Sunday, May 3, 2015

Beautiful day!!! (My Creative Time projects ❤)

Our mother/daughter Origami Owl event this weekend was a total success!!
Our home was full of family and friends.....
the smiles and laughters were priceless!!

My dear friend, Norma, just launched her Origami Owl business.
The crafter in me (of course) had to make her some special little gifts
to decorate her table.

I knew I wanted mason jars and chalkboard items.  I also wanted the colors
teal, pink and yellow to match the "Origami Owl" theme
so these are the items I came up with:
The frame and easel are from Michaels which I painted with acrylic and
chalkboard paint

The mason jars already came in pink and blue (they also had lavender and green).
  I used the straw to add the chalkboard inspiration piece. 
 I also added the opposite color twine
on the edge of the jar .....


I used the following items from MY CREATIVE TIME ❤


Here are some pictures from our party:

Table setup:




This item is yours free with a $79 or more purchase
(good through May 31, 2015 or while supplies last)
The bracelet is GORGEOUS!!!


My friend Norma was so excited about her first party.  She did AMAZING!!
I'm so proud of her.  
(P.S. she LOVED all the personalized table decorations.)

Norma, myself, Kasi, Mom and Daniella 
(loved having my mom and my daughters with me)

Norma gave me a special gift....her speech made me cry...
what a special friend!!!

Mom and I

Kasi and her friends (which came with their moms)

Mimosa time!!

 Kasi and her friends..

My sister in love, my sister and my nephews girlfriend

Norma and I (Our boys have played baseball together for the past three years)

Showing off my event invitation!!!!

My mom with Norma :)

Norma with her son Danny (the boys were away, while the
girls stayed and played - this picture was taken after our party)

Here is Norma's beautiful daughter Cristy, which came to our special Mother/Daughter event,
and to support her mom on her very first Origami Owl Party.
In the background were Kasi's friends with their moms.....

and after, we all had dinner together...here are the girls

 and the girls with the boys....

I also wanted to take this time to say THANK YOU for all my
friends that placed their online orders.  
I WISH you could have ALL been here with us.

If you would still like to place orders, you can use the following link:
Upon checkout there is a place where you can add our 
Jewelry Bar party code.
The code to our event is: 74210
I will have the party open for another week or so.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

STAY TUNED........
I will have some more super cute and fun
My Creative Time projects coming soon!

Hugs and blessings,
T

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Special Mother/Daugher Origami Owl online party ♥

A dear friend of mine just became a designer for Origami Owl.
To help her launch her business, 
Kasi and I decided to host a special online
Mother/Daughter Origami Owl party just in time for
Mother's Day ♥♥
 
 
All orders placed by Saturday 5/2/15 at 11:59 pm EDT will be delivered
in time for Mother's Day.
 
Story telling through these beautiful lockets is so special.
 
If you would like to join us, please visit my friend Norma's website at:
 
The code to our online party is:  74210
 
Hope you can join us!
 
Hugs and blessings,
Teri & Kasi


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My Creative Time - 42ND EDITION RELEASE ❤

FREEBIE STAMP!!!!!

Have you seen the 42nd Edition Release over at My Creative Time?
I NEED IT!!!

I wanted to quickly remind everyone that as a token of Emma's  APPRECIATION for ALL of YOU, whoever places an order this week, WILL get the FREEBIE stamp in your package! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?!?!
DON'T FORGET TO USE THE CODE APRIL2015 at checkout to get your discount of your entire purchase of in stock items! This special along w/the sale will end this Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 11:59pm PST! 

HAPPY SHOPPING FRIENDS!!!

I will see you soon with a new project - woot woot!!!

Hugs, T

Friday, April 10, 2015

WIRE CLIP FRAME (Easter Project)

HELLO HELLO!!!!!
Happy Friday my friends ♥♥
 
I posted this project on my Instagram a couple days ago and totally forgot to schedule the blog post to go live....lol crazy me!!!
 
Here is a special project I made my goddaughter for Easter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I also put together a cute "basket" using a straw purse from the Target dollar section.  Inside I put a cute outfit, shoes and aviator glasses ♥ as well as a shabby chic inspired bunny, the frame and some candy filled eggs of course ;)  I decorated the purse with two burlap flower clips also from the Target dollar section.
 
Easter morning we all had breakfast together.  I LOVE spending time with my bestie and her family.  So blessed to be Olivia's godmother ♥♥
 
 
The supplies I used to create this frame are:
 
The paper is from an old K&CO baby girl pad I had in my stash and the bows that I added to the clips are from American Crafts. 
 
Also wanted to share some random mother/daughters pictures. 
Girls will be girls ♥
(Easter outfits)

Do you see my photobomber in the back? lol  We LOVE that little pup ♥♥
(Fun shopping day)
 
Hope you are all having a fabulous Friday & weekend.
 
