Saturday, March 3, 2012


I apologize for taking a break from the blogging world.  It seems Last October I took a job with Century 21 and I've been learning how to balance work around my family life.  In an effort to awaken my crafting mojo, I have created a Pinterest.  I love how I can put all the things I love in one spot (craft-wise that is)!  There is so much inspiration out there!

Here is my pinterest:


Monday, August 8, 2011

My Stamp Holder TODAY!

My husband mounted my new stamp holder on the wall and I organized my $1 wood mounted stamps last night (from J's, Big Lots, and Michael's mostly).  Here is what it looks like now:

Thanks honey for helping me get this situated in my space!

Other Garage Sale Finds!

I found a few other things for my scraproom the last 2 weekends at garage sales!  

The first item was a Pampered Chef Carousel for $3.

The second item was this storage container/holder for $1.

The last item was just a lazy susan to put my adhesive bag on which will allow easy access to all it's sides (and my gem container underneath with my xyron sticker maker).

What have you found lately?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rubber Stamp Holder!

This past weekend I went to my sister's house for the annual South Jeff Bargain Days in Adams, NY!  I love a good garage sale -- so there is NOTHING better than a town-wide garage sale weekend!  My best find of the weekend was my $1.00 'matchbox holder' I found!  I immediately knew I wanted it for my wood mounted rubber stamps!  

What did you find this past weekend?

*** Crazy small world moment:  I posted the picture on facebook to show my friends my great 'deal'.  One of my old college friends wrote asking where I bought it since her brother-in-law had one and was having a sale in the same area.  Yup, that's right..... I bought a friend's BIL's old matchbox holder!   Now that's my small world moment for the year!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A.C. Moore Cricut Solutions - CLEARANCE DEAL!

Just giving a heads up that the Luau, Graduation, and Father's Day Cricut Solution Cartridges are $12.49 right now at ACM!  They were marked $18.74 at my local store but scanned the new clearance price!  (I only wanted 2 of them though,)  I definitely recommend stopping by your local one and checking!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

My 6th Grade Graduate!

Here's a 2 page layout I did last night.  It's of my daughter's sixth grade graduation day. Although her school colors are blue and gold, I opted to have the page match her dress (something she seldom wears these days!). Oh where did my little girl go....... I hope I'm ready for her to be a middle school student!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another Repurpose Idea.....

Anyone that knows me knows I love going to Garage Sales (that's what they call them usually in Vermont).  I love to scout out things for my craft room along with items for my girls.  Last Saturday I found this really cool 'Sewing Basket' (that's what it was labeled on the tag) for $2.00.  

Anyway, I bought it without any thought of what I would put inside.  After looking around my craft area, I decided it was the perfect place for some of my glitters and chalks (I'm fairly new at the whole glitter and chalking world as you can see from the photo?!).  Here is what it looks like now that it is filled.....

What have you repurposed in your craft space?

DCWV Layout Challenge

As you all can tell, I needed a little push to get my scrapbook mojo going (and to update my blog)!  This challenge seemed like the perfect one to attempt since I'm a 2-page layout type of gal!  I decided to use the Green Stack from DCWV that has been calling me since I purchased it along with my daughter's Casella Waste Mgmt. contest win photos!  This day was quite special for my daughter since she is the youngest and tends to think all the good things happen for her sister (which isn't true, but when you are 9 and your sister is 12.... it just seems that way!).  Anyway..... in December my daughter will be receiving (10) 2012 calendars with her picture as one of the 13 (12 months and 1 cover picture).  Congratulations again to my sweet daughter, Michalyn!

Thanks for looking!  (In the photo is one of the Casella Family members, too!  I thought it was nice they sent an actual family member to give the award!)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Girl Scout Craft -- Duct Tape Bag

Did you know that AC Moore sells some VERY cool duct tapes?  Our ACM just opened a couple weeks ago and I've already fallen in love with the store!  Since the store had duct tape on sale last week for 2/$7.00 (and everything I do I am budget conscious in GS), I decided to make our next craft project (for fashion!) using duct tape!  After doing some research online and finding the Duck Brand website, I decided that a bag was the perfect craft for my troop!  Here is the sample I made!

What do you think of this craft?  I know my daughters are very excited to make one of their own at our next meeting!

My Cricut Station

 I truly love my Cricut Green station!  My daughter picked out the color and all for me!