Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Liebster Blog Awards

I've been nominated for another Liebster Award!!! I'm so honored, not totally sure that it's a great thing because that means my blog isn't growing much but I am still touched that Deborah liked my blog enough to give me this award You should totally check her out! She's so sweet and has some great creations on her blog.

Go here -----> Deborah Adams A Creative Life  and give her some cyber hugs!

Here are the rules of the nomination:

  1. Be sure to Thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 of your favourite blogs with under 500 followers and ask your own 11 questions.
  4. Make sure to let each blogger know about your Liebster Blog nomination on their blog (leave a comment and link back to your Liebster Blog post).
Be sure to thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog.

Here are the 11 questions for my chosen blogs:

1.      How did you get started in Crafting? My mom started us at a very young age so I've crafted my whole life.
2.      Out of your supply which Die Cut, do you like and use the most? I use my Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Tattered Banners (by TH) it's so versatile for adding sentiments.

3.      Do you prefer to make cards, mixed media, or scrapbook pages? I started out making cards and I still enjoy that but my heart is in Mixed Media, I've never been a scrapbooker.
4.      What is your favorite color to use when designing a project? (card, scrapbook pg, mixed media) Ivory is my favorite base color and Turquoise my favorite add in.
5.      What movie is you’re all time favorite? Oh that's a tough one...I think No Way Out with Kevin Costner
6.      Where are you from? Ummmm...I was an Air Force Brat...I have no long time roosts per se. I've lived the longest length of time In Central Texas, 21 years now but getting ready to move to Florida...wanderlust I guess :)
7.      Did you do/did crafts with your kids when they are still little? Always, I tried to instill the love of art in both my children and they both enjoy it thankfully.
8.      What is your favorite fruit to eat? Another tough one...if I have to pick just one I'd say Pomegranates. 
9.      Do you have any pets or kids? Two grown kids and two dogs, although technically one of the dogs is my sons but it lives with me for now.
10.   Where do you like to go to eat? Where don't I like to go to eat would be a better question LOL...If I'm not cooking it I love it!
11.   Do you have other hobbies or interests? I love to read, walk the beach (and lay on it too!), travel, and play games (board, internet doesn't matter).

So here is my list of Blogs that i would like to share this award no particular order:

1. Sue Ann Thomason sue ann thomason creations

2. Nicky Wilcox Lady Jasmine Crafts

3. Laurie Moore moore art from the heart

4. Madison Meadows Card Blessings

5. Itza Gomez Itza Thoughts

6. Marfa Otano Crafting Marfa

7. Gladys Moreno Heart of a Gipssy

8. Liza Cobdono Liza's Paper Passion

9. Miriam Meserve Miram's Crafting Blog

10. Madge Gillen Scrappin Madge

11. Rhonda Bewley Ratliff Flowers by Rhonda

And here's your questions:
1. What got you to or why did you start blogging?
2. What's your favorite medium?
3. Do you have an artists that inspire you?
4. How often do you craft?
5. Where do you currently live?
6. Are you on any design teams or special groups that you'd like to highlight?
7. What are your future crafting plans?
8. Married, kids, animals?
9. Do you have other hobbies that help you relax?
10. Have you ever traveled outside of your country? If so where?
11. If you could go on a vacation all expenses paid where would you go?

I could have nominated so many more but I only get to choose 11. I hope I chose the right 11 and they all participate and proudly share the award on their blog. Here's to you all! You deserve kudos for great blogging.

Love ya,

A Simple and Cheap Ring

A very quick project to show you today. A cute ring made from Miriam's Crafting Supply Products.

Filigreed ring base $.75


Antique copper tone beautiful filigreed ring base that has space for a 10mm, or slightly larger pearl, rhinestone, or other item.

10 - 15mm butterfly buttons $1.00

You receive 10 buttons per order. These are painted and glazed wooden buttons.

A little glue and a couple of small crystal gems.

Total cost? Under $1.00... not bad for a cute accessory.
Hope you enjoyed this simple project.
Love ya!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Try This at Home Friday Tutorial: Print Directly to a Tag

This week for Miriam's Crafting Supplies DT project, I was to do a TRY THIS at HOME Tutorial. I decided to show everyone how to print directly to a tag using the ephemera set that accompanies the paper that I used in my Mini Album. So with out further ado, here's the video. Enjoy and I hope you find it helpful!

Love ya,


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hot Air Ballon Mini Album for Miriam's Crafting Supplies Design Team Mon...

This month the challenge theme is Hot Air Balloons. I went steampunky with it! Miriam has these great mailers that are perfect for creating an album with. I used quite a few of Miriam's products for this mini album along with some items I had on hand.

Miriam's Supplies:

6x6 Shippers
Small Bronze Tone Box Feet
Large Bronze Tone Round Metal Embellishments
Bronze Tone Keyhole Embellishment
Bronze Tone Hot Air Balloon Charm
Bronze Tone Clock Hands Charm
Silver Tone Steampunky Key Charms
Gold 4" Foil Paper Lace Doilies (forgot these in the video...oops)
Dare's Designs Come Fly With Me Digital Papers

I used some punchenella and nail polish to create the texture along with some left over lace from my wedding dress. I hope you enjoy the video pictorial and please, be sure to stop by Miriam's Crafting Blog to pick up your supplies. Her prices are FANTASTIC and the service is even better!

Love ya,