I'm moving my blog....

>> Monday, August 1, 2011

I am changing gears just a bit.  I wanted to expand my blog and document our move to Montana, along with sharing my love of all things crafty.  Head on over to my new blog and see what I've got going.  If you're just interested in the craftiness, then click on the Crafty Corner link to see all the related posts.
My blog:  hairspraytobearspray.blogspot.com


The Big Move to Big Sky Country!

>> Monday, June 6, 2011

The Crafty Corner is on the move again!  The story of my life, at least for the last 20 years or so....
We are leaving sunny California and headed for new adventures in Montana.

We (hubby and I) have been planning this move for a little while now, and I can't believe it's finally here.  The movers will be at our house this week and we will be loading up the kiddos and heading north.  My husband just retired from the Navy, after 21 years of honorable service.  The timing seemed great to take the opportunity to move back to his hometown and try to establish some real roots.

The boys are so excited for the move!  They have loved summer visits there and are happy to see what other seasons bring.  I am excited and scared at the same time.  I have lived most my life is Southern California and Arizona, so snow is not something I am used to.  But, I will have lots of opportunity to get more than used to it in Montana.  Luckily I will have this summer to get a little adjusted before the extreme weather kicks in.  I will be keeping busy for the first few months.... there is a huge orchard with nearly 100 fruit trees and a very big garden awaiting us.  I will be canning and making lots of jam and other goodies.

I am taking a few crafty items with me, but lots of my stuff will be packed out for a while until we are completely settled.  I will check in once in while and post about our new adventures.  When I get my new crafting studio set up, though, I will be back and hopefully full of inspiration and creativity!  Until then, think of me as I slip on my new cowboy boots, grab my bear spray and take on the new adventures that await....


"Thank You" Teacher Set

>> Monday, March 28, 2011

The end of the school year is fast approaching and soon we will be having our Teacher Appreciation Week.  I enjoy sending in gifts for the teachers and office staff!  This year both of the boys have wonderful teachers and I really want to spoil them!  Here's a set that I made that I think would be perfect for teacher gifts.
There's a tag to hang on a gift or to tie on to baked goodies.  The mini card is great for a personal message.  The last project is a gift card holder to add a special something from her favorite store.

Thank You Teacher Bundle
I had a lot of fun in the Crafty Corner this weekend while the boys were doing boy things!  We did stop long enough though to head to the library to pick up a supply of good books to get them through Spring Break.  Both of my boys love to read and I'm thrilled!  They will be hanging out with Dad this first week of the break while I am at work going through a big, yucky audit.  I'm not looking forward to it, but it will be over in a few days and then I have some time off.... yeah!  So, be on the lookout for more posts soon.  Until then have a great week and enjoy!


Easter Basket Tutorial

>> Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Good Morning everyone!  Just a quick post this morning before heading to work.... The great gals over at CutCardStock posted my Easter Basket tutorial today, so I wanted to share it here as well.  I am really enjoying their cardstock in all the various weights and textures; the variety is great for crafting!

So, hop on over and check out my tutorial.  If you'd leave a comment while you're there, I'd appreciate the love!


Spring is in the Air

>> Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hello Peeps!  Either I'm picking up slang or getting ready for Easter, right?  Peeps.... those Easter basket favorites.  OK... I won't quit my day job. :)

Spring is in the air and with that comes bunnies and Easter.  So here is a Spring tag I made very simply from natural cardstock and distress ink.  I love making tags and having them on hand.  It's great to have something handmade to tie on to a gift or goodie that I'm giving out.

With this time of year also comes Spring cleaning, right?  So I will leave you all with my tag creation as I go dust some ceiling fans or something.  Enjoy your weekend!


Happy Birthday Card

>> Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello Blog Friends!  I've been super busy on the homefront, so I haven't posted in a while.  I thought I'd take a quick moment from the madness and give you a peek at a birthday card I recently made.  This was for my hubby and he really liked the card.  He's learned over the years it's probably best just to say he loves everything I make, even if he doesn't. :)  But he seemed to really like this one, so I thought I'd share.

The paper is from Cosmo Cricket "Happy Camper" and I love all the outdoorsy, rustic looks in the paper pack.  I went to this paper first when coming up with something for the hubster.... he's a real outdoorsy, camping kind of guy.  Anyhow, I stitched on the wood grain paper and added some very assorted chipboard letters I had in my stash.  This isn't real typical of my style, but I have to say, I like the mish-mash look.... for some reason, it works.  I also made a matching envelope so it was delivered in style.

Since my last post, I was given a sweet award from Kathy at Lucky Stamper.  Thanks Kathy, that was sweet of you! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I always enjoy the comments, so feel free to say hi!  Have a great day, and hey.... go make a card for someone special!


You Rock, Valentine!

>> Thursday, February 10, 2011

So I told my boys "anyone can get Transformer or Iron Man Valentines from the store.... let's make different Valentines this year!"  They agreed and immediately ditched me for some video game.  I was left to find some crafty, creative idea to impress a bunch of 1st and 3rd graders. 

I stumbled upon a brilliant idea over at the eighteen25 blog and I knew right away it was perfect for us!

Pretty simple.... I added the text to the photo in Photoshop Elements and then printed a sheet of them; they are 2 x 3.  Punched a couple of holes right around the boy's hand and then slipped in a Dum Dum.  Hopefully the kids in their classes will like them!


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