic to Corn syrup and it is in everything.

Red's Hot Chocolate

1 cup powdered sugar sifted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups powered milk
1/2 cup non dairy coffee creamer
1 cup marshmallows

Sift all( except the marshmallows) ingredients together or place in food processor and blend well.
* flavoring can be added- mint 1/8 mint extract can be added to pre-sifted mixture
or orange, raspberry add 1/2 teaspoon of extract.

Now head over to Tracy's blog for the poem/packaging of the snowman soup.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I pulled a Tracy.... LOL let us see if she notices...?

Tracy and I had discussed that I needed to organize my pantry. It was clearly in need of a reorganizing and I tried to get her to come and do it for ME! Clearly her family is much more important then my pantry so I did it myself. LOL I did NOT take before pics cause I don't want to cause permanent mental damage to anyone that reads my blog but this is the finished product.
Much better, not great but for now it will do. I have to think of a few things to add to make it much more functional. To be honest I have always struggled with organizing. Always wanted it that way but really struggle getting it there.

Yes! I know still waiting on studio pics/video. One of these days. Maybe next year. Right now I feel very much like someone trapped in a revolving door with no exit. LOL Just going in circles. LOL

I did how ever manage to get a few projects done. I have many left to do. Mini albums, quilts, recipe books, decorate the tree. etc. BUSY week with Doctors tomorrow and Mom's birthday wed. We will be taking her to Seattle. shhhhhhh don't tell her. Blogger is being a pain in the assets, but we will see how many pics I can load.

A very chippy ornament I made. I did a video tutorial on this one so you can find that on my channel whimsical endeavors.

I made this for a friend as a Thank YOu. I sure hope she likes it way over due.

the other side of this ornament says" when SNOW* wasn't cold? I do many years ago. LOL
Okay that is enough sharing tonight. I honestly don't think but maybe two people read my blog anymore but I will tell you this... A HUGE give away is coming so soon it is scary. LOL Stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

catch me if you can...

Pretty much a drive by. That is the way life is sometimes. just one big blur.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Be safe and I for one am a very grateful lady. For love, life and friendships. My children are my greatest achievement.
Thank you for stopping by, even though I know I have fallen off the edge of the earth to some folks I am still here. Kicking and screaming. LOL
Make it a good one;)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Last minute card

 I made this card last minute for Halloween but I really like the way it turned out.  The funny thing is I HATE spiders. Or Shelobs as I call them. LOL

here is another shot of it.

Then the money shot LOL as Tracy calls it. LOL

On to my day. CLEANING. boo hiss! I hate it but it must be done. I have a TON of projects on the table to get done this weekend and I want to hit the stores tomorrow for some new music, a few organizing items and then home to create like a mad woman. LOL I did manage to get quite a bit done today. I haven't done the deep cleaning in awhile as I haven't been feeling well for some time now. I am trying to some things non drug related and I think they actually might be working. YAY!
I am clearing things out and preparing for the dreaded carpet steam cleaning I do before the holidays. One of my least favorite things but with dogs I hate all the hair. So steam cleaning helps to freshen the air around here as well as the carpets. Even though I vacuum it can still linger of puppy around here. Some sprays help but not long lasting. So steam cleaning is the only cure. LOL
Okay. so what did productive thing did you do today?
make it a good weekend

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My first Halloween MINI

I had to make one, it was screaming to get out. Had to do 7 pages instead of 6 just to be odd/ different. LOL
Wanted to put some things in there for the family. Not just adults or strictly kids but a blend of both. I am happy with the end result. I do really like a few elements. My favorites are the eyes through the mail box. LOL this cracks me up.

Love the foil for the leaves and the sticky cork acorn. Love the texture of it.
Especially the back. Oh that is my favorite part of all. I really like when I can take something that is specifically made for one thing and use it in my crafts. LOL Like discovering a relic. LMBO.

I put it in my etsy store and to my surprise it sold. YAY! My first scrapbooking sale. That was exciting.
here is the Video in case you wanted to see all the details.

Thanks for watching.
I have been going through things in the studio. It is becoming a nightmare. It is a bigger mess then when I started. It is the task for this week. Ya see my baby girl bought her first car.

