Monday, July 30, 2012


From start to finish I created this little Gorjuss girls tissue box for my daughter for her room.  I used a brand new image from Santoro Graphics of London, they sell them at what used to be and now  This was such a fun project to do and I love how it turned out.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pinterest idea #1324 Tiles for Countertop

I got this great idea from Pinterest to use sticky floor tiles to cover my bakers rack in my kitchen.  The cost was less than $5.00.  I am slowly updating it and so I figured this would be a great cheap way to make an old bakers rack look somewhat updated.  I love how it turned out and am really pleased with it, so now, hmmm what can I tile next?  LOL! 



Cook It blog hop August 19th come & see

Creative Contest August 5th - 25th

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NEW Sneak Peak Sunday MBs Treasurista

Hi everyone, I'm late but I wanted to show you some of the new items I used for Mb's Treasurista sneak peak Sunday.  The items that I used are:

NEW Raffia in pink
Heart trim in new colors
Daisy trim in new colors
NEW Gold bead spray
Available now organza mesh butterfly





Sunday, July 15, 2012

MBT "Summer Breeze" Blog Hop with my Tropical Travelogue

Hi everyone, it's Kelly.  If you are coming from Deb then you have made it to the very end of the blog hop, if you are just starting here then head over to Misty's to start at the very beginning.  It has been fun and I am excited to see what everyone else was inspired to create with MBT products.    I used the Graphic 45 collection called Tropical Travelogue for my project and here it is and thanks for stopping by.

The items I used were:

3 drop pearl trim in cream (hidden under BEACH sign to look like hidden pearl treasure)
Small paper flowers in white ( I glimmermisted them in and added a small mesh bling center to look like buried treasure)
Mesh bling cut into tiny singles used in center of flowers
Dark turquoise fancy organza trim
Cream pearl bead sprays
Curly paper flowers (glimmermisted in hydrangea blue)
Small paper flowers glimmermisted in orange and green) 
Leaf pearl trim ( I needed green and so I had to take the white leaf trim and copic color it green) Great technique and way to use your products to match your projects!

There is a lot of hidden blog candy to be won and the grand prize is also hidden on one of the designers blog so please make sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs. Here is whats up for grabs for the grand prize:

$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!

 *Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-Facebook 
*Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog 
*Must* follow and comment on all the designer's blogs

If you missed anyone please stop over to see what the other girls created!


Deb -

Kelly -

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Mb's Treasurista sign

I wanted to have a little sign to use in my videos for my special time as a guest designer for Mb's Treasurista and because she sent me so many goodies I had a lot of great stuff to work with that was calling my name, hee hee!  Here is my project and the items I used were:

Items used from Misty's store were:

Pearl bead spray
Pearl heart trim
Ruffled satin trim in cream and pink
Crystal diamond gems
Mini daisy trim
Mini carnations
Mesh bling in yellow
3 pearl drop trim
Shimmer organza trim
Acrylic butterfly bead
Curly paper flowers

Acrylic flower with gem center





Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to...affordable Hawaiian Luau Party with MBT.

Every summer my daughter has a party to reconnect with her school friends.  This year we are doing a hawaiian luau party.  I purchased most of the decorations at the dollar store and made the rest myself.   I also used crafting items given to me by MB's Treasurista, so thank you Misty the girls love the bling!

Mb's Treasurista store items

     Leafy trim in a variety of colors
   Mesh bling also in a variety of colors
 Acrylic daisy flowers and acrylic flowers w/stems


Water balloons we already had these on hand fill with water for hours of fun!

Colorful goldfish add that extra punch of color a hawaiian party needs and if you put them in a clear bowl they add interest.

Blow up palm tree $1.00

    Set of 6 hawaiian lei's for each girl to wear $1.00
Plates, cups and napkins $1.00 each $3.00 for all

   Honeycomb pineapple straws came from Pier 1 last season summer sale $.74¢
   American girl mini cup and plate with tiny umbrella free with American Girl purchase
Cool game for kids.  You will need:  muffin pan, umbrellas, graham cracker crumbles and seashells (small size).  Bury the seashells in the muffin tins with graham cracker crumbles (they look like sand) then have each girl dig to try to find the most seashells, whomever finds the most WINS!

Luau party sign I made with my crafting tools!

Summer beachy cake pops.  To make these you will need:  storebought cake mix, pudding mix of the same flavor, eggs, water, melty candies, little umbrellas pics from dollar store $1.00, and graham cracker crumbles.  The base is made with styrofoam and aluminum foil with little confetti tropical accents.

First I used my cake pop pan and greased it up pretty well with butter.  The mixture calls for mixing the cake with water and 3 eggs, for pop mix add 1 extra egg and 1/2 as much water also mix into it the pudding, it will give it a thicker consitency great for keeping pops on sticks.  Bake at 350 for approx. 20-30 min.  Let cool for 10 min.  Take top off of cake pop pan, dip sticks in candy melts stick into upside down ball pop, freeze for 10 min.  Take out of freezer, dip entire pop into the candy melty mixture, we used blue for the color of the ocean, then dip in the graham cracker crumbles to look like the sandy beach.  Add umbrella for added garnish.  Serve!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July...SALE Graphic 45 at Mb's Treasurista

Happy 4th of July everyone and hope you have a great day!  Don't forget crafters to stop over at Misty's store Mb's Treasurista for her amazing 4th of July sale on all her great products including new Graphic 45.  I just love all her new products and cant' wait to craft today on my day off!





Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer contentment...

These are the days I enjoy so very much.  Nobody and nothing can make me feel that contentment like enjoying the fullness of each and every day with my family and friends.  Everything goes so fast paced if you dont' stop and gaze up at a beautiful umbrella or look out over a swift moving glistening river.  I had the pleasure of enjoying both of those last week and the memories still linger in my heart and make me smile with gladness.  Crappy days are a part of most everyone's daily lives, but they don't have to be the thing that guides you.  Enjoy the little things...take pleasure in just finding beauty in the everyday. 

MbsTreasurista 4th of July sale & inspiration blog challenge

Here are the other designers

Deb -

Your own introduction.....

Here's an overview of the rules: (Detailed rules on the MBT Blog)
  • Must use the colors pool blue, tan, light yellow
  • Submit Project as a "linky" to the MB's Treasurista Blog Creative Challenge post or any designers post
  • Unlimited Entry submission per contestant
  • Follow the MBT blog
  • 1 Winner will be selected based on "Like" votes
  • Projects must be uploaded by July 21st 11:59pm

MbsTreasurista 4th of July sale and inspiration blog challenge. 

Items used from MbsTreasurista store in this layout were:

Teresa Collins Everyday Moments paper pad
White rose paper flowers
Yellow pearl flower spray
Yellow acrylic flowers
Yellow mesh butterfly
Blue ruffled trim
Light tan/yellow organza trim
White mini daisy trim
Light yellow lace rose trim
Mini colored carnation flowers