Out with the old,In with the new

So this will be my last blog of this year, and where it has been a slow and hard start,it can only get better from here. I been better keeping up with this blog. I’ve been blogging more than before. I’m learning more about blogging and hope to be much more active than before. I now how a little more time since we are finally past the busy season at Michaels. So what do i have planned for this blog in the future. More crafts and hauls. Also good news my you tube channel is about to start. I film my opening and edit it. I now have to film my introduction and hopefully it all will be online on January 1. My you tube name is the same as this blog, so please visit and let me know what you think.So my year out craft was polymer clay figure I made ginger man cookies and my daughter was making Disney female characters, well at least two to start. We are just learning to work with polymer clay and as always practice make prefect. Im also started working on my planner/travelers notebook charms again. More on that later So i will leave you now with picture of our polymer clay creations. As well as these words.

Have a great year, continue to create and never quit crafting.


An update

I know its been 6 days since my last blog post, and i make no excuses about that. The only thing i had to a chance to do in the pass 6 days was decorate my planner.I will share what that look like,but first i want you to know i will have a lot my content next week. I’m making Xmas gifts for co-workers as well as little add on items i will share. So what has everyone week been looking like. It’s only 11 days before Xmas and trust me its not coming fast enough. I find this year many people are scrooges, coming into Michaels unhappy, angry, and just plain nasty. What happened to may your days be merry and bright.So far this season Michaels customers has been unpleasant and gloomy. The worse thing about this season is in my opinion we as a team really isn’t getting the support needed.Our goal is to make the customer happy, but how do you make unhappy people happy. Even with good customer service you can’t do it. Well it is what it is. So now the year is winding down and a new year is coming, i want to know have you set up your new planner for the year? Have you set up your goals and pre-planned for he upcoming year.I giving some kind of through to what I’m going to do about my planning. I kinda use 4 planners now, in a minute ill tell you why. I have both a happy planner classic and mini,a Webster pages travelers notebook and my target planner portfolio travelers notebook. So let me explain my thinking. The happy planners are for both personal and family planning. I keep the classic on my desk and this is were i keep all my family stuff. I keep up with my family work schedules, dr appointment and all things family including my pets and any thing that happy and basic notes. My happy planner mini stay with me and it also have family stuff but it more about me. Stuff I need including my schedules. The Webster pages TN is for all work related stuff such as work passwords,notes and any and everything pertaining to Michaels.Lastly my target planner portfolio TN I also keep with me for quick notes, craft ideals , blog notes,possible video ideas and future planning. I decorate my happy planners each week and dont like using page flags or posted notes so that where the target planner come in. So what is your planner and planning style look like, comment below cause i would like to see how everyone plan.Well i will bring this way too long blog to an end day will talk to you soon, Have a craftastic day.

A Quickie

So I’m here with a quick show and tell. I made a quick christmas arrangement. I took some holiday picks and some faux poinsettias and made an arrangement. The picks i have was some gold laced pinecones, reindeer horns(one broke so its under repair).For an added effect i added a cinnamon scenticle to give the arrangement a holiday smell. You might noticed that i put sand, pink sand in the vase, but that’s because i need something to hold the picks in the vase. The sand was from the mason jar lamp i made in the summer. Well i just want to show you a quick craft. Nothing to exciting, but as you know I’m trying to write a blog a day. I will leave you with. Keep crafting.

What I’m working on

Hi, sorry I haven’t blogged in a few days,but I’m planning crafts and need to put them in motions. I do have have a new item I’m testing to put on my Etsy store and i wanted to share with you. Last year when i decided to get serious with my planner, not just some stickers and washi tape here and there, i decided i wanted to add stamps to me planner. I found a lot of stamps that would add decor to my planner but never the function that i wanted.I decide to make the stamps i wanted and what i need to add function to my planner. I decide to try carving my own stamps. So let me tell yo about stamp carving. You have to draw out the design you want you stamp to be, trace this design on rubber stamp material then with a carving tool,start carving out the dead spaces. This was time consuming and you need to have a steady hand,cause with one slip you stamp can be destroyed. Just look at all the items you need to create your own stamps, as well as what it the output can be. Well behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining. A blessing came my way in form of the Silhouette Mint Machine.This machine is a dream to anyone who need stamps for their planner and basic crafting. With this machine you have endless possibilities If you dream it I’m sure you can make it with this machine. Here are just some the sample size i currently own. Also the good thing is with this machine is it has it own ink which you put on the stamp and you will always have a pre inked stamp waiting for you to use.Just look at some of the items i, made just using this machine. Now i just want to add I’m sampling function stamps for my personal use, but would like to do made to order stamps to sell in the future.These are just a few samples of stamp I’ve made for my self,but i hope to be able to sign more in the future.

So i will end this blog for today, hope you enjoy it and please leave me any question, comments and concerns and i will answer than asap. Stay crafting.