Sunday, March 30, 2008

Still Cleaning out the Stash!

Leave a comment if you are interested in any of these sets! I am willing to consider
any offers as well!

$4 dollars shipping per set will combine shipping for multiple sets

Send a Celebration (2)- used mounted - $8
So Very - mounted unused - $8
Lexicon of Love - used mounted $10
Simple Sketches - used mounted $15
Looks like Spring - used mounted $15
Shapes & Shadows - used mounted $12
Something to Celebrate - used mounted $12
Made from Scratch - used mounted $7
Noteworthy - used mounted $7
Vines & Berries - used mounted $10
Simple Celebrations - $15 mounted used
Fresh Fillers - mounted used $7
Seeds of Kindness - mounted used $12
Fantastic Foliage - mounted used $7
Sweet & Sassy - mounted used $10
Border Builders - mounted used $10
Tag Time - $12 - mounted used
Stars and Swirls - mouned used $7
Too Terrific Tags - mounted used $8
Around the Block - mounted used $8
By Desigh - mounted used $8
Reverse Prints - mounted used $10
Borders Mini - mounted used $7
Right at Home - mounted used $12
The Art of Life - mounted used $10

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hello all in the blogging world! I hope you all had a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season and are ready to get into the swing of real life again. What am I saying? I am not ready! We had a great time with family over the holidays and even got to take a spa retreat to cap off the holiday season to reenergize and reconnect. It was the best way to end the holidays!

I have a few ideas for resolution type things this year and one of them has to do with how much I spend on stamping supplies! It is crazy! I bought so much this last year that I never came close to using it all. I have never minded too much if I buy alot of stamps, papers, ribbon etc. if I use them, but this year I didn't. It left me feeling wasteful. So, this year I have decided that instead of buying all the latest and greatest things I am going to focus on using what I have to make cards. I know, it is a completely scary and novel concept in the world of stamping insanity, but I am hoping it will work. I will try to post now and then to show what I come up with. However, I must add that I still have to meet my Stampin' Up demonstrator quota so you may see things here and there!

I have also been giving thought to jumping back into some other creative pursuits that have taken a back seat to stamping. One in particular is knitting! I LOVE KNITTING! I was making some scarves for Christmas presents this year and I started digging in my long lost yarn stash and realized how much I had. I know, big surprise, right? So, I am going to try to find ways to use what I have in my stash before running out to buy more. I love to buy yarn as much as I love to buy stamps so this won't be easy. I also ran into a lady that provides drop in knitting lessons which is perfect for me so I am going to start a new project and start dropping in for lessons. My first project will be a felted knitting/handbag. I have had the supplies for several years and haven't done a darn thing with them. I was too intimidated to attempt something like this on my own. Now I don't have any excuses!

So, stay tuned, my blogging friends to see what can be done with what we already have in our stamp rooms! What will I do with all time I have spent obsessing over what to buy next and all the money I will save from not buying craft supplies???????????? Maybe I will actually clean my house and do the, I am sure there is something else I can come up with!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

One more card

Well, today I made a card that I liked and I decided that I wanted to blog it! Go figure! This card was inspired by one of the great stampers of our time, Laurly from Splitcoast Stampers. Here is here gorgeous card. I saw this card and since I had the background paper already I knew I wanted to make some version of this card. I didn't have that stamp that she used or really anything like it so I decided to use the new set I got for my Christmas cards, Big on Christmas. It is really cute!!!
I had school last night and got home at about midnight. We stayed up until one catching up on missed episodes of the Office! Love that show! My stamp room was quite the mess so I didn't know if I would have to courage to go in this morning. But, after doing my morning blog surfing, I got inspired. I also broke into my new Simply Scrappin' kit, Winter Bright! I ADORE the colors in this kit! I know it will get alot of use. I was supposed to get to work on my card sets I give for Christmas gifts, but I didn't. Bad bad me!! :)

Supplies for this card:
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Ink: basic black, bordering blue, real red, only orange, mellow moss
Paper: Basic Grey Blitzen collection, real read, paper from Winter Bright SS kit
Accessories: red gingham ribbon, paper piercing kit, white gel pen, rhinestone brads fire

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blogging Break

I have been thinking alot lately about whether I would like to continue blogging or not. At times I consider it one more thing to cross off the list for the day and stamping has always been just the opposite for me. Stamping has been something that I do when want to forget about the list. I have really enjoyed having an easy way to stay in touch with my family and to share my cards
with everyone.

