Saturday, February 28, 2015

Top Of The Mornin' To You

Top of the Morinin' to you! I know my last name does not scream Irish but I am proud of my ancestry from the Emerald Isle. Have you ever met an Irishmen who is not proud?  I thought I would share a small vignette I gathered to celebrate the up coming St. Paddy's Day Holiday. My Great Great Grandfather Is Patrick Condon of Cahir, Ireland. I have had the honor of traveling to the town. While I visited I met the family member still running PC Condon's Pub in Cahir. She is a delightful lady who welcomed me took me on a tour of the town. Taught me about where she lives, exchanging family history.I now have contact with more family. I am looking forward to meeting one day soon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

One Day is Here Now

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hearts A Flutter Valentine Decor

Love is in the air which means my heart is all a flutter. While shopping for craft room storage at a  half price sale in January #AHeapOfChangeChallenge. I wandered by the valentine displays as I was piling up the first cart with items I deemed necessary to an organized craft space. (Squirrel) I wanted to make a decoration with materials slightly out of the box. As Prince Charming headed for the second cart I chose a bunch of silk roses in ivory and pink, 2 cardboard hearts and valentine card stock. I already had bakers twine in red, pink and white at home. After the cashier rang up our two carts of sale items we filled the car and headed home.
I will be posting about the storage and organized craft room reveal soon.
Roses, Ivory, White, Cardboard Hearts, Hearts a Flutter Valentine Decor
Can you imagine how these rose petals are going to look with Mod Podge adhering them to the card board hearts?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Print & Cut Valentine's Day Banner

Welcome to the second Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group of 2015. Print & Cut with a choice to raise the bar and use hearts. Easy peasey right!
 The plan was to get this accomplished on Monday. I finished it Wednesday night with a few bumps in the road due to equipment failure. Yes failures happen to bloggers all the time. We are human and have the same frustrations as other people when their machines do not work.
brPrint & Cut Valentine's Day Banner Print from my Silhouette Cameo library
 Here is what I chose to print from the items I have already purchased at the Silhouette store. This was my first step.
In this picture I am showing you how to not cut the flowers because that is my pattern. Not my cut selection because I will be cutting out letters.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tips & Tricks to Organize with Labels

  I received an email from  +Hometalk asking me to curate a Clipboard for them on organizing with labels. They had seen a post Create Craft Room Labels I did with my +Silhouette America  and liked what I did. Thank you Hometalk for such a lovely compliment. Their contact invited me to curate a board for them about labels and organizing. I of course said yes and set out to work on a Clipboard that would help organize a home and keep it that way with labels. 
This is an example of what I did for my post Create Craft Room Labels. I also submitted pictures and a post to Hometalk.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Creative Spark Link Party #40

Welcome to Week 40 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR blogs (that's right, FOUR): Weekend Craft, My Paper Craze, Please Excuse the Craftermath, and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

What have we been up to this week?

                 Dragonfly & Lily Pads Weekend Round Up of Bloggerland

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dragonfly & Lily Pads Weekend Round Up of Bloggerland

 Welcome to a new feature, "Dragonfly & Lily Pads Weekend Round Up of Bloggerland." I will be sharing what has been happening in Bloggerland during this month. I can't wait to show you what my Blogger friends have been busy creating. Did you see the progress I am making in my craft room the during #AHeapofChangeChallenge. When you see  the underlined words please click on the link go directly to that post. Do not worry you will still be able to come back the door is always open here.
Ikea, Transform, Cabinet, Craft, Computer, Blue, Key, DecoArt Decor Americana Chalky Paint
Just in case you missed my Ikea Transformed Cabinet click here to see the Before and After. 
Valentine's Day, Fabric, Hearts, Scraps, Sew, Stash, Tree Of Love
Look what my friend at Days of Chalk and Chocolate whipped up with her sewing scraps.  Valentine's Day Fabric Hearts all stitched to make a Tree of LOVE!