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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

SVG cutting files challenge and a tribute

Hey there crafty friends!!
Well now...it'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!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy National Hug Day!

Hey there crafty friends!!!
Today is National Hug Day!
A couple of residents helped me make little treats for the other residents. I made a little bear basket to hold some "hugs" for the nursing staff and I also sent out one to the front desk!!

The first little treat was made using the Nitwits collection Bear Necessities collection, Jaded Blossom's Scallop Circle Dies, Mini Tag dies and the sentiment is from Halloween Signs.

The cute Belly Bear Box is from MyScrapChick.  I used the sign from Jaded Blossom's Fall Dies, Flag Dies.  The sentiment again from Halloween Signs. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Nitwit challenge

Hey there crafty friends!!
My favorite digital designers, Nitwit Collections, has a new challenge every week.  They alternate between cards and scrapbook pages.  I'm challenging myself this year to try and participate is as many as possible!  This past weeks challenge was to create a card for a friend!  Here was my entry!

I used the Nitwit Collections From the sea kit.  Of course I also used some of my Jaded Blossom goodies, Stitched circle dies, Scallop Circle Dies and Best Friends stamp set.  Now the best part about the files from Nitwits is that they aren't just for digital scrapbooking.  All their papers print out and look like the best store bought paper and their PNG files can be made into print and cut files on the Silhouette Cameo.  I'm going to try and create a tutorial on just how to do that soon!  Be on the lookout!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Working my crafting into work!!!

Hello there crafty friends!
Well...I didn't win the Powerball so I continue to work my 2 jobs!!!
Since my job in the evening takes away much of the time I have for crafting I decided to just work my crafting into my job!  I do a lot of crafts with my residents and one of these days I will remember to take pictures of the things we make.  This week I redid a bulletin board that needed a facelift.  This one happens to be in the dining area...so it has to incorporate a lot of things on it.  I feel it looks a little busy, but the residents seem to like it and I had fun putting it together!!  

The 10 Things I like about snow if from Treasure Box designs.  I embellished it a little with some Jaded Blossom Products:  Number Candies and Winter Dies.  All the cute snowman, birdies and trees came from various files from Nitwit Collections.   I added a few sentiments on the snowmen from Winter Wishes!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Thanks a latte!

Happy 2016 my crafty friends!
2016! Can you believe it?  I feel like 2015 was just a blur and I'm really hoping to be crafting a lot more in 2016!  

My first creation of the year is a simple thank you card for one of my boss's that gave me a Starbucks gift card for Christmas!  I haven't even had time to use it all yet!  Hoping to get in a few more of those Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos while they still have them!  I know they are choc full of sugar which I'm trying to avoid..but I can't help myself.  They are really yummy!!

The papers and the image are all from Nitwit Collections Coffee Talk files.!  The Png's that come with these kits are perfect for print and cuts on your Silhouette cameo!!! You have to check out are their files!  They are the cutest!!!

I also used several of my Jaded Blossom goodies on this card and envelope. The brown mat was cut from the new Stitched Square Dies, the Flag die is from  Mini Tag Dies 2 .  The sentiments and coffee girl are from Kind Thanks and Java Time. The envelope was a file from the Silhouette store.  I'm entering this card into the Jaded Blossom Monthly challenge!  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by and here's to a wonderful new year!!