Thursday, September 30, 2010

Purse-onally Giving You Another Purse!

Another Purse!  Surprise surprise!  I just love them!
Do you know I won a few weeks back and I won a
 cool purse template!I know- go figure!  I will be sure 
to post when I get to use it.
This is a template I've used before,but it is so easy
 and quite cute. 

This is for a couple that has been letting us stay
in their home.  We are part of a volunteer program with our religion.
 It involves volunteering our time tohelp on the construction of new
Kingdom Halls, (Our Place of Worship)  My husband and I are part
of the landscape crew.  Our department goes after the construction to
 make it look pretty.  It is very organized and we are part of a certain
region that works on each new project in that region.  So this one is 3
 hours from our home, and this couple,who does not know us, opened
 their home to us last weekend, and again this weekend.  We hit it
off right away. It is amazing how you can feel so comfortable
 with total strangers. We all try to apply the same
 bible principles, so you don't worry.


Close up of flowers

Thank You Charm

Beautiful bling!

Supplies Used: 
Bling Circle: Making Memories
Lace: From my stash
Charms: ? Wedding section at Micheal's
Flowers and Pearls: Recollections
Flower Snaps: I think Making Memories (Had them a while)
Ribbon: Basic Basic

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

The Sisterhood Of Crafters: At least 3 Flowers
Stampavie and More: More than one Fold
Creative Cottage: Bling it on
Secret Crafter: Purple & Silver
Pocket Full of Posies: Lavender & Lace

The Little Engine that Could

Wrong engine, but that's OK!  Since I probably bored you to 
death on the last post, I will keep the words to a minimum.
Had a another practice on coloring with Prisma pencils with
Dorcas.  If she is there guiding me, I do OK.  Still have to
practice.  It feels good to finally post a card!

Close up of bling on headlights

Inside: Congratulations On your Baby Boy!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned  Paper: DCWV
Image: Freebie from Whoopsi Daisy Designs
Jewels: Recollections
Coloring: Prisma Pencils
Buttons: From Dorcas stash
Charms: I think from Making Memories
Ribbon: Offray

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

A Spoonful of Sugar-  Spots & Stripes
Miami Doodles- Boys & Red (missed it!)  Whole reason I made this card!
Crafty Catz- Stitching 
One Stitch at a Time- Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie- Digi, Yellow, & Sparkle- (Bling in the wheels, headlights, & hat)
Sentimental Sundays: Dimension- ( It is there, but hard to see.  The image is on dimensionals)
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Karber- Hobbies and Leisure
Ai Factory Challenge- Buttons & Bows
Wild Orchid Challenge- Ribbon and Bows
Aly's Sunday Challenge- 2 DP and at least 2 buttons

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday- (or Thursday)- The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree

Well this is my desk And I need to tell a long drawn
out story and show a million  pictures to explain where I 
have been for a month. I want you to see my craft space,
because it won't look like this for a very long time! NEAT

My husband and I were supposed to move a few months back
due to a job transfer.  Due to the bad economy and some other
stuff, that is on hold.  When we put the house on the market we
decided to take down my desk that my husband made for me about
 7 years ago.  It has a Corian top and kitchen Cabinets.  He used to
repair Corian so, the cost was minimal.  We would never get that 
deal again, and we knew people would try to convince us to leave
it.  So we took it down, and all my precious supplies went in boxes.
So for 5 months I worked on a card table and out of boxes.
It was like full circle because that is how I started only I had all
of my things on one shelf in a very small linen closet
and one file box.  That is sooooo not the case now.  
If I knew there was a possibility we were not going to move
I don't think I would have been so eager to remove ALL of my 
stuff.  Like I said I had this desk for 7 years.  Supplies were still
limited.  Just coming out with new and exciting things.  My stash 
has definitely multiplied and then some!

When we decided to put the desk back, is when the work began.
For about 3 weeks I have been sorting paper, embellishments and 
stuff that most would classify as junk.  That is in between working 
and all of my other responsibilities.  So that is why I have had no 
cards. We have had this stuff all over our house, so I could not 
with a good conscience play when I had a 
tornado in the house!

