Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Monday!!!

It's Monday again...and so begins the week. I have finally gotten a permanent position  at the place I have been temping for 8 months. I have to say I am pretty excited about that!! And now I can get overtime as long as I have the work to do!! And I do :)

Yesterday my sisters and I got together with My cousin Patti and my Aunt Linda. She lives in Arizona , and we have not seen her in 14 years maybe. It is so crazy how time flies . It was so good to see her. I just wish we could have spent more time with her. Since we have had so much loss this year in my family it makes you realize how important family is and how important it is to stay in touch!!

I believe after work if I am not so tired I can't see straight I am going to finish making my Christmas gifts for my sisters and start on my exchange gift for work. Oh my gosh ...its already 6:20 am and I have to get ready for work..I will be posting later with some pictures ..Everyone , anyone who reads this have a Wonderful Monday!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jewelry ........

I was fooling around with making jewelry..my first love..I sometimes have thoughts of being a great jewelry designer someday!! LOL Anyway its what I love most..I was playing around with the Tim Holtz tokens and these are some of the things I came up with..I also was experimenting with his word bands.




I think they are kind of neat- very simple..I like them :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Smashing...

A while ago I said I would post the pages I have done in my smash book..I guess I am trying to get the idea that you just smash!! lol I only have two pages of the whole summer but it is a start.

I realized I have tons of stickers that I have bought over the years and never used them..and thought this would be a good place to use them.

I am also working on homemade smash books for my sisters, they both liked this idea of smashing so I thought I would make home made ones for them for Christmas :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer is almost over .......

With summer coming to an end soon, I am going to start all my projects for the winter...I have all the stuff to make my homemade junk journal/smash books.  I am making those for some very special people for Christmas presents.  Which I believe they will LOVE!!!

I have started working on my Smash book , entering somethings that I have done this summer. ( I will be posting pictures of that)

And I have been working on a jewelry line...which I have had a lot of positive response on. Of course my sister Heather is a huge fan of my jewelry :) 
So she is always very encouraging!!

And finally I will be painting and organizing my craft room/ studio..My sister Jennifer has said she is going to help me with that.  So I am getting pretty excited about that..I have picked out the paint , now I just have to pick out some curtains for my room.

And with all that I have started a 2nd job, working with my brother in law.  I will be doing all his paper work for his business.  The problem is it will be Long hours to start only because there is so much right now but as soon as it gets all in his new computer system it should be fairly easy to do :) and maintain.

So I will be pretty busy!!!

Stay tuned for pictures of my smash book :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Just a Random Post.....

This has been so far not the best summer ever....June 22 , 2012 my brother
Robert Lynn Blood Jr  passed away suddenly..I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around that. I was fortunate to see him the night before he passed away.  We had a few laughs and when it was time for me to leave , we hugged each other and said we Loved eachother.  I feel very lucky to have had that moment with him.  Words can not even say How MUCH I Miss him!!! RIP
Then on July 7th , 2012 we had another HUGE loss for our family my Sister Jennifer's Husband passed away in his sleep from Cardiac arrest..Darrell R Russell...Darrell was one of the Best People I had the pleasure of knowing!! He was a Excellent husband to my sister, An Awesome father to my nephews and Wonderful Brother in Law !! RIP
All I can say is not a minute goes by that I do not think of them both..My heart just aches..and most of the time I am just so sad.  I know in time I will not always feel so sad, and when I think of both of them and the momories.. I will still miss them both very much!! But, I will be able to think of them and smile and remember all the happy times!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ramblings.......

Well people...I hit another good deal on some crafting delights..I always look at Craigslist at all the things they have ..normally when I see something I might want to purchase... .I call and its gone..Well this one ad I called and the man was leaving for vacation and said he would call me when he got back. I never really thought he would but to my surprise he did!! And I basically bought almost everything he had for literally pennies on the dollar..Apparently his wife had gotten very sick a year ago..and he just decided to get rid of all her crafting things...and I reaped the reward ..Holy cow..and so much stuff!!

I have to say this year so far and its early on in the garage sale season here ...I have found some good deals..I still have to take some pictures of the stuff I have so far so I can post them.. But normally I am not so lucky on all these jackpot finds that I have been finding!!


