Sunday, January 25, 2015

WHERE WOMEN CREATE........IT HAS ARRIVED..........

I am beyond excited to share with you all my latest publication. I have been blessed and have had the honor of being published in some really awesome magazines and will forever be grateful to those companies, but I must say that my recent publication in WHERE WOMEN CREATE feb/mar/apr 2015 issue is one of my prized possessions.


I am not sure if all of my readers are familiar with this amazing magazine or not, but it is by far an awesome magazine.......I mean after all the title said's it all:
INSPIRING WORK SPACES OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN

....What The....

Now you can see why it is such an honor and why I feel it is one of my prized possessions to have even been considered.
It is a book that talks about the journey it has been or the journey of women leading up to what they feel passionate about. I remember reading the story about Stephanie Aurora Nielson. I was so inspired by her courage in the Oct 2014 issue....and there were many many more that inspired me.

So anyways friends and family I do hope you will pick up a copy (they should be in the stores the first part of Feb 2015). It talks all about my journey to where I am today....A CRAZY CRAFT ADDICT...I mention in the book about coming full circle - while I do feel I have came full circle to finally realizing that I love everything about crafting (especially ribbon :) ).....
I can hardly wait to see what's next.

Before I show you a few pictures from the magazine, I would like to thank the Creator of Where Women Create Jo Packham for choosing me, Mark Lohman for the great photos (he was so easy to work with), Brady Shay and Cynthia Levens from Where Women Create who helped with the article.

Here are a few pictures from the magazine and the beginning of my story:


thanks for stopping by
HUGS



Saturday, January 24, 2015

SKINNY TUBES..................

Have you seen the new SKINNY TUBES over at The Cutting Cafe...they are perfect for those SKINNY items you want to package up for gift giving...
Here are a few items made using the SKINNY TUBE BOX SET:

This first project is part of this weeks WATCH ME WORK WEDNESDAYS VIDEOS....



 for a crafty friend

and my daughter has gone NAIL POLISH crazy....SO.....
decided to add to her collection
I used some of that clear cardstock from Papertrey Ink....LOVE IT:

and last but surely not least is a project made from the SWEET KISSES TUBE - these would be perfect for sending someone some bd wishes or uplifting phrases on Hershey Kiss Bottoms...the cafe has loads of Kiss Bottoms here.




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I'M A COVER GIRL...............

well not exactly, my craft room is.........
I was so excited when Stacey sent me the magazine GETTING ORGANIZED in the mail and my craft room was on the COVER....at first I had to do a double take and then I was blown away...really my craft room on the cover....so honored...thank you so much Stacey. They have several pages of my room in the magazine...

They use to have this magazine at places like Lowes and Target but for some reason it will not be in the stores for awhile. So this issue probably won't make it to the stores..but luckily they do have many Subscribers. If you want to purchase a copy though you can at this link.

I have another publication coming up real soon with my room in it and I am soooooooooooo STOKED about it....literally going out of my skin...lol

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PRETTY LUNCH BAGS FROM THE CAFE

Hello all.......happy Wednesday to you all.
Today over on the Cafe's Blog is a FREE day....the ladies and gents get to work with ANY set from the Cutting Cafe's shop.

I decided to use a recently released set called FUN WITH LUNCH BAGS...............
I am in love with this set and can't wait to make up a bunch more to give to family and friends....
My daughter works at Old Navy and has been taking a lunch so I made these for her...she loves them and actually uses them....:)

YOU CAN FIND A VIDEO IN MAKING THESE HERE






Be sure to stop by the cutting cafe's blog today to see all of the other amazing projects from the team...
HUGS
R.Easter

Monday, January 5, 2015

CRAFT ROOM STORAGE & ORGANIZATION IDEAS - HOMETALK

Hello friends....happy Monday to you all.
Recently I was contacted by Liz from Hometalk to create a board full of craft room storage and organization ideas....
REALLY.........you all know you don't have to ask me twice. I live and breathe to lurk around the web for storage ideas for my own craft space ALL THE TIME.

