• Are you creative?

    I read an article last week about adults who color and how good it is for us.  Yes, as in using a coloring book.  The article suggested that it is not only a way to be creative and use our imaginations, but it helps with our stress levels too.  I can totally agree with that statement, because I do love to color.  I have adult versions of a color by number, I’m on the second out of four pictures on that one.  And I have a straight coloring book for adults, though I want to get more.  This is the page I just finished coloring. Now personally I prefer using…

  • My crafting area

    I don’t have a craft room in our house, but I am thankful that I have a craft area.  It’s a simple area, a table and one of those rubbermaid three drawer plastic container.  It’s been working ok, but those plastic drawers are not all that sturdy.  So for Christmas I asked for a cherry wood, three drawer dresser to use in my craft area.  And I was blessed that Paul bought it for me.  It makes such a difference in my work area.  The drawers are bigger and of course close better than the other one.  And it makes the area look so much nicer. Paul was such a…

  • Greeting cards

    Last month I went to a scrapbooking conference with my mom. There we bought a lot of greeting card kits. I really enjoy creating cards, but not real confident on my designing skills. So I enjoy the kits a lot. I can pull out the kits, tools, adhesives and enjoy some creative time. These are cards that I got at the conference and ones that my mom gave me. She’s blessed to be able to get together with her friends every week and they create cards that a friend has put together. She’s starting to get me the kits too, so I put a couple of those together also. I…

  • Scrapbooking conference

    This past weekend I went on my first scrapbooking conference and it was a blast. My mom had invited me to go with her. My mom and I have never been able to go out on a weekend together like this, so this was an extra special time. We had connecting hotel rooms, which was so much fun. We worked on our crafts, went to some craft stores, ate at some yummy restaurants, and enjoyed relaxing in our rooms. It was strange for me to have a room all to myself, usually I’m sharing with my family. It was such a nice, fun, relaxing time. I’m so glad I got…