Friday, January 29, 2016

Vintage slide embellishments.

I have a bunch of these and I want to use then some how. I think I'm going to use these embellishment cluster for card making or maybe decorating some packages, will see. I think they turned out pretty neat. 








Saturday, January 23, 2016

Organizing by color and theme.

I'm still on my mission organization and it's going to take a very long time. I'm leaving my crafting and art supplies for last, that's going to be a fun huge task. But since  I was pulling valentine embellishment for my card making, I though I try it. I'm going to re-organizing my buttons and all the little dodas by theme. I don't know why I haven't arranged things like this before, is so much easier to pull . I'm temped to go on but no, I'm leaving this task for when I'm all done with the house. I'll think of it as an organizational treat to my self, I love looking at all my crafty supplies. My mind wonders at all the possibilities and pretty things I want to create.  




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Some vintage loving.

I can't remember where I found this book, but I treasure it. It's beautiful. 








Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New garden treasures.

Loving all these garden goodies that my sister let me have. She's redoing her back yard and no longer wanted these. They're new to me and so pretty. Some I'm going to leave with the beautiful patina that they have, while others I will clean and paint. 









Working on these iron chairs, I think they are beautiful. Hoping to get a few more years out of them.




Friday, January 15, 2016

Valentine paper projects.

Working on a project for a swap that I'm in over at a Facebook group. The swap is called 
 " A Pocket Full Of Tags". I'm trying to select the primary paper and some embellishments All the paper collects that I've seen for Valentine are not doing it for me. Scrabooking I think is really going down hill, there use to be so many gorgeous paper collections ????
Making do with what I already have. These little mason jars are made of wood, I covered them with paper and embellished a bit. What I have in mind is pink, red with lots of  shabby white. My partner is a supper sweet friend and I'm hoping she'll like what I'll create for her. 











Loving this 12 inch Cameo.

My sister found this Cameo and gave it to me, I love it. Have no idea where I would be displaying it but, for the mean time I'm just enjoying looking at it. Maybe when of enjoying it  this way, I might separate the little 3D ceramic girls bust and use it some other way. 






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Warning, SOAP BOX TIME.



     I'm an American that was born in Cuba. Always grateful to God and this amazing country that took us in. Cubans have always shared benefits that others oppressive countries don't (including among others, the Haitians. It always breaks my heart when they are turned back). But I so understand that we need legal migration programs and laws. I'm all for that, after all that is how my family enjoys the blessings of this great nation.
    These special benefits that Cuban's have is because of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966. Basically what it boils down to is that Cubans in Cuba can LEGALLY migrate to the U.S. through various migration programs. This has change a bit with the wet foot dry foot adjustment that was made latter. This Act grantees, us Cubans, to become permanent residents after the required time ( a guaranteed green card) and on the road to becoming a US Citizen. This is truly a blessing and a dream for so many other immigrants. This Cuban Adjustment Act was given to us because at the time, 1966. We were fleeing from POLITICAL AND NOT ECONOMIC persecution from the communist. Many of our parent were thrown in concentration camps, they were worked and starved beyond recognition, it happened to my dad and it happened to so many other dads.
    Now this is were I believe this act is outdated, gotten out of hand and needs to be revised. Any Cuban that comes from Cuba now and benefits from the Cuban Adjustment Act can legally go back to Cuban after they have been in the US for one full year. They can go back take our US dollars and continue to feed that communist and oppressive monster. They can make our US dollar stretch on amazing vacations, oh and yes and see the family.
    Now if you are blessed with this unique immigrant benefit that is the Cuban Adjustment Act, why would you go back to the oppressive country that you just left??? This is the opinion of this humble Cuban American and many others. You can see how this is a divisive topic among friends and family. I believe this act is outdated and abused and it need to be changed.
    This is going to be hard to do now, under this current administration. After all, the in thing to do now is go to Cuba on vacation.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Goodies from Bobbie Lynn.

What nice treat I received yesterday day from my sweet and talented friend Bobbie Lynn http://whyilovetogarden.blogspot.com/. It came just in time, I'm so enjoying the beautiful magazine and loving all of her gorgeous cards. 





Monday, January 4, 2016

Mission organization 2016, GO!

I've been wanting to do this for a few years now. I went ahead and purchased all new plastic bins, for some reason I wanted them all the same. I had a mishmash of  colors and they had all collapses into each other because they had no support in between them. I have to say I had them for over 10 years and I certainly got my money's worth. Hubby got me a few of these steel shelving units at Lowe's. I'm so happy that he went with these, they can hold up to 1,000.00 pounds per shelve. It might be a bit much than what we need, but I love them.   


                   I had to make labels for them and any excuse to play with my die cutting matching.




I love these bins, also from Lowe's. They have a snap on handle that locks the lids securely on. So worth what I paid for them. It was an initial investment since I replaced them all at once, but I'm so happy that I finally did it.