Saturday, April 5, 2014

Everything ABC Blog Hop Letter - G

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter G. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their G element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy

If you came from "Lauren's blog - CTMH Craftings"  then you're on the right track!
"G", "G" .....What begins with "G"?  Goal setting, Goodness, Gratitude, and Gorgeous art!
I came up with this mini-album page.  You can scroll down to link to Jenny's art and get a good look at all the Glorious art work that represents the letter G.

I enjoy mini-albums and love using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge (Z1906)
 to make pages with overlays and pockets for hidden journaling.  I also love the Jubilee Paper Packet (X7181B) with the GREEN (topiary and sweet leaf) and GOLD (honey) double sided paper. 
I added some Antique GOLD Triangle Studs (Z1928) , GOLD GLITTER Paper (Z1830).

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is 
Jenny's blog - Jen's Creative classroom

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Stamp of the Month and Upcoming Events

My Great Story
Upcoming Events
March is a memory!  Went by too fast.  Looking back, I didn't complete all I expected, did some unexpected and now move on to more fun.
1.  I've joined an ABC bloghop that shows papercrafting focused on the letters of the alphabet.  We post every two weeks.  Two weeks ago was "F (3/22) and this week is "G"(4/5).
2.  April 11-13, I'm scrapping with my Yakima friends at Camp Ghormley.
3. April 19, I'll be crafting in my studio.  You can join me  from 10 am to 5 pm.  Please be sure to call or email for a space to work; let me know if it's for the AM, PM or all day.  I'll have a class at 11 and 2 to demo the gate card shown above.
4. April 26, 9-9 Relay for Life Crop at the Nooksack Valley Reformed Church $35
5. May 3, Day Crop at Camp Firwood, Bellingham  8-11

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - F

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy

If you came from "Shalana" then you're on the right track!

This project has been "Too much FUN"!  I found a FOLDED card on the Artist Cricut cartridge that I made.  I added some FUSSY cut flowers from Arianna paper, a FRAMED sentiment from the Artbooking stamp set, and embellished it with a FUNKY Blossom from the Funky Blossoms (B1452) stamp set.
If I can find a place to land a "FLUTTERBY"... The card will have one from Dreamer FLAIR (B1439).  FINALLY FINISHED!!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is "Angelina".

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Product Blog Hop

The Rediscover CTMH Event in Seattle, Februrary 26, was not only informative and fun, it was the best bargain in town!  For $30 we got double the value in product. We got materials and instructions for the Hip Pics Album and for the necklace (Base and Bling wearable crafts) + leftovers for more jewelry.  We got the entire Base and Bling Dreamer Style sheet, the chain, a rhinestone charm, one base pendent and base glass cover and 3 dreamer charms, each charm has a jump-ring.

As I finish the inside pages, I'll post them.  I've been wondering what to do with the 
My Creations Hip Pics Album, now I know. :-)
 It helps to see a finished album.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

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February has come and gone... How can it be?

I know February is a short month, but this is crazy...... it's already over.  How can that be.  I just attended a fabulous CTMH event in Seattle.  I've set a goal to post weekly!!!! so now my friends, if you don't hear from me - let me know - hold me accountable. :-)Here's a recap of February.  Pictures will follow... not saying when, but I will post ASAP.
1. Februrary 1 - I was recovering from a fundraiser for our church GEMS girls' club.  I'm the club coordinator and have 4 counselors who are a great support.  We had a Baked Potato Bar and Chili plus Bunko Family Fun Night - raised $955.  Whooo Hoooo! Thanks to everyone who helped put the FUN in FUNdraising
2. February 8 - Traveled to Abbotsford with 12 GEMS girls/moms/grandmas/mentors to the "We Walk Tour"  A praise and worship, games and more event with a challenge to girls in grades 1-8 to be who God created them to be. Micah 6:8: "....what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
3. February 14-16 - Attended Creative University at Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Couer d'Alene a crafting event designed and hosted by Tresa Black.  Great time...crafting.  This was my 4th year and is one of my "must attend" events each year even though it's a 7 hour drive. We had 4 classes; 
1) Layout and Card, 2) Technique Boutique Cards (20), 3) Jewelry, and 4) Mini Album.  
4. February 22 - Paper-crafting with GEMS girls working on their Stamping Badge.
5. February 26 - Trip to Seattle for the CTMH Rediscover Event.  cost - $30 and we got $70 in products - a Hip Pic Album and papers/2 stamp sets, Jewelry - pendent necklace and extras.  It was here I set a goal to post to my blog - WEEKLY!! can I do it?

