Friday, February 12, 2010

Never have truer words been spoken. There has been a lot of stuff that I have wanted for awhile. But times and budgets being what they are, I put a lot of it on a wish list. But my dear Father sent me a gift and after some bills and some home repairs, I had a little left to splurge on ME!

What fun it was to be able to unpack the boxes. I was so excited to get 3 sizzix alphabets for cutting chipboard. I am always in need of chipboard letters. Now I can have them any time I like.

so here is a close up of all the goodies one more time. I know you want to see them because you are so Happy for me. I know that I can't let this spoil me as this is a once in a lifetime thing. But I can bask in the glory of my beautiful new toys!!!!
Now I guess I need to go and stamp something.......

This is a great video so you can see how to use the corner scallop punch (118870) and the scallop trim border punch (118402). This border punch is free right now during Sale-a-bration. Just purchase 65.00 in merchandise and this little beauty could be yours. :) You know you want it!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Good morning, it is nice to see the sun after what has been a very snowy 2 days.
I am just letting you all know that I am going to need at least 2 weeks before you see another post from me. We have decided to paint the dining room. Well you know how that goes, my DH says why don't I pick up white paint and finish the powder room too...... oh and fix the ceiling too, oh maybe I will build doors too.

Finally I made him get on the phone to hire someone to paint the living room. LOL
But the big thing is my craft room is on the main floor, I try to keep it organized, but with a 2 year old toddling around and thinking everything is fun and pretty and his. It can become disorganized quickly, so I have decided to move it upstairs until my permanent space is ready. So no one sees my mess and it remains safe from the big dumper.
I am actually looking forward to this change it gives us back a room of living space and will allow us to entertain more.

So I will post as I can over the next couple of weeks, and thank you for your patience til I can get up and running at full speed.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Fun and new downloads available for MDS. Corduroy buttons and epoxy brads. Too cute.

These are super easy to download, and an inexpensive item to have. The digital image is the same size as the actual embellishment so you could add it to a digital layout just to pretty it up.
For those of you thinking of going digital this is a great program, with monthly new product to purchase.

Friday, February 05, 2010


I thought I would share this project today. It has some of my favorite things in it. For one the stamp set is friend's 24-7 (this set is awesome), the paper is Razzleberry pretty.

One thing I also love to do is to re purpose items. This was a formula tin that I covered and filled with chocolate chip cookies as a gift.

I love to design gift packaging and items, I love giving almost as much as I like getting. LOL But I also can't forget the stick pin bling either. This really turned out so pretty and was appreciated by the recipient.
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Hello and Happy Friday. I am sorry for the lack of posts this week, but I have a good excuse really I do. It was our Anniversary this week and my DH wisked me away to the city for some much needed relaxation and just plain doing nothing.
I did get to hit a couple of cool stores and my DH gifted me with a really cool Lensbaby "muse" lens for my camera. I haven't used it yet as it is just too cold to go outside.

It is harder than I thought to try and blog everyday, so I have decided the days will remain the same layout of idea's but I will pick and choose the days I post. Some week's will be more and some will be less.

My DH and I are in the middle of a big paint and reno. It's been needed for along time. I can't wait. Also I will be moving to a cool new scrap room. Again can't wait it will be all I have dreamed of.

I looking forward to continue to provide tips and ideas, as well as in the near future Video's. I am so excited about that one. So please continue to drop by and see what I am up too and hopefully help you along with your creative endevers.

Monday, February 01, 2010

I know this is late, but people who know me will be used to it. This is what I did with the colour combo from last week. I just love Sahara Sand, Pale Plum, Perfect plum and mellow moss.
I also love this set. I promise I will publish something tomorrow that is not using that set. Maybe I shouldn't promise anything. LOL
Hope you enjoyed that colour combo.

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Good Monday morning. As you know, I am trying to show a digital project or tip to use with MDS from Stampin' Up!. So today I give you my new blog header. It is just sample one and will probably change again before the day is over.
I am really challenged when it comes to computer things so the fact that I made a header and installed it is a big "Yeah Me!" moment.
The paper and embellishments are the My sweet pea digital set. Don't have MDS no problem these can be downloaded to work with adobe photoshop as well.

I made the header by starting with a 12x12 scrap book page and then I cropped it in a really cool (free) photo program called Picasa 3. It was super simple now I can back and jazz it up a bit more.