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My name is Erin and I have been blogging since July 2010 on the recommendation of my friend Ann and now I can't stop, LOL. I created this blog as a place to display my Kreativity. To inspire and be inspired. I hope you enjoy your visit. Let me know you stopped by so that I can return the favor and visit your blog.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Hello friends and fellow bloggers. I'm sure you have noticed that I have REALLY neglected my blog over the past 15+ months. I have been in school full time since August 2011 and I am have been very busy with classes, school work, homework, kids, kids homework, etc.... etc.... BUT I am happy to say that the end is near, I will be graduating in May with my Associates Degree in Medical Administration. :) Prayerfully, once I find a job (soon I hope) I will be back on the crafting wagon. I really miss it but unfortunately I haven't had the time and when I do have the time the motivation is just not there because of sheer exhaustion. 

Hope to see you all soon with some kreative kreations. 

Keep Krafting, 
Erin
Friday, November 11, 2011
Hello my dear friends!
It's Fall, my most favoritest time of the year. 
I love the colors of fall. I love the cool crisp air of fall.
And, I love the cozy feel of jeans and hoodies. 
I know we're all buzzin' around trying to get ready for the hustle and bustle of Christmas (and my shopping is DONE!) but before we get too deep into the Christmas spirit let's do a few more fall projects. 

As many of you know I LOVE to make little gifts for the kid's school teachers and the principal. I wish I could do something for every staff member of the school because they are so wonderful but who has that kind of time or money? Anyway, Halloween is no exception to my brown nosing gift giving. 
Since I've gone back to school (full-time) this fall I am pressed for crafting time. So, I cheated and bought them a gift but I still made them a card. 
 Here are the 3 cards I made. I LOVE the Simply Charmed cartridge and these adorable little scarecrows.
I wanted the card to match the scarecrows I gave to the teachers and principal. 
My daughter was so excited, Mrs. Conrad (the principal) took her into her office and let to choose the spot this adorable little scarecrow would stand. She chose the spot right next to the pens we gave her at the start of the school year. :)
Here are close ups of each card. I used Glossy Accents on the shoes. 


 So fun. 
I hope you all have a wonderful Fall and a tremendous Thanksgiving. Then, let the Christmas projects begin. 
Keep Kreating, 
Erin
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Guest Designer for Scrappin Sista aka Christel :)

October is Christel's birthday month and she has been celebrating with some awesome designers all month long. I am so honored and privileged to be among such talent. 
Unfortunately, I haven't had a whole lot of time to get into my scrap space over the last several weeks but I was able to sneak in and complete a project for Christel this past week. 
I wanted to make a simple but sparkley card and that I did. 

I have been desperately trying to use only scraps with each of my latest projects or at the very least mostly scraps. With this project I was successful....scraps only. 
The scalloped squares were made using my Spellbinders and the butterfly bling was something I received in on of Christel's swaps some time ago. I inked all the edges :)! I love inking it really pops everything. The sentiment is 1 stamp of a 4 stamp Stamin' Up set I purchased at a local thrift shop for $4. (It's amazing what kind of scrappy things you can find there if you are persistent and look hard enough) This stamp says:

cel*e*brate \se-le-brat\ v
(ca 1669) 1 a: to honor (as a 
holiday) by ceremonies b: to 
mark an anniversary or event
CELEBRATE
often iu a social gathering 
with acquaintances, friends and
loved ones b: a horn-blowing
confetti-throwing good time
Fitting for a month long birthday celebration don't you think?

Happy Birthday Christel! I hope your birthday and birthday month was the best it's ever been. 
Don't forget to hop on over to Christel's blog and show her some birthday love. 

Keep Kreating Friends,
Erin
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Welcome to the 
Purplefuntastick Bonanza Bash!
This is a hop in honor of our dear friend Kari's Birthday

H-A-P-P-Y  B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y
Kari!

If you are just visiting my blog and would like to hop from the very beginning you can start at Kari's (click here) blog. There are prizes and inspirations along the way that are sure to please.  If you've arrived here from Her Craftiness (click here), Lynne you are hopping along the right trail.

