Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014
Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge

Here is an altered item I am submitting into this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge (

I covered a 4.5 x 3.25 composition notebook with old Stampin' Up (old olive and so saffron) cardstock as well as washi tape from Recollections. I also used Recollections eyelets and ribbon. The pattern paper is from Simple Stories, the series is Vintage Bliss. The stamp I used is from Paper Smooches called Party Posse....isn't the little party turtle cute?!

Hope you like it.
Have a great night!

Monday, July 28, 2014

 Day Three: July 28, 2014

Good morning!
Just a quick post before starting the day here.
I forgot to post this little cupcake card I made yesterday.

Here is what I used to create it:
Create a Critter 2 cartridge
page 33 cupcake
I merged two cupcake outlines to create the card base.
Items used to make the card:
Kraft cardstock                          Recollections
Jillibean soup                            Hampton Art
Pink and Cream cardstock            Recollections

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Day Two: July 25, 2014

Good evening! 
Here is a picture of the items that are going to baby Mallory.
I am still working on her card. Any guesses on HOW MANY projects are being worked on at the moment?
Here is a picture of one of the pages from the inside of the baby book. The next page has two pockets for mom and dad to put a little something special about the baby.....a photo...saying....thought....

The kiddos start school at the end of August, so I've been playing Cruise Director around here. haha Anywho....I thought it would be fun to do some clay charms. I found the book Make Clay Charms at Joann's and used a 40% off coupon...wooowhooo. If you have elementary school age kids and something to do with have to get this book! All the items you need are in the book.

It is super cute! Below is a picture of my little pink apple I made. I need to find a chain to attach it to my organizer.
Today lil' bit and I went to Target to look for a few items. I found some large paper clips in the office supply area and think they are pretty snazzy. 
.......this is what I'm thinking of making with the paper clips. I haven't decided if the owls are the right size or if I need to adjust the size.
For the owl bookmarks I used the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge. 
The owls are cut at 2.153 x 2.5. 
The cardstock I used is (OLD) Stampin Up: only orange, blush blossom, soft sky, and almost amethyst. 

I started following the blog: 
The apple and owl crafts I created were ideas I saw on her blog. I am trying to get organized before school starts in a few weeks. The owl bookmarks will be for the kiddos teachers. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day One: July 24, 2014

Good afternoon!
I decided to create a new blog to focus not ONLY on upcycling items into crafts, but organization as well. If you would like to look at previous craft projects I created, please go to:

Below, I have posted some pictures of wreaths I have made.

The wreath above was meant for our front door, but my daughter loved it so much I couldn't say no.:P I used different metal die to create this and boy did it take a long time. But I love it. And more importantly, my daughter loves it.:0)

I made the wreath above from my friend's daughter, Emily.

Honestly, I don't remember who I made the above wreath for. Maybe for next months Meet and Greet at my daughter's school.

I think the wreath above was the first design, then  I started making  the yarn wrapped circular foam wreath.

 I can't wait to send this one for baby Mallory. I have a matching mini-album to go with it.
The last wreath I made was for my mom. 

Ok, that's all I have for today. Hopefully tomorrow my blog page will have a different look. 
Thanks for stopping by!