Monday, December 03, 2012

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November.....already? ! ! !

It is hard to believe in a few hours it will be Halloween! 

I love Halloween! It is one of my favorite holidays. Now, I don't care for the gory,scary version,but the fun,festive and silly one. As a kid, I loved dressing up for it and actually, I still do. The only bummer thing is that I'm simply just not ready this year. I feel like my year has been lagging in general and well, frankly, it throws me off kilter. So, like the previous months and holidays....I have things, but just now where or how I wanted them to be by now. (do you get this way ever?just hoping I'm not the only one )
That being said, I don't even have a costume and I am not so fond of do we'll see if I can come up with something. The girls are going with cave woman(Lorin) and Jake from adventure Time (Jordan). Cody, well, he is in Waco at college and not so much into the dress up that we girls love!

Let me see if there is something on this computer that I have made recently. I have tons to do and make so I'm calling it a night.

I looked and nothing. Guess I have more to do than I thought.

Nite.  ;)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

More Mojo from me .....and Mojo #257

I am so happy that I have been making time to play and staying up to the weeee hours of the morning. Despite the fact I normally have to go to work early and it's lots of work I do believe it is just sleep,right? Sure it is...totally overrated!

I am loving Mojo Monday Sketches and the challenge to put it all together. This card was a treat to make because I used lots of products and favorites!  So, here is the challenge/sketch....

and now here is my take on it.....with the deets! 

Did I say super fun? o.k so not sure the best way to describe my card,but I'll lay out the supplies for you that were used: Stampin' Up: tiny tag die,tiny tag stamp,chocolate paper,beige polka dot paper,delicate doilies stamp,antique glitter glass (on butterfly), edgelits die, polka dot embossing folder and butterfly die    Spellbinders: scallop/embossed circle die   Hobby Lobby: burlap ribbon,pearl flower and pearl buttonw/bling,crotche flower, beads to make stickpin  Prima: felt leaves  The Stamps of Life: chickadee stamp Pearl FX pearl paint pen, Adirondack: turqoise embossing powder,  Other: polymer flower center,  cloud paper, crown washi tape

Thanks for stopping by and join in on Mojo Monday!

Lora ~

Monday, September 03, 2012

Painting away!

So, last week was fun. In midst of waiting for my nephew to graduate Marine Corps bootcamp ,a crazy week at work and life in general.....I managed to paint a few paintings on my craft room floor. (thank goodness it was actually clean) I had no idea what I was going to paint,but I had been wanting to paint some crosses. I just pulled out my paint bucket, all my brushes and got to work. It is amazing how mind soothing it is to just sit and paint.No rules,no mistakes because I am a firm believer that there are no mistakes in art and if there were would I really care? no, not really. Here they are in order (hopefully as I am newbie to Google+)

my paintings.....

My nephew graduating bootcamp and one of his welcome home dinners....

and just snaps of our beautiful kiddos! 
Cody (and his girlfriend , Holly)
 Lorin and Jordan
yep, God is great and it's been great despite the little things.....God is always great! I am so truly blessed.

til tomorrow,

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Oh Mojo Monday......#256

I didn't miss the deadline this time and I was actually able to do another card! That made my night. Being that I am a night owl and get little sleep, it was the perfect night to play in my room. I used Core'dinations blk/lime green paper, embossed it with the vintage wallpaper folder from SU, cut my 2 vertical strips and added a 3D hanging sign die from Sizzix and layered it in brown polka dot Bazzill paper. I then added a prima flower w/ glitter , punched a flower with the Boho Blossom punch from SU, inked the edges and popped a pearl on it. The vintage ribbon came from The Ribbon Retreat. I loveeee that stuff!

Hope you enjoy looking at my little card and join in on the fun. I love challenges and I always go to MOJO Monday for inspiration!

and here is my creation ....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mojo Monday 256

So here is my Mojo Monday entry. I have been away and super busy, but hoping to get back into my blogging world. Lots of catching up to do.
here is the sketch.....

and here is what I came up with. I'll be back to stampin up class!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Still here....

Seems like life goes 1000 mph.....
If you are breathing, I am sure you can agree? Unless you are a lucky little kid with no bills, no worries and nothing to worry about except sleeping til noon, munching on all food in sight, and not doing much and where your most important part of the day is to make sure you update your facebook status( daughter!) heehee. Joking aside, she does clean.(then prompts a question to go, do or buy something) Oh well, I was the same way,but actually worse. (my sister can vouch for this one) LOL.
I have been missing from this poor little neglected blog a whole lot lately. My Pinning frenzy as well as play time (aka: scrapbooking,baking and all things crafty) has come to an end for the past few months.Seems like I am having withdrawals and I feel it. Pathetic huh? Well I am one crafty chic that's my crack. (lol, no I don't do crack)  ;P  In that regard, I made a little something last night. 

