Sunday, October 13, 2019


Happy Sunday!!
Can you believe that we are already in the last few months of this year???  Halloween is just around the corner, so, I thought it would be fun to post a couple of  free Halloween digitals for you to download and use in your projects.
Just click on the either image post and save to your computer or device.
Enjoy!


Halloween Fun!!



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Junkin' in "What Cheer", Iowa!

Happy Sunday!!
What a great day for crafting!! It's a super cool and overcast day in my neck of the woods which makes for a perfect day inside.
I spent the last two days out junkin' with my sister and niece. What a fun time!! We made a 4 + hour drive to "What Cheer, Iowa" to get in on the huge outdoor flea market they host and of course we had to stop at those little antique shops along the way...lol
I had never heard of this place or the flea market before, so thank you to the precious lady over at Sophie's Notes for sharing this wonderful event!!
Definitely worth the drive!!
Photos are from my phone, so may be somewhat smaller than normal.







Sunday, September 15, 2019

Paula Deen's Restaurant

Happy Sunday friends!!
I had the privilege of going to Paula Deen's new restaurant this weekend in Branson, Mo.
Oh my GOODNESS!! It was fantastic!! It was a bit pricey, but was all you can eat so it made up for the cost. The dining room was very spacious and in soothing colors. After we had eaten, we headed for the gift shop. So many fun items. I didn't buy a thing, but sure had a great time browsing the shop. Soooooooo, if you are ever in the Branson area, be sure to stop in and try it out. You won't be sorry.





I also have finished up some fun projects this weekend and wanted to share them with you. The little altered coffee sleeve journals have been soooooo much fun to play with. I have to give a BIG shout out to Jay Hart over at Sophie's Notes fb group for her altered coffee sleeve post from where I received the inspiration for the journals.

Hodge Podge of Projects

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Authentique's "Flawless" Paper Bag Journal

Hello my crafty friends!!
The weekend has finally arrived!! My favorite part of the week for sure...lol. Even though the forecast calls for rain over the next few days, I plan to enjoy every minute of it!!
I finished up a couple journals I wanted to share. One is a fun paper bag journal using the "Flawless" collection from Authentique and the other two are easy peasy Travelers Notebooks using the "Christmas Magic"collection from G45.

Flawless Paper bag Journal

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Auhtentique "Glamour" Journals

Happy Sunday!!
I have had such a fun and crafty weekend!! I hope that you have had the opportunity to get some crafting time in as well
I have 2 journals that I finished up a couple of days ago and wanted to share them with you. They are made using some of the Glamour collection from Authentique.
The blues that are in this collection are just gorgeous!!


Glamour Journals

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Winged Paper Doll Specimen Slides - Tutorial

Hello my crafty friends and happy Sunday!!
I didn't get much accomplished this weekend as I had Grammy duty as well as a birthday party to attend. It's still very hot and humid in my section of the world!!
Today will be a catch-up kind of day and hopefully I will get a little crafting time in.
I wanted to share a tutorial of a fun project that I am in the middle of  and using Tim Holtz paper dolls and the translucent wings. I hope you enjoy!!


 Tim Holtz Paper Doll Specimen Slides - Tutorial

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Vintage Bingo Journals

Happy Saturday my friends!!
I hope that as is well with you and yours!!
Vacation has come to an end and it was back to work this week and what a SCORCHER it was. Heat index reaching above 100 degrees the last few days. I'm ready for that to end!! The weekend has been exactly the same, so I've been indoors CRAFTING!!! I know, poor me...LOL
I have a few journals that I finished up and wanted to share with you as well as a new digital that has been added to the shop. CreativeCafeGirl @Etsy.



BINGO Sloppy Journals

Monday, July 1, 2019

First Monday Trade Days - Canton, Texas

Happy Fourth Of July Week!!
I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday.
This time of the year means VACATION for this girl!! I sooooooo enjoy the time away from work.
This year my sister and I decided to check out the WORLD'S LARGEST FLEA MARKET at the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas.
Although it was not the type of junk that I personally like, it was filled lots and lots of people as well as vendors. I have never seen so many buyers and sellers in one place!! I believe there was suppose to be around 5000 vendors on 450 acres according to the website.
So if Flea Market shopping is your love, you definitely need to make this trip.
Here are a few photos that I took while we were there.

 So much stuff to see and pick through.

 Bins and bins filled with doilies, tablecloths and trims.

 Tons of doilies in this bin.
My favorite pieces!


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Chunky Slender Journal

Happy Sunday!!
What a beautiful day it turned out to be in my neck of the woods!! Started out  with a few thunderstorms this morning, but ended up a warm and sunny day!!
I completed a fun, one-of-a-kind journal today that was inspired by the Somerset Studio's Slender Art Journal. A project submitted by Sharon Hoerth.
Loved every minute of making this chunky monkey!!