Well this brings up my 
"The apple does not fall far from the tree story"
I had a friend that used to tell me that often and I hated it.  Now I
know it is the truth and that is OK!  My great Grandmother was a 
true pack rat through and through.  She saved EVERYTHING!  
There was nothing in her house that got thrown out.  
Newspapers, jars, bread ties, bread bags,and the list goes on. 
Her home was also very dirty and not tidy.
  Well her daughter (My Grandmother) hated it and wanted to be 
different.  She kept a clean house, can throw trash out, 
but collects EVERYTHING!
If it is a collectible she has it!  My Aunt was a bit of all of them.
She had a dirty home, collected everything but was
  obsessively organized!
My mother who had to help both of my Grandmothers move
does not want to be like any of them.  Her house is very clean, 
She does not like collectibles, but she has her things that she likes.  
Hobbies and knick- knacks. Her stuff is very tasteful though. 
 I have prided myself in not being like any of them. 
I am organized, For the most part keep 
a clean house, Don't like collectibles, Don't have too many
 knick- knacks.  Until.... you enter the craft zone!
I am ALL of them!!!  (Except for the dirty part)  I don't throw away
anything!  A very tiny piece of paper, A lost button, A tiny piece of
 ribbon! If you do, there is that one project that you absolutely 
need it for. Like my Great Grandmother, I know I have each and 
every piece of this trash!  And I know it if it is gone!  My husband 
wanted to use a 4" piece of cream paper.  The Nerve of people!
When I said I needed it, he looked at me like I had two
heads! "This?"  It was glittered card stock!

I am my Aunt with being obsessively 
organized.  There is nothing more satisfying than than seeing 
everything neatly stacked and color coded and labeled!  
If life is crazy goto your craft space and see everything all lined up. 
 Ahhhh life is good again! 
 I am my Grandmother because I collect everything!
K&Co. & Martha Stewart target saps like me because 
I have to  have it all!  If it matches and goes together, bring it on!
I am like my Mom in that I can't pass up a good deal.  And
I have  a few more things than I care to admit!
So the apple does not fall from the tree. 
 I definitely have an illness when it comes to this craft. 
 I get almost as much if not more
joy of having my stuff, than actually using it.  
I know it is an illness!
 Most of you reading this can relate in some way! 
So I get great comfort in the fact that 
even though I am sick, so are you!  
Mom, sorry I brought the family into this.  If I 
am being exposed had to bring you all down with me!
I am blaming all of this on Grandma Sheeley!  She started 
this madness that has been passed on for 3 more
generations!  I probably just took it to a whole
new level!  At least the madness stops with me!

Well I probably have missed the deadline with WOYWW, but 
thought you should see what has been keeping me so busy! 
 Now for the fun part
Enjoy all the pics.  It is nice and neat now, but may not stay that way.
I have lots of work to do since it has been sooooo long.
I will post a card tomorrow!

This has a lot of fun goodies in it! Flowers, glitter, punches

Another small unit with tags and punch outs.  
I covered both of them with pretty paper to
 girl them up a bit.

 This was a gift from a friend.  "When I saw this I thought of 
you!"  I think because it is purple!  Yeah that's it!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

My Paper.  The Small stuff is inside the 
cabinet and the 12x12 is out in the open.  
This was made before they sold paper racks.

 Stamps, Ink, Embossing Powder

Circle & Oval templates along with Nestabilities
Got Idea from Dorcas

 My Cricut and Cuttlebug!
Finally have Cricut so I can use it
where it is and not have to put it in the closet.

Some of my punches!
My mother in law gave me this spice rack
and it is perfect for the punches.  Wish I had room
for another one.

Martha Stewart Punches.  No room for new ones!
Whatever shall I do?  Buy more of course!

Stickers and flat embellishments.  
Used to have all of them here and the thick 
ones bunch up.  Still
have to label them 
Decorative scissors.  Don't use them 
much anymore, but can't get rid of them!
Idea from Debbie

This hold my pictures for scrapbooking
and all of my thicker embellishments.

This is my favorite Spot!  Feeds my sickness
Holds all my ribbons, flowers, buttons,
eyelets, brads, ect.  Isn't it pretty?

My stash of paper packs on the floor
under desk

Hope I did not bore you with my family history
and all the pictures.  This is my favorite
 spot in the house. So I thought I would share!


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