Thursday, November 1, 2012

Altered Mouse Traps!

Greetings, Dear Scrappers!

I am excited.  So, I am a member of Creating the Crafty Life and Denise posted this awesome project w/Graphic 45 paper and mouse traps.  She was inspired of course, by Graphic 45.  So, I googled and viola - I found the project.

I bought some mouse traps and now I have a project to make and wanted to share with you all too.

This Rocks!

You must see this...

The ideas are endless...Since it is Halloween and Fall.  I will be making one of those and then one for Christmas and then of course one for daily use.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Bazaar of Wonders #4500435
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Exquisite Motif  #4500427
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities #4500430
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Parlor Wall #4500429
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Chipboard Tags #1-2
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies
Close to My Heart Metal Numbers
Clearsnap- Inks Blackbird and Turquoise
May Arts Ribbon
Tim Holtz Ornate Plates
Want2Scrap Bling (dyed with Clearsnap ink)
Vintage- computer alert light glass, mercury bead
Mouse Traps .99 Cent Store
Paint- Martha Stewart Crafts- Pool

Get to crafting there is so much to do the next few months.  I love FALL - Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec (Christmas) for projects!  Yippie.
Ok, too much enthusiasm, I know.  But I love, love this time.
Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Greetings All:

Just a quick stop to show you my latest project.  I wanted to make something for the girls in the office and for my family (girls) too.

I love witches, my favorite movie about witches is Hocus Pocus.  So, I wanted to do something with the same theme that I love ' Witches'.

I found this idea through Cricut.  I did have to alter the shoe a bit because I didn't want open toe shoes.  I used the Party Princess Cartridge.  I altered the shoe to have more of a witch style to it.  I didn't 'fit to page' because I wanted it to be as big as I could get it.  I used my Gypsy and moved it around and was able to get it at 12".

Hope you all enjoy.  Happy Halloween Week!

 I did remove the heart on the heel, this one cut why I don't know.
 I tried to use all Halloween paper and make them colorful.
I made four styles.
Have fun, if you have any questions let me know.  I would love to hear from you all.  Thanks for stopping by.
Live well, laugh often, love a lot.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Hop Blog

Greetings, Friends!

I wanted to share a Halloween Hop Blog with you all.  I love Halloween, one of my favorite holidays because you get to dress up and get lots of candy.

I especially love the crafting projects that you can create during this time also.

Please, check out Misty's blog and follow along.  Here is the link:


Thanks for dropping by.
Enjoy the Journey, we only get one.

Live well, laugh often, love a lot.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Altered Halloween Coffin Swap

Greetings, All:

I wanted to share my altered Halloween coffin I made for my swap partner with  I was pleased with how it came out that I will have to make one for me also.

I bought the coffins at Michael's last year when they went on sale for like pennies (bought like 9).  Of course, you can still get them but they will cost you I think $2.99 or something like that.

It was really fun doing it.  I just painted, crackled it, covered the inside with red felt and the bottom too.  I made a mini coffin shape tag album to go inside it (I mean you can only put so much in the coffin anyway before it burst).  LOL.  I added embellishments to the outside of it.  The best way for you to have a vision is to show you the results. :)

Here is my altered coffin for swap.
top view

right side view

left side view
inside the coffin
I hope you enjoy the project and get to crafting.  I love Halloween and I need to do more.  I am doing a stick pin swap, ATC Halloween swap, and TP mini swap.  Will post those later.

Thanks for dropping by.
Enjoy the Journey, we only get one.

Live well, laugh often, love a lot.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ikat Rug - stencil work!

Great week, Fall is here!  My favorite time of Year!

Hello, everyone.  I just simply had to share this with you all.  I found this on Craftberry Bush blog - the most amazing idea and simple too.  Stencil Work!

Check out Lucy's site:

There is a chance to win some stencil too from  Go visit her site and check out how easy it is to create this beautiful art work.  You can put it on a rug, on the wall, on a chair, on furniture, basically anywhere.

I personally love the Damask and Wall Art: Chandelier Stencils.  This will be my next project.

Hope you enjoy.

 Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Fall

It's that time again, I can't believe how fast Fall has gotten here again.  Time just seems to fly by.  Here is an awesome site with fabulous wreaths.

Take a look:

This is my favorite of the year.
I am also working on some swaps with Creating the Crafty Life, go to the site and join, there are fabulous swaps, great crafty people, and lots of fun.  I have a button on my blog that will take you there.

Have a great Fall everyone, will post some of my swaps later.

Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Social Share Contest!

Hello Everyone!

I am entering a Social Share Contest and would love for you to help me out.  Please come be a part of a place to share, create, learn, build friendships, and have fun. We dabble in all crafts, hobbies and the things in life that make crafting possible! We have swaps, challenges, discussions, groups, classes, a live crop and much more. So please come and join us!

