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Friday, January 18, 2013

Will Be Closing My Blog

Hi Everyone. I have had my blog for almost 2 years now and for the last 9 months I haven't gotten one new subscriber and have barely received any comments. I would like to than Sheena, Sandy, Ana and Jessie for being the loyal few who always did their best to leave positive comments and try to encourage me. I will be checking in and keeping up with all of your blogs like I have before. I love seeing what everyone is making and being inspired by your creativity. So please keep creating.
I have a YouTube channel and will still be posting my videos there if anyone is interested in seeing what I am up to. Here is the link to my channel;
Thanks for visiting me today guys and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Last Box for a while - Altered Blue Box

Okay, I won't make you all watch another box video for a while, I think. LOL I have really been enjoying myself. I am getting better at layering my flowers but still have a long way to go. A very sweet lady on YouTube, her name is Rosemary, gave me some awesome tips on my boxes and I wanted to share those with you. The first was that if I wanted to remove on of the flowers that I hot glued down to take my heat gun and try to gently melt the glue. It especially works well if you can heat the glue from underneath. The second thing she shared with me, as these last couple boxes were round to add pearls to the bottom of the boxes to help them stay in place and not roll everywhere. I haven't tried the pearls yet but I will let you know how that works out when I try it.
Let me know what you think. I appreciate you kind comments and I wanted you to know how much they lift my spirits.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Altered Yellow Box

I promise I only have this box and one more and won't do anymore boxes for a while. LOL I have really been enjoying working with my paints and flowers and have been practicing how to layer my flowers to get better for future projects. Let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Friday, January 11, 2013

Love Box

This is one of the boxes that I made for Jesse and Mariah's teachers for Valentines Day. I'm going to put a gift card inside each one so that they can have lunch on us one day. Let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stamp-in Up Haul

I love Stamp-in Up products so much and just wanted to share a few of the things that I just got from them.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hobby Lobby and Michaels Haul

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to share the goodies that I got from Hobby Lobby and Michaels. My oldest daughter and I went to the store to get her art supplies for the art class that she is taking. She is working on her masters in Art Therapy. So of course while I was there, I had to take advantage of the opportunity and pick a few things up for myself.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Monday, January 7, 2013

20 Must Haves for 2012

These are some of the things that I love and/or couldn't craft without during 2012.
Let  me know the 20 craft items that you couldn't go without during 2012.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Valentines Day Box

I altered a balsa box for a friend of mine to give to his wife on Valentines Day. He's going to fill it with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses, isn't that such a sweet idea.
I hope that you like it, let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Sunday, December 30, 2012

RAK from Annie (msgardengrove1 on youtube)

Before I put up the video of the very kind RAK I received from Annie, I wanted to take a moment and tell you all
Happy New Year.
 
I also wanted each and every one of you to know how much I appreciate your kindness. Many of you have followed me for a while now and there are those of you that I can always count on to leave me a sweet and encouraging comment. I especially want you to know how much that means to me that you take that time and look at what I've made, what Mariah made or Danée's graduation. I'm sure some of it probably wasn't your thing at all. But because you care about me you watched my video or looked at my photo and took the time to write me a note, I truly want to THANK YOU for that with all my heart! THANK YOU!
May God be with you and bless you this new year!
Sherry
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Danée Graduated Cum Laude From College

This is a very proud mom moment and I wanted to share it with you. My daughter graduated with honors from her college and will be going on to further her education to get her Masters Degree. I hope you enjoy the video and if you listen close you can hear how excited Mariah was. She yells, "Nee, you rule baby!" We were all very happy and excited for her. She will be home with me until the fall semester starts and then she will most likely be staying on campus. We haven't worked out all the details on that part yet.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,
Sherry


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Altered Glassine Gift Card Holders

I needed something to put gift cards in that was large enough that I wouldn't loose them and this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,
Sherry


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

So sorry to not have checked in with you all.

Hey Everyone. I am so sorry that I have not been posting on my blog. I have been in and out of the hospital 3 times since Thanksgiving. I am very blessed to here this holiday season. My blood pressure has been going real high and then real low. Well, one day it went so low that if my daughter hadn't noticed how bad I looked and rushed me to the hospital, I might not be here with you now. My blood pressure dropped down to 47/30. I couldn't even communicate, I was so weak and out of it.
 
Today was the first good day I've had in weeks and I probably over did it but I wanted to enjoy some time with my youngest little girl Mariah. I did the cutting of the fabric but everything else she did with the Beacon Fabri-Tac Glue. That stuff works great.
Be sure to let us know what you think.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Homemade Hot Cocoa Gifts

Every winter I make a huge batch of homemade hot cocoa mix. Danée will be graduating with her Associates degree before she moves on to a different university to complete her Bachelors. So she wanted to take a small gift to her professors to let them know that she enjoyed being in their class and this is what she wanted to give to them.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Clean Water Mission's Program

The boys and girls in our Children's Church are competing against each other to try and raise $300.00 for clean water. For each dollar the kids raise they get to put one little person on the wall. For every dollar they raise it will give clean water to one person for one year. Our church is small and we run on average between 15 and 20 kids a week so $300.00 is a pretty big goal but one we think that we can accomplish.
This is a perfect example of why an electronic die cutting machine and a manual die cutting machine are something that every crafter should have in their craft space. I could have used my cricut and my Every Day Paper Doll Cricut Cartridge but I need 300 of these little people. So I wouldn't even want to think about how many of my mats I would have had to went through to do that amount. Instead I used my Big Shot, some Sizzix dies and a bunch of my scraps.
Thanks for visiting my today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Bag of Turkey Poop - Just What Everyone Wants. . .NOT!

Another super fun and quick project. A very kind lady from church invited our family over to her house for Thanksgiving. She knows that I have been very sick with my blood pressure skyrocketing dangerously high and then plummeting dangerously low. So she didn't want me to have to worry about cooking a big meal. Which I thought was so sweet of her. So I wanted to make something I could give her to say "Thank You" and give her a little smile at the same time.
I hope that she likes it and I hope you like it too.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless
Sherry