Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bead Organizers

I have been asked how I store and organize my numerous bead collection over the years. Well... this is the simplest way I have found my bead collection works for me... because you can see the beads and has plenty of compartments for storage. I have MANY styles of beads and such that I need to keep it simple and easy to see so that I can simply pull the box I need and start beading away... *Ü*.

These containers are also wonderful when your going to a jewelry boutique and want something that will stay organized when being moved about. I know women that place their beads in plastic bags to lessen the amount of space for storage as well. This way of storing beads concerns me simply because the quality of the beads can become damaged over time... but it works for others just fine *Ü*.

I would love for you to share your storage ideas... I ♥ being inspired by my blogger friends creativity *Ü*.

Have a terrific weekend,

**Lots of Hugs**

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thank You Lisa... This Means so Much...

I'm so honored and blessed to have received another Blog Award this morning from Lisa at Lisa's Craft Room.

Thank you from the bottom of my ♥ Lisa... this means so much to me. Being new to the scrapbooking/craft/blogging community this is so special to receive. It touches my ♥ that others want to continue visiting with me and that I may inspire some along the way... *Ü*.

Here are three wonderful blogs I would highly recommend you visit and follow often. These women are very creative and I promise you will be inspired *Ü*.

Sheila "Tatum"

Thank you again Lisa for making my day all the more happier and brighter (it's really cloudy and cold... this just added a little sunshine my way...).

Have a wonderful day,

**Lots of Hugs**

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tear Bear Wedding Dress

I wanted to share with you a wedding dress I did for a custom order... I love the design... *Ü*.

I did some embossing on the dress with my Cuttlebug D' Vine Swirl Embossing Folder. I then did some jewel effects with my Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint Writer in the Crystal color (I love this glitter glue as it keeps its 3D raised effects). I added various sizes of pearls throughout the dress to give it a real embellished look *Ü*. The headband has pearls and will be added to a veil.

I had so much fun making this wedding dress. Tear Bears are really adorable characters that I really love creating outfits and such for. The outfits truly make the scrapbooking pages come alive... *Ü*.

I wish you could see the embossing and sparkle of this wedding dress... I had to use my flash as the day has been VERY dark and cloudy. I hope this gives you a little idea of just how pretty it really is *Ü*.

Have a cuddly warm day...

**Lots of Hugs**

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Please click on the link below for my Valentine's Day Message just for you...

♥ A Valentine's Day Message ♥

It is my hope that you will all have a "special" honey to spend today with.

If you find that today is a special day made just for you and you alone... relax... snuggle up... and embrace this moment for it is yours ♥.

Here's are some beautiful flowers to show you just how wonderful you are...

Here is a yummy cake just to say "Thank You" for being so sweet...

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my beautiful friends...

**Lots of Hugs**

Thursday, February 10, 2011

4" Monogram Letters

I thought I may of had some extra frames to show this Monogram Letter V (stands for Vivian...) I was making by request. I'm actually not finished with the embellishing as I need to buy a few more goodies I want to add. I also will incorporate a cute lil' saying that will be attached. As it is now... it's very pretty... with all the bling and such. When I make these I place them in a perfect frame with embossed backgrounds and border punch effects. I also pop dot the letters to really make them stand out with a great 3D effect *Ü*.

The letters are cut with very thick chipboard and heavy cardstock... that's important as it allows you to add more embellishments. I LOVE Accucut's dies... they are fabulous!!! I used the 4" Carefree Alphabets (I was very blessed to receive these at an incredible discount!!) I also make complete names and saying to put up on walls. It's so much fun to add these with the MANY options from Cricut to decorate walls and anything else your little ♥ desires.

Tomorrow I want to share how I wrap candy bars to look like presents for those special in my life... *Ü*.

I really do hope to have a video camera one day... it would be so much easier to show you step by step how I do my scrapbooking and crafts.

Have a scrappy happy day!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Very First Blog Award... Thank You Mollie...

Today I was going to share my Monogram Alphabets and Titles with you... but I was SO surprised to find an award that was waiting for me... *Ü*.

Mollie at Mollie's Motif nominated me for this award along with some other very blessed bloggers!! I have yet to visit the 7 other blog sites, but I'm sure to find so much inspiration that I will just burst!!!

I too will have to "pay it forward" to another 8 bloggers... and boy will that be hard to do... as I ♥ LOVE ♥ so many of them!!! I will be back in a bit to share some of my favorite blogs with you. Oh, I can't forget to share 8 things about me... me oh my... where to start... *Ü*

Thank you again Mollie for nominating my blog... as I ♥ LOVE ♥ to inspire others and spend time with special friends *Ü*. Please visit Mollie and follow her blog... you will be so happy you did!!

Drum roll please...

Wonderful Blogs

1. Christina
2. Lauren
3. Cristina
4. Sarah
5. Cristi
6. Alex
7. Tracy
8. Joy

8 Things About... Me

1. I ♥ LOVE ♥ the LORD

2. I'm married to the most wonderful man in the world... Thank You Jesus!

3. I have 3 beautifully made children a woman could ever ask for... Thank You Jesus!

4. I hope to have my own scrapbooking store one day... *Ü*

5. When my husband retires we are going to travel the world in our luxury motorhome... oh yes I LOVE to dream BIG... *Ü*.

6. People say I was born to be a computer programmer... I love a good challenge!!

7. I truly believe that "laughter" is the best medicine... *Ü*.

8. I adore meeting new bloggers... they brighten my day and make me smile... *Ü*.

This was fun and I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today...

Tomorrow... I will share my Monogram Alphabets and Titles... I'm most certain I will... *winky-winky* *Ü*.

Have a creative day!!