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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

New home update

We moved into our new home about a month ago and we finally feel like we are home.  I bet we unboxed one hundred boxes!  It sure felt that way.  We moved from a fairly large home to a much smaller one!  I can see a yard sale in our future!
I wanted to show you an update to my craft room.  My sisters came over and help me set up the room.  It was really a challenge since I had a much larger room in our previous home.  But I do love how it turned out!  

We  had an electrician come and install lights right over my desk!  What a difference!  I can really see the project that I am working on now!  Just love it!  I still use a peg board to store my Spellbinder dies. 

We kept many of the same storage furniture that I had before.  These cabinets still work for my Sizzix machine and score board.  I also have a heavy duty cutter for chipboard that works here too.  My Stampin Up stamps and dies fit on the shelves too!

Years ago, my hubby, made these cubbies for storage for my paper.  They fit beautifully in the space!  I did have to buy some storage racks that hang over the doors.  The one above hold my ribbons!  

The table above was in my old craft room - but now I use it for my Cricut machine and my laptop.  It is very convenient and that space has a lot of natural sunlight from the window!

Here is the other over the door storage rack I bought.  It holds my punches.  Who knew how many
punches I had!  Those suckers are heavy too-I am thankful that this rack can handle it!

Here is another shot of my paper storage area.  The drawers above the cubbies hold scraps of paper by color.  I hate throwing away any piece of paper I may be able to use!

Here is another shot of my desktop.  I purchased an organizer for my Tim Holtz inks.  I also bought Tim Holtz glass mat.  I love using that when I stamp or water color.  It makes for a much faster clean up!

These shelves were in my old craft room too!  I keep my dies ( that don't have stamps that go with them) on magnetic sheets from Stamp N Storage.  I keep them files in clear acrylic bins that are organized according to their use, ex.  Holidays, Flowers and/or nautical dies, etc.  

One more look at my desktop.  I  have been working on making Slim Line Cards.  My new favorite thing.  Also, Rochelle showed us how to  make the cute bouquet of flowers with the vase at our last craft day at her house!

Sorry, for the long post but I thought I would show you my craft room!  I am really feeling motivated to work in this lovely space!

We will be headed to Florida in the next couple of weeks. I will keep you updated!  I can't believe how fast the summer went!  Halloween is almost here.  I wish you all a safe and fun Halloween!


Monday, September 28, 2020

New Home

I am sorry I haven't posted before now but my husband and I have been busy moving into our new home in Lisbon Falls!  Last year we sold our big home and downsized so we could purchase a small home in Florida and here in Maine.  We love the condo we bought in Northport, Florida and just recently found this cute cape type home in Lisbon.  This will be our forever home since I DO NOT want to move again.  We will be unpacking boxes forever! 

I thought I would share what my Craft Room looks like right now.  It is in one of the spare bedrooms and is much smaller than what we had in the other house.  I am going to have to be very organized to make everything fit.   

My desk will be located right behind the access door to over the garage.  I will share pictures once I have everything set up. 

The cubes are getting set up now.  The hold my card stock very efficiently. 
Below will be the area for my cutting board and my Sizzix machine.  Can't
wait until I can set stuff up!  My hubby is working on getting everything together. 

We had been living with my sister and her husband in Yarmouth for the summer.   It took us awhile to find the right property and the market was very hot with many properties having multiple offers.  We could take our time finding the right property because of the generosity of my sis and bro in law.  We are so very grateful!

One of the last things I did before we moved was work on making this fun Explosion Box!  It was a SVG file that I purchased on Etsy from Les Penseesen Papier !  I love her work!

The little box in the middle opens up and you can put goodies in there!  Well, I will get back
to opening moving boxes and trying to get organized!  Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Pyramid Centerpiece

I am posting pictures of my newest project for Halloween!  It is a 10 inch Pyramid centerpiece.
It is made the same way as you make a Pyramid card but I cut out two sides of the triangle window and then folded it down to create a shelf. 

You can use the shelf to put tea lights on and other fabulous stuff!  This one has a
skeleton head on it!

I love decorating for Halloween and it is coming up real soon!  I am finally
about to use my Halloween paper too!

Here are pictures of the one my sister, Connie, decorated for Thanksgiving. I love
how you can make a new scene on each side. 

You can use stuff from your stash too!  Our dies comes in handy to add to
the decorations. 

I think I will be making more of these fun centerpieces!  We are headed to my
sister, Rochelle's pool today.  It has been sooo hot- reaching 90 degrees yesterday! 
Hope everyone is staying cool!


