Merry Christmas & New Year Resolutions oh yeah, and nieces baby shower invites

Merry Christmas!  I do hope that you were surrounded by loved ones and counted your blessings.

Before I tell you my Crafty Resolutions I wanted to share some photos of my wonderful niece's baby shower invites and a few decorations.

 Oh what a joy it was piecing together over 60 of these!  My sister and I worked on them ALL day and we are very pleased with how they turned out. 
 Sisters idea to knot the twine and put it at the top to look like a vine.  we used stock stickers for the inside monkey due to time constraints.
 This is the back of the Diaper Cake my sister made. She did an outstanding job - I'm so proud of her!
 The front of the awesome cake.  My sister is very much like Martha Stuart in the sense that she can sew anything, decorate like you would not believe (her home is like a showcase) and she is probably the best cook I know.  She is not crafty in this sense - she claims I got those genes but she proves herself wrong with this diaper cake.  I wish I would have taken more photos of the house and how she had animals hanging from here and there - the cookies she made that looked like monkeys and the beautiful array of food and deserts!
 I wasn't sure what animals I would use on the banner, so I cut out tons of them - cause you never know. You'll be able to see in another photo how they are all throughout the living room where the shower was held.  I really like how this banner turned out.  Jaxon is due to arrive January 28th or so and will be Lauren & Ray's first baby.

 My beautiful niece, her super sweet loving husband Ray, my sister next to Lauren and Rays mom next to him.  June 09
Laurens bestie made this cute Monkey in a tree and framed it. Everyone at the shower put their thumbprints in various shades of green on the tree and it now hangs in the Nursery.  What a fantastic idea!

This toy box was made by one of Lauren's friends - hand drawn and painted - beautiful! 

Ok - now that is out of the way let's talk Resolutions.  I normally don't do Resolutions cause lets face it, they are hard to stick to. But I don't think I'm going to make any I can't stick to so here we go!

1.  I will stop buying stuff cause I want it and start padding our teeny tiny savings account. Hubby says we can not live off of crafting supplies when we retire and I suppose he's right.  Sigh....
2.  I will make at least 3 items per week in my craft room.   I must take the time to use my supplies and make pretty things.
3.  I will post at least 1 time per week, complete with photos and or video. No more babbling posts about nothing with empty promises of "I'll try to post soon"
4.  I will TRY, yes TRY to start my scrapbooks (I only have 15 brand new still sealed Westin books from 40 years ago that need filled) but only after I see that #'s 1, 2 and 3 are being done!

So, if you read this far I'd like to reward you by announcing some blog candy.  I will give the winner a cartridge, a cuddlebug folder set and a few surprises. The more comments I get, the more things I'll throw in the box of Blog Candy - To qualify for the blog candy, please leave a comment and tell if you have resolutions.  Tell me if you think I can stick to mine and if you aren't already a follower, please become one.

Happy New Year everyone!


Altered Notebook for 5 year old girl

A friend of mine has a 5 year old daughter and they are traveling out of state for Christmas.  I thought I'd make her a notebook, some paper dolls and a few other things to play with on the trip. Well the paper doll didn't turn out so great, but the notebook is wonderful.

Back of Book
 Front of notebook before I put her name on it. Paper is from the Girly Girl DCWV stack.

book mark
 I used a pink ribbon and hung a charm on it using a purple heart shapped brad. I then flipped the ribbon over the brad and glued it so little fingers wouldn't get scratched with the brad.
 A view of the book after I put her name on it using Printable Vinyl and the Doodlebugs cartridge on the Imagine.

Inside Left

Inside Right


Snowman Soup, Snowman Poop & Some other goodies!

Hello my Krazies!

Happy 1st day of Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Merry Christmas my friends!  Wanted to share some goodies with you!

Here are some of my sour cream containers - super super easy to make and fun too!  Made loads to give out to family, friends, etc.  Used Christmas Combo Paper stack from DCWV (paper not card stock) my wavy crimper, my atg gun and cute lil tags I cut and print on my Imagine using the All Wrapped up Imagine cart.  Put them on with a teeny brad and waaala!  There you have it.
 Snowman poop anyone?  I made a few cones and a few bags.  These are for folks on the naughty list. I used the Snowman stamp set from Jaded Blossom.Snowman Soup - this was FUN!

ok formatting is becoming a pain in the butt. It doesn't want to type where I want it to type. Stupid blogger.  Anyway - Snowman kisses, snowman poop -  and I also have tubes of m&m's but don't know what to do with those yet.

  Happy Holidays! 

Hugs & Chirps!


Craft Room Makeover & Special Request

Hello my Krazies!

I have a few projects I'd like to share but video taping them is becoming a pain in the butt. I do not like that little flip cam - I do much better with my phone cam.  At any rate I wanted to wish you a joyous, love filled, blessed holiday season!  Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!  Happy Kwanzaa!  Whatever you celebrate I hope it is everything you want it to be :)

So I went to Michaels on Thanksgiving and bought a bunch of the jetmax cubes - then I spent 3 days in my craft room redoing it - again. I know, I know... it's an illness. But I thought you would enjoy a tour so here it is!

Can you help a fellow crafter?

Hubby is a restoration tech - the company he works for handles Floods, Fire, Mold, structural damage, etc. He comes home from time to time and tells me about this job or that job.  He came home a few days ago telling me that he has a very tough job that is troubling him.

Last weekend, a family in Crofton Maryland named Neale (only info I can release) lost their home in a fire. When they (hubby and crew) got to the basement he discovered a large craft area.  Many many scrapbooks. Some they were able to salvage in hopes of cleaning them up for the family. Much of the items were destroyed.

The mom in the family lost her mother recently and 2 of her brothers in 2011.  They lost 2 cats in the fire and Allen (hubby) couldn't help but feel horribly for the family.  He asked me if I could get some of my 'crafty friends' to donate supplies to the lady so she can rebuild her craft area.  I put a shout out on Facebook and had a few responses. I also talked to provocraft and they are donating an expression! yaaay.

Anyway - if you would like to donate there are 2 ways of doing it.  This is only for craft goods.

You can mail them to, or drop them off at:

Tangee Wilson
Hampton Inn BWI
829 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Please be sure to put your name and address and perhaps email and blog info in with the items you are donating.  I'm sure Mrs. Neale would be grateful and want to thank you.

Or, Someone suggested paypal but to be honest, I don't want to be responsible for money/cash.  If you would rather go that route how about a Michaels, Joann or ACMoore gift card?  I'd feel more comfortable passing those on to her.  They also can be mailed or dropped off at the above address.

I've sent up a January 15, 2012 deadline.  If you have any questions, please let me know kricut krazy at gmail dot com.  Feel free to share this on your blog or facebook. Anything we can do to help a fellow crafter would be most appreciated!

Hugs & Chirps!


Jaded Blossom

Two of my FAVORITE crafters - Michelle & Candace have teamed up and created a new company that you simply MUST see!

Please run over and check it out, follow there blog and tell them I sent ya (well only if you wanna)

Let me know what you think.  BTW I should have a post or two ready for you in the next few days. WOOT!

Hugs & Chirps!

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