December 31, 2011

happy new year

 this is going to be a full year with tons of exciting new surprises.. i can feel it! 
some say its going to be the end of the world, some say "it" won't ever die.. i say let's live it up today like its 1999! cue fabulous dancing music!! 
have a great one guys! 

December 25, 2011

merry christmas

 christmas is probably my favorite time of year although my birthday is right up there {august} i don't set up a tree for that (thumbs down). i mean what's not to love? the lights, the laughing and spicing every drink
with yummy nog! geez ya can't loose! so here's to all those non-scrooges out there that love this time of year as much as i! hope this day fills you with tons of presents and goodies.. oh ha..hem.. i mean joy and love! :)

December 23, 2011

santa.. drinking margaritas

margaritas aren't the typical christmas beverage for us.. but then 84degress [even for florida] isn't so typical either! this christmas eve our holiday dinner is a seafood boil

complete with king crab and the largest prawns you've ever seen, mini red skin potatoes and corn.

hope your christmas eve is just as memorable!

December 19, 2011


super busy with last minute shopping? i bet you are! well, Colorful Krafts just announced a massive sale going on at her Etsy site! check it out here!

some of the ON SALE items are

well, there are really lots of things on sale (but of course this computer decided to start acting up) maybe Santa will bring a new computer for xmas?

what are you asking for santa this year?

December 11, 2011

mod podge and poinsettias

just thought i say a quick hello with a tiny little update, first off never have your wisdom teeth taken out! K. now that we have that covered.. but before i run off to get these stack of Christmas cards all addressed and ready to send out tomorrow.. i wanted to show off one of the fancies on our tree this year.

hand made poinsettias

this is how they started out..

so i guess they weren't entirely handmade

but a little misting, spray inks along side some mod podge and tons of glitter... our tree is looking fine! 

 hope ya'll holidays are super festive!

December 8, 2011

deck the halls... with wisdom teeth?

with all the hustle and bustle of the season i've completely negated my regular posting! latley my time has been taken up with more important matters like...
record length bubble bath time, movies marathons, playing board games and drinking spiced drinks with cinnamon sticks in between trying out new recipes and wrapping gifts. 
with eric's birthday {tuesday the 13th} there's double the planning, shopping & wrapping! but sadly hardly any scrapping! 
however, the biggest and most fun thing is planned for tomorrow... i'm getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled! yay right!?... wrong. i'm nervous to say the least who plans to have their teeth pulled right before the most important day of the year (no silly not my birthday - Christmas!) hopfully everything will go fine and i'll get better fast so i can get back online for some serious colorful kraft time! wish me luck!

November 23, 2011


Wow! i have so much to be thankful for...
here's my top 10 for 2011

10. zooey deschanel and the new girl {my new favorite tv show} = super laugh out loud funny!

9.  my heritage greek/irish - are there really that many out there with that combo? :)

8. wonderful in-laws who support, motivate & love me not just during the holidays but give me year round warm fuzzies!

7. an opportunity to express my creative thought by creating a colorful krafting business and brand.

6. wonderful friends who stand by me, support and love me.. just the crazy way i am.

5. rainbows, unicorns, butterflies, laugh out loud comedies and people who stand up for what they believe and who they are as individuals regardless if i share their passion or pursuit.. an individual with a purpose is one to respect. 

4. colorful krafts supporters. everyone that came out to the craft shows & bought a colorful item, all the love and support over the years from all the readers. i love every email and comment received! thx guys! 

3. we have plenty. in a time of less & struggle our family has been extremely blessed with a beautiful home and a full table. 

2. family, even though my brother is serving overseas & we won't spend the holidays together his service & loyalties makes us all proud! 

1. eric, my husband & the beautiful wedding day we shared earlier this year. 

have a wonderful thanksgiving!

November 22, 2011

made by hand + thanks

the weekend before thanksgiving Colorful Krafts participated in Tampa's - "Made by Hand" Craft Fair! 

this was my booth
table set-up

journals seem to be the most popular {guess its that time of year}

thanks to everyone that stopped by & purchased something handmade!!

since the craft fair... 

I've completely negated this blog for out of town family and black friday shopping
which made me go in a complete frenzy - cleaning out my closet (for all the new clothes)
scrubbing down the house for all the new pretty handmade {and otherwise} Christmas ornaments{which i'm totally stoked to show you in a later post}
on top of all that craziness - cleaning & christmas decorating brought about a total scrap room re-org, then there were tons of presents to wrap so i played with my new lily green circuit expression making all kinds of x-mas tags. the list of everrything that's been going on is crazy - but i'll get back on top of things soon enough until then what are you doing to prepare for the holidays?

November 7, 2011

New New and did i mention New?

lots of new going on around here so get yourself a nice hot cup of coco and settle in cause this post is a doosy! for starters the 1st new is literally just that my FIRST ever craft fair!

 [setting up]

it was an indoor/outdoor affair and my spot was inside and since it was below 70 {hence the sweater} i'm kinda glad i was inside. (i know i know i'm a bit of a woose)

ready to shop!

colorful krafts booth/table

some of the other vendors 

even though i did do quite well there were some tid-bits "leftover"so i updated colorful's etsy site to show some new items that were made just for the kraft fair.

a couple things that sold...

bunny book $60.
it was sad to see it go... but happy that "she" was excited to give this Mellisa Frances bunny baby book a new home!

also found a new home 

this dusty pink vintage kitsch styled headband found a home with a beautiful head of brunette hair

on a side note i changed around some of the prices on some of the "older items" in colorful's etsy site to match what they were at the craft fair - you can check out the etsy site here.

after a long day of kraft fair saturday it was nap time
but sunday was my 2nd NEW thing

i participated in my 1st ever class
the class was at whim so doddle 

how totally cute is this book? the book binding and sewing on grudge paper was the main reasons i took the class - but learn so much on top of that! for sure going to be taking more classes! 
well, i thought the weekend was going to bring an end to all things new.. 
but i was wrong!  (yay)
monday brought the best new thing yet!

what was it you ask? 
can i hear a drum roll?!

 a surprise from!

oh what can it be? 
 some pretty flowers... but such a big box for just flowers...

canada paper pad (perfect since we're planning yet another trip there next spring/summer) 


a new CRICUT EXPRESSION! what what?!

 and it's lily green! you must be ****ing me! i'm so happy

 came with a new 12x12 cutting mat

 manual and CD

 and what!! 2 new cartridges! (i have to change my undies!)

 holy moly! this is to much - its like christmas around here! 

 blade in..

 ready to cut!.. won't be sleeping tonight

 oh mojo.. thank you for being so helpful! what a fuzzy kitty

must say bye to my old cutter.. was it as good for you as it was for me? 

with such a good and NEW streak going on.. what's going to happen tomorrow i wonder?

anything new in your world?

Macy Monday

this was a whole weekend long extravaganza of a layout!  first it was all about the design.. i really wanted a true Girl Scout look and with the hand-stitched sashes, hand cut frames and raw muslin bows tied with grass green and brown brads.. i think its just the ticket. 

 macy had tons of badges but these were the loose ones so making them work into the layout was Key

 the sash was just the thing - and to top it off this color was sooo P.E.R.F.E.C.T spot on!

 a little nature
 on the edge of a card

with the very example of amazing firecracker bangs i've ever seen - macy you can thank me for putting this picture in the card (♥ your face!)
this on the other hand was prob the best picture of the bunch - but how to work the shape into the layout (hence the 2day timing on the layout...)
hope you love your scouted layout Macy!!