Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is for Karianne's son over at would hate for him to go without a Q in his life! LOL Wishing you all a most excellent day fill of your Quota of Q's today!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pinterest inspired DIY

I just had to take part in this event!
I got very inspired by Pinterest pins and made two DIY projects and then another that was not on Pinterest just running around in my head! LOL

First up we have the canning jar lamp pinned on my lighting board mason jar light and here is the version that my DH and I made this past weekend.  We had so much fun doing this together.
Next is the "art" here is the link to the pin art and here is what I came up with. Multiple canvases in a dark red to blend in with the red bedroom curtains. So fun. I did get a bit of bleeding on the lines I am sure that it was because I needed two coats of paint so I left the tape on and didn't take it off immediately after painting. What is great is I had the canvas on hand and the paint was a "Martha Stewart" sample from Home Depot which was less that $3.00. I love it and if there is an earthquake no worries about getting cut up from breaking glass!
 This next item is one of those crazy ideas I had late at night. I have a daughter that has to have it completely dark to the point she flipps the alarm clock over so the light doesn't disturb her!  I also have a nifty gadget that holds my phone @ night and was thinking oh if I made a "Nighty Nite Cap" for the phone the light wouldn't bother me when messages, e-mails or calls might be coming in at night.  Phone without cap.
 Phone adorned with its new "Nighty Nite Cap"!  What can I say.....I am a woman that is so fortunate that I get to stay at home and dream up wild ideas!
Here are the links to the women that started this fun event
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a most excellent day and may your mojo flow freely!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

WOW! Life has changed!

Just stopped by the 'ol blog today and didn't realize that I had basically neglected it for almost two years.... I knew it had been a while but two years????  Life has taken many changes during that time. Now living where life is easier on us and loving it....I have a DIY project that I so need to post ...quilts that need to be pieced. Not sure where this blog will go from would be nice if I were to become committed and posted about life to it so my friends could keep up with me.  My newest love seems to be Pinterest these days and  DIY projects.....which road to life marches on....

Friday, January 29, 2010

Moving Right Along....

Here is a picture of my computer desk. See that pile of receipts and other random papers well that is often an issue on my desk.  I'm working on a project to at least organize it! When it is complete I'll post a picture so you can see how it works out.  Have an excellent evening everyone!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Storage .....and the truth as I see it!

OK so my truth is I am an "Artsy Fartsy Woman" as my son in law so loves to call me. Please understand he's the brains, and I know he loves me! I have a fair amount of storage items.....some I use daily all the time others not so much! So I've decided to take you on a truthful tour of my studio today and over the next week or so......can we all say "I'm feeling vulnerable!" I also feel that if I bring you the truth maybe it will encourage me to move on and do some cleaning, organizing, how long do you think that will last? The other thing that might happen is that I will make you all laugh and that is one of my major goals in life is to bring laughter to the world....ready??
I Share this space with my hubs....he gave me the side with the large closet....Thanks Honey! This is what you see when you step inside the door. It includes a tall desk that I got at a bargain price from Pier 1. It had a damaged corner and it was marked down several hundred dollars...I love to save money! That damage corner doesn't bother me at all. I have the desk top covered with a complete piece of glass it is so much easier to work on and it cleans up like a dream.Behind that tall desk is my computer desk.

This is the other side of the room! Those cubes by Jet Max are wonderful they hold a lot of product and I got them at Michael's only with 40 or 50% off coupons one at a time!

The truth I need to empty everyone out and re-organize them all and label the drawers. On the top of them you will see my Carl cutter which I love and my Scor-It love that too

Humm maybe this will go in a direction that I will clean a section at a time and let you see it again when it is done. In case your wondering I do know where most everything is unless of course I have help and someone has moved something! LOL

Here is the top of my desk more Jet Max products for organization yes all three of them rotate so it is easy to access all items. Love them

This is the easily accessible end of my desk it stores my Cuttlebug, embossing folders, nestabilites in the books that I made for them. Extra plates for my Cuttlebug and idea books on the bottom two shelves.

This is a box that I purchased after Halloween for some ridiculous amount of money....maybe $0.33 from Christmas Tree Shop, I then altered it and use them to store my 6x6 papers and my spray and stamp cleaner.

See how wonderfully those Memory Box 6x6 papers fit in that box!

This little set up I use every day that I create. My wonderful hubs screwed different size PVC pipe fittings onto my desk to hold my heat tool, Scotch ATG 714 tape gun and my flour sack towels and Method cleaner to clean my desk. those items are always within reach and probably will be there for as long as I create. Well that is it for today enjoy! Until next time when I share more of my stuff!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


a card needs to be put out of its misery and this is one of them.....I posted it for Lisa over at Poppy Paperie
I'm not overly thrilled with this creation....but I had it in my head that I could be first ....LOL at posting on her site this morning......Oh what a silly woman I am....On to the details.....PTI Kraft Paper, Text Style In Bloom, PTI buttons, Martha & Hero Arts gems, PTI Ribbon & Buttons...PTI Fall Elegance Stamps.....
So with that lesson learned, don't rush take your time and do it so your happy with your creation....Well I tore this card apart 3 times and still wasn't happy it landed in the circular file...yeah the trash it stunk and I hated it...Oh, wait isn't there something called resurrection???
I dug the card base out of the trash and I attached a card front that I had started on my desk finished it up....The other thing I knew but was in denial about...I'm not a girly frills, for me that is just who I am and at this stage of my life I'm OK with that and the truth is it isn't going to change any time soon! Here it is the final project with out what Lisa was looking for but I'm happy with it and after a short show and tell it will be sent to a friend in Florida...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Productive Day!

I will go and take pictures of all the cards I got finished today.....I also did some quilting too....hopefully I can finish the top tomorrow. Also made a monogram for my sister to use on her bag that she made when we were together last week.....I have found a new to me stamp company that I love Memory Box I just love the clean uncluttered lines of their stamps and with a bit of persuation the boss ordered a boat load of them in! Ok so i know your thinking where the heck are the cards????Please camera is having issues....called I need to order a battery!