Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hey There....

Hey there....I just wanted to pop in and say that I'm sorry that I haven't been posting lately. I recently started a new job, and while it was definitely the right decision, it still has been a little exhausting getting used to a new job, as well as starting our church's bible institute back up last month as well. I have been crafting, but I have been trying to just do it for relaxation (meaning I haven't really photographed anything). With the change in work, I am no longer able to edit my pictures and post during the day. 

I should be back soon, so please check back!

PS - Exciting news, the hubs and I bought our first new car this week! :) :) :) I like it.... alot... especially the fact that hubby let me have it for my daily car and he took mine! (His had bit the dust.... the Lord had definitely preserved it past its expiration until we were able to purchase a new one, but we both felt that it was finally time to make the upgrade!)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sticky Note holders

 One of the things that I plan on adding to my Etsy shop soon are Sticky Notes holders. The base is a plastic picture frame, with patterned paper slipped in the frame instead of a picture. On the outside a sticky note pad is glued or taped to the frame and I velcroed a mechanical pencil to the front as well. I believe that the paper is from My MInd's Eye, but I don't remember the exact collection at the moment. the "Be Happy" stamp is from the dollar aisle at Target, the notepad from Wal-Mart and the pencil from the Dollar Tree. The ribbon flower on the pink frame was made by someone at my church. She gave it to me on the outside of a gift bag. I wanted to preserve it, so I used it for added embellishment.

Sorry for the poor pictures quality, after the sun goes down it is hard to take decent pictures in our apartment!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 February

It is supposed to be in the 70's today. It was almost 70 (if it didn't actually hit 70) yesterday. Craziness... good craziness.... but craziness.

In the spirit of springtime, I have some more spring creations to share. I also plan on putting these up on my etsy shop. They are actually very similar to a set I made for a charity auction earlier this year and I thought they were so cute that I would whip up another set to put up on my Etsy Shop.

For supplies, I used basic cardstock and papers from a paper pack that I can't remember the name of (my cousin gave it to me and it is fully of such bright cheerful colors and patterns), I used gems from  acmoore (also a gift from my cousin), and the ribbon was just scraps I had on hand. The flowers are from different Prima flower collections. The brads were a gift from my Secret Pal last year. I left the backs blank so that any sentiment/message could be written. I traced the template out from a pattern I cut out off the back of a K & Company paper pack.