Create Craft Share Youtube Hop – March 2015 (Altered Items)

Wow!  Another month has gone by, and it’s time again for another Create Craft Share Youtube hop!  Create*Craft*Share is hosted by Scrappin Madge (Madge Gillen).  The theme this month is:

Altered Items
You should be coming to this post from my previous fellow designer Jody from Spiegel Mom Scraps.  So if you missed her, please follow the hop links below, then come back to me (in order)!  
 March 2015 Line- Up
THEME: Alter an item of your choice… or alter something and make it “New” again
Here’s some photos of my project (up close):

I hope you enjoyed my project!  I’d love to hear your comments, too!  

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #303

Well, I’m back again…this week I’m working on some videos!

I’m working on a haul video.  I’m going to be showing what I got in my goody bag at Prima Art Venture!  There was a lot of wonderful Prima yummies!  I also bought a few things at the Prima store, too.  😉  I also worked on another video for the Youtube Create Craft Share for March that is coming up at the end of the month.  I do love making videos!
Please check out all the other wonderful ladies that are participating in showing off their desks by going to the Stamping Ground
…til next week!

Dealing With Disaster!

Sorry I have been MIA again.  We have been dealing with a little problem in our kitchen.  Our dishwasher decided to leak under our laminate flooring!  OMG!  We tore out (or rather my son tore out) our flooridng until we reached “dry” planks.  As you can see, there really wasn’t much of our dining area that didn’t get flooded either.

So we went looking for flooring last week.  At first we were thinking of going with tile, but a lot of my friends said a big “no”!  It’s hard on the feet, and if you drop anything on it, whatever you dropped would break.  Then we were thinking of vinyl tile, but then we read that it should be grouted because the lines inbetween the tiles can get very dirty.  I didn’t want grout.  It just looks bad when you are trying to clean it.  My countertops are tiles, and I hate them!  I just think of all the germs in that grout….YUCK!  Anyway…maybe one day we can get a new countertop, too.
After going to several flooring stores, I settled on these three:
Vinyl #1
Vinyl #2
Vinyl #3
I posted all three on Facebook to see what my friends thought of them.  Well, most of them liked Vinyl #3.  I don’t think any of them liked Vinyl #1.  To tell you the truth…I was first going to go with Vinyl #1, but then I looked at them in different light throughout the day and evening.  Thank goodness I did that because I ended up going with the one I liked the least.
And the winner is…
Yes, this was the one I liked the least at first.  But after checking it out over the course of a day, I ended up liking it the best!  The one that my friends liked the most….I didn’t like the fact that it was on a diagonal.  So this is it folks!  The flooring company is coming tomorrow to give us an estimate.
Hopefully once we find out when they are installing I can get back to crafting!  I’ve missed it!  

New Years Vacation – Final (Prima Art Venture)!

Now for the “piece de resistance” of the trip…

It’s Prima Art Venture!  It was my very first time going.  I heard from some friends of mine that the Canadian one was good, but the USA one was better.  So I thought I would see for myself!  And of course my hubby is the best hubby in the world….I told him I really wanted to go, and he made it happen!  How awesome is that?

I have created a video for you that walks you through both days of Prima Art Venture.  Yep, I will tell you all about what happens when you get there, all about the wonderful classes,  all about the wonderful teachers, and lets not forget the new friends you will meet!  So sit back and have a look-see…

So there you have it!  Oh, and I have since managed to finish the banner from Julie Nutting’s class.  I decided to just decorate it on my own, and not try to copy Julie’s.

So what do you think???  I would love to hear your comments!  Also, if you have any questions about Prima Art Venture, let me know.  I would LOVE to talk you into going!  🙂

New Years Vacation! (Part Two)

After New Years in Vegas, our next stop was on to Los Angeles, California!

The first stop on our agenda was to go to Santee Alley.  It is a wonderful shopping district in LA!  Great place to get cheap merchandise!  My son bought a couple of suits along with shirts, ties, belt, socks.

I found myself a few nice things, too.  Including this fantastic purse and wallet!  Love it!

We then went to Angel Stadium to take in the Monster Energy Moto Cross.  It was being shot live for Fox Sports!  It was quite cold…the stadium was open-air.  But a cup of hot chocolate helped warm me up a bit.

It was a fabulous show!  They had a whole bunch of fireworks going off at the end!  Wow!  I didn’t expect that.  
Our next outing was to Santa Monica Pier!  What a beautiful day!  And what a view!  So much better than the cold that was going on back at home.
Oh, and sorry….I had to just put this picture of this cute bird in because he was having such a joyful time bathing in the rinse-off area of the beach!  So cute!  I just love birds!

We took a walk along the pier, and under it.  The sand was so warm on my bare feet.

We enjoyed the afternoon so much!  Gorgeous day!  Several people were playing instruments and singing.  It was also fun watching all the birds hover around the people trying to fish.

Now…on to the final portion of the holiday, which was what I was waiting for by the way.  Prima Art Venture!

So stay tuned for my next post…

(To be continued…)

My New Years Vacation! (Part One)

Finally….I’m posting how my trip went to the USA over New Years.  We left on Boxing Day, headed to Las Vegas.  Yep, we drove all the way from Alberta, Canada!  It’s just too expensive to fly 3 of us down there.  And besides….then you have to pack all your purchases back with you on the plane.  Much easier when you can load up a car!

