Bingo chips

Well this feels like one of those crafts that are not a big deal to post but my mojo has gone and I needed inspiration.  I was invited to a woman’s group get together the first morning I went to Morning Star church. I have not gone to church in years but this one really caught my eye.  The pastor is amazing his wife is too, I have never been to a church I didn’t fall asleep, text or write notes to the person next to me.  The music is so boring it puts me to sleep, well this church keeps you alive and the music is fun!  Since it is televised I watched many of their shows, so entranced in what he has to say, it was like he was talking to me in every way.  I finally took the step to go. All the women were so welcoming to me.  I went alone for the first time, the second my daughter went with me.  The first night I was invited to a women’s group cookie exchange for this last Friday night. One of the few I know who go to this church was dear and volunteered to go with me. I thought it was a get together, it wasn’t just a cookie exchange, nothing that I have ever done before but it was fun.  They had a beautiful dinner with lasagna, french bread and salad. In this beautiful home I could never imagine ever owning.  After dinner they played Bingo and we just had fun getting to know each other.  I spotted on the pre designed cards that they needed some bingo chips, and found out they do this bingo get together often.  I immediately had the idea to make some chips that fit.  Rather than cut up pieces of paper to cover the square, and maybe the square below, lol.  I didn’t go to church today because they are having Christmas movies all month for the holiday.  We were in the mist of whether we were going to watch the game with a relative who is dieing of Parkinson’s disease, as my dad just passed away just two years ago, and my grandmother too from many years ago, now my dearest father in-law also found out he has it too so it runs in both sides of the family. It would have been a very hard thing to do.  They live few hours away, or I stay with the kids and get my crafts cleaned up for the holiday.  Well if you know me at all I am easily distracted, and crafting I when I clean and nothing gets accomplished :(   Well I did a little of both, as the older boys showed up for Sunday dinner, not as much cleaning I like but my Bingo jar sure will put a smile on someone’s face next Sunday when I show them I am there and I care.    

So here is my project, simple and fun to inspire you.  Maybe you will get together with friends over the holiday and play Bingo too.

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Here is a link I found that you can find free printables if you like… you can design your own or go with the standard  card.

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I hope you had a crafty weekend, this is my favorite time if year to craft. Doing little things here and there trying to get back into it, doing what I love to do.  I know alot of you don’t comment, as I found many subscribers in my email that I have never checked, but I know you are there, the counts are amazing and blew me away, I appreciate you all!

Oh I almost forgot how proud I was of the Seahawk win, I am so excited to see them through the end!

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More Football digital layout from the Sweetshoppedesigns

Any fan of football would understand…

Today was a historical moment at our house, if you read the layout you will see.  I love it just because my son can’t STAND to admit he likes the Seahawks but it’s a challenge for him to admit after all these years that he will like the Seahawks again.   He has always been the opposite of what I say, I say black he says white I say chocolate he say vanilla and the kid LOVES chocolate!  So this is a huge deal for us, and funnier than you can imagine in a post.  

Journaling isn’t my strongest point in scrapbooking but there wasn’t enough room for this one to tell all but good enough!  He will KILL me when he see’s this post!  LOL  What an evil mother I am!

The big game by Misty Cato at Sweetshoppedesigns

 

Goodbye 49rs

 

Sorry 49’r fans.  I still love having you all here too.  It’s just a game to me.  Fun and even more fun now that he is in high school ball.  I am always asking questions about the game and what they do, so I can learn what the importance of his role is in the game.  They said some awesome stuff about him in the banquet I was such a proud mom I wanted to stand up and cheer him on but I am sure he would have died of embarrassment.  It started out how quiet he was… didn’t think they were talking about my boy at first then the coach went further and further more towards how he performed, by the end of the year he really pulled through.  They had only 3 losses this whole year and he was a proud player to help be a winner.  He didn’t make the basketball team but after the banquet I actually got him into weight training classes after school and that is going to really boost his confidence.  Even better he is excited about something he planned on never doing!  He needs it for his runner’s knee and he will be lookin’ good for all those girls I am gonna have to chase off until he is old enough!  I am safe as long as sports are more important!  Teens are a blast!

I hope you had a great crafty weekend too.  Here we are trying to get ready for the holidays and it isn’t coming naturally for me.  It been a challenging month on my favorite months to craft from Halloween to Valentines day but hopefully I get some more mojo and able to post more inspiration for you, for new layouts and projects.  Have a wonderful week!

Me and my girl love selfies!

