Sunday, 19 May 2013

I got crafty....

Hi y'all!

WOW! It's been 2 weeks since my last post. I has thrown me a few curve balls lately. Lots of drama, and stress! I won't bore you with the details, that's not what I want to blog about.

So, as some of you may know, my fave online site has shut down their retail site, but not their social site, which is a small relief. But it seemed, and it still does, to not have their weekly challenge, and the usual banter on the site. BUT!!! The weekly challenges have made their return!! woot woot! :)

Cocoa creations # 1--- Let's Celebrate!

Make a card, layout, or project to celebrate someone's birthday! Easy peasy!

Here's my entry.  I used BG paper (red), MME washi tape, the 'candles' are rolled papers from EP and MME,  there's Cosmo Cricket rub ons on the washi tape. The 'Celebrate'  rub on, The twine, or 'wicks' are from Queen and Co.

I then decided to check out other challenge blogs---I felt like I needed to change my train of thought, that's how bad my thoughts were going...seriously, not pretty! But it's much better now, don't worry!

Now I also like DCWV...their stacks are pretty darn cool. I don't have many, as they are expensive to ship from the States, because, well, they're Stacks, and pretty heavy!! And I do not get to Michael's too often to purchase them, with my coupon that is!! I refuse to pay almost 30$ for a stack of papers, even if they are beautiful!! Anyways, I scored big time, and I mean BIG time with the purchase of this stack. Nine bucks for this Stack and the rubons included, found in the liquidation part of Walmart! It's the SWEET stack, and yep! It was a SWEET deal indeed! lol

So, I took on their sketch for the month of May. My first time. And I'm not so sure of it. But it's kinda cute...but kinda missing something.

Of course, my subject was my little monkey April. Cheeky monkey/monster...depending on the hour/

I then decided to tackle another challenge.

Yeah baby!

I made this card out of my scraps for the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge #101--Scrap Attack, which can be found here.

Here's my entry. I used my scraps from Carta Bella True Friends and EP Sweet Girl (2 of my current fave kits of ALL time!!). A few scraps from other EP papers, and MME papers. The sentiment is from Elle's Studio. I also used my sewing machine--can you believe that??!! Say WHAT?? haha.

So those are my crafty projects today----I definitely need to do this---thank you Keith, for letting me getting crafty!!

Now, I believe I am going to pop a movie on, and watch it with my kids!

Have a great night. Get crafty. Be safe.



Leslie Hanna said...

I love the flags - what a great use of scraps! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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Gwen said...

Hi Laura, you are the winner from my Mixed Media Hop a couple weeks ago! Please email me so I can get your prize out to you! gytgram at Hotmail dot com