Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fun out on the town

Well today  was one of those hot days, but staying inside just doesn't cut it when you have kids who are constantly bored, so I decided to take 2 of my kids out and about to do some walking around the town. well around some of the neat places that they haven't seen before, and well of course lots of walking you just don't know what you will run into, and while at one of the hotels, we came upon a habitat where they keep 2 of the 70 something lions. and they had 2 of them out and we took some neat pic's, this one is 2 of the lions sleeping, and it's hard to see that there is a guy right up there with them. just hanging out and about with them as if he is one of them. and the other pic is underneath one of the lions, we took this pic to show how big and to be directly under them. I'm sure glad there was glas in between us. hope you enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Feather Pen

Hello, Here's is another quick project to do in minutes, we all have pens laying around our homes. some have the tops and some don't, well alot of ours have been cracked due to someone standing or stepping on them, or sitting something heavy on the pen, and well alot of these are some pens that have been bought at the 99cent stores. alot of them my kids tke apart and we don't throw away anything if we can re-use or remake it with something else. and this is something we made with my daughters beads and a pack of feathers we had from another project. you will need some hot glue or any plastic/metal glue you can find at michaels or wal-mart.   and ofcourse a pen with the outside taken off, add your beads down the pen section as many as needed, I think we used 10 or 12 beads. have to count for sure. add them on, in any color you like, add alittle glue to every other bead to make sure it stays, once your at the end, add your feathers and sit aside to dry. and this is what you will end up with. Enjoy!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

Well for father's day this is one unusual thing to give to dad. A race! well  my son who just turned 16 decided to make a comment to his father about racing, yes a running  as you can imagine a 16 yr old and a 40 something yr old who use to run in his high school days decides to really take this challenge serious, and on the day of father's day we head out to my son's school, where the family members have gathered requested by my my son's father, not only is there family members, but a few family friends as well, cousins of course me and my son's girlfriend. as you can imagine what is going through these 2 individuals minds, who was going to win this race? well I guess my son knew he was going to win this race hands down, so we all stand and watch as these 2 warm up and well needless to say one warmed up really well and the other kinda warmed up by doing some and when time came these 2 get to their  marks and you hear a family member yell"GO!!! and all I see is my 15 yr old out run his father by what it looks like nothing but big fast steps as dear old dad tries his hardes to run and pass his young 16 yr old son thinking he can run and win, but then you see nothing but a fast fly by 16 yr old and a 40 yr old slow down and the young man(16) out run his we all just laughed. it was funny and this sure will be a good day to remember till the next time they decide to do this again. just another fun exciting off the wall thing to

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Taking a Break

Well as I sit here today in my nice cool home, I decide to take a little break from crafting, as I look around and see tings that need to be put away and all the stuff that has gone unoticed due to my crafting habit, I think"Wow" need to get these put away or get rid of and keep it put up. kids just don't seem to have time to help when it is needed. so I do this when tey are out and about. so will sit here and think of where this goes where that goes and if I really need this or that, I'm not sue how much will get done, but sure needs to be something that gets started on and today!! lol I guess it's being home with the kids and mostly alone at night, when they go to sleep, it's whenI get lonely and bored and need to feel like I'm making something useful as making a craft or starting a project. so will try to keep myself busy and go trough all this unused craft stuff and find new homes for it all. everything down to unused craft buttons. so as I type this I'm already knowing what and where I will get started. in my daughter's room where most of this crafty stuff is. she loves to craft too, so this is going to be something kind of hard to do. maybe I will give her a box to keep some of the craft items she likes and she can craft when she wants. so off I go and get some usefull work done. I will post some of my things as I go through before saying goodbye, and if you see something maybe youwouldlike to have or want, please feel free to email me anytime. it will be put into bags and collected until bag is full and will go out during this weekend. so you have time to check it out and give me a yell if you see anything you just have your heart set on having!!!! hopefully I will get back into crafting once I ave actually made room for other things and new so see you around and watch for the goodies to pop up, once they are gone and spoken for they will be removed and on it's journey. Thanks so much for checking my crafty creations out and I don't mind parting with anything you see on here. just let me know and I can either send it to you if I still have it or remake another one for you.
                                                                                         Have a wonderful Day!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Capri Sun Scrapbook

