Friday, August 9, 2013

August Card Holder Challenge Winner!

I was just scanning the posts at My Craft Spot and realized that my name was listed as the winner for the latest challenge!  

I sent an email with my address so they could ship my prize of the cool twines!  

I haven't used any on a project yet, but this will inspire me to do so!  

Thanks My Craft Spot ladies! 

My Craft Spot


Rock N Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland Ohio

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by to see what's happening!

I was browsing through my pics to scrap and I came across our trip to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio.  What a fabulous place this is.  Soooooo much to see (and read).  My husband hates to take me to museums because he says I have to read every little thing there is to read (I think he is right about that) but this place was alot of fun!

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

 Johnny Cash Suit and guitar
 Buddy Holly Suit
 John Lennon Suit
 Sgt Pepper Suit - John Lennon 
Richie Valens Suit
 Janis Joplin
 John Lennon Guitar
 John Lennon Piano
 John Lennon glasses, passport, ID, and handwritten lyrics
The Beatles Wall
 Blowup from Pink Floyd's "THE WALL" stage props
 Van Halen Drum Kit
 Van Halen Drum Kit (other side)
 ZZ Top car from "SHARP DRESSED MAN" video.
ZZ Top guitars made from odds and ends
(click picture to see detail)
The Metalli-shrine!  My husbands favorite band METALLICA
 HE was reading everything!
 He can tell me what concert or album the guitars were used in!  Fanatic!
The scales of Justice prop.

In the top photo of the outside of the building you see a round white part.  Inside that you walk around a spiral that is illuminated from behind and it has signatures from everyone inducted into the Hall.
This is my absolute favorite musician.  
He is on the wall 3 times!

Hope you enjoyed traveling with us!

Reesey and Jeff!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Challenge Entry - Gift Card Holders

This week at My Craft Spot there is a Gift Card Holder Challenge. 
 I am not a Gift Card giver (I prefer the green)  so I made mine a money holder (I hope no one minds).  

This is my base made from red cardstock sized t fit a $ bill. Sorry, I neglected to write down the measurements.  I just placed the $ on the paper and added an inch.  On the right side, I used a edger punch making sure that it was the same on both ends by starting in the middle.  Then I added a small write strip on the left side as big as the punch portion.  I scored and folded it so I had two flaps one larger than the other.  (Dang, I hate that I didn't write down the measurements).  

I did this so you could see the white under the punched area when it was closed.
I stamped several graduation themes from my dollar stamps I get from Walmart, AC Moore, and Michael's.  I love these small stamps, they are so versatile.
See how the $ fits in there just right.  
I put red line tape on the sides under the white strip so the $ would slip right in.

For the front, I cut the graduation girl from the Teen Scene Cartridge.  I used wood grain paper for the hair so it has different color tones like real hair.  I also used pens to color the eyes and lips and a little chalk for rouge on her cheeks.  I used black thin line pen to emphasize the mortarboard and the sleeves as I thought it was lost on the white.  I then took a small piece of embroidery thread and made a tassel for the mortarboard.

Again, my apologies for not writing down the measurements.  You can get them off most any YOU-TUBE video for money holders but I liked just winging it.  My daughter calls me last minute Lisa because when I do a project, I am winging it at the last minute and don't really have a plan.  This is mostly the reason why I don't write down the measurements.  I create as I go and change my mind several times during the process.

I will try harder next time!

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, July 29, 2013


If you love CRICUT Cartridges  you are going to love Mandy Leahy's blog.  
Right now she has a super-duper giveaway for all three of the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges.  
Follow the link below to see what other fabulousness she has on her blog. 
 I am her newest fan on her blog and on YOU-TUBE!


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mother/Daughter Run/Walk 2013

Hello everyone!  
I was browsing through my pictures and came across these from the Mother's Day Run/Walk my Daughter and I entered.  It was our first and we got drenched!  
We had a good time though and plan to do it again next year.

The sky doesn't look so good here!

Good turnout

Here we go!

This is my daughter walking back to me when she realized that I had ducked under an awning!

Thanks for browsing~Reesey

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Big Thank You!

I am sending a Big Thank You to all who are following my blog.  
I know I am a sporadic poster and so far I haven't done any challenges for blog candy...YET!  
It is in my plans but we know "best laid plans of mice and men".  
I appreciate you taking the time to browse my blog and 
I have done the same for each one of you who are following.  
I hope you stick around to see what is coming up!



I did it again!  

I got so busy I forgot about my blog and I have so many pictures I wanted to post.  
So much for my plan of doing a project at least once a month.  I should have known better.  
Oh well if at first you don't succeed, try,try, again!

So my last post was way back in June for the Violet Festival.  There was a great turnout but as I remember from before when I would do shows, everyone is looking and no one is buying. I guess everyone is a crafter these days.  Maybe it didn't help that my booth was right by the bandstand and everyone was either walking quickly by to avoid the noise or standing in front of my booth with their backs to me watching the bands.  If there is a next time, I will request a spot away from the bandstand.