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using a leftover tag I had made in a swap a little while back. This was my first attempt at tags and I gotta say I was pleased with the outcome and I really like how it looks on this card. 
I know it's simple but to be honest with you
I LOVE SIMPLE.

Once again I want to wish Kari a very happy birthday and I hope your day is GREAT!

Your next stop along the way is Susan's (click here) blog. 

Don't forget to hop on over to Kari's blog and wish her a very happy birthday too. 

Keep Kreating, 
Erin
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hey ya'll!
I wanted to share a little something with you tonight. 
My cousin Kathy is having a baby! Congrats Kathy & Dave!
Although I am VERY happy for them and know they will make great parents I'm a little upset w/ them because they did not find out the gender of the baby. They want it to be a "surprise". GRR, LOL! 
It seems that in this day it is SO hard to find anything that is gender neutral, even if it's "neutral" it seems to have a gender feel about it. Well, I was able to find the cutest ducky hooded towels and I had to make a card to match of course. 
Isn't it cute? The front says "Welcome little one" and the inside says "Babies are God's opinion that the world should go on"
I love how I was able to match hemp to the buttons. So fun. 

I also made a little tag blanket.
It's so soft and cuddly. It's 12x12 and I'm sure little what's its name will love it. 
 :)

I'm remembering 9/11/01 today and watching documentary after documentary and the images seem just as shocking to me today, 10yrs & a million replays over, as they did on that horrible day. I'm so grateful for our country and our military.
Thank you Lord for protecting us in spite of our actions against you as a country. 

Keep Kreating &
Never Forget,
Erin
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I have already gone back to school. My first day was 8/29 and so far I am passing all my classed w/ flying colors. :) 
My kids go back to school on Wednesday (9/7) and they are both looking forward to it. My son Jason will be in Kindergarten this year and the big exciting thing for the kindergarteners is that they get to eat lunch in the cafeteria and not the classroom. My daughter Jaelyn is going into 1st grade this year and the exciting thing for her is that she will have a new teacher (Mrs. Donato) new to Discovery AND her classroom is on the 2nd floor this year. 
Ah, the simple things in life....
Well, I do everything I can to catch the cheap back to school sales for any and all of their supplies. In doing so we end up w/ the simple things. Plain blue notebooks, solid colored folders, boring binders. BORING? Did someone say boring? Well, NOT if I can help it. I took my son's "boring binder" and made it into an original, one of a kind, just for him binder.
 It's not much but it will definitely not be anything like any of his friends. 
I hope  you and your children are all enjoying your back to school time. (More time to craft right moms?) 
I made a gorgeous new Autumn banner for my mantel I will be sharing w/ you probably sometime over the weekend. 

Have a great Labor Day 
Keep Kreating, 
Erin
Thursday, August 25, 2011
It's Back To School time all over the country!
I LOVE back to school time. It means Fall (my FAVORITE) is almost here, it means new, fresh & crisp school supplies, it means new classes and new friends, it means new beginnings. 
My kids don't start school until September 7th!
I love to give the teachers and principal gifts for just about every occasion including the start of the new school year. This year my daughter will be in 1st grade breaking in a new teacher to Discovery and my son will be in Kindergarten. Discovery also has a new principal, Mrs. Conrad will make a great addition to "the team".
Since I have been LOVING my vinyl aka Contact paper it's only fitting that I would tie it into the teachers gifts this year. 
Here's what I made to share with our teachers/principal...


This project was fun, easy and affordable. 
These are pens, wrapped in floral tape with a blossom glued to the top. I stuck the pens in a glass container filled w/ green glass "stones". 
Easy Peasy lemon squeezy! 
The nicest thing is that I was able to find many of the materials at The Dollar Tree. The floral tape was purchased at JoAnn's and the pens were purchased at Office Max.
What teacher or principal can't use some pretty pens on her desk?
I hope you are all enjoying this Back To School season.
 
Keep Kreating, 
Erin

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