Monday, October 31, 2011


Have you found this Obsession?? Pinterest is so fun - and addicting. I'm finding so many great ideas and cool pictures and yummy recipes.

This is a picture for sale but aren't these cute. Rocks spray painted and covered with intricate crocheted doilies. How pretty this would look in a bowl or sitting in a pile next to a tub or down in a vase with a candle on top.

I honestly don't know if this came from Pinterest or from a blog but I love it.

Found the instructions for these - nothing to it and what a great way to keep your favorite scrap paper close to your heart! You can buy glass tiles in all sizes so earrings, necklaces...I wonder if they're heavy - you might be able to make a bracelet. I found the tiles on-line for about .30 each.

Now, this is awesome. I made jewelry boxes to hang on my wall (I cross-stitched quilt patterns for the fronts) but I think this is going to be a project. Time to hit garage sales (might be a little late in the season).

Okay, gotta get back to watching the Sing Off and making the Christmas crochet projects. Almost done...then on to something different. Gotta get started on the crocheted borders for cards and scrap pages. {I figure if I keep saying it, I'll get to it :D }

Have a great week. Hey, look for a way to be blessing to someone else - pay for the person behind you in the fast food line (you'd be amazed how it will pump you up). Thanks for stopping by, Susan

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cards 10-29-11

Here are my cards today - I can't believe I don't know who to give credit to. I've been trying to keep track of where I "steal" the cards I plan to CASE. I'm pretty sure both came from the blog.

I've been cleaning out closets. It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate because we "might" use it another day. I was also surprised how much scrappy stuff I found. But now my desk is cluttered again.

I've got one two more closets - linen and my clothes - and then I'm done (until next year). I've got 4 bags of stuff for Goodwill so far. My next goal is to go thru my scrap stuff and give away what I know I'll never use - yes, we all have those embellies, ribbons, papers that we keep but we know we aren't going to use them.

Gotta go check the crockpot - got some Buffalo chicken cooking (got the recipe from Pinterest). Plus I need to start working on my crocheting. I've got a project going for Christmas that I regret starting. It is way more work than I thought. I want to move on to crocheting borders for cards and scrap pages.

Have a great weekend...thanks for stopping by. Susan

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thinking of You card

My sister-in-law Beth's father passed away this past weekend - he was only 70. Never enjoy making sympathy cards but it's important to know that people are thinking and praying for you during the weeks and months (and sometimes years) that follow.

Here is the card I made for her.

This card from Becca Feeken was my inspiration.

Keep your hearts open...your creativity may change a life (or at least someone's day). Thanks for stopping by. Susan

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vacation Layouts 2

Finally I finished the vacation layouts.

Still can't figure out why they come in sideways but I'm too tired to try to fix them!

It's amazing how relaxing it is to watch ships on the horizon with binoculars. The container ships size is incredible.

I got this saying from CreateWithTLC blog - it was a freebie.

Love the picture of my sister and her husband - they look relaxed and having fun (and still in love after all these years!).

I'm glad to be done with these layouts. Now I can put all that paper away and look to the get project. I think it's time to get back to card making :)

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful week. Change a life with your creativity, Susan

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scrap room Oct 2011

I finally got back in my scrap room but not to create - to clean. I couldn't see the top of my table and it was too overwhelming to even think about it. Today I had my son bring up a desk from the basement (I'm glad I kept the office furniture when we moved) and I moved some things around. I even cleaned out the closet.

I was going to show you pictures but I can't seem to upload a video and I can't find any new batteries for my camera (so much for organizing!). I did manage to find almost dead ones to get a somewhat decent picture of the new ribbon organizer I'm working on. For me, it is out-of-sight, out-of-mind so I'm hoping that by having the ribbon in plain view, I might use more of it. These were previously in baggies (sorted by color) in a basket.

I got the idea of the hanger from a blog (if I find it again, I'll post the link; but there's a picture below). I went to the thrift store and found my pants hanger (above) for $1.90. I cut the ribbon rounds on my Cricut and used mini clips to put them on the hanger. Some of the orange ribbon is on a toilet paper roll. I love when I find a great idea on someone's blog and can implement it for CHEAP!!

Maybe tomorrow I'll actually create in my scrap room. I have vacation pics I'm still working on. I also need to go through my stash and get rid of things (bling, embellies, ribbon, stamps) that I know I'm not going to use. When I have too much, I can't seem to figure out what to use. I know, I'm talking crazy!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest-of-the-weekend and get crafty! Susan

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I saw a cute card with a crocheted doily on it and thought I'd make one to try out. So far I've made 2 large ones and no small ones :)

I think a white flower in the center will look good on this.

I'm going to the JoAnn Fabrics tomorrow to buy more crochet thread to make some Christmas gifts! Uh oh, a new obsession is born.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep your heart open and make a difference in someone's life with your creativity. Susan

Saturday, October 1, 2011

WCMD card

I can't believe I copied a Becca Feeken card at Amazing Paper Grace. Her cards are beautiful and way more fussy than I usually do. I don't have the patience to put together layer upon layer. But this card was was special and I wanted to do something more than my regular work.

I might just have to try more fussy cards for special occasion. I don't think I could do many of these of OWH - it took quite some time but I really like it.

Hope you all get a chance to make a card or two today. I'm heading up in a little bit to work on a wedding card. Actually, I'm supposed to be cleaning my room, but we'll see :)