Somerset Inspired Journal


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Texas Road Trip

Happy Saturday!!
Over the Easter holiday, my sister, niece and I took a road trip (approx. 450 miles) to Plano, Texas. Ultimate purpose for me was to go to a Diaso store, which is also called the Japanese Dollar Store.  I have always wanted to visit one and since my sister, niece and I love to go junkin, we decided to make the trip and hit as many Antique/Collectable shops along the way up and back that we could. Oh what FUN!!
I have to say, I LOVED the Diaso store. We ended up visiting 3 of them. One in Plano, one in Frisco and one in Carrollton. Well worth the trip!!
Sooooo, if you are ever traveling through the Dallas area, be sure to check out the DIASO store.


                                          My NEW favorite store!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Prima Spring Farmhouse Junk Journal

Happy Sunday!!!
Hello my crafty friends!! I hope that you have a blessed day. It is so beautiful in my corner of the world. The sun is shinning and NO rain at the moment!!
I have 3 journals that I wanted to share with you today. My fave of the 3 is the Chunky Farm Journal. I love the Prima collection, so it was super fun to create.
I hope you enjoy them!!

Journal Share

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Slender Art Journal

Happy Sunday Friends!!!
I hope hope you all are enjoying the Memorial Day holiday. I finished up a fun project a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. The inspiration comes from the Somerset Studio magazine and was a project done by Sharon Horeth. I of course put my own spin on it and just had a ton of fun making it!






Slender Art Journal

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Free Bee Printables

Happy Sunday Friends!!!
I hope that you all have had a crafty week. I have been working on a Somerset Studio project and will have a tutorial to follow in the next week.
This morning I was scouring the internet looking for free images. I found a fun site that has some free bee printables that are just too cute! Here are a couple of the tags, but there is more if you head on over to the site.
Here is the link:
http://bountifulheirlooms.blogspot.com/2018/11/free-printables-bee-and-beekeeping-tags.html






Monday, April 29, 2019

Fabric Raggedies

Happy Monday my crafty friends!!  I had such a good time making these fabric raggedies that I did a tutorial for you all. They are layered with those fantastic vintage trims that I love so much. I hope that you give them a try sometime!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fun Little Journals

Happy Sunday!!
I hope that your weekend has been a crafty one.
The weather was been a little crazy in my neck of the woods. I woke up to SNOW this morning. YES, you read that right, it was snowing when I looked out the window in the a.m.  CRAZY!!
Anyway, I made a couple of little fun journals this past week or so and wanted to share them with you as well as a happy mail package.  Enjoy!

Altered Bag With Journals To Match

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Altered Dollar Spot Seed Packets

Happy Saturday my friends!
What a rainy day it is in my neck of the woods. I guess that is just what Spring brings with it. 😊
I found some fun Seed Packet envelopes at Target in the Dollar Spot section. I decided to alter the front and add a tag inside the windowed ones and then on the non-windowed I simply covered most of their front. These have been such a fun project and a little addictive as well...lol.
Hope that your day is a CRAFTY one!

Altered Seed Packets

Monday, March 11, 2019

Fun Flash Card Journal Tutorial

Happy Monday!!
I hope you have had a great start to the week.  The tutorial on the flash card sloppy journal is ready. I do hope that you have fun with it.

Flash Card Journal Tutorial

Friday, March 1, 2019

New Journals Along With Alice In Wonderland

Good Morning!!!
I hope that everyone has had a crafty week.
We have had such horrible weather the last few weekends that I have just stayed indoors and done some crafting. I made a couple of Alice in Wonderland journals as well as some little junk journals. I do plan to get the tutorial for the little junk journals out this weekend.
I hope you enjoy!

New Journals

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Somerset Studio Project - Winged Paper Dolls

Good morning!!
I have a fun tutorial to share using the Tim Holtz paper dolls and his Botanical pack. I found this project in the December issue of the Somerset Studio and knew it had to go on my "To Do" list.
This is a quick, easy and tons of fun project!!

FUN TUTORIAL

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Daphne's Dairy Planner - Turned Personal Journal

Happy Saturday!!
It is a COLD and BLUSTERY day in the Ozarks this Saturday. I good day to stay indoors and do some crafting!! I wanted to share the 2019 Daphne's Diary Planner that I purchased a few weeks ago at my local Barnes and Noble store.
I am not a planner person, but love all the DD products, so I decided to make the planner my personal journal.
Below is a video of the first few pages that I have completed. I hope that you enjoy it!

Daphne's Diary Planner/Turned Journal