Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fun 3-D Witch's Boot


I enjoyed making this witch boot with my daughter! She had lots of fun ideas to add and it's always good to spend time with her.



I love the fun scrapbook papers and colors made for Halloween!  I added black ink to the edges of each piece before gluing together.  The black and cream diamond paper and the orange stripe paper is from My Mind's Eye.  The purple star paper is from Echo Park.



We didn't have any googly eyes for the spider, so my daughter used a black sharpie and some pearls from Stampin' up to make the spider's eyes. We pulled crinkle ribbon and some feathery black string from my stash.



This Witches Boot (silhouette file) was fun, but tricky to get glued together.  Here is a link to a tutorial if you are interested.  Definitely worth the time to make one, just maybe not to make a whole bunch of them to give out to all of our friends and neighbors.  ;)



Happy crafting!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I'm ready for the cool, crisp days of Fall . . .


It's been so hot here . . . so I'm inside crafting . . . neglecting my yard a bit.  We plant a big garden and lots of flowers in the Spring with good intentions to weed every day . . . by August my yard and I are both tired of the heat and the weeds start to creep in.  :) 

 

I cut this cookie box on my silhouette. Notice how there aren't any cookies . . . but there will be!!  It looks just the right size for a stack of 6 cookies.  Yum!

 

I stamped my sentiment and then cut the circle for my tag with a Sizzix die so I could line it up just the way I wanted.  The pinecone is also a Silhouette file.

 

I inked the tag with brown ink and then with Walnut distress ink, and then finally with a light touch of black on the outside edges.  I love the look this extra inking gives the tag.  The rest of the box is inked with just the Walnut distress ink.

 

Have a happy day!  I guess I better head out to do battle with the weeds.  :)


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Remember . . .


. . . . . .  that you are a daughter of God.

 

"On the darkest days when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown."  Pinterest

I loved this on Pinterest, so I thought I would share . . . 

Have a lovely day!
 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

And they lived happily ever after . . .


 It has been 1 1/2 years since I closed My Craft Spot store!!  Time flies!

Not sure if any of you are still out there reading my blog anymore, but I thought I would give you an update.  My youngest daughter is doing much better . . . healthier and happier. Yay!  I have enjoyed the extra time with my family! :)

My oldest son, Josh, just got married at the end of June to his sweetheart, Jessica. We love her very much! They are great together!  Here are some pictures:


Yes, she has the same name as my oldest daughter, Jessica.  It can get a little confusing when our family gathers. Ha ha ha.


Did you know that Shout makes wipes for stains on the go?  Just sayin' . . .  ;)


Isn't Jessica beautiful?!  


My youngest daughter, Natasha, was so excited to get to do Jessica's makeup.


Josh and Jessica started dating in High School and wrote letters for 2 years while he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.



It didn't take long after he returned for them to decide they couldn't live without each other.


They had a 'donut cake' instead of a traditional wedding cake and it was delicious!

 

The only 'crafty' thing I did for this wedding was the vinyl saying on the back of their getaway car.  It is a silhouette file that I stretched to about 36".  If you can't tell from the picture, it says "and they lived happily ever after".

 

"Marriage - if you want something to last forever you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. you don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by." -F. Burton Howard
 
 

They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Payson Utah temple

 


. . . and my daughter, Brittany, is going to serve a 1 1/2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arizona!  She is so excited! We will miss her a lot . . . 
  

It is bittersweet to watch your children grow up, leave the nest, and become the men and women that you always hoped they would become.  Life is good!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Free SVG files :)


 Some of you have asked, so . . . here is a link to all of the fun svg cut files I had in my SVG cuts online store . . . for FREE 

Enjoy!

Click HERE to access these files on Box.com

 

 


 


Click HERE to see pictures of all of the free svg cute files  :)

(You will have to scroll down a ways to see them)
 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Amazing Grace


A beautiful rendition of this song . . . I LOVE the bagpipes in this!



Monday, January 19, 2015

Thank you!!!


Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement over the last month  . . . and over the last few years! 


Hugs,
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