Friday, July 11, 2014

Stampin Sponges Organization

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Small Victories Matter When It Comes To Organizing!
Maybe today's post won't have you jumping up and down for joy like I was when I put all these little sponges into this plastic organizer...but I gotta tell you that this little box absolutely makes me smile!  These little sponges have a mind of their own and they have been known to find their way into all kinds of secret hiding places...or a drawer where they are all thrown together like one big pool party!  So now they have found a cozy little home.  A place to call their own.  A place where I can easily find them, use them, and put them away.  Yes, the small victories matter when it comes to organizing!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Tea Tray by Buffy Cooper

What a perfect way to enjoy the Summer weather!  This Summer Tea Tray by Buffy Cooper would make a lovely summer tea tray for your front porch.  You can easily switch the designer series paper and stamped images in the tray for a fresh look for any season, and the coasters are so simple to make, you’ll want a set for every occasion.  Complete the ensemble with a darling Simply Pressed clay box for candy, sugar or flowers.
Get the full step-by-step instructions for this Summertime set by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of July!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Rolled Magazine Pages

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Elevate The Detritus Of Your Life
Junk mail. Realtor magazines.  Phone books.  It seems there is an endless cycle of print, deliver, recycle, repeat.  I decided to interrupt the cycle in an attempt to elevate some of the detritus of my life.  I created a small wall sculpture using the pages from a junk mail magazine from a real estate company.  I believe I succeeded in elevating the detritus.  I also believe I succeeded in straining every muscle in my hands!  Time to recuperate!  Next time I'll work with newsprint (thinner and easier to roll!) :)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Wetlands One Stamp Birthday Card and Prayer Request

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Put A Stamp On It!
I needed a quick and easy birthday card and this qualified!!!!  My friend Doris gave me a wonderful collection of beautiful papers (thank you soooo much Doris) and I went into the stash and found this wonderful paper with a leaf motif.  I cut the paper down and folded it in half and just added the birthday sentiment from the Wetlands stamp set.  One simple stamp is all it took (plus a piece of card stock adhered on the inside for writing).  Sometimes all it takes is one simple stamp and you're done!
I originally created/wrote this post about a week ago.  I am very sad to say that my beautiful friend Doris had to say goodbye to her precious poodle Teesha over the weekend :(  Teesha was so very young and was overcome by a very aggressive disease.  Please place Doris and her family in your prayers.  They need your strength.  This is a picture of a visit I recently had with Doris' beautiful fur-kids.  Teesha is the beautiful girl in white in the center and the other gorgeous guys are Toby and Tucker.  Thank you for your prayers.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Sea Street Nautical Party Ensemble by Carol Lovenstein

Ahoy!  Have a look at this Sea Street Nautical Party Ensemble by Carol Lovenstein.  This Nautical Party Ensemble is perfect for a boy's birthday, 4th of July party or Summer BBQ party.  It starts with an invitation to the party.  Next is an adorable sail boat favor, cupcake topper and garland to add extra sparkle!  Then a thank you card to tell everyone you enjoyed their company and cannot wait to see them again.  Finally, for that special birthday someone, there is a triple easel birthday card.
Get all the step-by-step instructions for this great ensemble by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of July!