Friday, September 30, 2011

A Peek Into My Crafting Space

Happy Friday to you all! I don't have any projects to share today, but I've been wanting to share a little of my crafting space with you for some time. I am in a CONSTANT state of reorganizing in my room. My DH calls it a horders dream room, and I don't argue with him at all! But, I try to organize the best that I can, and I'm coming along slowly. The pics here is my repurposed item. This is a Sizzix die tower that I almost got rid of in a garage sale, but as I was pricing it, I thought there has to be something else I can use this for.(i just really didn't want to give it up! lol) So back in the room it went, and decided to put my inks in it, since I didn't have any good place to put them all. The DI inks fit well, as does some of my other inks. It's on a carousel, so I can just turn it round as needed. My DI handles fit on the top of the tower great, and I actually need to make room for my new fall DI inks! Some of the pigment inks will have to go! I'll never get rid of this tower now, in fact, I should look on ebay for another one! Hey, my inks have to be stored somewhere! :) Hope you enjoyed the little peek into my room, and maybe you can think of repurposing something too! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Window Card and a Digital Stamp

I set out this morning to make a window card, and accomplished that, but it took me about an hour and half! Having to stop every ten minutes and blow my nose from this cold, and then deciding what to put on the inside of the card, took me forever! But the end result is pleasing to me, so that's all that matters! I had cut a few things from my cricut for the inside, and wasn't happy with them, so I went with this quickutz die of a tree. The camera doesn't pick it up, but I chalked the sky blue, and green for the grass. The papers I used are from the Splendid pad by Authentique. And the sentiment stamp is an older Stampin Up one. I made myself a little template for punching the 'windows', and it worked out well.
The second card here I made with a digi stamp from Stampin Up. They call them stamp brushes. I looked on their website and found they have hundreds of stamp sets available for digital download. So, I wanted to try one out, and picked this doily background image. It was only 2 dollars. I wanted to see if their images worked without buying their digital software, and it does! I can resize, color, rotate, whatever with my software. So I am pleased with that as well. Now I have other digi stamps, but they must be colored in, and I usually do that with my watercolor pencils. I wanted something I didn't have to color myself. Sounds lazy I know! Anyway, just wanted to share with you my new digital work. Thanks for stopping by and reading my rambling! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Quick Little Gift

I'm back to share a cute little gift package with the red and blue papers from the new Lily Bee Harvest Market pad. I die cut the large tattered rose, and added some weathered wood DI to the edges. On the inside, is the little gift! I put some lip balm in there, but you could put lipstick, mini nailpolish, or glitter, stickles, glue stick. Okay, you get the idea! Haven't been feeling well the past few days, but I managed to finish this project today. Must motivate myself to get some housework done. Oh joy! Thanks so much for having a look in today!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Play on Paper

Hello all! I've been playing today with the new paper from Lily Bee Designs call Harvest Market. This is a 6x6 paper pad, perfect for cards! I have it in stock in my store now. I thought I would let the papers show off this card more than the stamping. I did stamp some leaves onto the dp, then cut them out, and used them as an embellishment. The little flower I made using a small flower punch, and stacked 4 together, and scrunched it up a bit, and held together with a brad. I also like the red and blues in this paper pad, so off to make something with them! Thank you for looking in!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Flashback Friday

I heard of a new challenge blog from Jenny Johns, any Ippity Chick, called Flashback Friday Challenge. She is sponsoring the challenge this week, and giving away an Ippity Stamp set. The challenge is to go back and find the first Fall card that you posted on the web. I didn't have to go back too far, just last year! Only been blogging a short while, but some of these ladies went back years! Way to go! So, this card I entered into a challenge back then, and got no responses! Maybe I didn't know what I was doing, ha! I'm still learning! I still love this Stampin Up! image, and really looks good all colored in. I made a set of these cards 4 or 6 of them. I even put black glitter on her shoes! I bet her hat would look good in glitter too! Thanks for looking in, have a fabulous day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pumpkin Time!

