Thursday, April 26, 2007


I know, I's been a few sorry :( I was tagged last week by two great friends Patti and Cathy. Yeah, I'm late and since this has died down what I will ask is for you to check out the blogs I have listed to the right. Happy surfing and I'm going to update a couple more entries later today :) !!

Friday, April 20, 2007

New Banner!!!

Do ya like it? I LOVE it!!! No, I didn't make it myself.....I have no clue where to start when it comes to things on the computer (paper arts is my thing!) So, as I was blog reading last week, I came accross this post by Joan about her new banner. She said it was very easy to install herself, so I figured let me give this gal a try. So I contacted Jen last weekend, she responded immediately with instructions on what I needed to do. I didn't do too much until this morning.

Well, let me tell you this girl is AWESOME! Look at what she created for me in a few hours. Talk about stellar service!! She has such an eye for what works and what doesn't. I also got 2 watermarks to go with my new banner!! {keep an eye out for them..wink} If you want beautiful work and super service contact Jen at Jots & Pixels you will not be sorry!

I will also confess that I am severely tech challenged, the only Html editing I know how to do is the link thing....(yeah I know it doesn't get me too far). But, I didn't have to shed a tear, pull a hair or do some other self-inflicted damage to myself, because Jen provides the BEST instructions for adding your banner and removing the border thingie and if you get the watermarks from her as well, instructions are included for them too!!
Yes, I'm singing her praises!!! If you're in the market...Contact Jen!!
Thanks Jen!!

Makin Changes

Hi All! Nothing exciting to share right now, but just wanted to let you know that I am making some layout stay tuned {wink}

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Usernames & Passwords

First off....Wow!!! I can't believe it's been 6 days since I have posted....sorry....{bowing head in shame} Ok, back to the post. I don't know about you, but there are so many online places I shop and visit and with each one there is a "username" and "password". For security reasons I guess, they should not be all the same. So what do I do? I write them down on pieces of paper and they are scattered around my desk....not very efficient or organized....and I can never find the right piece of paper when I need it..... I was originally going to create a book to keep them all in, maybe something with my Rubicoil then add tabs like an address book. But then I came up with another idea....a file box....ya know...the ones that hold index cards...then this way if I needed to either get rid of it, edit it etc. I wouldn't have to cross things out in the book, but just create a new index card.

So I went to Staples, all they had was a plastic thing, not the best for altering. But I did pick up index cards and dividers. So then I went to AC Moore and found the perfect box! It holds 3x5 index cards, just the size I wanted.

The paper used to cover this box is DCWV Pretty Posies, I picked it up at Joanns on sale! I adhered it, and coated it with Mod Podge. Before doing that I painted the inside and some of the outer edges with acrylic paint, you can see it in this picture

Additional supplies used: Ribbons from my stash the trim is from Joanns, but to let you know, I bought it on clearance months ago; and some Prima flowers and seed beads. Now this next pic is with the dividers inside.

I really didn't feel like making my own, and for a buck and some change at staples......well I took the easy road!!!!

I had to decorate the top as well, so I pulled out my Doodle This set from SU and created this topper for the box.
Now all I need to do is write all my info on the cards and place them in my new box!!!!!! Just a little funny I want to add......on the shelf at AC Moore this is called a recipe box..Ok fine, but right next to the boxes they have a stack of 4"x6" recipe cards that DON'T fit in the "Recipe" box....What's up with that??!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Out Shopping

I had to drop my older son off for a language lesson, and there was an AC Moore nearby....sooooo...I figured what the heck and decided to run in. I spied the clear 1$ stamps that were all the rage at Michaels a few weeks ago, so I dug through the still full bin (they must have just put them out!) and this is what I picked up.

I also picked up a couple more blocks and a cool little tool from Pebbles Inc. It will hold pom-poms for chalking, painting or whatever!

I then spied a 50% off rack of Inkadinkadoo stuff! Note cards and stamp sets to coordinate. Very easy to put together. I need to make a quick set of cards for my husband to give as a gift tomorrow...I can probably get these done in about 20 minutes.

Aren't they cool? The notecards (set of 8) came to $2.50 and the stamps were either $1.50 or $2.00...I thought I got a great deal!!! If I have the energy to photograph the finished cards I'll post tomorrow.

Till then........

Monday, April 9, 2007

Another Doodle

I've been bitten by the Doodle bug and Cuttlebug...I just can't stop!!

