Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Good morning everyone! I have had 2 k-cups this morning and I'm feeling pretty energetic!!! So while I have this little perk I'm going to do my post and apply for this fabulous DT team!!!

Paper Makeup Stamps is having a DT call for it's new digi line. I'm really excited about these fab images! This was a freebie on the challenge blog that we needed to use to submit a project to be entered for the call.
PMS wanted to know why I love working with digis.....well....that's easy enough, there are several reasons; 1. they are inexpensive 2. you can size them any way you want 3. digi images are the big thing right now; lots of companies that do mostly rubber or clear are now incorporating digis in their stores as well.

Products used:
Image: PMS
Ribbon: SU!
DP: Penny Lane

Challenges entered:
PMS~DT call
The Sweet Stop~Sketch SSS123

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wall Hangings and yesterday actually have been rough days. It's hard learning new things about yourself that aren't so great. It's even harder to figure out why you are that way and how you can change it. I know life isn't suppose to be easy but man....some days it's just soooo hard. I could really use some words of wisdom if anyone has some to offer!

I have some things for you that I recently made. These were sooo super easy and if I do say so myself...they are kinda cute!!!
If you are interested in these or anything else I can find me on FB....Pretty Little Things
I do special orders, any idea you have I can come up with something for it...just let me know!

So how did I make these goodies:
Ikea picture frames
cricut vinyl
pretty DP
SU! buttons
SU! rhinestones
twine (for the first one)
sizzix sizzlet (cancer ribbon)

I am in LOVE with the cricut vinyl....if I had anything to say about whole house would be vinyled by!!!
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rag Balls

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm quite bored bored I've been playing bingo on FB and ran out of coins so I figured I'd do a blog post. The kids are sitting here watching Inspector Gadget...the first time today they have been quiet. Goodness they have been at each other today. Rodney is working 24 hours of overtime so we won't be seeing him till Monday. Of course it's good for the money but not so good to not see my husband for 3 days and the kids not see their daddy for 3 days.

So besides cards and papercrafts I have also been making a few primitive things! These are rag balls and super easy to make. They are just a bit time consuming. I love rag balls...don't know why...but they just look really great in a nice primitive or antique bowl.
I am selling these...and have them in other colors as well. I have a FB page
Pretty Little Things (my profile picture is the one with the old frame upcycled)

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Jumbo Clothespins

Hello's FRIDAY!!! Thank goodness...I wasn't sure I'd get through another early morning. It's been like 3 weeks and I'm still not used to getting up early in the morning to get Jodus ready to go to school. Today was a rough day to say the least. But it would have helped if I hadn't stayed up till 11pm watching Jersey Shore! No hating please!!! I don't have many outlets and watching mindless TV show's sometimes is one of those outlets....the other outlet.....CRAFTING of course!!!

Today I have 3 jumbo clothespins to show you. Can you believe they have already sold? I decided to start a FaceBook page for my craft stuff. My lovely husband booted my idea to open a booth to sell my stuff so I'm going to try this route instead!
You can check me out and even "like" me if you want......
Pretty Little Things

So here are my lovely clothespins. These are really super simple to make. Spray paint, pretty pretty paper, embellishments and I used my cricut for the letters!
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Have a good weekend everyone. I don't think we have any plans even though I wouldn't mind going down to Carolina Country Peddlers Mall (CCPM) tomorrow!!! Otherwise I will be crafting away!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cupcake Lovers!

Good afternoon everyone! Today so far has been a bit of a blah day. Not much going on....Leila plays soooo well by herself and Jodus is at school. I guess I could be cleaning up the kitchen but I am still having the worst time getting up in the morning and not being totally tired all through the day. It seems to only make me better when I have some coffee. I was really trying to not be dependant on having it every day but if it keeps me up and going........
I was going to start a seperate page for a more personal blogging area (you know....more about my life then crafting) but I decided why make it a seperate page??? I will just kind of include it right here on my craft page. I mean crafting is part of my personal life too!!! So some posts may contain only personal day kind of stuff and others will be crafty kinds of stuff! I think you all can handle that!! I promise not to bore you!
Okay....I do have a card today! This is another one that goes to a set of 5.

Products used:
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Image~C.C. Designs

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly~anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts~Bling it up #77
Sew Many Challenges~Anything goes

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Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm baaaaacccckkkkkk!

No, your eye's are not deceiving you! I have a post for you today! I feel like I am finally back in the swing of things. It's been a very very long 6 months, from leaving Germany, finding a job for Rodney, finding a house, getting settled in, and FINALLY feeling like stamping again!
BUT....everything is going pretty good. Rodney had no problem finding a job; it helps to be well liked, a hard worker, and have contacts all over the country! We are living in North Carolina now and will be here for the next several years.
Jodus started school two weeks ago. He is going to year round school and he loves it. I thought it was going to be really hard to see him go (don't get me wrong, I did shed some tears) but he was soooo ready and seemed to feel so comfortable in his classroom that I left feeling really good. He loves school and has this huge heart and wants lots of girlfriends....I feel bad for the girls because I know at that age girls think boys are "icky".

Soooooo....I'm crafting again and I actually have a few posts lined up already!! Nice huh?! Did you all miss me? I'm still trying to find my confidence and mojo but it's slowly coming back to me!
My first card is of course a Bella card! Stamping Bella being my first non-SU! stamp ever!!! I actually made this a set of 5 and am going to try selling them. I'm opening up a little booth at a antique mall in Lumberton and I'm hoping it does well....I guess we shall see soon enough!
If you live in this area you really should check it has EVERYTHING and ANYTHING I promise you!
Carolina Country Peddlers Mall

Image~Stamping Bella
Prima Flowers

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