TRACY~ she bought a red jeep! LOL I conned her into doing a goodwill run for me and well I have to get all this stuff ready to go. SOOOO that will be what I will be doing this week. I have to pay for gas for the next run. Ah I see you say. yes... LOL it happens.
Okay everyone have a great week. be back soon

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Phantom of the Opera Cigar box and Photo mini

Have a new piece listed on TDIPT page and this is it. This wooden box, and mini, mini photo keeper. I really love how this turned out and there is a lot of detail and work in this little box.
Here is the Link
Be sure to email me if you should have any questions. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Penny Farthing Mini Album Kit

Have you ever been so excited for a package you can't hold the excitement? Know that it will arrive soon and can't wait to get your hands on it?
This is one of those packages I can't wait for.
Theresa of Enchantments has made a new mini Album die kit I can't wait to get my hands on.
Here is the LINK (CLICK HERE)
It is to DIE FOR! ha ha.
I can see the mini done is a 100 ways. So many pieces to go with it. So many choices. Versatile, yes it is. Christmas, baby, home, and a wedding book too.
Not only that but she has had MULBERRY flowers made exclusively for the store and instead of waiting 10 to 22 days for your order you can get them in 5 days. yes, 5 days. Probably less!! I get my packages in about 3 to 4 days from her. Just look at these lovely colors. Every flower and color for all your scrapbook layouts, altered projects and more.

So go and all the wonderful goodies out. They just had the GRAND opening of the NEW HUGE STORE!!! If you are in the neighborhood of Rockport Texas go take a peek and come back here to report your loot ;)
Have a creative week

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A birthday card

Hello Everyone,
Made this card for a friends birthday and even though I am late I think she will like it.
I used my Distress inks to color the image and a paintbrush. I like the effect it gives. It is fun but takes a ton of time :( She is worth it I think.
For the little snail( my favorite part I cut out the image in patterned paper and crackle accented it. I love how it turned out. A little vintage flower and pearl stamens colored with glimmer mist. Simple and sweet.
Will have a video share for you soon. Working on some patterns this weekend. Back to work I go.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Card

Just a quick post. I made this card with some new paper I got from MME. I love MME and it is my favorite of all time. ( My Mind's Eye) in case you didn't know.
A dollar.five stamp from Michael's and a bit of sticky ribbon.
Made for a friend. I see now that I sent it all the things I could or should have changed but too late now. Oh well next time right. Except no more of that paper sheet:( I love it so. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Oh well can't keep hoarding everything. This year i am using it. LOL well some of it* wink*
Have a great weekend. I will be working like a mad woman.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I have been Published.

IN PRIM'S Magazine! I am thrilled. It came out just a few days ago. One of my FAVORITE dolls is featured in this magazine with my fellow TDIPT girls.
Do you remember Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater? Well here he is and all glory* WINK*
This is truly a honor. I did this as a promise to My God Mother Sylvia. She passed away from colon cancer this past march. The day I got the magazine I felt her smile at me. Along with our Sue. I can't describe the feeling but it was a bittersweet moment I will never forget.
Thank you for sharing my moment!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I received my Design team package!!! YAY!

Hello Everyone,
I am so very happy as I received my design team package from Enchantment scrapbooking and more the other day. It is wonderful. Wait until you see all the goodies she sent to me. Papers, trims yards and yards, stamps, flowers just a over flow of goodness. I took a video as I knew otherwise it would never all show up in pictures. Not to mention this wonderful Vintage car kit. It is so neat. I have put paper on it but that is as far as I have gotten so far. I have many orders to take care of first. The great thing is Theresa is ever so patient and no pressure. I love that about this. FUN< FUN is the focus.

Hopefully the video is showing up above.
 Have a great week. Be back with new projects soon.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A little Video

 hello Everybody,
 I have been working on a little mini album  for my son Tyler and his new bride. I made this to document their first year together. I used G45 papers and My daughter even helped a little bit. Here is the link***HERE*** I hope you will go peak and tell me what you think. Off to bed now as I feel I could fall asleep. LOL
 Have a great weekend everyone.;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Custom Vintage Car Chipboard Mini kit

 Hello Everyone,
   Be still my heart! OMG A friend of mine has designed her own kit through Accucut. This Jalopy is so AWESOME! Oh, isn't it cool? I can see this is going to be a great gift for the guys in my life. This is so cool. I can see pictures added to the windows. All grunge and distressed.
You can find the link to it HERE!
 Theresa has her own store called Enchantments Scrapbooking and More.  It is a cute little shop and online store but she has all the good stuff. I can't wait to get my hands on this kit. Oh how exciting.

Theresa did this kit up and put a VIDEO on youtube. She actually did 2 versions of this mini. One is a wedding album. Just stunning! I love it. It is simply elegant. The other she had fun with and that is the Steampunk debutant. Oh I never would have thought of that paperline. Just goes to show how many choices you have with this mini album. Go check out her channel. You will love it.

 Okay everyone, this chick is toast. Fighting a heck of a headache all day and I give. Going to bed. Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Single Fighter

 I love dragonflies. To me they represent the fighter pilots of the bug world. I happily watched our single patrolman today for about a hour. He takes the same path each time but extends his search just a little farther into one of the other zones with each flight. Nature at it's best.

