Monday, March 18, 2013

Dance a Little Jig

TGIM (Thank Goodness It's Monday)
This weekend has been crazy busy with work, class and the grands. Not much time left to play in the craft cave. 
I am so looking forward to a slower week.
It is all about the green over on the Challenge Blog and I am playing along.
This happy guy has been enjoying his green beer a little too much. lol He is from the PKS February 2012 STOM.

3GJ Goblin Green ribbon is the perfect touch for this St Patty's Day card.
I hope you all have a fun week.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Love my Job

Gotta say some days I really love my job.
I have 3 different jobs at 2 fabulous stores and have to confess that 95% of the time I totally LOVE my jobs. My first job is sales at a local Sew and Vac. One of the up-sides to this job is being able to make things like this soft and cuddly baby quilt.
My second job at the same store is teaching Bernina owners classes. One of the projects from a couple weeks ago is this cute pin cushion jar.
I also had a class a while back making a "Picnic Quilt" and yesterday Anna (one of the ladies that took the class) came in for me to teach her how to finish the binding. She was so excited that she was finishing her first quilt and she did such an amazing job on it.
My third job, I started about 2 months ago, at one of the local quilt shops. The owner of the shop is the local coordinator for "Project Linus". In between cutting fabric I get to do quite a bit of sewing there also and my 1st project was a "Project Linus" quilt.
See I have the best of both worlds and that is why I LOVE my jobs. Now I just need to get a 4th job at a scrapbook shop and I would totally have it made.

Friday, March 8, 2013

3GJ-TAWS Cross Promo Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3GJ/TAWS Cross Promotion Double Challenge Blog Hop!
If Kim from Joyful Creations with Kim sent you over then you are right where you should be. If you just happen to be visiting my blog and would like to start from the beginning then head on over to The Alley Way stamps.
The goal of this cross promo/double challenge is to introduce you all to 2 awesome companies, gather inspiration from both DT’s and have the opportunity to enter 2 fun challenges!
The Alley Way Stamps is owned and operated and all super adorable designs drawn by Alison can check out her shop here~ 
3 Girl JAM is owned and operated by the talented Julie K Bling and her 2 daughters. They make the most beautiful hand dyed crinkle ribbon.... you can check out her shop here~ 
Every 2 weeks TAWS has a new challenge based on a fun photo called "Be Inspired" and 3GJ has their own challenge using 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon
So for this challenge the DT's are using the inspiration photo, The Alley Way Stamps and 3GJ ribbon.
YOUR challenge will be to come up with a project using THIS photo, a stamp and ribbon.
Remember the photo is for inspiration ONLY....
~~~be creative, use your imagination and show us what this photo inspired you to create~~~
Need some inspiration?
We hope you will hop through the line-up and see all the gorgeous projects the DT’s have created.
Then at TAWS blog and the 3GJ challenge blog you will find out more about their individual challenges and have the opportunity to link up to not just one challenge but both challenges for the chance to win some awesome prizes!
We have broken both DT’s into 2 groups…one group shared their projects last Friday and the second group is sharing their projects today.
Just for hopping though our mini hop BOTH weeks, commenting on all the DT's projects 
entering BOTH challenges
your name will be entered to win a
TAWS stamp set and a Bundle of 3GJ
But that is not all!
Each challenge will also be giving away a
TAWS stamp set and a Bundle of 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon
SO there are LOTS of ways to be entered to win some awesome prizes!!!
Onto my project for the hop
I made a little treasure "stache" holder along with a little pirate guard. I used the TAWS "Mustache Mania" stamp set and stamped his cute little mustache and then fussy cut it. I added some gorgeous 3 Girl JAM "Sunflower" crinkle ribbon around the rim because it looks like gold to me (and what treasure doesn't have some gold in it?)
I hope you liked my project and now I will send you off to visit the next stop on this wonderful hop.
Rebecca from BloomingPink
Thanks for hopping with TAWS and 3GJ.
We look forward to seeing all your projects!
3 Girl JAM

Monday, March 4, 2013

Mustache Mania

WOW has it seriously been an entire month since my last post?
I hope you have been enjoying the first half of our
that started on Friday. Be sure to also join in on the second half starting this coming Friday.
I am so very honored to be in the company of all these extremely talented and creative artists!!
The project I was "Inspired" to make was a late treat for my Valentine. My family had a few hard personal things we had to deal with around the holiday and nobody was really thinking about chocolates and flowers at the time. Hubby's birthday was the day before Valentine's and I even forgot to wish him Happy Birthday. I felt so bad.
I covered a State Line bag with all the mustache stamps from TAWS "Mustache Mania" stamp set and replaced the ties with London Blue crinkle ribbon. The bag is filled with yummy Sixlets candies.