Weekend Road Trip

The Three Cropeteers were at it again!  Jodie, Pam, and I left Friday to go to Violettees Scrapbook Store located in Lakeland, just west of Orlando.  What a store!  Considering we don’t have a store in Jacksonville, we are excited to find one within driving distance.  Our next stop was Kissimmee at the Park Inn Radisson where Stampfest was being held on Saturday.  We stayed over so we could be there when the doors opened.


This was a stamper’s dream.  Stencils, dies, stamps, and tools, all at our finger tips.  That along with thousands (not really, but it felt like it) of ladies.  It was so crowded and then there were those on scooters. No room to move and lines to pay 10 people deep.


By 11 am, we were resting outside when Jodie asked if we wanted to go to another store–in TAMPA!  Yes!!!  Whim So Doodle was amazing!!!  I could have spent hours there but since it was a 4-hour drive home, I scanned the aisles.  I got so many treasures, all I want to do is play.  But I have work to do so it will have to wait until tomorrow.


What a super fun day.  Until we scrap again…


This entry was posted on July 3, 2017. 1 Comment

Welcome Baby

I love this block light. This was for a friend for a baby shower. The baby’s room is decorated in antique toys.

I used Oracle 651 on my silhouette and used a frosted glass block.


Have a fabulous day.


Make Your Presence Known!

If it were up to me, my car would be covered in unique decals.  As it is, I have a Minnie and Mickey looking our the back seat windows.  I have some ideas for other decals but haven’t narrowed it down to just a few so it is not so tacky!

You can make any design into a car decal.  This one was for a sweet princess who was in a wheelchair.


I particularly like Disney…here are some others I have seen that are super cute.

Show the world who you are but most importantly, take time for yourself.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

saturday relax

karen next time

This entry was posted on July 1, 2017. 4 Comments

More Craftiness!

This is a gift to a special friend’s God daughter who is getting married.  I love float frames for any occasion.  I have given them for wedding gifts, baby gifts, and retirement gifts.  This one is beach themed because the happy couple’s wedding is beach themed.

clare tom float frame

Other float frames I have made:

Another favorite “go-to” for gifts is the block light.  These are “shower” blocks people use to create a glass wall; individually, they are beautiful lights.  I like to spray the blocks first with Krylon Glass Frosting.  This prevents the contents of the block (lights) of being seen.  There is an opening in the bottom and the blocks come with a plastic cover for this opening.  I like the battery operated lights so you put the whole strand inside the block and not fuss with a cord.  This block was also beach themed.  I finished it with shells and pearls on top.

Wishing the happy couple a lifetime of happiness…beach style.

karen next time

This entry was posted on June 29, 2017. 2 Comments

Staying Busy with my Store!

I love being busy.  So many people think I am too busy and they may be right.  I don’t like being busy with “work” work…but I love being busy with “craft” work.  I am thrilled when people ask me to make items as gifts…how flattering.  I especially love making shirts.  Here is a recent shirt for friends going on a cruise.


This shirt is special because it was made with love for some young ballerinas.

all about dance

No matter how busy you are, take some time for yourself.  Crafting releases my stress and makes me happy.  You should try it!


Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea

Wow. Just wow. We saw this done in a scrapbook store and I had to do it. They happened to have extra kits and I jumped at the chance. It did not take too long considering I only worked on it at crops. It entailed a lot of fussy cutting. Some images are 5 layers. Oh but it makes the world of difference.


The base is canvas and then it was covered with cheese cloth. The embellishments included shells, starfish, net, moss, pearls, baby’s breath, and peacock feathers.

One thing I learned from the shop owner was to use silicon to layer the images. Yes, simple silicon found in the hardware store. It is easy to use and less expensive than pop dots.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest project made from Graphic 45!


This entry was posted on June 27, 2017. 5 Comments