Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hardware: Hooray!

Exciting new things coming in the Spring-Summer catalog..... Stay tuned!
I love my Crop-A-Dile hardware

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

WW: Christmas ornament

A little ornament to usher in the holiday season! - I adore working with the new Stampin Up Ornaments trinkets On Board pack. This ornament came together in a matter of minutes.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Stampin Up: Yummy paper

Yummy designer series patterned paper coming soon from Stampin Up... Stay tuned for more raspberry goodness!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stampin Up: Love You Much Promotion

Item #115405
Dates: December 23, 2008 - January 31,2009
"If you're like me, sometimes it's hard to wait for something new, but this month you can get your hands on new Stampin' Up! products before they come out in the catalog!"
Includes: Love You Much Stamp Set, Candy Lane DS Paper, Heart to heart punch
Retail Value: $51.85
Bundle Price: $41.48

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Card: Tim Holtz tag thanks

Stampin Up has done it again with the awesome HEART punch i used on this card. I had been wishing they would add more shapes and they did with this heart trio.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft, Stampin Up Riding Hood Red
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up Frosty Day/Ski Slope DS, Stampin Up Holiday Treasures DS
Embellishments: Tim Holtz journaling tickets, Stampin Up Chit Chat rubons
Ribbon: Yellow satin
Punches: Stampin Up Heart to Heart punch, Stampin Up double circle punch

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Altered: Wood block

I am still in the process of transferring my wood mounted stamps to the EZ Mount system so I have loads of blocks that I can re-purpose. I distressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks, added a few Stampin Up On Board ornaments & trinkets, and finished it off with Prima Say It in Crystals.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

WW: Alcohol ink magic

All of the previous days' projects led me to this frame which I wanted to make colorful and vibrant with Tim Holtz Adirondack alcoohol inks, blending solution and stickles.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Altered: Kitty frame

For all the cat lovers out there....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Altered project: Bonsai

I was commissioned to create this for a special friends that loves Bonsai trees.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

WW: Mini Album

I have noticed that inspiration seems to strike me in the most wonderful of ways. This was the case with my latest creation! Inspired by a picture mat I bought at Wal-Mart...

Rotated and distressed with Tim Holtz alcohol inks, stickles, and grungeboard elements I have to say I am incredibly pleased with it.

I embellished the grungeboard with alcohol ink and stickles

I used flocked patterned paper for the back cover which gives it a vintage-y look

Patterned Paper: Kimberly Poloson Flocked Cabana Blooms

Embellishments: Tim Holtz grungeboard, 7Gypsies gaffer tape, Tim Holtz alcohol inks, Tim Holtz Stickles, Picture Mat

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sneak Peek: Book binding

One of my favorite products to use is the 7Gypsies gaffer tape.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sneak Peek: Handmade album

I am so thankful for the extended 4-day thanksgiving weekend I got off. It was extremely relaxing and productive!

Etsy: Purse-onality

This is the latest addition to my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WW: November ATC

This is my entry for this month's A Piece of Craft ATC club cards.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Stampin Up: Rub On Cheer

Click on picture for more information on this amazing promotion!

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details: Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Rub-Ons Description
Item# 111416
pg 178
Chateau Bella

Item# 111417
pg 178
Word Flurries

Item# 111414
pg 178
Hidden Garden

Item# 111277
pg 178
A Perfect Day

Item# 110283
pg 179
Take Note

Item# 111806
pg 179
Chills & Thrills

Item# 111804
pg 179
Chit Chat

Item# 111415
pg 179
Greatest Moments

Item# 111805
pg 179
School Days

Item# 110282
pg 179

Item# 112844
holiday mini catalog pg 11*
Old Saint Nick

Item# 112843
holiday mini catalog pg 17*
Season of Cheer

Item# 112735
Celebrando Creatividad pg 39**
Hidden Garden Blossom

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WW: Damask and Velvet

This is a very special birthday card for me since I have never combined so many textures and patterns in one card.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Pacific Pointe, Riding Hood Red, DCWV Yellow scallop textured
Patterned Paper: Scrapworks Valentine's Day
Ribbon: Green organza, Sweet petites brown tiny check
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp Damask ghost sticker, 7Gypsies gaffer tape, Dymo caption maker, Daisy Bucket velvet heart (sunset), tiny clock face

Monday, November 10, 2008

Card: birthday sneak peek

My love affair with Dymo label continues on this gorgeous birthday card (sneak peek)
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View textured
Embellishments: Dymo caption maker, Daisy Bucket Velvet Elements (Sunset), mini clock face

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Storage: Transfering stamps

I am always on the lookout for better ways to store my stamps, so when I found Robyn's videos on Youtube regarding re-mounting her wood mounted rubber stamps I knew I had something. This week I received my Sunday International EZ Mount sheets and started the transfer.
I was stunned with how quick the process turned out to be. I transferred 8 sets in the span of an hour. I was able to remove the stickers from the wood mounts showing the stamped images.
All I need now is to go get CD cases to store them in.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Update: Team potluck

This Friday our team came together at our first potluck. There was so much yummy food, and we all felt we had to do it again. I am learning SO much stuff that I have been unable to create as many cards as I used to. I am working on multi-tasking on the weekends.