Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March Blog Candy

Hello everyone,

I've got CANDY!!!!!!!!

If you want to be entered in the March Blog Candy Giveaway all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment below. Everyone is welcome to enter.  Drawing March 31st.

I'd love it if you would post a picture of the candy on your sidebar but it is not required to enter.
Good luck everyone.

March blog candy at Sew Crafty Angel


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Copic Marker Holder

Hello Everyone

Today I needed to create something. 
I put together some things I had around the house and decided a new Copic Marker holder would be the project.  It was pretty simple really.  My finished product holds 88 markers. 
If you would like to make one below are the photos and a list of items you will need.

cardboard box, size of your choice
paper to cover the box, just choose your favorites in your stash
plastic grating that is used in lighting, you can purchase a large sheet at hardware for about $12
craft saw with 1/2 blade

Cut the paper to fit your box, let it dry for at least one hour so that it will hold together well since you will be handling it a lot when inserting the grating. 
Measure and cut the grating to fit inside the box, ie, boxes are not 100% even, so be careful with your measurements.  Grating ends are sharp after you cut them so be careful
Now glue the grating inside the box at your desired level.  I glued mine at 1 1/2 inches from the top
I had to put something heavy on the box to use pressure while the glue dried (I used 2 full peanut butter jars) hey, use what you have :)

That's it.  You have created a beautiful and decorative Copic Marker holder.
Hope you give it a try and have fun in making it. 
Best as always,


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Baby Gate woes

Hello Again

Anybody out there got baby gates in use?  I hate these things.  Tonight I took my second baby gate related tumble.  I really hate these things, really.  In  May I managed to fall over one and ended up in the ER with 3 broke ribs, cracked tibia and bruised collar bone and a broken toe. After that incident I replaced all my baby gates with high quality gates because I worried for Jacobs safety.

Well, so much for safety. Tonight I tripped over my high priced baby gate and it came tumbling down on me.  I now have another broken toe and skinned up arm.  So let me say it again, I really hate baby gates.  Motherhood is a really dangerous line of work. I seem to have lost all ability to stand upright since Jacob arrived.  Apparently I just go around falling and seeing if I can survive motherhood, currently the bet on survival is 50/50.

Well, I feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest.  Tune in regularly to see if I win or loose the bet.


Sweet Sarah

Hi Everybody.   What an awesome day!   I've been playing hard with Jacob and I'm whipped. 
 However there is always enough energy for a Cuddlebug Cutie color fest.  I love this Sweet Sarah. 
 I chose to go simple and sweet with Sarah.
 Hope you like her.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

March Madness Giveaway!

Hi there,
I have such wonderful news for all my amazing followers.
I have teamed up with Cuddlebug Cuties and together we are offering a
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worth over $200 USD!
It includes a huge lot of papercrafting materials in a handcrafted Cuddlebug Cuties stamped box.
There's so many goodies in this box. Stickers, paper, ribbon, washi tape, gemstones, pearls, flowers, and more. There are so many beautiful embellis in this lot, you'll be set when making your cute creations. And the box is absolutely beautiful! Perfect for storing all your treasures.

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Winters back, awe coconuts!

Good Morning Everyone
Welcome in February in my world.  I've waited for snow all season and it waits until the end of February to snow.  I went to the market this morning and within an hour this is what happened.  Ice started falling and soon it was a royal mess. 
 Below is the view from my porch 2 hours later.  It looks like it's set in for the day.  There is about a foot of snow over the ice at this time.  The woods look beautiful with the ice glistening off the branches.  It truly is a sight to see.  Snow is like anything else in life, it's all in how you view it, beautiful or dreadful, perception is everything.
 Oh well, we're home and safe so I say, "let it snow, let it snow".

Last week it was so warm we were all running around in short sleeves and lots of people had shorts on.  Today I think most people won't be running around in shorts, but I could be wrong.

The forecast is calling for a lot of ice tonight, all schools have been cancelled and there are a lot of happy kids in our area.  Last year we had a huge ice storm which crippled the area for 3 days. 
That was pretty rough.  I ended up staying at work for all 3 full days before other nurses could get in to relieve us.  We managed well and the fire department kept checking on us to make sure our generators were holding out ok.  It was rough but it was also kind of fun.  We all had to work together and take shift of 4 hours to sleep and then trade off again.  We really got to know each other better and I think we developed a true working relationship in knowing we could depend on one another.  We didn't have cook staff that could get in to work so patients had nurse cooked meals.  It was determined by the patients that we were better at nursing than cooking. Again, all in the perception.
Time for Jacob and I to go play in the snow. 
Have an awesome day!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hello again,

Hope everyone is having a good day.  It's been rough here today.  Jacob had to get vaccinations again today.   I really hate those.  I'd forgotten how much you cry when your baby cries.  It's bad when the doctor has to give you both stickers to make you feel better.   

We're home now and Jacob is sleeping peacefully, all the tears dried.  He's such a beautiful little boy and I'm not just talking about physical attributes.  He's so kind hearted, he hugs and pats you if he thinks you're sad.  He shares his toys and his food without being asked, he just has a good nature. It breaks my heart when he cries those big ole tears.  I just want to grab him and run for the door and heaven help anyone who gets in my path.  It's that mother/cub scenario, don't mess with my cub.

