Monday, October 29, 2007

Gift Boxes

We arrived home from Boston on Friday and have spent the weekend decompressing and catching up with house chores. I managed to spend quite a bit of time in my craft room yesterday and put together these gift boxes, which I think are just adorable!

Papers are from K&C Co. Some supplies are Stampin' Up! - pearls, ribbons and brads. I was having a non-brand creative outlet yesterday, just using anything and everything I had. It feels so good to be home and to be able to paper craft again!

Happy Monday!

Monday, October 22, 2007

We have a winner!

Hi all,
Thanks to everyone who left feedback! What a great turn out...THANK YOU!

I used to generate a random number and the winning number is 44!

I had to recount the entries as 13 was skipped, and there were a couple of double entries, so if my brain is working correctly, the lucky winner is Pat aka "foodpartyfun" ... now that's a name right up my alley! Congratulations Pat!!!

Pat, please email me at to cash in on your shopping spree!

Altered Card Holder

Greetings from Boston!

This is a tin I altered to store cards in. I used Basic Grey papers, scraps of ribbon I had in my little scraps drawer and a flower head from an artificial flower I bought at Michael's last summer :D. Acrylic Alpha Stamp set is from Stampendous.

PS - I will be announcing the blog candy winner later on today! :-)

Cheers and Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Appreciation Candy

I just noticed the ticker and saw that I have hit over 10,000 views and quickly approaching 11,000! WOW! Thank you to everyone who has been stopping by to view my roller coaster journey in paper crafting, reading my ramblings and leaving feedback - you guys rock! :D

So here is the deal, leave feedback and please leave a number in order of your comments and on Monday October 22 I will randomly draw a winner. The winner will get a free Stampin' Up! shopping spree for $20.00!! So go ahead and leave your feedback with your number and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love wall hanging

In the search for my crafting mojo, I made this wall hanging yesterday.

This is a power packed little item even though it appears simple.

It features the following items:

Brocade Background Double Sided designer series paper
Onboard Ginormous Pieces (backdrop and center piece)

Onboard Lots of Letters
Pretties Kit - Flowers, brad and pearls
Jumbo Eyelets
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Beaded Fringe (non Stampin' Up!)
Ruby Red, Mellow Moss and So Saffron Classic Ink Pads (for flower dyeing)

Here is a side view to give you a feel for the layering.

Here is a closer look giving you true color view of the Onboard letters and Flowers.
It will make a nice little add to my wall art :)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Life has a way of throwing curve balls at you every now and then. I cannot believe it has been nearly 4 weeks since my last post!

Needless to say, my life has been on the fast paced track these last few weeks and all one can do sometimes is just hold on for the ride of life.

Work has been keeping me extremely busy as usual. I have done quite a bit of traveling and leaving again this week for a 9 day stint in Boston, without my craft supplies *sniff*

We have had rowing Regatta's nearly every weekend for the past 3 weeks which means weekend road trips with 4AM starts and late returns. They have singlehandedly wipe us out.

My older brother was here visiting from Australia also. He stopped in on his way through to a conference in Houston, Texas. I hadn't seen him for about 4 years, so it was great catch up time.

The best news of all is we bought a house!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A brand new spanking house which will be ready around December 14 without any unforeseen construction delays. We will hopefully be moving and painting over the Christmas/New Years break...what a nice Christmas present!! *smiling broadly*

So as you can see, it has been a whirlwind last 3 and a half weeks and has not left any time for crafting....none what's so ever! I know...shameful!!

I did mange to get into the craft room on Saturday. The weirdest thing happen. I walked in and out about three times before I could wrap my head around crafting again. I have definitely lost my mojo because nothing I made, had me doing that little "i love this" jig.

I decided to start on simple Christmas Card designs for this years cards and I made three before putting that thought aside for another time.

Here is what I made....I know! Not terrible but not great either! I need to find my mojo again...where oh where has it gone?! teehee

Attempt number 1: Arrrgh

Mental note: Don't use so much Crystal Effects next time! (or don't use it at all lol)

Attempt number 2: Errrrrr...

This one is cute except for the fact I didn't cut the paper correctly to have the dots centered...d'oh! Why is that all the things you know and usually pay attention too fly out the window sometimes? lol

Attempt number 3: OK, not so bad .....

This card i used the two way glue stick for the glitter and it turned out much better!

Well, after that disaster was cleaned up, I decided to play with my little tractor stamp I had bought and not played with. I used an blender pen to apply the real Red, Soft Sky and Close to Cocoa ink on this image and simply layered the image on real red and Designer Series paper. I kind of like this one....getting there...but not quite :D

Attempt number 4: Hmmm.....

Will definitely head back into the craft room soon!