On the way to Vegas, I got to meet Scrappin Madge!  We have know each other for a while now, but just online.  We finally got to meet in person!  She’s such a great gal!  We met across from where they filmed a lot of the original Footloose movie!  Actually they filmed most of Footloose in the town of Lehi, Utah.  I had no idea!  That was one of my favorite childhood movies!  Exciting!

When we got to Vegas, we got front row tickets to see the magic and comedy of Adam London!  It was really good!  He was very funny, and did some magic tricks with cards here and there.  It was fantastic!  If you get a chance to see one of his shows, definitely do!

We had a few meals at our favorite restaurant…Steak and Shake.  It’s in the South Point Hotel.  They have the best burgers ever!  Even better than In n Out!  Really!  And the price is so cheap!  Super yummy shakes, too, in all kinds of flavors!
On New Years Eve my son and I went to see Olivia Newton John.  She was wonderful!  My son thought it was pretty good.  He said, “At least she can sing”!  I absolutely LOVED her show!  She sang a great range of songs….from her country songs at the very beginning of her career, to the now.  Lots of songs from Xanadu, and Grease, of course.  There were even a couple of Grease sing-a-longs!  I knew ALL her songs!  I’m a big fan of hers!  Sorry about this photo, though.  Tried to get one of her….ended up getting people’s heads.  🙁
After seeing the concert, we went to join all the crazy-drunk people out on the Strip!  We actually got a decent place to stand.  We were against the fence along the street.  A good place to be if you don’t want to get trampled after the countdown.  It was quite a cold night to be outside, but still fun!
Even picked up some homeless man along the side of the road!  Just kidding!  It was my husband.  LOL!  He’s so silly!
I must add that if you are looking for a super delicious place for breakfast while in Vegas, make sure you check out Du-Par’s in the Golden Gate downtown!  Just as long as you are not allergic to milk.  They make the best ever pancakes, and french toast!  Along with a freshly squeezed in front of you glass of orange juice!  Du-Par’s is also known for having the best shrimp cocktail.  So don’t miss eating there!
And before we left Vegas, I had to visit The Crafting Place.  A friend of mine works there, and they have decent prices!  A place you must visit if you are a scrapbooker!  I bought a couple of things…
Well, that’s it for the Vegas portion of your New Years vacation.  We then headed to Los Angeles, California!  
(To be continued…)

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #300

I must first apologize for missing last week’s WOYWW…I was still trying to get over some food poisoning.  Geesh….not nice at all!

Anyway, what am I working on this week???  Well, absolutely NOTHING!  It’s crazy!  I went to a retreat this past weekend.  I got a few things done that I wanted to, but then my mojo left me.  I think Little Miss Mojo is playing hide-and-seek with me.  And to be totally honest….I don’t feel like looking for her right now.

So I hate to disappoint, but my desk is just full of things I need to put away (again)!

I’m hoping by the end of the week that Little Miss Mojo decides that hide-and-seek is not fun anymore and shows her little head so I can get some craft on!  I feel so blah right now!  But….I am determined to finish a video and post that I’ve been working on….hopefully tonight!  I have been working on a video of my first experience at Prima Art Venture!  I hope to inspire more crafty people to attend.  It is a not-to-miss event, so stay tuned for that!

Don’t forget to check out all the rest of the amazing ladies that have desks to show off at Stamping Ground….See you next week!

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #298

Hey, it’s that time of the week again!  I have a bunch of projects sitting on my desk from Prima Art Venture in Anaheim that I went to in January.  I finally finished a few of them!  And here they are!

I’m getting ready to take photos of each of them to add to my “Experience at Prima Art Venture” video that I’m working on for my Youtube channel!  I love Prima products!  And I’m looking forward to going to Prima Art Venture again when it arrives in Edmonton (Canada) in September!  Yay!

So that’s my desk…why not check out some more talented/messy desks this week at What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #298 at Stamping Ground!

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #297

Well, well, well…another Workdesk Wednesday!  I think I’m developing a habit, though.  Here’s another picture of stuff on my desk that needs putting away.  Geesh!

I spent 5 days at a wonderful country scrapbooking retreat!  I just got back on Monday evening.  So now I have to put all my scrappy stuff away…again!  It seems like it’s never-ending.  That canvas is a gift I made for my Great Aunt.  She lives near the retreat, but wasn’t home then.  I will take it with me to give to her when I go again in June.

It was so fantastic being with those bunch of ladies again (along with some new ladies that hadn’t been before, but are friends of mine)!  Here’s a pic of a couple of us who went a day early:

Check back next week to see what is going on…on my desk!  Also, please check out all the other ladies that have posted their workdesk pictures at Stamping Ground’s WOYWW #297.  There are a lot of creatively messy desks out there!  And if you like my posting today….leave me a comment.  I would love to hear from you!

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #296

Guess what day it is? It’s “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday”!
Sorry, but I can’t really show you exactly what’s on my desk today. It’s a surprise for a scrappy friend. I don’t want her to see it ahead of time. So, you will have to just imagine for now. I will post pics of it after I give it to her. You will like it!

Check back next week to see what is going on…on my desk!  Also, please check out all the other ladies that have posted their workdesk pictures at Stamping Ground’s WOYWW #296.  There are a lot of creatively messy desks out there!  And if you like my posting today….leave me a comment.  I would love to hear from you!


  • Submitted on 2015/02/06 at 3:23 pm
  • Ooh! Mystery and intrigue! :D  Carmen x #53
  • Submitted on 2015/02/05 at 4:38 am
  • What a tease!!! I hope you have fun finishing your special project! Have a great week & God bless! Happy Crafting!  Jeannie #9
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