Creative Connections Layout

Last year we attended the first annual Creative Connections event.  It was very inspiring and if you have the cash, I recommend that you attend.  You won’t regret it and you can check out the website here for more details.  Sadly, my sister and I do not have the cash and will have to sit this year out.

While at Creative Connections last year we met two very crafty women, Kaye England and Jenni Bowlin.  You can read all about it in this post.  I finally got around to scrapping a page using the pics we got with them.

Here it is:

I used Shimelle Laine’s sketch of the week to make this layout  ( ’cause you know how I love my sketches).  You can click here to check out her sketch and see of video of her putting together a page using the sketch.

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I can’t believe it worked!

After much frustrations trying to load videos from the Bloggie to my laptop, I had given up trying to make a video commemorating our 2011 Moondance experience.

But then, I got a new computer.

And I thought, I wonder if the Bloggie would work better with this computer?

So I plugged it in and  it worked perfectly!  It was like the two were a match made in heaven.  No trouble at all!

So, without further adieu, I present to you……

My first film using iMovie!

It was so much fun making this.  It’s so easy, and I only scratched the surface of the iMovies capabilities.  I can’t wait to learn all of it’s bells and whistles!

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A Pinterest Challenge!

Over on Young House Love they are having a fun Pinterest challenge.   The challenge is simple, make a project inspired by something you pinned on Pinterest.  You can read more about the challenge here.

Because I have a plethora of “pin”spiration on my boards, I decided this challenge was a great form of motivation  This is the pin that I chose to tackle.

Tutorial on Jewely Display/Holder

Original project is from:  You can go to her website for a tutorial on how she built her jewelry holder.

Here is how I mine together.

What you’ll need:

1. An old window frame, without glass.  2. Ceiling hooks.   3. Knobs  4. Crochet Thread  5. Drawer pulls that form a cup when attached upside down.

How to Assemble:

I decided to leave the window exactly how I got it.  I could say I left it this way because I loved the rustic worn out look (which I kinda do).  But really, the truth is I hate sanding a painting….. so I left it.

First, I layer out all the hooks and knobs onto the window and marked where I needed to screw them in.

Then, I attached the ceiling hooks.  They were easy, they screwed in by hand.

Next, I drilled the holes for the drawer pulls, and attached them.






I did the same for the knobs.

A little side note here, I had to buy longer screws for the knobs because the ones that came with them were too short.








I would say the hardest part of the whole process was the string, I had to recruit my husbands help to figure this one out.

Using a level we marked a spot on each outside frame and the middle divider.  Then, we attached the smallest drill bit we had and made a small hole at an angle on the outside frames and straight through the middle divider.






I ran crochet thread through a big needle and pulled it through the holes tying a knot on both sides.

I don’t really know if crochet thread is the best thing to use for this, but it’s what I had on hand.






The end project looks like this!

If you’d like to see what the founders of the Pinterest Challenge have completed, you can check them out here: Katie’s, Emily’s, Lana’s, and Sherry’s.

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I had to share this…

Okay, I know it’s been awhile since I last posted anything.  But, hopefully you’ll forgive me after watching this video.  It’s hilarious.

A brief warning first: there are some swear words in the video.  Sorry if this offends anyone.  But I laughed so hard when I saw it, I decided to put it up anyway.

She has a lot more videos on  Just type “My Drunk Kitchen” in the search engine and it will lead you to the rest of them.

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Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Here’s a little ditty for you.  🙂

I always like to play this song on the 4th.  It reminds of a trip my honey and I took to the east coast on the 4th of July weekend in 07.  In fact, I played this song in the car while we drove from Boston to New York.  Ahhhhh, good memories….

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Wish List Wednesday – Echo Park

Wow, it’s been awhile since I found something I liked enough to put on Wishlist Wednesday, until today!

Echo Park does it again!  They just came out with two new collections that I love.  The first one is called called Victoria Garden (available in July), so cute and can be used for anything.  The second one is called Apothecary Emporium (available in August) and is a Halloween collection.  Hey, it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween.  🙂

Here is a little sampling of the collections.  You find the full collections here.

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Stretch Your Sketch Challenge

Remember how I told you I love making layouts based on sketches?

Well, I found out that Ella Publishing Co. is hosting a “Stretch Your Sketches Challenge” over at their blog.  Here is how it works, every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month they post a new sketch.  You make a layout based on the sketch and enter it for your chance to win prizes!  This challenge lasts through September so if you’d like to play along hop on over there to see the sketch!

Here is the layout I made for the second sketch of June.

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