Wednesday, September 28, 2016

JB challenge project bust!

Hey there crafty friends!
Its been quite a while since I've been able to enter into my beloved Jaded Blossom's monthly challenge.  This project turned out nothing like I had can't see the vinyl on the jar very well with the candy in it.....but I'm going to enter it into the challenge anyways.  I guess I'm just a little rusty!!!

I used the new Halloween Scenic dies and cut them out of vinyl.  My first idea was a complete bust. I put them on a really cool purple mason jar and was going to put a tea light in it to make a little lantern...but you couldn't see the dies at all...then I had this idea...which was good until I put the candies in the jar...then you can barely see the dies...and for whatever reason I couldn't get a good picture to save my life!!!!  Just not my day today!  Learn from my mistakes people.  Ha ha ha..

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Bun Warmer Pumpkin

Hey there crafty friends.
So my life has been kind of crazy over the past year or so.  I've gone from working 100+hrs a week to being unemployed.  We lost my father in law at the end of May after over 18 months of many illnesses and hospitalizations.  My parents health is not that great and I am helping them quite a bit.  Crafting has definitely taken a back seat.  I'm hoping that will change a little bit.  With my new found free time I have "found" pinterest!!!  ACK!!!  This is not a good thing.  Talk about a time sucker.  Anyhoo....I finally finished this little project I stumbled upon.  

So how many of you had one of these growing up????

I saw this idea on Organized Clutter .  I thought it was really cute and when I walked past one of these at a yard sale I knew I just had to try and make one!!!

I was able to take off the side handles and spray painted the bun warmer. I then decorated it with some stamps and dies from Jaded Blossom.  I used Autumn leaves and also the SVG outlines that they make available for many of their stamp sets. I also used Happy Fall and the Treat Tag Die.  

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall/Halloween fun!

Hey there crafty friends.
Ok, don't faint...2 blog posts in 2 days??!!!!  This hasn't happened in quite a while.

Now this isn't really paper crafting related...but its creative related none the less.  I haven't had time in years to decorate for fall/halloween inside or outside.  While the weather was good I thought I would concentrate on the outside.  I got a lot of my ideas from other crafty people and pinterest of course!!
Hubby is showing me how to use his power tools so I'm getting a little crafty in the garage now!!!  With the help of my sweet husband I made the the street sign and the scarecrow.  I painted the seat on the chair and made the welcome sign, scarecrow and crow.  I'm really hoping to do some more...but we'll have to see what life throws at me in the next few weeks.  I had great fun doing all this!!!!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Stamp Storage!

Hey there crafty friends!!
Wow...its been another long stretch between posts again!!  Hopefully with fall approaching the drought will come to an end.  I haven't been doing paper crafty things...but have been doing lots of fun stuff with wood recently.  
I have discovered a whole different use for my Silhouette Cameo.  I'm sure I'm "late to the party" here...but I never even thought of making stencils or using my machine to help me create signs.  Wowza...I've opened up a whole new world for myself and I'm having a blast!!!

My awesome hubby has been showing me how to use all his tools in the garage to help me with my crafts! I have a lot of things I want to make for our yard, but I've also been after him to help be build some storage boxes for my "little" stamp collection.  I finally cornered him this weekend and we made it happen!!!

For the My Collection lettering and the Jaded Blossom flower logo I actually cut vinyl on the box and then painted over it.  First you have to paint the different sections of the box in the color you want your image/lettering to show up as and then paint over it.  I wait till the paint is somewhat dry and then pull up the vinyl.  I tried to cut a stencil for the words Jaded Blossom in the font they use for their logo....but I couldn't get it to cut without tearing the vinyl, so I went with just the initials.  I didn't like how it turned out when I painted it on like the rest of the design....I didn't have a darker shade of brown paint and I wanted it to stand out a for that part I did actually put the vinyl on the box.  I'm pretty excited how these came you can boxes are pretty well full so I plan on building a couple more!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Jaded Blossom Monthly challenge

Hey there crafty friends.
I'm slowly settling into this new lifestyle of mine of being unemployed after working 80+hrs /week for the past 5 months.  It's a little strange.  Not sure exactly what I want to be when I grow up...ha ha ha.  Thankfully the job I got laid off from is paying severance for a couple of months and I have time to figure it out!  
I've had these little milk bottles that I picked up at Target back around Valentine's Day.  I didn't have time to make a project with them then...but I figured the color worked out well for a 4th of July project.  This is a pretty simple one folks!!!  I filled the bottle with some America Mix Skittles that I also picked up at Target.  I have a friend that doesn't care for chocolate (I'm not sure how we are even friends...I mean...who doesn't like chocolate???) so I'm hoping to catch up with her before the 4th to be able to give this to her!!

I'm entering this into the Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge.  
The stamp is Bless the USA and the tag is the Treat Tag Die

I hope you have noticed my new blog design.  I chose this one for the Bumble Bees because the meaning of my name happens to be Bee...and my husband always tells me I'm a busy little bee.  Credit goes to the Bomb Squad Blogs.  If you are in the market for a new blog design check them out!!

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

SVG cutting files challenge and a tribute

Hey there crafty friends!!
Well's been quite a long time hasn't it?  
Life has been pretty crazy these past few months!  My life has definitely taken a turn in a very different direction.  It's bittersweet, but hopefully it will mean more crafty time for me!  For that I am happy!  
Here is my first project in a very long time!  It's one I'm doing for the SVG cutting files challenge this month.  I must apologize for the poor photography...but I was just so excited to get this posted that I didn't want to wait until the morning when the light would have been so much better!  Please forgive me!!


I'd like to dedicate this project to my father in law who recently passed away.  He was one of the proudest American's I have ever known!  He loved his country.  He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.  We miss him greatly!!!

Russell Rodgerson
Jan 28, 1938-May 31, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Activities projects

Hey there crafty friends!
I've been working crazy hours the past few weeks so the only crafting I've gotten in are the projects I've been doing with my residents!  Thought I would share some of them with you!!

These little butterflies we made for table decorations.  We put each residents name on the right wing but I have blurred them out.  We used a sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Valentine Signs on the left wing!

Yesterday was National Peppermint Patty Day!  I love doing little things for all of these "National" holidays.  There are usually at least one or two for every day of the year!!.  We used a tag from Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag dies and the sentiment is from The Perfect Match.

Finally, these will be the Valentine's we give out on Valentine's Day!  the Frog and Tag are from Nitwit collections and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Funny Valentine.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing our fun little projects!!!
Until next time....Have a wonderful day!