Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am still waiting on my expression, I changed the shipping because of the Canada Post strike, so it would come ups. And I still have not gotten it, I ordered it the 15th of June, I am starting to get worried. I am also waiting on another order I have made. I am so mad with Canada Post, but I am happy they have finally all gone back to work.

Want to see my baby?? No I didn’t have a baby but I made one. LOL.

Here she is….

Here is a pic I used for inspiration…

NOTE* Can't get the picture to load, I will try again later.

I haven’t decided yet if I should add eyes or not. I think I should have made her hair a little darker though.

I have been asked if I am selling the “dolls”, I am just not sure how much to charge? Any ideas of how much I should ask.


Melissa D

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I’m not lost, and a few things I have been working on.


I am still alive, just been sick, and dealing with a sick boy, and busy with my boy. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to keep up with the blogs I read, and even less time for blog hops lately. I am going to try harder to make time though.

My craftroom is still in the works, coming along slowly, a little to slowly for me but what can I do??

So, I have been addicted to making quilled dolls lately, when I am not making cards and drawing. They are just so addictive, my hands don’t like it soo much though, they cramp up on me, but oh well lol.

Here are the 3 dolls I have made so far.

The 1st when is the 1st one I tried, and they are in order, I think I am getting better as I am making them. I really like the doll with the red shirt and white pants, I like how her hair turned out. What do you all think??

Hope everyone is well, and enjoying the summer.


Melissa D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Dance time..... and an explaination

See I knew I would convince him lol. My Expression is ordered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I might be 3 -4 weeks ( and that is being hopeful, because it is fedex ground shipping, it was the cheapest way, and heck that was still 55.00$. Plus I insured the package, for en extra 5.00, but at least I know it Will eventually get to me. eeeeek I am so excited.
And if any of you have taken notice, I have not been commenting or taking part in any hops lately it is because of Blogger, it won't allow me to comment on anyone's blog. When a person writes/comments on my blog I always try to write them back, and now on most blogs I can't.  So sorry guys, cause I have seen some great post/projects lately and couldn't comment on them. :(
I have signed up with wordpress, but I am not sure I am ready to make the switch.
Hope you all enjoy your day, mine is a little happier now, just now the long wait begins.
Melissa D

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to me…

Well I spent most of my bday in the optometrists office, for an eye exam and picking out glasses. I really needed new ones and was way over due. Not really the way I would have wished to have spent my bday but ah well.

The BF informed me that if I wait till next month ( so we can save up to pay cash, take a little from the next 4 checks), I could get the Cricut expression. Right now it is at my only Walmart for 329.00 CDN. I told him that is too much, and I went in search of it cheaper. and I found it on for 169.95, even with shipping it is still at least 100.00$ cheaper. But BF is wary about me ordering offline because the last time (that he knows about hehehe Embarrassed smile) which was also my first time ordering anything. I really messed up and ended up getting charged 3 times for one item. Opps. But like I explained to him I fixed it, and everything turned out ok, so I have to do some convincing but I am sure I will get it from there. Here is the machine…


Yes and for that price it even comes with 4 carts. I have 2 of the carts but if I do get it, I am thinking of either selling them, or keeping them to do a giveaway.

My only worry is it is coming from the USA, and what if I get it and something is wrong with it, and the fooling around I would have to do to resolve it. But for the saving of 100.00 bucks I think I will take that chance.

I just wonder how much convincing I will have to do. hehehe.

And I am a little bit some how about getting another cricut, with everything that happened with PC and SCAL, etc. I would rather a silhouette machine, hmmmm maybe I should go and search the prices of them now. Yup that is what I am going to do. Never know I may find another machine for cheaper, if any of you know of a better machine for cheaper or around the same price please leave me a comment in the next couple of weeks.


Melissa D

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My first scavenger hunt

Over at Sassy Studio Designs They are celebrating their 2nd Birthday (Happy Birthday guys) and they are having a scavenger hunt. They had a list which I will post below, and you had to look for the items and take a picture, so that is what I did.
Here is the scavenger hunt list

  1. CANDY (I have Areo Bubbles, so addictive)
  3. MARKER (Artwin marker)
  4. 2 OF SOMETHING (I have 2 handmade flowers)
  5. CANDLE (Yummy Vanilla cupcake)
  6. GIFT BAG Big and RED with Party wrote on it (wasn't sure if that could count as having party on it too, so I made sure to find something else with party on it.)
  7. SOMETHING THAT SAYS "PARTY" ON IT (Birthday PARTY invite I made awhile back, Party is the last word on the invite)
  8. A SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS IMAGE/CARD WITH AN SSD IMAGE ( the colored digi, I haven't had the chance to add it to a card yet)
  9. CUPCAKE( cupcake ribbon hanging from the invite)
This is my first time, I hope I did it right. :)
Melissa D

Still sick, but wanted to share this card…

Yeah, I know I sound like a broken record. But yes I am still sick, and how can anyone not be sick around here. We seem to be getting one nice/dry day a week, which seems like it has been going on for a month. I am sick of the rain.

I managed to try a new card last night though, I found the tutorial here at Dawn's blog. I am sure there are other tutorials out there, because this is by no means new. But I enjoyed this one.

Here is my first card, my folds are not perfect, but I think it’s pretty good for my first try.



I think I will try more of these, they are cute, and fairly easy once you get the hang of it.

Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday, and a lovely week.


Melissa D

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sick of being sick

I am so sick of feeling like I have been run over by a truck. My thyroid pills have been switched around, and before I could even get a chance to see if they would make a difference I got bitten by the flu bug. On Monday night I started coughing and could tell it was the flu coming on. Well Tuesday just disappeared, I was on the couch in a comatose like state almost the whole day, I am so glad my little boy is content to just play alone, and knows to ask me for anything he needs. His dad came home for his "coffee" break at just the right time to get some breakfast for him, I managed to get a little dinner for him, and bring him to school, my dad always picks him up after school anyway, so when I got back from dropping him off I got back on the couch and passed out. This is the worse I have felt in a long time. The next day was a bit better but still not much energy, and even now I still feel like cr@p. My besties littlest man is getting Christened tomorrow, and I doubt I am going to be able to make it, I am very disappointed but I don't want to chance going if I still feel this way. She has asked me to make a couple of cards for it, which I have been trying to get done. Along with a couple of graduation ones for Thursday that I need to get done.
Being sick and trying/needing to be crafty sucks.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Melissa D