Friday, December 14, 2018

Adorable Shaker gift card holders

Aren't these the cutest? I was inspired by a youtube video by Nurse Tara. I didn't have the photo sleeves that she had so I just cut 4 x 6 pieces out of my 12 x 12 We R Memory keeper photo sleeves and used my fuse tool where needed..



Deer and Penguin- Cottage Cutz dies
Snowman- Treasure box designs svg file
Gingerbread printable- Pinterest
Liquid pearls
various sequins

Challenges
C.R.A.F.T #495 ATG (1/5)
DL ART #238 Christmas (1/3)
Moving along with the times #86 Anything Christmas (1/3)
Through the Purple # #151 Tis the season (1/3) 10C
Ellibelle's Creative Moments- Snowman, Snowflakes, Winter
Fab N Funky #420 Cute Christmas 1-
Simon Says Wednesday Christmas (1/5)
The Crafty Addicts #55 ATG Christmas (1/3)
Die-Cuttin Diva's #399 Gift Card Holders
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

More Cute Tags- gingerbread mixing bowl

Hi Friends, This time I have some tags that are gingerbread in mixing bowls. I've been really using my silhouette lately for die cuts. I found this file at Treasure Box designs and couldn't resist. Jill Norwood on youtube has made similar tags and I was inspired by her.




Challenges

UnstampaBelles #86 Christmas
Everybody Art-#438 Christmas
Paperminutes #567 CAS Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #42 ATG Christmas (1/3) 15C
Through the Craft Room Door Anything goes (1/2)
Crafting from the Heart #232 ATG (1/3)
Cute N Crafty #15 ATG(2/3)
Dream Valley #192 Christmas 10C (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1849 ATG (1/3)
Dragonfly Dreams ATG (1/3)

Thanks for stopping by today!




Friday, December 7, 2018

Tags, Tags and more Tags

Hi friends, I know that I've been missing for a long time. I'm still crafting, just not been blogging. A lot of things have been going on in my world. My daughter just finished her first solo flight for her pilot career and my son was named all county for his football position. All good and exciting news. I  finished my first craft shows with a success and had so much fun doing it. 

I thought that I'd share some of the tags that I've been creating this week. I love all of them and I love the process of creating them. I've been inspired by youtube a lot. This idea was originally from Created to Create on youtube. For some reason right now I'm in shaker mode. I'm making shaker pockets for gift cards for Christmas right now.




Challenges

4 Crafty Chicks- #432 Ribbons or bows
Aud Sentiments- ATG with a sentiment (1/5)
Crafting by Designs Holiday ATG (1/3)
Crafty Creations ATG (1/2)
Crafty Gals Corner #180 ATG Christmas (1/2)
Creative Moments #158 ATG(1/3)
Cute and Crafty Christmas #1 ATG Christmas
The Crafty Addicts- #55 ATG Christmas (1/3)
Stinkin' Inkers Winter Wonderland (1/3)
TTCRD ATG (1/2)
Tuesday Throwdown #420 ATG 
Christmas with the Cuties #22 Anything but card (1/3)





Saturday, November 17, 2018

Snowman Bath bombs

Yes another Craft fair idea. I found these cute files at myscrapchick.com 
 and couldn't resist making these for the Craft Fair today. I love the Scrapchick site also.  She allows you to sell things using her files for free up to 100 items. No way that I'd ever make a 100 of anything to sell so this was right up my alley.

Check out my cute Snowman Bath bombs.

In this photo you can see the bath bomb below in the box. Cute huh? I thought so.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Handmade Gift tag sets

These are the gift tag sets that I made for my family this year. I've tried to make it a tradition to give my family Gift tags at Thanksgiving to use for Christmas. This is how I've packaged them up this year. 
There are 10 tags in the inside of the bag and a snowman decoration tag that hasn't been used on the outside so they will get 11 tags total per package. I sold some of my leftover tags from last year at the craft fair last weekend also.



Thank you for stopping by again and checking out my tag sets.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tic Tac Snowmen and paper pad with pen for kids

Here are a couple more Craft Fair ideas that I sold this past weekend and will be selling the left overs this coming weekend.
Tic tac snowman and paper pad with pen for kids. I sold these for only $1 Each. I only sold a few of each but will be trying to sell the rest this weekend.





Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Snowman Soup craft Fair idea




I just have to say that the craft fair this past weekend was so fun that we signed up in Spencer Indiana for this week. lol!
My BFF and I sold a lot and laughed a lot.
Here are my snowman soup. I sold several of these.
I made my own recipe of hot chocolate for these and sold them for $2. They were a big hit. 


Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Craft Fair Chapstick favors


After about 10 or more years of being on Design teams, I'm officially not on any. I'm making a clean start. Although I'm going to miss everyone I think that it's best for me to do my own thing right now. I've gotten a couple of paid jobs crafting by doing a journal and a scrapbook and feel that I may want to start some new things. Thank you, everyone, for continuing to follow me. I will always be on a crafting venture. Right now I have several things to share so stay tuned. I've been working on craft fair projects and really love how some of them have turned out. I've also been designing my own templates in the silhouette. That is fun! This isn't one that I created but I love it still the same.





Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Popcorn gift card holders

Here are some of my Gift Card holder ideas. These are gifts within gifts. Bags of Microwave popcorn with a gift card slider on top. I know that my family isn't real big into cards so I thought that these would be a little different.




Kind of a more manly project. I believe.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cold Cootie kits

I came up with this idea on my own and then did a search for free labels for the tissues and hand sanitizer. I thought that " Cold Cootie kits" was a clever name for them. I wanted them to be funny yet have something in them that people would use.
I will be selling these at our local craft fair on Saturday. I love them. I can see them in a kids backpack etc...



I hope that this inspires you to be creative with your projects.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The new TTCRD magazine has been published!

The November-December issue of Through the Craft Room door is now available in the Subscribers Only area of the Website. With over almost two dozen tutorials and articles that include an acetate front card, an upcycling project and how to crochet a pumpkin you are sure to find something to fuel your creativity!
Our theme this month is Daisies, Fall and Celebrations, any kind, and of course we also have Christmas cards/projects to share as well!
Our Featured Digi Artist this issue is the talented Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamping and we have some lovely inspiration cards showcasing the three images she has given us. She is a very talented lady so I hope you enjoy her work and check out her store!
The Special Challenge on the Website is the Iris Fold Technique! Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along!

I have a share of my latest Christmas Junk journal.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Craft Fair projects to share

Well, my friend asked me to participate in a Craft Fair in November and all of my time has been into making things to sell. With that Said, I decided to start showing my Craft Fair projects here. I've mostly been going for the Stocking stuffer things that are cheap and will sell. (I hope)lol

To start off, I'll show you my version of lollipop treats. I had these cool stickers in my stash from Michaels years ago so I broke them out and added those. I think that they are adorable.




What do you think would be a fair price? Some have tootsie roll pops and others have bubblegum. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Check out these paperclips

Halloween is fast approaching and if I don't share these today I may not get to. I saw a lady on youtube that makes these paperclips and attaches them into her junk journals so that they can be decorations and remove when you want to write underneath. I thought that this was a clever idea so I thought that I'd make some and share. I have been making Craft Fair misc... for weeks now so I will probably start sharing those soon.
Front
 back side- Old book papers folded
Front 
 back
Misc... Tim Holtz rubber stamps and some ephemera from my stash. 

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog today. I'm going to try to do better with posting again. I needed a break from the computer. 
Take Care!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Finally Sharing something

Well, I'm sorry for not posting for so long but, I have been working on a Scrapbook for a friend. It's a paid job and I'm really excited to actually get paid for a job. I want it to be wonderful so, I've been working hard on it. I'm almost finished with 36 scrapbook pages.
Today, I have a card to share using my Art Impressions watercolor stamps.  



