Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Where has the year gone to... I can't believe it's almost over. I have been busy at the store and trying to finish up last minute gifts that I am still working on...
I didn't even take take the time to take a picture of the cards and gifts that I have been working on.
I get through and either wrap it or mail it! HO HO Ho at least it's getting done!
Here's some pictures of one of the last classes I had this month. This is from trhe last class of the night that Penci taught. The Tim Holtz tags!
That is Janet and Cheryl hamming it up for me! One the left here. Notice Janets spot is neater than Cheryl's! LOL In the pictue above is a couple of the VALLEY Girls with Penci and Connie...
Penci was working us hard let me tell ya but it was a blast! Can't wait to see what she is doing next month! Have a safe and joyful Christmas and A Happy New Year! TFL

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gonzales Winterfest

OMG...We had a blast on Winterfest weekend!!! We had some VALLEY GIRLS (they are the ones on the right)from Harlingen here to entertain us!!!! ROFL Actually they are from Harlingen Texas but us Gonzales LADIES say they are the VALLEY GIRLS...They will know to read between the lines... LOL To get the full story you need to go to Sandi's blog .
We really did have a blast! despite the charred and melted work tables in the classroom. Luckily no one was hurt! LOL Yes- we really did use everything you see on the tables! LOL Penci taught the last class of the day and as you can see she had her hands full with the bunch of us!
Take care and keep on crafting!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Totally Tim Christmas Tags

This is a sneak preview of Penci's class on the December 4th...Winterfest in Gonzales!!!!
Who cares if it doesn't snow when you can have a class with Ol' Tim's techniques!!! LOL Are these cool or what? Well it's starting to look a lot like Christmas here at Craft Crossing!!! Have a blessed evening and keep checking back for more sneak peaks!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Feet????

No, It's not happy feet but it will be a happy time on December 4th here at Craft Crossing in Gonzales, Texas! it's our WinterFest here that weekend and here at the shop we are having classes all day...
make and takes like this one on the left, door prizes, freebies, and a whole lot of fun jump starting your creative juices for the upcoming holidays!!! Mark your calenders and check back here for the class schedule and prices in a couple of days. Have a blessed Veterans Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This is for Craftygoodies!!!

If you haven't been to her blog you need to go. This lady is pure talent!!!
You can give her a piece of paper and she will create something that will knock your socks off!!!
This lady is Connie Mercer and she is one my talented instructors here at Craft Crossing!
This coming Saturday afternoon she is teaching us lucky people this 2 page FALL layout and then
a one page layout and wait...I'm not through! A adorable bonus gift item using Jenni Bowlins Bingo card...add a candy bar and BINGO ....ya got a gift item or place card or many other ways to use this idea!!! Call me or come by and reserve your space... You really need to see what she did with half of this layout, a few prima flowers and a 12 x 12 frame!!! Home Decor that rocks! I'm telling don't want to miss out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Grunge Roses

This is the frame I made from Penci's class that I had here at Craft Crossing this past weekend.
I didn't get to finish with the class so I wanted her to see it. She was a Fab teacher and we're ready for her next class for Halloween!

Kaleidacolor Medallion

I finally got to stamp today. The weather was bad
and only a few of the devoted crafters got out in the rain today. LOL This is using the Medallion stamp of SU and En Francois background. The stamp on the envelope is a hostess give away of SU. The ink is Kaleidacolor Calypso which I also used on my background paper too. The cardstock is Soft Suede and Melon Mambo. A little bling and viola I was done. I also matted the inside and stamped with the same ink! TFL

Thursday, August 19, 2010

17 is unfroggable!!!

