Saturday, August 22, 2015

It's official, this blog has finally given up the ghost. Between family responsibilities, work responsibilities and, yep, even fun stuff, I just haven't kept up with this the way I had in the past. That being said, I still have a ton more creative energy to share. So, with the help of another crafty friend, I'm moving on to bigger and different things. My creativity has taken me away from Stampin' Up!, but I'm not completely out of the game. Now I've discovered there is an huge ocean of creative endeavors that I am dying to try. So blog friends, I'm ready to jump in head first. My new adventures, with my crafty friend, will hopefully be well documented over on our BRAND NEW SITE: TWO MRS. I know it doesn't look like much yet, but you know me. It won't be long and I'll be back in the blogging groove again. I hope you will at least take the time to check out the new site and maybe even follow along to see what kind of crafty mischief I can manage to get in now! See you on the flip side!

Monday, February 2, 2015

So, long time no hear. Once again life has been through some major changes here at the Mayou House! I have finally dropped my demonstratorship through Stampin' Up!. While it was a difficult choice for me, it was what was best for my family at this point in time. Have I given up crafting? Of course NOT! I still love putting those projects together. One thing I will say, since giving up Stampin' Up! I have discovered that there is a whole new world of crafting out there. I got a Silhouette Cameo over the summer and it has been keeping me super busy! I love how I can use it to cut out anything I can think of. You know me and my punch art projects, well this makes it so much easier than punching each piece by hand. I've attached a couple of projects just to show you what I've been up to. I can't promise I will keep this updated as much as I have in the past, but I will try to stay a bit more current than a year between posts!

By the way, this was the baby shower invitation I made for my daughter this summer. Yep, you read that right. I am a grandma of a brand new Baby Boy, James Mathew. He was born January 19th and is quickly becoming the love of my life. Just because I'm a new grandma, I get to show him off right? :)

Ok, well my craft table is totally covered with Valentine's for my son's class, so I better get back to it. I will see you all soon!

Monday, March 31, 2014


The other day I told you about Kiley, well her brother is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan. I couldn't leave him out of the card making process, so I put together this cute guy. I so did not make this one up out of my head, but instead bought a pattern from Sharon White. Of course, when I took it over to the neighbors, little brother was sleeping, so guess who claimed the card......Kiley of course! At least someone enjoyed it. I suppose I'll have to make another one just for him!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Another Birthday Party Invite

My kids birthdays are all in the fall, but my neighbors kids all have birthday's in the winter. This was another neighbor's request for an invite. Her daughter was turning four, and at the time was all about Ariel and the Little Mermaid. I wasn't impressed with the Ariel punch art out there, and I didn't have time to go find an Ariel stamp, so I decided that it might just have to be a mermaid inspired card, not an Ariel reference.

Luckily Kiley thought that the mermaid on the card looked just like her! I printed a line image from the computer onto watercolor paper and colored it with Stampin' Up! markers. A couple pieces of bling and a card shaped like a shell and it was good to go.

The important part was that Kiley loved them, and she had a wonderful time at her party!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

More Snowball fun

I made these as neighbor gifts for Christmas, but I bet you could use them as gifts during the summer as well. Especially when there isn't any real snow on the ground to throw. I saw the idea of an indoor snowball fight in a catalog, but of course the price was exorbitant. Being the crafty girl that I am, I thought to myself, "I can make that!"  Of course I did forget that I can't really sew. Luckily, since these spent most of the time after I gave them winging around the room, no one seemed to notice how lopsided they really were!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Are you ready for some more winter fun?

Ok, I know that by now things have started to slow down on the snow front, but I still have winter projects to show you, so deal with it! :) The first project was actually a Christmas present for my Mom. I have to say, I LOVE the way this turned out. This was actually a last minute idea in my head that I had to make a reality. I think I made the entire project on December 23. Like I said though, I think this was my absolute favorite project this winter. It just turned out so darn cute!!!

I ended up mounting this on canvas, but I bet it would have looked so cute in a black or red frame as well. I am hoping my mom liked it as much as I did (cause if she didn't, I'm going to steal it back!).

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gotta love Legos!!!

My next door neighbor, and great friend Amanda, asked me to make birthday invites for her son. The plan for the birthday party was a trip to see the new LEGO movie. Since my son was invited too....I had to say Yes. Since I didn't have tons of time, I had to get creative and limit the amount of work that would go into these. A quick google search, and I came across tons of Lego cards. I couldn't believe how many there were. A couple punches with a circle punch and a some sponging, and these were finished. I couldn't have asked for a better or easier Lego card!