Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Giveaway!

Can you believe that the new year is just 3 days away! I don't know about you...but wasn't it just 2000, where everyone was so worried about Y2K? And now, it is 2011! Just doesn't seem right!

Well, to celebrate the new year, I am doing a new year's giveaway! SUPER FUN! I am going to give away this great "Kit of the Month" from the Crafty Girls crop. Each month I offer a monthly kit to represent the following month. The kit sells for $24.00 at the crops...but you can win it and pay nothing! Super Cool

So, if you would like a chance to win these blocks, here is all you have to do:

1. Become a follower of Crafty Girls
2. Become a fan on Face Book
3. Leave me a comment about your most important new year's resolution...super excited to hear all the resolutions!

Each of these will act as one entry, so, do all three and you have three chances to win! If you are already a follower or fan on FB...I will put those two entries in for you!

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, January 5, 2011 and I will announce the winner on Thursday, January 6, 2011!

Good luck, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Click on the sidebar where it says Linky Parties to see where I linked these blocks!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Time to Crop

Time to get those pictures together and enjoy a day of crafting and cropping! Come to the next LV Crafty Girls crop and start the new year off right! Click HERE for more information!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Spirit

I wish so bad that I could share with all of you what I have been crafting and sewing...but everything is a gift for some one and I know that those people check my blog, so I will have to wait to post pictures. So, instead, I wanted to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! This year, as for most, has been a year of financial change in our home. We have gone back to the basics for Christmas and I cannot even begin to express how blessed our home is for doing so. This year, we have gone back to the true meaning of Christmas, that maybe in financially better years was lost a bit. Please enjoy this wonderful Christmas message, and may you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Great Holiday Decor

It is very wet and rainy here in Las Vegas...sure makes it feel like Christmas! I was looking around the internet for some fun projects and I wanted to share a few that are super cute! I found some projects with tutorials with them, which is even better! :)

First up...
Christmas Star Wreath
I love how Just Made That Way did this wreath! Very unique idea to use stars! Love it!

Second up...
Shutter Christmas Card Holder
I have been wanting to do this idea for years! I am on the hunt now for some old shutters! You can find this idea at Sassy Sites.

Third up...
JOY Frames & Snowman

Ok, I just love this one! Look how cute the word JOY looks with each letter in its own frame! The Magic of Ordinary Things came up with this great idea! I know that there isn't a tutorial with this one, but I think I can figure it out!
The internet is such a great place to find new ideas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

My New Look!

I am totally stoked about my new look on my blog! I cannot say enough about Designer Blogs and Lara that designed my blog for me! Lara was so great to work with and her communication with me was top notch! THANK YOU LARA! So, when you want to update your blog, I highly recommend Designer Blogs - and ask for Lara!

I am still working my way through "blog world" and having a pretty blog makes it that much better! So, stay tuned, and I will be posting some great crafts & tutorials!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sign Up Now for the January 8th Crop!

Get all your 2010 pictures together and come scrap! Click HERE for more information about the next Crafty Girls crop!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Great Crop!

Yesterday was another great crop - what a great group! Thank you to all of you that came and supported Crafty Girls! I had so much fun laughing with old friends, and meeting new friends.  

It is always fun to make Christmas crafts too!

Thanks again to all of you that came to the December crop! If you are interested in finding out more information about the Crafty Girls crops, email me HERE!

Our next crop will be January 8th, 2011

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Getting Kits Together for Saturday!

This Saturday is the next Crafty Girl's crop, and I can't wait! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is going to be so nice to hang out with some really cool people! So, to all of those coming to the crop...I can't wait! I have been putting some craft kits together and here is a sneak peak...
Big, Fat and Chunky Joy Blocks

Have you been naughty or nice?

Stair Spindle Snowmen

This month's block set, Happy New Year

Plus, there are other kits to pick from as well! So, get your scrapbooking together & I will see you Saturday! If you have any questions, just email me!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Bags~

Do you all remember this bag I made a couple of weeks ago?
Well, this bag was a big hit at the craft show last weekend. It was the first bag that every customer picked up. Early in the show a gal came by the booth, and she loved this bag. She bought the bag for herself and I was so happy that she bought it because it feels good when someone buys your product, and you just know that they love it. Anyway, she came back at the end of the craft show and wanted another one, just like it. She thought her friend would like one too. I panicked. I hardly had anymore of the "cowgirl" fabric. Monday I went right back to the quilt shop where I bought this fabric. And...they didn't have anymore. So, I made it work with what I had....

I think it turned out just as cute! Thank goodness~

I was really in a sewing mood last night, so I finished up a bag for a girlfriend of mine....

I think that this bag is great! I love all the Amy Butler fabrics together! Hope you like your bag Tamela! :)

All in all, a successful sewing night!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Family Photo Display

Tonight I turned a plain 12x12 canvas into a family photo display. I wanted to do something unique with this year's family photo. Our oldest son will be gone for the next two Christmases, so I wanted something special to display this year's photo.

I love this year's line from Making Memories called Noel so I knew I wanted to use that paper. It has been a long time since I broke out the scrapbook paint and chipboard letters.

So, I turned this...
into this...

The colors are perfect for my home. There is a Christmas feel to the canvas, but I think it would look great up all year round!

Now, it's your turn, go turn your family picture into a great display for your home!

The DIY Show Off

Craft Show thoughts~

My first craft show was very interesting! All in all, I had a good time and did enjoy having a table at the craft show. I met some really nice people and enjoyed seeing the crafts of other crafters. I did really well for my first show...I think, I have nothing to compare to.
That's my good friend, Barb that helped out at the show...thanks Barb! 
Now back to work to replace what was sold!

Have a great week!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Off to a Craft Show!

I am participating in my first craft show. Not sure if it will be my cup of tea~ but the only way to find out is to do one. So, I spent the better part of this week at night working on things for the show. Thought I would share what my dining room table looks like...
There is still some things that I could not fit on the table!

I love how this chunky "JOY" block set turned out!

Oh, my little army of Vegas Snowmen! Stinking cute! :)

Have a great weekend and wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bags, Bags and MORE Bags!

I wanted to share some of the bags that I have been working on the last couple of days! I love to make bags and I love to collect bags. The style bag that I love the most is this one....

The bag is a great size for almost everything! I use this style for my work bag i.e. I bring my lunch, diet dr. peppers and whatever paperwork I am working on. The bags are about 16 inches wide by 14 inches tall, so they are great for files. I also use this style for a church bag. The church manuals and scriptures fit perfect in these bags. Just very versatile!

Heather Bailey Fabric is my favorite! I have made this bag several times using Heather Bailey!

This bag just cracks me up! Go get'tem girls!

Then I made up some more book bags. This burnt orange color is beautiful!

But then again, so is this metallic bag!

This seasons hottest color!

It is no wonder I am not making it to bed each night until 2:00 a.m.!

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