I am so excited to be one of the creators of Created Crafty.
Myself along with my most crafty Mama are going to bring you fun inspiring crafts. We hope that you will find within yourself the love of Crafting. We pray that you will see that the Lord CREATED you in his image and because of that sweet friends each of us are woven together in his image to create. May you find peace in the time that you spend creating your crafts.
May you learn a bit about yourself with each project. And bask in the awesomeness of being YOU!

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26-28

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Strathmore Online Workshops (free)

Hello Crafty women out there,
I'd like to share a great site  that has wonderful instructors with free online Workshops!

                           Strathmore Artist Studio 

I just finished a 4 week workshop:
Doodles Unleashed workshop
by Traci Bautista, She encouraged her students to PLAY with color ...paints ...markers ...stencils ...Doodles!  It was a challenge for me....But her just let loose & play encouragement was what I need! (I'm learning to have fun, enjoy the process & don't sweat being good at it...just enjoy it for me!

My little lady may be out of proportion, but she is special to me since she is my first face....& can't you see she has such a BIG HEART!    

The next class is Workshop 2: Watercolor Sketching
    with Cathy Johnson  it starts on March 1, 2012.   Won't you join me at her class???

Monday, January 23, 2012

Balloon Wreath

Nothing makes me as happy as when my friends are "getting there craft on". I am so blessed that one of my most best friends in the whole world has been sharing her crafty self with me and has said I can share with you! If you are getting crafty and want to share your crafty self with the rest of us.... I would be the most blessed crafty mama. 

Crafty Mama Stef

Balloon Wreaths how stinkin' cute right! I can't think of a better way to start of a birthday celebration than with one of these on your door. So the way it works... I made one for Minnie's birthday. Of course I saw it on Pinterest! I thought I was TOTALLY awesome. Then even more awesome Stefanie got her craft on and pulled out the 1200 balloon wreath you find here at the top of the page! Yes 1200 balloons!  So worth it her wreath is breath taking! I love it!

Crafty Mama Rach

What you need to make a Crafty Balloon Wreath

1.You're favorite craft store, mine just happens to Joann's

2. A 14 inch foam wreath

3. 600 of these thumb killers

And of course 1200 of these awesome balloons from the Dollar tree

If you make one of these awesome balloon wreaths and want to share it with us.... Please email it to me!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mason Jar Wreath

Simple canning jar lids strung up tightly together create one funky little industrical chic wreath!
As we all know I LOVE Pinterest... okay I am obsessed with Pinterest earlier this year I pinned eek! this awesome wreath. I have been so excited to make it being that it incorporates to things that I love, canning and wreaths! So this am when I woke up with my hubby at the amazing hour of 4:30 am so he could hop a flight I got my craft on. I love the way my Mason Jar Wreath turned out!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shout out to our Crafty Mama!

I wanted to give a big shout out to our one and only Crafty Mama she has been awarded Top three for the poinsettia wreath that she posted earlier this Month! She is amazing! Congratulations Crafty Mama on being on top! Way to start the new year.
Thank you Pretty Little Bow Shop For hosting the challenge last month!  If you are interested in join the fun you should jump right over to their blog and join in this months fun! All about Valentine's day...
I am so going to give it a whirl since this is my love month!

Not only is Crafty Mama a winner for her Craft's she also won an amazing class offered by
                                                                        Brave Girls Club.

I suggest if you have not become a brave girl that you jump over to the Brave girls blog and give them some love and thanks for offing such inspiration to the woman and girls of the world!

Keep up your good work Mama!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ruffle Pants! Made by ME!

Okay... I am totally a newbie to sewing. So when you see what I made tonight be in awe! What would take a seasoned seamstress 30min to whip together took me 5 hours! I had to rip my seams out only four times! But I "kept on keep on" and finished! I feel so AWESOME!

My little girl has been asking me for "ruffle pants" forever. I have tried to make them in the past and have given up. This time I found an awesome tutorial on Pinterest (my favorite place on earth!) The Blog that I got my inspiration from is called  The Sewing Dork  I followed her tutorial How to make ruffle pants. I needed a little more instruction on ruffling so I went to good old you tube and found this video.

I am so proud of myself. This is what I know to be true... If I can make these ANYONE can. I am sure that my next pair will take me half of the time. And when I get ruffling down... It will go even faster! I need so tips so please feel free to comment and give a new sewing Mommy some help.