From there to here, and here to there...

I'm going to begin blogging again *if my 1 year old allows me to and my 4 year old stops spilling things enough for me to get a paragraph in LOL! I figure, since I already surf the net EVERY day reading & finding amazing things others may not know.. why not share what I find & see how it goes? can't hurt. TO BE CONTINUED...(daily, maybe lol)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to distress a frame..

Here's a tutorial on how I distressed a frame for my scrapbook layout.. and it came out soooo beautiful I am actually going to frame it instead of placing it in a scrapbook :) Enjoy!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

video

Hi guys.. I haven't had the opportunity or the time to upload my YouTube videos on here, so sorry. But anyhoo, I am going to make an attempt to upload them as soon as I do them *wink
Enjoy! and thank you for watching

Monday, September 19, 2011

How to make a scrapbook page under 7 min

I finally had a few minutes.. SEVEN to be exact, to make a scrapbook page for my daughters Pre-K graduation pictures :)
Please view & comment on ways I can make it better.. I'm trying to find a FREE editing website I can use so that I can edit my videos & make it more appealing to my viewers. So if you know what I can use, please let me in on a few advices :)


Happy Crafting :)

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day weekend = NO CRAFTING :(

Hi guys, hows your labor day weekend coming along? I have to admit, I've been sooo overwhelmed with the multitude of things I have to do that we have not enjoyed this long gorgeous weekend.. well IIIIII haven't.  Bummer!
I told you that I decided to go back to school ~ I think I prev mentioned it.. what day is it again? LOL~ Well I think I took on more than I can chew, between staying up 'till 2AM to then wake up @ 6ish to get my kindergartener up & ready to be dropped off at school, to then come home & care for a very active 1yr old (who by the way just learned to walk, yay) to then do house chores & then try to study prior to picking up my daughter @ school 12:45pm I serioulsy have had little to no time to do the fun stuff.
Am I complaining too much? LOL.. My husband, Zee said to me this weekend "hey hows your blog coming along" "you should voice all this concern on it" I think he was just trying to be nice in saying shut it up.
But either way, I wanted to take a min to say "Hola y como estan" "hello and how are you guys".
I may stay up late to do some crafting tonight, or to load pics up of my daughters 1st bday party, which by the way was a success - I hand made most of the decorations & fiished the banner that says "HAPPY 1ST BDAY" and it came out much better than I thought :)
Well back to studying..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another crafty creation..

Hey guys, hows your week coming along? I've been sooo busy, my daughter will officially be out of her Pre-K summer school pgm & off to KINDERGARTEN she goes on Aug. 29 (I'm sure I'll be handing tissues out to the other moms like me who will be crying ) well, I decided to hand make something for one of her teachers whom I adore * Hi Lianna* and I must say I didn't know how I'd tackle it, saw it @ a store for $25 but was way too cheap to buy it.. So, here goes my brain master-minding how & what I need in order to make the exact thing or BETTER :)  here's the store pic
Cute right? Easy to make you think?



Well, given that Walmart is having the back to school sale still, I ran there *literally & bought 4 packs of #2 pencils for $0.48 and vase $2.97, oh & glue for my hot glue gun. I'm in the process of finishing & will post pics, so far I must say- I'm impressed :)








Monday, August 22, 2011

How to make a "NO-SEW TRIANGLE BDAY BANNER"

I can't believe my little one will be ONE in a week :) where does the time fly :(
We have (hubby & I) decided to host a small bday party for her, but I want to have a memorable one & so I'm doing all the crafting myself.
Came across a fantastic tutorial from "Penny carnival" and I've decided to do my very own Birthday banner for my Gabriella :)

Here are the instructions..
 
 
You will need: fabric, pinking shears, glue (Elmer's is fine), a disappearing-ink pen or chalk, cardstock or an empty cereal box, and either string, twine, bias tape or yarn.

1. Cut out a triangle template from a cereal box or cardstock. Mine is 7 inches across the top and 9 1/2 inches down the sides.

2. Fold a piece of fabric so that it's overlapped by 9 1/2 inches. Place the triangle template's 7-inch side on the fold. Trace around the triangle with the disappearing-ink pen or chalk. Cut along the lines. You should have just cut a diamond shape (once you unfold the fabric).

Pennant a

3. Repeat several times, depending on how long you want the garland to be.

4. Cut your cord (or twine or yarn or bias tape or string) as long as you would like the garland to be.

5. Place the diamonds where you want them along the cord with about two inches between each diamond.

6. Sandwich the cord inside the diamonds, folding the diamonds so that you form a triangle again. The "right sides" of the fabric should face out.
Pennant b
7. Unfold each diamond one at a time and place glue inside, along the three sides of one of the triangles. Press down to seal the triangles shut.
Pennant bb

Pennant c

8. Repeat the steps until all triangles are glued to the cord.

Pennant d
9. Allow to dry, then hang wherever you want to add a bit of festivity.

Pennant e

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

My very 1st YOUTUBE video

My husband is the best (sometimes,lol) he's so supportive in my recreational activities that he went out & bought me my very first webcam just so I could load videos on youtube and show viewers my crafting skills. I love him. So please check it out @ the link posted and subscribe to my yahoo page. Take care