Monday, February 3, 2014

Hogs and Kisses, Valentine!!

Seriously, I LOVE volunteering at my children's school, but sometimes I feel like I am way more busy than I would be if I had a paying job.  The funny thing is that I have projects for school right now that involve being crafty, but it just doesn't feel the same.  I need some free craft time; not to mention I have bow orders waiting to be completed.  The problem is that there is only one table I work off of in my craft room since it also doubles as a guest room, which means one project must be completed before the next one is started. 
Anyway, back to the reason we are here!! 
Here is actually one project that I did get a chance to complete.

I know the picture is horrible!!  My phone did this major update and now my picture settings are completely out of sorts.  Not really sure where the changes were made at, so I have not been able to correct the issue yet.  

Anyway, this card is my Design Team Card for Melonheadz Friends' Valentine Challenge.  This cute piggy was an old digistamp from Nikki over at Melonheadz that I have had for a very long time.  I was just looking or something other than the traditional heart/lovey Valentine.  Plus, I am so cheesy!  I love to come up with play on words.  Of course, this saying was not my own, but it works nonetheless!  The other bonus is that, again, all the supplies came from my scrap drawers.  For example, I know the heart vellum is at least six years old because it is left over from when I made wedding announcements for my brother and his wife.  Bonus, I printed the saying out on my new printer!!  It arrived Wednesday, this past week, and Sean hooked it right up for me!  Let me just say, I am loving this whole wireless printing feature!!  It is not even that I am printing from places all over the house; no, I am sitting right next to my printer.  I just get overwhelmed with clutter (especially in my craft space), so one less wire hanging down, is FABULOUS!!  

Okay, enough rambling for today.  I promise I am going to try to post some of the 100th Day of School projects I completed to take with us to school today.  
Plus, I have a few more things waiting to make an appearance here on my blog!  
Thanks for stopping in :)

Monday, January 20, 2014



Today, I am going to share the card I made for the new challenge over at Melonheaz Friends.
I hope you will pop over and join the challenge and look at the great things the newest members of the design team came up with.

I am actually very impressed with the way this turned out because everything about this card was found in my stash.  After eight or so years, my printer decided to stop working.  Luckily, I had printed this cute little guy at some point as to not waste space while printing other digistamps.  All the supplies were found in my scraps pile; all out of the black drawer at that.   Of course, since the printer has stopped, I turned to my sticker stash for a sentiment to add this card.

Okay, now I am off to spend some time researching new printers!!!  

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Monday, December 9, 2013

One little baby....

Hello Everyone!
I always start by saying I know it has been awhile...
SO, let me just tell you why it has been awhile.  It is hard to craft when my craft table is filled with ribbon, hair clips, bottle caps, and anything else that goes into making my hair bows.  That has been what has been keeping me busy.  I did a craft show this past Saturday, and I have one again this Saturday.  Then I WILL BE paper crafting.  However, until then here is the card I have to share with you to go along with the new challenge starting over at the Melonheadz Friends blog.

This week's challenge is all about Christmas.  Be sure to go check it out!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Big News!!!

Good Morning All!!

I know it has been awhile yet again since I have posted anything.  It is amazing to me how much time I think I am going to have for crafting, but it never works out that way.  I can't complain because I love the time I get to spend volunteering at the kid's school.  Plus, another major time consumer right now has been my bows.  I have had LOTS order for them recently.  Plus, I am getting ready to do another craft show.  I did two events a few weeks back and sold out of all my bows except for about five, and I started with about 60 or so.  Not too shabby :)

Anyway, onto my big news....

I am SOOOOO excited!  I can't even tell you.  Not to mention, she is ABSOLUTELY one of my most favorite digistamp creators!

So here is my first card as a new design team member.

This is a free digi I got a few years back, but I thought it would be perfect for this time of the year and the Fall Colors Challenge.

Pop over and take a shot at the challenge!
Thanks for sharing in my excitement :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Put a Bow on It!

Not sure if I have every shared that "Put a Bow on It!" was what I originally planned to name my bow business, but when I searched Facebook in order to create my page, I realized that there were several versions of that already in use.  Thus, I came up with "Let's Hear It for the Bows!"  I do tend to get a lot of encouraging compliments on my name, though, so I think it turned out the way it was supposed to.  

Today, I have a few recent special order bows to share with you.  These all start with 1.5" gross grain ribbon as the base.  It is my favorite, and in my opinion the easiest to work with.  It allows me to make several different sizes of bows, which is best since not everyone likes the huge bows Amelia tends to wear.

I love using buttons as a way to fancy up the centers of my bows.  Gives it just a little something else.  Another thing I found today, was a multi-crafting blog that is having a challenge requiring the use of buttons.  Not sure, if hair bows are exactly what they had in mind, but I thought I would give it a shot anyway.  The blog is Ruby's Rainbow and it is challenge #65.

Also, thanks for looking and here is the link to my Facebook.  Come look around a bit!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Six again!

Hello Again!

Okay, so Book Fair is open today now, but I have a bow order I must get to.  Thus, I stayed home this morning to make a bow (and blog).  I will be heading to school shortly.  So, I will just share quickly the other birthday card (that I made at the last minute) for a little friend of Conner's, who turned six this past weekend.

I have been on a roll with using up scraps, pieces and extra preprinted digistamps, which is exactly what I did this time, too.  Makes me feel resourceful when I do that!  I know it is a super easy card.  However, since it was for a child, I thought it fit.  I think the stamp might be a Bugaboo stamp, but again, I can't say with certainty.  It does, however, meet the requirements for a few challenges!

Thanks for looking again!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Birthday Weekend

Well, today is the last day of Book Fair, so maybe my craft room won't feel so lonely after today!  I certainly have a few bow orders I have to catch up on before anything else crafty can be done!  However, this weekend was another one jammed packed with Birthday Parties.  The catch was that this weekend included parties for Conner's friends.  He has been waiting for the day when he was one the invited to the birthday parties, and Sissy had to stay home.  Needless to say, he started off with a bang!

Here is the card I made for the party on Sunday.  The party was for a girl in his class, who he refers to as his "Super Good Friend".  Too cute!!

I was totally late in getting this card made, so I headed straight to the scrap drawers and my binder with all of the preprinted Digi Stamps.  I never just print one image at a time, so I will load up a page with other images.  Even if I don't plan to use it right at the moment, it helps me to be prepared and save time when situations like this come up.  However, the bad part is that I can't even tell you where I got the stamp from because it has been printed and sitting for so long!  I also took out my notebook where I make note of some of the challenges I may be interested in joining.  I knew I had copied down a sketch challenge, so it was a "no-brainer" on what the layout was going to be.  Like I said, all of the paper was in my purple scrap drawer.  I know that the patterned paper was left over from a mini book I got from Creative Memories YEARS ago!  I colored the image with colored pencils, and blended away, to help cover the lines because I colored so fast.  Here are the challenges I am submitting it to:

Thanks for looking!