As you know i have the love for crafting, whenever and wherever I can, and as I sit around this early morning, I'm looking at my box of capri sun pouches that I have collected over the last 2 yes I have that many. I have made many coin holders and bookmarks with these pouches and as I'm looking at them and trying to figure out what else can be used for the things. it hits me and I go nuts, I get my paper,gluestick,tape,scissors crop a dile, and go to town creating a cute memory scrapbook that will definately be the talk of your friends. I did some research and couldn't find anything so I went with this on my own idea and this is what it looks like, I will be embellishing it more and will post the finished product. but for now here it is with 5 pages and 4 small pockets with tags, as you can see them sticking out on the side. you can use the 5 pages front and back if you have more photos to put inside.  I cut my papers to fit the cardstock that I cut down to match the size of the drink pouch and added them into the drink pouch. you will need 2 of the same or different pouches if you like, use your crop a dile to hole punch the ends. I put all my paper inside and punched it all together. add the brads, added the ribbon, will be adding more later, and decorated the small pouches and added some cute tags. I will be embellishig it more, and post it as it comes to it's complete look, but for now to show you all what it looks like, Here is a pic of it and I hope you save those drink pouches and share your pics with me on what yours looks like. Enjoy!!!!
Please do not copy or repost without my permission, please give credit where credit is due. Thank You

Recipe Keeper

I love to work with paper, and if there's a pretty paper pattern out there and I see it, I go ahead and get it, you can never have to many paper, especially if it's a beautiful flower, flying bird, or even a tall light house, I have to have it in my stash. so of course as usual, I go through my papers and see this nice , this is actual wrapping paper that I had left on a roll, and along with some cute purple shell ribbon edging, I had to add it to this book I'm working on, and it was finished last night. I love to make junk journals as well as make small altered books as well, for my daughter, so this is what it is and how it came out. hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know.
Down below are some junk journals I made, a good size for me and the mini one for my daugher. these are just the composition books covered in scrapbook paper, the small one is a small composition book. you can find these at wal-mart or the 99cent store. which is where this one come from.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I join alot of swaps and swap groups, trading creating gifts that are exchanged with one person and you recieve something in return. it's a fun way to make new friends and see all the creative people out there I have been doing these for many years now, my daughter even has done some. she loves to be creative. she too makes ATC's to swap.  I have 3 boys who love to draw and draw very well. so being a MJ fan I had one of my boys draw this for me, he drew it small enough for me to put it on an ATC card. and this is what it looks like, I added the blue trimming around it with some blue stamp ink just using my finger to lightly overtouching the edge and then used gold metalic paint pen to make dots in the corner sections and slide my finger outwards to create the look of lights. and this is how it turned out. This is 1 of 2, the other one was given to a friend whom is close to the Jackson Family. She loved it!!!
Please Do not copy,repost,or link to this. these were made specially for myself and for the my sons teacher who is friend of the Jackson family.Thank You.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Scrapbook Crafting

Well here is another Thursday, except this thursday it's the kids last day of school!!! they are excited of andme? well trying to figure outwhat to plan to keep them busy before they drive me up the wall. lol but to calm mymind and give me somepeace, as usual I sit down and creat another scrapbook,  just one of my paperbag scrapbooks that is, but thistime I got it done and took a picture of it and wanted to share before I sent it off for a swap I'm doing. 
     So this paperbag swap  is made from 3 bags(brown) you can get them in any color, which makes it more fun to be creative, maybe a red,white andblue for 4th of july, orange and blk for  halloween. so many idea's to go with, but this is a simple easy brown paper bag. 3 bags put together, each bag is the opposite of eachother, because of the openings.  this is where you will put your extra goodies, like stickers, tags and more if you like. I used my crop a dile to punch the folded ends of the bag to run my ribbon and some neat funky yarn to make it decorative and cute. each page I used plain cardstock and decorated with stickers, flowers and cute ribbon to embellish it even further.   any paper will do and these are so fast to do and cute.  I enjoyed making this and hope you enjoy it too!