Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you are feeling blessed this holiday and can spend time with your family and friends :)

Enjoy these shots from my times at Disney this season :)

Thanks as always for reading and stick around to explore!
Much Love <3

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Time Flies!

Merry Christmas! I can not believe it is only a day away! How did that happen?

So I waited and waited and dreamed about and hoped for the fall semester to end so that I could craft my days away over winter break.  But alas, it is already half over and I feel like I am not using my time wisely!  So in order to defeat the ever ticking clock I decided to make an official to-do list!  When school is in session, to-do lists are my life!  They are what get me through and keep me on task.  I can only guess that I must be sick of to-do lists by the time I finally get a break but it really makes sense to use them for my free time too.  Why did it take me so long to think of that?

My goal is to finish most everything on this list before I head back to school for what looks like a very scary semester (can you say 17 credits?!?).  But lets keep that out of mind until the time comes...

Don't get me wrong, I have done quite a bit of crafting thus far.  It is just that I want to do SO much that I know I need to get on with it, break is already half over!!

So there it is in all its daunting glory!  But I can not wait to put little check marks along it and smile at all my beautiful (hopefully) creations!  And look at it this way, the first thing on the list will benefit more than just me!  Even more reason to get started!  Since tomorrow is Christmas Eve, then Christmas, and then 3 days of work, this week isn't looking too promising as far as the to-do list goes... but I'll do what I can :)

For a few sneak peaks, click on these links to the bag and dress tutorials!

Please comment and let me know what gets you motivated!  Maybe share your to-do list with me too :)

Happy Holidays and with any luck I'll be on again before the new year!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Craft Shopping Is the Best!

I love to shop! But I really love to shop for crafting supplies! It is just so much fun to look around Michael's, Jo-Ann's and the like! They really have it all at those stores! Another gem I have found in my college town is Walmart... that's right Walmart! The Walmart here has a mini craft store in the back! They have a fabric section, scrap booking supplies, paint, patterns, everything! And all at amazing prices! I have to admit that their fabric is not up to par with the quality of that at Jo-Ann's, but for $2 a yard I really can't complain! So after visiting not one, not two, but ALL three of the stores mentioned above, here is what I came home with:


My latest obsession hobby is card making. When I was just a little pre-teen crafter wanna-be I made tons of cards... they were adorable (at least according to my mom) but very simple. Now that I am a more mature crafter I am getting in to stamping, embossing, layers, etc.

So you are not going to believe this but everything above was $1 or less each! Ahhh! Amazing! Buy everything! (at least that is what was going through MY mind). If you look at the 1st picture you can also see the clear stamps that I bought too. Believe it or not Walmart had the best ink selection, I wanted more colors but had to stop myself.

Check out some of the aforementioned, more mature, cards check out my Etsy shop :)

 The best deals of the day were in the adhesive family. At Target I got this pack of mounting squares for 70% off! Just $0.94! They are going to make some nice 3D effects on my cards! The next deal was actually at my campus bookstore. You never know what you might find if you look around for a while! These are like those white-out rollers except with double sided tape :O I know pretty awesome! But it gets better! They were normally $5.99 each and on clearance for $0.99! Thats 83% off! The only thing better than buying crafting supplies is buying them at highly discounted rates!

The next deals were my fabrics. Jo-Ann's had all their red-tag fabrics 50% off this weekend which means these were (starting from the left) $2, $3.50, $3.50 a yard! Gotta love great quality at a great price!

And last but not least a little chocolate treat :)

<3 Kraftie Katie

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