Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Craft Lounge New Stamps

**this is my second post today. Be sure to scroll down to see the first one.
Welcome to the first of 3 days of posts using new releases from Our Craft Lounge! Today I am showcasing Every Day Sentiments.
My son needed some thank you cards and they needed to NOT  be girlie. Ü This was a great way to use up scraps. I will need to be making a lot more of these for May when he graduates too!
Here is a list of DT members who are playing along. Be sure to stop by their blog for some fun summer inspiration! And come back Thursday for 2 more projects I have to share with you. 
If you would like another chance (or two) to win the new stamp sets, be sure to leave a comment on the OCL Blog and the OCL Facebook page also.
  • Prizes: Any comments left from Tuesday through Friday on any of the OCL team member blog post(s), the OCL Blog posts and the OCL Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for prizes. We will give away one of each set for a total of 3 prizes. Comments end Friday, August 3rd at 3:00 am Eastern/midnight pacific time.
Here is a list of the DT who are playing.
  • Amber Hillman
  • Broni Holcombe
  • Deb Felts
  • Debbie Corbari
  • Debbie Fisher
  • Joy Stagg
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Lori Barnett
  • Melissa Cash
  • Michelle Pearson
  • Stephanie Serrano
  • Tammie Edgerton
  • CHA Folder

    This is ABC week on Tombow and I wanted to share with you a folder I made for myself for CHA to keep track of all the important info I needed in one place. I am excited with how it turned out and it was so handy! It fit perfectly in the side pocket of my purse and everything was all organized in one place so I didn’t have to go hunting for the info I needed at any particular time.

    I used Bo Bunny papers for the whole project. I adhered paper to the 2 pocket file folder (that was cut down to 8.75″ tall) with a Mono Glue Stick. I created a fold over flap and it closes with a Fastener Tab.

    By using a 2 pocket folder, all you have to do is accordian fold it and start covering with designer paper and embellishements.

    Here is a look at the inside at the first two pockets…

    Here is the next two…

    For the receipt holder, I covered an envelope and made a flap cover for the top and adhered with a Fastener Tab.

    I cut the notepad to fit in the pocket with my quilting rotary cutter and cutting mat. The I cut designer paper to fit front of the “lip” of the notepad and to the back.

    I also like to finish the back.


    I hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try. You can make one of these and fill the pockets with anything.

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

    BFB The Widow of Saunders Creek

    The Widow of Saunders Creek

    I have mixed feelings on this book. It was very well written and easy to read, but the content was too bizarre for me. It was about ghosts, demons, etc.

    Corrie Saunders moves into her deceased husband's family's home that is 150 years old in the Ozarks. There are witches, mediums etc in the area and family and believe the house is haunted.

    It could be that these things really happen in life, but it was just too weird for me to really enjoy the book.

    I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    Epiphany Week at Tombow

    This week we are blog hopping with Epiphany Crafts. The DT received a punch with coordinating epoxy stickers and charms. I rec'd products that create a small scallop circle...about 1" in size.

    The products are easy to use. You slide paper in the punch, add the epoxy sticker, punch out and adhere to charm. You will need a different punch for each shape and design.

    For my project, I punched a butterfly from some Bo Bunny paper. I adhered it to the charm with Mono Multi Liquid Glue and added it to my key chain.

    I want to show you how you can use the epoxy sticker without a charm. Again I punched a butterfly out of Bo Bunny paper and added it to a Prima flower using a Foam Tab.

    I added it to a journaling piece, that I'm not sure if I'll use on a card or a scrapbook page.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    Play Ball!

    This week on Cutting Cafe, the DT each got to choose a set(s) to work with. All the sets we choose will be part of the Cyber Monday special!
    In honor of my cousin who is doing soooooo good since his accident and loves baseball, I chose the Baseball and Bat Shaped Card Set. It is very simple, but perfect to send a baseball loving teen!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Flip Floppin' Summer

    With the temps so high this summer, it has been perfect Flip Flop weather! That was the challenge to the Cutting Cafe DT this week...create a project with flip flops. My card uses Flip Flop Shaped Card and Summer Mini Words.