I have a photo booth app that we love to play with, today I wanted to be cheered on a grey day and take pictures of my sunshine.  She always wants me to be her model so we made an agreement.  Well those pics on her camera didn’t go so well, lol.   I have many more of her that I will post soon because she did some super cute poses that reminds me of our favorite song, “All about the base” by Meghan Trainor. She is sooo adorable.  This is probably a free download that I got somewhere in the years of scrappin’  I am sorry I don’t have the credits but I see Juno, “Let it go” It seemed perfect for this layout.

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I love using multiple photos on a layout but maybe that is just my shooting style.  I hope you have enjoyed my post.. I hope I have inspired you to use many on a layout, your kids need to have photos of you too for the future.  It doesn’t seem important now but it really is.  Until next time.

 

Just another football Sunday

I thought I would share this layout with you.  I met a gal on Juliana’s team that gave me a PS template and thought I would try it.  While we were chatting I had to tuck my daughter in and as I was going through the hall I saw this photo opportunity I couldn’t let go!  Sundays are pretty intense around here with Fantasy football going on.  My boy is 15 and he manages a small team of 4, thinking about taking on 12 next year.  Dad says he is a great manager , he even has my son help him with the team he has at work because he was loosing until Collin took over.  They are both still in this far in the game so I he isn’t doing to bad.  The boy is sooo smart with football I swear he knows every player, all their stats and history.  I don’t even know how he knows all this.  He can recognize them at a glance.  Well, at least I don’t have worry about the girls getting in the way ;) Since he says that sports are more important!  Love that boy!

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I have been doing so many cute little duck tape crafts and not posting them, I should more often but I think that they so to silly to post but ya never know when someone is going to like it and inspire them so here is my daughter’s chapstick, my boy unwrapped it and tore off most the wrap so I fixed it pretty for her!

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Do you have Fantasy Football going on in your house?  Is it just an emotional roller coaster or what?  I try to relate with my boy it was hi-lar-ious going through YouTube Gieko commercials with him one night.  My boy is like a comedian as it is, “Gimme some cold cuts” and the shuffle is big around here.  My albino boy wants beautiful dreads… on and on.. to funny.  I never laughed so hard when I woke up the day after Halloween and he had my witches wig on and a football helmet, he actually went outside and played with that thing on!  He said he was going to wear it for his coach one day but I don’t think he ever did!  Never a day without a laugh from him!  If you watch football at all or listen to the men in your house you will know what I am sayin’!   Basketball tryouts are next week so the rolls are going to get really crazy around here.  He will try out, says he doesn’t think he will make it but at least he can say he tried.  If not I think he will try and go for manager, he is short and has a bad knee, poor kid wants to be tall soooo bad. I told him he can’t help his height but he can help his speed.

Enough babbling on.  Just a proud mamma.   Thanks for looking!  If you have football on, do you craft while the boys watch? What is the craft of the day?  Or the good food of the day?

Until next time..

Just a birthday card

I thought I would show you the birthday card I made for a co-worker coming up this week.  I drew this on my Samsung Note tablet in PS Touch, then I saved it as a PNG, sent it to myself, uploaded it into the Silhouette software for a print and cut.  After cutting out the elements, added some bling.   Using twine for the balloon string.   I thought it was kinda cute!

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I used a cute paper out of DCWV for a background prop.  I hope you enjoy this quick cute idea!

One heck of a digital scrapbooker’s dream sale going on now!

I am sad to see her go, as she is so talented and I feel so honored to have been on her team.  She found me through a design team call but asked me if I wanted to be a blog writer instead.  She had gone through my blog and she actually read some of the tutorials and looked into my blog before asking me to if I was interested, as she had plenty of designers to choose from.  I was so complemented I felt like I was writing for this Brazilian rock star!  Well at first I didn’t know she also does web design and got into photography professionally, the last couple of years of being on her team I have seen her photography grow tremendously.  She has decided that all 3 are just to much and from personal experience I understand you can’t do it all.  The photography is an addiction all on it’s own, and whole team is sad to see her leave designing kits.  So I thought I would post her amazing sale.  Just click on the image and it will take you to her Facebook page.

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The layout I made for her to say good bye… It says it all..

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All my terms have expired for all the teams I have been on, going solo for awhile, and will post when I can.  I still love to create and will still post as I create until I find my next calling for some new great crafting inspiration!

 Here is a recap of some inspiration projects I have posted on her blog along with the photography tutorials I have posted in my Photography for Beginners page

Having fun with digital embellishments

Jar Labels

Decorated Notebook

Hybrid key chain tag

Pencil Wraps

Camp your Adventure

Creating Coasters

Girly Girl Coasters and Mod Podge

Hello Friend Card

Movie Night Card

Another Hybrid card tutorial

More Coasters using vinyl

Doggie Tags

My tryout layout

I am sure there are more but I will cry trying to dig up all these projects because being on her team has meant a lot to me!

Until next time!