Friday, November 30, 2007

Where is Heidi??????????

Well it has been a busy life week for me and I honestly have done NO crafting, yes, I know, but it is true my dear friends that check in on me so often. I have been deprieved of this hobby but you know what, it feels a little good. Do you feel like sometimes you do so much of one thing that you just don't feel interested in it? Well that has been me (gasp) I know, but I am thinking I will get "it" back in another week when I have a few other committments done.

But I will say, I have found a fun place to hang out and be addicted to: a friend of mine introduced me to a PIF thread over at SCS and boy have I had fun. I have been able to trade off some of my sets I no longer want and get some sets I didn't even know I HAD to have. But seriously, I have gotten some house mouses, bellas, and whipper snappers! Does that not sound like fun? If you've got sets or stamps in general you want to trade- stop on over. It is a fast moving thread and so you better hand on tight and call it if you want it. Check it out:

And with that being said, have a great weekend and I will be back next week. And if I do any crafting I will post something for you all. Thank you for checking back with me though!


Monday, November 26, 2007

" Snow flurries and Snowmen "

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to spend some time with your families. We had a great 4 days........... turkey dinner was oh so yummy too! I want more stuffing!!!! And with that said, I did no stamping or crafting this week at all. Can you believe it, some of these ladies with their daily blogs and addding things daily............. how do they find the time? I need to make things up ahead of time to get ahead of the blog and then I will have lots to post regularly for you; so I am sorry that I have slacked over the last week.

I will show you some very beautiful Christmas tags though, if you recall I hosted a Holiday Tag swap on SCS last month and these are just a few of the lovely tags that I received. Now I must say that it was one of the most successful swaps and most beautiful outcomes. I am sad to say that I took them all out of their packages so I can not tell you who sent them all in to me. If you did- please post a comment as I would want you all to have the credits/kudos. So, the first two- are these not the sweetest tags for on YOUR package? If I got them on my package I would definately save these little snowmen- oh well, I do have them so maybe I will save them. Or I could choose a special person to receive a package from me with the tag but I must choose the right person that will "cherish" the tag (forget the package!) Then the second picture has the "heritage looking tags" to me, the beautiful cardinal (mrussom is the maker of this tag) which I never took a second look at this set until I got this card- she has used glitter on it as well. The next photo has some fun tags as well- look a the sewn one! Oh they were just so much fun to receive and package after package they were more beautiful ones. So, thanks to all the ladies that joined that swap because I will have lots of tags for my packages this year.
I hope you enjoyed these tags and maybe it will give you some ideas for making your own, or at the least get you in the mood for making them. I spent part of this weekend getting the tree up, organizing christmas presents- now to clean the rest of the house and prepare for the family get together here on the 8th. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hanna does some damage- GIRLFRIENDS!!!

I just had to share this one with you since I didn't like my last one and I had said I wanted to make this set work. I love it! I masked off a circle around her head/body and sponged in celery and then colored in on the inside. Then I wanted her bags to "pop" so I stamped them on DP and cut them out and popped them up. I love it- so cute.

Then I pulled out the holiday set and started working these. The one on the left is just colored in and some ribbon added but I love the DP that I used. The one on the right, I had to try a different color than red/green. This is soft sky, the skirt is DP that I stamped and cut and attached to the image. I used some glitter on the tree and the snow under it. I am thrilled with these cards and now I am feeling "Happy" about owning these sets even if they are not SU.
I am thinking that I will do some sort of holiday 12 days of Christmas game as the 1st arrives so check back and join me. I will post before then hopefully though! Geesh..... think you are rid of me already- NOT!

Friday, November 16, 2007

A Little Something........

I just had to show one more project that I did with my BIA........... since I am loving this little tool and making lots of fun little books with it. This is for a secret person, she will be getting it as part of a swap that I am in. I hope she enjoys it since she loves Disney and will be going again soon. It was a lot of fun to make too!
I even found a little Mickey paperclip that I got from somewhere because I only had one of them. It was a perfect addition and can be used to hold the photo. These are the two inside pages of the book.
I am hoping to finish up here and do some stamping. I think that I want to use my Hanna's stamps a little bit more and try to get some new ones on here. You know, Krista has her 3rd set out and so I better get to stamping with the 2 that I have already!
Talk to you all a bit later!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Update, but no picture today..........

I just wanted to stop by ladies, it was a busy weekend as you can imagine. The craft show was alright, it was fun but not a real business adventure lets put it that way. Couple hundred and that was about it and I still have lots left, I guess I know what friends and family will be getting for the holidays! Thanks to those that stopped by!

Today I added some music to the site, couldn't get on to add photos but maybe later. So, what do you think? I like going on to sites and having a little background music........... hope you enjoy.

I also have 1 more project that I have to get done this week and into the mail for a secret pal. Once I am done with it, I will take a picture and get it on here so you can all see it. It is using my bind it all and Mickey Mouse stuff........ I have it in my head and it is really cute so I hope it turns out and she enjoys it.

Thanks for stopping by and I WILL have a picture up soon!


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Bind it all...........

I promised to give you the scoop on this and I finally pulled it out, well actually it was sitting out on my desk but I was a little intimidated by it. It looks kinda scary and the little tag says do not remove unless in use to avoid any harm. So, I thought I might lose a finger or something. But I tried it and it is so fun. I seriously put a book together in minutes. I have found it is best to cover the coasters and then punch the bindings in them, they look nice and neat that way. So, I put these three little holiday books together and embellished them all very quickly for my bazaar this weekend (did I mention this to you all yet?)

Here is the first little album I put together. It has 3 coasters so 6 sides and I embellished it so that only the little photos need to be put into it now. I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I used a new pack of holiday paper from K&Co along with some of my SU colors to coordinate and a few stamps and rub ons. I am thinking that I will charge about $4 for these at the sale and I think they would make the cutest little holiday teacher/friend gifts. Plus I have a stack of coasters leftover from my big purchase!

I hope that you have enjoyed the photos, the binding system is easy and it looks really nice. I don't think that anyone would know that I put it together!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hanna Stamp!

I am on board......... I love Hanna stamps, they are just so cute and so "me". This set is But I want it and has lots of little other stamps too! I used ink/waterbrush on this one and I am not 100% happy with it. I want to experiment with some other techniques but thought I would get her on here. I also used a little glitter on her dress..........................

And of course, you are waiting to see who the winner of the blog candy is. And the winner is.....


Send me your addy and I will get this package out to you. Probably won't get on a lot this week as I will be traveling and then the show is this weekend. Have a great week!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

BLOG Candy...!!!

I know, I am way past it and I have talked about it for long enough so I figured I better do this now. I am hoping to do something for the holidays so figure the timing is right. So here you go! You will get 2 sets of studio g clear stamps: my friend and party. You will get a handful of polka dot ribbon in lavender and olive(ish) colors and an alterable vinyl calendar/notepad. If you recall I had altered these for my upcoming bazaar. Then, I have 5 cards from Paper source- the one in the back is a matchbook card in celery with watermelon inserts, then pink/pink, celery and coral, purple/gray and then a white embossed card with pink polka dot envy. All you have to do is post a comment about something that I have posted on here, tell me what you did or did not like about it. I will do a random drawing, would it be called that if my son draws the name? Well anyways- I will do this on Sunday the 4th so comment by 6pm! And thanks for stopping by!