Saturday, March 31, 2007

Oh, the places I go ...

I tend to lurk around the Internet in search of information and inspiration. So this is just a quick little blurb until I can get back to the addiction that is crafting.

These are just a few of the blogs and websites that I frequent:

A Bit East
Sweetpaper (my sister's blog)
Pub Calls
Card Positioning Systems (CPS)
Paper Goddess

Basic Grey
Cord Camera
Hobby Lobby
Creating Keepsakes
Cards Magazine

Two Peas in a Bucket
Treasured Scrapbooking
Splitcoast Stampers

Until the next time ... happy crafting!

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Card Making Machine!

Here are some quick and easy cards that I made using some cool and colorful stuff:

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

It's a scraplift!

The two cards pictured here were inspired by a layout in the May/June 2006 issue of Cards magazine (p.82). It ended up being a bit tedious: having to cut the tags in a variety of colors; matching up the ribbon; cutting the individual letters; then adhering each tag. For the look of simplicity, it was quite time consuming - for a card.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Some card making mojo!

I've been trying to make at least one card a day, but that fell apart by Wednesday. Meanwhile, enjoy this one!

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sooo many choices ...

My current craft area is threatening to take over my entire living space. As much as I love my goodies, I need to use up at least a third of it OR stop making non-essential purchases ... I'm working more on the latter. Meanwhile, my stash leaves me w/sooo many choices!

Here are some photos of some of my favorite drawers:
  • the ink drawer: I'm really liking the distress ink w/my clear stamps
  • the ribbon draw: my favorite embellishment
  • my miscelleanous drawer: mainly for adhesives and small ink pads
  • the embellishment drawer: there's something for everything here

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Monday, March 05, 2007

My craft studio

I've been playing w/some of my new stuff lately. I have lots of stuff to play w/these days.

Also, I am now beginning to envision my new studio! I saw this desk (pictured here) that is incredible. I like it for its design and flexibility! Sometimes I like to stand, but sometimes I like to sit; just depends on what I am working on.

I also want lots of file space/drawers to hold all the paper and cardstock that I use so much. I have not quite decided how I want to store my ribbon. I'm thinking of a combination of spools hanging on a rod and using jars as well.

What to do w/all the tools and embellishments will be quite interesting. Of course, I could use cabinets and I like that idea best so far. I even thought of storing items in smaller storage bins in the cabinets so that if I need to pull the bin down to view the contents it will be easy enough to do that.

The really big thing that I am going to have that I do not currently have is a sewing machine! I absolutely love when I see sewing on cards and scrapbook pages. I've tried to duplicate the techinique w/stamps or a gel pen, but it's just not the same; so a sewing machine is a must have.

Enjoy this lil card that I made!

Patterned paper: American Crafts
Letter rubons, fabric Birthday sticker and flower charm: Making Memories
Ribbon: unknown

**photo borrowed from Anthro Corp. Technology Furniture

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sad, but true ...

I have been shopping again! My sister was in town and she wanted to go to Cord Camera, so how could I tell her no ... ? I only spent about $20. Lots of stuff was 50% off including some scalloped chipboard squares from Plain Jane. They were like $1.20 each. Love that.

They also had some of the new Basic Grey lines, but not in the 6x6 paper pad that I want, oh, so much! Yes, that means more spending is on the way. I am feenin for all of the new lines in the 6x6 paper pad: Perhaps, Phoebe, Scarlet Letter and Stella Ruby. I like the small paper pads because I get a sample and they shrink the patterns to the 6x6 size.

I'll have to post some pix of the craft booty - still have not unpacked it yet. And oh, my QuicKutz Zoe has arrived. Can't wait to put that to use.
To tide you over until I get the photo, I'll show you more of the monogram cards that I made for my girlfriend (she excitedly called to tell me that she received my package; and believe it or not she does not want to want to part w/them-this from the person who got on my case for not wanting to sell or give away my cards ...

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