Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hippi Van with Paper Shelter

Good Evening,

Welcome to our new challenge @ Through the Craft Room Door  – can you believe we are at the end of January already?

Want to join our Challenge ? Find out More Here http://ttcrd.blogspot.com

This week it’s the turn of Team B to share their creative  projects with you.

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My card for team B with Paper Shelters 

 Hippi Van http://www.thepapershelter.com

 My easel card is done in Cool pastels too show case this Hippie van.  With a colorful dot base, orange background and a touch of strips  With flower cut outs. This is the Life. 

Do you have a hippie van story or memory ? 
Mine is my friends Amie  family van - you know the one with shag carpet and  beaded curtain with the funky smell .  Painted in wild colors . With loud music playing- 

Don't worry they are coming back but Volkswagen is making them electric for the next generation..

Monday, January 27, 2020

Year of the Rat !

Year of the Rat ! 

Chinese New Year is all a bout family,tradition and good food. Which puts my Hubby in charge in the kitchen,,,,

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Louisiana Arbor day

Celebrating Louisiana Arbor day ! 

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season. The state of Louisiana designates the THIRD FRIDAY in JANUARY as Arbor Day.

College Move in Day

Another Move In Day on Campus : 

It's time for goodbye's and moving back into the dorms after Christmas break. 
My paper was a dot print leftover from valentines, some sticker and paper from college handouts and family pictures.  Lisa 

My sketch from Sketch Challenge Inspiration Part 2http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/



My son's love for his Cats. 

From Three Muse Challenge https://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/
Take a Word Challenge https://takeaword.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fire Works * Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year ! 

Saturday Jan 25th starts the holiday ! 2020 is the Year of the Rat 

The Year of the Rat in standard Chinese is (Chinese: 鼠年; pinyin: shǔ​nián); the rat is associated with the first branch of the Earthly Branch symbol 子 (zǐ), which starts a repeating cycle of twelve years. The Chinese word shǔ​ (鼠) may refer to rat, mouse, or other muroid-type animal.

Chinese New Years Crafts

This Friday on my craft table is fun Chinese New Year Crafts:

Basic Supplies :

  • construction paper
  • paper plates
  • Scissor ,paint and glue

Fan :

Cut a paper plate , paint red , add sequins and sticks from the yard – tied with string. Classic Fan.
Traditional Chinese Fan, an Artistic Symbol of Literati and Social Status. Fan is in common use to drive away heat and stay cool during summer days. While traditional Chinese fan has a profound culture, which is closely associated with bamboo culture and Buddhism culture.

Mouse Red Envelope :

Using a basic envelope pattern cut out of Red and decorated with ears and face.
Red envelopes are gifts presented at social and family gatherings such as weddings or holidays such as Chinese New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is a symbol to ward off evil spirits. … Red envelopes are usually given out to the single generation despite the age and income.

Paper Lantern :

Paper Chinese Lantern Instructions
  1. Start with rectangular sheet of paper. Cut a strip of paper from the long edge of the paper (about 1″ width). …
  2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. …
  3. Unfold the paper.
  4. Loop the paper around to form a tube. …
  5. Tape or staple on the handle made in step 1 and you’re done!
Decorate with Cute face and Ears to celebrate The Year of the Rat !
Made of paper, the lantern, called lampion here, is the main focus of attention of the celebration as it symbolizes the wish for a bright future. In addition, the Chinese believe that while red is a symbol of happiness, gold is a symbol of wealth

Sunday, January 19, 2020



Sunday Morning ! Quiche

Sunday Morning ! Quiche 

After Early morning Church we gather together at Mom's for Brunch. Mom's Ham and Cheese Quiche is on the menu.  Lisa 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Homeless : Digital Whisper Challenge

Homeless : Digital Whisper Challenge https://digitalwhisper.blogspot.com/


Take a Word Challenge : Bird 

How did the whooping crane become endangered?
The Whooping Crane has suffered major population decline due to habitat loss and over-hunting. The population fell to only 15 individuals in the 1940s. Whooping Cranes were classified as endangered in 1967. The adult Whooping Crane (Grus Americana) is the tallest North American bird.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin