Friday, July 29, 2011

Today's Craft Haul

Who knew I could 'get my craft on' at TJMaxx and Marshall's? I did stop in at AC Moore because they were having their dollar days sale and I could probably have camped out there for the evening but I have other plans for tonight.

So, here is my haul from AC Moore.
All their stickers were 40% off and most of the other stuff was $1 each.
9 sticker sheets
3 mini-cross-stitch samplers
Pack of pink paper sacks
Glue sticks
Stamp block
3 Ink pads
5 spools of ribbon
3 pads of 'list' paper
Totaled to about $35.00

This is my haul from TJMaxx.
12x12 paper pack, including 20 papers, 227 stickers and 88 punchouts (2.99!!)
K&Company 2 packs of rub-ons (total 30 pages)
K&Company Letters
Butterfly stamps
K&Company tags with envelopes
Totaled to about $15.00

Here's what I got at Marshall's.
Pad of 8x8 papers (48 sheets)
Cardstock Matstack (72 sheets)
Glitter photo mats (24)
Chipboard embellishments
2 packages of stamps
Acrylic blocks
Totaled to about $20.00

The big deal of the day was the acrylic blocks.  At AC Moore these were 9.99.
However, I scored them at Marshalls for 2.99!

Now, what to DO with it all????

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Tag Books - from the Beach I go to the beach for the annual family vacation and what do I like to do there?

Seems a little wasteful to be able to hang out on the beach yet spend my time indoors...but it's MY vacation and I can do what I want!  {I do spend time on the beach...just in case you were wondering!}

So, this year, Megan brought her sweet friend Jackie.  Jackie has claimed me as her 'other mom' so I guess she is my 'other daughter.'  I wanted to do a little something for the girls so I made them these tag books out of...... [drumroll please]......

Toilet Paper Rolls!

Each 'book' consist of 3 rolls.
They are covered in scrapbook paper with some attempt to coordinate...but if you know teen girls they are a little funky in how things go together. I hope you'll agree the result is fun.
{Sorry about the dark pictures.....}

Here are some of the tags I included for these...

a small notepad

Other side of one of the notepads

a place for a picture

this is the other side of the picture place

a mirror with rhinestones

an envelop with a little card

Each book is bound with some funky ribbon and additional embellishments were added for more fun!

I hope you are inspired to create something fun!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kitchen Table - Updated

Here is my plain kitchen table.  Nothing to get too excited about.

With a little burlap, muslin, hot glue and a mason jar, I turned my table into THIS:

I cut the burlap to a size I liked and pulled some threads off each side.  I hot-glued 3 handmade muslin 'flowers' in the corner and voila!  

I found a mason jar and covered it with a piece of burlap, added some rope and topped with a larger muslin flower.  

I filled with an assortment of silk wildflowers for a splash of color.  

Note:  I would be crazy to attempt to launder these.....they are purely for decoration - which suits me just fine  because my family sits around the living room for supper.  At least we are always together!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My First 'Craftaholics Anonymous' Gift Change

I signed up for the gift exchange which was hosted by Linda over at Craftaholics first one!
I wasn't sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised by the awesome gift I received from my exchange partner.  See here for what I received.

I recently learned that my co-worker Michaelle is big into paper crafting.  She gave me the cutest idea - which I couldn't help but implement for this gift exchange.  I hope my exchange partner liked it!

 This is a tag book made from recycled paper towel rolls!  I used the colors my partner told me she liked and had a great time picking out the paper, ribbon and other notions to use on this!