A uninvited patrolman from another district flew in today. This foreigner was not well received by our friendly but fearless fighter. It was like watching a dog fight from a old black and white WW2 movie. Of course our  fighter was the true winner and the invader quickly went back to his own airspace.

I never did see if our fighter caught what he was after, but it was surely peaceful entertainment.
 I was not able to snap a picture of him. For security reasons of course. LOL I just don't have that high of a security level. DH tells me he does and he will see what he can do. Being the crew chief I would gather he could get the clearance. LOL
 This picture is a close enough representation of our friendly fighter.

 This post is dedicated to the events and people lost in the 9-11 attacks. May we never forget the high cost of freedom.
 Have a wonderful week

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Butterfly Award

Tracy of Tracy's treasures gave me this beautiful award.Now to accept this award I need to answer some questions about myself. A lot like her I think you all pretty much everything about me but I do like to change my mind from time to time;) so here is goes

So here it goes:
Q1) Name your favorite colour
robins egg blue or pale aqua
Q2) Name your favorite song?
free falling by Tom Petty is one of my all time favorites. I do have many favorite songs.

Q3) Name your favorite dessert?
cream puffs, some special my dad and I shared together on occasion when we were together.

Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?
Wizzes, lol.
Children making fun of children especially if they are handicapped or homosexual. That burns my biscuits big time. LOL

Q5) Your favorite pet?
I have a yellow lab named Pilgrim. How he got his name is I like John Wayne. John Wayne called people, pilgrim's in his movie a lot. I love and adore all my babies but this boy owns me lock stock and barrel;) and he knows it. LOL

Q6) Black or White?
black and white. black first but love, love, love the combo.

Q7) Your biggest fear?
Something happening to my hubby or my kids. Besides that spiders. They scare the snot right out of me.~~~shiver~~~

Q9) Everyday attitude?
If you can't find something nice to say don't say anything at all. Even if you don't like "it" find one good thing. Like where you live, or someone you don't get a long with. Find one good thing.

Q10) What is perfection?
No body is perfect and I am not gonna spend my life chasing that rainbow. :P
The closest I could get to perfect is peace and quiet. LOL

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?
scrappy supplies
hugs can never have too many of those.

Q12) When you're upset you?
swear like a drunken sailor! Yep, I curse and might even get a little loud. LOL Lately I have been more aware of it, so I am forcing myself to a time out you could say. I just go outside and sit and cool off or go for a short walk.

Now to pass this award onto 10 other crafty friends.
Seriously this is the hardest part of it all.
I want to cop out and give it to everyone who visits my blog today, but I know, no one will post it unless I personally mention their names.

okay well not too many people visit my blog anymore so I will give it to a few that do.
Jingle of just jingles
Theresa of The Enchanted

Schell Bell of Schell's craft

Theanne of Theanne and Baron

Roberta of Taking the scenic route
Linda of meadowbrook cabin
that is about it folks. I hope you all have a great week. See you soon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dress form and Tag

Hi everyone,
I have only been home 2 days and have already accomplished something. WOW. I feel under the gun though. Like I am months behind and ya know I am? The good news is I work well under pressure. I get going and don't stop. That is the way it will be this week. Tons, I mean TONS to do. So keep watching for more projects soon:)

I had a custom order for another dress form and made a little tag to go along with it. I also made a video of it.
here is the LINK

The tag is simple but love how it turned out. Did it pretty simple on the back as well.

The dress form turned out very nice I think. Simple and elegant. I think it will match her craft space perfectly.

So this was my day. Nothing too exciting but glad that the video is done, the projects as well and now on to the next items. I can't wait to get started on the big project. You will just have to wait and see on that one. Taking Mom grocery shopping tomorrow. That will be fun.
Have a great week.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Happy Couple

Here is my Handsome son on his wedding day. I love those blue eyes of his.

Here is the whole clan

I would load more pictures but the program is being stupid. So this is it. Too many to edit. My other DIL took 502 pics. OMG! I will have lots of editing and costco printing. They will love me. LOL
Have a wonderful Tuesday. Be back tomorrow with a new project.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Off to a wedding, a very important wedding

No, not mine. LOL My youngest son Tyler is getting married on Saturday. So off we go in the morning. A bit of a drive but all will be well. We have a live in dog sitter. LOL I will post pics on Monday.
This is my boy. He has turned into a wonderful young man.

I think he and Cassi will be very happy together. They have a lot in common and a bit of grit;) It is going to be a beautiful wedding on the most perfect day.
Have a wonderful weekend.

A sister Tag

Here is another tag that I made for another friend. It is the sister to the tag below. This tag is also made from recycled punch package but it is a tag with in a tag. I love making these. It is so much fun. They go pretty quickly really. On this one I had to wait a while for the gloss accents to dry though.
This is how it looked when it arrived at my friends house.

this is how it looks removed from the outer tag. I love this one.
Well I made each a few more things but been bad lately about taking pictures. I keep forgetting in my rush to get them to their new homes.
One more post for tonight and off to bed.

