Saturday, July 14, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Hey there crafty friends! I’m back today with a couple of quick projects to share with you. First up are the tags I made for our tag swap.
Goody bags are one of the many amenities our cruise participants enjoy. Check out these adorable bags we stuffed with all kinds of goodies donated by our sponsors.
Shelley came up with this super cute shadow box as our first class on this year’s cruise. Isn’t it cute? It’s super easy to make, too, and our crafters loved it.
Last, but not least, I wanted to show you our onboard crop room.
We’ve been using it for a couple of days, so it’s a bit messy right now, but I forgot to take one when we first set up. Everyone is asleep right now, but we’ll be back in the morning with a fresh new set of classes. I hope you’ll come back for a peak at those! Until then, I hope you’ll go do something crafty!
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Hi there Crafty Neighbors! I’m writing to you from the beautiful Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas! We are out here somewhere between Grand Cayman and Jamaica, and we’re having a great time. I had hoped to have some blog posts for you before we left for this cruise, but I didn’t quite make it. Fortunately, I bought the Wi-Fi package and that has enabled me to share with you some of the things we’ve been working on here. I’m hoping to follow today’s post with a whole series of them over the next few days while I’m on board. I want to share with you some of the things that are happening onboard and showcase some of the projects we are working on and have given as gifts to the Crafter’s in our group. I hope you’ll enjoy seeing those project, and I will post instructions for some of the projects after I get back. So watch for my posts and here’s the first project I have to share with you -- a pillow gift we gave out on Monday evening.
Shelley Cox from Sassafrass Arts and Crafts created these cute chapstick holders. I made the charms from black shrinky-dink that I bought online at Dickblick.com I cut them using the Forever Young cartridge on my Cricut.
Note: you will need to use the multi-cut feature to cut all the way through. I cut these about twice as big as I wanted them to be when they shrink.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
So in the mean time, I've had about a gazillion irons in the fire. One of them that pops up this time every year is cleaning and reorganizing. I don't know about you, but I always have to do a lot of reorganizing right after the holidays. I have to find a place for all the stuff we bought and received as gifts. Then I have my semi-annual scrapbook garage sale coming up this weekend, so I need to go through all my craft supplies to see what I can get rid of. But that's not all. It has spread across the whole house. We cleaned out the tupperware cabinet and I reorganized my closet. We've also had to clean out one of the spare bedrooms (aka the other craft supply store room) for my niece to move into. We're so serious about cleaning and reorganizing right now that my husband has adopted a word of the year -- "purge". So 2018 is the year of the purge, and we're eyeballs deep in it.
Another thing that happens in January for the last few years is that I start a new planner. I'm so hooked on the 365 Happy Planners by Me and My Big Ideas that this year I've actually started two! I moved to one of the "Big" planners for my everyday memory planning -- that way I can just use standard 8.5" x 11" paper in it without having to trim it down. I'm liking the bigger format. It gives me lots more room to play. Starting this year, I am moving my fitness and wellness tracking to a separate planner, so I went with the Mini fitness planner, also by MAMBI. I'm having to adjust to it not having exactly the format I want, but I'm making it work.
So that brings me to today's project...some charm holder/page markers for my planners. I was inspired to make these by some I had seen on Easy. I was amazed at how simple they were to assemble, and I had so much fun, I just might make a few more!
Here's the supplies you need to start with:
|Recycled plastic, chain, assorted jump rings, eyelets, charms.|
|Crop-o-dile, small jewelry pliers. Not pictured: paper trimmer and Arc System hole punch|