Saturday, August 5, 2017

Birthday #47

Wednesday August 2nd I turned 47. It's a big number for me since I'm a few years I will be 50! I look at myself in the mirror and don't see a almost 50 year old girl.  Weird this time thing - it keeps On going even if you aren't ready for it.

I know I look a little less then happy here but if I'm being honest - I wasn't feeling super special on my birthday! I woke up restless like I hadn't slept! I had to get my kids ready for high school registration then went to have breakfast with the kids and then a movie then home and we'll it felt a little less then spectacular!! When my hubbs got home  he took us out to dinner and wouldn't you know I forgot my phone!! 

You might be saying well that sounds like a good day but i realized later that I was missing my mama - she was always the first to call me on my birthday, really early, and sing happy birthday in English and Spanish. For some reason this year (she past away in 2009) I missed her most or needed to hear her most! 

My birthday celebrating Saturday July 29th - with dinner with my dad and brother and we went out on Sunday to Venice beach and did the whole Los Angeles thing and we had the best day!! Really I had a fantastic birthday week!!! 

I am blessed and decided to make number 47 a fantastic year - I have blog goals, fitness goals and personal growth goals!!! I'll share those later! But I need to prepare mentally for 50 and I plan on staring this year!!! 

Stay tuned and I guess the moral of this post is --- if you are feeling crappy figure out the real reason because there is always an underlying reason to your sadness and if you do t figure it out it could affect your whole day and put a damper on it!!! For me I was just missing my mom- and it wasn't until nighttime that I realised it and let it go!!!! 

Have a great weekend friends!!! Here's to 47 🎂

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bible journals

I wanted to share this idea I came up with that can be altered for any subject - BIBLE JOURNALS 

All you need to make them is a blank notebook and some scraps of paper and some die cuts from paper kits 

I used papers and embellishments from illustrated faith 

Cute and simple and because it's a notebook and has lined paper inside you can do bullet journaling of your scriptures and or readings! 

These could be made for bible study groups or women's groups - next ill share the kids journals I made - same idea but with a  sweet images - 

I'll have these up in the shop on Monday!!! 

Happy Saturday ya'll!! 


Thursday, July 13, 2017

New albums

I just finished these awesome albums and they are now listed in the shop

You can see more photos on Instagram or in the shop 

I used some of the coolest NEW paper designs out there like 

TOYBOX by Carta Bella
GIRL SQUAD by Pebbles Inc.
FAMILY by Echo Park
YOU ARE LOVED by Illustrated Faith

Cuteness all around and they make great gifts.

Happy Crafting


Friday, June 30, 2017

for the love of Burlap

I have total love for Burlap - and if you have ever touched the stuff there is really alot not to like about it. It sheds when you cut into it and its rough to the touch but the colors it comes in are dreamy and I am extremely fond of making banners out of them - and truthfully not much touching going on with banners - just take them out and string them up...

Here are few I just made and listed in the shop and I took these photos with some of my sweet holiday gnomes.

aren't these banners fun and look how great they look with my Gnomes.

Check out my instagram feed for a video I shared of my mantel decorated with all the Fourth of July goodies I have made and yes they are for sale in my shop.

Hope your week has been a crafty one.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Crafty Girl Ideas #2

Here is another episode of


If you know me and this here ol blog then you know I am an avid paper crafter more specifically a scrapbooker and with that skill - there are always left over paper scraps and embellishments from used kits. 

I usually make mini paper bag album kits to sell - so that you can make something at home in your own style - well I also like to make tags and add them to packages when I ship out purchases.
I made a quick video to show you what and how easy they are to make 



We are in full summer mode here at Casa Curtis - all the kids are off and we are slowly filling are summer calendar up with fun things to do.

Happy Hump Day!!!


Sunday, May 21, 2017


**This is a religious post - I hope not to offend anyone!**

I grew up in a catholic family. I went to church every Sunday with my parents and went to Sunday School after words and my mom was the teacher. We did alot at our church it was a regular thing. It's all I knew. 
I went to catholic school for my entire education 12 years. Grew up with all the religious expectations that are bestowed upon us through Catholicism. It was my life. 
But once I grew up and moved out of the house. I didn't "HAVE" to go anymore. It was my choice.
In my 20's it didn't really fit in. I had a son at 21 and he was less then well behaved. So, I never wanted to inconvenience those that wanted to be at church. So I stopped going.

I would always go when my mom made a special request for my family to attend. Mother's Day, Easter and Christmas. I went for her. 

Over the years I have always thought about going back but again it doesn't seem to fit in. We have 4 kids and something seems to be going on ALL the time. Excuses I know but its all I got. 

Now a days, it's split. My husband will go with me if I ask. My oldest daughter wants to go, my middle daughter has no desire to go and my youngest son is not interested either way, or he will go if he can bring his phone and his earphones and watch videos during mass...that's not happening. So you see - split....

Lately, I have been feeling a pull towards my Faith again. I recently bought a journaling bible and have started to read the bible again. It feels weird. Like I am doing something that doesn't feel natural. I just think it is something I have to ease back into. 

I am a paper crafter as I am sure you are aware of (if you read this here ol'blog of mine)
I recently bought this awesome paper kit by @IllustratedFaith and it is amazing. The graphics and the designs are so cheerful and colorful and the images are all faith based and it rang something inside me and got me excited - 

i created these 2 Bible bookmarks using the papers and embellishments 

See aren't they super cute?

wouldn't be bad to look at while reading in your bible right?

I am going to be listing these in the shop tonight.

Here's to my Faith and finding my way back..

