Friday, August 2, 2013

Winner! Winner! of the Traveling Stash Box

  Hi ladies so sorry it took me so long to get this out.. 
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to post that 
Random Generator on here...

So the winner is.....

 Drum Roll. please....

da da dumb... !!!!!


Congrats Katie.
Please forward your information to my email address 
I will get this out to you right away...

I cannot wait till my next one.
Had a button box
And a stash box at the same time
Was fun to mix and match from the boxes...

Thanks to everyone who commented 
And hop of to Katie's page for another chance soon.. 

Happy Crafting

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Traveling Stash Box

Hi everyone.. I joined in on a fun kinda swap again

The Traveling Stash Box

Brandie over at 

Brandie had the box... 
I left a comment that 
I was interested in
Receiving the box.. 

And I got PICKED!!!

The box is packed full to the Brim

Just look at all these goodies

 I just loved this flower and so wish I knew who added it
The quality is awesome and it is now my brooch  
I want to make more

And these things ...
Anyone know what they are
Or what they are used for??? 
I have never seen them before..

Here is what I added to my collection

 Here is what I am going to attempt to fit
Back into the box to send on.

Here are some of the rules. 

If you think this is something you might find fun
I haven't shown all the box contents to you
Just leave a comment
I will do a random draw
To see where this box travels to next...

So comment away
I will choose on July 31, 2013
For USA shipping only.. 
So we can get this box back on its journey

Happy Craftin..

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Where Boggers Create 2013 - My Spaces

Welcome once again to my 
Place to Create
   I still have my two spots for friends to join me.


This year I am crafting for a new little girl in my life
A New Grand Daughter
This is going to be her Birthday Dress

My workspace seems to be a mess lots these days.
You see I have had many medicals problems this past year
That has really kept me from crafting and blogging all the same..

I have added to my shelves some fun things from swaps and friends.
Hope to have this all painted to match
By next years blog hop.. 

Fingers crossed..

Last year I added a Sewing room to my spaces.

For this space I did get a wall arrangement
This huge frame will soon be my design board
For my Quilting I have started
The Mirror above will be a Inspiration board too
I have had this mirror since my early 20's 
She has traveled the world with me..
She so needed a make over..


This room like the other has piles of mess
That I need to address.
Most is projects that need to get done

I got me a new friend to talk with also
Her name is "Sandy"
After my friend I lost this past year.

Another thing I have started over the last year is
Coloring with all kinds of markers.
I am so in love with the new Prima Dolls

My Sewing Journal is a work in progress
Hope to work more on her soon.

I have done a few altered Projects too
Stacked Tart and Pie Plates
Great for fun storage. 

I have done a few things with Bed Springs
My Springy Top Hat Guy
Also my fun birds nest in the background

Another passion I picked up is making
Hat Pins.. I am so addicted to these now.. 
I have them stuck everywhere..

I have been so inspired by Pinterest
I even dabbled a bit into 
Steampunk with this Fun Manni Head

My Famous Stacked wall is still one of my 
Funnest features of my place to create
I cleaned this out lots this past year
And did a major reorganizing here.. 

Some of my fun things.. 
Fiends sure send me lovely things to decorate my Studio

Notice for those returning from last year.. 
I still have the same High Heel Shoe
Still un-finished... Yikes.!!! 
Maybe this year right!!

I have also dabbled into some jewelry making
I inherited lots of beads with my friends passing
I try hard to use them well...
I think I need classes soon....

I did however accomplish one of my goals from last year
I do have all my stamps organized and ready to use.
I joined a Stampin Up group to meet new people
So now I can say I actually do some stampin too...

I sure hope my medical issues get back on track so 
I can get back to bloggin

I sure do miss it.. 
And having my craft journal is so much fun to share...

Thanks so much for the visit.. 
Come again.. 
I will be posting fun things soon...

Have fun looking around.

I am off to check out all the other fun places.. 


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Handmade Gift Exchange

I got to join in on the  

 again this year
 You can see the linky party at this link above 
And more at the flickr page post in my P.S. at the end of this post.

I love to do this swap for some reason
I get to met a new person
Its a one on one swap
No big expectations
And I have never been Flaked on.
Now that's a good track record.
As I have done this swap for my 4th or 5th time now

My partner is May Sukyong Park from

Check out her site she makes some fantastic cards
and guess what....????

That's what she sent me..
I so needed more. I am running slim
Such and awesome gift.

Check them all out

This one she made her own background papers...
Love it!!!

