Friday, August 28, 2009

A Rainbow of Roses

So . . . I'll be having a Make-n-Take tomorrow at the Shoppe on how to make Grungepaper Roses. Wendy was right. They are totally addicting.

I stayed up very late one night making all of these . . .just to see what they would look like in a variety of colors.I don't think it much matters what color you make a Grungepaper Rose . . . they are just cool.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Little Louie

Awwww c'mon . . . he's cute.Found this guy hanging out on our screen door. I decided to name him Little Louie. We had a Big Louie, but I haven't seen him in a while . . .

And on to other news:
NEW Memory Box Paper & Stamps have arrived!

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Everything Extraordinary

The September Stampin' Store Kit by Unity now available for pre-order! AND, if you Pre-order by August 31, 2009, you'll save 10%!
Click here to go get it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday was a Monday

And usually, Monday is one of my favorite days . . . it's my day off. I usually do some work, but I try not to do too much.

So anyway . . . I was up fairly early this past Monday, got some stuff done and had run a few errands. I get my stuff together, head outside and Emily (that's my car) decided that she wasn't going to go anywhere on her day off.

Nope . . .my car wouldn't start. ***sigh***

Back into the house I go . . . thinking, "eh, the errands can be done tomorrow . . .nothing too pressing that has to be done today. Besides, I can catch up on laundry, run a vacuum, and straighten the kitchen."

Into the garage I go and start the laundry. Back into the house and run a vacuum. By the time I'm done, well . . . check the laundry. Into the dryer the clean clothes go . . . press start. Um. No. Apparently, the dryer has also decided to take the day off.

By now, I'm a little bit leery to use any other major (or minor) appliance . . . after all, I'm beginning to see a pattern, here.

So, what do I do now? After a few pondering for a few moments, I decide to do something that I've been wanting to do for quite some time. . . . I apologize in advance for the glare in photos, but unless you see it (or at least sort of see it), it just wouldn't make sense.

Ready? Here we go:

This is a Thick Storage Solution case by Stampendous:
This is how I store my cling stamps . . .notice, I use both the top AND the bottom of the case. By doing so, I'm able to fit four Studio 490 sets (and these sets come with some mighty big stamps) into ONE case:Herein lies the problem when the case is closed . . . I'm not too sure what I'm looking at:
So, I sat down and stamped an index sheet for each case. . . .a little bit of double-sided tape and Viola! I can now see exactly what is in each case and I don't have to try and read sentiments backwards:
The cases fit perfectly in a magazine holder (totally scored at Staples one day . . .$0.50 each in the Clearance section):
So that's how I spent a good portion of my Monday . . . finally accomplishing something that I've wanted to do for a while.

Thank you Emily and Mr. Dryer. . .I've been much more productive in my studio now that my storage cases are all indexed and organized. . .

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Love these snowmen from Impression Obsession!

Click here to go get 'em! And the other NEW clear sets, too!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Stampin' Store

Still can't seem to get enough of the Stampin' Store Kit!

What I used:

100% Happy stamp set by Unity Stamp Co.
Funky Flower Art by Studio 490 (another favorite background stamp!)
Brilliant White and Candleglow Light cardstock by Prism
Patterned paper by The Paper Company
Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves Memento ink
Classic Petite and Petite Scalloped Oval Nesties

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Somebody Pinch Me!

Ladies and Gentlemen . . .

They're HERE!

First they were supposed to arrive early August . . .then the date was bumped to October . . . and lo and behold . . .here they are. . . TODAY! RIGHT NOW!

Oh HAPPY DAY! I'm dancin' . . . .dance, dance, dance, DANCIN'!!

Yes . . . the NEW Cuttlebug Folders are here!

Click here to go get 'em!

Unless of course, you pre-ordered . . . in which case, they've already been shipped to you!

A Metal Journal

Here's one of the projects for the next Metal Workshop:If you live close by, I hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time for a . . .

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Silly Little Bird

But so, so, so cute! And I do believe that I have a new favorite background stamp. . .

What I used:

Cherry Hill Stamps by October Afternoon
Alphabetically Art stamps by Studio 490
Brilliant White, Papaya Puree Medium and Desert Coral Medium cardstock by Prism
Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink
Labels 2 Nesties

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tap . . . Tap . . .

shuffle, shuffle . . .

This is the beginning of the Happy Dance . . .

If things go the way I'm thinking they're going to go . . . there is going to be a whole lotta dancin' and hootin' and hollerin' over here . . .


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teapots & Teacups

What I used:

Stamps by Pink Persimmon
Brilliant White, Frosted Cobalt and Vibrant Cobalt cardstock by Prism
Patterned paper by Daisy D's
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Scallop Border Punch

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Dew Drops . . .

. . . the perfect accent for any project!

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

No Twitter??

Oh NO! How am I supposed tweet about the new stuff??

Look look look what that Big Brown Truck just brought me:YIPPEE!! New Flower Soft colors!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Step Away . . .

. . .from the Candy!

I just can't stand it!! How cute is he??
What I used:

Sweet Tooth Terrors by Our Craft Lounge
Brilliant White and Classic Purple cardstock by Prism
Patterned Paper by Cosmo Cricket (from the Snorkel Double Deck)
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance Ink
Lulu Lavender Memento Ink
Appletini Green Sparkly Fluff
Classic Circle and Pinking Circle Nesties
Distress Stripes Cuttlebug folder
Prismacolor Pencils
Purple Ric Rac

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Hero Arts Clings . . .

are here! Yahoo!

Click here to go get 'em!

Coming Soon . . .

Pretty little bottles of Dew Drops Embellishments!
Keep an eye on the site . . .

Monday, August 03, 2009

What's Baking?

It's gotta be something good with an apron this cute!What I used:

Stampin' Store Kit by Unity Stamp Co.
Cream Puff, Razzleberry Medium & Dark cardstock by Prism
Patterned Paper by October Afternoon (Ducks in a Row 8x8 paper pack)
Perfect Plumeria Versamagic ink
Silk Ribbon by Flower Soft
Curved Rectangles Nestabilities
Ivory Satin Ribbon
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Flying High

. . . on a Ferris Wheel (not that anyone could really get me on one of those things, but I do love the stamp!)

What I used:

Stampin' Store Kit by Unity Stamp Co.
Brilliant White, Baby Blue Light & Medium, Sunflowers Medium cardstock by Prism
Patterned paper by October Afternoon (Ducks in a Row 8x8 paper pack)
Stone Gray Staz-On ink
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

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