My daughter needed a HB card for a 17 who loves pink,
brown, and frogs!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what I came up with.
The stamp set and CS and ink is all SU. TFL Pam

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

True Friend

A true friend is you friend....I have gotten addicted to these stair case cards. I have a new
deadbeat design stamp!!! Isn't it special....looks
like a real photo! The sentiment is another SU that I had as well as the designs on the second step. The border punch on the 1st step is a MS.
The DSP and the CS is SU from my stash!
Yes, I missed yesterday.posting...I had this card made but never the time to post. I had a few hours earlier bragged to my niece that I have been staying on top of posting.......I am not bragging again! LOL

Monday, August 16, 2010

A2 Party animal

Just another size and take using the same stamp and paper but in a smaller version. Again it just gives the person who requested this card two to choose from. LOL Which do you think she'll choose? Yesterday I was out of town at Stamp Salado in Salado Texas taking a copic class. I sell the copics in the store and wanted to get more familiar with them myself. Really learnt a lot. The instructor Vicky was a really great instructor. Would love for her to come to Gonzales and teach at my store. Well, I guess I'll close and get busy for tomorrow...Tuesdays are my Mondays! LOL Pam

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Peace, Love, and Daisys!!!

Another easel card with the Peace and Love theme. I try to make at least 2 different cards when someone requests one so I can let them choose. Makes for happier customers that away!!! LOL and take the pressure off of me! LOL The CS is Su and the DSP is LYB Free Spirit! Which one of the two peace theme cards do you think she will choose?
Leave a comment and let me know what you think! TFL Pam

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Old Relic?

I missed posting on August 13th....So I am posting two today using the same main image. One is a gatefold and the other the stair case. The main image is a B Line Designs called Wild West Show. The sentiment is a Deadbeat Designs! I LOVE his designs and definitely the sentiments!!!LOL He's as bad as I am!!! ROFL The CS is SU and it's a oldie Groovy Guava and Blue Bayou. The DSP I believe is also SU. Another oldie but goodie that I have been holding on to in my stash. Thanks for dropping by and TFL... Pam

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Party Animal

A friend needed another card for who else but her grandmother...LOL She says she teases her grandmother about having saggy boobs and a big butt! Glad I'm not her grandmother and gotta remember not to invite her to a slumber party...ROFL!!! The main image is a I Brake for stamps image. They really have a lot of funny stamps. I heat embossed and then used markers to color the image in. Glad you dropped by and thanks for looking! Pam

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Yee-Ha! I used the REAL WOOD paper by Creative Imagination's for the embossed background. The ribbon is SU. The ink and CS and markers were all SU. The embossing folder I used was a cuttlebug named Happy Birthday!
Thanks for dropping by. Hope you leave a comment so
I know you was here. TFL Pam

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


PEACE...Sure wish everyone knew what it meant! LOL
A friend needed another card and said the person she was giving it to was a daisy& peace symbol type gal. Thought I would try out the Free Spirit DSP paper by LYB that I carry
in my store. Of course I cheated and used a package of the chipboard stickers too which helps keep the easel of
the card up.
By the way this was my first attempt at the easel card that I learned from SCS. The HB is from the Party Queen set of Crafty Secrets and the other stamp is from a SU set of Kind and Caring Thoughts. Thanks for dropping in and visiting with me. Peace to you and have a Blessed evening tonight. Pam

Monday, August 9, 2010

Old Buzzard!!!

Well, I finally did something different... It's a over the hill for a friend of mines husband. She wanted a old cowboy with lots of hair in his ears! LOL But this was what I had so it's this or nothing...LOL
This was my first attempt on the stair case card too. The front image (cowboy) is from Rubbernecker I believe. The second image is from Deadbeat Designs. Mark is here in Texas.
The third area is using a cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder and then I used Thickers for his name and age. Pardon the weird angle but at least I got it all in. TFL Pam

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Yes, I know the same DSP paper again...I think this is the last one I made using this paper! LOL
It goes so well with the Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango card stock of SU At least it's a different stamped image. This one is another SU image and for the life of me cannot remember the name of it and I don't have it with me. The inside of this card again has the Look Here bigz die of SU that sizzix made. I thought it would be neat to buy someone a gift card to thank them with. This set of stamps may be called Wandering Words...Do you know? If so leave me a comment! LOl AnyHoo TFL Pam

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A gift for you...

