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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Ephesians 1:3

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back In The Groove

Hello All
Just checking in to share some Love, Some Crafts & Some Findings

I have been Working Super hard trying to get my crafting juices flowing and it has been hard!  I feel sad for my family, especially my husband as I am encroaching upon everyone's space with all of my craft stuff!!  My DH is so sweet he won't say much of anything about all of my stuff being everywhere, but I know that it is beginning to work a nerve.  I told him he could easily solve that problem by getting me that red two story barn portable that they have displayed at Lowe's.  He just looks at me and smiles.  Well anyway here is what I've came up with so far...at least I have items to put in my space at the Alamo Craft Co.

Sweet Little house using my My Minds Eye Lost & Found paper.

 The Neat thing about this sweet little paper mache house is that it is also a box and can be used to package a gift or to store things...endless possibilities.  I really enjoyed making this house, it took me several days because I continued to add something and then something else.  I'm pretty satisfied with it, but I haven't taken it to the store yet so there may be more possibilities that await this little house.

Recipe: Paper mache house - Hobby Lobby, MME- Lost & Found,  rosettes-Recollections-Michael's, heart shaped keyhole-Tim Holtz, Cricut Banner- Birthday Bash, Prima lace...an assortment of buttons, organza ribbon, other embellishments and glitter.

Next "It's In The BAG"  One of my favorite Items to create is the ordinary paper sandwich bags.  There are so many different styles that you can make with these bags and I really enjoy embellishing them to my hearts content.  Sometimes it is necessary for me to get out of my comfort zones of the pinks & whites and try something a little different.  I totally fell for a wonderful alternative with the Echo Park line called "For The Record"  This is an amazing ensemble of Red, yellow, greens, blues & white.  There's even red and white polka dots!  My Favorite design! I have chosen a few of the pages to share with you, but each page is generously decorated with fun embellies.  I even used grunge paper ( Tim Holtz) and die cut a butterfly and crackle painted it white (4th pic.)  This line also has some great die cuts which I have used throughout.

Here are a few cards that I also created this week, which I will be adding to my card collection at the craft mall.  I am hoping that they don't stick around long...maybe someone might want to bless someone special with them...
DP Fancy Pants line called The Girl's Paperie & $1 stamp from Michael's, corrugated heart w/crackled paint

DP - MME-Lost & Found
DP - Echo Park- For The Record
I'm so glad to be finally getting out of my drought.  It's pretty intense when you have all that you need to craft with and can't produce any work.  I think sometimes you may have too much and your brain gets a bit overwhelmed.  At any rate I'm slowly working myself back.  Also being involved with challenges can be an encouragement, so if you haven't joined a site that has weekly or monthly challenges, I think you should.  You can learn so much from others as well as throwing in your creativity into the pot.

Just a quick update on my class last Saturday....

I had a great time at The Scrapbooking Factory monthly retreat located in the Marriott at the RIM.  I went in only expecting a class of two and ended up teaching a class of 9.  I had a great time! Jane ( the owner) is expecting the new line of My Minds Eye (Lost & Found 2) Echo Park papers and more to come in soon.  I Can't Wait!!!  I am so excited, she knows that when that paper comes in and it's time to stock it in the store I am there!  Take a peak at some of this paper she's expecting, it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!


LASTLY just wanted to let you know that My Minds Eye is having a fabulous Birthday Blog Hop Celebration with the opportunity to win one of each line of their paper and the new lines are gorgeous.  I took about 30 to 45 minutes of my time today to play along.  It wasn't time wasted I got an opportunity to visit 7 of their designers blogs and see the new lines of paper in action. You can check the details here but you only have until July 31st to play along...YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Well I'm signing off and I pray that each new day will bring an abundance of Blessings from the LORD above!!   


  1. Hi Tammy great cards. Love all the texture and different color patterns. :) Thanks for your comment on my blog.... Be sure to pick up your blog awards over on my post. Also I have a new blinkie code for me blog.

    Blessing and hugs.

    Catarina aka Docerela

  2. HI Tammy, Your projects are beautiful! Thanks for becoming a follower on my little blog. I'm hoping to get better at this blogging stuff.

    I have the same issue as you with my crafting stuff being in just about every room of the house. My DH thinks I've opened a craft store out of the house. lol He helped me build a few shelves in my office so now I have almost everything in one spot. It's still a work in progress.

    Be blessed!


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