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Well, let's see...I'm a mommy and a wife that crafts on the little spare time I have...I tend to sleep late to get more crafting in...I think we all do that. I can almost never finish a single project start to finish...why? Because I come up with a way better project or idea and have to do it RIGHT NOW!!! Needless to say I have many projects unfinished, kind of all over my craft room (hehe). I love working with all sorts of supplies, paper, lace, pearls, paint, sprays…anything pretty much. I've yet to try many other wonderful supplies out there but one day I will…and will leave an unfinished project behind to start a new one…

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TP Fall mini

Hi Everyone!!! 

Here I have my very first toilet paper roll mini album.  Before I touch on the album I do want to say that working with the TP roll was not my most favorite medium.  I could not get the roll to lay flat and it was too thick for my liking.  I know many of you love the TP roll and that is great, really, it just was not for me.  I did hear after than I can wet the roll a little to flatten it up.  If I ever make another one I'll have to try that.  

The outcome of the mini was just what I wanted.  The paper I used was DCWV Harvest Gathering Stack.  I used seam binding and some sort of fluffy ribbon on the spine.  The leaves I purchased at the Dollar Tree. 

 I hadn’t made a mini in such a long time.  It really was fun making it and getting back into the mini spirit. 

The made the mini for a swap that I participated in over at Scrap Maidens on Facebook.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Long Time No Write

I can not believe how long it's been since I've been on here.  I had so many plans and was excited about them all....then that all went away, just like that, KAPOOF!!! Yes, that's a word, but spell check came up with KICKAPOO.....AHAHAHAHA I like that one too!!!

Sophia started kindergarten last year, for a while I thought it was because I was just busy with her and school work.  Do you believe that they are teaching math in Kinder, it's pretty awesome, and she excelled in it this past year, YAY.  But anyhoozles, I realized I just didn't have it in me, to craft, to sew, paint, build..it was gone...

I had seen it coming to, just before Sophia went to school, I just started to not feel it.  A big part of me wanted to swap and create and just have fun but I didn't know how to reach out to people.

Then a few months ago I started making sugar cookies with royal icing, you know, because I can make anything!!!  I came across a group in Facebook, it was all about cookies, then I asked if anyone knew a craft group...so here I go, asking to join Scrap Maidens.  What a great group that is, so much creativity.

Then!!!!  Wait, did i just start another paragraph with "Then"...oh well...So then, lol, I somehow got into the Pocket Letter group....whaaaaa Pocket Letter, what the heck is that?!?!  OMG, they are cute little stuffed squares of goodness that's what they are, and so creative.

Slowly I've been getting my mojo back, I've made some PL's, embellies and am currently working on an album.  But the most exciting thing for me has been that I've been able to give away little things here and there.  Just because I want to...no other reason.  I even have a little RAK jar that I've filled up with names that I plan on sending little (little) RAK's, over 250 people.  That is my goal and I can't wait until they're all out.  Then I can start a new one.

I had been wanting to start a pay it forward type of thing, shortly after that my mojo took a hiatus.  I am extremely happy to be able to do this.  I would love to send something out to those who really can't get their hands on much but how do you distinguish between the genuine and the greedy?  No way to really know I suppose. 

I will continue on my little merry way for now, until next time.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My 2014 Pay It Forward Plan

Through out the past few years I have collected all sorts of "things" to go with what ever craft project I'm currently working on.  The biggest problem I have is that I refuse to spend a boatload of money of just 5 pieces of anything....y'all know how that goes.  So I find the "deals" or what I think are deals and end up with 5x10 of what ever I only needed 2 of.  Then, I don't use them because they are too cute and don't want to run out...yup...a total hoarder. 
This all came about when a friend posted on Facebook some heartfelt and probably recopied post about giving more and loving more and just doing MORE to make others happy and not expecting something in return (I totally recopied the post too, lol).  Basically the first five people to post on her comment would get something special from her, whether it be homemade, store bought or whatever.  This would need to be done sometime this year, 2014, no heads up.  You'll just go to your mailbox one day and will have a little something special from a special friend. 
This inspired me and gave me the idea of making all the projects that I really wanted to do or try out new techniques or products and to actually give them away.  Not a swap, not to someone I know but to some random person.  One of my biggest reasons to not trying something new or to start a new project is that I just don't have enough room in my house to display or store things.  If I make something, I'd rather someone who would actually use it, or display it, have it.  This is also a great way to de-stash, just sayin.  Of course there were kinks to work out and I think I have them all sorted out....so, without further ado. 
This is my 2014 Pay It Forward Plan
  •   First and foremost, you must be a follower/subscriber of my blog.
Why you might ask?
Because the items that I will give away will be to those who follow my blog.
I will also post videos on my YouTube channel, or will try to post for every one, a video to let  you all know what's being given away and so you can see it in more detail.  Links would be posted on both the blog and my YouTube channel.
  • All projects/de-stashing will be posted on this blog.  If you are interested in receiving the item you must post a comment under the item I am giving away. 
  • For now, each person will be eligible to win once. 
  • The winner will be responsible for paying shipping.
    • Now I know what your thinking, "Winner pay for the shipping?! That's crazy talk!"  Well, if I give away as much as I'm planning I just wont have enough money for shipping for me to pay for every single one, soooo.  I'm afraid that will be a requirement.
  • If you are a winner you will have 48 hours to pay for shipping (I will give you a total), you would need to GIFT the shipping payment to me via PayPal, unless the winner would rather e-mail me a shipping label.  That would also work, I'm pretty sure it would work...we'll see I guess.
I think that's it for now...
The first item that I will give away will be posted in March, February is a busy month for me and can't wait to get all my birthday stuff done (Kids birthdays are in Feb...fun)