Again using the Justrite stamp for the focal image and using my DSP to match my card stock from SU with as is the ribbon too! Seems I waited for the new colors to come out from SU before I even started using the last set of IN colors. I am loving this Bermuda Bay!!! LOL The inside of this card has the SU sizzix die Look Here that will hold a gift card for you. Very simple card to make with hardly any stamping. Thanks for dropping by. Pam

Friday, August 6, 2010

Look Here Bigz die...

For the inside of this card I used the SU Look Here Bigz die that holds a gift card. The stamped image outside of this card is a Justrite image from the Tiny Words Set. The card stock is SU as is the ribbon. I used a border punch from SU for the SU Dusty Durango border going in the middle of the card. Thanks for dropping by again.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Aged to Perfection

Another gatefold card using Justrite stamps. I heat embossed the image then colored it in with SU markers then used Diamond Glaze on the glass to make it look like a real glass. Again I used the BoBunny Peacock Lane DSP and SU cardstock. The photo turn mount is used as a hinge to hold it closed. Thanks for dropping by and looking...don't forget about our class on the 28th of this month where Connie Mercer will be teaching this Jenni Bowlin Journal!!! Isn't gorgeous? Be sure and call and reserve your space! I don't know what she'll be doing as her bonus but if I know her it'll ROCK!!! Have a blessed evening! Pam

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Very Thankful

As you can see I have gone crazy over this BoBunny paper collection called Peacock Lane. It so matches the SU Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay. The main image on this card is from SU and its called Very Thankful! This describes how I am feeling at this very moment with having a little of my mojo back...the shop holding its own....just so thankful and feeling so blessed! Have a blessed day and thanks for dropping by. Pam

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Feeling Yucky

I know if I was sick I wouldn't mind this card!!! LOL
At times I'm not even sick but I feel like this duck! LOL
This is a 4.5 square but done as a gatefold.
The stamp is Crafty Secrets and the DSP is BoBunny Peacock Lane. The CS is SU. Thanks
for dropping by! Pam

Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthday Girl

This is a stamp from Justrite Stampers. I do carry these stamps and love all the new images they are coming out with from the CHA show! The DSP is some old paper of SU as is the cardstock. The ink is Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. The card is a tri-fold shutter that I do have fun making! Thks for dropping in! Pam

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Got your BIG girl panties?

This is a gatefold card that I made using one of my favorite stamps! The DSP is Peacock Lane by Bobunny and the cardstock is SU Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. I embossed the image with embossing powder then used markers to color it all in. Behind the right pearl is velcro holding the card closed. Again, thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to you........

I finally climbed back on the horse and started
back getting some much needed cards made!
WooHoo!! The focal item is a stamp out of the SU Kind and Caring Thoughts set. The sentiment is from a set that the demos use at their classes which I no longer do since opening my storefront. Actually the DSP, cardstock, and yes even the ribbon is from SU but I needed to use it up.
The bracelet is from last nights bead class here at Craft Crossing. Everyone chose their own colors to work with. Here are a few that we managed to get their picture. By the way MINE is the one with brown stones!! LOL Thanks for dropping by and for not giving up on me about being so behind on posting! Have a Blessed weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My take on Connies class....

This is my take on the last class that Connie Mercer did here at Craft Crossing. I just now finished but I didn't do mine in the class like the rest of them did. You can compare our work because Connie's sample is on the post before this one. Just please be kind..LOL... I haven't been able to work on as much crafts as I would like...but that does mean maybe business is picking up. Thanks for still dropping by. Pam

Monday, June 21, 2010


Is this adorable or what? This will be the next scrapbook class this weekend...Connie Mercer is one TALENTED lady. You all need to go to her blog at Crafty Goodies.I am in such awe of her work and feel so blessed that she is willing to teach at my shop. The brackets on the picture frame is actually brackets cut out of the wrapper that the buttons came in!!! LOL Creative and thrifty....that's CONNIE!!! I have been doing some cards and other paper crafts but can't remember to take a picture to upload... Sorry!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Havin' a BEAD-a-ful Day!!!