 This are all styled the same but for different purposes
And it works so well. Simple and sweet

Then she did these cause I like black and white..
 love the glitter added in

She also sent me these fun ribbons from Korea


 Thanks May Sukyong
I love every single bit of this
And it has been so very nice to meet you
I now will watch you work

So fun swapping
Thanks again Linda for another fun and fantastic swap

until next time...


P.S.  here is the link for the flickr page also Craftaholics Flikr Page

Friday, June 21, 2013

Its That Time of Year Again

To show your fun craft spaces over at

I have made some changes so will get some cleaning done and show you on July 12th, 2013

hope you all can join us


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Traveling Stash Box Winner

I have a winner for my Traveling Stash Box....

Drum Roll Please!!!....

I am so happy she was drawn, I Run my trains in Minnesota

Katy please contact me so we can get this girl on its way to you

I had so much fun seeing all the goodies inside
I am ready to send off to her new home
I hope you find some treasures Katy


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winner , Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

We have our winner for the 

Started over at

Giveaway for this

It is 

Drum Roll Please!!!!
Number 6

I used the to choose
But for the life of me now cannot get it to post here for me

 Number 6 is

Please Contact me for your fun giftie
We will make arrangements to get it to you

All of you who joined my blog and stopped to visit
I hope I can keep you coming back for more
Thanks so much
For helping me to 
Grown My Blog

So Nice to have you as my new friend

Friday, February 1, 2013

Traveling Stash Box-- Will You Join in?

I joined in on this fun journey of 

The Traveling Stash Box
from the blog

There are some rules but we had to leave a message if
we indeed wanted to join the journey
then she would chose who the box went to next


She chose me.. lil ol' me.

This will give you the general idea

Read this picture below

Here is what come in the box to me

What I took from the box

What I added to the box

There are so many fun things 
 I have tons I could add to .. if the box was just a bit bigger.

Before entering, please read the rules and make sure you can abide by the rules. Thanks!

The rules for the traveling stash box are as follows:
  • You must be an active blogger and able to post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  • There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back into the box.
  • There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
  • You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
  • Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Due to the amount of postage {About $15 to ship the large flat rate box}shipping is only within the USA.
Would you like to be the next recipient of the traveling stash box!!!??

All you need to do is add a comment below and you will be entered.

I will be packaging this up
So its ready to send off by 
February 10th.

I will post the winner on

February 11th.

Get your comments in.

have fun

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Modeling Paste Challenge

If you are looking for my Grow Your Blog Giveaway please click 
Grow Your Blog Post Here

Hi Y'all

I joined in on a fun challenge from

It offers a new technique
taught by

Check out the Technique 

Angela Holt Designs

Then hurry back and see how I used this 
Technique on my design

I know I Know!!!
A Little on the dark side. I was inspired by one 
I seen and had to give it a try since 

1. I had all the supplies
2. I need this texture to do it
3. I wanted to play with this stuff badly
4. I wanted to be different than the others.

So I was way different!!!!

Here we go with my Skully Guy

I covered the Altoid Box with the new modeling paste
That I had colored a dirt color and added a bit of sand for added texture
I cut up my Glittery Skully Guy and added him to the top

Then I painted him all white

Then I started my distress and staining technique

I love how this looks
the little glitter shards actually make it look like
Wet Mud

Side view offers a little rest in piece (R.I.P)
I stamped into a piece of copper

The top View

I still need to do the inside
But am undecided what
I really wanted to use this for

So there ya have it.. I had tons of fun working on this
The new Modeling Clay so fun to work with
And fairly cheap and easy to make.

Check out all the entries at

Join in and try it out yourself
Its a fun mess to get into...

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Challenge for My Friends

Hi Everyone...

Last year I went shopping and found a pile of 
Embroiderer Hearts.
That looked like this
I thought how fun is this

I mailed one each out to several of my sewing friends 
As a challenge just for fun
To see what they would make
With this fun little heart
Didn't want it back just wanted them to have fun with it.

I had two responses.

One From 

One From

As you can see they conspired together
To make me a gift
That they sent back to me.

Their post about this made my eyes cry out all the tears.
They were so very sweet to me..

Such a cute set of Ornaments I now have

I had my lil lucky dog put down this past year
Man it was hard on me
And I got a new lovely Named Chuck
To come live with Bentley and I

The is one of the sweetest , personal gifts I have ever received
It really touched my heart
And I love these two ladies Lots!!

Shirley sent me a pile of goodies to go with it

And I also made a item with the little heart

I made a credit card holder

Even know I have no credit cards.

I think I will use it for my grandies pictures.
What do your think??

I had fun with my little hearts
and seeing the fun my friends had

Deb and Shirley
Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
I love you both

Happy Crafting