Fall is here

It feels more like winter but Fall weather has come and it is blustery and cool. We have been a busy family with school activities like Cross Country meets and Homecoming. A good time was had by all and I am glad we are heading into the holidays.

Of course, since it’s that time of the year, that means the holidays are coming around. I love this time of year but it also means the end of the year is near too. It went by too fast and I have been trying to organize my crafty life. I decided to join the Totally Tiffany Get Organized Challenge and have purchased some items from HSN to help me with my sticker collection. I have quite the collection from 25 years scrappin and card making. One of the things she recommends is making a journal for your daily- What Did You Do Today (WDYDT)- to help you reach your organizational goals. It has helped and I am currently cataloging my items, ordering pictures and realizing how far I am behind in my scrappin. I have been working on school pics first because that album is way behind and I was lucky enough to go away for a weekend to work on the other page kits I made ahead so now I am feeling good where I’m at and want to continue organizing.

Creatively, it’s been busy too. I was asked to make outfits for a new baby announcement and was so honored and thrilled to make these.

 

Then a friend asked that I make her hubby a Football birthday shirt.

 

I was asked to make some more items including a sweatshirt.

 

When my cousin invites me for a scrappin weekend away, I try to make her something crafty. Lately, it been t-shirts since I have made her one in the past along with a personalized canvas bag that I made the year before.

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We had a great time catching up while being creative. I look forward to these trips and can’t wait to go again. I realized while organizing that I am far behind in showcasing the monthly Stamplistic Stamp kits I have receive. Here is the video I posted on You-Tube. I am loving the stamps and dies from them. There are two more videos I will be posting soon on September and October’s kits so be on the look out for those.

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Recently, I was inspired to make a shirt near and dear to my heart. I posted it on Facebook and received many compliments on it. My intention was to just put it out there cuz it’s been weighing heavy on me. My life has been touched by suicide and the people who have left were close to me. We all struggle in life and I wanted people to feel like they are not alone. I was contemplating on whether to make this a sellable item and then sending the proceeds to a suicide prevention center but that’s a huge commitment and I don’t want it to seem like I’m profiting from my pain. This shirt was made for me and maybe a few I know who are suicide survivors. This design was worked on over and over again. I love butterflies and had to incorporate it within this concept.

Time to get ready to take my dad to the VA today. Hoping you are having a good Fall Y’all!

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What a month!

It has been a while since I’ve posted. We have been busy getting ready for school and getting into a routine for this life. I have been busy creating and purchasing with an annual trip to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo held in Schaumburg, IL. So many wonderful things have happened over these past weeks. This will be a look back at the highlights both personal and crafty.

Let’s start with the Lake County Fair- that was fun for us and next year I am hoping to have an entry there for scrapbooking of course. ;0. Here’s some pics from that.

Can you imagine how many pies you can make with this big pumpkin? This fair always happens right before the start of school. New school for all involved. High School and Middle school. Say it ain’t so but I’m afraid it is. They are getting used to the routine and I am hoping for good things this year.

The Scrapbook expo is my favorite time of the year. My cousin Gina, Aunt Jane and our good friend Bridgette made the trip this year and we got some awesome things. Here’s a video showing some items. I did have to cut off Bob Ross stamps which I will post on another video or post.

So with all these goodies, organization is key so when HSN Craft day came around, I snagged the Totally Tiffany Rolling Cart. I have been playing and organizing all my papers I have and also made Page kits to scrapbook. This has inspired me to get organize so I can play more.

I also was asked to make some onesies and t-shirts which was great

and I also made myself one to cheer on my Neice. Can you tell she likes it?

Was also asked by a friend to put her son’s name and football jersey number on a sweatshirt cuz it’s that time of the year. I also made her a bag for all the things she might need to take to the game or practices.

It makes me feel so good when people like what I make. That’s why I love what I do and so blessed I can make projects people like.

Busy but a fun month for us here in Indiana. Looking forward to the fall and apple picking season with a visit to County Line Apple Orchard.

