Gettin' Crafty

Made some earrings today...


Pretty excited how they turned out. I even made the little felt envelope with a die from The Cat's Pajamas. Woot, woot! 

Here is the envelope closed with the earrings inside...


How great is that? Turned out to be the perfect size. YEAH!

Tomorrow I plan on stamping & getting caught up on some cards (or at least I hope to). My shoulder has been giving me some trouble so I don't know how productive I will be. This is the reason for my absence over the last week. :( 

Anywho, hope to see you all tomorrow. Enjoy the earrings!



DIY Snowglobes

Have you ever made these? SOOOOOOO easy! All you need is a jar, E6000 glue, fun stuff to put in the jar & fake snow. Seriously, easiest & cutest gift EVER! I know, I made them this past Christmas!! LOL

IMG_1146My niece LOVES Littlest Pet Shop & snow globes. I HAD to make her one. :) 

IMG_1148This one was a special one for my Sis. Yes, I made a matching one for myself. LOL

Best place to get ideas for this fun project? PINTEREST!!! I spend way too much time pinning. Oh please, don't sit there & try to deny that you don't go on there, you know you do. It is what it is people...a drug! LOLOL

Alright, hope you enjoyed my fun stuff. 

Thanks for stopping by!



Introducing...Nellie, the NDS goat!!

This is my new goat. Isn't she the cutest? My team at work adopted her from my Sister and are paying goat support for her so that she can permanently stay on my Sister's Micro Ranch. I have to admit, I am just smitten with her. So much so that I called my Sis yesterday and told her that she needed to take pictures of my goat & send them to me. What a demanding Mom I am. LOL

Want to see what else is going on at my Sis's micro ranch? All you have to do is "LIKE" her on Facebook. Here is a link to her page: Red Boot Micro-Ranch 

Go on, check her out, you know you want too!! :) 


Speaking of my Sister, I have been getting a box of goodies put together to send her. One of the things I put in there is this set of magnets that I made for her out of bottle caps, check it out: 

Aren't those great? I think she will like them. 

Craft deets: 

  • Bottle caps, vintage style milk caps (you can find them HERE; I bought them from Jilly Bean Kids), magnets & Diamond Glaze. 

This is seriously the easiest craft EVER and cute magnets? Uh hello, YES!!! LOL

Okie dokie smokies, I better get my tush in gear. Have a happy Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by!




Oh, before I go, you know the Community Service I participated in on the 14th? Well, here is a hole LOAD of pictures from that day : CLICK HERE As you can see, it was an INCREDIBLE day!! :) 

Nookalicious - Take 2

So not only did I buy the NOOK but my friend Esther did too. I decided since I was making myself a cover I would be the good friend and make her one too. to Joann's we went and purchased some fabric together. Yes, I purchased more fabric for myself. You know what a hoarder I am!! Besides, I have to keep things FRESH don't you know? LOL

A little note about my friend Esther, she LOVES Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) things. So when we saw the below fabric in Joann's we knew it was the one for her. I have to admit, it is growing on me. The bright colors are FAB!! 

See what I mean?


Here is a close up shot of the outside...


I tried my hand at stitching straight lines across the front of the cover to give it some texture and to also hold the cotton batting in place within the cover.

But you know what I forgot to do? Sew my hair band in between the two pieces of fabric. DUH!! This is why I have ribbon the ribbon. See what I mean...


And one more peek inside...


If I were to do ribbon again, I would run it in between the fabric so that you didn't see it, but then again, maybe I will remember to sew the hair band in and add the button instead. LOL

So there you have it. Another one of my Nook cover creations. Wait til you see the next one that I have in the works. Whoa Nelly! It is going to be cute! YIPPEEE!!

Alrighty then, I am off like a prom dress. I am going to try and dig my stamp desk out before I go to bed tonight. I feel like stamping. LOVE THAT FEELING!!

See you all later! Thanks for stopping by!



So recently, when I was on vacation, I decided that purchasing a NOOK would be the best thing for me. Considering how much I love to read and the fact that I have books stashed in every nook (get it?) & cranny around the house I needed to "downsize" my habit (kinda like needing to "downsize" my stamp habit!!).

I went back & forth over purchasing a digital e-reader...would I like it? Would it be the same as holding an actual book? The list went on and on. I thought, "what the heck?" Why not research it a bit, mull it over and then take the plunge, See if it's something I think I will like/love. Well, long story short, I did the research, compared the e-readers on the market & decided to go with the NOOK.

I am in, LoVe, LOVE!! Oh my goodness, why did I wait so long? This thing is FAB! The darn thing even fits in my PURSE! For crying out loud, HOW FRIGGIN' AWESOME IS THAT??? I take it everywhere. Seriously. 

The only thing bad? Not enough cute covers out there on the Barnes & Noble website. Nope. I mean, I didn't want my new NOOK to get SCRATCHED, right? RIGHT. So where did I turn to? Etsy. Oh yes, there are so many handmade covers on there and boy howdy, they are/were, CUTE! I decided to buy one. Yep. And then I noticed how long it would take for them to get it to me...three weeks. Three weeks? I wasn't going to be able to wait that long. I am not that patient. So I thought to myself..."well, how hard could it be to make one myself?" I have a couple of sewing machines, I CAN DO THIS!

I got myself all pumped up and this was the first one I made...


Yes, you all know how much I love coffee. When I saw this print...I was like...uhhhhh YES! Now please note, I am no seamstress. That is my mother. She is the queen of all sewing things. She gets behind a machine and the darn thing sings for her. Me? I am lucky to sew a straight line. I have...umm..."other" talents...LOL What am I trying to say? THIS IS A BIG DEAL PEOPLE!!! (For me, at least...LOL)

Here is a close up shot...I sewed on the block lines of the fabric so that it would have more of a "quilted" look to it.


I also stole/borrowed Anna's wonderful idea of using a hair band & a button for a closure that she used on a wallet she made ( I am the proud owner of this wallet, thank you very much! heehee). Can you see the stitching better now?

And here is the inside...this is where it gets a little rough...


I totally miffed the upper left hand piece of elastic that is holding my NOOK in my handmade holder. Somehow I missed the bottom edge and didn't get it sewn down. WHAN! That's okay though, like I said...I AM A NOVICE and darn proud of it. So what do you think? Nifty? or not so Nifty? Mom, what do YOU think? Think I did pretty good for going solo on this?? heehee 

And...Anna Wight, thank you for your continued inspiration, I just love you!! Heartshape1 

Alright, I am outta here. I have to go clean my house or it will never get done this weekend.

See you People tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!!!


My iPod gets cold in the morning...

so I wanted to make him a little cozy to keep him warm. Something that I would still be able to use the controls with, maybe not ALL the controls, but the majority of them.

This is what I came up with:


Nothing too fancy but still functional, know what I mean? I can still go to the menu, fast forward, rewind, play, pause. etc. The only thing I can't do? Scroll through my music. I actually have to take my iPod out of the holder or at least push him up high enough in the holder to run my finger around the control through my little cut out window.


I even made a little cut out at the bottom so that he can still sit in my iPod player at work without taking his cozy off. My earphones even plug in at the bottom thanks to the small cut out. Now he won't get scratched up anymore. Aren't I a good Mom? If only I had done this sooner...LOL

Alright, I am off like a prom dress...see you all later!


P.S. I hope you have a ROCKIN' Tuesday!

P.P.S. My little iPod cozy is made out of felt. Biggrin