Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Baby Shower Favor

I have been having so many problems with my computer.  The Geek Squad came out and found several problems with the computer and now everything is okay once again.  Click on the link and you will see the cutie-st  table top baby shower favor.
This is an idea that I came up with while my computer was down.  And girls and guys it was very inexpensive  to create.

Supplies: This will make 1 baby shower favor.  

1- wine glass clear, 1-bag of paper shard in pink or blue, 1- burst of color weight, 1-paper napkin pink or blue, 1-spool of sheer ribbon 1"inch wide and 1-bottle of Arleen's Thick Designer Tacky  Glue, 1-Bottle of alcohol, 4- cotton balls, 1-tape measure, 1-narrow ribbon to bring the colors together.

Store:  All the supplies were gotten from my local Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby.


Take your bottle of alcohol and the 4 cotton balls and wet them with the alcohol.  Now clean the wine glass and let dry.
Place wine glass on your work surface in front of you.  Open your bag of paper shard. Take out about 2 hands full.
Lay on the work surface.  Now get your burst of color weight and place a good amount of Arleen's Thick Designer Tacky Glue on the bottom of it.  Place the weight in the middle of the wine glass.  Let completely dry. (Meaning over night.)
Once dry. Take your paper shards and place around the inside of the wine glass covering up the base of the weight and bringing it up to the top of the glass.
Take your napkin and fold forming a triangle. Place around the base of the wind glass.   Bring the ends together and glue.
Now take your sheer ribbon and measure 8"inches long.  Bring the to ends together and pinch in the middle to form a bow.  Glue in place.  Take the narrow ribbon and place in the middle of the bow. Glue in place.
Now glue the entire bow too the base of the napkin and hold in place for a few minutes.
Fluff out the top of the weight and that is it!!

This is only one idea that you can use this for.  Try a Birthday, or Wedding , or Young Ladies coming out party.  The possibilities are endless.

Have fun with this project.  And remember, "Keep Living the Crafting Life."©

Should you all decided to use this idea.  Please upload pictures so that we can see it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Problems In Photoshop

Hello crafting family and friends.  I know you all were looking for the tutorials today but, I am having problems with uploading for some reason.  I have been working at it all day.  If I can't get it by tomorrow.  I will have no other choice but to call in a professional to look at my computer.   Just bear with me.
And remember, "Keep Living the Crafting Life."©

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tutorials Are Here!

Hello to my crafting family. I know you all have been waiting for the tutorials to arrive. Well, the wait is over. I will be unloading them on Tomorrow and more than likely the rest of this week. Thank you all for sending in your comments by email on what you were interested in learning about. I have completed (6) so far of the (25) that the family wants to learn. Just bear with me. I will get them all in over the next few weeks. Today here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It has been a very rainy day. The rains started here I want to say about Thursday of last week. We must accept what we do not have the power to change. I am found out that the website called Craftster has opened up a new contest for all of us to enter. The deadline is February 1 through 10th, 2013 @ 11:59EST. I think that you all will
enjoy it. So go on over and check it out. The address

Don't forget you must register to create an account with them. But once you do. You will find all kinds of information. And if you guys enter the contest. Please don't forget to let the rest of your crafting family here know about it. We want to see pictures. Lot's and lot's of pictures! And remember as always, "Keep Living the Crafting Life."©

Friday, January 11, 2013

(CHA) Craft & Hobby Associations Big Convention

Good evening to all my fellow crafter's. Weather you are a hobbyist craft person or a seasoned professional. When you are here. My goal is too make you feel as if you are home and you can always be assured that you will always find both New and useable information. , , , , , So this is some great links that I have included for your talent to go through. Also, follow this link to enter the Ipad mini. The drawing will be heald on Jaunary 15,2013 Located on Plaids website. So, hurry!! And Good luck! Remember when one of you guys go and enter please come back here and leave a comment.
This is another offering I am submitting. This Bridal Box was created for a bride on her special day. The colors that you see in the box are the ones she used in her weddoing party. The inside of this box also tells a story about the bride and her husband. As you know and for my newbie craft people. (CHA) stands for Craft & Hobby Assoicaion. The largest convention for Craft people is being held in Anaheim, CA. at the Anaheim Convention Center. I am also going to add the (CHA) link for you all out there who is thinking about joining the organization. Just follow this link and it will take you to the clubs home page. There you will find the answers to your many questions. And remember, "Keep Living the Crafting Life."©

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Meet the Newest CSI !!

