Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TIP / IDEA organizing ribbon

This is just chicken wire. You could put in an old window screen, screen door, cabinet door, picture frame etc.

Monday, March 29, 2010

IDEA / TIP tree toppers

One of very artistic customers Melissa Geiger-Williamson has a feather tree she keeps out year round. It is so much fun when she comes in eaxh holiday to pick out supplies for the next tree topper. She is so artistic!!! We also picked out some things for her sons "giraffe" themed birthday. I hope she sends pictures of it also. :)

This one is Art Institute glass shard glitter with the
tiny metal ball mixed on top of an accucut die.
Again edging with the vintage glass glitter, an easter Jolee and an egg accucut die cut

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Please come to the crop at Delicious in Valley and show your support!

Crop at Delicious! You can knit, sew or work on whatever craft you want.
215 N Spruce St Valley, NE 68064
Map: N Spruce St, 68064&hl=en

When: April 10th
Time: 2-midnight
Cost: $25.00 includes dinner at Delicious, goody bag and entry into prize drawing.

Wendy will have the Art Gallery and Eclectic Gift store open so come early and check them out. Delicious has been in the World Herald and is so good! They are making our dinner which is included in the price.

We have room for only 30 people so book early. Call Amy at 402-575-1905 or 402-727-7706 to reserve your spot. Prepayment is required and no refunds unless we can find someone to take your spot before the crop.

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I ordered 6 of these handbags as I fell in love with them. Grandma Sandy from the Chick Market has one and I was drooling!! If you want one let me know to hold one. They are $49. I ordered black, pink, silve, lime green, orange, red and olive green.

12 L x 8 H x 5 W
Dual carrying straps
9 in drop length
A-frame clasp closure
Zippered back pocket
Fully lined interior includes inside zippered pocket and cell phone pouch
Decorative rhinestone pendant accents front


Don't miss all the new classes for April! Check and click on calendar.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Tonight was Liz's senior prom and she chose to go to the daddy/daughter at church dance instead. I had to stop in real quick and snap some photo's (of course). I have the house all to myself tonight which is very rare. I am watching to Rocky Horror picture show and doing laundry. fun fun! LOL

Friday, March 26, 2010


The grand opening was wonderful. We did a formal ribbon cutting with the city and I LOVED the scissors! I am on the hunt for them now. They were such a hoot!

My mom and dad were there bright and early and even Liz was on time! All my awesome friends were there and some I have not seen for awhile showed up which meant the world to me. Thank you EVERYONE for sharing this very special day with me. Love you all!!!!!

Here are some photo's that Vicki took....

These scissors cut really good and would be a hoot to take to a crop with my big glue gun!

Thank you to ALLOTA BROWNIES of Fremont and
DELICIOUS of Valley for all the wonderful food!

Lots of food!

Some pictures my mom and dad took....

My daughter Liz

Two of a kind.....

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I am going to crash after this grand opening is over as I have been awake 39 hours now. Party room is all ready. YIPEE!!!!! Everyone better come as Alotta Brownies and Delicious are doing the food and mom will be making wineAritta's and CosmOrittas, dad will be telling awesome jokes, ruth will be supervising everyone, zach will be mini-grandpa, Liz will be late and Vicki, Holly and Veronica will be the artists they are creating in the work-room. I am so excited!. Don't miss the fun and sales! Crafty Secrets sent some surprises for you also and we will have 5 $75.00 gift certificate drawings also.

  • 10:00am-11:00 am: 40% off your regular price purchase*
  • 11:00am-Noon: 30% off your regular price purchase*
  • Noon-6:00 pm 20% off your regular price purchase*
    *normal exclusions apply

Here are some sneak peek photo"s

LOTS of coffee!!!!
Just got this gate at the Chick Market in Omaha.
Have I ever mentioned this store to you??? LOL

I need about 40 more frames and need garage sale season to start. Thank you to everyone who has been bringing in pictures. If anyone else has any old pictures I am on the hunt. I do not care how they look as I spray paint them, glass and all. It will be so easy do find die cuts with them sorted into themes as we have over 1200 now.

Using all my vintage record cake stands. Found these awesome silver paper doilies at Kohlmeyers across the street from the store.

If you are one of the first 200 people in the store you will get a rose with a treat inside.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I cannot believe all the people that have come in wanting everything to make the fairies. I had to go out and get the wood sticks and hunt for vintage spools down at antique shops and online. We have everything you need. She is my favorite
Check out the bingo queen one I made.

I found another dome and also a source to buy the big ones from but they are around $40.00!
If you find them anywhere let me know.