My precious nephew, Orion, joined the Marines and has been gone just about his 3 months now. That boils down to "almost outta boot camp" mode. He was so well disciplined to drop some pounds before he left and  
I am so sure he will look gorgeous,totally gorgeous, when he graduates! Sorry but I am partial to his sweet heart, loving soul,long eyelashes and beautiful dimples. Hearing about him and his journey on this life adventure warms my heart. There's nothing like wanting the world for your own children and nephews. They are all my babies. ;P Anyhow, I whipped up this little piece of fun last night for my sister so she could have something marine like in her home. It's all the craze right now and I must say it came out just as precious as my nephew! Our family will soon have one of the few and the proud home...ahhhhhh can't wait! 

it's a phone photo, so no way compares to the print....incase you were thinking ...ewwwww!
feel free to email me for the pdf if you love,have or are a Marine

Thanks for stoppin' by, 


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ikea fun & organization

Hello Everyone!
If you are here, thanks for stopping by.Well, this past Saturday my good friend,Melissa, and I went to IKEA(Houston).After a long morning it turned out to be the only stop we made and of course feeling cheated, we stopped at Super Target on the way home....why? Because they were open.hhaahhahahha!

Let's start with getting there.....We leave and about an hour away, my Aspen dings, a message appears on my screen(cause it rocks like that) and then of course I see it's overheated and battery light is on.yikes! So I pull over once we get over the hill.(luckily in front of the United Bilt Model Homes. I took that as a good sign,despite the situation. So, we lift the hood(like we even have a clue....but atleast the attempt was there,right?) I didn't see anything broken,on the ground or hoses busted. I call my ever-so-mechanically-inclined husband.(thank you God for this wonderful man-and not just cause he knows cars :) He basically comes and tows it home with my B-I-L, Melissa and I get her car and of course our middle child, who we'll call Bubble Gum ,for obvious reasons.(her real name is Lorin) Back to Houston we go.hehe.

To spare you, turns out thermostat was trippin', water pump cracked and the whole crap was pushing out the waterpump and fan.....$70 later and my husband greatness....I'm back on the road! It is quiet again like when I first bought it. So happy....

NOW, important
IKEA, how I love thee.......I didn't go to actually buy anything.Come to find out, Melissa has never been.(she's an IKEA virgin) ;P  Well, it didn't take her long to fall in love and me to find things.Ha! So here is a little tour,not much,but so wonderful!
A $5 mat which I use to protect my counter  instead of a splat mat. $12 savings vs. splat mat ;P

Clear Acrylic containers for my pantry mission! $5.99 each (i'm going to get more!)

My favorite....Fintorp! I have to get more of these for my stuff to come off the counters . You
buy the rod $9.99,hooks$2.99 and set of baskets$14.99 and use them virtually anywhere! This is
my most favorite!

these beauties were in the potted plant section...$2.99 each. I thought my copics would look good in them.
Add stacked buttons to make little leg stands ;)

Wha-la! Angled copic storage. I initially put hot glue to keep them stacked,but i'm reinforcing
with clear cable ties. ;) ah, so heavenly!

So here is my Super Target find(it was the only package left   ;(  ... I think candy pretzel rods will
look good in these for the day of Love....Valentine's! 

So, that was my trip and the great little finds! I can't wait to go back and that'll be real soon! I will be back with my pantry re-do when it is complete. (hopefully soon)
Happy Wednesday,

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rainy Day fun!

Today started off with rain pouring,which I'll admit was kinda nice. (Only because I was off mind  you ;P  )If I had to go to work, I may have had a different opinion. lol. Aside from that lovely weather, Lorin was home feeling blue shall I say.... (a little stuffed nose, hot body,felt cold...guess flu like crud) While she slept I ran errands and picked up a long awaited project to complete!

yes, the kind you put by your bed....I had been needing a lamp for my side of the bed because I just don't have one for some reason. I stay up later,yet Young has the lamp.NOT  ;) Anyhow, I was on
that site that is addicting...yes, again, PINTREST! I saw a vintagey (<<------this is Lora vocab ) room with neutral/natural colors and fell in love. While I don't have the wrought iron bed, my bed is nice and it HAS to work. (don't need to be spending money) I would say I've been looking for lamps for a while now,but nothing is what I've found or the price is so ridiculous,that it just isn't happening. That brings me to my next favorite store(in this small town) HOBBY LOBBY HEAVEN  Yes, they have cute lamps there. They,too, are crazy to think I'd pay $90 for a small bedside lamp. like hell. ;)  I only need 2, so that's good huh? well at $180 plus tax, hell. (not this sister) even at 1/2 off if that is going on when I decide that I  NEEEEED them, it's still $90 plus tax. (uh, again, no!)