This looks so pretty IRL. I used SU's Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Basic Black Cardstock. The blue and the celery are embossed with Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirl folder. The flowers are from SU's Doodle This set. I stamped them onto watercolor paper with black Stazon ink. The yellow flower is watercolored with GinaK's Peerless Transparent Watercolors These are really cool to work with. The purple flowers are colored in with Twinkling H2O's. I then accented them with the crystal stickles. I can't wait until Rubber Inspirations goes live!! I want some stardust stickles!! Plus a ton of other what else is new :) I stamped 6 flowers in all and doubled them for the layout.

I received an email from Christine over at All That Scraps that my preorder of the newly released Cuttlebug dies has shipped!!!!! I'm hoping it will be here tomorrow, man do I have some ideas for those babies!! So stay tuned....

I'm still workin with my Bella's so keep your eyes peeled!!

Toodles till Later!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Still Doodling!

Here is another card I came up with (still inspired by Cathy's card) This one is a more simple card. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome!

Very simple to make. The card base is Pretty in Pink, I then cut my black cardstock a little smaller and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirls folder. The image was stamped in Versamark ink, embossed with Winter Wonderland EP by Stampendous and punched with the Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle. The Larger oval was cut with my CM cutter in Pretty in Pink. The image was then colored with Sakura Souffle pens and the dots. Purple and Pink polka dot ribbon was just tied around the card and then I placed a Prima flower and brad through the center and adhered with a glue dot.

A quickie project here!

This was real quick to put together. I got the idea from the Rubber Inspirations blog. The directions are there if you care to make one too!! The little chick is from the Hello Easter set, and the watermarked flowers are from the Love and Joy set, all from The Angel Company. The little chick is stamped on white with Palette Noir ink; colored in with Prisma Pencils and OMS then layered on Bazzil purple cardstock.

I had been using regular OMS from the craft store. Back in Feb I was reading GinaK's blog and she mentioned that the store had gotten in an Artists Grade OMS. I didn't purchase any right away, because I thought how different could it be. Well, last week when I went to order some other things I decided to give it a try. Well, let me tell you, this stuff is AWSOME!!! It blends the colors sooooooo much better than the stuff that I had. You can see it Here!

Well, I hope you enjoyed! I must go work with my Bella's!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2007

With or Without?

My friend Cathy posted this incredible card here and it inspired me to create this. However, I'm not sure if I like it with or without the ribbon. What do you think?


Or without?


Stamp set: Swirly Gigs from TAC; CS: Basic Black, Taken with Teal; Ink: Versamark; EP: Winter Wonderland by Stampendous; Sakura Souffle pens

I stamped the images with my versamark ink then embossed with the Winter Wonderland EP (don't have white trip in order!) I then colored in everything with the Souffle pens and added lines and dots of my own. It looks really cool IRL!

Just not sure which way I like it opinions please!!!!

Toodles Til Later!!!

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BELLA'S Have Arrived!!!!! So to my RAK sistah's on ASB.....Be on the lookout!!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

I added a Picture

Well, I added my picture to the blog.....I am not photogenic at all!!! But, yes this is me, right now, today! When reading other blogs, I do like to know what the author looks like, so to practice what I preach, I took the plunge and added mine. I wish someone would photoshop me! But then that really wouldn't be me right?! Well, at least you now know what I look like!

Tini's & Wine

Yesterday my Mother and I went to an Antique & Craft show at The Willows Mansion in Radnor, PA. Lots of beautiful handmade items from a variety of crafters. I had to reserve a lot of self control while looking around.

But I spied this little beauty and could not resist temptation

Handpainted 'Tini glasses!! I love whimsical crabs, so I had to buy 2. Gotta have a matchin' pair ya know! I don't indulge in 'Tini's too often but when I do a Cosmo is my choice!

My Mother got a couple of wine glasses, so I'll share that one as well

Aren't they adorable!! Of course the ribbon will probably end up on a creation of some kind {wink}

Well today my Husband and I celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary (my second marriage) Yes what fools we were to get married on April 1st!!! My whole family is going out to dinner with us.....We went out by ourselves last night {I had 2 Cosmo's..gasp} And I think another one or two are in order for today!!!

I'm working on some more stuff and hopefully will have it ready to share tomorrow!!

Have a super Sunday!