Friday, September 18, 2015

So sick of this heat!

Hello my friends!  I am going to start off this blog post by complaining! If you are in California, then you already know that we are sizzling out here. Historic drought conditions, scorching temps- we need relief! I'm this close to preforming an Indian rain dance, except that I know it would only bring on humidity. Since I can't play Mother Nature, instead I'll just pretend it's fall. I will imagine brisk winds, crunchy leaves, and cute scarfs. 

Today I took some much needed time out of my busy day I lit a pumpkin candle and created an autumn banner to help me welcome in the new season. So what do you think?

Autumn banner hanging on my cubicle wall.  Just ignore the staff reports behind the wall. 

A close up of one of the banner pieces.  I love the little owls and the burlap.

Clearance score at Joann's- Only $2.98!
Another Close up.  Originally I punched the holes in the pattern paper, but then decided I needed to make the banner bigger.  Remember there are no flaws in art (but I should cover them with some enamel dots or something).

So that is by post for today.  I have a pretty full schedule, so I have little time for crafting, but I am excited to embark on my Halloween projects soon.  Until next time, have a great day. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Time Project!

Typical Finance office that needs some summer flair!
I used the same paper collection to make frames to continue the theme.
A closer look at my summer banner
Summer Lovin!
I had to add some family fun to the banner.
Me and my college friends!
Like uncle, like nephew! Nick is the son he never had, same attitude, same views on life and of course same smirk. 

So what do you think?  I am so proud of the way these projects came out.  I used the Echo Park "Hello Summer" paper collection to make the banner and the frames.  I have had this paper collection in my stash for a while and I was so glad to finally put it to use.  Other supplies I used were the coordinating chipboard pieces, some ribbon from my stash, and doily's left over from Christmas.  I think this is the perfect decor to add some summer sunshine to my dark cavernous work cubicle.  Soon enough I am going to kiss my cubicle life goodbye and move on to a classroom.  Until that day, I am going to enjoy my cubbie while it is still mine and decorate it up.  This simple project got my wheels turning and has given me some inspiration for future projects. 

So this is all for today.  I hope you all get some inspiration from my projects and decide to create something using your stash. Have a great week my friends. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Shop and Crop June 20, 2015

This past Saturday was another successful crop!  We are so lucky to be able to host these events at Prima Marketing's beautiful warehouse in Chino, CA .  The business is closed on the weekends so we have the run of the building.  The employees do come in and open the warehouse for discount shopping, which is a hit with both the public and our croppers.  This past Saturday was a hot one, so how perfect that we were able to come into a nice cool air conditioned building and hang out with friends.  Here are some pictures from our event:

Calm before the storm
Beautiful grab bags and custom name tags made by Crafty Amiga Leticia
Donuts anyone?       

9am- the doors and the madness can begin!
winner winner!
looking good!
ready for summer!
pretty in pink!
coffee and crafts!
photo bomb!
hard at work
is it break time yet?
I love these pictures of the ladies' work spaces.  Crops are so funny because we all pack too much, yet we always forget stuff at home.  The crop space is L shaped and it is almost like two separate crop rooms (you can tell by the lighting).  There were so many raffles and goodies being won, bought, and was beautiful. 

Of course it was too hot to leave for lunch so lucky for us, Subway delivers!  We had 3 different 3 foot subs, pasta salad, fresh fruit, chips, cookies, and candy!  Check out this spread:

lunch time
yes please!
lunch time
perfect indoor picnic
Did I forget to mention that we also had a massage therapist in the building?  Oh yeah, it was just what we needed.

Margie in the chair
another satisfied customer

 I have said it before, and I will say it again.  I am so thankful for all the new people I have met.  This hobby has lead me to lifelong friends and together we have a blast.  Thank you everyone! 

Group Shot
See you at the next crop!

I Love Discount Supplies

Today at my lunch break I ran over to my local Tuesday Morning and found some goodies! There was a good selection of 6x6 and 12x12 paper pads by Pebbles, We R, Jillibean Soup, and American Crafts. I also saw a lot of clear stamps my Hero Arts. Here is what I picked up: 

Halloween, 6x6, and $1.99!
Perfect paper for summer,and only $2.99 each! I think I need to make a few banners for my office.
You can never go wrong with washi tape.  Especially the top two, you can use anytime.
I am going to use this for Project Life.  I have been looking for something just like this.  And for only $4.99
I can always use tools like this, and not just in the craft room.  $4.99 is a steal for tools. 
Last time I was there I passed on the yellow handle Corner Chomper that was $9.99, and now I want to kick myself. Oh well, maybe one of you will be able to find it at your local Tuesday Morning. 
That is all for today my friends. See us soon with an update on this craft room. 😄

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Family time

I was scrolling through my photos on my phone and I realized how lucky I am. I am lucky because I have a great family. We are a little special at times, but we love each other and we stick together. I thought I'd post some photos from Memorial Day weekend. I was sick, but I took some time out to go to the USS Midway in San Diego, Old Town San Diego, Universal Studios, and to the movies to finally see The Avengers. Thankfully I am feeling better and I was able to enjoy some of the holiday weekend. Here are some pictures of my weekend:

The 3 Amigos

So excited to see Sideshow Bob
My baby at the Springfield Police Station

A quick lunch at the Krusty Burger
Daniel and his old pal Milhouse

Hanging on to my leftovers in Old Town
The best enchilada and potato taco ever.  Did I mention they make homemade tortillas and sell them with warm butter?
We had to take a selfi at the selfi machine!

Here is my Mr. America

Our commemorative photo!

A little Memorial Day fun on board

My dad had a good time reliving his Navy days.

It felt wonderful outside on the flight deck

So much information on board

Fighter planes

Mia and her favorite Minion
The kids excited for the new movie

Ask her what she wants to eat and she will always say...corn dog

My Nicky being Nicky

Like I said, I am thankful and lucky to have these people in my life.  Well that's all for tonight.  I have a huge week ahead and tons of overtime coming up.  Yay for big work projects, but boo to being an adult. Have a great week my friends.