Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Latest Creations!

I'm officially done with 3 semesters of Grad school now and I'm half way to the finish line!  I'm happy to be on a break, but I do love school :).  In other news, I got engaged on Mother's Day a few months ago!  I'm so excited that I can finally call Allen my Fiance!!!!!!  Well enough with the chat, here is what I've been up to making lately :)

decorative bags for a lingerie shower in January

the 3 pictures above are my first every baby gift to make!  I had so much fun making the hat, blanket, and card for Jenna Claire who was born in the end of January!

Birthday cards for everyone!

This card I made because I was playing with a new butterfly punch.

 This set was a lot of fun to make because the butterflies are embossed with glitter trapped in it!

This thank you card went to the very nice Carnival worker that cleaned our Cabin on the cruise ship for 7 days and put extra chocolate mints on our pillows!

This is a copy cat card that I made after taking an online card class about using Patterned Paper in cool ways.  I sent this one to my sweet Aunt Norma Jean that lives in Alabama.

This is another card that I made after seeing one like it on Pinterest.  It was a lot harder to make than it looks in the picture!  This one went to my Fiance's best friend and his wife!
I made this card for fun to try out some new stamps, paper, and washi tape I bought a few months ago.  It has no home yet, but I love the colors and bold patterned paper!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Turning 21 is very exciting for most because you are finally legal to buy alcohol.  I however do not drink; therefore, I decided to document the special things that I did as a 21 year old!  I had a lot of fun adding to the list as the year went on with the plan in mind to make this scrapbook page!  I highly recommend documenting your accomplishments for the year!

When I was 21.....
I started this blog.
I studied for and passed the GRE!
I passed both sections of the Praxis!
I became interested in cooking.
I used Pinterest for the first time.
I redecorated Mom and Dad's room for their 25th wedding anniversary.
I climbed to the top of the Ramsey Falls trail (8 miles total)!
I ran my first 5k.
I dressed up as Pippi Longstockings for Halloween.
I taught Language arts and Social Studies at Highland Elementary for Block 1.
I taught Math and Science at Buchanan Elementary for Block 2.
I ran my first Half Marathon!
I began student teaching at Tanglewood Elementary.
I started making Jewelry!
I learned to run the sound board for the church service.
I applied to Graduate School.
I volunteered for the 4th year at Kids Club at church.
I made the Chancellor's Honor Roll at LSU twice!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

December Craftiness!

Happy New Year!  I just wanted to share what I've been able to make since finishing my first semester of Graduate School in early December!

First I gave a pantry show for my friend Michelle.  I made Petti fours for the first time by myself (they aren't perfect, but I'll work on it :) ).  I also made an apron to use as decoration and it was a hit!  I got the pattern for the sweetheart apron off of Etsy and it looked great in the background of our pictures and doubled as a unique gift for the bride-to-be!

 For Christmas I made Jewelry for family and friends.  This Turquoise set was for my mom.  I've been having fun practicing the wire-wrapping techniques I'm learning from taking a class on  

These earrings went to my Best Friend Jessica!  I cheated and modeled them off of something I saw on Pinterest.  It's fun to try and recreate something you see in a picture.

This pendant went to my awesome sister!  I had a lot of fun making loopy loops with the wire!

I've also been enjoying crocheting lately.  I tried to make a beanie hat for my boyfriend for Christmas, but somehow it turned into a beret for me, oops! So now I'm working on try #2 to make a beanie!  I did successfully make some Celtic Knot scarfs!  I really like the way the Knots look!