I'm pretty sure this is it...if I've missed something or if questions need to be answered please comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Frozen Birthday Drama

As most of you know Disney's Frozen has been a HUGE success.  It is by far one of my favorite movies...and Sophia's also.  My husband and I took the kids to see this movie end of December.  Little did I know she would fall into instant love.  The music is phenomenal and the story line is not the typical.  She now sings and pretty much knows the movie by heart.
My little princess is now wanting an Elsa Birthday.  I thought "Sure not a big deal", I'll just hook myself up at party city.  But before I knew it, I hadn't drawn my guest list to figure out a rough count.  By the time I went to purchase needed items everything was SOLD OUT.  It is now mid February and most places are still sold out.  You can find a single thing you might need in about five different sites.  After shipping its insane. 
The party favors where my biggest issue...so I decided to make my own.  And so we begin...
The inspiration to create my own party favors came mostly from my daughter but also the fact that the favors are not really that great.  They are disposable....not memorable at all.  Most of them are unless you can come up with (or have the money) for something extraordinary.  I also wanted the girls that came to celebrate Sophia's birthday to walk away with something that they would enjoy for a lot longer than a temporary tattoo or stickers.
Hair Accessories!!!!
And after a long debate with MYSELF (that's when the crazy comes out) I decided to post these all in my Etsy Shop.  
After many hours of trying out new ways to come up with something unique (at least to my eye) I came up with several different hair accessories to incorporate as the party favors...or "Thank You For Coming" gifts.  I can't even remember what I created first...so in no particular order....here you go!
Thank you all for stopping by...subscribe for my 2014 goal of paying it forward...what does that mean?? Subscribe and find out...the suspense...eeeeee
Hugs, Luane
The Headband

 The Mini Crown

The Clip

 The Snowflakes
Yes, I know, my French braid SUCKS
 Crown & Snowflake Combo
Clip & Snowflake Combo

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My First Altered Canvas

Hello Everyone,

So here we have my first altered canvas...mixed media????  Don't know what to call it really.  I took this picture at my moms house a couple weeks ago...loved the photo and decided I needed to print it.  Well, I went with the canvas and it was supposed to be more on the pink, pastel, princessly look but it kind of went a different route.  I LOVE how it turned out.  This was one of those projects that you just smile from ear to ear becuase it just coming out to perfect....I'm sure it was the picture of my little girl and me. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Foam Board Storage with Drawers

Hello there my Crafty Peeps!!!

It certanily has been awhile.... This post is about my foam board storage unit with drawers.  If you've seen any of my other videos you'll know I kind of have a love for foam board.  I love working with it and have created all sorts of boxed and storage pieces. 

Yes, some people are skeptical about making theire projects out of foam board but it you build it properly, it really can hold a good amount of weight. 

This is more a process video as it's not a continuous tutorial.  You'll see all the steps and I do explain, well I think I have explained everything you'll need and how to make this or a similare storage piece.  

Below is the video on the mostly finished unit.  All I need to do is paint my drawers and cover them up with paper.
Below finished unit.  All I need to do is paint my drawers and cover them up with paper. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hello Friend Shabby Pastel Card

A special card for a new friend on YouTube...Amador (amadoreros).  Made with some Prima & DVWV paper, homemade doily flower, mulberry flower lace and trim...
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