Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Opening up

I used to blog for years and shared alot more about my family and everyday stuff but I thought who cares really - I probably sound less then interesting to most people out there so I stopped and kept my blog more of a crafting blog - sharing things I make...Well I think this year I am expanding my blog to include crafting, DIY, family and just stuff I feel like sharing.

I hope you'll follow along - so to start I thought i would open up about some of my New Years Plans...

I am not sure if you participate in the ONE LITTLE WORD challenge that starts the beginning of every New Year? I have tried in the past to participate but never really follow through but this year is DIFFERENT....wink wink - no really this year is different.

(this is me and my little family)

I am not sure if you are like me at all but I always make goals and resolutions if you will but don't really ever follow through. I have good intentions but sometimes I think that if i mess up once then whats the point. It's self sabbotage...literally!!!

I have been on a personal mission this year. to be CONSISTENT in my LIFE which just happens to be my One Little Word for 2017

I want to be CONSISTENT in my weight loss goals which means being CONSISTENT with goig to the gym, being consistent with my food intake - I am aiming for real noticeable results.

I want to be CONSISTENT in my business which included blogging regularly, crafting daily and posting to Social Media more regularly...I want to see obvious changes to my brand - I want to be more productive and get my business to be my job and not just my hobby...

I want to be consistent in my financial goals which is mostly SAVING...I want to use what I have and stop buying just so i can have the newest stuff. I want to make and sell before I can buy anything...I want to put myself into more Craft Shows and get myself out there...I am on a mission to expand my brand. 

As you can see I have big plans and have shared a lot with ya'll here - I guess its my truth nd my way to hold myself accountable...

Wish me luck and I too wish you luck in all you set out to do this year. Let's keep each other accountable 

Happy New Year and I hope you will come back again soon 


Monday, January 9, 2017

Quick Craft-Christmas Ornaments

I have teenagers and a small boy at home and this year when we were putting up the Christmas decorations they were making comments that I had TOO much stuff - that I shouldn't put it all out every year, oh and wait for it - I should wait and put it out 2 weeks before Christmas - I mean have they lost their minds?

Anyway, I ignored their complaints immediately but when decorating the tree started - my sixteen year old decided she hated all her handmade ornaments especially the ones with her picture in them...wah - She didn't want to put any up...which made me a little sad - so I decided to make a new 2016 photo ornament...I wanted to share the process with you...because I think they came out super cute...

Here are the supplies - thick book board or chip board, buttons and photographs of your kids, and buttons. I used small instax photos but you could use their school photos as well.

I glued the the photograph onto the book board and punch a hole at the top

Then decorate with buttons or pom poms, or any other cute holiday decorations and surround the photo without covering up the hole...

then finish it off the way you like, I added a bow and the hanger to the back. the back of the ornaments are white so I had the kids sign their name and add the year so I could remember their signature and when the photo was taken. I plan on doing this every year...
My kids loved the ornaments but my oldest still didn't like her picture - but geez - you can't any prettier then that right? I think its a 16 year old issue...

Hope you like these quick craft easy tutorials and try them out for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by 
I will be linking this project up to the following parties.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year

Can You believe that it's 2017? Time sure does fly when you are having fun. Did some crafting this year, tried out some new album styles like this project life styled Disney album

Started making string art & fell in love with it. 

Now that the Holidays are over I am planning on lots of new things for the New year and this here ol' blog of mine.

My plan is to be more active here and share more of what I am making, hopefully sharing new videos and keeping you up to date with new craft shows I'm participating in 

If you have been with me for awhile - thank you for sticking with me. If you are new here, thanks for stopping by and hope you will stay tuned with whats ahead.

Wishing you a wonderful new year and noting but new fun and crafty adventures.