Monday, January 4, 2016


Hmmm. Let's see if I remember how to do this blog thing. 
Its only been 8 months since I've posted. lol

A little reflection.
HERO was my word of the year for 2015
"Be Your Own Hero" specifically.

 I still have this hanging right next to my computer/craft desk area.
I look up at it and it makes me smile.

I stalled in my attempts to be my own hero.. so for 2016 I have chosen the word FOCUS.
Because I need to stay focused on things instead of squirreling.
ooh. look - chocolate.
You know, the million things running in our heads at once?
and by the time I sift through all the thoughts, 
I'm exhausted and overwhelmed.

Anxiety & Depression is something I am overcoming from 2015.
I have meds now and it's helping me to focus again.
I'm so READY for this year.

If you're friends with me on Facebook, I got a little pick me up in a new hair color 
and a cute little nose stud.
I've always wanted colored hair and a nose stud.. and now I have 'em! Makes me so happy.

I also quit smoking August 12, 2015.
I feel awesome.
Now I finally found my fitbit charger again, and will start trying to get in some extra steps again. I totally fell off that band wagon.


I'm Happy and ready to focus.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paws~itively adorable!

Good morning friends!
This week Clear Scraps & Stampendous have teamed up to bring you a week full of gorgeous projects and inspiration!

I was thrilled when I saw the Pop up Kitties stamps, Cat Sayings, and the beautiful Frantage encrusted embossing kit in Blue.

Using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic sheet as my canvas, I embossed around a sheet of paper and adhered that underneath the 12x12 acrylic sheet.

While I had the Stampendous embossing powder out, I also embossed Clear Scraps Swirls Border, because of the heat, it changed shape a little bit, but the end result is pretty beautiful!

Using the Pop up Kitties cling set and memento ink, I stamped the head, body, bow, and basket on a sheet of Xpress it Cardstock.

I colored the kitty using my copic markers.
(W00, W0, W2, 3, 4, 5, 7)

Using the Cat Sayings stamp set and Stazon ink, I stamped the sentiment on my photograph and random little kitty paw prints and fish around the layout.

Check out Clear Scraps & Stampendous for more fabulous projects!!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring spring bring it on

Happy Tuesday!!!
I mean it.. sooo happy it's tuesday.
The Spring Cleaning bug has hit here in the Crowe household.
Actually, I think it's more like.. My daughter got her first job and I am taking more on so she has a little down time from school and work. I helped mow the grass yesterday, cleaned out the nasty fridge, blah blah.. I did a ton.

Today, it's rainy out and I am perfectly happy to chill on the front bench outside watching the rain drizzle down while I gulp down copious amounts of coffee.

I created this Flower Brag bag album from Clear Scraps to hold some Spring Break photos from last week. We didn't do much, but it was nice just having down time... and running the newly employed daughter back/forth to work.

I'm kind of in a lot of like for this album. I mixed Coarse texture gel with acrylic paint and used Clear Scraps 6" Mascil to create this rotating Chevron design through-out the album.

I then embellished it with different Paper Issues Swag Bag products.
The album came together pretty quick.

SMILE! Be Happy!
Enjoy your Tuesday!! :)

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Bring on Spring!!

So much good this past week, I am beyond blessed.

My daughter had her first job interview on Friday and was hired on the spot. She started the next day on Saturday. Sadly, she will probably be working most holidays now, but that is part of growing up I suppose. Happily, she was able to eat Easter dinner with us.

We have Spring Break this week, so she will pick up some extra hours this week, but mainly be working on the weekends until after Graduation. And get this, her third day and she will be training someone else! Crazy. :)

I hope your Easter was wonderful!
Today, I am sharing my Scallop Send it Clear Card.

I have a small tutorial on how I put this together on the Clear Scraps blog.
Check it out. Have a great week!!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Band Trip adventures

Happpppy HAPPY HAPPYYYY Friday!

Yes, I'm SO happy the weekend is upon us.
Today, I'm up on the Clear Scraps blog showing off my daughters adventures in her Band Trip travels to Ohio last year using this cool Mixable Travel Album!

I'll share a couple of the inside pages, but all the good stuff is over at Clear Scraps. ;)

I absolutely love the mix of shapes in this album, it is SO FUN!!
What are your plans for the weekend?

We have planned to go on a picnic at the park tomorrow, but with this rain we are having, I'm not sure if we are going to be able to keep the plans or not. I sure hope so.

OH. Yeah. And Paper Issues is having a crop this weekend online!! I hope I can churn a few layouts out. :)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Are you wearing green?

I'm not wearing green.. yet. I have to jump in the shower and get ready for the day. Yesterday was quite busy, so today will be low key and more quiet.

Happy Saint Patties Day!

Today, I'm up on the Clear Scraps blog sharing this home decor item.
I think it's sweet and it really brightens up the wall its on!

If you want to know more about how I made this, head on over to Clear Scraps to check it out. :)  

My husband got pinched right away this morning because he wasn't wearing green. He looks over at me and says, "Why don't you ever buy me any green shirts?" (LOL)
I'm not sure why honestly, but he sure has lots of blue ones! :-)

Hope you have a fantastic day, and watch out for those pinching little leprechauns!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Lovey love love

I just adore Clear Scraps and their amazing products.
I also love my new Fitbit and had to scrap about it.

I used the Clear Scraps XL Deco shaped acrylic as the base of my layout, which is completely clear, and also that gorgeous mirror frame. They are so cool!

I also have 4 ATC's up on the Clear Scrap blog today. For these I adhered my paper on the backside of each ATC, ran it through my bigshot and gave it some texture, and popped on the embellies.  I used a lot of my January Paper Issues swag bag for these cuties!

I'm off to finish up my coffee and get my house in order from the weekend. 
Have a great one!

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