Monday, September 26, 2011


My daughter turns 12 on Wed. Where does the time go?
I'm uncomfortable
I want a new wardrobe
Cancer sucks
Why is my AC on still?
My ovaries are screaming
I love Fall
I'm very tired today
I really want to sew something
Loved Amazing Race last night
I need some chocolate
My body is acting weird
I like to go for a walk in this weather
Can't wait for Halloween
38? really?


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I blogged...whoa!

To get me back into the blogging world I deceided to repost this ABC's of me from my friend Nicole's blog :)

A. Age: 38 BOOOOO
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Laundry
D. Dogs: way
E. Essential start to your day: Diet coke and Facebook....pathetic
F. Favorite color: Black/Teal
G. Gold or Silver: mostly white gold but Silver too
H. Height: 5'5
I. Instruments you play: I played Sax in high school but not very well :)
J. Job title: Customer Service Manager, Wal-Mart
K. Kids: 3
L. Live: Winnipeg, MB
M. Mother’s name: Judy
N. Nicknames: Jocie
O. Overnight hospital stays: All three kids delivery
P. Pet peeves: Assholes- the people not the body part LOL
Q. Quote from a movie: I dont really know any?!
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister
T. Time you wake up: Weekdays - 7:00am, Weekends - sleep as late as I can :)
U. Underwear: Yep
V. Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts, mushrooms
W. What makes you run late: My husband
X. X-Rays you’ve had: back, thumb, stomach
Y. Yummy food that you make: taco dip, lasagna, choc chip cookies
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffe

Now, it is your turn!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mission 42!!!!

I was late posting my LO but never the less, its up!!

Here is what I came up with:

Go check out our blog Mission to Create!

Happy Scrapping all!!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I need to make 'em
I have steadily gaining weight since I quit smoking. Not good. I am, however, happy I quit but this is getting ridiculous!!

I need a change, I am not healthy, my self esteem is in the gutter, I cant physically do things I use to do. I. AM. FAT.

So, today I started the new Weight Watchers Points Plus plan. I'm doing it online because I don't even like to go out right now :( I'm a little leery of it since it is different than the old plan (which I know and understand) But I am committed to giving it a good effort!!!

Wish me luck!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Mission 40!!

Here is Mission 40 over at MTC.

The concepts were:

Deborah- Make a list as part of your journalling
Jocie- Primary colors
Nicole- Use a journalling card
Vannesa- Use a mini calendar
Ania(our wonderful guest desinger) -The following inspiration

Here is what I came up with:

Why don't you come on over and give this challenge a try???


Friday, April 08, 2011

Seeing red

I have to wear red and white at work today....I don't really do red....
So, I am wearing all black (my usual lol ) and adding these accessories :)


I made this awesome knit bracelet that my friend Vanessa told me about on this awesome website: V and Co.
I could only complete this bracelet after she put up the video tutorial....that says something about me lol
Once I started it was easy!

I also created these fabric flowers and slipped it on to my headband and Voila!


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Happy Birthday to this guy!!

Hello blog world!! I know I have been MIA lately..sorry :) I haven't been feeling that well, I am better now but it seems to be a reoccurring this with me , so I have made an apt. with my Dr.

On to happier things:

Its my younger brothers birthday on April 9th! Happy Birthday Jordan!!

(me, Julie and Jord-being a goof of course)

Jord is an awesome guy full of spirit and spunk! He is very outdoorsy, loves to camp and fish, run and bike ride. He also doesn't 'do' the present thing for any occasion....and well, that doesn't work for me! LOL I love to give gifts, so what do you give someone who doesn't want anything???
Jord is also very health conscious so I cant even bake anything...

So, this is what he is getting......a fruit basket with organic fruit and a handmade card :)
He will love it!!!!

ps I got the basket at the thrift store for .49cents!! Jord will also love that!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ruffle skirt Tutorial

As per promised, here is my 'adding ruffles' to a skirt Tutorial. I have never done a Tute before so bear with me......
I started with this corduroy skirt that was a bit too short for my Daughter. I measured the bottom of the skirt. Mine was 19inches, then you x that by 2= for the total circumference. This totalled 36inches.

To make a ruffle, you need at least twice that amount to allow for the ruffle. I didn't have 72inches of fabric so I cut 4 strips of the fabric I used. Four strips of 19inches by 3.5 inches. Then the second ruffle was four strips of 19inches by 2.5 inches.
I then sewed all the strips together
(4 and then the next 4) and pressed down the seams.
Then, I folded and ironed down one side of the long strip for a hem and sewed that.

Next, to make the ruffle, you want your machine on the longest stitch length and a higher tension (this makes it ruffle automatically)

Start sewing on the non hemmed side to start the ruffle.

Now, you want to make sure that the ruffle length is the same as the skirt bottom. You will have to tighten and pull the thread to make it work. Then you want to pin both ruffles to your skirt (this is what takes some time) You pin them right sides together and upside down, with the shorter ruffle against the skirt...does that make sense?