Plus, on the side I actually work FT; of course it was a busy month at work, too.  The snow days were a blessing just to recuperate! Retirement is looking really good these days.  :-)  I'm loving my Crafty-Happy Studio and don't seem to find enough time to play there.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY: Easy 3-D Effects

I'm making accordian-albums in an after school class with 4th - 6th graders.  After watching this video, the little filmstrip book looks like it will fit in perfectly.  I'll be experimenting tomorrow, so stay tuned.  I'll post as soon as I have a finished product!  If  you have tried this technic, please share what you've done with the link to your blog or FB picture.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

National Papercrafting Month Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit

The decorations are put away and it's time to get "inky" again.  It's been fun during winter break to look at the CTMH website and check out some of the tutorials and check out the latest specials starting with the January Cloud Nine cardmaking kit.  The blog-hop for this kit is full of amazing art and ideas.  Start with
Sheri Rottler's blog and art. Check out her work and scroll to the end to find the link to the next blog. Twenty-two talented CTMH consultants participated in this blog-hop.
Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit 
National Papercrafting Month Special

You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud nine! You can add one cardmaking kit for every $35 in your order*. New Consultants who enroll in January will receive a FREE Cloud Nine cardmaking kit when they have submitted total personal sales of $300 or more**. 

After purchasing the Cardmaking Kit, you will qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5 a value of $17.95   The Stamp of the Month also has a blog hop with 47 participants.

Cross-Stitch Wishes, January 2014 Stamp Of The Month

The Cloud Nine cardmaking kit and the Cross-Stitch Wishes stamp set have
a total value of $64.  You pay only $20 for both!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Blessings: Time with Friends

Last minute Christmas crafting!

Saturday, December 14, from 10 AM - 5 PM.  
In my Crafty Happy Studio

Join me for some inspiration, laughter, Christmas music, and refreshments.  I'll provide the projects, you bring the laughter.  Feel free to bring your own project.

Posted are ideas including cards, gift tags, ornaments, gift card holders, some ideas were "craft lifted" from Liza Stenz.  Check back later this week for more ideas.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

All Win a free Workshop on the Go. valued between $36 and $40.

Play and No Work! Contest: December 2013

Check out Jeanette Lynton's website for details.  To win you need to post on her blog or the YouTube site what you would consider to be a perfect "play day".

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crafting from 10 - 5 on Saturday

Too many interruptions. Plus, work has kept me from having too much fun.
 So I don't have pictures of my cards. I did make the cards that are in the 
 It has all the supplies, including cutting and assembling instructions (except the ink and clear blocks) to make 15 cards for only $25.  Plus, you will have leftover papers and a lovely stamp-set.  
I especially like the  trees stamped in second generation to give the effect of a forest. 
I also have several other options for cards depending on what you like.  
So you can assemble cards of your choice. 
Or take your album and photos and complete some pages. 
 I'll be in the studio from 10AM - 5 PM.  
I hope to get pictures posted as we work.

Project Inspirations: Pocket Album

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Craft Room Names

These are the suggestions I've received since posting that I'm searching for a name for my craft room..  I've decided to enter the names of everyone who participated into a drawing for a stamp set.   So far 7 people have suggested 14 names

1. Crafty Happy Haven

2. Darlys' craft closet

3. Where imagination begins..

4. The Classroom (for creative people)

5. Darlys' Retreat

6. The craft retreat

7. Inspiration room

8. Darlys' crafty kingdom

9. Imagination at work

10. Darlys' Craft Shanty

11. Crafty Happy Emporium

12.  Crafty Happy Studio

13.  Crafty Happy Dream Room
14.  Reck Room

Monday, November 11, 2013

Open House ... Making Chirstmas Cards

Making Christmas cards on Saturday, November 16, at my Studio
The Crafty Happy Studio.
Just testing a new name.  Cannot quite decide what I like.
 I called it Crafy Happy Emporium last week.  LOL
Let me know if you are interested in scrapping with me.  360-393-4179
Bring your own project(s) or I'll have kits for cards.
I'll be posting photos soon.

Veterans' Day 11-11-13

Thinking of all those who served so we can enjoy peace.

Veterans Day was originally 
Armistice Day and took place on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, which was when the armistice that ended World War I took effect.  Armistice Day was first celebrated in 1919 at the direction of President Wilson. The original idea was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a time of silence at 11 a.m., the hour of day the armistice took effect, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs history of the holiday.  “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service,” Wilson said at the time.  Congress in 1926 passed a concurrent resolution that set aside Nov. 11 as a commemoration of World War I’s end. At the time, lawmakers directed that the day should involve thanksgiving and prayer and “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.”  This past Friday, Lummi Nation School had a Veterans’ Day assembly and invited the veteran's from the community to attend.  It was one of the best Veterans' Day assemblies I've observed.