Hugs, T
 
 
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Clip frame - Easter project ♥

Hello beautiful blogger friends!!!
I'm back - wooo hooo!!!
 
I spent five hours cleaning out my craft room yesterday.  We have been working on our home for the past few months so it had become our home storage - YIKES....not a pretty sight.  After it was all nice and neat, my creative juices started to flow.
 
Today I want to share a little sneak peek of a project I am working on for my goddaughter Olivia.  I use the Build a Banner set from My Creative Time.  I also pulled out my favorite paper pad from K&CO.
 
I picked up the frame in the Target $1 section but this specific frame was $3.00  My plan is to get pictures of my goddaughter, print them and clip them on the wires.  I'm also going to write a special little note/poem for her.  I want this little board to represent HER as she's growing up.  For now, my bestie can switch out the pictures and when Olivia grows up, she can switch out her own pictures (I'm picturing a "selfie" queen lol). 
 
Her room right now is shabby chic. The banner with her name will hang from the top of the frame.
 
I will post pictures of the finished project later this week, together with the other little goodies I will include in her basket.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!!
 
Hugs, T
 

Monday, January 12, 2015

My thoughts on 2015 and some 2014 shares (photo heavy)

First of all.....
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY AMAZING FRIENDS!!!
Hope you all had an great Christmas and New Year!
 
In today's blog post I just wanted to reflect on 2014 and talk about my goals for 2015
in both my crafty life and my personal life.
 
First off, I wanted to share some family photos from Christmas and New Year:
 
This was my besties Annual Tree Trimming party.  The theme was "Tacky Sweater"
Here I am with my goddaughter Olivia ♥
 
and here I am with my bestie and her sisters (my sister too....LOVE these girls with all my heart ♥)
 
Next up is Christmas Eve/Day.  We celebrated Christmas Eve at my younger brothers home
with friends and family.   I created this large polaroid frame, wrapped it in glittery gold tulle, added a red bow and cut out the 2014 using my Silhouette.  I also cut out props
from my Silhouette (Mustaches, santa hats, santa beards and even a HoHoHo sign)
 
 
 
Next up are all the little handsome guys in
our family!  (We are missing the oldest nephew in this picture.)
This year for Christmas, the kids wanted to enter into their own sibling "exchange".
I took them each shopping with a little budget and they chose
what they would get each other.  It was the CUTEST thing ever and
will now be a new tradition in our home.
 
and now for the New Years Eve pictures.  OMG we had so much fun.  We
celebrated it at my older brothers home with friends and family.
Again I created large polaroid frame but this time, I wrapped it in silver ribbon, added
a silver chevron bow and then created the "2015" banner using
MCT products and seam binding.
 
The frames were a hit at both events!
 
♥ Hubby and I ♥
 
♥ My babies ♥

I wanted my husband to take a picture of the girls and I with the frame.  He was getting a
little annoyed and said "OK I'm just going to take picture after picture after picture" so we
started laughing at him.  I totally fell in love with this spontaneous picture ♥
This is how I spend my entire holiday seasons.......laughing!!!
 
Pre-party mother/daughter selfie lol 
If you follow me on IG, you KNOW we are always taking selfies ;)
here is just a picture of the girls taking a "Selfie" of themselves (caught them just in time).
 
Here is DASH....my youngest brothers Weimaraner.   Since we dog sat him for a week right after the holidays, the scrapper in me just HAD to take this picture........look at his pose how cute! 
He is such an amazing dog.

Here I am with my parents....so blessed to have them in my life ♥

 
and now some random photos of Thanksgiving.
 As some of you may know, I have two step daughters.  They both
moved to Florida in 2014 and it has been amazing.  They visit often, especially
for the holidays.  It was GREAT having them home again.

 
 
and one more random mother/daughter photo to share:  
 
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NOW FOR SOME NEWS......
 
Although 2014 was an amazing year for me and my crafting,
I decided to take a much needed break.  This doesn't mean I am quitting 100%,
it just means that I will crafting at my own pace.....
I can't promise weekly or monthly shares, but I will
post from time to time the things I am working on.
Remember that I am a MCT Alumni so you will be seeing me around ;)
 
 
Last year, I went on a personal weight loss journey and lost 74 lbs and feel extremely healthy!
 
Here are some before and after pictures:
 
After getting the news from my doctor in January of 2014 of being borderline diabetic, things needed
to change immediately.
My father and one of my sisters has diabetes as well as one of my nieces so I freaked out!
I started eating healthy and walking 3-4 times a week.
 
My goal for 2015 is to lose another 20-30 lbs and step up my
workout game.  I want to tone up and add different
activities to my routine.
 
Looking forward to an amazing 2015!
One things for sure.....I will be enjoying the little moments
with my family and getting even healthier ♥♥
 
See you soon my friends!!!