Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hand drawn pocket letters for the girls!

 Hey everyone ok today i wanted to share some pocket letters that i spent more time making than usual. I hand drew some pocket letters for the girls! Tam, Sara and Ashley. 

Here is the part of the process i did on these. I measured it out. You don't see the pencil lines in the photos of 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 so i knew where they were each will be cut and how far to go over on the paper. 

 Here is the finished drawing 

And then here is is after i cut it and erased the pencil lines and put in to the sleeves. 

Ok so here are Sara and Ashley's

On Sara's pocket letter i used black paper with a white pen.

On Ashley's pocket letter i used white paper with a black pen.

So everyone is really different and fun! I love how each of them turned out i started each of the pocket letter with the intent on putting the girls names in the middle but didn't really have plan who got which til later. Clearly These are from Dec 2015 i'm never on track with time of what i posted for many many reason the first being i do so many ATC's and pocket letters and second is i don't post enough anymore trying to fix that second issue for you guys! Also another reason i should mention I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. I have accidentally did that to my self where i was like oh she has a site let me check this person stuff or style out and then ruined a surprise for me. Which is ok but the fun of snail mailing is opening it up to see what i was sent!

I hope you enjoyed today's post I really an trying to keep up guys and post more. I am very excited about swaps lately i have been at max (20) swaps for like a month straight plus my pocket letters to the girls and 2 more ladies have been added to mix maybe 3 not sure on the 3rd yet. But as soon as one swap goes out I have added more to the list. 

So been crazy swapping and creating! 

Have a great day!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pokemon Pocket Letter: Pink

 Hey everyone! Ok so Kayla's been adding some Pocket letters to the Pokemon Group swap list this one was a theme of pink!I started with this pink on pink dotted paper but as you can see the back og it is white. So i glued it to pink paper for back i wanted it to be mostly all pink, with the least amount of black and white as i could get on it!

 So the finished product looked something like this

I choose Pokemon that were mostly Pink and if you are a Pokemon fan you may have noticed they are all 3 evolutions and in order top, middle, bottom. I also included the Pokemons egg with it's first evolution at the top. i thought that would be fun and it turned out great.

For the back i was a little more open to more black and white. i added all kinds of stuff for Glynda! Even made a book mark one side you can see the egg with the same pink on pink dotted paper and the other was Clefairy with the same pink on pink dotted paper!

Then for the envelop I did this little stenciled Jigglypuff (i see someone do it on the front of a card and i cleaned it up some and love it! Tho i think theirs was either a craved stamp or a lithographed stamp but it was still really awesome they had 3 it was like jigglypuff, squirtle and i believe pikachu. I made stencils out of them and changed them slightly but it is really fun to do them!

Thank you for stopping by trying to get better at posting more!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Crafting with little Bella!

Hi guys!

 I wanted to post some things that i had made but when searching my photo i was like omg i should totally some of the pictures from when i was crafting with Bella over 4th of July weekend! 

So, i was totally bummed out and excited for this weekend! This is a family reunion weekend of awesomeness at the cousins lake house. I was excited bc i love seeing everyone and love love love being at the lake house we have been like once a year for a few years.. 3-4 now wish we could get down there more but life is so busy and family and friends are so far apart in Michigan and then the rest are in Florida it's really hard to see everyone. But this year my Brother in law and his amazing wife are expecting their 2nd child! Our first official Nephew, we have 2 handsome best friend Nephews whom i adore beyond believe! So they were not able to come up from Florida but She is due in Aug, which also means our oldest niece Claudia wasn't coming. Which her and I have a special relationship and love her dearly! So was the start of my bumming out. Then my sister in law and her husband also in Florida were not able to come bc he had training for his military job which meant our other niece would not be there either, In Aug she will be 1! We have actually met her twice Stella-Monster is so cute and when we met her both times she wasn't really moving to much she would crawl some the 2nd time but now she is walking and i hear she is talking some so i kinda bummed more that i would not be able to see that. But hopefully sometime next year we will be home to met our Nephew, Henry. 

