Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamps On Sale!

Great news! Stamps are half off at Hobby Lobby this week. I bought this beautiful script background stamp that I have been wanted. I love it. Love half off!!!!!

Wish Me Luck!

I have been working on a submission for a design team and I finally finished. The album is a chipboard mini tag album that I made for my mom. The pictures are of her and my grandfather when she was a baby. I know it will mean a lot to her to have this and I am glad it turned out so well. The flower on the front is one of the handmade flowers I learned how to do on youtube. I love youtube. I learned how to crochet flowers on there the other day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I watch some tutorials and such on Youtube and I follow the Leah's Scrapbook Room videos. I love the one where Donna Salazar shows how to make flowers and I have been working on some of my own using doilies, some old books and my scallop scissors and punches. I also used some glimmer mists and Stickles on them. They started out pretty odd shaped but they are getting better.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend Work

I had a great weekend. I was very busy but it was good. I went to the SU workshop on Saturday and made a cute sock monkey card. I ordered some goodies I am looking forward to. Saturday evening I went shopping and to Chili's where I had the Molten Lava dessert which is to die for! I worked on a couple ATC's and also did a file folder album. The SU lady had made some and I thought it was adorable so I made one for my upcoming annual ladies retreat our church goes to every year. It turned out good I think. I got the file folder from the $1 section at Target and I used my new Stamped Cricut cartridge for the letters. TTFN!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Latest and Greatest

I watched another of the Thinking Inking videos by Jennifer McGuire. Thanks to Lisa for getting me hooked. I have never really been a stamper but I have all these stamps and supplies that my great aunt gave me. She owns a flower shop and they used to make handmade cards. Needless to say they stopped and she gave me all their supplies. I didn't have a clue what to do with all the sprays, pads, powders, etc. that were in this HUGE rubbermaid tote. That is until Lisa told me about the Thinking Inking videos on . So now that you know the backstory lets get to the present. I have been watching these videos and tearing up the Tim Holtz isle at Micheals for the past month. I have bought alcohol inks, distress inks, UTEE, crackle paint(LOVE this stuff!)and today I got perfect pearls. They are really fun and easy to work with and you get a beautiful shimmery result. I love shimmer so its right up my alley. I also got my new Bazzill splat mat yesterday and I LOVE IT! Do you know that even Sharpie wont stick to this thing. I tried to write my name on it...just something I do that bothers my DH... anyways, it wipes right off!!!

Well, I'm off to my first SU party tomorrow. I love their stamps. How will I ever decide what to get?


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ATC's I Made Today

Here are the ATC's I worked on today. You can see all my ATC's at

Busy Today

Today was a very productive day in the craft room. I worked on my newest hobby which is ATC's. I love the size and the fact that you trade with people and something you created is out there. I also worked on a swap I signed up for on the scrapbook yahoo group I joined. I used to moderate a group and now I barely have time to read posts. I haven't done a swap in forever so I decided to jump in on one and found myself signing up for 2 scrapbook swaps and an ATC swap. Whew. Figured I better get going so I finished the stuff for one of the scrapbook swaps. I made cute little flower shaker boxes with my Cricut.