Monday, October 29, 2012

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Happy Monday All

I am so sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately but hopefully things are calming down and back on track. The new grand is home and settled in. He was born with pnemonia and spent a week in the hospital but is doing great now. I started a job about a month ago so that was a bit of an adjustment. Working from home for over 20 years and then getting a job outside the home took a little getting used to. I miss being with the grands all the time but also really like my job. The grands live with us so we are still together a lot.
I have been having some fun and still doing some reorganization. (in my case this seems like a never ending process) I totally loved the way my fellow DT sister Cheri from DJ's Sundries was housing her 3 Girl JAM ribbons and decided to copy her storage idea.

This is a carousel for pens and pencils that I altered and now it houses my entire stash of 3 Girl JAM goodness. All ribbons and twine are wound on craft sticks. There is even room for my canvas strips, burlap and bow maker in the middle. It is adorned with Halloween Harvest crinkle ribbonBurlap and Vintage Buttons. This takes up less space than my old storage and I can see all the gorgeous colors right out in the open. I stamped the sewing machine from Pink by Designs "Sew Lovely" stamp set.
I glued a magnet on the side and another to the bottom of this container to hold all my Vintage Buttons. If you are wandering about the little sign I will be putting photos of my 4 grands on this side also. When my daughter was a little girl I called her Tara Beara so it continued with my grands and they are all my little bear cubs!!!
The bottle cap is from Spare Parts and I added a couple Vintage Buttons and more burlap to this side. The sentiments are from Pink by Designs "Crop til you Drop" and "Faith" stamp sets.
 I stamped the sewing machine again on some more burlap for this side.
 Here is a view from the top.
This was my old ribbon storage method.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2013-2014 Date Book

I hope you have all had a very restful weekend and are ready to face another week. The weather around here has become chilly in the mornings but by afternoon it is very comfortable. Fall is my favorite season of the year. The days are nice, the colors are beautiful, the heater and air conditioner are both turned off so energy bills are cheaper. See it's just the perfect time of year I tell ya. lol

Fall also means another year is right around the corner. It is amazing how fast this year has gone by. I have to say though that I am ready for it to be over. This year has been a very stressful one and I pray that next year is a much quieter one. So in getting ready for the new year I made a 2 year date book. I could not wait another 2 1/2 months to start using it so I also included November and December.
The image is Belle from our challenge sponsor "Saturated Canary". You still have until Thursday to enter this challenge so be sure to check it out HERE.

The gorgeous ribbon is 3 Girl JAM "Christmas Candy" from the new Seasons Bundle.
I made the calendar pages in Word so they are an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet folded in half.
The bottom of each page is glued together so each one forms an envelope. I am going to make tags for each month with a list of important days. This way in 2015 I can transfer the tags instead of needing to rewrite all the dates. I can also add a second tag to each month to journal things that happen so when it comes time to make a scrap page I can refresh my memory of what happened when.
Easy Peasy.
I added 3 folders in the back that will get jazzed up in time and somewhere on my date book I will be adding photos of my grandkids so they will always be with me.

I wanted this book to be something that I can add things to over the 2 years as the mood hits me and I think that is possible but yet it starts out fantastic also.
If you would like the pdf file for the calendar pages just email me at
omascrafts @

Friday, October 5, 2012

Anything Goes at 3 Girl JAM

It's Challenge time at 3 Girl JAM again.
Anything Goes for this challenge.
My grandson and I made a card for Opa.
This handsome little zombie is Philly from Saturated Canary.
Bryce picked him out so that we could make this cute card.
We used Blue 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon.
The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts "Totally Witchin" stamp set.
After Bryce read it he kept sneeking up on me acting like he was going to trip me and then ran away yelling,
"The Zombies won't eat ME cause they have you." lol

Our sponsor for this challenge is...

The winner will receive 2 digis from Saturated Canary, a 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon bundle and a guest design spot on a future challenge.
Link up your projects over on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog.

Be sure to check out all the new 3 Girl JAM goodies in the store.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Master Crafter Challenge

Well the day has finally arrived to reveal the Master Crafter projects.

Pink by Design sent 100 Crafters a box of goodies including.....
**Scissor Mouse from Westcott**
**DCWV Rockstar mat stack from DCWV Deals**
**Cotton Bag from State Line Bag Co.**
**Rhinestones from Queen & Co.**
**Sentiment stamp from Pink by Design**
**2 Assorted Buttons**
My project used a little of everything + a few other things.
I also used the "Enjoy the Journey" stamp set and "Cloudy Days" background stamp from Pink by Design.
To see all the projects you can head over to Pink by Design.
Voting will start October 7th at 12:01am CST.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thanks a Latte

Happy Monday and Happy October everyone.

This weekend I turned another year older. My present to myself was to hibernate in my craftroom. It was so much fun and I got quite a bit accomplished. Another little secret is that hopefully by the time the sun goes down tonite we will have another grandson.

Today's project is in honor of our third challenge
over on the challenge blog.
I used the Perk-fect Pair digi from Fresh Brewed Designs.
3 Girl JAM Hot Chocolate crinkle ribbon
I am also showing a sneeky peek of the NEW Burlap that will soon be in the store!!
The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life Coffee4Two stamp set.