Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"2nd" Blogaversary to MyNeed2Craft!!!

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Hello My Wonderful Crafty Friends!!!

It's October 6 and "WOO!!! HOO!!!"  it is my "2ND BLOGAVERSARY!!" here at MyNeed2Craft!  WOW!  Where has the time gone?!

I have to say that this crept on me this year.  I can't believe how fast the year has gone by.  I am in no way prepared!  Eeeek!

So much has happened these last 2 years.  My poor little blog has been pretty neglected lately, I must say, but not due to not having enough to do.  I have been involved in so many projects this year, my head is spinning.  LOL!  I really love love love it!

I am sooo GRATEFUL for all the wonderful followers I have.  I love getting to share with all of you wonderful crafting peeps from all over the world.  :)  You all are FABULOUS!!

So on to what I would like to do to "CELEBRATE!!" this "2ND BLOGAVERSARY!"...

OCTOBER 31, 2012!!

And if I do, on November 1, 2012 I will draw (by comment number and using one lucky winner, for a $20.00 Joann's Gift Card.

Here are the rules, (I know, rules, shmules).  LOL!

1. Direct your followers via your blog,  facebook page, etc. and have them come follow  here, so we can reach that 300 Followers by October 31, 2012 mark.

2. Leave me a comment here on this blog post including a link back to your blog post, if you shared it that way, and then I can follow you if you are new to me ;).  Also, please include your email so I can contact you if you win.

3. If you are a new follower to this blog, "WELCOME!", and don't forget to leave a comment that you are new with your email address so I can contact you if you win.  :)

That's it.  Pretty easy I think.

OK, now go get busy...LOL!

Good Luck!!!!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Merrell Down & Dirty 2012

Helloooo Crafty Friends!!

What a very eventful and exciting weekend we had.  Brady had 2 runs this weekend.  One for his High School Cross Country team on Saturday.  He ran 3 miles with the Varsity team.  His coach hasn't posted the time on that one so I have no idea how he did.  ???

And on Sunday he ran the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run...WOW!!!  He was AWESOME!!!  He has been looking forward all year to this run.  He ran it last year in the 5K category and worked all year to compete in the 10K category and boy did it pay off.  We are so proud of him!  He is proud of himself as well.  Stuck to his goals all year long.  He didn't even let his broken wrist slow him down.  :)

He place 2nd out of 38 in his age group 13-17 and...

5th out of 960 Overall in the 10K!!!!!  

Here at the start.  His group was the second group to take off.
This is one of the reasons why we are so proud...the first group of 44 to start were
military and public safety personnel and he passed them up.
WOW!!!  Amazing right?!
And they're off!
We didn't know it at the time, but he is most likely down there somewhere.  :) This is about halfway through
the course.  There were many obstacles we didn't get to see prior to this and right after,
but he said they were really tough.  They are actually running through the lake at this point.  
These are the obstacles we get to see from the main area.
This was new to him this year.  
This obstacle is wet and soapy.  Very difficult to do when
you are exhausted, but at this point there is only one left to do....

And that is to get muddy!!!!!

5th Place!!!!

His cousin Erica was waiting at the finish line!!  
Blaine - 5th out of 38 in his age group and 65th overall out of 2201 5K
Erica - 3rd out of 179 in her age group and 158th out of 2201 5K
Bryce - 5th out of 9 in the barefoot division 195th out of 2201 5K
Brady - 2nd out of his age group and 5th overall out of 960 10K
Morgan - 64th out of 179 in her age group and 1085 out of 2201 5K 

Here is Brady all cleaned up.  And very happy as you can see...he hardly ever smiles.  :)

On the podium!  2nd place!!!

Here is his award.  Congratulations Brady we are so very
proud of you!!!! <3 <3 <3

Dad is sooo proud!!!  (Mom is too!) We just don't have a pic
of us yet.  They took a professional one of us but I haven't got
the link yet.  :)

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reorganizing the craft room...

Hello Crafty Friends!

Once again I re-organized the craft room.  I spend a lot of time in my craft room and was just time to move some things around that made more sense to how I utilize this space.  Also getting rid of crap things that I thought I would use some day just seem to be sitting there collecting dust.  So I came to the realization if I haven't used it in over 2 years, then it is time to go.  :)  Plus it makes room for "more crap", I mean crafty stuff.  LOL!

Yikes! should have seen the crap stuff flowing out of the
closet.  Eek!

New ribbon organization.  Let's see how long
this lasts...hehe!

Next purchase is a nice long book shelf system from
Ikea and a flat screen tv for this wall.

 I'm not kidding,
there was so much stuff
flowing out of this closet I 
could never get into it.  

Now it is nice and organized.  
For now...

This side got spruced up and dusted, but pretty
much stayed the same.  

Oh and most importantly, I got all my 
The {Stamps} of Life
stamp sets organized
in there binders.  
I am so excited for the chilly weather to be here.  I am getting so much cleaned up around here.  Next is my sons room...turning it into a movie/gaming room where he and all his friends can hang out.  After our middle daughter moved out a few months ago he has been sleeping in there.  A much comfier bed.  Boys!!

Until next time!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Blocks...

Hello Crafty Friends!

Just wanted to share with you the Halloween countdown blocks I finally got done.  :)  Better late than never I guess.  They have only been sitting in my closet since, oh, 2 years ago.  LOL!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Dem bones...

Hello my Crafty Friends!

Thought I would share Chelsea's project from the other day.  She made a bowl full of bones for the kids at the school she works at.  They turned out so cool.

These were made using pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows and melted white chocolate.

Assembling the bones...

She did fill up this whole bowl...

Dip one side at a time and allow to harden...

Messy hands...

Finished bones

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkins and Ghosts...

Hellooooo Crafty Friends....

What a wonderful crafty Saturday we had here on Saturday.  Kristine and I have been talking about making these ever since we saw them on Pinterest (yes Pinterest again)  LOL!

Thankfully the nice young man at Home Depot cut up all the wood for me in the sizes I needed, so we got real nice flat cuts.  All we had to do was sand.  Now you don't have to sand them perfectly smooth because you want it to have a natural look and the dry brush painting technique works and looks better.  :)


Base Coat

Layering up colors with dry brushing technique

Used scissors to cut Balsa Wood into sign shapes

All painted up and ready to embellish

A limb from one of my Crepe Myrtle trees

Cut out vinyl face shapes

 And Voila!

Kristines finished ghosts
My Pumpkins
Kristines Pumpkins

Stay tuned for Chelsea's Skeleton Bones...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The wedding card and gift...

Hello Crafty Friends!

Well, I finally finished up the wedding gift for the wonderful Woodson couple.  I have to say, that I really loved how this all turned out.  :) It was fun to even get my son involved with his mad photoshopping skills. Here is a before and after pic...


Finish edit!
Not bad for his first time trying I think.  :)
The Gift
I was inspired by a pic I saw on Pinterest.  (Imagine that!)

I got to the wedding set up early and took the wedding date numbers around the whole vineyard looking for places to take the pics.  So everything in the photo is from their beautiful wedding day.

Now for the card...

This is the card laying on the wrapped package.  :)
I have always been a HUGE fan of Kraft paper and twine for the holidays.  Now I am adding lace and burlap.  All inspired from this wedding.  Look out Christmas tree, you are getting a new look this year!  Ha!

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