    Be sure to flippity flop over to the Cutting Cafe blog for more inspiration.

    Monday, July 9, 2012

    Give Thanks for EVERYTHING

    I recently ordered 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp and it isn't a quick read, but it is very good and deep. The main point is that we need to find little things to be greatful for and by recording them, we have a much more peaceful and stress free life. That doesn't mean stress won't enter our lives, but we don't give in to it like we used to.

    As some of you know, I've been getting ready for CHA. It's been crazy around here as the product for my classes didn't arrive until later than expected and it was rush rush getting everything done and Fed Exed today! I had left a mess on the dining room table and had to get the boxes to Kearney (1.5 ish hours away) to Fed Ex and checked in before noon. So I planned to clean up when I got home.

    I had several last minute things I needed to get in Kearney and Grand Island so got those all marked off my list and got home....to a disaster! I wish I could say I entered with a happy heart, but I am human and didn't.

    As I was grumbling about the mess, God reminded me of what I had been reading and to start making a thankful list...so here is my thankful list

    thankful that I even own a home to be messed up
    thankful that I have 2 boys to make a mess (esp since I miscarried 4 babies)
    thankful that I have ketchup to be out (even on the floor???)
    thankful that I have dishes to be dirtied
    thankful that I have food to make a mess with in the house
    thankful for my son that knows how to and likes to cook
    thankful to have clothes even if they are all over the floor
    thankful for a laundry basket even if it doesn't get used
    thankful that I am able to wash dishes
    thankful that even though it looked like a disaster walking in, it only took 20 minutes to clean up

    Sunday, July 8, 2012

    Summer Pics

    I have been very busy with getting ready for CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc), cutting LOTS of paper, kitting everything for make & takes, having company for the 4th, turning a year older and every day life. Ü

    Here are a few pictures of things that have happened around here.

    first I will start with this yummy yummy mulberry pie that Benjamin made

    decor around the house

    pics from the 4th

    at our house after parade
    I meant to take pics of all the food before everyone went thru the line, but it got crazy. This doesn't show the ones who braved the 100 degree weather and sat outside at the picnic table to eat!

    Flowers for my birthday. Thank you Kassy and Benjamin! I also got my favorite chocolates, a book from Kassy (Resolutions for Women) and taken to my favorite pizza place-Pizza Palace in Burwell. Homemade pizza and the best around. Wish I would have thought to have taken my camera there. Was sad to see that the place is for sale. I sure hope someone buys it and carries on the tradition.

    and last here are the boxes ready to be shipped out tomorrow to CHA. This doesn't count the things I will be taking with me as well!

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Happy 4th of July!

    Today in the US we are celebrating the 4th. Our little village throws a BIG celebration. It starts early in the morning with sand volleyball going most of the day, parade, BBQ/picnics, then games for ALL ages, karaoke, ball games til dark, then awesome fireworks! There is food, homemade pies/ice cream, and fun for everyone.
    Today on Cutting Cafe we are also celebrating this holiday. Be sure to stop by the blog and see all the wonderful patriotic goodies the DT has created. For my creation, I chose to make a card using this vintage image I got here. I used CC's Independence Day Backgrounds.

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Autograph Books

    I know tomorrow is Independence Day for US readers and I planned to create a fun project, but time just didn’t allow me to get out to the garage to cut some wood. I do want to wish you all a very Happy 4th for all US readers.

    I am sharing a project I already had done. These are autograph books, but could be used for mini albums, journals, etc. They are very simple to make.

    I used 2 pieces of mat board for the front and back. Covered them with plain cardstock for the back and inside front and stamped and decorated for the front. I adhered the cardstock with Mono Glue Stick.

    I used Mono Adhesive Permanent to adhere the layers. The image is stamped and colored with Dual Brush Pens.

    Then punch holes into the ends add eyelets and clasp rings and tie on ribbons. For the inside I just cut a bunch of white cardstock 1/4″ smaller.

    For the above one I added a film strip diecut I’ve had around for a long time.