Wishing you a wonderful end of Summer and Happy Labor Day!

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Haters gonna Hate :(

Yesterday my son and I went to a local craft show and it was not good and not because we didn’t even make our booth money back.

It was because-for the first time- we saw the uglyness of humankind in that setting.

When people would approach our booth, some of the things heard were:

“That’s cute” and when walking away…”we can make something like that.”

“I’m not paying that much for that”

“Everyone has a cricut now” while touching one of the onesies I made and walking away.

This is the first time I’ve heard these things. Other craft show attendees usually are more polite and either keep their opinions to themselves or wait until out of ear shot before trashing. I know some crafters go to craft shows for “inspiration”. I would hope that they were not the ones who were rude.

Of course this is discouraging and we were warned from the craft show not to be rude and but they didn’t warn us about the customers being rude.

All in all, a sad experience and I will not be signing up next year for this location. I do need to develop a thick skin and usually I would shrug it off but I was with my people-Other local handmade crafters and no vendors so I thought people knew what they were coming to buy. Turns out it was Bitchy day in Schererville.

I will not let this opportunity spoil the bunch and will be attending more craft shows in the future.  I hope people will use their manners next time and like Flower said in “Bambi” -If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Summer is coming to an end and school time is near. I hope the weather will not be as blazing hot as it has been so we can enjoy these final days.

Scrappy Happy!

Tisha

 

 

My Self Made Swag!

Hey Purse lovers and Paper Crafters!

I am talking to you today and showing off my latest creation inspired by Maymay Helms. Yes Maymay, I did it too and love the way it turned out.

Check out this video to see it!

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I used Carta Bella’s Botanical Garden paper kit found on Maymay’s Store along with the handle, binder clips, and the small magnetic discs. It was out of stock when I realized I needed two kits to complete this. Luckily, I found some papers on scrapbook.com along with the matching 6 x 6 paper set and large magnetic discs. I used dazzles and various other embellishments purchased from paperwishes.com

The buckle and chipboard were purchased from Joann’s and I had the glitter paper and colored card stock on hand. It took me several days and I had a hard time inserting the binder clips in the holes. I finally realized I needed to really push them through the holes to make the clip open wide enough to insert the album pages. As I waited for the paper to make the front of the purse, I decorated and made the album pages.

It took me a good week to complete it and I can’t wait to make more.

Let me know if you would make this and what papers you would use.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hey Hey Hey Scrappy Peeps!

My cousin Gina from Gina’s Crafting Spot recently posted a YouTube Video on her channel and it was about us. Gina and I love to get together and craft as much as possible. She is such a talented scrapper and card maker and I always look forward to our scrappy retreats.

You should check out her channel when you can and see all the amazing projects she makes. I am so blessed and lucky to have her in my life and I can’t wait to get together soon to craft. If we could, we would craft everyday all day!!

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Hope your summer is going well!

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June Stamplistic stamp and Die Set

Hey Crafty Peeps!

It has been raining here like crazy all month and tonight is no exception. Major Thunderstorms are upon us tonight cutting out my power and cable. Thank Goodness for my backup Generator and the internet on my phone.

I know I’m late posting this month goodies from Stamplistic so without further ado- here they are

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Aren’t these amazing looking!

So I started

Using my Tim Holtz stamp platform on the rubber side and archival ink, I inked the stamp on practice paper. I did this several times and never stamped a clear image so I switched to an oldie but goodie in my crafting arsenal-

I have had this baby for over 15 years and it’s still works like new. So off to stamp and color with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I like to write down the colors on the spectrum noir cardstock so I know what the color looks like. I also used their metallic markers which I hope they come out with more fantastic colors.

Here is one version and the end results…

I don’t have the Swarovski Crystals others use on their projects so I used my bling from Queen & Co. and I think it came out great. The tear drops are perfect for this card. Will have to pick some more up from the Scrapbook and Stamp Expo in August. 🤩

It’s time to hit the hay. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful Summer!