Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Big Hello!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Where do I begin to explain my long hiatus? I have definitely crafted, but the nature of my craftiness has expanded from paper projects to DIY home projects (stay tuned for posts documenting everything) because Kyle and I bought our very first house in February, and in a nutshell, our new home has been all consuming in a very good way.

TO get right to the point, now that my craft room (YAY for a craft room! picture below) is in good working order, I am trying to replenish my greeting card stash before the school year starts again because I always like to have a stockpile that I can just pull from when occasions arise. Here is a birthday card that I am submitting to the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge 13-31 Anything Goes!

  • Cricut Once Upon a Princess
  • Peachy Keen Princess Faces 1 1/8
  • Peachy Keen Cherub Assortment 1"
  • Red stickles on the crown on the card
  • my MAC blush for their cheeks 
  • jelly roll pen for the faux stitching
  • some little bling jewels for her necklace 

I like to mass produce cards as much as possible because I know how time consuming each card is, and to make several of the same card saves me time down the road, so the picture below shows the other little divas that will  be placed on similar birthday cards. The two little girls on the ends have the Cherub Assortment faces on them.

One of the things I really like about having a blog is the journaling of some memories that accompanies the photos, and so for my own benefit, I am going to fill in more gaps of what else Kyle and I have been doing since our last post.

  • January: escrow papers and packing
  • February: moving, re-carpeting the upstairs, and floor to ceiling paint throughout the whole house
  • March: started on the craft room
  • April: co-producing our high school's Faculty Follies Production
  • May: counting down for summer, garage sailing, craigslist searching (some GREAT finds that I will share later)
  • June: Kyle graduated from his MBA program
  • July: Fallen Leaf Lake and My First Cheer Camp as Cheer Advisor! 
  • August: No Cheer! Pinterest and Paper Projects Galore / Lots of Reading - finished The Power of Habit, And the Mountains Echoed, and I'm in the middle of Weird Sisters and The Golem and the Jinni. The only one I wouldn't recommend is And the Mountains Echoed. 

The preliminary pictures of my craft room will be uploaded later this afternoon. I just downloaded googleplus, which links my iphone pictures directly to my blog, so I can upload anything from my iphone super quickly! Right now, all 400 plus pictures are being backed up, so it will take some time, and I have to run some errands.

Thanks for reading. It feels good to be back! :)

Best, Katie A.