Category Archives: crafts

Fabric or Paper or Both Challenge?

My Crafts Table is filled with Fall goodies – and cold weather makes me think of quilts and fabric . But these simple design can also be made of paper. So have fun –

The Choice is Yours Paper or Fabric or Both? Take my Challenge  – I will post an update Soon    Lisa









Saturday * Online Crop

Saturday in Louisiana is cloudy here. Looks like rain

A perfect day to do some Crafting – Come join the group at Scrapbook Generation .com

Online Scrapbook Crop Link

Pumpkin Spice   Online Crop -going on this weekend. I will be having fun with paper. Lisa




Sunday : National Grandparents Day

Sunday  –     Happy Grandparents Day ! 

Here’s the story. Back in 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it happen, she began lobbying policymakers. McQuade got through to her Senators, Jennings Randolph and Robert Byrd, who introduced a resolution to make Grandparents Day a national holiday. It took a while to reach the White House, but finally, in 1978, the resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day, was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.




This Week Plans :


Fall Harvest time- A is for Apple

  • Family Time
  • Book Review
  • Apple Crafts
  • Gumbo weather
  • Louisiana  Events


SG On Line Crop – Sept 15-17  A weekend of paper fun. I am going – come and join the fun.    Lisa


SC On Line Crop


Fall Festivals Time


It feels like fall here but i am sure it will not stay that way -so this weekend go out and enjoy the weather.   lisa 

So Friday starts the weekend – so what’s Happening in the area.

Friday night and Saturday is filled with Football.  LSU Tigers are home. UL Ragin Cajuns are away. Saints play Monday away.

Fall Festivals -this weekend !

Also weekend farmers markets all over the state. Go out and enjoy.

Mamou Cajun Music Festival

September 8th, 2017 – September 9th, 2017
Main Street
Corner of Main St. and Hwy. 13,
Mamou, LA70554

Super Derby of Racing

September 9th, 2017
Louisiana Downs
8000 E Texas St,
Bossier City, LA71111
Feliciana Humming Bird Festival
September 9th, 2017
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
National Wildbird Refuge
15736 Tunica Trace (Hwy 66), 9485 Oak Hill Rd,
St. Franciville, LA70775


Sunday – Grandparents Day !



Crazy 4 Challenges – Entry

Crazy 4 Challenges – Crazy 4 Challenge Blog

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C398

c4c banner

Hello, it’s Raquel again.
The theme this week is monochromatic.  The team is making cards that has different shades of one color.


This Card for the challenges is done in golds to light brown. The stamp from – Simon Says Stamp co.    


Homemade Gifts * My Craft Table

Today on My Craft Table – I am making gifts for an upcoming birthday part, new baby or housewarming. Those that follow my blog -know i live out in rural Louisiana. An hour away from any large store- and sometimes you need a quick gifts . So in my craft cabinet (Yes -I have one) I keep a few basic supplies and between that and the kitchen you can make some quick gifts for ant occasion.


  1. Coconut oil ( This is a local brand but buy what you can ) You will use it all the time.
  2. Pour & mold soap
  3. Beeswax pellets
  4. Additives ( Dried flowers and herbs from my garden)
  5. Fragrances
  6. Candle wax
  7. Empty containers
  8. Epson Salt
  9. And from the Kitchen – Sugar,Salt. Baking Soda ,Olive oils, spices it various.


Today Lets talk about Basic Sugar & Salt Scrubs – 


  1. 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown sugar- preferably organic)
  2. 1/2 cup oil (olive oil ,coconut,sunflower )
  3. Optional: essential oils of your preference.

To make it-

  1. Combine the coconut oil and one cup of the sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy.
  2. Add the essential oil while continuing to stir. This is when you would add coloring too.
  3. Add the remaining sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Scrub away and love your super soft skin!



Try add Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon to Brown Sugar & Concoct Oil.  I place mine in pretty little jam mason jars and decorate for gift giving.


Salt Scrub Recipes-


Lately I was at the store and noticed Epson salts comes in flavors ( So give this a try) 

Epson Salt Scrup

1 Cup Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Epson salt ( comes in flavors)

Drops of matching fragrance



Sea Salt Scrub Recipe-



1 cup coarse sea salt, 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil, 5 to 7 drops of essential oil, and a 10-ounce glass container.( small jam mason jars)

  1. Add the salt. Pour 1 cup of salt into the empty glass container.
  2. Add the oil. …
  3. Add essential oil. …
  4. Stir the mixture. …
  5. Seal and gift.

Hope you enjoy these -Have fun and Experiment .  If any allergies just change out ingredients and substitute . More great gifts coming soon.  Lisa 



On the Craft Table

Today My son started Back to School today – his Senior Year 

So Today’s Crafts will be




Perfect Combo -for your teacher – A card and a container  for her desk . This recycled  container can be filled with small school supplies. 

I just piled the label off -cleaned it out. Cut some school paper to fit – Glued down let Dry. And decorate with school stickers.

I also used that same school paper I had to make this cute card on white base. Using stickers I had in my stash -decorated.   Lisa

Happy First day of School! 



ice cream magazine

................... for lovers of ice cream. Your free on line magazine for sweet frozen treats. Recipes, inspiration, artisanal ideas for your delectation.

Dawn Wairimu

Thoughts from my Fingertips


If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake...

Wynter Daniels

Turning up the heat on erotic romance

Messy Mapmaker

Searching Through the Pile of To-Do Lists to See What's Coming Next

Paper and Sparkles

Paper Crafting, Jewelry Designs and More! by Karen

Sizzling Romance Reviews

Reviews for the Romance Lover

%d bloggers like this: