Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Head on over to Alma's Pink Life for a chance to win the Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Cartridge!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft Room Makeover!

Happy anniversay to me! For our 30th anniversay, which is today, my wonderful husband gave my craft room a makeover. He painted the walls, rearranged everything, told me to go buy a new dining room table, so I could take the old one upstairs to use! It came out so great. I have so much room and now it's so much easier to stay organized.

I got some inexpensive fabric from Hobby Lobby and made some valances for the windows. I wanted the natural light so I didn't want to cover them up! I also took one of my bookcases and turned it on it's side. We then placed in under the window. I can store my paper in there - it stands up perfectly. It also allowed me to put things on top!

While we were hanging the valances, I noticed that the rods would make perfect ribbon holders, so I went back to Anna's and bought more rods to hang on the wall. I also got some picture ledges from Ikea for my stickles, distress ink, glitter, etc. I love having everything out in the open!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm back and have a new project!

After being sick for about two weeks, then having my craft room painted, then my DH going into the hospital, I haven't been able to do much the past several weeks, but everything has calmed down and I finally got a chance to go into my new craft room for the first time last night! When we had our Houston Circlet meet up, someone, and I apologize because I don't know who, gave Debbie a really neat desk mat. Well, while I was at Ikea, I saw these huge desk mats and scooped some up. Debbie's was designed with her name and her standard crown and it was adorable! I decided to do them for the kids I know - kind of like a place mat/play mat.

I used the Cricut pink vinyl and Storybook for the font and the flowers. The name is cut at 3" and the flowers at 2". I then added a little flourish from the French Manor cart, cut at 2". I flipped the image on my Gypsy so I could adhere it to the back of the mat.

The mat is actually about 25" x 18", so it's really a great size. I picked up a bunch and I'm actually using a few as a work mat. They help keep the table clean. Now all of the glue residue, glitter, etc. will get on the mat instead of the table!

This particular one is for a lady in my office building. She liked the idea so much she bought one for her daughter. Now hopefully I'll get orders for more! They are very easy and quick to do.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blog Hop Apology

I signed up to do the Thanksgiving Blog Hop, but unfortunately I have been ill for the past week or so and consequently I have nothing to offer for the blog hop. Please accept my apology; I hope to be able to get back to crafting very soon.

Thanks for understanding.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Birthday Blog Candy Winner

The winner of my birthday blog candy is CRAFTOHOLIC!

Congratulations and thanks to all that entered!