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's a New Month

Wow - its been awhile since the last time I posted. Where did the time go? Last time I shared a trip I had just taken with my girlfriends. A week later I went on another trip with my husband to Nashville, Tennessee. It was Literally a weekend trip and it was so fun and jam packed with sight seeing. I will share more photos of that trip soon.

I wanted to share some of my newest little creations. My GNOMES.

I am obsessed - as I am sure I have shared before - but these little guys are the cutest little things ever.

So these are my RALLY GNOMES
I made this set with Dodger and Angel fabric and added some cute little baseballs on the their caps.

And because I wanted to make sure I didn't leave any sports fan out - Here are some more 
this time its soccer and basketball Gnomes...

I am also making them for other Holidays - currently just finishing up the 
4th of July GNOMES>

I am just so happy with the way they came out!

Here is a close up of the fabric for the Americana Gnomes

In case you want to add to your home decor or want a fun gift idea - these are all up in the shop right now.

Visit and click on the shop link at the top.

Happy Wednesday folks.

Monday, April 17, 2017

A girls trip

Indulge me for a bit - I want to share a trip I recently took-- like I just got home on Saturday...but while it was a girls trip this post isn't about my friends (they are pretty great girls) but this is more about the beauty and architecture of SEATTLE

These are the girls I went with 

arriving in Seattle - it was raining - LOVED that....

Pioneer Square

The art on the street walls - is ALWAYS amazing

Never visit Seattle without going to Pikes Place Market
 it screams SEATTLE plus its a feast for the senses for sure.

The signs are even awesome - Art in itself

The people are so welcoming - this was one of the fish mongers
Mr. Hogue  - lovely fellow

Awesome little shop called Live Color right across from 
Pikes Place - and they offer 4.00 beers - great place to stop and refreh - 

An early dinner at Lowe's 
Clam Chowder Bowl, shrimp cocktail and BEER

This place was a bar that is incorporated into an old hotel and I wanted to go in and have a drink but instead we just walked past it....wah wah wah

The view from the top of the Space Needle

A view from the bottom of the space needle

A view from the front of the Chihuly Garden looking up at the Space Needle at night

Night gossip session starts with food - beer 
cheese curds, salami,  crackers and veggies...

If you know me I am all about shock value
I love making people laugh and this shirt was funny, crass but totally true
it does rain there ALOT.

Fremont Troll
How cool is this ginormous piece of art.

And the under part of the bridge above the troll 
I mean isn't this stunning

Inside the Chihuly terranium looking up at the Space Needle

I love old trees and when they are nicely propped up inside an art glass exhibit well
 its a tin'g of Beauty!
(said with a grumpy boston accent like Mickey from Rocky movies)

Best part of hanging out with my girl friends is trying NEW foods 
and actually this was my pick
HOT POT SOUP served with spicy meat and veggies

I've always turned my nose up at Boba so I tried the milk honey tea with boba and it was yummy. 
I am not a fan of the chewy boba in every sip but I love the flavor of the tea for sure. 
I will definitely try it again.

This was way to spicy for me - I ate some but I think next time I will do more meat and less spice...but it was definitely worth the try.

This is as close as I got to the field - I was hoping to make a game but no one was interested.
Oh well...

On our final night we went and walked the waterfront and I took this photo off the pier right around sunset - isn't it amazing?
 I could live here if given the chance...I love the cold, the rain and the beauty of this city.

This is a shot of the beautiful skyline I took as we were heading out to the airport to leave. 

Until next time SEATTLE - I will truly miss you.

Thanks for letting me share my trip and show you the beauty of this city through my lens.

Hope you had a beautiful Easter.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Washi rescue-Crafty Girl Ideas

Hey ya'll, I know I am always sharing my new projects but I wanted to share  a new segment that I am calling #CraftyGirlIdeas

This is episode one:

I bought these really cute spring banners in the dollar spot at Target. You know how they change that space up with tons of new fun stuff - I swear I could go broke buying DOLLAR SPOT items - they add up quick...anyway back to my Idea

So I bought these 2 simple banners - cute but a little plain for me...being the crafty chick I am I have buckets of washi tape - that I rarely use but pulled out some and fixed my simple banners...into something stunning...


Plain banners but with cute tassels on the bottom - so I tried to pick washi that matched
its not perfect but its super cute none the less.

I also added some washi to my cute MINI HEIDI SWAPP LIGHTBOX 
isn't she cute and better.

here is an up close shot of my banner on the door - I have two doors and 2 banners but as you can see the sun was not working with me --- Crafty Girl Ideas - not to bad right

Washi can fix anything!!!! I think so, anyway.

Happy Hump Day ya'll


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Quick Update

Every time I have a craft show coming up I become totally closed off and focused on making and getting things done. Here are some of the new things I have been working on

My funny little gnomes - I cant get enough of them....making them for every holiday... I sold all of my St. Patrick's Day Gnomes and have a smaller version for Easter - that I'll share later...

Here is a shot of my Valentines Day Gnomes and some fun string art 

Here are some of the new albums I made
Hello Kitty

Here is another motivational chip board album filled with sweet uplifting sayings

Some new string art - which I love.

My most favorite new design is this sweet little GNOME - I am in LOVE with GNOMES maybe even a small obsession.

A new cruise ship album out of some fun new chipboard shaped pieces

another super fun shamrock string art piece...

Also I got a little side tracked by a visit from these 2 - my oldest son and his baby girl came to visit and well that just threw me out of my crafting zone. But totally worth it...this is a photo of all my kids and grandbaby!

and in case you were wondering what I show I was prepping for  - here it is!!!

Please stop by and visit me please.

Happy Crafting