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Monday, December 10, 2012

My Thrift Store Wreath

Hope your week has started off nice. I am off from the office today, but work at the shop. I love working at the craft store during December. So many wonderful Chrismtas items to look at!

I'll have to share some photos with you soon. We've got some wonderful hand made items.

Today I'm sharing a wreath I made this past weekend, and most of my items used were from the thrift store.

 
I got the wreath for $1.00, the Noel Star still had the original price on it of $6.00 but I got it for $2. The red ribbon was 50 cents. The striped ribbon was brand new from Hobby Lobby.
 
I did add some lights that I already had, and made this:
 
 
Not too bad for under $5.00. And yes, I did clean off the wall after I took the photo. Ooops! LOL
 
Have a wonderful Monday!!
 
 

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Time to Start Being Good!

Wow! December is upon us for sure! Everywhere I look it's beginning to look like Christmas!

I thought this card was perfect to help kick off the Holiday season!!
Image and Sentiment are both from Paulette at Create with TLC
Card Blank and Envy: WalMart (Studio G), Image and Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper, Scraps, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Brads and Stickles-The Paper Studio
 
Have a wonderful Sunday!
 
 

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jingle Bells--Sweet Treats!

Wow!!! It's almost been a month since I last posted! Yes..I have been so busy with work and life in general. But today is my day off from the office so I decided to craft and clean!!!

I make these every year, and every year they are a hit!!

Made these this morning! Great for co-workers, bus drivers, crossing guards, friends,etc. Go ahead..spread the cheer!!!

Start with a couple of bags of these...Try not to eat too many! They are SO good!
Grab some supplies. Print out is from Beth Proud Foot's blog:
 
 
And here they are,all packaged and ready to go!
 
 
 
Have a great Wednesday!! It's a beautiful day out,maybe I'll go paint something!
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Oranges--A New Movie!

There's a new movie coming out..I read about it on Brassy Apples blog.
It's called Christmas Oranges.
This movie trailer touched my heart and brought back some wonderful memories of my late grandmother Lupe. Every Christmas she would give all the grandchildren a bag with an apple, and orange, some pecans, and some candy pieces. It was a special treat that we looked forward to.
I cannot wait for the release of this movie. What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!

Have a great Tuesday!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Yum! Eyeballs in a Jar!

 Yep, it is almost time for that ghoulish holiday! When I saw Melissa's image of
a Jar of Eyeballs, I knew it would be perfect for my altered Frap bottle filled with eye ball gumballs!!!


To make this..I spray painted the lid of a Starbucks Frap bottle...I love these cold drinks!
I filled it w/ my gumballs and added this super cute tag made with a Meljen's Designs tag.



Hurry on over to the shop...you don't want to miss Melissa's 20% off sale:

20% Off the Entire Shop through Oct. 31st

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Challenge #133-Tear it UP!!!

WooHoo! I feel like it's been FOREVER since I've blogged. Wait a minute...it HAS!!! LOL
I've been swamped with work and home renovations...but I'm so thrilled to be back!

Here is today's NEW challenge from Meljen's Designs, the theme this week  is Tear It Up...Distress it!!!
I used one of Melissa's wonderful fall images called Pumpkin Crow:


Card Details: Digi Image-Pumpkin Crow, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Card Blank-Studio G, Ribbon-Etsy.

Also...Melissa is having a sale in her shop...so hurry on over and get your favorites!!!

20% Off the Entire Shop through Oct. 31st

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Spooky Cute Treat!!

Made these lastnight with some new realeases from Meljen's Designs. I'm having trouble with my link so please check back. Or..better yet, check out yesterday's post for the link!



Project details: Jars--Starbucks Frap bottles, Digi Images-Meljen's Designs, Ribbon-WalMart,
Tags--Used my Cuttlebug and dies to cut circles and scalloped circles.

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Meljen's NEW Releases!!

Good Friday to you! Today is a very special day!!!
It's time for some spooky cute releases from Meljen's Designs. I just wish I had some time to "play" with these images. I'm hoping this weekend I can color some up. I've got some cute Halloween Treats I want to add these images to. I promise to share those soon.

These guys are sooo, stinkin' cute. I'm so excited to show them to you!!!



And OMG..look at "Nermin the Fox"!!!


Want some for yourself? Hop on over to Meljen's Designs blog for some wonderful inspiration.
and to purchase these..click HERE, then you can get to creating some spooky cute creations for yourself! :)
Have a blessed Friday~~~
audrey

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

It's OUR Birthday!!

