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Jackie and Michelle


Saturday, November 24, 2012


I have FINALLY figured out a YOU TUBE account and I have made my FIRST VIDEO!!!!!

I made this lap book that Kathy from Paper Phenomenon taught in her 7 series You Tube videos, and I LOVE IT!!!  I have done a few file folder albums, but this is an album on steroids.  She calls it a December Daily Lap book, but I wanted a November Daily book to document all of the November fun that I have had!!  Soooooo...Please go check it out!!!  I don't know that I can post it in my blog, as it is FULLLLLL!  (I have been trying to figure that one out too.)  But, I can give you the link to my video and post a picture or two here to tease you a little!

I am still working on it, but you have to check out the video to see this in all its glory.  It is truly amazing all of the parts and pieces that compose this album.

So, here's the link to my video on You Tube showing you what I did with this book.

Here's the link to Kathy's blog with her videos on how to make it.  Thank you, Kathy...I think this ROCKS!!!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our homes to yours, we hope that your Thanksgiving was a wonderful and fun day filled with family and friends!

Stay Crafty!

Oh, yeah, if you want to make this cool turkey, the instructions are here!!!  Thank you Archivers!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Blog Hop Time!!

Hello and Welcome!  Welcome to the Pride's November Blog Hop!!!  I am so glad  you pounced on by to see what we all have been working hard on in our Dens.  The hop is Thanksgiving/Fall themed, and it starts with Elsa at her blog here.  If you prowled into my den first, please go back and start with Elsa.  If you have been hopping along, you should have reached me from RJ's Den, here.   If you get lost, there is a list at the bottom of my post to help you find your way.   I hope that you enjoy the feast that we have prepared for you!

But, before I get started, we have another new member to our Pride, Jules!  Welcome, Jules!!!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

So, here is what I cooked up for you for this Thanksgiving.

I was trying to come up with something that was pretty and practical.  I pawed through my stash and collected things I have been hoarding for some time, and this is what I came up with...It's a recipe holder and display.  
 I took a 12" embroidery hoop, distress inked it, and then adhered paper to the back of it.  The paper line is by Tim Holtz.  He had a collection that was themed with holidays, and the Thanksgiving papers were perfect!
I used my  Cuttlebug and some Lifestyles dies to make the doilies that I inked and layered with some of the cutouts from the paper line.  I matted them with card stock.  I added some Recollections leaves and bling.  I also filled some Tim Holtz bottles with some small beads, hopefully resembling salt and pepper.  I made miniature flowers using a tutorial I found here.  After adding some more of Tim's metal goodness, I added some lace with ribbon to the ring of the hoop.
All of this was layered over a kraft envelope.  The idea is that you can put the recipes in it that you want to make for your feast...
...and as you are using them you can use the clip to display the card so you can read it.  I used a simple ribbon on the mechanism of the hoop to hang it with.  I hung mine on the fridge for the pictures, but I plan on using a Command hook to hang it on my cupboard where it will be easier to use for the big day.  

I hope you enjoyed my little project.  Please pounce on over to Sherence's Den and see what she has cooked up for you!!!

Stay Crafty, and ROAR WITH PRIDE!!!

Elsa: http://justafewdesigns.blogspot.com/
Krystal: http://krystalsnight.blogspot.com/
Kimi: http://uniquescrappiness.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Good Morning!

I just wanted to say hello to all of you and let you know that I am still here!  A lot has been happening and I wanted to let you know what's going on.

Jackie and I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Seattle last week...and did we have a blast! We took classes and did make-and-takes, and did the Friday and Saturday night crops.  I am still unpacking from that adventure, and I have some pictures to share later.  I bought some awesome new supplies and I can't wait to start crafting!  I will also share the projects that we made in our classes which include an album on the numbers that are important in our lives, a Smash book creation (that I am using for my craft room remodel this year), and a Button Farm mini that is tooooooo cute for words.

Friday, I am in another blog hop with the "Just a Few Friends" crafting group that is lead by Elsa from Just a Few Designs.  I hope to see you here.  We are doing a Thanksgiving/Fall themed hop, and I have come up with a cute little project that is not only pretty (at least I think so....) but also useful for the busy Thanksgiving feast...are you curious?  You have to wait until Friday.  Please join us.

I am currently working on a few projects that I will be sharing soon. I have a mini album that I have come up with and after I put on the finishing touches I will share and do a tutorial on how I made all of the pages...the album has 8, but I have 4 more designs that I will do tutorials on.  I can't wait to share it, it is definitely different than some of the albums I have done in the past.  I used Graphic 45's "Old Curiosity Shop" papers, and it is GORGEOUS!

Another project is a sort of "November Daily" that I am creating using the YouTube tutorial's by Kathy at Paper Phenomenon.  She is doing a December Daily project, but I need one of these for November...I am planning on using it for all of the November activities that my family has...My CK trip with  my BFF, Jackie; my birthday; my youngest son's birthday; and Thanksgiving.  I can't wait to share it with you!  Please check out her blog for the videos!!!  As I copied the link to Kathy's blog for you, I see she has posted part 7...Guess what I will be doing later today!!??  I also am finishing up on a vacation album from September, also using one of Kathy's tutorials.  Sometimes I am the queen of multiple projects, but I can't help it, I get tooooo excited sometimes.

And last, but NOT least...I did a tutorial here for folded Christmas trees back in December of 2010.  I have noticed that it has become quite the pinned post on Pinterest lately, and I want to thank everyone for that!!!  I am super excited and pleased that lots of folks have found that tutorial to be helpful!  That is why we are here, to create and share and have fun.  Thank you so much for supporting us, we really do appreciate it!  And, please, if you make projects using this tutorial we really want to see, so please leave a comment and let us know if you post it so we can check it out!!!

So, please, stay tuned. I have a lot of fun stuff ahead!!!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Diaper Cake for Becca

One of our friends that we work with is expecting a baby boy in December...and we are having a shower for her at work.  I was asked to make her a diaper cake.  Here it is!
 I was trying to go with a primary color theme for the goodies I bought.  I also did a rectangular shape to the cake.  The first one I did was circular, and I wanted to try something different.
 I used two receiving blankets as "icing" of the first two layers.  The binkies are looped through the loop of a bib that is tucked between the layers.
 The side view.
 The back view.
Kind of a top down view.  I used a toy that attaches to a stroller as the cake "topper".

Stay crafty, my friends!