Friday, March 19, 2010


I was so excited when Vic told me that my fairies got put on the Crafty Secrets website. But when I went to look I cringed as it was the photo of when I was working on them and it just cracked me up. As you see my paint brushes and supplies along with the JUMBO bottle of ibuprofin. I guess those are the things I cannot live without when crafting. hahahahaha :)


Needless to say with today's wonderful weather we were so slow today. I worked on my quilting homework but was having a very ADD day and had to create. So I made these three plate stands. After that I thought I would buzz over to the Junktion indoor flea market which is a block from our store (dangerous for me) But to my disappointment they closed early due to the weather. What to do, what to do..... So I went to the Dime Store Days antique store and found a lot of goodies. A huge pile of old 78 records, a cute cabinet which I will show you tomorrow and I found some old wooden blocks and spelled "flowers and Spring". I glued them together and there is even a cute bee block on one. They will be at the Chick Market on Sunday and I work noon to 4 so stop by. It is on 180 center in Omaha.

TIP / IDEA graduation announcement

Karen made this out of different magazine clippings and then copied them for the graduation announcements. What a creative idea!


I had to share this, is the cutest purse or what??? I love it and they are seeing if they can order one in pink. LOL

IDEA / TIP Another wood book (basketball)

I used the textured basketball paper for the front of this book. This is one of the just released books and great for all sports. It was a fun one to make. Stop by and get yours at Precious Treasures in Fremont, we are your scrapbook store just minutes from Omaha Nebraska.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I found some awesome records this time for my record bowls. There is bands like Bruce Springstein, REO Speedwagon, Rolling Stones, Shaun Cassidy, Foreigner, Van Halen and more. Stop by the Chick Market soon for the best selection. It is on 180th and Pacific in Omaha.

TIP / IDEA Alcohol Inks and pigment ink and Caroline spray

I LOVE alcohol inks. I found this lunch box tin at the Goodwill and knew it was the proper size for my stickles but it was so plain.....

Alcohol Inks to the rescue! I inked the whole can and then used silver pigment ink mixed with a little blending solution and stamped the can. Using the blending solution with the pigment gives it a blended color look. I finished it off with a coat of Caroline Spray and it seals it and is totally acid free. You can see the can in the "Ranger" section of the store.

That is a stamp of Tim Holtz! LOL

Sunday, March 14, 2010


March 26 we will have our official grand opening. The Mayor will be there and there will be a formal ribbon cutting at 9:30 am. Please stop by and have some coffee and Alotta Brownies is doing the food. YUM!

There will be specials running from 9am-9pm that you will not want to miss!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Amy and I worked on making more samples for her Monster Creations books and kits. I LOVE the books and have so much fun making them. I used Melissa Francis, Jenni Bowlin and a Jolee.
I need to add one more book ring and I think I am changing the wording on the front to "Soul Mates". I love all the Melissa Francis Francis and embellishments!!!



Come see our huge display of Monster Creations wood books and projects. If you like Kaiser Craft projects you will LOVE these. They are larger and also have an acrylic sheet included for a cover and low prices. Best yet, they are made in OMAHA! A friend of mine makes them and they are awesome and I would rather support local companies. We have samples made up of the books also for you to look at or gather three friends and we can teach a class on any of the kits.

My mom even made a display for the store and did an awesome job.
She Scrapbooked when I was a baby. She is the queen. :)
I still am not happy with the way I have things hung but i is coming together.
I may have to pick Vicki's brain for ideas. :)

Vicki made this beautiful wedding dress made out of all paper. Stop by the store to see it as the pictures do not do it justice.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Want to know what type of ink to use on a project? I just found this link and it is a must have! Click the word "INK TYPES" below.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


My friend Vicki did these fairies a loooong time ago and I have never quit thinking about them. Well Crafty secrets just came out with a altered fairy kit and I found a glass done at the "Corner Nook" and got time today to make them!

Above are Vicki's Fairies. She used real photographs on some of them.

Above is my version of the fairies. I need to find a cake stand yet. As soon as I can find more wooden spools I will take some over to the Chick Market.


I dedicated a section of the store to the brand "Crafty Secrets". Well my friend Vicki designs for them so I asked her if if she could make some samples for that section of the store. Well low and behold she showed up with the whole crew today and had tons of Craft Secrets Supplies for everyone to make displays and also the most awesome cheese dip and delicious brownies. I have the most AWESOME friends ever!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


If you have not been to the Chick Market in Omaha, Nebraska, you HAVE to go! It is the most awesome store with something for any "chick". Carolina Ozoria is in town from the Carribean and I met with her yesterday and got to pick from her 2010 collection. All of her items are one od a kind so do not debate, if you like it buy it. I LOVE the new peace sign design and also the beautiful roses!
Price range is ONLY $24.99-$32.99

The pictures are not good but I wanted to snap a couple before I took them to the Chick Market. I took them over tonight so stop by tomorrow and get yours.