Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Treats for the Teachers...

I'm sure hoping the weather clears up this morning! Today my oldest is supposed to have a field trip to the pumpkin patch, but its overcast and raining a heavy mist. Hopefully she isn't too disappointed if they aren't able to go:( In the meantime, I sent these off with her to school this morning. Let's hope she doesn't swing her backpack around too much and crack all the Although, it would add more appeal to the googlie eyes! Another cute MFT stamp set. I was trying to find a link from their website, but I don't think this set is available any longer? None the less, it's adorable and kid friendly! I did a little color shading with my Copic markers and cut all the frames out with my nesty dies. In the background, you can see the "bumps" on the green and purple tag. I used my cuttlebug folder for that and used some Dew Drop ink to rub over the it a vintage-y feel of sorts. Filled with some googlie eyeballs! My girls went crazy when they saw these...I think they enjoyed eating a few, even more!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Stamps!

I was so excited when my PTI package finally made its way to my doorstep! It took quite a while, but it was worth the wait! This was also the first time I purchased some of PTI's patterned paper and I have to say that I absolutely LOVE it! The weight of the paper is super thick, and cuts nicely. For this project I was attempting not to make it look "Christmas-y" and I'll be darned if it didn't turn out like a dang ornament!!! You can even tell I made the attempt by picking out paper in the Rustic Snowflake pack that DID NOT have snowflakes on it! Ohhhh, I digress... Stamp set is the new Take Note by Michelle Wooderson. I figured this notebook will come in handy for blogs I like to surf and also as a password book. Between online banking and numerous other log-ins, this will help me from having to get all those "I forgot my password requests".

Off to finish cleaning my craft room...I was up til' midnight getting the desk cleared...I REALLY do have a desk under all that mess! What a

Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Stamp...2 layouts!

More fun with my 4x6 notebooks! I love Verve Stamps for their simplicity and lets face it, they are so fun to play with! I chose a design along the lines of "friendship" for my layout. This stamp set also comes with additional "love" sentiments you could also use. Soft pink and black. Patterned paper is from Doodle Bug Designs. Little bit of zig-zag sewing on the pink strips. I added the dew drop AND the button, which after looking at it, it looked a bit overboard, but I think I will use the dew drop as my "signature" when using this's fun!Hot pink and black combo. I also did a bit more zig-zag sewing here, but only around the hot pink border.The ribbon is a bit stiff, so it was hard to get the perfect tied bow here. I simply added a button and used E6000 to adhere.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Celebrate in Style Notebook...

Whew! Finished cleaning out the supplies I no longer need! Luckily most of them sold locally so it saved me many trips to the PO...thanks ladies! I still have supplies/stamp sets left, just scroll to the previous post if your interested.

I picked up some more notebooks the other day and decided I wanted to try a new size. This size is perfect for an add-on gift or something to slip in the kids backpacks for their teachers. I started by taking off the coil and added the SU! chocolate cs and the patterned paper. When I create these notebooks I just can't stand going without sewing the layers adds just the perfect touch around the edges and also makes the focal image really stand out! To create the sentiment and slider I used my SU! small slot punch (you could also use any small ribbon slider punch) and cut my paper ribbon to desired length. Stamp set is "Let's Go for a Walk" by MFT

Added a little rhinestone on the flourish, which is from a PTI set.

So who LOOOOOVES Etsy?? Well, I first heard about Etsy on GMA many years ago when it first hit the airwaves. I've browsed and bought many things on this wonderful website and I really love to buy handmade ANYTHING! I've contemplated opening a shop since I could remember and I'm finally going to make the BIG leap and try it out. I've been doing custom orders for a few years now and have many requests to set up a page with my creations along with their prices. I don't have a set date when this will begin. I've set up my acct. and all the techy stuff, just need to throw up pics and get going. I will be sure to post here when I've opened up shop!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cleaning Out a Few Supplies...

Time to make room for NEW stuff! I've cleaned out a few supplies that I no longer use and would like to send to a new home:)

I have grouped all items together by manufacturer to make it easy. All stamp sets are gently used, slightly stained, etc. A few stamp sets only have one stamp that has been used and are virtually brand new...these will be noted.

*PRODUCTS* If interested in purchasing, please send an email to with your choice of products in the subject line. Do not send payment until I have verified your request...this helps ensure I don't have 2 recipients sending money for the same purchase:)

*PRICING* All sets/supplies are marked accordingly and will paid via PayPal ONLY!

*SHIPPING* I will only be shipping flat rate- $4.95 for 1-2 sets and $10.35 2+ sets. If your shipping is cheaper than flat rate, I will gladly refund the difference, which will be sent separately in an envelope. If on the East Coast (like me!) it generally runs cheaper!

1. Marvy Uchida Punches- (Set of 6) $45.00 (SOLD) 2. Creative Memories Products- Creative Memories Binder- Loaded with stickers! 40 pages of stickers/borders/protectors. $50.00 (shipping to be determined on this item!)

3. Papertrey Ink Products- Just Hatched Stamp set $10.00 (Only "little one" stamp has been used) (PENDING)
Perfect Match True Black Pad & Ink- $7.00 for both (brand new, decided to go with the Noir instead)
4. Stampin' Up! products- Crafter's Tool Kit-(DOES NOT include the paper piercing guide and tool) $12.00
Print Pattern $8.00
Aida Cloth $8.00
Cheesecloth $8.00 (SOLD)
French Script- $8.00
Polka Dot $8.00 (SOLD)
Riveting $5.00 (SOLD)
Aquaria $8.00 (only used the dolphin stamp) (SOLD)
Small Script- $5.00 (SOLD)
Itty Bitty Backgrounds- $5.00 Little Pieces- $5.00
Fresh Fillers- $5.00
Terrific Tulips- $8.00
Wild Rose $10.00
I may post more sets, I'm leaning more towards clear stamping these days, so I have more SU! sets to go through! If you have any questions, please email at