Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Holiday Card Sneak Peaks

Hi All. I've been crafting up a storm but it seems I'm in a holiday moods because all I've been making is holiday cards. Christmas to be exact. So check out my Facebook and Tumblr accounts to see my holiday card sneak peaks.

Here's a little recap:

Hi All. I've been crafting up a storm but it seems I'm in a holiday moods because all I've been making is holiday cards. Christmas to be exact. So check out my Facebook and Tumblr accounts to see my holiday card sneak peaks.

Here's a little recap:

I'll hold of posting these until we're at least in the month of December. Ha!!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Let's Eat: Your House or Mine?

My card today was made using a store bought card base with a pre-printed background. All I did was take the green printed cardbase, and add a few embellies and here's a quick and easy card.

So I'm having a love hate relationship with this card. I love the color. This is a great vibrant green but it's not too offensive. I'm loving that PTI stamp of the utensils. It stamps perfectly crisp. The Bordering Blue Classic Ink ended up looking fantastic. It dried a perfect light grey color although it says blue. Plus this is only the second time I've tried coloring with a blender pen (haven't worked any copics into my budget yet....more on that later). I'm definitely going to try this color combo again. So what is it that I don't like?? The sentiment of course. Everytime I try to use my own handwriting as a sentiment, I just don't like it. Staying away from the handwritten sentiments. I will leave that for the insides of cards.

That's all for now. Ciao.

The Deets:

Die Cuts: Nestabilities - Labels 16, PapertreyInk - Mat Stack 1 Ribbon - Stampin' Up! - Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Grey {110110} Stamps - PapertreyInk - Friendship Jar Fillers Ink - Momento - Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! - Classic Ink in Bordering Blue {102265} Tools - Stampin' Up! - Blender Pen {102845}

Friday, October 15, 2010

YT Finds: Furoshiki Gift Wrap....Recyclable gift wrap.

I have no idea how I happen across these things online but I can always seem to find the most interesting things, like the following video:
Furoshiki Gift Wrapping

How awesome is this??? Love love love this.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

High Fashion Home Art Prints

Happened across these online and I'm loving them.

I found these at High Fashion Home. They are Awesome, don't you think??? At $46 each they are not super expensive. And with some crafty know-how I'm sure I can recreate these for much cheaper.


Hi all.

Here is another quick card I made with a 2 Dollar bin stamps from Michaels and some goodies I just got from Stampin' Up!

My good friend was out of town this past weekend and when she got back I went over to hang out. I was busy all weekend with crafty deadlines and business deadlines but I missed her alot. Well I decided to make her a card so tell her that.....and to put my new goodies to use. ;-D

Card Deets:

Stampin' Up! - Cardstock in Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry,

Stampin' Up! Classic Ink in Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin' Up! Bigz die in Scallop Envelope, and 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Bunch

Marvy Uchida 2"  in Circle punch

$1 bin stamps (HUG! and Row of Flowers)


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You & Me

Love. It's a funny thing to me in that I can't explain it, I can't control it, and I can't seem to find success with it....Yet.

Here is a quick card I made with some left over Ribbon Scraps from Making Memories, Vellum, and the Hero Arts friend definition background stamp. Oh and I used my iRock tool from Imaginisce.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Which do you trust......Your Head or Your Heart?

While blog hopping on Tumblr I came across this quote. I must say right now I trust my head way more than my heart, in matters that concern me, myself, and only I (in Love) I wouldn't say I'm unlucky because I am loved by some truly great people, and I love them back. I'm just not that great at choosing for myself romantically. A good friend of mine said that I'm a very self aware person and I need to learn to trust myself, especially in that area of choosing a person to share my life with. I've made a two choices that started out wonderful and fabulous but ended, not sourly, but leaving behind serious doubts as to my ability to judge lasting character.

I had another friend ask me if I ever thought of giving up on finding love. Um.....I'm 28, of course not. My philosophy is that I've had my heart broken enough that I definitely know how to put the pieces back together. If anything I still put myself out there because I know that if it doesn't work, I am skilled at broken-heart-repair and I know that I will be fine in the end. Plus, if you don't risk it you will never find it.

But right now my focus is solely on me, my career, and some amazing business opportunites that have come my way. I simply wanted to share a quote then got all pour-your-heart-out on you guys. Thanks for listening.

So do you have a better head or better heart?

Card Deets:

SEI patterned papers

American Crafts Silver Foil paper

PTI (PapertreyInk) Signature Greetings Stamp Set

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack is HOT HOT HOT!!!

If you haven't looked already you really should. The clearance rack at Stampinup.com is looking fabulous. I placed my order today....have you??

Take a look at what I got:

1/2 Inch Library Clips - Clearance - by Stampin' Up!My Way Punch - Clearance - by Stampin' Up!Riding Hood Red/Very Vanilla 1-1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon - Clearance - by Stampin' Up!Slit Punch - Clearance - by Stampin' Up!Take A Number - Standard Wheel Stamp - by Stampin' Up!

And my highest priced item was $6 yes that SIX dollars was my HIGHEST priced item. Go get em'.

Monday, October 4, 2010


On my list:

The City of Ember Series by Jeanne DuPrau

  1. The City of Ember

  2. The People of Sparks

  3. The Prophet of Yonwood

  4. The Diamond of Darkhold

The Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz

1) Stormbreaker
2) Point Blank
3) Skeleton Key
4) Eagle Strike
5) Scorpia
6) Ark Angel
7) Snakehead
8) Crocodile Tears

And many many more. Remember I am an 8th grade teacher so many of the books on my list are teen fiction, which are incredible well written.

Oh and Yes, a Kindle is on my wishlist.

What's on your book list.