Here is what I came up with:
these colorful pictures are so inspiring..
you can find all of these amazing ideas over at HOMETALK........click on the picture OR click HERE. The link will take you to all of these ideas and more.
If you have never visited Hometalk before, be sure to join their site. I recently joined their site and love all of the ideas that others share from gardening to all kinds of home decor. You can even post how to projects and more yourself.
Well thanks for stopping by.........I am heading to Hometalk right now to get my daily fix....LOL

HUGS


Friday, December 26, 2014

Watch Me Work Wednesdays - Episode 11 Day Calendar Birthday Card

come check out my episode 11 on making this fun bright 2015 day calendar birthday card...
I used the 

2015 DAY CALENDAR PRINTABLE SET 

YOU CAN FIND THE VIDEO HERE.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

CHRISTMAS BOWS

Hello all this week over on the Cutting Cafe's blog its all about bows...we are using the
This template is so super easy to use and perfect for making matching bows to go along with your gift packages...
I decided to make a clear box filled with Christmas bows as a gift...





The clear box was made using the TALL BOX from the Cafe.
Be sure to visit our blog on Sunday to see all of the amazing projects from the design team.
You can also watch a video on how I made this set here.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WATCH ME WORK WEDNESDAYS - EPISODE 9 SHAKER CARD - FREE FILE

Hello all, last weekend I held my very first Christmas Card Making Party with 8 amazing ladies that I had been chatting with (some for years) on social media. We all had a blast.

Each lady made a sample card and then made up kits for each of us to make their sample card.
OMG OMG OMG talk about so much talent. Each and every one of them. I learned and saw lots of amazing things I didn't know and needed to buy for my own crafty stash.

Today my WATCH ME WORK WEDNESDAY VIDEO - EPISODE 9 I will show you all the sample card I made AND at the BOTTOM OF THIS POST is the link to get the template FOR FREE so that you can make one of the fun and QUICK shakers. The free file contains just the shaker part - so after you make that, you will just need to add that shaker to another piece of paper and then to a folded card....all this is in the video SO BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. The template comes in PDF, SVG, MTC and WPC formats.


Here is the card that I made:



I combined two Cutting Cafe sets to make the shaker:
and then for the mini tag I used the 

I also made a box for everyone to put their handmade cards in. They all put their cards in front of some colorful green and red pails and then they added all of the kits in the pails behind their card.


Here is a pic of some of the ladies......thank you so much ladies
cassonda shauna ashley lezlye sharon wanda michele katrina
 for coming...
IT WAS THE BEST CRAFTY DAY EVER
I hope we can do it again next year....:)


CLICK HERE to get the template for free.
If the link above doesn't work click on the button below.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CHRISTMAS SHAKERS...............

Well it is that time again to showcase our design team projects for the cafe for the 7th of the month post........and today is one of my favorite posts...............
SHAKER CARDS...I just can't get enough of shakers........Today we are showcasing Christmas shakers.......using the two sets:

CHRISTMAS SHAPE SHAKER CARDS - TEMPLATES AND CUTTING FILES 

CHRISTMAS WORD SHAKERS - TEMPLATES AND CUTTING FILES


Here's my take:





be sure to visit the blog today to see all of the awesome shakers...
BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED....

Thursday, December 4, 2014

VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS - DAY 4

Hello friends welcome to day four of


I have an oldie but goodie to share with you all:
I made these cute holiday jars filled with candy for my neighbors last Christmas Holiday. I used the HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO MY NEIGHBORS.......set.

I had been saving up some old Salad Dressings Jars that I thought would be cute to fill with candy. Add a buckle, some ribbon, bell and a tag and you have the perfect Santa jar.

Well today is my last day participating in the Visions of Sugar Plums hop.
We have some awesome prizes for you all today from these companies below:
      Studio Shine
 BE SURE TO VISIT LORI'S BLOG and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing to win a prize.
AND, here are the other ladies participating in today's hop: 
   Lisa
    Char
 Regina - that's me