"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
-Napoleon Hill

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hello there My CRAFTY Peeps!!!

Sorry I have been M-I-A for half a year. :-(  Finally settled in to my new home, got a new job, my son started a new school, so I've been pretty busy.  Even though I've been absent, I've still been pretty crafty lately also.  I've been working on my Love Story 8x8 scrapbook about me & my Sweetheart.  I've also been working on the School Days album about my son and his elementary school highlights. I've also done a few other projects for family & friends.

I didn't make it to the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando this year, but I did take advantage of the National Scrapbook Day sales.  I had been researching pocket scrapbooking. So I decided to purchase Project Life on NSD and take advantage of the 30% off sale and free shipping.  What I bought is pictured below and was the Sunshine Edition Core Kit, the Big Variety Pack of pocket pages (not pictured) and the Family Themed Cards. 

I still want to get the Holiday Mini Kit and still need an album to display my finished pages.  So, I got my delivery and finished my very first Project Life page:

So, needless to say, I am extremely excited about this new adventure with Project Life.  Well, thank you all for checking my out again.  Check back soon for more info & updates on my crafty adventures.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hello Everyone!  Thanks for coming to visit me again here at 1 Crafty Space!

I have some new projects I'm working on currently.  I'm trying colored mason jars that I've watched a video for on www.WeeklyScrapper.com.  So, I'll let you know how they turn out. I'm also working on some home organization projects for some family & friends (another passion of mine).  But I've been meaning to display some of the pages I've done this year. 

In my last post I mentioned a portfolio book I did for my hair stylist.  Here are some of the pages from that book:

Another page I created was for a student I tutored while working as a volunteer for the Adult Literacy League. A dedication to her and her hubby celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary:

One thing I did was held a kind of workshop for a group of deaf/hearing impaired ladies after we completed a study on Discovering the Voice of God. We took an individual and group photo, then I brought in my supplies, gave them a few tips and just let them have fun. Here is the page I created:

Next, I created a page for my brother with a poem that he wrote for our mom for Mother's Day:

And, last but not least, more recently I started a book for my son's school days. This is a book I should have started about 4 years ago but I had been doing so many projects for others. But, once I got started I got very excited in the process. 

Another page I created was done during an online webcast challenge. The host gave us the sketch and walked us through creating a page. And here's mine...

Well, that's all for tonight my fellow Scrappers and Crafters.  Thanks again for stopping by and checking out my page. Come see me again now ya hear!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

More Firsts

All the Crafty People be quiet...Whoooaaa !!!

Hey Everybody. Just wanted to take this time to share some first experiences I've had this year. In April, I attended my first official CROP. I met up with some other ladies from the online crafting community I'm a member of, Scraps of Color (S.O.C.). We met at a local scrapbook store and had lots of fun scrapping, chatting, & sharing ideas/tips/techniques. Below are some pics of the crop and the store:

The store where the crop was held is Gypsy Corner.  It's now located at 125 Broadway, Kissimmee, FL 34741.  The owner Trinette is the sweetest person you'd ever meet.  Their description says:  "We are a specialized scrapbook boutique with large areas for scrap booking and crafting."  During my visit I used a Cricut for the first time also.  It was a very fun experience and I can't wait to do it again.

Another first I had this year was attending the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando in May.  If any of you have ever been, I'm sure you can agree that it was like going to "scrapbook heaven"!  There was so much to see and do and purchase.  I took Trinette's advice and packed a lunch.  I was there for a number of hours and got some awesome deals.  Here are some pics from the day:

This is a pic of Kate & Trinette at their Gypsy Corner at the Expo.
Two of the coolest ladies alive!

And, at the Expo, I received my order for my Silhouette Cameo!  Yay!!  Very exciting!!!  Of course, I couldn't wait to get it home and try it out. I haven't used it a whole lot and I'm still getting used to it. But I love the fact that you can get just the design you need without having to buy a bundle and they are very inexpensive.  My first cuts were the @ symbol and the words in the page below:

My last and final first for this post has to do with my crafty space.  Not the blog but the place where I actually let my creativity run wild.  Up until about June, my craft area was the walk space between my front door to the living room and dining room.  If you've never seen it, here's a pic:

So now, I'm in a new place (to be closer to My Love) and my wonderful man has allowed me to turn his spare bedroom into a CRAFT ROOM!!!  How exciting is that, huh?!?!  So here's what my new room looks like, where I will now make all the magic happen:

Well, that's it for today folks!  Feel free to comment on anything I've posted, because I'd LOVE to hear from you and know what you think. I'd also like to hear about any of your experiences.  Thanks for visiting!

Take Care!!!