I can't decide if I want to completely stop blogging or if I want to keep it going but just update less frequently. I have decided that I will take a blogging break for the next month or so and see if I actually miss blogging. So, I just wanted to let everyone know why they won't see any new creations for a while. I am going to focus my energy on making my holiday cards and see if I can get some cards done for Christmas sets I like to give as gifts to my friends and family. I will still be checking out everyone else's stamping blogs I am sure.

Take care everyone and I will talk to you soon!!!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I'm Back!

Greetings all! I haven't blogged or stamped in a while, but it was fun to sit down and try the Who's Got Mojo Monday Challenge once again. I had quite a time finding something to work, but finally settled on this one. I am not sure my main image is quite as big as the sketch Julie gave us, but hopefully it will pass.
Here is the sketch we were to use. I used my stamped the background with close to cocoa and the Paisley stamp on whisper white cardstock. I stamped a groovy guava strip with the linen background stamp. I used my aquapainter and watercolor paper to color in the main image. This color combo came from the stampin' up catalog. For some reason it reminds me of neapolitan ice cream. It makes me hungry!
I have been very much preoccupied with our decorating project. It is really coming together nicely. The window treatments went up yesterday and they really look good. I can't believe how much difference some white curtains can make. We are feeling like it was worth the long wait. Now we are waiting our settee to come back as they had to take it back and cut down the legs. But, it will soon be done and things will look pretty put together. I am now working on getting the odds and ends like barstools and rugs, etc. taken care of.

I have also, as I mentioned in my earlier post, been going to Minneapolis for my physical therapy treatments for my bladder pain and I think (hate to even say it out loud) that they are starting to give me some relief. The therapist told me it can take a month to start to see if it is helping. I had about three really good days in a row and she said that is how it will start happening. So, it is making the hassle of going to the cities during rush hour worth it.

Well, so long for now!!!! Have a great week!!!

Stamps: Circus Train, Paisley, Hugs and Wishes (all Stampin' Up), Papertrey Ink
Ink: river rock, groovy guava, close to cocoa, sage shadow
Paper: groovy guava, sage shadow, close to cocoa, watercolor paper
Accessories: scalloped circle punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, chocolate ribbon

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bad blogger

Just to let everyone know, I have been busy last week and this week with our home makeover and going to the city for my treatments that I have had very little time left for things like blogging. I am so so so behind on my challenges, but I will post again when things calm down for me. Hope you are all having a great week!!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who's Got Mojo Challenge

Well, this is my card for the "Who's got mojo Monday" challenge. I was determined to put something together that I really liked because I haven't been liking my cards lately. I am happy with the final product. What do you think of this color combo? I got it from the Stampin up new in color idea sheet that Debbie Olson had on her blog a few days ago. I tweaked this one a bit and left out the Bravo Burgundy.

Things are cloudy here today. It seems to just keep raining and raining and raining. We aren't complaining about dry lawns here for that is for sure. Everything is green green green. I have alot of medical appointments this week so that is keeping me busy. Between that, school, work, and cards I seem to stay pleasantly occupied.
I have really liked this True Friend set from the Holiday Mini catalog. I have used it alot. You know how you some sets that you more than pay for with the use you get out of them and then there are some that you don't use as much as you should? This one has been worth it. Well, nothing much else to report today. I will get on with the recipe:

Stamps: True Friend, Paisley background stamp, Faux ribbon from Papertrey
Paper: whisper white, old olive, purely pomegranate, pale plum
Ink: old olive, purely pomegranate, pale plum
Accessories: paper piercing tool kit, scalloped scissors, old olive grosgrain ribbon,
earth elements brads, ticket corner punch