First and foremost, I am NOT a writer! (As you will see! lol) My passion lies in crafting. I love trying all kinds of crafts-some I'm good at-others not so much!
I love the smell of new scrapbooking paper!
While most of the things I create involve paper, occasionally I try new mediums. I'll try about anything once-if I like it, I will do more-if not-I'm done!
I've been working on my blog for two days now. Nothing seems to be working! Anyone else having problems? I can't get it change fonts, colors-anything! I'm sure it's something I'm doing or not doing. Hoping to figure it out soon.
This week's challenge with +LaDenna Lawrence involved crayons and a canvas.
I did my first one by melting crayons all over it. Ugh! Did not like the way it turned out. Maybe all the wrong colors and they run together too much. LaDenna's turned out beautiful. I will post hers also.
This is my second attempt. I did the coffee cup with blue, white and brown crayons. I let the crayon run/drip for the coffee. I do like the way it turned out-I haven't yet seen one like it. I am a HUGE coffee fan so this will be mine! : )
There are a couple of things I'd do differently if I got a do-over. Main thing- I wouldn't fill the cup ALL the way up!
These are LaDenna's. I LOVE the colors she chose!
She said she also painted a base of black which made the colors look more vibrant.
It was LaDenna's choice for the new challenge. She comes up with some good ones! I'm always scared until I actually see the items we have to use. This week- I am clueless. I have an idea and have been researching but haven't found much yet. Guess I will just have to wing it!
Anyone have any ideas? I would love to hear them! lol (Sorry LaDenna but I'm really kinda lost here! lol) The new challenge results will be posted next Wednesday on my page-
I woke up this morning thinking about blogging-yes, I really did! lol The thought came to mind that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Great! You mean I can blog for 21 days straight and it will become a habit?! I could do this! But! I started doing some research on the 21-day theory. And it got shot down! lol A habit becomes a habit when it becomes a habit. Oh well, I had good intentions! lol
I finished a few of the mini domino pendants I've been working on. I LOVE doing these! I friend of mine, +LaDenna Lawrence found these mini dominoes and gave me a package of them. I have only worked with the regular sized ones up until now. But I'm hooked on these minis! Now if I can only find the tiny bails to go on all of them. Yes, I went overboard-I altered every one in the package!
I Mod Podged my chosen paper image on and sealed it. I put glitter, bling, charms etc... on them and sealed them again. I put an ultra shiny topcoat on some of them.
I love the way this one turned out! The flower is from an old bracelet I had.
Spring is still hiding from us here in Oklahoma! I am patiently waiting, but my grandkids-not so much! They are ready to swim! I had my granddaughter, Lilly, who is 3 and my great grandson, Carson, who is 2 for a couple of days. So much fun and so tiring! Wouldn't trade the time for anything though!
Here are the little MacMonters:
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I'm a newbie at blogging and have a lot to learn! Please join me if you so wish and have a look at my crafts by checking out my older posts!
What a busy week I have going on (which makes for a lot of cleaning of the craft room! )
I'm still working on the mini domino pendants. They should be ready to post in a couple of days.
I posted my completed challenge projects on my FB page (PJs Treasures). I will also share the pics here. These were all fun projects to make. The first is a wreath we made side by side when I visited +LaDenna Lawrence last month. They turned out beautiful!
We used a straw wreath and wire floral pins to attach the different colors of mesh. The eggs were cut with a Cricut and blinged up. Mine is now hanging on my front door.
One of our monthly challenges is to make greeting cards for the upcoming holiday. We did St. Pat's Day the 1st of the month and Easter this week. I kept mine simple since I had so much going on. I send mine to my children and grandchildren. I always include little surprises.
We also had two frames to decorate. I chose to make sun catchers to hang in a window. I love the flag one. However, as you can see in the pics, the glue has not completely cured. I sold a flag one as soon as I posted it! That's very exciting to me! A fellow artisan purchased it to put in her craft studio which is Americana decor.
This one I just did on a whim. I I used the materials I had on hand.
I am also finishing up some ATC cards I'm doing for a swap. The theme? COFFEE! Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE my coffee! Lol I will post them when I'm finished.
So there you have a run down on my crafting activities this week. The time has flown by but as "they" say-"Time flies when you're having fun". And I have thoroughly enjoyed time spent in my "happy place".
I invite and welcome your comments! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!
It's been a while since I've posted. I'm learning that it takes a lot of self discipline to blog-on a regular basis . I would like to be one of those who blogs daily. But alas, I am not! Maybe someday in the future when I learn to manage my time better. I used to think I was fairly good at time management until I started noticing how much some of you get done. Many of you have jobs, children and homes you have to take care of. HOW do you find time to create? I don't know how some of you create as many things as you do on a daily basis. I envy your knowledge of how to organize it all!
I have yet to post last week's challenge with the Crafty Diva. The challenge was to use a small box-decorate it-and make a mini album to go in it.
This is a mac & cheese box that I covered with paper. I love this paper!
It looks like it's been painted with crackle paint.
Inside cover and album.
I decorated the front cover with flowers, feathers and butterflies.that I embossed.
For the album, I used chipboard for the front and back covers and chipboard coasters for the pages.
I made this album to put my grand and great grandkids' pics in. I still want to add the
following to the blank page- "What happens at MiMi's stays at MiMi's!".
This one was a lot of fun to make! I've received a lot of compliments on it.
I went to +LaDenna Lawrence 's last weekend and we worked on a couple of projects. I will be posting those and our card and frame challenges next week.
I hope to learn to start managing my time better. IF I succeed, I will be posting again soon!!
Good morning! I spend yesterday with my great
grandson, Carson. He's such a little sweetheart. I always have the best
time with him-he keeps me laughing!
Is he cute or what?!!
decided to post some previous challenges that I've done with my
friend-LaDenna of Crafty Diva. It will show you a little more of what
we do. I tried and tried to put a slideshow in here +Allan Nelson ; but haven't figured it out yet!
items used in these challenges were old vinyl records, old candy boxes,
tin cans, old cake pans, and corks. I have to say the MOST challenging
of all these was the tin man! LaDenna and I did this one as a side by
side challenge when I went to visit last month. I will be going again
next weekend-no telling what we will come up with! :) So keep coming