This is where I come to be creative with paper, fabric and design.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

While in AZ..............

I had the pleasure of having some "down time" with a couple great ladies I have become great friends with.....and one day/afternoon/night we scrapped and laughed and giggled and manage to get "something" done. Scrap booking is a very social thing for women and best spent the other night eating yummy chocolates and cutting dies....."I truly know the "Die Queen".....she exists and lives in a wonderland of dies and a room only few can even imagine and only a few will ever experience. It was truly "magical" for me.

So I cut and played with some dies and my new messy coffee cup ring stamp. My daughter had taken her children to the river for family photos and I couldn't resist making this fun and "messy" layout of her son Blake having such a good time.

I always find myself taking photos for my blog late at night when the lighting is so poor. Sorry for the "blurry-ness.
These two layouts actually look a bit "garish" with the gold but I assure you they are not. Its a blend from "grunge to gold" ...very "light" and cream.....and I really like the accents it throws into the layout.
Anyway.....finally getting back to doing things I love.....ripping, distressing, tearing, stamping....just "grunging" and designing.
Debbie.....thank you for letting me cut dies for hours upon hours....feeding me yummy snacks and that midnight show. LOVED IT ALL! Love you so......
And Donna dearest.....I love you...thanks for making all my trips to AZ. so much more enjoyable, tolerable and filled with laughter and forgotten stress.
Laughter is the best medicine.....It has healed me so.......

Thursday, November 12, 2015


and I have always had a great relationship.
Some I have drooled over....full knowing I'll never possess it in my lifetime....some I have saved eons for. Craig's List grows and grows...has found solace in my home only to be cleaned, sanded, picked apart, redone and refinished or painted.

I also thought this was a great transformation.....and I'll be working on this pretty lady real soon....finally got  the trim off after staples galore....just to find more...but that's ok....I will talk the hubby into helping me with all those left......which he doesn't mind....I'll get this one painted black and recover it in the same fabric....which I LOVE!

Then there's this darling table I love...and have put off sanding and painting it to go between these two chairs.
I love the scalloped top and the legs....this is a Lexington table I bought for 95.00 at a second hand furniture store here in Boise. LOVED it at first glance.
(sorry the photos aren't very good)
It seems like that's where I'm happiest right now...but never fear oh crafty ones.....I already got my new Christmas Mini Album started last night and it will be finished soon....well....kind of soon...LOL.
Hope this beautiful Thursday is a great one for you all.....thanks so much for stopping by. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fall is here.......

and there was a brisk air about us here in the capital city this morning.

Its a beautiful time of year....I have always LOVED the fall more than anytime of the year.

Tom and I have been trying to get a few things done around the between me flying back and forth ever other week to AZ. I love them....put these on the "inside." LOVE them.....
 They are really dark/black in stain and distressed..... I am so tickled to get them hung.
Just trying to feel better....which I as always....hang in there....I am working on a Christmas Mini and another one really out of the box for me.
I have totally appreciated your love, care, texts, cards, calls and hugs. It has meant so very much.

See you soon!