A tag for a friend

This tag was made with the cardboard from a punch. I love how it turned out. I used my spellbinders to do the cut outs, added a recollections flower sprayed with Lindy's stamp gang. Some black lace and the cut out she send me in my June swap. She is so sweet and loved the tag. I had a lot of fun making this. I love using those backings from the punches.
some big plans coming up soon. I might just surprise ya. See you Monday.

second swap for July projects

I swapped with Amy of My Teddyboo on youtube. She is so sweet. I made this box for her. It is huge.
I used one of those big boxes from Michael's with ugly paper. LOL I sanded it, painted it with gesso, 4 shades of pink and crackled brown. Then added Tim Holtz tissue tape around the edges. His crackle over that, here and there. Added bo bunny papers,digital images, stickles, and tons of vintage lace. You will have to watch the video to hear that story.
it is ~HERE~

here is the bottom inside.

this is the inside lid. I love how it all came together.
If you would like to see the sign and all the goodies that Amy Received then watch ~THIS~
So that is my latest 2 projects. I have a few Halloween items coming after the wedding. Can't wait to get started. Have a great night.

projects to share

97 post yet to go before I catch up! LOL for a online journal I never write. Terrible.
I was in 2 swaps for the month of July. Did I say that already? I don't remember so I am gonna share my projects anyway.
This is a tag I made for Edith, my partner. The images are from Hero arts and Technique tuesday.
Here is the back side. With a pocket and tag inside.

I love the colors. I also used a vintage trim black lace) about 75 yrs old. It came out of a a friends grandmother- in laws trunk. It was a wonderful gift.

I also used a Tim Holtz bottle with pearls, seed beads and vintage velvet flowers. I made her a cigar box to match. I forgot to take pictures of it, but you can find the video of it and the other project I made to go with this set~HERE~

This swap was a lot of fun. The second swap was lots of fun as well. I will put pics and video links of that in the next post.
I had to bow out of this months swaps as I am heading to a wedding in the morning. My youngest son is getting married Saturday. Have a safe and happy weekend.

Monday, August 22, 2011

98 posts to go~LOL~ Swap with Tracy's treasures


No, I am not really going to try to do 98 posts but thought it would be fun to say it. LOL
Last month I also received my swap from Tracy of Tracy's Treasures
She and I had done a very large pay it forward swap. I had sent her a mini and a few goodies. I know you have probably seen the video but incase you missed it, it is *HERE*.
She has been working like crazy and had lots of stuff going on. It took her awhile but she managed to get me back with little teasers of it. LOL This is it, it is the first mini I have ever received and I treasure it! She made me cry!
Here is the Video~

here is the stunning card, it must have taken her hours and hours. She even made all the flowers on all the projects. HOLY BUCKETS BATMAN! LOL

here is another project~ My naughty fairy cage. LOL You will have to watch the video for the explanation on that one.LOL

and here is one of my favorite pages. I took only a few shots as I did the video and you get to see all the wonderful details in that. Or even the one Tracystreasures24 on youtube. She explains what she did and why. Very interesting and a trick or two;)

the Link to Tracy's video on that is here*

Thank you again Tracy. I get to enjoy this mini, the naughty fairies LOL and my card decorates my ipod docking station. It is all so special to me. I will treasure it always.

Post number two ~ kindness of friends

yes, back so soon. I figured I should show you all a few special creations I received recently. I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful friends here on line. One of them is Schell of Schell's craft corner
I sent her some random stuff from my studio last month. It was stuff I wasn't going to using and she insisted on returning something to me. I didn't do it for any reason other then the items I knew would get used by her and her crafty boys;)
BOY did she shock me and spoil me rotten!
here are some lovely flowers she made using my tutorial for making puffy flowers or as my dear Katers calls them Poo-fey.

She also made me some wonderful vintage style cuts with her cricut and I can't wait to give these some play time;)

She sent a journal and lots of wonderful gifts but this one made me gasp! I love this little hook. It now has a home in my studio right inside the door.( sorry the sign is crooked)

here is the close up of this darling hook. Schell Bell, I LOVED IT ALL! I treasure it and your friendship. thank you so much.

Isn't it just darling? I had made a video of me opening everything and my P.C. ate it. I have looked everywhere. Must have been sent to la la land when this thing crashed a few weeks back. Oh it was bad. sorry Schell:(.
Everything was so sweet and she even wrapped it nice. Special goodies from her and her boys. Along with a very sweet card. Sorry my pics didn't turn out of that. Will try and capture that with the studio tour. The goodies are still out.

Thank you again Schell. I know this is very late posting but wanted you to know that I so appreciated everything. Big HUGS