Friday, March 26, 2010

A quick post: BLOG CANDY!

Stop by Kerin's blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some candy. Kerin has surpassed an amazing 300,000 hits on her blog!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nuts about You

A quick post. I'm sick, and did something to one of my knuckles while gardening over the weekend. It hurts to type/write/do anything with my left hand! :(

I made this card (before the hurt knuckle) with some new Papertrey Ink supplies.It features the new Hawaiian Shores colour (in this case, ink, felt, ribbon, and buttons) as well as one of their most versatile sets, Polka Dots Basics II (which I prefer over Polka Dots Basics I.)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Follow your heart

I combined several stamp sets for this card. The sun is made up from the solid flower from Simply Said and the solid circle from Riveting. The "sidewalk" is the dotted flourish from Holiday Button Bits (I love that one image - and use it a lot!)
I thought it was cute to really make the sweet little house stand out, so I used different ink colours and also popped it up. With the little heart on the door, I knew which sentiment I wanted to use.

Don't you love those fun little clouds? I used the same image for the "bushes" around the houses.

ETA: I forgot to add that one of Nichole Heady's cards was my inspiration for this card.

Stamps: Good Neighbors, Whimsical Words, Simply Said , Riveting (SU), Holiday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Going Grey, Summer Sun (SU)

Accessories: none!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I know, shocking. I actually made something? And with no challenge, sketch, class, or anything?
I have finally completed the reorg of the crafts room, and also put away the last of my huge SU order. Then I challenged myself to actually USE something new. So I pulled out the huge and lovely Medallion background stamp. I wanted to emboss the sentiment to make it stand out more, but I was too lazy. Oops?

Stamps: Medallion, Kind and Caring Thoughts (SU)
Paper: Pixie Pink, Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Stickles (Ranger), rhinestone (Kaiser?)

ps. Photos of the crafts room to come soon.
pps. I made another card tonight, and will post it Thursday - need to spread out the love!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Still working on it

I'm grumpy because my 12x12 paper holders (from Cropper Hopper) are TOO BIG for the new Expedit bookcase! (see photo #2 - one of the holders is immediately to the right of the bookcase) I bought it to store all my paper! Argh!!! I searched for photos of what people could fit in them, and I swear I saw one with the Cropper Hoppers in it. Now I have to decide if I want to buy another storage system, or trim these ones down (they're very thick plastic.)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Still busy...

First I was away on a work trip, then volunteering at the Olympics (YAY CANADA!!!), now I'm dealing with this:
You can partially see the reason for the reorg - the new treadmill that now takes up half my crafts room! I'm moving things around, getting rid of some stuff, and hitting Ikea for more :D

I just cannot craft while in a messy room, so please bear with me for a few more days!