See all of our nieces and nephews ( i see no difference in Best Friend Nieces and Nephews and actual Nieces and Nephews, the love for all is real and Family is who you make it with not just who you are given!) 

Even tho i was bummed about not seeing the Nieces, Brother in laws, and sister in laws, we did just see them in April and the mom in law and dad in law came up from Florida. so that is exciting too. It was a great weekend tho! I did miss everyone who wasn't able to make it but it was super fun! can't wait to see what we do for 2018 4th of July reunion! Crystal went above and beyond this year!

Bounce house, dunk tank, sno-kone machine for the weekend on top of everything else she has, popcorn machine, trampoline, kayaks, boats for the huge lake, bikes, yard games for the huge yard, video games, ping-pogn table, basketball hoop, pool table and i am sure i am missing stuff.

But there was some down time i spend over finishing up a letter to a swap-bot partner. After you know a couple days of drinking and playing with all the cousins kids needed some time of relaxation. My mom in law brought Bella over while all the boys were out on a bike ride. So me and her made some things for everyone! Including Claudia, she was sad Claudia didn't get to come too so she wanted ot make something for her to let her know we were thinking of her! So, sweet! 

Cousin Chloe gave her a pink fluffy pen! And her Aunt Donna (my mother-in-law)  knew just the place to take her to use it lol! She was able to use all the punches by her self! If this doesn't say those easy squeeze punches are amazing idk what does! Bc for a 5 year to use them without any trouble should say alot! (i only had 2 punches in my bag the medium circle punch and the easy squeeze large circle punch both Fiskars.

I wish i would have taken photos of everything she made i just mostly taped and doodled on things and also wish i would have gotten some of Bree making cards too! So sad i didnt 

Pictures of Bella and me!

We totally had fun i think we spent like at least an hour if not longer making things for people. it was harder to keep her focused toward the end but she wanted so many. i was able to do it lol 

My man... Manning the grill!
 The view from the livingroom! Yes please!
 Me and scooby taking some time to watch Rob Dyrdek's Fantasie Factory while everyone was on the boats. So nice and quite! 
 BF and Crystal taking the Kayaks to the water, i was suprised how much use they got this weekend.
 My in laws after a few hour drive relaxing in the sun before all the kids found out aunt donna and uncle dave were here!!

 We also set some fire works off too. On Saturday night the big display from the city was Monday night.

All and all a great weekend even went with the in laws to and aunt and uncles house on Monday to see them we all go lost bc it's confusing to get back to their house but it was nice to see them too been to long!!! 

Have a great day!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

All About My State Swap

Hey guys so did a swap called All about my State! It was 20 Facts about my state and then a flat surprise... no surprise i did an ATC for my surprise!

Since I live in Michigan I did Michigan.

 I was very excited after I made my ATC and did my 20 facts when i addressed my envelop I was debating doing a Florida one too since I was born and raised in Florida and as of Oct i will have lived in Michigan for 9 years (it really doesn't feel like that!) 

But as I looked at the partners address, 
She is from about 15-20 miles from where I grew up in Tampa, Florida! 

So i opted not to do a Florida one.

As you can see I used a part of a map of Michigan sticker paper with a stenciled Michigan (including the all important Upper Peninsula (UP)! I had to mask off part of it to get the right shape for the UP when it goes into Wisconsin tho it is a great big US stencil with all 50 states most people don't realize that Michigan consists of 2 parts a Lower and an Upper I more than likely wouldn't worry to much if i didn't live and love the UP so much! I also thought something was missing so added an anchor to the bottom. I feel like it still needed something but everything i placed on it didn't look right so i left it as it is, it looks awesome but just needed something else... but it's ok it's still pretty darn neat! I love how the Michigan turned out got this giant stencil for like 2.99 and has all 50 states in 2 stencils the one is 48 continental states and then the other is Alaska and Hawaii. It's really kool found it at Joann's on sale it was like originally like $5.99. Which is still a really great deal. If i remember when I get home I will take a photo it if anyone is interested in it.

Thank you for stopping by,