One of my favorite things about fall, are the pumpkins! Small ones, big ones, funny shaped gourd type ones. They're all good to me! My son and I planted some pumpkins in the spring, and we have 2 for him to color on, or I'll carve them for him. This project here is a simple one, and I used the new Authentique Glowing paper pad(you can find it in my online store!) The paper pad is 6x6, so I used the length, and cut 3/8" strips from 4 different papers. I pierced holes on each end, and in the center of each strip, and started putting them all together with brads at the top and bottom of the pumpkin. After all the strips were together, I squashed it down a bit to give it a pumkin shape. I used a piece of wire for the vine, and the leaves are sequins. Very easy! You may start to see alot of these pumpkins popping up around blogland soon, since summer is almost over here in my part of the world! Thanks for stopping in, have a great weekend!!
Here is the paper pad I used!

And the Winner Is.............

Thanks to all those who commented on Monday's post for my blog Anniversary giveaway! Random.Org picked lucky commenter #3! That's you Emily Keaton!! Congrats!! I know I love getting new paper, and I'm sure you'll make some fabulous creations with it! Thanks again for playing along!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stampin Up! Color Challenge

I follow a blog called Rubber Redneck, owned by Holly. I love her videos, and have shared some of hers on my blog. She is a Stampin Up! rep, and has another blog called Rubber Redneck Stampede. She has a color challenge going on there, and the colors are shown at the bottom of this post. I've decided to join in on the challenge, trying to come close to the colors she's given. I don't have exactly every one, but I've come close. The stamp set I used is a retired 2001 Stampin Up set called Festive Fall. I like the leaves in this set. I stamped a background stamp in Crushed Curry, it's a retired Stampin Up one, but there isn't a name on it. If you'd like to join in on the challenge, click her link above. And, of course, you are to only use Stampin Up! products. I really love their paper, and need to get more in fact! Thanks for looking in!
Stampin Up! Products Used:
Ink colors: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Close to Cocoa, Gable Green
Stamp Set: Festive Fall-2001
Cardstock: Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blogaversary Giveaway!

Good Monday morning everyone! I will try and keep this post as short as possible! But, I just want to share with you my paper crafting and blogging experience with you! As of Sept. 4, 2010, I made my first post as a blogger! It's been 1 year, and have enjoyed all the blogs that I have seen since the beginning. I know I haven't come far as followers go, but I thank all of you for following me, and leaving comments! I will be giving away a pack of paper from Lily Bee Designs to one lucky commenter! I will let the random generator pick a winner this Friday! You may spread the word on your own blogs if you wish!
I began paper crafting in 2001 after buying some stamps, and the original Sizzix die cut machine(which I still have!) I had a subscription to Paper Crafts magazine, and wanted to make my own cards. I do remember having pigment inks, and thought something was wrong with them because they weren't drying! Little did I know back then! From there I bought a scrapbook, and made some crude looking pages! But, we all have to start somewhere! The card shown here managed to never get mailed out!! Not sure if I used ink or paint for the background, and I must have used markers on this stamp. It's almost embarrassing to show this card, but it is a far cry from what I make now! So, 10 years and 100 stamps(or more!) later, this is where I am today, enjoying the blogs I follow, and still looking for something new to try. Good luck everyone for a chance to win the paper pad!

Friday, September 9, 2011

September workshop time!

Happy Friday everyone! Here are the cards for my Sept. workshop, which is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18th, from 3-5p.m.  Some fall themed cards, and one last summer card. I've been busy the past few weeks, and haven't posted much. I know I've said that in my other posts, but I'm starting to get ahead. Lots to do around the house here, and been busy selling on ebay. psmiles4ch0 is my user ID on ebay if anyone is interested! :)  Hope to get more blogging time in soon, and still haven't got a new camera yet! My old one is hanging in there! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Here is a peek at a card I made today with the new Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue line! This close up shows a bottle cap that I fancied up. I've made a few more things from these bottle caps, but haven't posted them yet. Will get to that! If you'd like to read the full post, and see the rest of the card, check my store's blog here. Hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday!!