Sunday, January 20, 2013

My First Award!

Isn't it beautiful! :) It's the Liebster Award. Okay it's not an Oscar or a Golden Globe but it is pretty awesome that a new blogger pal, Jade (Muffin Tea House) nominated me! What the award is about  new bloggers (those with under 200 followers) getting to know each other and motivating each other.

 Here are the rules:
1. You must post 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 new blogs & link them in your post
5. Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster award so I can learn more about YOU!

MY 11 things!
  1.  I have given up soda and gluten at the beginning of this year
  2.  I haven't killed anyone because of it!
  3.  I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  4.  I love my job - okay I've only been there 7 months!
  5.  I have a nephew on the Autism spectrum
  6.  Fall is my favorite season.
  7.  I cut my own hair ( it grows so freaking fast!)
  8.  I'm a total gamer!
  9.  I hate things on my feet.
  10.  I only have local stations for tv viewing  - that's right a digital converter box and rabbit ears!
  11.  I can't stand my hands to be sticky.

Here are the ??? Jade asked me! How is your day so far?  Today has been great! I got a lot done in my craft room and might actually get to start crafting this week!

Why do you blog? I love writing. Blogging for me is a way to journal with pictures or videos. Plus I get the chance to me some pretty cool people along the way!

Ever drunk text someone?  If so, share!
  No but Jade is there something you want to share? :)

What is your passion? This year my passion is going to be me. Taking care of me and getting myself into a healthier state physically, mentally and spiritually.

Read any good books lately? Besides my accounting text books? No - another reason I will be glad when school is over so I can start reading real books again!

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?  Skinny dipped - or my case chunky dunked!

Know any good jokes?  Please share. No but I like listening to good jokes!

If you could live in another city, where would you live?  NYC!

What skill or ability do you wish you had?  I wish I could orb like in "Charmed". For a get back to reality answer I would say I wish I could knit!
  Who would play you in a movie? Marisa Tomei

  What did you eat today? Greek yogurt, homemade soup, GF crackers, vegies

My 11 questions to ask my nominates!
  1. What is your dream vacation?
  2.  Have you outgrown your childhood fears?
  3. What is your least favorite food?
  4. What do you see yourself doing 5 years from now?
  5.  Why did you start blogging?
  6.  What is your favorite 3 movies?
  7.  Name 1 major change you would like to do in your life.
  8.  What would you do with one million dollars?
  9.  If you could own any animal, what would it be and why
  10. What is your favorite tv program?
  11. Who inspires you the most?

 The 11 Blogs I Nominate Are:
The Fat Dormouse
Athanasios AKA Vabakken's Crafty Community
Buttons N Lace24 Creations
111 LaLa Lane
Cave Creek Notebook 
Crafting across Continents
dysfunctionally - functional
Marlynne Creates Daily
My Paper Daisy 
Precious Cottage  
Blue Finch



Friday, January 18, 2013

It's a Blog Party!!

              First -  thanks Vicki for hostessing this wonderful blog party!
        Make sure you stop in at her blog! There will be links to a whole bunch of blogs you can check out!                       

Welcome to my blog everyone! My name is Mary and you can read a little bit more about me over there on the left. I'm so glad you took the time to drop on by. This is my crafting blog that I started two years ago.  My first blog (Just me and my cats) is no longer open. That was a different phase in my life and is now more of an on-line journal for myself. Even so I had met some wonderful people because of blogging and still keep in contact with several of them.

Right now I am into paper crafting - but I reserve the right to switch to sewing, or beading or cross stitching or...well I think you get the idea! I love sharing what I made, what others made for me and tips and tricks that might save us a buck or two.  Besides this blog I also have a YouTube channel. 

In two weeks school starts for me again. Including this class, I have three to complete before getting my associates degree in Accounting. I have been blessed to have already found a job six months ago in that field. 

So my current task at hand is to make sure I get my craft room reorganized. It took a hit after the holidays and became a dumping ground for everything. I did take a picture when it was at the height of its disarray, but can't find it! LOL So note to self, organize all pictures on computer, flash drives and external hard drive. 

There you have it! Please be so kind and drop a note in the comments section! Don't forget to click on the "Join this Site" button on the left! Help yourself to a cup of coffee as well. Happy Blogging!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fall Swap to Corina

 For the fall goodie swap we had a trio and I had to send to Corina in the Netherlands! This was one of the fronts of the bag I decorated. 
And in the bag i but this wooden box for her to alter and I stuffed with a bunch of goodies!
This is one of the tags I made. I took some of the ribbon I had received from Larelle and lined the back of the card with it. The Welkom I made out of white letter buttons that I used alcohol inks on.

The pumpkin is made out of 5 oval punches. The fall was made by alcohol inking some white puzzle pieces and  then stamping on them. I attached them with foam squares. I actually did burn the one end with a lighter (PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF YOU DO THIS!)

I am in the process right now of trying to actually organize my craft room. It took a serious beating from the holidays! It became a junk room! I don't mind my craft room being a bit disorganized but... I hope you know what I mean! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fall Goodie Swap

We had a Fall Goodie Swap on the Crafty Community Site a few months back (I told you I was way behind!). So for this swap you needed to make 3 tags with a fall theme, one paper bag decorated on the front and back, 2 yard of trim or lace, a card and a treat. My partner was the fabulous Larelle and she spoiled me rotten!!!! (You can check out her fabulous talent on her YouTube channel!) She sent me so much stuff! I was simply blown away! I so wish I had remembered to film it. And she even decorated the inside of the box. And or course you know who has claimed it as her own!

Olivia's New Napping Place!

 I felt like I was grabbing out of Barney's bag - I thought I was never going to get to the bottom. She sent these 4 great smelling candles. I love how they look and yes will have a hard time lighting them :)

 This is the wonderful card she made for me!
 Below are some of the great goodies she also included!


So math must not be her strong point since she made 7 tags not 3!! I was blown away by each and every one! They are all gorgeous! Some tags she has put to tags together and then has tags I can pull out and journal on. Why have I never thought of that?!?

This tag has a corset lace on both sides with removable tags! I really need to do a video! These tags are just amazing! And she also included this sweet piece of burlap which I have already used a piece of it on a project.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!!!!

Oh my gosh can you believe it is 2013 already??  I think the older I get the faster time goes. Well maybe not while I am at work ☺

I hope this post finds you well! I have pictures to post but I see blogger has changed the way you post pics so once I figure that out I will have a "few" pictures to put on here.

May 2013 be filled with many wonderful memories!!!