Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stamps for sale

Well, finally getting around to putting these up. I have a few more I'll do later..

1st up is a retired Stampin' Up! set from 2001. It has been loved and has some staining, but doesn't affect the stamped image.
$20 rare

Another rare set from 2004, Little Engine. Some staining, does not affect image. $25

And one for the Christmas season, very rare $30 The 12 Days of Christmas. 2001. Some staining, does not affect image. great to emboss and colour! Advent calendar ideas galore.

Shipping: I took the 12 days of Christmas to the post office. It is $7-$10 in Canada and about $8-9 to USA. Buyer will pay actual shipping. Payment can be set up thru paypal or cash for local pickup. Canadian Funds only.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, November 28, 2008


here's a card I had fun with for my friend sarah's birthday. Also, my sister in law.

The cardbase is from michael's. It comes embossed already. The sparkle bits are also from a card pack. Big cupcake is from inque boutique. I used crystal effects on the cherry and leaf. The small cupcakes are from Stampin' Up!. It's the small wheel. I coloured with markers and then used chalk for the background. the little clip is from some tag maker machine. I bought a box of tags for like, 3 bucks. Shoulda bought the thank you ones also.
The hole and frame were cut from Nestabilities label 1.

I attended a birthday party for Sarah tonight. We had it at Stamping bella. Nicky did a great job with the cards again. What fun!
I have to get a pic of the card I made from the group to Sarah. A tri-fold card with Hello Kitty Paper. it was also a fun one.

thanks for looking,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Remember these??

Well, I put them together in this little package...

To put on the top of a wine bottle. Kind of a little hostess gift with the wine. I'm not a drinker, so when people bring wine, it's like, thanks, my husband thanks you. What about the non drinker??!!! huh? lol

The top of the bag is Nestabilities label 1 die, Merry Christmas font is from Quickutz dollar stamps, ornament QK Jolly die and the curly hook is from Walmart. Love them.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Baby clothesline

Don't you just love it when DH comes in the stamping den and makes a quick, quite useful comment to make your mass production quicker?
Such a thing happened with this card. DH is good for these one liners.
I showed him my card in it's development stage. He says, "hey, wouldn't it be cool if you could put all those stamps on one sheet of acrylic?" And I say, "what, like this one?"
Thus, this card became a 3 step stamping card instead of 5.

THe most time consuming of this card was gluing the little green clothes pegs on the line. I had to switch glue to a faster drying one. Who wants to sit around holding down a little piece of paper. "Not I!" said the sheep.

Clothes are from the baby acrylic stamps I got at Joann's. The pole is from Papertrey Ink's Green Thumb and the grass is from Stampin' Up! Pocket Silhouettes.

Hope you like. I made 24 for a shower. Gonna make a kit with the postage stamps, little book to keep track of presents and who gave them and some mailing labels.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tutu Face


I've been busy, but didn't take pictures. I have some now, so I'll be a little more regular in the next few days.

This is a card for my friend's daughter. Her party is tomorrow. Think this is a good card for a 3 year old?

Image and sentiment is from Stamping Bella. Love it. Can't tell ya much more about the rest of the products. Simple layout.
I just finished 24 shower thank you cards and a few little keychains. Off to try a few bookmarks before bed. Gotta get these ideas out of my head.

thanks for looking,

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Reindeer in flight

This card base was cut with Spellbinders Label 1 die. The ornaments and hohoho were cut with Quickutz Jolly set and the paper is K&Company, Peppermint twist paper pack. A bit of glitter to bling it up... voila.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Ornament card

here is a sample I did using the large ornament from the Jolly die cut kit from Quickutz.
base is purely pomegranate CS from SU. The white circle is confetti white CS with holly cuttlebug embossing folder. I used some metallic rub on cream (?) I bought at a 2nd hand sale. It comes in a palette like kids watercolour paints, but it's like a cream. You can use your fingers to rub it in the paper. I've seen it for sale on Gina K's site.

Easy peasy.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jolly Magnets

I borrowed my friend's Quickutz Jolly die set over the weekend and had a lovely time on Friday night cutting and creating.
I LOVE this set. But at 90 bucks a pop, it's just not on my list of acquisitions soon.:}
Here are some little magnets I made with the frame die and the bulb.
(for more ideas on this set, check out my friend's blog...

This one uses the frame die, hoho die and the trees die. Paper is current, but I don't know what it is.

This one uses the smallest bulb and the gingerpeople row. LOVE this little die. so cute. The green was done with swiss dots cuttlebug folder.

This paper is from K&Company. I think it's last year's paper? Bought the stack from Winners for 7 bucks!!!!!!! Used the inside of the frame piece for this one. A bit of glitter on the beard and fur to bling him up.

And an idea that needs some tweeking...
A picture frame that can also be an ornament.

2 problems: the holes are in the die, so the wire is in the middle of the frame. I can fix it by playing with it and adding a hole higher to wind the wire through. You need to do that b/c the wire falls when it is used as a magnet. For photo purposes, I tucked the wired under the magnet corners. But believe, me, it falls otherwise.
Problem #2: The magnet was also cut out with the frame die, so it is the same size as the frame. Good right?! No. When you tuck a wallet size picture in there, it covers the magnet. Solution, cut the frame out of heavy cardstock as the back, glue the picture into place and then cut out a magnet piece to cover the back. it was fun to play with the wire and beads that were in my stash. The nice heart is a magnet separate from this set. My daughter put it there as I was taking a picture. Nice idea. May have to look into making a paper one to put there.

that's it for now,
thanks for looking,

Friday, November 14, 2008

Stampin' up foam

Look what happens when your kids are bored of watching you cut rubbah!

