Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

Congratulations to Maryann Matey on winning the drawing I held on my blog celebrating Memory Works 10th Birthday.  I am sending Maryann a bag of vintage buttons.  These are from my stash and most of them were given to me by my mother in law over 20 years ago! 

I hope you enjoy the buttons and thanks to everyone for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Memory Works Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Memory Works Birthday Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from  Kelly Holbrook's blog you are in the right place.  Memory Works turns 10 this month and we are celebrating!  Today we are having another fun blog hop.  I am so excited to be here to celebrate with you all and  I  hope you draw some inspiration for your next birthday celebration.  For today's hop I used several different product lines to create my projects for the birthday.  First off I decided that you can't have a party if you don't invite anyone so here is an invitation to my garden party!  I used pink cardstock, and elements from the Simple Stores Fabulous line. I die cut the large dragon fly using my sizzix and the small dragon flies are a punch I have.

And of course once you accept an invitation to a party you need to bring a card so I created a really simple birthday card using cardstock, two stamps from Stampin' Up and some scraps from the May Memory Works Express Kit...

As the hostess I want to make sure my guests feel welcome so I created treat boxes to give each guest that I will fill with goodies.  For this treat box I used a fast food french fry box as a pattern then I embellished with patterned cardstock, sticker letters and chipboard stickers. 

The final item for my garden party is a drinking straw label so guests don't mix up their drinks.  I used scraps for this project and letter stickers to personalize.

There will be a *prize for one lucky winner ! Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th. *Prize is sponsored by Memory Works. Thank you again for joing us today for our birthday blog hop.  Below is a list of all the blogs participating so you can visit everyone!  Be sure to leave a comment on my blog because I will be giving away a prize at the end of the hop.  If you are not already a follower of my blog I'd love to have you start following me.

1. Memory Works Blog
2. Sheri Feypel
3. Lacey Igo
4. Christy Musack
5. Jody Spiegelhoff
6. Rosann Elliott
7. Jenn Bidwell Edwardson
8. Kim Hill
9. Kelly Holbrook
10. Cathy Hollins       YOU ARE HERE
11. Janey Pumphrey     NEXT STOP
12. Sharon Hill
13. Caroline Piercy
14. Lynn Darda
15. Christine Pennington. http://www.Christines-creative

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blog Hop Sneak Peak

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Memory Works Blog Hop!

Be sure to join me on June 26th for a great blog hop celebrating Memory Works 10th birthday!  The talented ladies on the design team will be bringing you creative projects to celebrate the special birthdays in your life!  I will be sharing a treat box that you can make to give to each guest.

Thanks for being a follower of my blog and I hope to see you back here on June 26th

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Scraptuary Reveal!

 I'm so excited to actually be able to use my litte crafty cottage!  Back in February we had an 8' x 10' Tuff Shed building installed. This is what the building and yard looked like back then.  Since this picture we have added a vegetable garden on the other side of the building and the beautiful fruitless mulberry tree has sprouted leaves and shades the side of the building beautifully!

The inside of the building looked like this.  You can see the quality of the construction. The building is built just like a house.  

Here is what my  little crafty cottage looks like in the shade and you can see the veggie garden.  I love how the tree shades the east side of the building for the whole day. 

The long slow process of moving my stash from the master bedroom in the house out to the cottage has been interesting.  I am actually finding items that I had forgotten about.  It's almost like Christmas in June!  I am getting things organized and put away.  I have repurposed three pieces of furniture from my house that I thought I was going to have to get rid of.

This tiered wire basket holds several of the mini albums I have made over the years.

My wonderful sister-in-law Becky gave me this oak sofa table to use in my little cottage.  It works great to hold my wire crates.

The little shelf with the glass jars was made by Dewayne in a high school wood shop class.  For years it hung in my mother-n-laws kitchen and when Dewayne made her a new wood and iron shelf she was going to throw this out.  I saved it and have used it for many different purposes.  My plan is to paint it black so it stands out on the Ocean Breeze wall!.  The jars hold some of my ribbon supply.

This cabinet in a former life was a video cabinet but it works great to hold various supplies.  I am glad that I was able to keep these pieces and find new uses for them.

This shelf was originally hanging on the wall in my living room in Las Vegas but again, no room in the new house in Fowler so... repurpose!  I am going to remove the two pictures of my children and put them back in their albums and then I will create two small layouts to put in their places.  Again the shelf holds jars of ribbons and the three jars hanging from the hooks are from my friend Karen that I used to work with in Las Vegas.  I need to see if I can get another one from her to fill the last hook.  I really like the way they look hanging below.  Again these jars hold ribbons!  I have more ribbon to organize and figure out what to do with.

The cabinet below has glass shelves in it and stores my sizzix and cricut.  On the top two shelves I have displayed some small little nic nacs that have sentimental value to me.

 I am repurposing the dollhouse that I built  to also hold supplies.  I may end up using this space to display small framed pictures but again, a work in progress. 

I am so happy that you stopped by today to see my little scrappy cottage and I will update pictures as I finalize the space and get organized.