Thursday, November 5, 2015

Its been Awhile.

Life sure has thrown a few curves my way the past few months but finally getting back into my groove.

We moved to a new location and am loving our new house and craft room. Have everything just about organized to get back in the swing. Able to get some orders fulfilled and make some very much needed decor for the new house.

Looking forward to posting again and making more Youtube videos of all the new creations!!!

See you all real soon!!

Until then, hope you all have a fabulous week!!

L Dawn Stanley


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Finally All Moved!!!


Well folks, we are finally moved into our new location and what a relief it is. The craft room is almost finished, just a few more shelves and draws to buy and then we can start having some crafting fun again.

Whilst in the middle of our move some new Graphic 45 Papers I ordered arrived and I cannot wait to play play play....

Well, back to unpacking a few more boxes then to bed for some very much needed rest.

See you all soon with some awesome new projects!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

L Dawn Stanley

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Video #2 on YouTube

Hi All,

It has been a hectic few weeks but we are almost done with our move to our new location and I am truly excited that it is almost over.

I just uploaded my new video to YouTube and regretfully I will not be doing any new projects or videos until we all settled which should be in about a week (give or take, pending how well the unpacking goes...LOL) but thought I post one more time before then.

I have a link to the video below if you would like to check it out.

See you all in a couple weeks with new projects to share.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

https://youtu.be/jeMp41nem-0


Many Blessings,
L Dawn Stanley

Saturday, July 18, 2015


My Very First Youtube Video is finally loaded,

Hello All, I am so excited, I just uploaded my very first Youtube Video today.

Yeah we are making progress in the crafty adventure. See the link at the bottom of the page if you would like to view it on youtube.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!!

http://youtu.be/cVCA-pjat8Q

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities........

Well I truly had more fun creating with these papers than I thought I would....but I was able to make a box with a 4 x 5 mini album inside (more photos of that to come in a later post) and not quite as embellished as the full 6 x 6 Mini Album which is totally wicked. I promise to upload more photos and full details at a later time but for now....here is the sneak peek!!!

Hope you enjoy  and check back soon for more ....

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Many Blessings, 
L Dawn Stanley

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Very Sad News!!!

I am going to be away from crafting and posting for a few weeks.

We are dealing with a horrible Mold issue in our home and may soon be moving to a new location. The Landlord for where we reside does not want to abide by the laws to have it repaired correctly and to protect the health of my family and pets we will be seeking other living arrangements.

Wish me Luck everyone!!!

See you soon!

L Dawn Stanley


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Uber Super Excited.

My New Graphic 45 Papers (Rare Oddities) arrived from my absolute favorite seller on EBay  Miss Renee @  http://stores.ebay.com/Pretty-Papers-Pretty-Ribbons and I see some really awesome projects in my near future. Ya'll need to check out her store on EBay....she is Fabulous!!!

Still working on some orders for a few friends but cannot wait to play this week with these new papers.....so check back later!!

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!!!

L Dawn Stanley

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pocket Folio's

I recently watched the cutest video by Ginger @ https://www.youtube.com/user/mysistersscrapper for these adorable chipboard Folio's. I made these for gifts and need to still decorate the fronts of them but thought I would share how adorable they are.












Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!!!!

L Dawn Stanley

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Boxed Mini Album

I had so much fun making this beautiful boxed mini with some of my favorite designer papers. I used Graphic 45 Botanical Tea...Love love love this paper!!

The box is constructed from medium weigh chipboard for durability. I also inked all the edges of the papers with Distress Ink (walnut stain) for that aged romantic feel. I used some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers on the lid and Blue Seam binding to make the Bow. I used the Sizzix (Tim Holts) Ornate frames die and heat embossed it in white. I also used a We R Memory Keepers punch for the pocket and flip page borders but the name escapes at the moment. There are magnets used throughout this albums flip ups/outs as well

There is lots of real-estate in this mini and can hold a minimum of 38 photos. Each Pocket Page booklet will hold  4 - 6 x 4 photos.

There are plans to make several of these for my grand-daughters!!



















I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

L Dawn Stanley


Recipe Box (chipboard)

I have been quite busy with new projects and my day job. Finding the time lately to be crafty has been a real challenge...but I have prevailed!

The first project really has turned out better then I had expected and plan to make more for a few Birthday Presents. It will hold full size (4 x 6) recipe cards or it can be used to hold photos. I am still working on the dividers.  Choosing the Designer paper for this particular box was so cheerful and bright it is sure to look great in any kitchen!!!

It is made with Medium weight chipboard so it has real durability and the easel flip top makes for holding your recipes while cooking a snap when those sticky/floured fingers just do not permit you to touch or hold things while your creativity flows in the Kitchen..HA

I hope you enjoy this lovely project.









Hope you are enjoying this Fabulous Weekend!!!

Hope you visit again soon for more Awesome Creativity!!

Dawn Stanley

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Graphic 45 (Botanical Tea) Altered Box

I've had this box on my shelf seems like forever and when I ordered the Graphic 45 Paper Stack I couldn't resist altering this cute trinket box.  I painted the inside a pretty pink to match the roses in the paper and added a  small mirror encased in lace and pearls to add a sweet touch to the inside. I left all the original hardware the same as it gave that aged old world kind of feel. All the pretty Wild Orchid Crafts roses adorns the top with some green floral wire swirls. On Either side of the flowers on top are chipboard cut outs from the Trio Collection. Nestled sweetly among the flowers are some stamen and little rhinestone accented acrylic flowers. I also added a Crystal Aurora Borealis Heart and a lovely key charm to add a touch of whimsy. I added some pearl trim and lace on the edges.











I hope enjoy this lovely box!
Have a wonderful week!

L Dawn Stanley

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mini Journals.

Trying to get organized myself, I ran across this really cute tutorial on YouTube and I cant recall her name but I will update this post once I do find it again, but anywho I am a list maker. I am one of those people that have to write it down, especially if its a new project I am working on and need specific supplies. So I made these sweet little mini journals with a matching pen that will slip right into my purse and away I go with my notes and list in tow.

They have cute little pockets on the fold out pages for receipts or clip pictures of items or just little samples of items I might be searching for.

Just thought I would share...hope you enjoy!!!






Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

L Dawn Stanley

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thank you!!!!

I just wanted to thank all the wonderful, spectacular, enjoyable crafter's/artists/sculptors/creators and suppliers on YouTube, Pinterest, Google, EBay, Amazon and Zibbets.... ETC.....for being such a tremendous source of inspiration to all of us who aspire to share and create our enjoyable crafts!!!


Hope everyone has a Blessed Evening!!!

L Dawn Stanley

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Altered Box #2 for my very dear friend Miss Parker....She is going to be totally surprised...Here Favorite Colors!! I am totally hooked on these boxes and the old world feel they bring to my soul!!!












Hope you enjoy!!

L Dawn Stanley