Tuesday, 4 October 2011

I'm really....

lousy at keeping up with this!!!

Right now I'm working on a paper nag mini for a swap within Artsy Addicts.  My swap partner is Shannon and our theme was to be Friends or Family.  Well, I chose Family for Shannon.  This is my first paper bag mini and I've done a lot of learning in the last week.  Tomorrow I am going to post some sneak peak pictures of the mini and explain what I've learned about my crafting/scrapping style.  Any comments on what your style is or do you seem to change styles all depending on the type of mini you're doing?  I know one thing for sure....I am a totally chaotic crafter, I really start off with no rhyme or reason and I continue that way.  I love watching everyone's video's and get really envious of the people who get themselves nice neat piles of what they want to use.  My brain won't allow me to do that.

Until tomorrow then.....goodnight my friends.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Giveaway!!!!

Not mine I should add super quick!!!  Go check out Crickets Daughter at http://cricketsdaughter.blogspot.com/2011/10/octoberwhat-great-month.html to see the awesome giveaway she's doing.  Hope that she and everyone else has a wonderful October!!!!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

I promised myself.....

this wouldn't happen.  Wasn't going to get down about no followers etc etc and just keep on blogging anyway.  Soooooooooooooooo.......Here I am blogging.  :)  Right now I'm working on a paper bag mini for a swap in Artsy Addicts and my partner is Shannon.  youtube name : 
I'm also thinking about making my own SmashBook today as I keep seem to find any in Britain and I don't want to pay for the postage from the US.  So, hopefully will find time to post some pics later.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Pin Cushion

This is what I have been busy doing this morning.  Like I don't have other things that need finishing first!  ah well

Friday, 16 September 2011

oooo I have a follower!!!

Just wanted to say welcome to my very very first (and there will only ever be 1 first!!!) follower!  :)  Going to take some pics later of other things I've been working on and haven't finished yet....and there are a lot.  I seemed to get sidetracked halfway through a project and it gets put off to the side, I can think of at least 4 things that are waiting to be finished....and I'll probably find more when I take those ones out.  Be back in a bit.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Artsy Addicts 'Micro Mini' challenge

Here is my micro mini, my very first micro mini.  It measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/4".  I used one of my Spellbinders dies to cut the (recycled, yay me!) cardboard pages.  I then decided I wanted every other set of pages to be raw, so I peeled off the paper to show the corrugation.  ( A little method Arlene at MyButterflyKisses showed on YouTube).  I wanted to keep those pages more or less simple only adding on a few quotes that I LOVE and I'm hoping will give me some inspiration when I'm stuck in a rut.  On the covered pages, I used Basic Grey's 'Out of Print' (lloooovveee it) paper.  I will add pictures of my 4 boys on them and keep this mini at my workstation at all times.  I will try and do my first video tomorrow when my house is quiet.  Although I am soooo nervous about  doing a video.

My First Day as a blogger

Hello all....

I am so totally new to this and I really have no idea what I am doing so please be patient with me.  I have started blogging....finally....to keep up with the Joneses.  No, really, there are so many of you out there in the crafting world and in the facebook group Artsy Addicts that I had to be just like you!  ;)

I love creating...whether it be a card, a mini album, a page, an altered project or any number of a million things. I have found a huge community of people, like me, on YouTube.  That is how I found Artsy Addicts to be honest.  Everyone of the videos I watch inspire me in some way or another, now I just have to start sharing what I do.  I don't really have the confidence to do that but I'm hoping that will change.  I just keep saying my mantra over and over again 'there is no wrong way in creating'.

That out of the way....my name is Heidi.  I live in total chaos most of the time...hence the 'Creative Mess'.  I seem to make more mess than I do creations, but it's a mess I love and feel at home in!  I have 4 sons.  Casey, my oldest will be 13 in November.  He has autism and I learn something new from him everyday.  He doesn't share my love for creating even though he's good at it.  He prefers sitting with a book and learning about times gone past.  Curtis is 11 and does share my love.  If he sees me sitting in my 'mess' he has to get stuck in as well.  I think one day he will out do me and make me feel inadequate!  Alex is 6 and a little 'know it all'.  He loves to dabble in the crafty stuff but he prefers playing on  the xbox 360.  And then  there is Sam, my baby.  He's 4 and because he loves everyone he does a little bit of everything to be with each of us at some point or another. I love watching him 'create' the most.  His mind has no boundaries and I feel I maybe have a lot to learn from him.

I hope I can try and keep up with this.  I'm always working on or altering something.  Thanks for reading....

oh and I'll take criticism if it's good criticism and it will 'help' me, otherwise, if you have nothing nice to say....then don't say it.  :)