Monday, September 28, 2015

Hello FALL?

Living in Southern California it gets hot out here, like days of OVER 100' degrees hot, sometimes weeks at 90'+ so when September rolls around I hope for some cooler weather and if I am lucky I will get around 2-3 days of cooler morning and maybe hitting around 85' later in the day. And just when you think perhaps FALL weather is here sooner then later, the heat comes creepy back. UGH! This happens every year and every year I get suckered and reminded that "Hey you, you live in SOCAL remember?"
To be totally honest it doesn't get cooler until right around Halloween but I am already itching for it so much so that I have FALL & all the coolness included on my BRAIN - like this fun little paper bag album that I just finished...
Something about FALL just yells out coziness!

The darker nights the cool breezes...

The pumpkin and mulled cider scents
The fireplace blazing with burning wood

The changing of the leaves (not so much here in SoCal)

And all of it leading up to Thanksgiving and the family eating till we are stuft and rolling around on the couch, good times and so much to look forward to this FALL.
Anyway, here is wishing you all cooler weather and fun times to look forward to.
Happy Crafting.
I will be listing this in my ebay shop

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

May the force be with you

Not sure if you are as crazy excited about the new Star Wars Movie coming out in December. But I can hardly wait. I love all the Star Wars movies out so far and I think more than anything it just makes me nostalgic - you know being a kid again anticipating a movie and even more excited to share it with my kids.
 Although to be truthful the whole Darth Vader and Yoda thing is lost on them.
Even Target is getting in on the Star Wars fun.

I even decided to get crafty with the whole idea and made a fun chipboard scrapbook
How cool is this?

Used O-wires for the binding and some Star Wars papers I bought 2 years ago!!!

Gotta love me some YODA

It's not all about YODA but sure appears to be by the photos I have posted.
Even snuck a little bit of Washi Tape

Oh and then we can't forget about the beloved scrapbook page...
Love for the Storm Trooper
With a little bit of the new guys thrown in....

So yeah, feeling a little love for the whole Star Wars franchise.
Here's hoping you are getting some crafting done this week...
May the Crafting Force be with you all!
I will be listing this in my ETSY SHOP - in case you just have to have them {wink wink}

Thursday, September 10, 2015

This time of year

I get to feeling seriously Claustrophobic like the walls of my house are closing in on me. Why? You maybe wondering (if you could careless imma tell you anyway😃) I am busily preparing for my upcoming October show...I have been doing it every year for 4 years...I love doing it! But it's a lot of work. I mean I could do the easy thing and just keep making the same old stuff but I have the most amazing customers that keep visiting me year after year and well I want to give them something special and something really different each year so I go crazy a bit! 

So my living room is a disaster with all my junk putting the finishing touches on my goodies -here's some of what I have done so far...

I have Dia de Los muertos covered


And some miscellaneous pointed canvases....

As you can see as a crafter who has some ADD I have various projects going at once which has me pulling out so many different mediums to use on these projects and well eventually it all starts to pile up and then the panic sets in. 

So now I'm off to clean up my living room - happy crafting!!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Needing A change....

Usually I do a spring cleaning but hardly ever have done a end of summer cleaning. But as you can see by the before photos below our computer table was an absolute mess...

Plus I was kind of over the vintage floral paintings. Not "throw away" over just tired of looking at them over. Plus look how clumsy everything is put away. Just MEsSY!  So here's what I did --- I took down all the paintings and added some artwork I had done awhile back! The larger canvas was something I made a few months ago...the arrows I made last year for a show i did that didn't sell... Lucky for me! 

The sunshine canvas I painted on Monday, so I can add to this wall! The Moon canvas I bought at the Walmart last year and I have moved it all over my house, the C I bought from Tuesday morning 5.99 and perfectly matched my color scheme, the Happiness sign is also from Tuesday morning and finally the white frame holds a photo I absolutely love of my husband and all 5 of our kids at the beach... Looking at that photo makes my heart happy!!! 

For the desk top I just bought some simple green baskets - 2 round baskets & 2'rectngl-ish baskets 1 round basket is for our pens and scissors and the other is the perfect size to hold our bills, then the rectangle ones holds our stapler and thank you cards while the other holds little paper clips and misc desk supplies - best part was that the basket were only 2.00 total for 4 - could it get any better then that😊 and my goodness doesn't it look cleaner and less cluttered? I am super happy! Less then 10.00 for a total desk area make-over!!!

Love projects like that. 

Here's to your up and coming make-overs!