I am currently doing a Vintage Lady ATC Swap and can't wait for the weekend to start working on my ATCs.  Will post when I have completed them.

But back to the Social Share Contest :)

Here is the Info:
  • Social Share Contest will go from July22nd-Aug 31st
  • The object of this contest is to get the word out about Creating the Crafty Life and expand our community.
  • Make sure to mention that I sent you please.
  • The member who gets the most "NEW" members to sign up, will receive 1ea 12x12 and 1ea 8x8 Graphic 45 paper pad from one of their newest 4 lines, any combo, or any 2 paper pads from CCL shop.  In addition to that I will also get $20 gift card to the MB's Treasurista shop.

So, please help me out and join.  It's FREE, EASY, and more importantly it's FUN.  I have a badge on the side that you can click on also to join or you can click on the link below.

Here is the link to CCL:

You can also be a part of this contest and spread the word some more by sending to your friends.

So, thank you so much and look forward to seeing you soon.

Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday

Greetings All:

These days have been so busy that I have not had time to work on my blog.  But today I wanted to share an easy and fun project.  Garage Sale time to find old frames for this project.  I can't wait to have the time to make one for my craft room.

As always I find great project ideas from Tatertots & Jello DIY Decorating and Crafts.  Here is the link:
go check them out.

Here are a few of the pictures of the project.

As always, thank you for staying in touch, leave some comments so that I know some of you are still out there.

Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America

Hope everyone has been doing well.  Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Happy Fourth of July!  Happy birthday America.  May you all be well and safe on this day.

I will be back soon with crafty ideas, have not had time.

Live well, laugh often, enjoy the journey.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

YAY!  Long weekend and I have to thank the Veterans for that!  But most importantly for the sacrafices and the freedom they gave for us!  Happy Memorial Day!

Secondly, I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend and celebrate with caution and smarts.

Ok, now for the fun stuff.  This can give you crafty people something to do if you are just hanging out.  I found this site again through my favorite FB site: Tatertots & Jello!  I just had to share.  I know it's been slow coming with the great ideas I find, but they are coming and I'm working on bringing more, but time is just not working with me.  I need more of it, but thankful for what I get - lol.

Ok, here it is check this out - it's awesome - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I saw it.

Go to Chicken Scratch and all the instructions are there for you to follow.

Until next time!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, everyone. Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Friday!

Whew, thought Friday wasn't going to get here.  Not that I like to rush my days, but I was ready for Friday.  Work was busy, so sorry again, no time to blog.

But as I sat down and scanned through some of my favorite places I came across this fabulous idea.  Painting rugs!  Wow.  So, if you can't find the perfect rug for that spot - just design it and paint it yourself.

How cool is that?

Go check it out:

Tatertots & Jello always has grand ideas to share.

Thanks again for dropping by.  Leave me some fedback, have a great weekend all.

Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!{{hugs}}Jackie

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!

I am sorry I have been out of pocket since February.  A lot has been going on and I just simply have not had the time to blog.

Winter came and went, that was busy putting things away.  Spring arrived and had to get the yard ready for summer.  Then had to keep up with family and things happening around the house that I jus did not have time.

I thought I would post a little something to say, I am still here.

I was looking on FB and say this (reminds me of the Halloween bottles I did, never thought of using them as lables for everything containers).  So, here it is, how cool are these!

Here is the link:

I hope you enjoy or have bottles or containers you all have to mark.  All you need is scrapbook paper that is to your liking.  Check them out, it's easy and pretty crafty.

Have a great day, everyone. Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Hello Everyone!

Time to start thinking about St. Paddy's treats!  I am going to start working on those this weekend and will update on what I make for a few special people.

Today I want to share with you a fabulous give-a-way on Candy's blog!  She is giving away some 'candy' lots of it.  Go over to her site and check it out and enter to win, she's aiming for 400 followers!  Here is the link:
Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge. Fleur de Lis Spellbinders.
6 Stamp sets. Bag of Buttons. Stack of Digi images to color. 2- 8x8 Scrap kits/pads.

And that is the give-a-way!  Pretty awesome candy from Candy's Craft Corner!  Go visit, enter a chance to win, and help her get 400 followers!

Have a fantabulous day, everyone.  Enjoy the journey, we only get one.
Laugh often, live, well, love a lot, and be happy!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I Received An Award!

Hello My Fellow Crafters!

I Hope you are having a wonderful week after a Monday Holiday, President's Day!  I am so excited and pleased to report that I have been given the "Liebster Award" by Susan from
She was kind enough to think of me and my blog when passing this award on.   Susan, a HUGE Thank You!  You made my day!

Here is a little information on the award:
"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love 
arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers and I am one of them and I hope to not qualify for this again some day soon, he he he, though I truly appreciate this.  I love sharing my projects and love getting ideas from all my blogging crafty friends and new friends too.  I started blogging in September, 2011.  I am hoping to move along and continue the journey and get new followers.

Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

I have a special admiration for new bloggers and know how hard it is to get others to follow. So, I encourage and hope you all will stop over at these blogs and follow them too. A moment of encouragement means a lifetime of inspiration!  We all need a little 

Here are my five choices with less that 200 followers - please visit them and follow:

Again, thank you, Susan for picking me, you are one of my best followers because you come and visit and leave happy comments.  Now, please go visit the chosen.  It was hard to pick, but I tried to pick all that are starting and do not have a large following.  I think they all are talented and have beautiful blogs.  Everyone also go visit Susan's blog, her ideas rock!

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the journey!
Live well, laugh often, and love a lot.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day...continued

Hey, All:

As promised from my last post, updated pictures of the finished project for Valentine's Day gifts.
I hope you enjoy and make a few - decorate for the occasion and fill it up with goodies.

For further instructions and to check last post go to 02/12/2012 post.
Thanks for dropping by!

supplies (after I painted the clay pots and plates)

the glass bowl I used w/detail (from the Dollar Tree)

Lid is the clay pot plate with a knob from Michaels from the dollar bins

clay pot and 2nd plate painted and glued (upside down)


bowl glued to pots w/plates


add ribbons and candy and deco to pot

viola 'gum ball' mini machine
I hope you have a great Valentine's Day and spend it with all your loving family and friends!

Enjoy the journey; live well, laugh often, and love a lot!
{{hugs & kisses}}

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Greetings Crafters:

I know I am early, but started working on this awesome project that I am going to surprise and give my co-workers on Tuesday.  It will be decorated with V-Day theme, but you can change the ribbons to suit any Holiday or simply just keep on your desk, counter, in your kitchen, or anywhere as a candy container.

All you need (supplies):
4" clay pot (1)
4" bottom plate that goes with the clay pot (2)
glass bowl

...and viola you can create the neatest little candy container around - a mini gum ball look-a-like.

You paint (color of your choice) the clay pot with plates, you can get decorative knobs at hobby lobby or simply get a wooden ball and paint it also.  The bowls from the Dollar Tree, the clay pots from Michaels.  I used liquid nails for glue you can also use 6000 glue (any kind that glues wood and glass).  Decorate with some ribbon and fill with candy.  Best little gum ball mini around!

Here is a sneak peek picture of one:
I will post pictures of the ones I am making when I am done in the next few days.

I hope everyone is getting ready for the special people in your life, just wanted to share this fabulous idea.  It is fast and easy.

I hope to hear from you all.
Live well, Live happy, and Love a lot; and enjoy the journey along the way!
{{hugs and kisses}}

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Already!

Greetings All:

Wow!  Where did January go?  I still do not feel I have recovered from the holidays.  I have been busy at work and busy at home.  I have had other things going on too that have taken me away from my crafting.  I will be back as soon as all those issues have been taken care of.

I am also moving my craft room to the bigger room in the house and making my craft room a guest room.  My daughter moved out and so I am taking her room as my craft room.  As soon as that is done I can post some pictures and hopefully get back into the swing of working in my craft room.

I have a retreat in March, I hope I can get ready for it with all that has been popping up, I am exhausted thinking about just getting ready for it.  But I am sure I will.  It is always good to get away and get some projects completed.

I also wanted to share what I saw on the news the other day.  Moms making money on blogs.  Check this out:

I hope everyone is having a fabulous year so far.  Please leave some messages and let me know what you are doing and what you would like to see later.

Until then...

Enjoy the journey, live well, laugh often, and love a lot.  Be happy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Checking In!

Greetings everyone!

I know it's been a few weeks.  I have no excuse other than, I have been really busy.  I had to take a lot of Christmas decorations down, I went to a retreat, where I sprang my ankle, meanwhile, still having to go to work everyday and taking care of my duties, like cleaning, laundry, and three dogs.

I am still here and plan to share so many things this year with you all.  Now that the holidays are over I will have more time to concentrate on scrapping and crafting.

Today I just want to share some ideas for Valentine I found on one of my favorite sites.  Tatertots & Jello are sharing 25 great ideas.  Go check them out and get started!  February 14, will here before you know it, trust me.  January has already gone so fast!

Here is the link:

I hope you enjoy and try some of the ideas out.

I will be back soon, don't give up on me.  I hope everyone is back to routine and has time to great creative!

Enjoy the journey, live well, laugh often, and love a lot!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone!

It has been a busy season and I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and a Special Happy New Year.  I haven't been able to post much due to the holidays but will start getting back in the mojo of things as soon as the regular routine gets started again.

I just wanted to wish everyone a great new year and hope it is another productive, safe, and prosperous year.

Until later
Enjoy the journey, live well, laugh often, love a lot!

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