Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I took a Break! :)

I took a very long break from blogging. It was a busy spring/summer and blogging just hasn't been in my plans. Now that fall is just around the corner and life seems a little bit more normal, maybe I can get back on track.

Now for the purpose of this post!! I've spent part of my summer canning. Jams. jellies, tomato juice, whatever was available for me to preserve! But along with fresh produce comes gnats and fruit flies. It seems like once they invade your house they're here to stay until cold weather. I read about this tip on Facebook and I didn't save it to my wall or pin it. But luckily it's easy enough to remember!

Here's how to get rid of gnats, or at least a lot of them without bug spray that can contaminate your food and it's cheap enough to do every day until they're gone.

Use a small dish and fill it about halfway with apple cider vinegar. Then add a few drops of Dawn \dish soap. Stir it in and sit it on the counter and wait! The vinegar draws them in and the dish soap weighs them down and drowns them. You'll probably want to change this out daily to get rid of the gnats that's accumulated.

This picture was made about an hour after I had sat my bowl out and more was buzzing around. This morning there was more in it and it looked pretty nasty. So I changed it out and started a new round!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

What could it be??

Scrapbook Blessings has a reveal! I can't wait to see what it is on April 1st. What could it be? Hmmm, Just a few more days to wait! Hop on over to their blog and check them out!! http://scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com/2014/03/shhhhhi-got-top-secret-news.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

These week's awesome sketch!

This week's sketch over at Atlantic Hearts is great! I loved how quick and easy it was to make this anniversary card. And I'm loving the glitter paper that I used to bling it up!

Here's the sketch for the week-

I stuck pretty much to the original sketch because it was so pretty! Here's my take on it-

One of my most favorite cards from a sketch! Be sure and take a minute to check out the rest of the design team's work here http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/. And until next time- Happy Crafting y'all!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

This week's sketch take with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Happy (almost) Spring! After the winter that we've had, I'm so ready for sunny, warm days and windows open with a breeze blowing through! This week's sketch had me thinking of the sun, so I decided to take a picture from last fall and make it a warm, sunny layout! Today was a perfect warm day and it fit the mood that I was in to make this page!

Here's the sketch for the week- doesn't it just scream out for a sunny layout or card?

And here's the sunny layout that I made for it. My granddaughter stayed with us a few days during Spirit week at school and this picture was made for Hats and Shades Day!

I love this picture and the layout! Thanks for popping in to take a look and be sure to check out everyone else over at http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/. Play along with us and post your creation! you might earn one of those cute Top 3 buttons!! Until next time, may warm breezes blow and inspire your creativity!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baby Boy Card with the Atlantic Hearts

My niece and nephew just had their baby 2 weeks ago. It was several weeks early and had to stay in the hospital for all this time and they finally got to bring him home a few days ago. I can't wait to get to hold and snuggle him! So while I was waiting, I decided to make him a few handmade goodies. I made a glass block nightlight, onesie and a vinyl decorated pacifier. Then came the hard part- the card!! I struggle with card making- I don't know why, but it sure isn't my forte! Thank goodness for the Atlantic Hearts sketches, or I probably would never get a card complete!

Here's this week's sketch

And I just changed the flowers out for a silhouette of a baby, added some trim and some Prima small flowers and came up with this! Now I can't wait to give this to them too!!

Thanks for checking out my design and head on over to http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/ to see what everyone else came up with!! Until next time- Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Day is just around the Corner!

Hi y'all! with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I decided to use this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to create this cute card!

I'm a dedicated coffee junkie! I love it all day long and one of the requisites of my scrap room when I redone it a couple of years ago was to have a Keurig. Now that's dedication! I don't have to leave my room to have a nice steaming cup!

I found this cute cut file in the Silhouette online image store and had to have it. I'm going to stick a gift card for some coffee in there and maybe give it to my honey. Or my good friend. I haven't decided yet!

Here's the sketch for this week-

And my take on it-

This was a really cute sketch and packs a lot of punch! Here's the link for the rest of the design team's work. Be sure to check it all out here- http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/. And until next time- Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thank Goodness for sketches!

Another busy month! I'm not sure where the time is going, but it's moving right along! I had a wedding to decorate! My cousin got married over the weekend and I was in charge of most  of the decorations. 36 Mason jar candleholders, fixing the spot up where they would be married, and making centerpieces made for a very busy last couple of weeks. I got it all done and was ready to go- when I realized I didn't have a card made! Atlantic Hearts Challenge to the rescue! This week's sketch was perfect to put a card together quickly with time to spare!

Here's this week's sketch-

And I turned the sketch into this easy card. I made the flower with my Cameo and used a bit of pearl trim, a tag that I'd cut down, a die cut, some scrap paper, and chalked the edges. Here's my take on the sketch-

Try this sketch and check out all the design team's creations here at http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/. There's a design team call going on also! Link up your creation and try out for this wonderful team! Until next time......Stay scrappy my friends!

Monday, January 13, 2014

It's a New Year and a New Sketch!

Happy New Year! It's sure doesn't seem like a year has gone by. Thank Goodness the holidays are over and we're into the cold days of winter. It's been a heck of a winter so far and we're just into the 2nd week of January! Between ice storms, snowfalls, power outages, cutting fingers and flu outbreaks, I was glad to just get to sit down and create with this sketch! Here's this week's sketch!

And my creation with it- this is last year's snow pictures. I've still got to get this years! But since we didn't have very much snow last year, we had to take advantage of what little we did get!

Here's hoping this new year brings you lots of scrappy/crafty time and you get some inspiration from the sketches! If you want to see more of what the design team did with this sketch be sure to visit us at http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/