If you know me, I think I can make anything.LOL. Atleast that is my common saying to anything cute I see..."oh, I can make that". Well no big head here, I like to "play". So if I do the math ( haha, I suck at math by the way) I can do it myself. So let me show you how my theory panned out.....

I bought these items at WAL-MART(yes peeps, wally world) $57

so I used my stampin up stacked flower die on this burlap and cream colored tulle. I stacked 2pcs of tulle flowers over each burlap flower repeating twice to give them some chunkiness. then used my little pearls to spice it up.(just like the ones I initially contemplated buying at HobLob) ;P see bead possibilities...

Here they are completed!
flat and boring
fluffy and rugged (much better)

light off

light on

I love these lamps and the fact that I saved money,got crafty and it took all of 30 minutes.
 Enjoy!  I have a movie to watch.... 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cards Today!

My momma recently had surgery and is pretty much home-bound for the next few weeks....So, she asked for some cards and I figured I'd just come over and we could make them together...LOL! What was I thinking! Instead, I packed a few things and went over, only to see her uncomfortable and not feeling too crafty. So she laid there and I made cards. Funny thing is she said" My Lord, do you take this when you go on your retreat things?". I'm sitting there laughing at her surprise as to what I had brought....I replied " Oh no, I take my room....literally" Then she just looks on and asks" does this stuff just pop into your head" Again, I'm like " yep, wish I could just get paid to sit and do it all day long". Wouldn't that be a treat! Unfortunately, it's just my day off and I got to play for a little bit.

Oh, on another note, I stopped by the Dollar Tree to pick up bags for her on the way to visit and let me tell you, they have aisles of Valentine's, St.Patty's day and Easter out already. Nothing like pushing the holidays I suppose. I'm gonna make it short because I've got to get  my nails done! thanks for looking!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pintrest....ahhhh, how I love thee.

If you know me well,you know I love new things. My newest and most recent obsession is Pintrest! It is the most amazing,wonderful,super,creative concept I've discovered. I am now an obsessed pinner too. Yes, as if I don't have enough time to do everything else, I sit up late at night (and I mean laaate cause I don't need much sleep) ;) Why do I bring up pintrest, besides the fact it is the coolest? Because I just finished re-doing my laundry room after my pinning spree! So, let's begin.

Our laundry room was funky.the gold,shiny non covered bulb light in there was the first eyesore.It's been there since we moved in. I always thought" oh, I'll get to it when I do the laundry room the way I want, 6 years later..bam! It was first to go. There was one big shelf smack dab in the center of the wall and left so much room to do nothing. I have so many colors I like I began to gravitate to purple.Long after searching for the right purple, it never happened. They were too  light, too bright, too dark,too bold....(and I am a color lover too,but it just wasn't happening) My next thought was maybe green.I like lime green and my sisters is awesome...but no, a green will most likely go in the house elsewhere this year.Then I found it! here it is....finally,after 6years! LOL Aqua Bay found at Lowe's( another place I am so very fond of ;)

Here is how it went....

Texture Drying( the gray spots are still damp)

Cutting in all over 

ugly gold without cover for 6 yrs. lol.

new bronze, with cover LOL!

same space all nice
before with no shelves

The pics above are the same spot. Can you believe it? I hate clutter,but all that stuff had no place to go. Paint does wonders, don't ya agree? See the stuff hanging on the door? I'll get to that later....but it bugs me. 
still need to put quarter round and peel that sticky off the left corner. 
 I went ahead and took all my totes and moved them to put this clear shoe organizer to hold my cupcake sprinkles and toppers. I love it! Genius I thought since we like to bake up in here! And of course, I themed each row according to how the holidays fall. I thought it would be wonderful and it is. So, with a quick glance, I know what sprinkles I need to get. A girl has to be prepared! ;)
 Here's a close up of my Easter row, which could also be baby's , mother's day and so on....
 and here is the final look......I still need a little rug, a trash can in the middle of washer/dryer, a switch plate cover to come in (minor things) but I love it. The peacock feathers are another pintrest idea. I wanted something and to keep it simple so who doesn't love peacocks! (of course I like change so in a year IF I tire of them, I can peel them off and replace with another design...right?
Bulbs in bowl ;)
feather close-up

cute sign I found at Hobby Lobby. Just add ribbon and bling!

 dryer sheets in glass jar ( I love to see things)

view from the kitchen :) 

Thanks for checking my reno out. I hope after all this that I want to do laundry. LOL!
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