Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Goodies!

Check out my haul at the stamp show I went to last weekend! WOW, is all I can say! I had such a fun time while I was there. It was packed with ladies when I got there...typical for early Saturday. I went to this show last year, so I new what to expect. While walking around I did notice that there weren't as many vendors as in the past.
But on to the good stuff! I really did come home with a LOT of new rubbah! I scored big at one booth that was selling their bare rubbah super cheap! I have duplicates of some of them, so I might be selling some of them here. Rubber Soul was also there and they had a table full of clear stamps for a dollar each! I ended up with a number of clear stamps from them...I scored big on getting some invitation and announcements stamps.
And Crafty Secrets was there! I have been admiring their stamps from afar *oogling over them online* and to see them in person! WOW! The owner of the company was there and super nice. She was chatting with all the gals visiting and oogling the great things in the booth. She had a TON of samples out and thankfully I had my camera with me to capture a few shots. I came home with a couple sets to try out. I love the vintage style, but I'm not sure how I'll do at capturing it on paper.
One of the local stores was there with there specialty. They do the Punch-Ins (I think that's what they are called). The little floral punches that are used to decorate cards and such. They have a line of stamps made to coordinate and be used with the punches. It's really neat, but I know I'm not explaining it as well as I could. Anyway, I resisted the punches, as that's not my thing right now...and got two bottles of fun flock from them. They had it buy one get one free! It wasn't the Stampendous brand, but looked just the same to me! I got yellow and brown.
And my biggest purchase?!?! I am SO excited about this one! Not that the others aren't exciting...but I GOT A SCOREPAL!!!!!!!!!!! *big squeal* I can't wait to pull this puppy out and start playing with it. The A Muse booth there had a make and take using the score-pal. I've been eyeing one for some time now and it's been on my to get list....but let me tell you that seeing it demo'd online is FAR different from actually USING it! It is SO great! I think I'm going to love this!
I had a great all I have to do is find some time to use everything!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The bling...

Hi gals! Just wanted to post a quick update. I've got the rhinestones and pearls ready to mail out...labels adressed...bling ready to come home to you! I had planned on going to the post office today, but somehow a nice migraine got in the way of those plans. I was able to stop it before it really got started by taking my meds. So thankful those work. Now I'm left with a nice upper back and neckache (side effect of the meds). Yuck. Anywho, I'm planning on either using the Automated Postal Machine this weekend or going to the post office on Monday. And to my Canadian gal....I've got to take your package to a real live person, they won't let me use the APC to mail it! So yours will be going out on Monday either way. Thanks for understanding...I know you're anxious to get your bling!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Check out what's here! Ok, well almost here! I'm so excited! Last year I didn't actively participate in this, but I'm hoping to change that this year.

All the scoop on Amuseapalooza is found over here on their blog or on their webpage.
Sign up to register so that you can play along when it starts!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!!

Lookie, lookie! Look what arrived!!! Oh, the glorious bling! Here's a quick pic I took of all the rhinestones and all the pearls I ordered.

I'm going to be working on packing these up and addressing labels today, along with a trip to the store for some needed household items (namely food *wink*)
Something I noticed...for some reason the 'natural' pearl color only has four strips of stones while the others have five. If I would have known this before I would have posted that info right away. The sales rep had no answer for either. Please accept my apologies for this.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fun Thing...


Kind of a fun quiz...especially since we're all the creative types with our stampin', scrappin' & crafts!!!

Share Update

Hi gals! I just checked and my card has been charged for the bling! So, that said, I'm assuming that means its been shipped. Since it's coming via UPS I am hoping for it sometime this week. Hoping, hoping, hoping!

Happy Mother's Day!

This was a card I made a couple of to have on hand. My first time playing with this set by My Favorite Things. It's such a cute set! And so neat for Mother's Day!

I apologize for the dark photo, I was using my hubby's camera and the macro setting didn't work quite like the one on my camera does. I haven't gotten around to taking a better picture yet.

The card base is Elegant Eggplant, layered with Taken with Teal and patterned paper(from a Joann's stack). I colored the image in with my Copics. I am loving them!!! They are seriously one of my best crafting purchases ever! I added the purple primas to each side of the sentiment and inserted a yellow flower brad in the center of each. I think it pulls together the yellow in the flowers.

Hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day! This is my first year celebrating as a mother and I'm enjoying my day! Hubby is wonderful and brought me flowers on Thursday! And this morning he made breakfast...banana pancakes! YUM! I know he got me something, but I don't know what it is yet. He took Bella shopping earlier and hasn't given it to me yet :) I'll have to let you know what it is!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Guess what?

The bling has been ordered!!! *happy dance!*

I've been told that orders placed today are being processed and should be shipped out towards the end of the week. It's being sent by UPS, so I might get it sometime end of next week. I'm not sure where it's shipping out of, but I'll let you know the minute I get it!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day!

What are you doing in honor of National Scrapbooking Day?

I'm hoping to get some time this evening to work in my craft room and make some cards. DH and I are going to spend the afternoon working in our basement. Last week we started redoing our floor...we tore out the old carpet and are in the process of replacing it with wood flooring. And if that wasn't enough...we tore down the wood paneling on the walls! So we've got a bare canvas to work with now. The floors are partially done and we have a TON of nails to remove from the walls. They probably used close to a thousand nails on the wood paneling. What a job! But it will look so nice when we're done. Nicely painted drywall, white trim, wood flooring...ah! Can't wait to see it all done!

Yesterday I stopped by my LSS and picked up Becky Higgin's Sketches book. I love having sketches of cards as a starting point for a design and I thought that it would be equally as helpful in my scrapbooking. I know that when I sit down to scrapbook, I often have the hardest time figuring out my layout and design for the photos I'm working with. Now I just need to find the time to work on my scrapbooking!

Hope you find some creative time today!


We've got one spot left in the pearl share!

The details for the share are posted here.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 2, 2008

One More Spot!

Just an update...

There is one more spot available in each of the shares, rhinestone and pearl.

I am still awaiting payment from a couple people. If I have received payment from you, I have marked 'paid' next to your name.

Once all payment is received and we fill the last spot, I will be placing the order for our bling!

Happy Stamping!

Going Fishin'

So, I'm terribly behind! I made this card for my Uncle's birthday, which was last week!!! And I still haven't got it in the mail yet! *hiding in the corner* Sometimes I am really bad about getting things in the mail.

Even though it's a little late, I still think my Uncle will like it. At least I hope so! (Auntie, if you're reading, don't tell him it's coming!)

I had a lot of fun making this card. The image I received as a PIF (pay-it-forward) from one of my awesome PIFing friends over at Splitcoast Stampers. You can find the PIF thread here. It looks like we're in round 29 right now, the rounds can move pretty fast, but it's lots of fun! And a great way to get some stamped images.

So, back to the card! I used the Riley Fishing image and colored him in using my Copic markers. I intentionally left the card simple. I have a hard time seeing masculine cards as being really busy or over-embellished. The card background is Certainly Celery. Layers are Bashful Blue and a patterned paper I found in a stack I got at Joann's. The birthday sentiment is from A Muse.