Friday, June 26, 2009

So this card has a lot of firsts for me. It's the first time I have cut out a stamped item for a card. I really liked the result, so me thinks that there will be some paper piecing in my future. It the first time I have threaded through a button. First project after the big clean sweep of my craft area. So really just a lot of firsts. And its the first time sewing on paper! I know, kind of kidish of me, but I couldn't not use my hand held sewer that was found at a rummage sale when I was in Wisconsin. It was only a dollar and its very very small and portable. Mary would even be hard pressed to tell me it was a stupid expenditure.

And its the first card picture I've taken during a nice sunny day. I was home for lunch and thought I'd take some pics before I send it on its merry way.

Hurray for a whole new lot of firsts.

Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, DP Basic Grey 'Wisteria'
Supplies: Vintage Button, Twine, Handheld Sewer, Cuttlebug Textiles folder
Ink: Colorbox Winter White, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot

Organized Space

Sunday, June 7, 2009


My sister helped me review my craft closet this last weekend.


And she took a few hours out of her last Saturdays in the US to bring order and control to my space.

What followed after many comments of "How can one person have so much paper" and "Do you actually use this?" and a garbage bag full of paper scraps and a donation bag was a lovely organized OCD eat your heart out space.

Luckily we forgot to take before pics.

But here are the Beautiful after pics!

I got the magnetic embellishment tin idea from my very talented cousin Erica!
An empty container perfect for crops and craft days elsewhere!
Hanging tools
Ribbon and more tools
Unity unmounted stamps
Paper organized into neutrals, warms and cools
Check out all that light and I can move it to just where I need it!


Mary really is awesome when it comes to organization, and I owe her so much.

Thanks Mar!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Wedding card I made. I really liked how the embossing really makes it pop.
Supplies: Cuttlebug
Textile Folder
Staz-On Brown
Unity April KOTM
Paper Bazzill
Fiskars Border Punch

Fantastic News

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Well this is potentially fantastic news. On Saturday I went to Roberts Craft in Brickhouse and the store was pretty bare. I asked someone about it and they said they were redoing the store, so NOW is the TIME to put in requests for ALL your favorite companies, especially the LITTLE ones.

Now I love my little LSS but I love the coupons I get at Roberts, not so much the selection but that could change very very soon.

So, for all people with a Roberts nearby go make all your requests and get us the selection we deserve.

I of course requested Unity Stamps, Spellbinders and all things Heidi Swapp.