Saturday, April 27, 2013


Hello, and thank you for stopping by!

I have been busy the last couple of months trying to get all the spaces in my home more organized, get rid of the clutter, and have everything in its place.  One of the issues I have now that there are 3 adults getting mail at my house is where to put it all.  I have also been in the process of cleaning and organizing my craft room (still some work to do there), so I had this set of extra baskets that I love because they are beautiful, but they just didn't work in my craft room anymore.  So I decided they would be perfect for sorting the mail.

But I needed some way of identifying which basket is for who, so I decided to create a set of custom tags - one for each of us.  I used my banner dies and a lot of scraps and odds and ends I had laying around to make these, and I love how they turned out.  Even Baby approves!

This first one is for my daughter Michelle.  It was originally going to be mine, but then I realized the colors were just like her, so I put the "M" on it for her.  She loves it!

This one is for me.  It was originally going to be Michelle's, so I had already put the "m" on it, but then I just added the smaller alphabets for "mom" and made it mine.  It's my favorite anyway!  I love the pink and cream colors - so pretty!

This one is for Chris.  He's away at college, but there is always mail coming here for him, so I needed a place to keep it if I think it's something he will want to see.  This was my attempt at a masculine tag.

And one more of my sweet Baby.  Since this "miscellaneous" basket doesn't have a tag yet, she's decided this one is for her.

Eventually I am going to hang a shelf on the wall for these baskets above that Eiffel Tower picture in the background, but for now they are fine on this entryway table.

Thanks again for stopping by - love, hugs, and blessings to you!

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Hey everybody!  Busy, busy, busy as a bee lately!  I am heading down to Blacksburg, VA this weekend to see my son Christopher who is finishing up his freshman year in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.  I am of course so proud of that handsome rascal!  Will have pictures to share upon my return.

In the meantime I did manage to squeeze in a few minutes of craftiness this week, but nothing on the scale of my bunny project from last week.  This week it's just a simple "hey" card.

Thanks for stopping by, and we are still in the middle of our series of "anything goes" over at The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode challenge, so come on by and play along with us!

Hugs and blessings!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bunnies and Bunnies

Hi!  As many of you may already know, my favorite animal for collecting and crafting is BUNNIES.  Yes, I am a hippity hoppity girl!  I have this shadow box that I have had for a couple of years and just recently decided to try decorating it for Valentine's Day, which you may have seen a couple of months ago.

Well, this time I decided to decorate it for Easter with bunnies, although I didn't get it finished until a week late (they don't call me a procrastinator for nothing).  But since I love bunnies, I'm going to hang it up in my craft room and leave it there until I decide to redecorate it for another holiday or special occasion.

If you try something similar, you can take the "insides" out of the shadow box (each little cubicle is 4" x 6") and put them on a card base and use them for greeting cards, or you can just keep them until the holiday/occasion rolls around again next year.

So this is what I made.  This is also my project for this week's Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz.  Come on by and take a peek at what everyone is making and play along with us if you can!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!