I told you we have fun at our classes! LOL I do believe we are becoming Beadaholics!!!LOL Could be the chocolate... but I am noticing how some of their eyes are starting to glaze over when they start digging in the bowls of beads!!
The Rough' It mini album is a BoBunny kit I put together using the Roughing It papers by BOBUNNY. The white basket for a baby boy is a custom basket that I am selling here in the store. I am going to put the babys name on the blanket using my Cricut and iron on vinyl. This is already sold but I wanted to show you a picture of it before it left the store! The picture of Nikki the instructor is trying to kill a water bug that scared the ... well lets just say it scared her out of shoes...LOL I tell ya it gets alittle wild by the end of the chocolate bowl at these bead classes!!LOL

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Would you look at these layouts and then at the bonus items!!!! All of this is what you will get to make at the Escape to Paradise Class besides the door prizes and favors you will get...Ladies you really need to call or come by and reserve your space. I really need to know if your coming because I already have rec'd calls and we may have to have two separate classes... This teacher is one talented woman and ladies you need to see this layout in person.!!! In this kit for this class you will receive has colored pictures and step by step directions to make these items.I have the supply list at the store...Call now! This class is this coming weekend on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. This coming Friday night we have a bead class. We will be learning how to make a Charm Necklace. Call and reserve your space for this one too! It starts at 6:00p.m.Also starting June 8th at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for about 4weeks we will have the mystery quilt class here at the shop. Margaret Malaer and Pam Lester will be teaching this class. Margaret left me the supply list too so come on by and sign up. Again this will be on Tuesdays evenings for about 4 weeks. Now on Tuesday evenings starting on June 15th for 6 weeks we will have beginners knitting classes. Betty Wharton will be teaching this class and again I have the supply list. This will be a six week class one night a week here at Craft Crossing. There will be one week break in between.
The knitting class will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Well, as you can tell we are trying to get what yall have been asking for so ladies call now to reserve your space at 203-5303.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Congrats Grads!

Here are some of the graduation cards that I have done this year. I used the cuttlebug on some and used glitter patterned paper too! Our colors here are orange and black. Congrats to all our seniors this year! Thank you for dropping by. Pam

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Getting in the Groove!

Howdy! I am really trying to get back in the saddle and post more often! Aiming to do some challenges this week if possible. This is a baby card I did doing dry embossing and using chalks. These gorgeous rich color papers and buttons is BoBunnys line of Paradise!!! This class will be ESCAPE TO PARADISE by our local artist Connie Mercer. This class will be on May 29th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Ladies...if you haven't seen this lady's work - you need to! Come join and relax with us here at Craft Crossing and then go home with 2 layouts!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

These fantastic bracelets were some made at out Mommy and Me class this past Friday night here at Craft Crossing. Any of you that want to drop in and join us at our bead classes can always play catch up. Its' never too late to join the fun. I finally did some cards for Mothers Day and never even took a picture. The minute the ink dried they went in the usual I was working on them as the mothers were coming in the door!LOL I actually had my mother and my sisters all in the class room after I closed shop on Sat. afternoon . One of my sisters went to Shiner and bought the best pies!!! and one sister made her special brownies. It was also my youngest sons birthday and that card too got whisked away!!! I know ...No pictures??? But I do have witnesses!!!LOLThis one picture of the SU medallion is just a sneak peek of some 70 invitations that I did for the City of Gonzales appreciation dinner for the Texas Jr. High Rodeo Finals being held again this year. I did take a picture of the them as I am making them! LOL Thanks for not giving up on me and dropping by! Pam

Monday, March 22, 2010

Donna's Machine Applique Class

The irons were blazing and the sewing machines were humming.It's looks like they were all working hard and serious but I can tell ya...The laughter told a different story!!! These ladies left with a feeling of accomplishment of learning a new craft and had a great time while doing it. Call or drop by and sign up for one of our fun classes!!Donna and Debbie bothe were fantstic instructors! Hopefully, later I will be posting something I have done. The last cards I made for St. Pats Day didn't get their picture made! LOL Thanks for dropping by. Pam