Monday, July 2, 2012

Wedding Card

Hello blog world, long time since I have posted. I just don't have the time I need to make anything and then post pictures, mostly make something. This weekend my husband and I attended a wedding. And in true Trina form, I was making my card at the last minute. But this time, I did not take 3 hours to attempt to make a card and then dislike the final out come. I did have to do some research on what style of card I wanted to represent us. I love witty cards but I decided to go with a more sentimental design and found some great sentiments from this website. . I am truly happy with my finished product, I know it is simple design but I like it. An added bonus I finally used my My Pink Stamper stamps. A big Thank you to Renee from I came I saw I created. Renee makes some beautiful crafts. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

The beginning of craft shows started this past weekend and I was out at 2 local shows, but not by myself. This time I had my mini me, and that made it quite expensive. Kiki my 4 y/o had a blast, she stopped at all the tables that had hair accessories and found at least one item sometimes more.  There were some much better than usual deals to be found in the hair accessories. Hope you had some fun last weekend.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cricut experience and giveaway

Blessed Sunday to all,

I am writing this post because a very generous lady, Erica from My Cricut Craft Room  is giving away one lucky winner a  Sophie Cartridge (Cricut Circle exclusive) when you share your experience on how you got into your Cricut.

So here is my story in short.

I decided on the cricut when I wanted to get vinyl words for my wall and figured it would be cheaper and I could make what ever I wanted to if I bought the Cricut. 2 years later, 40+carts, and I still haven't even cut vinyl. But, a whole new world opened up to me, crafting. I am utterly unimagainative and enjoy looking at others and am in awe of how they make such amazing things.

So join in the fun and come share How you got into Cricut at My Cricut Craft Room.

Friday, February 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Subway Art

I am so excited I have finally learned how to do some subway art. What is most amazing for me is that I was able to make the decisions on what font, what color and where to place the words in one day. I know that might not seem like much of a feat, but for me I feel like I just ran my first half marathon.  I am so excited to share with you my version of St. Patrick Subway Art. I know the words I chose will not be for many, but I like to have some of the true meaning displayed during holidays.  I am hoping that some will see mine and wonder what the words have to do with St. Patrick's and a learning experience can happen. I am posting today and hopefully will figure out how to share. I do believe you can click on the image and click save, it will be a jpg. When it opened and I clicked print I chose 8x10 and it fit on page correctly. Let me know if you use the image I would like to see how you would display it and if the image does/doesn't work.

I would like to thank the ladies at Someday Crafts for sharing their tutorial on making subway art, with pictures and text for explanation.  This tutorial helped me.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Treat Bag

Once I had the children's Valentine's  bag together I needed to get the teachers gift together.  I bought plastic champagne glasses and filled with Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts and wanted to attach a bottle of Bath and Body Works Hand soap to the cup. Disastrous is all I can say. But on my search on how to gift the items I found a tutorial on how to fold a treat bag, and no scissors needed. It was quick and easy, four minutes easy.  I would post pics of me making my bag but it takes forever for me to get the pics onto my computer, so if you want to see how she does it stop by Cosmo Cricket

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Mantel

I am so excited. Not only did I finish decorating my mantel before February, I am actually posting this the first day of Feb. I know some bloggers are already onto St. Patricks day but I have to move at my pace. I am so happy to be sharing this with everyone. Also, I do not know all the proper blogger etiquette for linking to someones blog, but I want to share with your where I downloaded my printables.

Ballon hearts are from

Valentine Subway Art

And I found these due to Craftionary Blog

Thank you ladies for making or collecting and sharing these printables. You helped to make me one happy person who was able to decorate for a lovely holiday.

I just linked up to
Decor Chick

I know it seems as though I have already fallen off the wagon of resolutions. That is not the case, I made goals, not resolutions. I knew my schedule would not allow for me to do everyday posting, but I have at least done some crafting and home decorating. These activities mean that I have some pictures to post and I am so excited to share these pictures with you.

Okay, this is the only pic I could find of my old wall and fireplace. And this is from Christmas 2010.

Here are some pics of the painting in progress

The top color is the old color. I was so happy to get new paint on that wall. In the picture the old color looks a lot like the new color really looks. The old paint had a purple/brown color to it. There are still some touch-ups that we need to finish, but with our schedule it took us two weeks to paint due to schedules that seem to not allow anyone in the house for more than 2 hours at a time. 

Here is the finished fireplace, fireplace wall and and right side wall, we did eventually paint the left wall. My 4 year old loves taking pictures, and wanted to take my pic in front of the fireplace. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Goals, not a resolution

I had decided my goal this year would be to post more on my blog. I wanted to spend time doing the acts that had originally started me onto blogging. Good news is that I am working on those goals, problem is that I am ADD and start many projects therefore not being able to post about my work because I take forever to finish it or just does not get done. Example, I have wanted to paint my fireplace for years and well wasn't adventurous enough until this year. I painted the wall a deep red and the fireplace a pillar white. Sounds good, right, well I have the wall to the right painted, and the wall to the left, well, lets say it has been four days and I still haven't bought another can, not to mention, my hubby was doing the ceiling and it is still not finished and he has all his paint. Now, I am hoping to finish this project today so that I can post about it soon. Have a blessed day, and may your projects be more successful than mine are at this point.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Have you heard of Tip Junkie

I wonder what I am doing sometimes with this whole blogging idea. I know, I am connecting with other people without having to find a babysitter, or get wonder about where to meet or all the other hassles of everyday life continues to throw at us.  So I love a blog/website that makes this a little easier for me, Tip Junkie is that site, a superstore or blogs. It covers so many crafty areas and is easy to search, important to me. I don't mind having ADD while on this site because she features about 10 items a day and I stick to those she features. Today was a jackpot day for me. There was a pre-k printable pack that I was viewing and it lead me to a site that has many printable packs, I was so overwhelmed that I decided to spend time tomorrow looking over the packs. I will discuss my findings in tomorrows post.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My preschooler and my iPad

Well today's post will be short, due to my 4 yo changing settings on my keyboard. Isn't it amazing how a child can change settings on an electronic device with such ease and you might not even know that action existed. I am not much of a texter so trying to write this post with 2 thumbs is not easy. Tomorrow I will try to figure out how to change my keyboard setting back.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012

It is a new year and I want to try some new daily activities.  These are not resolutions, they are the beginning of new habits, at least in a couple of months they should be habits. 
First, I want to take at least 5 days a week and post about something, a new craft I attempted, a blog I look to for inspiration, my frustrations or whatever tickles my fancy. I will try to keep it to my attempts of imagination.
Second, Organization is top priority for me beginning this year, I have some great finds and hope to share them with your soon. 

Have a blessed day, and I hope we can each help each other be successful in our blogging adventures.