Saturday, January 27, 2018

Moved but craft room still not done

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to do a quick update regarding my craft room.
All of the boxes and bins are piled really high, and they are all VERY heavy. Hubby and I plan on working together this week to try to at least get it more organized. I.E. move my solid oak desk from the kitchen (where the movers put it) into the room in front of the window that looks out to our front yard and trees. We are also going to organize the boxes and bins on another wall so that I can put my bookshelves and all of the plastic drawers where they need to go and then I can start working on unpacking all the boxes and bins.

Here are some pics of my craft room RIGHT NOW, so you'll see why it's so difficult to get in there and just start unpacking. These are pics from left to right, so you'll see the whole room. it looks really small, but it's rather big with a small walk in closet, which will be great for storage!

Doesn't this side look nice and tidy...

...annnnnd then we come to this. a MESS. boxes and bins just stacked higher than I can even reach (I'm only 5 foot tall-exactly!)

and back in the right corner is that small walk in closet I was talking about. it's going to be perfect for storage of bins once we get them unpacked.

Keep on Craftin'
~Melisa Marie

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Absent due to moving...

Hey y'all, How are you doing? Arw you getting all your holiday cards and crafts done?
I just wanted to let you know that I have been absent from posting because hubby and I recently moved from our small one bedroom apartment in the city to a nice cozy 2 bedroom mobile home out in the country, surrounded by forest! With both hubby and I being disabled, it will be a while until my craft room is set up for me to get any crafting done because all of the boxes are heavy and piled high in my craft room. I am all caught up on posts from cards that I have made this year so far, so I don't even have any new crafty things to share with you. Thankfully I was able to find 1 box that had 6 of my decorative shoeboxes filled with cards I've made over this year, so at least I have some birthday and christmas cards that I can send out.

I do have a LOT of pictures I've taken over the last 2 months, as I'm really a great photographer. My nickname is "shutterbug". I suppose I could post some pics soon-ish of some of the places I've taken pics of. We have a HUGE piece of property that we are on now, so there is lots of exploring to do.

We've had a LOT of snow already, too, so some of the pics are really beautiful.

Well, I just wanted to give you a quick update. I hope y'all are doing well, staying warm and crafting to your hearts desire!

Keep on Craftin'
~Melisa Marie

I also found our 7 shoe boxes of postcards...we collect them! We have over 4,000 now and we would LOVE to get some more. If you would like to do a postcard swap, please e-mail me at, please put subject line as "postcard swap".

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Holy $@&%balls A missed card!

Holy $@&%balls, how in the world did I miss posting this to my blog? I made this 2 years ago for mine and hubby's 8 year anniversary. This was the first card I made with the "Holy $@&%balls You're Awesome" stamp (the word is spelled out, but I'm being prim and proper). 

Click the link below to see this card, you won't want to miss it, it's just GREAT!!!

Holy $@&%balls You're AWESOME

When I lived in Vegas my friend Jenn and I made a trip to the Viva Las Vegas Stamp store. I had heard of them for a while but never wanted to go alone. Jenn and I spent a saturday together and went to check them out. I got this "Holy $@&%balls, You're Awesome" stamp. The word is actually spelled out on the stamp, which is why it makes so perfect. I also love a little humor with my cards, as I don't have many humorous stamps. I use this one sparingly, and only on cards for people I know who won't be offended.

I made this card just to have in my stash, I was playing with the stamp after I made hubby's anniversary card. I like how this came out. It's "pretty" but "raunchy" and that's how I like my women (yes, I'm Bi--get over it, you liked me before I just told you). HAHA.

I'm putting this card behind a jump break because of the language. Please click to see card.

This Mouse is SEW SWEET

This is a stamp set I completely forgot I had. It was buried in a case with another stamp set. I quickly took it out, made a case name for it slid the paper in, and then put this little cutie inside with all his other stamps.

I KNOW this card is missing something, and it was! I didn't realize it until I took pics. So on the front of the card top right corner, there are now 3 gems. I just snapped this pic before I put them on and honestly was too lazy to snap another pic. LOL it looks MUCH better with the gems.

I colored this adorable mouse with prismacolored pencils and blended with gamsol. I colored the bow on the thimble pink, the thimble grey and then used my silver gel pen to do some dots on the thimble and colored it's bottom rim.
I used some white lace and I put some blue thread in and out of every other hole. I love doing this technique, I do it a lot, ESPECIALLY on my Halloween cards (go down the right side and click Halloween, you'll see some of my amazing cards!)

With the card moved this way or that way, every which way, you can see the thimble shine!
I stamped the large button tag and fussy cut it out and then stamped the "Sew Sweet" inside. I attached this with 3d foam dots to make it pop up off the card. The dimension looks good.

I didn't do anything special to the inside of the card, I just added a white square that I had inked the edges in brown (as i did with all the cardstock on the front of the card). There is plenty of room to write.
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