Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Antiquing in PA

Fun times and beautiful weather that is all I can say. Junking in Pennsylvania with my family proved very interesting lol. My SIL and I found shelves of boxes of found relatives, she struggled with the fact that they were someone's family and then they end up in a box in a junk store. But I said we can adopt them and give them new lives. So we created a whole story around Beatrice and gave her a husband and children and a long lost grandpa in France. We even found a pic of her in a 1910 bathing suit at the beach!
We then made our way to Premise Maid candy and ice cream shop, oh glory, this place was heaven.  They were giving out free samples, don't mind if I do, ha! The ice cream was delish except for the Tea Berry it was gross and tasted like Pepto Bismal, but it soon was replaced by the wonderful flavor of coconut, caramel, chocolate, their Girl Scout ice cream which I believed to be patterned after the Samoa cookie (my personal fave).

I hope everyone is having a great week, I will be posting pictures of Zippee's Homecoming next week so stay tuned

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Taking A Pitstop

Howdy Campers!
We can not wait to tell you all about the last few adventures we have taken so I hope you can join us for our Ustream class on September 6th at 9 am EST

Here's a sneak peek of our upcoming project: Inspired by many miles on the road.

So Dew Drop Inn and join us, we stream pretty much all day so don't feel like you have to stay for the whole thing if you dont have time, we would love it even if you just do a drive by and wave!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bowl-O-Rama Bowling Bag Mini Album Supply List

Hello Campers! Here is the supply list for class on Saturday:

Printable Bowling Score Sheet you may want to add this to our project.

Supply List

(1) 24 inch zipper
 Kraftex color of your choice
Patterned Paper
Solid Cardstock
Sewing machine or a stapler
Beacon Quick Dry glue
4 D rings
1 pkg of purse feet I found mine at Joann's Craft Store
4 brads
Hot Glue Gun
3/4" piping cord 7 inches
1/8th of a yard of vinyl for the handle
Various embellishments of your choice
Print out of the templates

Remember to join us Saturday morning June 7th at 9 a.m. EST HERE
And pease click the follow button above the screen so you will get our Ustream event reminders.


Monday, June 2, 2014

You Are Invited To Our "Bowl-O-Rama Birthday!" Mini Album Ustream Show

We are celebrating on our Ustream channel June 7th, Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with this look back in time. I found some photos of my 7th birthday party and thought how great it would be to make an album that showed them off. So I came up with this idea which works out great for Father's Day by the way. 
Can't you just smell the bowling shoe disinfectant? 
I remember running over to pick out the perfect bowling ball and how I used to be afraid my fingers would get stuck in the holes, or how about the holes being too big and you drop it as you throw it?  Back then, our bowling alley didn't have the blow up bumpers like they do now for kids, you had to know how to throw it or be good at counting gutter balls.

I got a good laugh seeing myself in my beloved patchwork overalls. I had all my childhood friends around me, and funny enough I remember all their names even though I haven't seen them since we moved from the farm when I was starting 9th grade.

I used the Hobby Lobby Glasses, Staches and Ties Paper Collection. I thought the bowling paper was just the cutest. I will also have PDF files available the day of our stream with the pattern and some cute retro bowling cards and a personal bowling score sheet. 

I hope you will join us for another stroll down Memory Lane as we head off to the Bowl-O-Rama.

I hope you can spare some time Saturday to spend with us.
XX, J 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thrift Store Thursday Upcycle

Hey all! Just wanted to share a flea market find from our Mom. When we all went to visit her last summer we did a Flea Market Challenge, 1 hr/10 dollars and you must only use items found.
You can see the challenge here: and part 2 where we show what we found is here: The quality isn't the greatest because I recorded it on my cellphone, but you can get the idea.

My mom has been organizing her craft area so her items are being repurposed for her craft area.
A toothbrush holder, a small bud vase, plastic 45 sleeves and a bill paying center is what my mom found with her 10 dollars. (she said she even had 3 dollars leftover!)

 The toothbrush holder became a craft brush holder, the bud vase fit right down into the center which would normally hold toothpaste, that way she can fill it with water to clean her brushes and then put them in the holes to stand them up to dry.
A leaf stencil and a little paint helps freshen up the bill paying box which now houses her embellishments in the 45 record sleeves.

No need to spend all kinds of money when organizing your craft supplies just look around I am sure you can repurpose something.

Sneak Peeks of our upcoming project for the Saturday, June 7th Ustream class is just around the corner, I hope you will mark it on your calendar and spend the day with us.



Friday, May 16, 2014

Day 11 Card

I was so happy to see that the first card to make today was being taught by Tim Holtz : ) Here is what I made:

I had been holding on to this stamp for months now, she is so pretty. I got to pull out my Tim Holtz stencils and mini distress pads too. I used Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar. 

Wish I had the time to do the other two cards shown maybe tomorrow. 

See ya,