Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekend fun with Tryazon & Save the Day Seasonings!

Hello my bloggy friends!!

So if you follow me you know besides ALL the crafts, sewing & youtube I do I also love to have parties and review products. One of the groups I'm in is Tryazon. Tryazon sends you product to try and to share with family and friends, it is a lot of fun. I love having parties and Tryazon helps give me a reason to have a party!

So, on Saturday Oct 13 we were invited to a bonfire/blacklight party.  I thought this was a great time to share with my friends and make dips for them to try. I received a very generous selection of Save the Day Seasonings. Save the Day Seasonings are a delicious blend of spices, that are perfect for your everyday cooking needs!
With 15 different flavors for you to choose from and they are free from:

Gluten Free
Nothing Artificial
Soy Free
Dairy free
No Preservatives
No Dyes
Fresh Ingredients

The seasonings are great sprinkled on all your favorite foods. 
Like Meat, Seafood and Veggies! 
Make dips by mixing 
1 Tablespoon mix to 
1/2c. sour cream and 
1/2c. mayo. 
mix it into mashed potatoes or make a flavored 
butter to add to your bread or corn on the cob! 

So here are a few of my group of freinds that I shared the seasonings & dip with!
Along with couple a of pics of our food table!

We had a blast and everyone loved the dips and seasonings!
Here are the links to both companies!

I loved these seasonings as well and have been adding them to my meals. They have so many different ethnic flavors! It is fun to try out a different flavor every day of the week!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

What are some ways you save money?


What are some ways you save money?

Well one way I save money is I shop at Kroger.
I have a Kroger credit card which I earn points for using at Kroger, Kroger gas staion or anywhere else. I get more points for using it at Kroger than other places. The points are then turned into cash and Kroger sends me checks every month to use at Kroger. 
So, what do I do with those checks?
I use them at Kroger to purchase gift cards. 
Kroger has lots of great gift cards for just about any store. I like to get Joann and Michaels gc's so I can get free craft supplies!! lol
Sometimes I will get Kohl's or JCP gift cards so I can get some shoes or clothes. And, when you purchase gift cards you also can earn extra points! 
So like from 9/12 to 9/25 you can load a digital coupon on your shoppers card and earn 4X the fuel points for purchasing gift cards! This is a great time to stock up on gift cards and save $ on gas all at the same time!

There is still more!

While shopping at Kroger I also earn points toward gas! For every 100 points, I save .10 per gallon on gas, up to $1.00 off per gallon!
So with my family of 4, there is lots of grocery shopping to do! 
I love saving the extra $ off my gas! 
I mean we gotta buy groceries, so what better than getting free gas while shopping!
So when I check out at Kroger I scan my shoppers card and it keeps track of all my shopping and then I earn my points. The points are on my card so when I am ready for gas, I go to a Kroger gas station and scan my card at the pump and it gives me the option to pick my savings based on what points I have.

Here is my gas savings statement from Kroger!

So this shows that I have saved $687.32 on gas so far this year!
And that I had up to $1 off of gas this month and I have used .80 of it so far. Which means I have 300 points or .30 off of my next fill up!
Or I can pick the amount I want to use up to .30

So what do you do to save money?
I would love to hear what you do!

#KrogerCo #FuelPointsForDays #Ad #MyMagazineSharing 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What do you do when you're not crafting?


So, what do you do when you're not crafting?

I would love to craft 24/7 but of course I can't do that! lol

So, in my spare time on the weekends in the summer we go boating. When I'm home I like to watch the Walking Dead and Fear the Dead. I am not a big TV watcher but I do like to watch a few things on occassion. I actually would rather watch a movie or YT. 

So when I'm not crafting or watching TV I like to enter sweepstakes. I just recently joined a sweeps group and had my first real win!  
I won a $100 gift card, a grill and 4 packs of bratwurst from Yuengling!
How exciting is that!

For a lot of the contests you just enter your name and you're entered. 
There are also text (SMS) entries (which is how I won my first win).

There are also skill contests which may be a photo, essay, recipe or video. These are typically judged. 

So for one of the contests I entered, I had to post a photo 
 "Where do you go to get away? -Not physically, but Creatively".
It is a vote contest. 
So if you would like to help and vote on my pic, here is the link.
I am trying to win an iPad 4 mini.
You can vote daily until Sept. 21st. Thanks for your vote!

I also have 2 Etsy shops and a Square shop that I work on filling up with my handmade, digital and vintage items!

This is a little about what I do. 
What do you do when you're not crafting?
I would love to hear about it!

Monday, July 30, 2018

New Quilty Box project!


Well I was checking out the Quilty Box website today and found this!

Order it here!

Oh My Goodness isn't it too cute!
I love Quilty Box!
You can find other awesome quilting supplies as well as
some discounted items!

Here is the Quilts for Kids Special Edition box
Clearance section HERE

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Back to quilting!