Art Impressions stamps
Canon Watercolor paper

Challenges
A Bit more time to craft #77 ATG (1/3)
A Perfect time to Craft Oct. ATG (1/3)
Crafts Galore Encore #56 ATG (1/3)
DL Art Oct. linky
The Happy Craft ATG Oct (1/3)
Happy Little stampers Watercolour ATG
Pause, Dream Enjoy October Cards
The Creative Crafters #8 ATG (1/3)
613 Avenue #214 ATG (1/8)
Crazy 4 #455 ATG 1-
Di's Digi Designs Include Pumpkins

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A book of Memories of my Grandma Query- Handmade

Congratulations Mindy~ you have the winning bid. I will contact you to  make arrangements on payment and delivery

This post will remain at the top until the silent auction ends

Well once again i've been inspired by Youtube. lol I found a couple of ladies who make beautiful junk journal albums using material, papers, fibers etc.... and thought of my Grandmother immediately. If you also would like to watch their video's go to youtube and look up Kay Comer and Jenny Miller. My Grandma lived to be 100 years old and i have many fond memories of staying at her house and some of the things that she taught me along the way. Of Course, i couldn't fit all of them in one book but it brought back many things that i'm grateful for her for.  I still have some in my head but there wasn't enough room in this 8 x 8 book with 16 pages total. I bound it with Book rings and added fabric strips to them. Most of the Pages were made with paper sacks and old quilts or textiles that i found at thrift stores etc...and yes i actually did some sewing using the zig zag stitch on my machine.
Most of the quotes, poems etc.. i found on pinterest. The majority of the buttons, spool of thread and safety pins used were my Grandmothers that i had. Some of the base page photo's were some of the quilts that she had made that i took the photo of and printed to use. I also added several "Mini books" with some blank pages for stories that someone else might like to add. The photo's i got from my Aunt Patty. She had them stored on her computer and sent them to me so i could print them off. 

Take A Look down memory lane with me. I'm not posting all of the pages in this journal because I've decided to have a silent auction for my family and something needs to be a surprise. lol. I was considering giving this journal away and then I thought, let's have some fun and let everyone in my family have a chance at it.  




Here is the link for the youtube video if you would like to take a better look.

Mindy Q Has the bid at $120 as of 7:30p 10/02




All Everly/Query family members may bid on this journal. Send me your bid at: journalauction@mail.com 

thank you!







Monday, September 24, 2018

A new Water colored Halloween card share

I love to watercolor with markers and I've been practicing again. It is funny how that works. You take a break and come back to try again and you're better than before. lol.
I bought this stamp set from Art Impressions a couple of months ago. It is actually a Tri-fold card stamp set, but in this case, I just used one of the stamps.

Haunted House TF



Challenges

Art Impressions- #241 Circle Elements (1/2)
Dragonfly Dreams ATG September (3/3)
Heartful Stamping ATG with a stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #90 ATG (1/3)
AllSorts #486 Use Water- watercolored (1/3)
Crafter's Castle  #9 ATG with Halloween (1/3)
Hiding in my Craft Room #271 Any Holiday 1-
QKR Stampede #314 ATG
Aud Sentiments #212 Fall plus Sentiment (1/5)
DL Art Sept Linky ATG

Have a Great Day!!!



Saturday, September 22, 2018

Finally finished with my Spooktacular junk journal

I just love Halloween! It's one of my favorite crafty Holidays. Take a peek at my newest completed junk journal. 
This journal is 5" x 7" book with a 4" spine
3 signatures (Witches, creatures, Death)
Closure- Seam Binding and eyelet
Mixed media cover
metal corner filigree



 Front Cover

Spine with 3 sewn in signatures
Eyelet with Split ring
Mini Book Dangle Found here at My Porch Prints".
Hanging dangle with charms etc...




Seam Binding closure

1st Signature- "Witches"









2nd Signature- Creatures








3rd Signature- Dem Bones- Death









Tuck Spot in the back cover


Challenges

A Bit more time to craft #76 ATG (1/3)
A Inky Mess #23 ATG (1/3)
A Perfect time to craft ATG (1/3)
Altered Eclectics ATG (1/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #50 ATG (1/3)
DL Art Sept Linky ATG
Mini Album Makers ATG for September
Not Just Cards ATG
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Sept. ATG MM (1/3) 20C
Brown Sugar #282 All Creatures great and small (1/3)

I'm hoping to open an etsy store soon to sell this journal if anyone is interested.
Have a great weekend!