Tuesday, July 31, 2012

{ New Keepsake Box }

 Here is a keepsake box I did using a box I purchased for $1 at Target and this is what I cam up with. I covered the box with Prima and I used the antique MOD PODGE and added some lace. paper flowers and some trim around the edges and I also added a butterfly. I painted the wooden knobs for the legs on the bottom.I used a string of small pearls on top to add some dimension. The color of the box was a bright pink with poka dots on it before I altered it.
 This is just a peek of what I am creating in between the yard work being done. I hope to get started in a day or 2 so wish me luck!

Thanks again for visiting and enjoy your week!

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{ Lunch @ Ports O`Call Village }

Over the weekend we invited my Grandma`s best friend Maria to go have lunch with us in San Pedro and a really cool place called Ports O`Call. The last time we went there was 2 years or more since we got together to spend the afternoon at Ports O`Call at the Fish Market to eat fresh seafood. You go into the Market area and pick your seafood you like by the pound or piece,then you add mixed vegetables and order huge loafs of garlic bread then you have to go take it to be cooked. You tell them if you want it grilled or they can BBQ the fish and deep fry if you want it.They add a delicious seasoning on it with a buttery oil to grill it. They give you so much on huge trays when they are done cooking your food. We had a great time and we sat next to the water and watch the boats go by. They have so much to eat there like fried oysters and fried calamari and lots of lemon and Chile to go with it. Then after we ate we walked around the shops and they we stopped at the ice cream shop and had a ice cream cone. We always do this and we remember how Grandma loved to get a ice cream cone when we went. I really enjoyed the day with my family and we watched the boats and freight carriers go by while we ate our ice cream. I cant wait until we go back.

Here are a few photos I took.

Mom and Maria

Talapia Grilled fish and veggies and garlic bread loafs!

Grilled shrimp and more veggies

My brother Tom


Thanks so much for visiting and have a great week!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

{ Quick Project }

 I finlay completed one project yesterday. I purchased a small topiary tree from my local craft store and I wanted to see what I could come up with and this is what I did. I used a older Prima line and added some pearls and some Melissa Francis mini frames and a tiny bird.I used the new antique mod podge on the pot and it really came out aged. I am still working on more projects and still over looking work on the house at the same time.

Lots of cement work on the back yard still and today is going to be a busy one because, more cement work to be done.  I am also taking in the car for service and I have a few erands to run. ( maybe sneek in some shopping)  LOL The weather has cooled down a bit  for now but I know it won`t last. We are half way threw the week! And it looks like we are going to Ports Of Call this weekend, I can hardly wait and maybe a visit to the Crafted at the port too!

Have a Happy Wednesday and thanks again for visiting!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

{ Mess On My Desk }

 Its been a few days since my last post, Its been busy around here and I just waned to show you the mess I have on my work area. I am working on a few projects at the same time and I'm trying to get a little crafting in when I have the time. I'm getting a little behind but I hope to get caught up soon.The work around the house is coming along and I have been running back and fourth to the hardware store to get what we need. I have also tried to get some craft shopping in when I can. ( LOL )

 I love the summer but it has been hot here the last few days and have had the AC on all the time. It seems its going to be hot next week as well! I am hoping we can make it to the OC Fair in the next week or 2 but wee will see how that goes. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and keeping cool at the same time. Sorry for the quick post!

Once again thanks for visiting and enjoy your Sunday!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

{ Getting Crafty Time in }

 Yesterday I did a lot of running around and I managed to get a little crafty shopping along the way. It was really quick, well for me it was I ran in to one of my local craft stores and purchased me a new edge punch from Martha Stewart and I got a jar of the new antique MOD PODGE  I wanted to try, with  a few other things. Then I was out under 20 min! ( that was a miracle for me)  LOL... I am making a little project in between everything here at home with the painting and working on our patio. I will share a photo soon as I am done. It looks like another busy day for me!

Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks again for visiting!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{ Im A Winner! }

 I have some exciting new! I just found out I won 3rd place in a fourth of July contest I entered
and  guess what? I had the 3rd highest votes and was the 3rd winner!! How cool is that! My friend Jessica had on her blog http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/ I entered and said what the heck and I did! Woo Whoo!! Thank you everyone who voted for me and I cant wait to get my prize!

The person with the 3rd most votes and our

3rd place winner


Project #23. Scrapbook Joe

 Thanks for visiting and have a great Wednesday!
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{ Shadow Box Gift }

 Here is a gift I finished yesterday that I am going to give to Sal`s Mom. I Did this shadow box of her Mom and I added a poem called Family Chain and I did it in Spanish for her. I used a older line of Prima and I used some Melissa Frances embellishments to add some dimension. I added a small frame with a pink rhinestone ribbon in the upper right corner. I also made a picture frame to give to each of his 3 sisters of his Grandma.  I  added some pink paper flowers to embellish them a little. I know this is a difficult time but I know they will love them. The services are this week so I am going to take them to them today. I really hope they will like them.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your week!
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

{ Busy Time for Us }

 Sorry I have not posted since the 4th because it been hectic around here. We have been having some work done to the house and buying and picking out colors for the painters and lighting for the electricians and having a few tress removed.  And my Mom finally goes to see the specialist for her knee replacement on Tuesday. I will find out when she will have her surgery and that will be another thing to keep me really busy. I'm trying to get as much done before she has the surgery and get as much done with the house. This is going to be a crazy week for us.

 We also had a death in the family last week. It was Sal`s Grandmother, so that has keept us really busy with all the family coming and making all the arrangements and I'm also making a couple of projects for the funeral. So its really hectic here and we are all just trying to get things done. I'm glad I am able to help out in any way I can so its keeping me busy. I will keep you updated soon as I have a chance, I just wanted to let you know I'm still here and give you a little update.

I want to thank you for visiting and hope you have a great week !

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

{ 4Th Of July }

Wishing you all a safe and Happy fourth of July!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

{ More Projects }

 Here are a couple more projects I put together really quick today. I did this simply card using We r memory embellishments and a few Jo lees stickers on Kraft card. I had purchased this simple paper banner at mt local Target in the $1 section and just added glittered letters to it and a 4th of July stickers from Jo lees.It was a fast n simple to make for the fourth. I cant believe its the 4th tomorrow. I cant wait to BBQ!

Have a great Wednesday and thanks again for visiting!
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Monday, July 2, 2012

{ 4th of July Frame }

 Only 1 more day untill the 4th of July is here! I love this holiday because we love to have a BBQ and relax and watch  fireworks with our neighbors. It was my Dads favorite holidays with the family and I remember how he loved to do the BBQ for us and have the family come over!

 I did a little shopping over the weekend and I found fourth of July paper I liked from Echo Park. I made this wooden frame with the paper and It was really quick to create.I did it in less than 15 minutes!  Woo Whoo! I just added a few pop dots to give a little demensionand a little inking on the edges. I am working on a couple more projects and I hope to get them done in the next day or 2 and will share a photo soon as I can.

 Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for visiting!
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

{ Crafted At the Port Visit }

 I to a trip to San Pedro yesterday afternoon to go and check out Crafted At The Port Of Los Angeles
and it was really cool! This was its first weekend and I was impressed even though it was only 1/3 of the building was complete. I was visiting with a few of the venders and they said the first day they had about 30 new venders fill applications to be a part of the Crafted group. They still have more work to be done and some of the venders were not open yet. I liked all the venders and all the different crafters who were selling there. They had food and a live band and pony rides for the kids. It looked so cool on the inside it had an old vintage barn feel to it and in the middle they had 3 of the hugest ceiling fans I had ever seen! It is only open on the weekends and there are 2 huge warehouses and building 10 is opening first then they will do building 9. I know it will get better as time goes on and they had a huge response to them opening and people really seem to like the idea if a huge craft market place for us here at the port of Los Angeles. Here are just a few photos I took just to give you an idea. I really recommend you go and check it out one of these weekends.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks again for visiting!
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