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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Work Space comming soon!

Well, once again, I have run out of space, so the only solution is to create more "STORAGE"!  As of this weekend, I will be adding 7 new pantry cupboards, 2 complete walls, of storage which hopefully will clear up the space I need to get around safely in my craft room.  With my newly acquired Parkinson's I seem to trip around quite a bit and I cannot afford to take a chance of falling especially with my newly acquired titanium rod and screws in my back!  I am not ready for hip replacement surgery so new storage is quite the answer.  I am also going to put a lovely daybed of sorts close by so when it is rest time, I can get out my gypsy or my laptop or tablet, take a rest and do what I need to do on my smaller electronics, watch a little TV, and I will be all set!  Cozy and pretty and I will post a photo as soon as I have her all set up just the way I want it.  I am sure it is going to take a little time to get it all in order but it will get there and it will be a delightful and happy happy work space once again! Thanks for all of your supportive emails and wonderful ideas that I have been following during my recovery.  I cannot wait to get back into my card making and scrapbooking mode! 
I acquired a Brother Scan n Cut during my hiatus and I have done just a little bit of work with it.  I have to tell you I am so impressed with this machine!  At first I had gotten the new Cricut Explore, expecting just a little bit more, but sent it back when I realized the Brother was what I really wanted!  I am not disappointed in the slightest!  It cuts out the most intricate  stamp or picture that you could imagine.  If it can see it, it will scan it, it will cut it!  No more Fussy Cutting for me, and with my Parkinson's and shaky hand it is a true blessing for me.  Don't get me wrong, I still use the daylights out of my Cricut Expression, and I love my Cartridges, but when you don't have to have a computer or pay for anything extra to use a machine that costs the same money, and you can draw or use the things you already have, why buy the same Realestate twice?  I'm just saying....
Happy Crafting ladies, and I'll see you real soon!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Flip Flop Pot Sconces

This is the cutest idea for a pair of summer sconces!  Whether you are at the beach or the ocean, or just want a cute summer theme, inexpensive and quick, for the porch or the patio, nail a pair of $100 flip flops up on the wall and stick a pair of cheap pots or large cups into the rubber parts.  plant some ivy or small flowers and your have a pair of sconces ready to go!  Yeah!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Just to update everyone.....I am recovering from some major back surgery I had 6 weeks ago. Rod and screws installed in my L3-4-5 into my pelvis.  So moving very slowly these days, no bending, twisting, lifting etc for the next few months.  You know what they say....As we mature..." Don't you just love it?  But I am slowly trying to work my way back into my craft room, I just hate to be away from my paper and glue! LOL
Can't wait to get my fingers all stained back up with that pretty pretty ink and fired up with my Sizzix and Cricut Machines again.  Oh and I have a new toy on it's way I can't wait to get my hand's on either.  I ordered myself the new Brother Scan n' Cut so when it arrives, watch out, there should be lots of fun things coming out of my room, at least I hope so. 
In the mean time, I am watching what every one else is producing with envy and will try to catch up soon.  Thanks for your great ideas.  Love you all.