Sunday, March 27, 2011


My husband and I went down to the University of Michigan again with our daughter for another tour and a meeting. Deni my baby, she'll be 18 in June, loves this college. After checking it out for the 4th time, she finally committed! She's officially a student in the fall at the U of M!!!! We put down our deposit and made it official. She's spent so much time touring colleges and researching them all and this is where she feels she should be. I'm so happy for her and know she'll do well, but I'll miss her so much!!!! Here are a couple of pictures of Deni and Maggie Mae, our dog. She also went with us and loved it.

As far as being crafty, my scrap room is still not back together. We got all the water cleaned up from the flood, but since the basement was tore up we decided to drywall and insulate. The drywall is hung but now has to be finished. What a mess!! It will all be worth it in the long run, but I'm going nuts, waiting to work in my space, I miss crafting!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I thought I'd share what I've been doing. No not having a good time scrapping and creating, but cleaning up a big mess. We woke up Thursday morning to a flooded basement! Our sump pump stopped working and we've been cleaning up for the last four days.
You want to know the worst part of it? My scrapping room is down there!!!!! I was very, very lucky. I don't think any of my treasures were ruined! Thank God!!
This was a real wake-up call for us. We've been buying shelves and organizing everything. Our basement was finished but we just had the cement blocks painted. So my husband had this bright idea to build walls inside the cement blocks and drywall the basement. This way it will look more homey and we can insulate. I'm sure it's going to take some time, since we are doing it all ourselves. My husband turns 58 Tues. and I'm 51 and we don't get as much done as we used to. We built the house 11 years ago and had all sorts of ambition. Not any more! Ha!!
So needless to say I won't be crafting for quite some time. I'm so bummed, but in the long run my space will be much nicer. I plan on taking a little more of the basement when everything is put back together. I'll make sure and post pictures of my studio when it's finished.
Have a great day everyone. Shari

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My daughters project

My daughter is a senior in high school and had to make a brochure for one of her classes. She used to scrap with me when she was younger but it's been along time. I'm so proud of her project, she wanted it to look aged and rouged. She crumbled up the card stock and inked it. I love the way it turned out, I hope she gets an A. What do you think?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Another Challenge

I was fortunate enough to be picked for Challenge #33 on All Things Tim group last week, so I thought I'd give it another try.

This week is Challenge # 34 Create your own art using the Dimensional Collage Fragments technique. Found on pg. 63 in Tim Holtz book A Compendium of Curiosities.

I used the largest fragment and stamped several images of sewing stamps. The background is an old bible page. This is a fun technique and I'm sure I'll be trying more of it.

The next step was what to do with the fragment. I decided to make a new button box for all of my old buttons that had been passed down from my Grandma. I bought this plain box at Hobby Lobby and covered it with paper.

I cut the word buttons out of Tim's paper and added a old thimble,a needle threader and one of Grandma's old buttons. I used a rub-on for the dress form. I personally think it needs more, but more dear daughter says I always add to much.

I think this qualifies for the Challenge # 34 at Studio L3

Gloria's challenge on All Things Tim

A No Cook Recipe at Simon Says Stamp Challenge 1 Image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments.

Let me know what you think, I like how it turned out but I still think it needs something. Shari