I know you all have been wondering where I have been? Well, I have been studying for my certification. Certification in what you maybe asking yourself? Well, while doing research I came across this website entitled Spotted Canary School. So, I said, "what is this." After going a little further. I learned that this was a school for Professional Crafter's. And, they also offer all different kinds of classes for beginner's to advanced crafter's to take. Well, you guys know me by now that I am going to dig until I find the ins and outs of a thing. Continuing on, I also learned that they are a part of EKSuccess Brands© of products. Now this was getting interesting too me. Once I discovered this I was in. There was a heading listed becoming an instructor. So, I clicked on it and filled out the online form. Well, a day or so later I received an email in my inbox inviting me to become certificated. I jumped at the chance to do this. Then the holiday's came and I did not get back to it until a few day's ago. I can gladly say that I passed making A's through out the course. Well, today, I received another email in my inbox stating that I was now an (SCI). These call letters stand for the following. Spotted Canary Instructor. The email also said that I can start teaching in my hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana when ever I find a venue. Now, let me explain to you all just what this mean. I will be representing EKSuccess Brands of products. I know that you all know the company. We see their present in all the craft stores throughout the country. I will be @ stores like Micheal's which is located in Hammond Arie. You will also be able to find me @ different churches, centers, women organizations throughout the Baton Rouge area and surrounding parishes. Now, you all who live in Louisiana know what this mean? We will finally get a chance to meet each other. I am so excited!! You all can go to this link and find out when my classes will be and where. And for you guys meaning men too are welcome can follow this link as well if you would like to become an instructor. Ho, I know you all want to know how you get paid. Very good question. You set you own prices for the classes that you teach. You can either charge for the class alone or add it in with the supplies your students will need for the class. This is your money. Here is the link: And please you guys. Let the rest of us know if you go to the site and if you decided to take the certification? My instructors kit is to arrive through the mail in about two weeks. I have also been working on some new products that I will be uploading with my next visit. So remember, "Keep Living the Crafting Life."©

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

You're Home After the Holidays!!

Happy New Years to my crafting families. I hope you all had a great and enjoyable time. I had a great time but very busy. Doing my time away from chatting with you 'all I was working on several new products to add to my creative line. Today, you 'all will be the first to see my new additions. I hope that you enjoy them. So set back and relax and enjoy the ride. My first offering is initialed My Story Box. I came up with the idea after visiting my hometown library. At the time I was in the young people's section. Each box is an extension of the person themselves. It brings their most inner dreams to life. Once inside, it is hard to leave. I Present 2 U The Story Box©
If you would like to purchase one for your very own then email me with your contact information. I also offer the pattern for this item. Because the item is Copyright protected. You have permission to re-create the item from the pattern for your personal use only. Should you have an interest to sell the item once you create it then you will need written permission. Please email me. There is also a kit available for this item. For more information, please email me. My next offering is The Fan-It Wall Hanging©
This item can be ordered in an array of colors to fit your needs. However; I also offer a pattern for this item as well as a kit. You have permission to re-create this item for your personal use only. Should you be interested in re-sell you will need written permission to do so. Please email me with your contact information. And finally The Switch-A-Rue Accessories Collection©
This item saves new moms, grandmothers, and dads a great deal of money when it comes to purchasing accessories for their daughters. With this line. You only need to buy (1) pair of socks. The only thing you will buy again are the innerchangables. That's it! I came up with this idea for my new grand daughter Katherine. You guys remember. I told you about her. She is now going on (3) months and growing. (The dress in the photo is a purchased item from a store that my daughter made). I hope you enjoyed the show of just what I have been doing over the holidays. Please don't forget to repin. And guys don't forget to leave a comment below. I read each and everyone of them. And remember, "Keep Living the Crafting Life!"©