Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crafting accomplished and a lot of stamping

Hey all,

I managed to get some things made last week. Yeah, exciting. Pics are below. I managed to make some cards that I'm going to send off to Operation Write Home when I get a few more made. I've been wanting to make cards for them for about a month now. The cards are simple so that they will withstand the trips that the cards will take. I also managed to do a little bit of coloring and made some books. The books I made were to hold my dies, both Spellbinders and My Favorite Things. I have to make two more books for the spellbinders. That may be a sign ;) I love the storage books though and made a couple for friends. Both friends really like them and want me to show them how to make more. I made a video of the process which is on my YouTube channel or you can watch it below:

I had to make two videos in order to fit it all in.

I need to take some pics of the other books but that will have to wait until I see my friends again. 

Oh, I've been a stamping fool lately. I've finally stamped images in my little coloring book. I love it. I feel like I'm five again, hehe. Most of the images are from The Greeting Farm. I love their stamps! I'll share some pics later.

Here are the cards I made. I used My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose collections and MFT stamps and die-namics along with some Lawn Fawn stamps.

MFT Textile Rectangle die-namic & stamp in the center and Perfect Bracket Edge die-namic

MFT "Say What?" die-namic & stamp set

Lawn Fawn Just My Type & Just My Type Too stamps

MFT Framed Greetings die-namics and stamp set

MFT Textile Rectangle die-namic & stamp set

Lawn Fawn Just My Type stamp set & MFT Framed Greetings die-namic

Lawn Fawn Just My Type Too stamp set and Critters in the Forest

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I've been wanting...

Late last week and over the weekend it hit me how much school work I had to do before Sat. I've been working and working on getting it completed before Sat. I've sooo wanted to do some crafty things though. It's been hard to resist the urge but I've been able to so far. Now, that's not to say that I haven't been distracted by things that are going on online. I've been plenty distracted there ;) Work has been busy also. It's just been a crazy week so far. I'm almost finished with my portion of the paper we're writing but I've reached a block. I can't see to get any more information on paper or connect the parts that I do have. I also realized how much work I have to do before the semester is up. I'm thinking the next few months are not going to be very productive for me in terms of crafting. The house work has also been piling up but I've been trying to do one little thing a day. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know what's been going on and that I probably won't get to do as much crafting as I'd like to in the next month or so. Better take all the chances I can get :) I'm planning on next week being able to do some crafting and go crop with some friends.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sweethearts Wedding Card

Here's a card that I made for a wedding that I'll be going to tomorrow. I used the Sweethearts cricut cartridge along with some MFT die-namics and stamps, and a couple of Lawn Fawn stamps. I tried to use the wedding colors and the bride's favorite color. The one thing that was hard to decide on was the hair color for the bride, she likes to play with her hair color but I decided to use a shade of blonde.

The inside of the card

For the inside of the card I used the My Favorite Things Ditzy Doily border cut out in the deep purple color. The sentiment is from the Clearly Sentimental about you set from MFT and the hearts are from Sophie's Sentiments from Lawn Fawn.

Supplies used:
Colored cardstock
MFT Ditzy Doily
MFT Ditzy Doily border
MFT Framed Greetings & Die set
MFT Clearly Sentimental about you stamp set
Lawn Fawn Sophie's Sentiments
Cricut Sweethearts cartridge
ATG adhesive
Zig 2-way glue pen

Go watch my YouTube video to see how I put it all together.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011


Happy dance, happy dance. I'm so excited. I found the cricut cartridge Kate's ABCs. WOOHOO!!!! Yeah! I decided to go into Joann's really quickly and see if they had the cartridge. I first looked where they keep all the tags that you can take up to the front to redeem the cart but nothing. Then I looked below where they have a small display of carts that are behind glass. It was sitting there in the bottom, just waiting for me. So I rushed up to the front to ask for someone to get it out for me. The lady was nice enough to even let me look at a couple of other carts that were in the case too. I decided to just buy this cart and I couldn't be happier. I paid more for it than I would normally pay for a cart but it is just too perfect. The name, the images, it even has an alphabet. How much better could you get. I think the little girls are so cute and I love the animals. As an added bonus, there's a jar shape that I can use. I've already hidden all of the features that I don't want on the jar, so that it's just a plain jar. Yeah! Anyway, I'm off to go play tomorrow and it's going with me so that we can all play.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Exciting find

I have an exciting find I want to share with you all. Hobby Lobby has their own version of the "Clip it Up". Their version is called the Clip & Spin. It's $34.99 plus you can use a coupon on it so it's much more economical than the "Clip it Up." While I have really liked the "Clip it Up" from afar I could just not justify spending the money if I wasn't sure that I had the space for it. It seemed like it would take a lot of space and I didn't have that big of a permanent area for a long time. Since I've now got some space I figured, why not? and for $21 I figured now was the time to try it. I've been an organizing mood recently. I think it will help me to be able to create better because I'll know where stuff is. I just had a mild panic tonight when I realized I wasn't sure where some of my Greeting Farm stamps were. I had looked in the place where I keep them but hadn't opened it up enough. Whew! Enough rambling, here's two pictures of it.

I made a video explaining what I have on it, it's here.

I placed a couple of orders so be on the look out for haul videos and updates. YEAH!!!

Anyway, I haven't done anything productive the last few days. I have school work to be doing. I've really got to get on the stick (is that right?). I did manage to make dinner tonight. We'd been mostly eating frozen Boston Market meals or pizza. Since I was sick all of last week I really didn't feel like cooking and I hadn't really done a whole lot of it the week before. Here's what I made:

It's Penne alla Vodka. The one suggestion I have if you make it is to make sure there isn't a strong vodka smell before you continue the recipe, otherwise it's going to taste a little like vodka. I should have cooked it longer to reduce the alcohol more. I think it's suppose to have a hint but this was a little stronger than a hint. I couldn't finish it. Hubby liked it alright, so not a total lose.

One other thing to share. Hubby has been working on fixing his guitar and totally redid all the electronics. He put Texas specials and a new pick guard on his electric guitar and then did some other things I can't remember. Here's the finished product. I think he did a great job.

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