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It’s been a rough day. Bryce is in a lot of pain and has been for a week. We’re not sure what’s going on so he went to the ER today and was more or less treated like a druggy. Heartbreaking. I wish I could do more to help him and I wish there was an answer for him.

This weekend I’m cleaning my house and I was planning on moving my crafting space (AGAIN) but I may not get that far. We’ll see. I’ll post pictures as soon as the move is complete.

Here are a few pictures of my AMAZING desk Bryce refinished for me. I’m not moving my desk 😦 But I’m sure it will still get used plenty. Bryce just can’t lift it with me and it’s so heavy. It’s stained black, not painted. Bryce doesn’t believe in painting wood 🙂

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These will be moving with me…My amazing Stampin Storage Ink Pad holder and my IKEA cart (the IKEA book shelf will move too)

So my stamps don’t normally get stored up there, but I’ve been too lazy to put them away.

I was able to attend Convention last year and I held a class in August and then I didn’t hold anymore classes. It’s been awhile. Here are some pictures from Convention and that last class. Brady attended Convention with me. He was SOOOO good the whole time. I did participate in a Christmas Card Swap in November as well and I attached that here.

I met Jenny on a Pocket Letter page – we swapped a state pocket letter and she invited me to a private Art group on Facebook. They are about Art in the Miniature. Here are projects that I’ve made for that. Keep in mind A LOT of the projects use Stampin’ UP! But there is a lot of other mediums and brands used as well. I needed to get crafting again and I this has made me reach outside the box and reach deep within and master my creativity more.

I seriously owe so much to this group and my friend Michelle for helping me use my creative skills to overcome all I was going thru.

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My Creative Entries

It’s really hard to pick your FAVORITE or BEST projects when you’re limited in the number of items you can submit. I would love this opportunity. So here are my creations.

 

The following banner is one of my favorite banners I’ve made. I combined the snowflake kit, the canvas banner kit and the add-on kit. I also make 3 extra rosettes. I added some bells to give it some more flair. I LOVE it!

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Some close-ups!

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Curled Ribbon Wreath – This wreath was so much fun to make and so so easy. I completed it – start to finish in one night (just a couple hours). You just take you bone folder and lots and lots of 3/4″ strips of paper and curl them and then you use straight pins to attach them to a foam wreath. So much fun. I gave this as the final gift in a secret sister holiday gift exchange at work – along with the fun banner below.

Christmas Curled Paper Wreath

I received a box of “FREEBIES” for participating in a contest…Now, I’m not remember which one 🙂 I got the stocking die and some paper and the embellishments and the sweater trim ribbon. I braided the ribbon to add a bit of detail to the banner. It turned out really fun!
Christmas Mini Banner

We do a Valentine’s Charity event at work to support a charity run by a board/committee of employees. The asked if I would make some Valentine’s cards to sell. I made these cards and made matching envelopes. The sold out in the first half hour of them being in there.
Valentine Pop Up Card

The group that I’m apart of prides itself in the quality of swaps that we do. We don’t really have to give guidelines to our swaps – we just say “Queens Standard”. This was the card I made to swap for our last gathering. It was actually chosen by my peers as the best card! I did CASE part of the idea from a card I saw on Pinterest but really stepped it up. If you click on the link you can see.
Gold Goddess

I wish I had a big/better picture of this card! I made this card for my hubby for Valentine’s this year. He is a VERY manly man. Likes to get his hands dirty working on projects in the garage, whether it be a truck, a wood working project, etc. It’s REALLY hard to make cards that don’t yell girly in some sort. This was what I came up with. He LOVED it and thought it was the best card I had ever made (because it was the most masculine).
I Freakin' Love You Card

 

This is one of my favorite scrapbook pages I’ve made. I made them for Convention Swap last year. I love it!

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A close up

 

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This is the matching card I made for that swap. Enjoy!

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