Well I am back! at least for now! lol
I have been dealing with some health issues and haven't been
up to creating anything! ๐Ÿ˜ข

Until now!! ๐Ÿ˜Š
I finally stepped into my craft room and decided to do some
I will be finishing up my first quilt soon as well!
Here is Part 1 of the Pink Lemonade quilt I am working on.
It was in a Quilty Box you can check it out here

picture will be here
as soon as I find it! lol

I am starting another quilt!
This one is a sew a long with Pat Sloan
Each week she adds a new block for us to make!
You can join in HERE and HERE (FB)

Here is my block one!

Decided to make another one, for practice

Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to ask questions ๐Ÿ˜Š

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sewing supplies


Thank you for stopping by!
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite sewing gadgets
and boxes.

If you follow me you know I am a beginner quilter. And, although
I have not quilted very long, I do have a few favorite items that I use.

Thank you for supporting my channel by using my affilliate links at no additional cost to you!

My favorite quilting rulers are the Creative grids, they work
perfectly with my mat and they do not slide around on the fabric.

Creative Grids 6.5" x 12.5" Rectangle Quilting Ruler Template CGR612
Creative Grids 6.5" x 12.5" Rectangle Quilting Ruler Template

Creative Grids 12.5" Square Quilting Ruler Template [CGR12]

Creative Grids 12.5" Square Quilting Ruler Template

My favorite quilting subscription boxes

Check out my Youtube to see what you 
get in these boxes

Quilty Box

Sew Samplerร‚® Subscription Quilting Box Membership Fee
Fat Quarter Shops - Sew Sampler

And 3 more must have items

Fiskars 12-83717097J Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat, 18x24

Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter, 45mm, Purple

These fit most machines. 
I use them in my Brother sewing machine

Organ Sewing Machine Needles 100 Count Size 11

Another great site for all your crafting needs!
Supplies, Quilt Kits, On-line classes and more

That is all for now

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Fat Quarter Shop - Sew Sampler Unboxing


Today I am sharing my Fat Quarter Shop - 
Sew Sampler Unboxing

#sewsampler I share my June 2018 Sew Sampler box By Fat Quarter Shop Thank you for stopping by! Thank you for using my affiliate links, I appreciate it very much! June finishing kit - Barn Block Quilt kit - Sew Sampler Subscription box - Sale items up to 50% off - Cake mix recipes - Find me on Social Media
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas Design Team Guest

Today I am guest designer over a the Die Cuttin' Divas!

The challenge theme for this week is "Masculine"

Since Fathers day is coming up, I decided to make 
my dad a Fathers day card!

He has always been around cars. His dad had a auto repair shop, then he worked for a well none transmission repair shop. Then he 
went out on his own and started his own rransmission/auto repair
shop. So just like him we (my family & siblings) have been around cars all our lives. I to love antique and vintage cars. So I decided to make this card for him.

Now being the picky car person that I am, I feel the bumper
on this car is way out of proportion! But it is what it is! lol

I also love the look of diamond plate so I had to add that as well!

Check out the video to see how I made it!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Beginning my first quilt!

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Have you seen my videos of me making my first quilt!
I just put up part 2 on April 23 and part 3 will be up April 30th.

This is a learn with me video. I make mistakes and try to fix them along the way, when I catch them! lol

I am using the January 2017 Quilty Box, the quilt is called
"Pink Lemonade"

Part 1

Part 2

What is Quilty Box?
Check out my April unboxing!

Check out the subscription here
There are 3 options to choose from!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cricut Easy Press?????

So I have been considering getting the Cricut Easy Press. 
Do you own one? and if you do, do you love it?!

It looks pretty simple to use and the price is good compared to the large presses made by other companies. 
I also love the size of the Cricut Easy Press, since I don't have a lot of space for one of the other large style presses.

So, if you have one, I would love to know what you think about it.

If you are interested in one, like I am they are on sale and you can check them out below. 
Thanks so much for considering using my affiliate links!
(no extra costs to you for clicking on them).

Again, please let me know your feelings about the Easy Press, I would love to get one before the sale ends. 
But, only if you all love it!

Free shipping on orders $99+ use code ANNIVERSARY

Cricut Easy Press now on sale Ends 4/24
See Easy Press sale here

40% off accessories and cutting materials! (excludes bulk, bundles, new). Ends 4/24
See Accessories sales here

Shop Cricut Mothers Day materials here   Ends 5/14

Monday, April 16, 2018

New Gelli plates


It has been awhile!

Since spring has been so cold and I have again been
dealing with health issues, I decided to do some shopping
at my favorite place Amazon! 
It is too easy (LOL) to shop when I'm not feeling well enough to leave the house.
So I purchased some more Gelli plates.

I will be posting a video soon on how I have been using these
Gelli plates.
They are a lot of fun to play with. And, you can make so
many cool things with them.

Here is a link to my last Gelli plate video 
where I just play around for the first time.

