Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy New Year!

I am coming to you with big hopes and aspirations of stepping up my crafting game in 2018!  One thing that I hope to do this year is attend more craft shows, workshops and retreats, as well as have the inventory to support the effort!  LOL.

Many times we, as crafters, make cards or quick orders for close friends and family, and don't always remember to make extras to keep in stock.  I'm guilty of this, for sure!  In addition, we must remember to take photos of our completed projects; so if we don't make extras, we can at least recreate the projects from the photos.  

My daughter wanted to participate in spirit week at her school; and came up with a idea for "twin day"  The end result is in the picture below!  I love it when my daughter (my mini-me} has such cute crafty ideas!  LOL.

On the flip side... I had a customer request custom Christian shirts for her and her husband; but I forgot to take a picture of the shirts!!  SMH.

2018 is my year of greater... greater wisdom; greater faith; greater love; greater opportunities to build my business; greater opportunities to craft and create customized cards, gifts and special events! 

Thanks for your support in 2017!
Thanks, in advance, for your support in 2018!!



Friday, December 15, 2017

Holiday Crafter's Block

Season's Greetings!

Just popped in, with hopes of sparking some creative mojo!!  OMG - I have so much that I want to do, but don't quite have the mojo to pull it all together, just yet.

My family has had a couple of unexpected issues come up; and these took priority over all other things, including time to craft.  Now that things are settling down, I'm feeling drained from always being "on the go"!  Nonetheless,  this is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for crafters, and I refuse to be left in the dust.  LOL.

I decided to try my hand at making wreaths this year.  My hope is that I will be making them throughout the year, for any season or occasion, and in any colors.  Of these three, the pink one is my favorite!  IJS...


Holiday Hugz,

Friday, November 17, 2017

Twisted Thursday

Happy Friday!

I'm here to share some exciting news with you!  Yours truly was invited to be a guest designer for Outlawz Challenges -Thursday Twist!  It felt great to be part of such a wonderful, supportive group of crafters.  This week's challenge is "anything goes", with the twist of using BOWS, BUTTONS & BRADS.  Now, the bows and buttons were pretty easy for me; however, this challenge made me realize that I need to re-evaluate my stash of brads!  LOL.  Nonetheless, I was able to make a card, using the color scheme from the Tuesday Color Challenge. 

I appreciate the opportunity to be the guest DT for this week; and hope to possibly become a more permanent fixture on that team.

Thanks for stopping by my little world of crafty happiness!

Wishing you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!


Monday, October 16, 2017

80th Birthday Album Completed

Hello good people!

It's been a while since my last post; but I cannot apologize for it!  LOL.  I took a much-needed vacation and rested my brain!  I prayed that my mojo would return to me, full force, so I can finish this year with a nice stash of cards, albums, or whatever God would have me to work on. 

My sista, Cassie, and I decided to stow away for a few days earlier this month, to just craft to our hearts' content!  As a result, I was able to finally finish my mom's 80th Birthday Celebration album, which was also my very first Kathy King project!!  As you may recall, I started working on this project around Christmas, and put the photos in during the Spring retreat in Massanutten.  Well, I realized that I also needed to make the storage box, so mom could showcase her gift, without damaging the actual book.  Here's the end result.

Storage Box

Front cover

Back Cover



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Amped up for August!

Hello Everyone,

I can't believe that the summer is coming to an end already; and our kids are getting ready to go back to school!

As you may know, I've been in a minor creative slump these past few months.  I believe it is mainly b/c the cares of life and hectic scheduling have overshadowed my crafting time.  My craft area, affectionately nicknamed "The Lounge", has been longing for my company.  So, I need all of my crafty Christian friends to stretch their hands towards this post, and whisper a prayer for "restoration and elevation of creativity"!!!  :-)

As I am patiently awaiting the miraculous shift of creativity, I challenged and pushed myself to complete my first diaper creation (can't really call this one a "cake") - A Diaper Tricycle!!!  My crafty sista teased me about just jumping out there with this assignment - LMBO!!

Nonetheless, here... it ... is... from start to finish!  TFL.

BTW - I did the little favors (bottles), too!  The client and recipients were pleasantly surprised with the finished product!

'Til next time...

Hugz - Lisa.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July is Jumping!!!

Hello, hello, hello!

It's me again, here to post some bridal party tees that I finally completed.  Now, there is a quick crafty, nightmarish story behind these shirts...

I was originally approached about these shirts back in May, but we didn't finalize the customization until June.  I thought the order needed to be done my the end of July; but I found out the hard way that I was a week off!!  OMG.  I dug in, like we crafters do, under a tight deadline; and everything seemed to be working out, until... the word "Bridesmaid" would not cut for 3 of the 5 shirts!! WTW?!!!  I changed the font 4 times, and I still could not get a clean cut.  Well, I ended up not delivering the finished shirts as anticipated; but was able to finally work some crafting magic to get them done before the wedding.  I told the client that I felt so bad about missing the original deadline, that I was willing to take the loss.  Nonetheless, here are the finished tees.

Thanks for looking.  These are also posted on my FB page - Taylor-Made Creations.

Design ideas via Pinterest.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2 Quick cards

Happy Tuesday!

I can't believe I'm back here so soon!! LOL.  I was asked to do a last-minute card for my husband's co-worker (birthday); and I made a special birthday card for my Bishop's mom - who happens to love everything that sparkles and blings!!  

Thanks for looking.

The Paper Studio - Ninth Street Paper Pack