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Another Theatre Card

I had to use these adorable bears from My Favorite Things!  They are the cutest!
The above picture is my Theatre card closed. 

When you pull the snowflake edging - the card opens to display the skating scene. 

Here is a close up !

I love the sentiment on the back!  Of course, for some reason, I am partial to blue at 
Christmas.  This has to be one of my favorite cards!  Just love it!  I think I will move
on now from making Theatre cards but I truly love them.
This is just  a quick post to show you this card- Take care!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Theatre Cards

I am loving these Theatre Cards!  Love how easy they are to make and 
coming up with ideas to put inside the cards!  Fun, Fun!!
Sam at Mixed up crafts has a great tutorial - both written instructions and a 
video- you can check it out here-

There are many more tutorials and examples on Pinterest. Below are a 
few that I made for birthday cards.

The above is with the card closed and below is the back
where I put the sentiment. 


My favorite is the Farm Yard Theatre Card.  It does make me
laugh to see these animals from Karen Burniston's 

I think it's the googlie eyes that make me laugh. 

Don't you love the catchy sentiment?

This card I might use as an anniversary card.  Love Graphic 45

I may make a few more of these cards!  Just love coming up
with ideas for them. 

My sister's and I have been planning our youngest sister's 50th 
birthday party for weeks.  Our theme was 50 & Fabulous!
 I wanted to share a few pictures with you. 
I have made this bouquet before and love how it comes out.  This
time I used red roses for my flowers.  This was made with the 
svg file on Cricut from Dreaming Tree. 

These favors were just the thing for our party.  We filled them
with cashew nuts.  Too hot to use chocolate candy.

And here is the Birthday girl!  Adrianne is the baby in our family. It is really
weird to realize she has turned 50!  I am sorry our planning has come to and end.  We
really had fun getting together to make this party happen, 

Hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy!  

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

 I made this fun centerpiece/birthday card for a friend & former co-worker's birthday.  It is from Dreaming Tree's SVG files.  I just love making these.  It doesn't hurt that the center of the flower is chocolate!

I wanted to share a couple of projects my sisters and I have been making on craft day.  These waterfall mini albums are great to make!  So easy!  They are mounted on the hard board tag from Tim Holtz. 
You can find Kim's instructions here-

We came up with several themes for these albums.  They are Christmas themes and Love themes (of course)  We also have made Mickey Mouse albums and Seaside albums.  The ideas are endless. 

I love this SVG file for a birthday card.  It is supposed to be for Valentine's Day but
I made it into a birthday card.  It closes flat for mailing too!

OK, I will admit it.  I don't like making pies.  But my husband loves them!  So I broke down and
made him a strawberry cheesecake pie.  He loved it so I had to take a picture.  It's so rare I make one.  

I am going to end with just a few pictures from my Sister's garden.   The flowers are so beautiful!  We are still living with my sister and her husband while we look for a home here in Maine.  We haven't found anything yet but we are still looking.   I miss having a garden so Connie's garden helps to make me appreciate all her lovely flowers.  

I hope everyone has a healthy Fourth of July and a fun one!  Take care!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

We have finally arrived in Maine and finished the self quarantine requirement!  It is good to be home.  We are living with my sister and her husband until we find a smaller home in Maine.  My sister has graciously shared her craft room with me!  It has been fun having a craft partner!  These pictures are some of the projects I have completed. 

The above Snowman Easel card is from My Scrap Chick's svg file.  I just love her stuff!
How can you not fall in love with this snowman's face!  It does close for easy mailing too!

This snowman is a Card in a Box! This guy is also from My Scrap Chick.
It is so easy to make on my Cricut Machine!  

Here is the side view.  This card will close up and fold flat for easy mailing, too. I am really into the Christmas vibe and it isn't even July yet!

Okay, here is one more Christmas themed card.  This one is also from 
My Scrap Chick.  I think I am obsessed with this site.  But how cute is this card!
I think it would be great for a child to receive this guy!

And yes, this will fold flat for mailing! The sentiment will go on the back. 
Just so you don't think I am only focused on Christmas cards.  Below, is an anniversary card that I completed. 

This is a fun card to make.  I did make it on my Cricut too! But this 
card is from Lori Whitlock's site.   

Love the pink!  I have the sentiment on the front but the back
has plenty of space for more sentiments!! 
Before I sign off, I had to share this spectacular picture of the gorgeous Crab Apple
tree in my sister's yard.  So beautiful!

  These are crazy times we live in for sure.  I hope everyone stays safe and well!