Hi there! Super quick post...just wanted to shout out that today is MY birthday AND my son's birthday!!! Isn't that THE greatest gift of all time?! I got a son for my birthday 21 years ago!!!!

This is not the greatest picture of us...it was pouring rain the evening we took this..so my hair is super curly..but I didn't care..I was sharing the evening with my kids and that's all that mattered!
Happy Birthday JOSH!! My Longhorn! I love you and wish you an awesome day!
And look how cool...we were both wearing the same color that night! :)



And I got these from my awesome husband today! Aren't they just beautiful! They look so pretty sitting on my desk and smell so wonderful!


Hope you have had as good a day as I have had! Be blessed!!!!

audrey

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Just Because...Meljen's NEW Challenge

Good Thursday!! You know how sometimes you just want to let someone know you're thinking about them? You may not be able to call them to check on them, or drop by to see how they are doing? But you want to just say "Hello" or "I'm thinking of you"...so here's a card just for that occassion!

Meljen's Designs--NEW Challenge #129--Just Because is going on right now. I hope you will be able to go on over to our fun, challenge blog and play along for yourself!


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Michael's $1 Stamps, All Papers--Scraps. (My Mind's Eye). Bling-Recollections

I do have to apologize for my dark card photos lately. We've been renovating our home for the past few weeks so my stuff is everywhere! My supplies are mostly boxed up.
PLUS..I've been working full time..so I leave early in the morning and return in the evening..so I miss the bright sunshine!

Thanks for visiting~~
Have a blessed Thursday!!!

audrey

Linking this to:
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #93

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Playing in Fall Leaves!

Woah!! I'm a roll!! Posting 3 days in a row! Call it "planning ahead"!! (wink!!) My theme all week has been "fall" cards...and today I'm sticking with that and sharing another card using an image by Torico.


Card Details: Digi Image: Torico, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Wrinkle Ribbon: Etsy, Misc: Button, Card Blank: Studio G

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a NEW challenge from Meljen's Designs! You don't want to miss this one! It's a fun challenge and like always, you have a chance at winning a free image!

Linking to:


Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Little Witchy Girl!

Hi there!!! Hope your Tuesday is going well! Like I said, I love fall!!! And with Fall comes the fun holiday of Halloween! I have to admit, we don't celebrate Halloween much...my kids are all grown up, but I do love the Halloween colors and flavors...like candy!!! LOL

and..I do love this image of "Hazel" by Wee Stamps.

Card Details: Digi Image-Wee Stamps, Patterned Paper (scraps) and Brads-The Paper Studio, Border Punch-Spider Web-Martha Stewart, Card Blank and Stickles-Studio G

Linking to:
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed Tuesday!




audrey


Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall is Here!!

Good morning! I LOVE Fall! Being that I am in Texas it may not feel like "fall" for a few more weeks...but surely we won't have 100+ temps! LOL

I am up early to post a card...yep, I SO miss this part of my life! You see, I told my hubby that after the last one "left the nest" for college, I'd go back to work. And so I did. I LOVE my new job, but at times miss being home to craft and BLOG!!!

I worked on a few cards last week on one of my days off.......here it is:

Card Details: Digi Image: Torico, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Wrinkle Ribbon: Etsy, Misc: Button, Card Blank: Studio G

Linking this to; 

Love to Create Challenge-#34-Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting..have a great Monday!
audrey

Friday, September 14, 2012

Too Cute to Spook!



Wow! I am finally getting some time to myself! These past 2 weeks have been crazy! My hubby decided he wanted to remodel a big area of your home. We started by clearing 3 rooms..we are pulling out linoleum and having wood floors out in..then he decided he wanted to open up a wall! My house is a mess, plus..my desktop is in the back bedroom unplugged and scattered...SO, I'm gonna try to do this with my IPad! Enough chatter....there's a new challenge going on over at Meljens Designs.

The theme this week is SCRAP IT! 

Card Details: Digi Image: Meljen's Designs, Sentiment: Microsoft word, Patterned Paper Scraps: The Paper Studio, Twine, Stickles and Card Blank: Studio G, Misc. buttons


Use those paper scraps! 


I used Melissa's cute little ghosts and lots of paper scraps from The Paper Studio. 

Well, so far so good....I THINK I just blogged with my IPad! Amazing! Well, for me that is! Lol

Have a blessed weekend! 

