Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vintage Christmas ATCs

Hello my friends...

I just finished going through ALL of my previous blog plots, and deleting a ton of pictures.  As some of you may know, I had reached the max of pics allowed, so deleting was just a quick fix.  I hear I can also remedy this problem by resizing each photo to minimize the space it takes up.  But until I figure out how to do that, I will keep my post short, and maybe just add links to my Facebook.  I guess we'll see how it goes...

Anywhoo, here's a (small) pic of some ATCs I made for a swap over at myscraproom.ning:

I hope my group will like them, they were quick and easy since I didn't have access to all of my goodies.  My room was renovated and I was aching to do something, so this was what I came up with.  And it did put me in the holiday spirit, so I was happy!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and may the new year bring you many blessing!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hello Again!

Hey Blog Buddies!
It's been so long... so much has happened, but I've missed my little blog and I just wanted to pop in and say hello!  So I'll try to make a long story short...

Back in October, the plumbing in our entry level bathroom malfunctioned and flooded two levels in my home. Miraculously, nothing of sentimental value was ruined.  And none of my craft supplies were damaged either.  So, all in all it was unfortunate, but certainly nothing truly tragic, and for that I am thankful and feel blessed.

The damage did require the replacing of some floors and some walls. In order to get the revonvations done, I had to pack up three rooms and empty them out. One of the rooms being my "crafty" corner. Since I had to pack up and move my supplies, my ability to craft came to a screeching halt.  I was feeling pretty bummed about that, but I tried to keep everything in it's proper prespective... fully aware that things could have been much worse. Here's a pic of my crafty corner "before" renovations and the "almost after."
Besides the huge hole in the ceiling, the saddest part was seeing my room looking so bare and lonely without the hustle and bustle of paper scraps and Lindy's and paint and glue and punches & dies! LOL!

So anyways, I ended up resigning from the I Am Roses Design Team.  It was a wonderful experience and an honor to work with some of my favorite crafters. As for the other teams, I'm currently on "sabbatical" (heehee) until I can get my room and supplies operational again.

However, I find myself suffering withdrawal symptoms!  I need to be crafty in some shape, form, or manner or I'm just besides myself with anxiety! I know you all know what I'm saying!!  So I find ways to feed that urge to cut, glue, and create.  I visit my sister, Yvette, and scrap with her.  Or I rummage through boxes at night, once the construction crew has left, and find a few things here and there that I can throw together real quick.  And when true desperation kicks in, I run to Michael's and buy things I'm sure I already have!! Crazy right?  Last week, in a moment of weakness I joined a SWAP!! Let me tell you how creative you can be when you're forced to do without...  take a look at the ATC's I came up with, the theme was Vintage Christmas...
Hmm, well I guess I'll have to get back to you with a pic.  Apparently I've run out of room and can no longer post pics unless I purchase more storage space?  When did that policy take effect?  I'll do some research and get back to y'all soon, but if you know more about this, please fill me in, would love to know more about it! In the meanwhile you can see the pic on Pinterest or Facebook.