Next, sew it on!!

Then flip it over, the right way, press it down and then sew a top stitch over the ruffles. This isn't necessary but it looks nicer and flattens out the ruffles a bit :)

ET VOILA!! You are finished!

I hope you enjoyed my Tutorial! If you have any questions just let me know in the comment section. If you make one, I'd love for you to link it up to my comment section!!

Projects 22-25

Hello Bloggers :)

Projects are just a flowing out of me.... I need to make a list of all the things I want to try!!

I forgot to mention that Sundays' Mission was Project #22!!

As mentioned before, I'm really into sewing and re purposing things right Project #23 is this micro jean mini that my 8 year old wants to wear (but I wont let her cause its too short!) I added ruffles to the bottom!!! It was alot easier to do than I expected but did take me some time!

Project #23


Next I had this striped shirt that I loved but grew out of *ahem*, anyways, I found this awesome link on youtube to make a bag out of it! So here it is:

Project #24

Then with the scraps I made this ruffle scarf for Julie :)

Project # 25

More to come!!!

I am currently working on another ruffle skirt (once Julie saw Jamie's she wanted one ) I am trying to make a tutorial for it :)


Monday, March 07, 2011

Mission 37!!!

I was a little late posting this, and the silly thing is I had it finished.....I just forgot yesterday was Sunday :) I went shopping instead! LOL

Here is my take on this weeks Mission:

I would love if you went and checked out the Mission and gave it a try! You can find it here!!



Thursday, February 24, 2011

So many projects, so little time......

I wish I didn't have to work LOL....I wish I could stay home and craft allll day!
I'm totally on a roll with trying new things. I love it!!
First off....
Project #15
I wanted to try this book page wreath...I love how it turned out! I bought the Hymn book at the Thrift store for $1 :)
Tutorial Here!
I made mine a little different then the Tutorial: I used my scallop punch and just kinda scrunched and hot glued LOL

Project #16

I made this fun case for Julies Ipod Touch out of felt. I don't think its thick enough though, so I probably will redo it.

Project #16-18

I made these adorable burp cloths and bib for a girl at work who went on maternity leave. I love these!
The bib kinda sucks but I want to work on the design...

Project #19

Magic bag for Jeff's Mom!

Project #20

Birthday card for Jeff's Mom :)

And my favorite.....Project #21

My Owl art.
I have these in my bathroom....I'm not sure they belong there yet but I LOOOOVE them :)
I have quite a few project on the go right now.....
I'm really into:
making something out of nothing
homemade gifts
redoing furniture
planning for Disney
See you soon

Monday, February 21, 2011

A new Mission....

Mission 36 and Project #14!!

Im super pumped about this week's challenge....I LOVE it!!

I challenge you to try it....go on , try it!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Mission 35!!!

This weekend was soooo much fun!! My good friend Deborah put on a crop in support of her daycare. She did a fantastic job and raised some good coin as well ;). I honestly didnt accomplish much but I got to hang out with some of my favorite people in the world :)

Anywho.....Mission 35 is up!! Here is my take on it:
Also, this is Project #13

I really hope you can join us on this Challenge!!


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Project #10, 11 and 12 Valentine's containers

We don't really celebrate Valentines Day around our house.....we aren't Grinches or anything but I think you should love the ones you love ALL year long :) Anyways, the girls started complaining about it last! So, I decided to make them a Valentines container to hold their 'little gifts' ( I will just put some notes and chocolates in there). I'm reducing, reusing and recycling!! YAY me :)

I started with these Cheetos containers ( sadly, someone had to eat all the contents first, x3!!)

Then I covered them in some cute scrappy paper and embellished! I think they turned out super cute!

Next up....MTC Mission 35

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Mission 34...and more projects!!!


First off Mission to Create, Mission 34 is HERE!! Go check it out!! This is what I did with the challenge: (I actually did a 2 pager, can you believe it!!!)


I made a cake alllll by myself for Jadie's 2nd birthday!

PROJECT #5 & 6
I made 2 scrapbook garbages for Deborah' crop to giveaway

I made some mini cupcake pin cushions, also for a giveaway at Deborah's crop :)


A card for a friend's new baby!

A journal for Julie :)

That is it so far.....only 356 more to go!! LOL

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Happy New Year!

This is my first post of the year...yippppeeee :)

I want to wish all my friends and family a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!!

I hope to have a great year, I will make it happen!

Some of my dreams for this year are:

A new healthier me (I'd like to lose 80lbs)
Getting crafty- Im going to try to do 365 projects this year! My friend Nicole mentioned this on her blog, and I thought...hey I CAN do that!!
A less sick me..'nuff said
More quality family time
Save money...easier said than done :)
Go to Disney...actually it wont be till 2012 but I will plan it this year :)

Do you have any New years resolutions or Dreams and wishes??

That being said here is
Project #1

It is a re-covered monthly calender (to keep track of my exercise) :)

Project #2

Mission to Create Mission 33 !!

Go check it out!

Get moving on your resolutions :)