Friday, September 07, 2012

Baby Gifts

Happy Friday! I so wish I could be back into a "routine". But I have started a new job and after being home for 6 years...well, let's just say I'm still trying to find a way to fit all my crafting in.

This past weekend I worked on some quick, but cute baby gifts. I thought I would share those with you today......

My daughter is and Aggie so I just HAD to make this one!
 
 
 
 
 
I also made some cute Pooh baby bibs~~
 
 
Okay....gotta run! Have a Blessed Friday!!
 
 
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Meljen's Challenge!

Sooooo, today is Thursday. I am supposed to have a new card for you to go with our new challenge at
Meljen's Designs, but I don't. I started a full time job last week a day after my "baby" left the nest for college. It has thrown me for a loop...but a good loop!!! I promise to play along with you if you promise to play along in this week's challenge. Deal? Deal!!! LOL The theme this week is very easy...
Anything Goes!!!!

I will try to get my card posted ASAP!!!!!

Thank you......have a blessed Thursday!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Prayers for Cindy

Good Sunday to you. Today I'm asking my readers for a favor. Please pray for Cindy, she has been struck by that awful thing we call cancer. I don't personally know Cindy, but I do know God and I know HE can make miracles. I also believe in the Power of Prayer. So this is why I am sharing this with you!
You can read her story here:

Prayers for Cindy


Cindy is in critical condition. It's hour by hour. Please share and pray for her. via Funky Junk Interiors

Thank you. Have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

She's leaving for college!

Well, just 2 more days before I drop our "baby" off at college! It's a bitter sweet moment for me! I am so sad about not having her home. No more friday night football (I loved watching her cheer), sharing nail polish, watching her bake. But I am excited about the new chapter in her life as a Texas Aggie!

We went shopping yesterday for those "college neccesseties", on the list was bath towels. She bought 4 bath towels in cute, bright colors. I suggested we personalize them in some way just in case any of her room mates bought the same colors.

Here's what we did. She found a "K" font that she liked and printed out in a pretty big size. Not sure what size she used, but you get the idea.
Then we ironed on some Heat Bond Lite to some fabric scraps she chose to go with her towels.

We ironed the "K" onto the towels and then I machine stitched them on to make the washable.

Pretty cute, huh?

Sorry about the "off" colors..my photos aren't as good as they should be. The pinkish towel is actually a pretty fuschia and the blue is a torquoise.

I was thinking as I was stitching these on...when she was going into PreK I would write her name on everything! And now, as she enters college, I'm still personalizing her stuff! LOL

These were fun and I'm sure she will enjoy using them and remembering the day we put them together!

I'm gonna miss you my Lil' Aggie, but I'm so proud of you and the adventures that lie ahead of you!

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful Saturday!



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fluttering by to say Hello!

Happy Thursday to you! This summer has been so hot! Our average hi is 102, so how do I spend my days? Inside. I thank God for air conditioning! Without it, I'd be miserable!
I've got a new Meljen's Designs challenge for you! #123 is all about Ribbon! We want to see Ribbon on your project!


Digi Image---Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper (scraps) The Paper Studio, Blank Cards-Studio G, Misc-Chalks and Stickles

I hope you will get to play along with our "Tie a Ribbon" challenge. This one was lots of fun because I LOVE ribbon!!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy 21st Bday!

Good Monday to you! Hope your weekend was a wonderful one!
Today I'm sharing my 1st Saturated Canary card. I just love these images and couldn't wait to color one up!!!
Today my son's girlfriend is celebrating her 21st Bday, so I wanted to make her an extra special card!
Oh to be that young again!

Digi Image: Saturated Canary, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Papers: The Paper Studio,
21 Bling-The Paper Studio, Stickles-Studio G, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc-Ribbon
Linking to these challenges:
Also...there is a great giveaway going on at

 
 Stop by for a chance to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick Teacher's Gifts

Really these could be a quick gift for anyone! I kept one for myself! Hope your Friday is going well. I have spent most of my day cleaning, but every once in a while I get the urge to do some crafting.

Sometimes I need some "instant gratification"....this project was perfect for that!

I found this pack of notepads at WalMart. It had 4 for just under a dollar. The box of golf pencils were found at Goodwill ($2 for about 150), and I had the ponytail ties ($1).
I also went thru my stash of scrapbooking stuff and just grabbed some embellishments.
And this is what I made:


I used XL brads, chipboard, felt flowers, etc.

