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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blogging for fun?

Blogging for fun?

Bare with me ... this is day three of being sick and I should not be typing anything. no really...

So I am  home with some sort of stomach virus and today my nose decides to run uncontrollably

A lil over a year ago I decided to start blogging. I jumped into the DIY world and thought how cool those blogs are that I follow. I thought... sure I can make one- what the heck it's free! 


So now here I am, with a gazillion craft supplies, die cutters and typewriters! I have found my craft, my passion, my hobby. I never had a hobby before. I spent my entire adult life raising my kids. Their hobbies were my hobbies and I would not have had it any other way. So now what do I do? I  make crafts and blog for fun! I must say this new hobby of mine has lead me to form many new friendships. I am very grateful for it :) 

oh I almost forgot here is my DIY of the day....
       
sooo I was checking out IG and saw a lovely crafter's pink date stamp holder. It was so pretty and pink... then the wheels started turning. I grabbed my black ugly holder, took it outside and began to use up what was left of the Raskog paint. There she is folks.... my new candy pink roller phrase stamp holder. 
I do NOT advise you to craft when sick...
shhh! don't tell my honey I got candy pink paint on the barbeque pit!    

get your craft face on
:)

Friday, March 28, 2014

My DIY Candy Pink Raskog!

Happy Friday everyone!
I am sharing my raskog today. I held off a year before I bought this raskog. It was sold in grey and  turquoise. I loved the turquoise but wanted something different. As luck would have it...Ikea came out with a cream colored cart. I knew it was time. I ran to Ikea but the cream still did not feel like I loved the color. It looked like an ugly office color from the 1970's. So here is my ikea hack as they call it...
 

Pretty in pink!

Here are the color's Ikea offers. The cream actually looks pretty here but trust me it's not. lol

I used Rustoleum in Candy Pink. 2 Cans did the trick for 2 layers.

My Process:
- assembled the cart
-taped up the wheels with painters tape
-sprayed my first can
-let it sit overnigjht
- the next morning added another coat
- by afternoon it was dry and went in my office

I have not had the heart to fill it up because it's just so pretty the way it is,

I would love to see if you take the plunge and by yourself this wonderful cart! I am still searching for the best way to organize and fill it.

you can tag me on IG jossieposie4

I'm out........ toodles! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Calligraphy class with Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir

Hi my fellow crafter's! Today I am sharing a few pictures from a calligraphy class I took with Jenna Rainey from Mon Voir. Let me just start by saying she was such the sweetest person.
I had so much fun in the class and I feel like I left with a better understanding on how to write in callagraphy.
I was able to get a selfie with her after the class!

This here was part of the set up of the class.  It was all so pretty!

this bag was waiting for me - it was filled with practice paper and the class lesson.

I loved that she gave each student all supplies needed to start calligraphy at home.


Here is a view from my table. The girls I sat with were all so kind. Infact they were scrapbookers!


I took this picture after class. The class was held  at Oh Hello Friend in Fullerton, CA.
I got lucky to be in the area to take this class. I also had this store on my many crafty places to visit.
I was not disappointed. This store was filled with goodies!

If you would love to try your hand in Calligraphy Jenna has more classes at Oh Hello Friend.
Thanks for stopping by!

Jossie   


Monday, February 24, 2014

Color Me Mine Review

Morning Crafters!
Today I am sharing a layout I did for a challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches and reviewing Color Me Mine


We had so much fun at Color Me Mine. We got to bring treats and paint a ceramic object of our choice.
I loved that we surprised my sister for her birthday.  


For the challenge I added this pocket card... I cut it at 3 x 8 to be able to fold over the pocket. I used an embellishment by Dear Lizzie. (Oh how I love all her products!)    

Here is my card that I also used black in and distressed the edges.

The inside of my pocket card is where I added my journaling. 

The staff was so friendly. We had a staff member with us at all times. She took everyone's color request and assisted us the whole time. We all enjoyed the fun atmosphere. I would def recommend coming to this place. Infact I would love to spend my birthday there!

Would love to see you stop on by Stuck On U Sketches and join our challenge!

xoxo
Jossie   

Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY kiss kiss wrapping paper

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Today I am sharing a little DIY fun.
So I am at work and I need to wrap my honey's Valentine Gift.
I was going to use craft paper which is what we usually wrap out going boxes in but wanted to make my gift cute. I ended up using a white shipping envelope for my project or any white paper will do.
This is my finished project and I must say it was pretty darn cute and cheap! 
  



Free printable tag was courtsey of 100 Layer Cakelet do ck them out - that little girl is sooo cute!
 

I started off with a white envelope and unglued each side


I then added my lips on my envelope


And........ here you have it! My little love package!


If you are worried about smearing your lipstick - you can add this step: after you add kiss lips scan your image and print out on your cardstock. I did not care if it smeared because I knew the gift would go straight from my hands to my Valentine's hands to be opened. He loved my wrapping paper and that made me happy :) 


Ok people I wish you much love & sweets today! Please eat plenty for me! Today marks 5 days without suger & carbs...lets just say I wont be eating any sweets today :( but I'm down 4 pounds so that will work!



This picture of Charlie Brown is exactly how I will walk around today...
happy in love just like Charlie Brown!

xoxo
Jossie
 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's DIY Party!

Hi! Happy day before Valentines!  
Every year I host a Valentine Craft party. It's the one day out of the year that my sister's and nieces
come over and craft with me. I bake lots of treats and they make their husbands a Valentine card.
This year I thought I would do something different. I decided we would each make a floral headpiece. Get ready for picture overload :)  

To start the party off this DIY banner helped. Place a string through clearance christmas bows.


Pink donuts!

I ordered these heart shaped pizza's for my guests.

A little pink bubbly was a must!

My guests made valentine cards before we started our DIY project. 

sweets are my weekness!

This is us being silly. I love that my family supports me with all my crazy ideas. 


Here is my inspiration... found this little lady on IG and all her floral headpieces are so pretty.

Ta da!



So there you have it........ this was the best Valentine party I have had! We had so many laughs that my cheeks hurt! I think we could of all used smaller flowers but all in all they were made with love.

I hope I inspired you to get your girlfriends together and craft DIY-style :)

xoxo
Jossie Posie 

Monday, February 10, 2014

SOUS CHALLENGE: Use a heart cut out

Happy Monday!

I love being part of the design team for Stuck on u sketches because it reminds me to 1) create in my Project Life album and 2) get crafty with the challenges they offer.

This weeks challenge was to use a heart cut out.
Here is my layout...
I used a heart punch to create my heart cut out.

Here you can see I added "puppy love" to white cardstock I placed under my punch.

I had so much looking at these pictures because I remember taking them and trying to get these two to sit still.

creating a layout is super easy all you need is a couple of embellishments and your done!


I hope you can hop on over to Stuck On U Sketches and join us!

Happy Crafting!
Jossie