Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The no-guilt holiday giveaway!

The Working Moms Against Guilt blog is having a No-Guilt Holiday Giveaway! Click the image below to see the details:

No-Guilt Holiday Giveaway

Monday, December 17, 2007

More random crafts

Yup, still procrastinating over here!

Did you know I'm currently working on seven scrapbooks? One for Chloe, one of our wedding, one of our general life (vacations etc), and one of each set of Chloe's grandparents (which means four separate books). I've completed two of the grandparents books (up to one year), and I'm hoping to finish the other two this year. I'll continue to add pages to them over the years, but not as many as I did for her first year.

Anyway, this is a page for my mom's book. For each book, I did a minimum of one page for each month, and then other events like her first swim, first camping trip, etc.

Products used: Patterned paper (Memory Block), Cardstock (Stampin’ Up), coloured stickers (Heidi Grace), Tool Kit, brads, eyelets, letter stickers (Making Memories), clear sticker (Creative Memories), flower sticker (Dollarama), Glaze Pen (Sakura), ribbon (unknown)

I made this bookmark while playing with my Making Memories tool kit. I love it for setting eyelets and punching holes, although it's rather loud!

Products used: Cardstock, ink, stamps, ribbon, art pencils (Stampin’ Up), Tool Kit, eyelet (Making Memories)

Queen of Procrastination

So rather than finish the RAK packages (that I still haven't sent out - sorry guys!), I decided to post a few new projects.

I made these two cards with the Everyday Pink Scrap Kit from Marcella by K (aka. K&Company).

I initially loved the colours, but soon realized that they're difficult to work with. In the end, I like the cards (especially this one), and still have a few fun papers left over for a scrapbook page (or two).

Products Used: patterned paper, stickers (Marcella by K), ribbon, cardstock, brads (Stampin’ Up)

The second card is another pocket card, only made wide and long. I was thinking of using it with a couple movie gift certificates that I have (which are about the size of a normal personal cheque), so they'd just fit in with this pocket.

Products Used: patterned paper, word sticker (Marcella by K), cardstock, stamp, ink (Stampin’ Up), staples (Making Memories), flower sticker (Dollarama), ribbon (unknown).

Monday, December 10, 2007

What's your style?

I was thinking about how to define a person's crafting style and came up with this quiz:

1. Ikea, an antique store, or Pottery Barn?
2. Winter or Summer?
3. Team Aniston or Team Jolie?
4. Happy Days or The Simpsons?
5. Martini, wine, or beer?

Based on the answers, I think I can get a clear idea of what and how you craft (I'm thinking scrapbooking and card making, but it probably applies to other crafts as well). So what are your answers? Can you guess mine?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"The dishes are done, man!"

My favourite line from Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Except change that to "The Christmas cards are done, man!"

I finished them last night. Twenty-five home-made cards. All the same design, two colour variations. I'm quite proud of them. And nope, you can't see them yet!

So now I just have to address them all. I was thinking of doing that tonight, but it's 9:33pm, and I've yet to start. Whoops!

I'm also working on an application to be a guest reviewer for a design team. I've done one small guest review for them, and I really enjoyed it, so I'm hoping to do it a few more times! The application is due on the 11th, and I'm not even half-way finished. Uh-oh!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

And the winner is...

(drum roll please!)


Actually, I should say winners, as Chloe wanted to pull more names out of the hat. So there are two runners-up: lifeafterjasper and krissy!

I've emailed all three of you - please let me know a bit about your craft style, so I can choose some goodies that suit you!

Thank you to all the people who entered! I hope you continue to read my little blog. There's a lot more craft stuff to come!