Linking this to:
Okay...now back to house cleaning!! Have a wonderful weekend!





Monday, August 06, 2012

Fun Finds at Goodwill!

Happy Monday to all of you! I had a super fun weekend in Austin. I had a wonderful time visiting my college son, sight seeing, eating good food...and shopping at a wonderful Goodwill!!

I have recently gotten interested in Smash books...I haven't started one yet...but I am collecting goodies so when I do start! LOL

I have seen the new Martha Stewart binders from Staples, but I live an hour from the nearest one and haven't gotten in there, so I was thrilled to find this one at Goodwill, brand new for $3.

A swinger stapler w/ staples (.99), works great!
A box of 144 golf pencils (1.99), for cute little notebooks!
A new RingDex  w/ over 100 index cards (.99) for a cute mini Smash book!
A new 8.5x5 binder ($3) great for a day planner!
A "I love My Dog" pocket scrapbook (.99)!
And look at these beauties!!!

a beautiful glass jar for storage (1.99)
and a Vera Bradley business card holder (.99)

I knew nothing about the little grater until I googled it! Wow!!! What a bargain! These retail for about $30! And I found a Vera Bradley wallet like this one on Ebay for $16. So I think I got some pretty good deals!!!

I found many more items, but these were the "buys" that excited me!!! LOL

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Monday!



Thursday, August 02, 2012

Happy Birthday!

and Happy Thursday to you! Today is THE day for a new challenge at Meljen's Designs, the theme for Challenge #121 is Happy Birthday!!!


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Papers-The Paper Studio, Border Punch-Martha Stewat, Stickles-Studio G, Misc.-Glitter Button and white twine (WalMart)

I hope you will get to play along with us this week! I prefer to be inside making cards rather then be outside in our sweltering, Texas heat!!!!


Linking this to:
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #85


Have a great day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Denim Bag and Quilt Scraps

This is what I had to work with today:

A larger denim tote bag that was given to me about 2 years ago! And a quilt that has been much loved and cut into...my Mom found this at a thrift store for $2.

After thinking for a few minutes..and drinking a glass of sweet tea..
I decided to make this!


For my owl pattern, I simply drew out an owl figure onto some old newspaper. I then pinned it onto my quilt piece and cut it out.
 For the eyes, I used some plain cotton fabric and cut the circles using my Spellbinders dies and my Cuttlebug.  The triangle nose was cut free hand.

Pretty simple deal. And took less than an hour to put together. My kind of craft!

Linking this to:

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It all started with a ruffled skirt...

When I first saw this little girl's ruffled skirt at the thrift shop, I just KNEW I had to have it! I loved all the pretty ruffles and the color combo: gray and yellow!! And for $2, it was a steal! This skirt was about a size 10 in little girls. The only label on it said "65"
 But, I wasn't sure what I would do with it..til' one day it hit me!
Please forgive the blurry picture...I took it a few months ago with my cellphone.

I found this cute fat quarter at WalMart and it matched really well. A bargain for 75 cents! I found these purse straps many moons ago on clearance for $1 but can't remember where. 
So maybe a ruffled purse, right?  That would be cute........
But instead, I made my sister a Ruffled Apron! I had been stalking her Pinterest trying to decide what to give her for her birthday. She had pinned a cute ruffled apron. So here is my version:
FRONT OF APRON:

First I cut the elastic band off of the skirt. I then opened up the skirt by cutting up one of the seams.
 I measured how wide the skirt should be by wrapping it around me. (very technical, I know) Trimmed off the excess.  I then turned the sides of the skirt in a bit and stitched the raw edges. With the polka dotted fabric, I made a band and stitched that on.

BACK OF APRON:
I loved the fact that skirt, (now apron) had a thin, white lining fabric. It just finished off the apron so well. I was really pleased with my "repurposing project" and hope my sister was just as pleased with her "new" apron!

Linking this to:
                                                               Take a Look Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Thinking of You

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was super busy...I'm so happy to be able to slow down today.
As you know, every Monday I share a new challenge with you from Craft Your Passion Challenges. Today I'm sharing Challenge #120. The theme is Black & White PLUS one other color! I chose to use my favorite color........PINK!


Card Details: Digi image- Delicious Doodles, Sentiment-Microsoft Work, Glittery Black Cardstock-Doodlebug Designs, Cardstock-Bazzill, Rhinestones-The Paper Studio


Thanks for stopping by today!!! Have a wonderful Monday!