However now that Jacob is happy and comfortable again I got my new Cuddlebug Cuties digi colored and my card designed.  Anna did a great job with Lacey.  She reminds me of myself and my daughter in her teen years.  I call them my hippie dippy years.   I love color as you can tell from my past cards. You should see my home, we have lots of vibrant colors everywhere.  I'm not afraid of rich wall colors , my bedroom walls are burgundy and beautiful.

Hope you like my Lacey.

Best as always

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spring Is In The Air

I want spring to come already.  I'm so tired of winter. I want to play in the sunshine.
Cuddlebug Cuties put up a new digi and I love it.  I'm sure I'm not the only person ready for spring and this digi is perfect timing for me. 


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sharing the Love

Happy Valentines Day

Cuddlebug Cuties came out with this beautiful Brittnay today.  This card was lots of fun to create.
Hope everyone is having an awesome day.
Best as always,

Living the Dream

Wow, what a gorgeous day.  It looks like springtime.  Hard to believe its still February.  It's Valentines Day and my husband got me a vinyls tile cutter instead of candy. He's such a romantic!  LOL
Just joking, he's actually my perfect soul mate. I don't much care for candy and I can really use the tile cutter right now for my flooring project I'm working on.  My flooring in the TV room has been ceramic for years but now with Jacob it's way to slippery so I felt it time for another DIY project.  I found some amazingly rich colored tiles and Jacob loves helping me lay them.

I'm looking forward to a lovely evening of fine dining, slow romantic dancing, warm peaceful atmosphere. Ummm, it sounds nice doesn't it.  Seriously, sounds awesome, right.  Then I woke up.
Reality is eating whatever I can chew while trying to get some food into Jacob while he flings it everywhere.  There will be dancing until dark however it will be to Jake and the Neverland Pirates music.  As far as the peaceful atmosphere, ha, this place is noise central. Ah, living the dream.

Gotta love it

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Adorable Amber Valentines Day Card

Hello Everyone,

Tomorrow is Valentines Day and I love this new Cuddlebug Cuties drawing and wanted to get it posted.   It was a lot of fun playing with this card.  I changed it about 10 times before I was happy with the way it turned out.

I'm really enjoying creating cards.  I've never spent this much time with paper crafting before.  Now I really look forward to my time to play while Jacob naps.

Happy Valentines Day


Papertake Weekly - Hearts and or Flowers
Tuesday Taggers - All about the eyes

Top Tip Tuesday - Hearts
Crafty Creations - Love & Hearts
Paper Pretties - Red, Pink, White
Kaboodle Doodle - Valentines
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentina Cuddlebug

It's a beautiful Sunday.  What an awesome day for February!  I saw Cuddlebug Cuties new Cupid and had to make a card with it today.  Thanks Anna for sharing your awesome art work for us to enjoy.

I have really been enjoying creating cards recently.  I have a bunch of sewing projects I'm working on also but I seem to be devoting Jacobs nap time to card creations. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Cuddlebug Cuties! LOL.  Hope everyone enjoys creating with Valentina as much as I have.
Have an awesome day.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

I just love this Cuddlebug Cuties Card.  I could make a million cards with this beautiful lady.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Patchwork Rosie

Hello Everyone,

Hope all is well.  I love Cuddlebug Cuties artwork and she posted this awesome new drawing this morning.  I couldn't wait to color it.  I just had to post it immediately.  I'm going to use it in a card but I just could not wait, it is so adorable!  As you probably guessed, I really like the drawing of Patchwork Rosie.  Here she is in her Valentines best.  Hope you like her.

Hello Everyone,

Hope all is well.

I just celebrated my 52nd birthday. 

The best present of course is that we now have Jacob, he is such a blessing. He's so loving and full of like and joy.  I can't tell you how wonderful it is having him. My husband and I often talk of how much more alive our home is now. Keep in mind that our baby girl is now 31 years old, so it's been awhile since we've changed diapers and stayed up all night with a teething baby.  (If anyone has any advise for new moms please feel free to send it my way.)

I love playing with Jacob and seeing that beautiful smile of his.  His dad brought him home a huge red ball yesterday and he had a blast with it.  I tried for about 30 minutes to get a picture of him with the ball but mostly I got pictures of the ball and Jacobs legs.  He's definitely not a camera hound.


I can't wait til spring time so he can get out of the house and play in the yard. I guess we will also need a swing set this year. Things sure do change. If you had told me I'd be doing this 10 years ago I'd have thought you were out of your mind, but I'm doing it and loving it.

Our plans were to retire early and travel.  I love crusies!!!!  I'm talking LOVE.  We went to the Bahamas before Jacob was born and it was the most awesome time ever.  I felt like a kid again.  We've been a lot of places but still had more on our list to see.  Now we will wait and see those places with Jacob.

You can probably tell that Jacob has become my life.  He's what my world revolves around now.  There are so many things I can't wait to share with him.  He's got these big old adorable eyes with long lashes that just sparkle when he laughs and I love to see him having fun and laughing.  Like I said at the beginning he's the BEST thing that's happened to us in a long time. the BEST birthday present.