This is my table at the show.  
I made some cards and some shadow boxes

Soldier's Prayer
(made with Cricut Stand & Salute)

Footprints Prayer
(Made with shell & seahorse dies)

Baby Prayer
(Made with Cricut and Jolee' stickers)

Fisherman's Prayer
(Made with Cricut Base Camp)

small 4 x 6 boxes
(Made with Cricut Storybook and Nifty 50's)

closer look at the cards

Cindy and Devon shared the cost of the space with me.
Cindy makes beautiful stuff out of the square ice blocks like purses and
puts lights in them.  Also wine bottles and decorated blocks.

Devon makes pens with flowers on top out of Duct Tape.
Her facebook page is "Just Ducky"

Devon looks so cute next to these characters wandering around the festival.

We all had a great time and the weather was fabulous.  
Hope anyone in the Dolgeville NY area got to go to the festival and enjoy all they had to offer.

Thanks for browsing!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dolgeville Violet Festival

Hello everyone!   

I have been away again.  This time I have been really busy gearing up for the Dolgeville Violet Festival ( for this weekend.  
Dolgeville Violet Festival

My girlfriend who makes the most delicious fudge invited me to join her so I have been working hard to get some items finished to sell there.  According to the website, it draws a large crowd and I should have no problem selling my items.  I will post pics of my projects when I have completed them all and update you on how I did at the festival. My husband thinks we are going to get wet and by the looks of the weather channel, I think he is correct!  Oh well, we can't back out now.  The nice thing about paper crafting is it isn't perishable so I can just pack it up for the next show.

Fudge by Angels

Blog Ya Soon!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

CKC Convention Fun!

Hello everyone!  

As promised, I have pictures from the Creating Keepsakes Convention for Scrapbooking and I had a great time.  My poor hubby (ya know, the one who lets me do any crazy thing I want) got  home from work at 6 am on Saturday morning, put our stuff in his car and drove me to Buffalo about 3 hours away from our home.  We got as far as LeRoy, just outside of Rochester, and he had to stop to stretch so we got out at a service area and grabbed something to eat.  When he got back in the car, he looked a little worse for wear, so I decided he needed a nap.  He kicked the seat back and promptly fell asleep.  It was ok though because we had a couple of hours before my first class started and we were only 45 minutes or so away from the Convention Center.  Anyway, so as he quickly fell fast asleep, I decided to pull out my NOOK that my daughter gave me for my birthday.  The night before I had thought about plugging it in to charge but didn't because I hadn't used it all week so I didn't think it would need it.  Well, guess what!  It wouldn't even turn on it was so dead.  So now what!  He's snoring in the drivers seat so I can't even finish the drive to Buffalo, and my MP3 player is in the trunk.  I might wake him if I open the door and I didn't want to turn on the acc on the key for the radio for fear of running down the battery.  So for the hour that he slept, I sat and people watched and came to one conclusion.  IT TAKES ALL KINDS!  I saw a trucker with 3 trucks hooked to his, two men who didn't know each other chatting while curbing their dogs, a young boys team of some kind all dressed in their spiffy red uniforms (Go Team!), many people of different ethnic backgrounds, and we were all here at this little service stop in LeRoy!  What a small world!

I know, it doesn't take much to amuse me!

Anyway, back to the pictures...(click on the pictures to see the detail)


These are four projects I made in a class sponsored by Lickity Split Scrapbooks.  The first one is a small 6x6 sun on a canvas frame.  The second is a pumpkin made from 12 x 1 inch strips of paper.  This could very easily be made with reds for a teacher!
A movie/ game wrap card!

a quick gift idea made from bar coasters and a binder clip!


Lovely Layers Double Page Layout

Single Page Layout with Masking
 I won a prize!
The class I won this in was for Vellum.  The instructor was from Georgia and ssooooooo funny but she gave the most fabulous tips on how to use vellum, stamping and embossing on vellum, and how to adhere vellum without seeing the adhesive.  Great tips!

And I bought some goodies.  A place for my embossing folders.
Holds 40 and I filled it up.  I guess I should have purchased two of these.
Some Liquid Pearls, a Fantazstix, and some mini spoons I actually got for  my friend who makes fudge and  hasn't been able to find little spoons.  (If anyone has a clue where to get those little white spoons/knives that come in the fudge please drop me a message).

I had a great time, learned something new, met some new people (one of which tipped me off to a convention closer to my home, thank you very much) and came home with some cool stuff.  If you have a chance to attend one of these CKC Scrapbook Conventions, go at least once!  If not for the classes, at least for the shopping.

It is the long holiday weekend and it is cold and raining.  My poor husband just got home from work so I guess I will go to the Lowe's to purchase a second banquet table as I am going to the Dolgeville Violet Festival in June.  I am going to make a few shadow boxes and some cards and help sell my friends fudge (doesn't need help, it sells itself)!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!