I am also doing my whole craft room/ studio over...I have been so sick of the total disarray it has been ..always saying I am going to clean it up and never do...well now I am going to..what a project..I am packing almost everything up and I am going to paint and rearrange and make it my "Happy Space" again!! ( a name my nephews gave my room when they were much smaller ...lol...)

Also I am participating in a pin swap over at Scrapping Carolina which I am so looking forward to...I love swaps and waiting to see what everyone else makes..so stay tuned for that :)..Plus anyone who really knows me knows I love playing with beads !!!

Well I am off to work now ..Everyone Have a Wonderful Day and thanks for stoppin by.........Hugs to all :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Someone does read my blog!!! :)

Well I was pleasantly surprised when I came on my blog yesterday after work !!! It was only one comment , But one none the less :):) and after I emailed her and got her address to send her some Lacey yumminess ..she also offered some kind words of encouragement for me..You Rock Maria !!! And Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and read my little blog ;)

Pictures from Easter

Here are some more nikon moments from Easter :)



I have more pictures but early this morning it seems my computer wants to have a mind of its own...or it could just be operator error..lol..Anyway ..these are pictures of the "littlest" in my family..Little Miss Caroline and My little cutie Robert!! I am close to all the kids - but I am super close to these two..My sister Jennifer and I were with our little sis Heather in the delivery room when these two were born and from day one we've had a close bond with both of them :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WOW!!!!!!

I would say this was a bit eye opening...I was right I blog for myself ( meaning I am the only one who reads it..) Oh well maybe at a different point I will have the give away. Not sure what to do..Been thinking seriously of opening a etsy store. I have been collecting for a longtime now laces, ribbons and vintage ephemera..so I have been thinking about this for a while now. But with working now I am not sure what kind of time I can put into it. I am still tossing it around, who knows maybe I am just over thinking it!! I do have a tendency to do that lol.

I have been putting my creative juices in working order..The same place I got the lace I also got a ton of colors in satin material and I have been a lollipop flower making freak..lol..I have also made two Christmas gifts for my sisters..I made them junk journals ..I made them a smaller one that they can keep with them in their purses or bags to keep track of daily events and stuff.  They have turned out so cute!! I just love that whole concept of the junk journals. I also got a whole tub of fabric squares that were cut for a quilt. There are so many unique blocks of fabric..since I am not a quilter I have not really thought of what I may use it for. I was thinking of maybe quilted / fabric covers for junk journals ..I will have to play with it and see what I come up with. And of course I have been working on my jewelry!! I always work on that trying different things.

I think my next big project will be my craft/studio..The room seemed so big when I moved here..but everything was tossed in this particular room as a catch all for the things I did not know what to do with. I have many things I am not sure what to do with because they are things I would use all the time. And I just do not have the room to store it. There is always that Idea of putting it in the attic, but then every time I would need something I would have to go up there. And I would have everything back in the room because I would be using it so much it would just be easier to do have it downstairs instead of in the attic!!! I have some ideas floating around in my head as to how I want it to look I just have to see if it will actually work for me...

Oh well I have to say goodbye now its time for me to get ready to start my work day :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just Curious.....

I was just curious to know if any of my scrappy friends ever read this blog...I am not one to make vids for YouTube so every once in a blue moon I do post here..But, I am thinking no one other than myself actually reads my blog...lol..Anyway this weekend I hit the boat load of lace..Omg!!! $10.00 for a 32 gallon tub filled to the rim with lace of all kinds..I was thinking of maybe having a give away..giving a yard of each one I have..What do you think?? At least now I will see if anyone actually reads this :) I think tomorrow I will post some pictures of what I have...til tell me what ya think anyone who is reading ;)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

More fun with My Nikon :)

I Have been having tons of fun with my new camera :) And here are some pictures from a snowy night in Kenmore , NY.We have not gotten a lot of snow which is not the norm at all for here..But it was about midnight out when I took these and I just thought the way the snow was sticking that it looked so Pretty!!





Le Tres Chic Journal

This a journal I made with The Les Tres Chic paper by DCWV..Which I have to say I totally love all the papers!! This was my first attempt at a home made journal..I did not do a lot of embellishing , I think the paper stands alone..although I still want to add some pockets and things to the journal :)