Poor Dora, even she couldn't be spared!

have a great day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

matchbox ornaments

My crafty friend at has done it again! She used the small ornament die from Quickutz Jolly set to make a cute little gift. But she made it even more delish by putting it in a match box cut out by her silhoutte machine.

here is my take on the whole thing. I made my own match boxes, as I don't own the silhoutte machine.
Sorry, the pictures are all backwards to how I wanted to present it. so you'll get the surprise first. :}

The paper is SU confetti CS. THe blue foil-y paper is from the dollar store. The snowflakes and swiss dot folders are from Cuttlebug.

The paper on this one is from Stampin' Up! DP mini book. I put a white circle inside as it is double sided paper and most of the insides are dark. This way, people can write easily inside.

The paper on these is last year's Basic Grey paper. Or is it from 2 years ago?! I don't know if it's still available this year. I had just enough scraps to make 4 each.

Here they are nestled snug in their beds....

And all boxed up.

These were really fun to make. i have more ideas for regular tags to put in these boxes. Gonna make some themes.. music, hockey, dance.

last night, I worked some more on my soldering skills. It's fun, but definitely a learning curve. The hardest part will be cutting the glass straight. It's cheaper than buying precut pieces and I'm not limited to the size of product I want to encase. i also want to do photo ornaments this way. We'll see how far all my plans get!

thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Autumn leaves

Here is the other layout I did on Friday night:

Leaf border around picture is felt sticky back ribbon. The autumn leaves title is chipboard from Joann's last year. It was done with versa mark and puffy embossing powder. The paper is Scenic route. the tress were already on it. I punched the leaves from various mini punches. Harvest moon vellum paper on the bottom is from my stash. Probably a few years old.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008


What a great night last night!

Went to a crop at my LSS, Scrapbooks by Design. Group of friends went. We all put out our wares of Quickutz, Nestabilities and Cuttlebug supplies and then created.

I felt so productive. I went with 2 layouts in mind and practically finished the 1st one in an hour, but then went to Starbucks for a tea run. Man, time sucker! Anyhow, here's one of my layouts:

The picture is of my daughter on Halloween. My friend brought this flamenco dress back from Spain this summer. And there are shoes to match!! Love them
I was so excited to find the background paper. The white swirls sold me on it. I had spent the previous night covering and sanding the chipboard swirls. that helped a lot in terms of time.

The title is Quickutz (sorry, don't know which one), the flower is the actual flower that was in her hair that I made of scrapbook supplies on hand. Then added a few jewels for the dot of the i and on the side of the B.

Oh yes, inspiration for this layout came from Christine Drumheller at

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

no visuals


I'm having some trouble with my camera and computer relations.. they are not talking to one another right now. My DH is away tonight, so I can't just fix the problem by using his computer and handing him mine to look at. So I'll tell ya what I've been up to.

I've been thinking scrapbooking lately. Big pages, glitter, swirls, big pieces of chipboard shapes, stick on letters. You name it, I've been dreaming it. This is big to me, as I have always felt overwhelmed by the thoughts of putting a page together. i think I can do it now, as I have been gathering the larger items for scrapping over the last year.

I'm going to a crop tomorrow night. So looking forward to it. I have 2 layouts planned and spent 2 hours covering and sanding 3 swirly chipboard shapes. Can I just tell you that I'd much prefer to cover it with glitter!!! That sanding is the pits. What a mess. And slow. Thank goodness I have that set of files of various shapes and sizes. It does help a lot. but my Gawd! time consuming. And I don't have the heart to distress the edges with ink. Forgedaboutit.

If all goes well, I'll have something to show you on late, late Friday or Saturday.

Oh, I've also made my 1st attempt at soldering. DH has all the materials. I just bought the copper and glass a few months ago. It is fun. Going to get a proper glass cutter from the stain glass gallery and then I'm set to go. Stay tuned.

We've been enjoying the awesome warm weather here lately. t-shirt at times. Lovely. We'll take it while we can.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I did it!!

Yeah! I finally scrapped a page!! I've been wanting to like forever. I've been taking pictures with the intent to do it. I've been collecting scrapping stuff. And tonight... I did it!!
This layout is from Jennifer Akirk's blog. I discovered it while blurffing. I would go back everyday to see it, but realized that it she had stopped blogging in March!. But I love so many of her layouts. Here's the one in February.

The paper on the right side is SU. It was a little too white for the American Craft dotted paper, so i used creamy caramel chalk on it. Kinda hoping it matches one of the circles. And look!! I used glitter!! Lots of it. My room is a mess. My clothes are a mess! I haven't looked at my face yet. And I'm still here!! THe swirl is from a 2nd hand sale. Don't know who it is by, but I have almost 4 whole sheets of circles and swirls. Yeah. I used the martha Stewart glitter on it. The letters are from the dollar store. Can you believe it? 1 buck! Even better as my LSS didn't have brown. I better go buy more, now that I'm into this scrapping thing. :}

Instead of putting my journalling on white paper, I printed it on acetate. Then used the 3 teeny, tiny brads in the corners.

I'm so happy I actually did it. It's not heavily embellished or a lot of photos, but I like it. I printed off a few more photos and am looking at layouts to make more. Just not getting anywhere with the card thang. Maybe this is the change I need. I'll welcome it. :}

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Hi ho.
did you have a great Halloween? It was a beautiful day here. We carved the pumpkin outside in t-shirts! Quite a change from the 0 degree today.

I just took some pictures of a few products I bought recently, but the camera is giving me grief in d/l them.
I'll try again tomorrow.

Here are some pics of my Trick or treater's .... I so need to make a book or scrap page. Who wants to throw some inspiration this way??!!!

See, this is crafting related. I made the flower in her hair. isn't it hilarious?! It's almost bigger than her head!

Thanks for looking!