Here are the items I purchased
(affilliate links-no extra fees for shopping)

Gelli Arts Feather Printing All in One DIY kit

Gelli Arts 8 inch round

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 8Inch Round

Gelli Press 3/Pkg-Oval, Hexagon, Rectangle

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

And, if you use my links above Thank You!!
It is very much appreciated and helps with 
supporting my family ๐Ÿ˜Š

Visit my shops for crafts and vintage items

My Etsy Shop - Lizzie Laine Designs  Hand made items

My Etsy.- Shop E Street Vintage Market  Vintage items

My Ebay shop  - All kinds of great items

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Kool Aid paper


The other day I decided to make some yummy colored papers
for my junk journals.
I had this old computer paper, so I decided to make it
all pretty!
I also had some old Kool-aid, so I thought why throw it away
when there are so many wonderful colors!

I share my process below

I added some water and some of the Kool-aid
to these (affiliate link) bottles and made my dye.
I sprayed them until I achieved the look I wanted, then
popped them in the oven to dry. 

So here is how it turned out!
Doesn't it look yummmmmy :)

Let me know if you would like to know how I made it, 
And I will make a video of my process.

Thanks for stopping by!
Oh and let me know you were here, I would love
to visit you!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Quilty Box Unboxing // February // Starting my quilt


Today I am sharing my Quilty Box unboxing along with a 
few pictures of the start of the Table topper quilt that is in the
I will have a step by step video of the process as soon as
it is completed.
Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to ask me questions here on my blog or
over on Youtube!

If you are interested in this box you can check it
out HERE at my referral link :)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fun Crafty Classes of all types


Well it has been awhile.

Today I wanted to share some free classes I found at
Craftsy , they have something for everyone who likes to do 
crafty things from photography to cooking to sewing and drawing and everything in between.
So head over and check it out with my referral link
Craftsy and see all the awesome choices you have.

I'll share a few of my faves below

Start your FREE Craftsy Unlimited trial at

Paper Craft Classes

Photography classes

Quilting project kits

Jewelry making patterns

Free patterns

I love Craftsy classes, they have easy to follow along videos that you can stop and come back to anytime. I have learned so much from these videos and wanted to share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by :)

links above are referral links, I receive a small commission without any extra costs to you.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Gelli Printing Plate

I just recently found out about the Gelli Printing Plate.
I can't believe I am just now finding out about this super
fun craft item!
I must have been living in a cave or something!  lol

Anyway, I was on a no more buying craft items unless I 
absolutely needed it. My plan was to use up what I have because
my room is over flowing!!!

Well, I had to have it!!! lol
You know, I need it so I can use up some of my hoard of 
cardstock, tags, fabric and other papers!

So here is a video of me trying it out.
And let me tell you it is a LOT of fun and very addicting!!

If your interested in this item. 
Here is a link (affilliate) to purchase it along with a couple of 
other needed items.

I purchased the 
8" x 10"

12" x 12"  size

Other options below

Card printing kit
Feather printing kit
Quilt square printing kit 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Paper bag journal


Today I am sharing my first paper bag journal!

I am so excited and in love with it!
I was nervours before I started but it went pretty 

Once I got started and got the feel of it I was able to
move right along.

I spent a half day coffee dying my papers and getting
all my supplies together. The tricky part was making the coffee!
Lol, I'm not a coffee drinker so I've never made coffee! haha

So I found a DD sample of blueberry coffee and used that,
because I know nobody in the house would be using it! hehe
But the house sure did smell good! My son came home and
asked what I was making! He didn't expect me to say paper!
Anyway here is the video of my first paper bag journal :)

I would love to know what you think of it!

Thanks for watching!!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

I'm back

Happy New Year!!!!

I am finally back :)

Boy oh boy did I have a rough December!
I was sick for 3 1/2 weeks!!!!
I never got my Christmas tree up, got to do any gift shopping or make Dinner!!
Oh and my blog
   Well we all know how that went (crickets)

So for New Years I decided to have a New Years Christmas dinner and give my gifts to my family on New Years!
So at least I got to have my traditional Christmas dinner and it was deeeeliciousssss. I made the best gravy that I have ever made and I even spluged and had mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes.
Which I usually do not eat any carbs. But I had to make up for being sick!   lol

So now back to our regularly scheduled program.
So I set up a new store -- I still have my Etsy shop but I plan on putting more items in my Square Store so I hope you will check it out.

I only have one item up so far, somehow I keep deleting my item and have to redo it. It is pretty easy to use the site but there are a few things I am still learning :o)
So here is my shop

If you are looking to open a shop I hope you can use my link, because we both will benefit from it. I wish I had known before I signed up so I could have taken advantage of the benefits.

When you activate a Square account through my referral link, you'll receive free processing on up to $1,000 in sales. 

You can't beat that!!!
Oh and the website is free to use, you only pay for the processing of the credit cards!

Ok now I am beginning to work on some projects so those will be up soon!

Until then how about letting me know you were here and leave me a link so I can stop by and see you!

TTFN :o)