Thursday, August 22, 2013

 This is Pam and my side by side Challenge, this is made from 3 empty food boxes, 4 wooden balls for the feet, scrapbook paper, lace, and made a notebook with my new Cinch tool, I love it!
 These are a few of the cards we made after we found that there was no need to cut a circle in the card.
 Front view of my 3 slot caddie box. This is handy...can not wait to make more.
 Another folded movement card. Way easier than a You Tube video made them to be. She thought she had a new wonderful thing...but we wanted a easier way to achieve the same thing, with one step taken out of the process! lol

 Another card made using card tag, Cricut cut from "Fancy Frames", and my Cuttlebug to emboss the diamond pattern. Easy enough!

And this was lead to our endless laughter....glad I bought the Die anyway. But so fun...also one of the Genius also was trying to make this circle become a oval, lets just say...did not happen! I will withhold what genius that was, only because it was a 2 person mishap! lol

Well this is my funny that I shared with my friend Pam at PJ's Treasures. Hope you enjoy the funnier side of Crafting...every now and then you have to laugh at your mistakes, and not take everything so serious! Hope you enjoyed the lighter side of Crafting with a Dear Friend!

Crafty Diva
aka LaDenna Lawrence
 This is the pics of the 2 genius trying to unstick the Cuttlebug from my glass mat. That would be the items we used to attempt our rescue. I still laugh to think how hard we worked on this.
 This is when the other genius, folded the sides up, and the rescue was a success! Yay us, we saved the day!
Now the picture Pam and I trying to figure out why we needed to cut the hole in the card in the first place. So I will post pics tomorrow of the cards we made with out cutting holes to make a movement card! lol
Nevertheless we had a blast making new cards, laughing, and trying to get off the stupid bus. It was traveling very fast that day, and we took a long ride! lol Will add more pics later!

Crafty Diva
aka LaDenna Lawrence

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tonight was our reveal on (Pam) of PJ's Treasures and my weekly Challenge, but life happened today, and I was not able to post my pics, we will post tomorrow night, and I will attempt again to post our pics that go with yesterdays story.

I am counting the days down for school to start. It has been a really LONG Summer. I am ready for some me time, even if I still have a 3 year old Grandson here, it is easier. His brother and Sister keep me on my toes. I feel like they all have robbed me of my entire mind! So yes...I am counting the days 5 days, tomorrow will be 4. I think you get my drift on this! I also had my other grandson for the Summer, so 5 kids is a bit much. Ages 3, 8, 8, 9, and occasionally another 4 year old! This Neena needs her own little MINI VACATION! There is not enough Calgon to take me away completely. lol

So please be sure and check back tomorrow for the pics on the Challenge I mentioned. This Neena is ready for a Shower, and bed! Good Night all!

Crafty Diva
aka LaDenna Lawrence

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This past week I had a visit from my friend Pam, of PJ's Treasures. Lets just say it was the funniest visit we have encountered yet. This is no joke, hard to believe but we had stupid running through us like crazy.
For those of you that do not know what a Cuttlebug is a embosser, and die cut machine that you manually work. I have a small part of the man gene in me, and I tend to put away the manual, and read only after I cannot operate something, or if I mess up a few things over and over.
so there were 2 genius at work the day we decided to use my Cuttlebug.
it started out with the Cuttlebug sticking to my glass cutting the 2 meaning 1 being me geniuses could not get the Cuttlebug unstuck from the glass, we pulled and pulled, and still could not get this loose from the glass cutting mat. so we decided to use glass cleaner, and a Cricket tool to pry the Cuttlebug from the glass mat. Well after these 2 geniuses get this released, 1 of the geniuses (that would be Pam) folded the sides up to close the Cuttlebug, and as we were amazed, yet feeling more stupid by the minute...we laughed so much we cried, and still as I type this I can not help from laugh til it hurts. So to sum this up...always read your manuals, to see how the items you purchase operate.

Enough said on our first stupid...we had a second one, and let me tell you once the stupid unfolds... it just keeps going!
I had been watching some tutorials to make special fold cards with movement in the center of the fold. So genius one and two watched this video, lol as I type this, because the lady made this out to more than it really was, but never the less this genius meaning me, had to go buy some round scalloped die cuts to make this or so we thought! The lady showed us how to fold the card, and then fold again to cut with a scalloped circle die to made a folded movement card...when we stopped and started the video over and over and over, yet something was not registering in our brilliant minds, so we paued, and played it back for one last time, then the light came on, and genius two...said why are we cutting a hole in the center to add a movement piece on the fold out any way...then genius one...busted out laughing to find out we had a far easier way to make this card, but we had to jump on the slow stupid bus a few times. I was so sick by the time we went to bed that night...the laughter, and the stupid had taken way too much out of us for one day. So then...I had another genius moment.

Genius one and two had to go shoe shopping for my daughter that was going to be graduating the next first and foremost my air conditioner in my car went out, so we were using that 90 degree window breeze. We pulled up to the store, got out leaving the windows down because it was way too hot to roll them up, this genius decided to use the key remote to lock the if that would save the car. Genius two was trying to open the door, and had no luck! The point I am trying to make is I am always posting about stupid people...I am one of the stupid people, and now I have to admit this, and be nicer to all the other stupid people that will not admit such a thing about themselves. happens to us all!

I will post all the pics tomorrow night that Genius one and two made while Pam was here for her visit. Needless to say we made some cute gifts, and cards!  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Good Friday Morning! Busy day here working on my weekly Challenge with my friend PJ's Treasures. Have lots going on today, but I will be posting some pics, and how too's later this afternoon. Trying to get caught up on so much, my hubbie has dug is way out of the snow, and will be here tonight. So I need to get things done, and I will add to this later this afternoon! Have a wonderful's Friday! Yay! <3

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This is a few pictures of some of my furniture redos!
Good Thursday morning...hoping all is well with you! <3

I have a friend PJ's Treasures we have a weekly Challenge. This past week was her choice to give the Challenge, so it was to make a card holder using empty food boxes. I used 3 potatoe boxes, and a taco shell box. It truley was a fun project, this week was my choice on our Challenge, so we are using a empty Christmas light box, and making a matching mini album. We post these every Tyesday, at 8:00 p.m. I am always amazed at how different our projects are with the almost same items. We have done these type Challenges for over a year, and love it. This year we put a new spin on things, and added a 5 card Challenge at the first of the month with what ever the next Holiday coming up. Also  the purpose for our Challenges this year is to make our Trash to Treasure's items for Gift giving this year, and to be ahead for Christmas, Birthdays, and anything inbetween. I will post next Tuesday our before, and after Challenge.