Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I also received a box from Barrie Yesterday too, and she sent me all of the new Tim Holtz dies and I am chomping at the bit to play with them. I just didn't have time to even open them yesterday, but have it on the top of my to do list for today... right after I get the new kit finished up and ready to post... Your really going to love this one as it is using the New Lush Line from MME...(My Minds Eye).
I hope you all have a great Friday, A Wonderful Saturday, and A Sunday That is Full Of Blessings
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I was on the phone with Barrie yesterday when the boxes arrived from Sizzix and as she opened the boxes and got her hands on these wonderful dies, she was giggling and ohhing and ahhhing and screetching all at the same time. I know we viewed these dies in January at CHA, but you know we are both over 50 now and so our memories have to be refreshed often. She loves them all, and I can not wait to get mine in the mail on Thursday. We have the Caged Bird, Hardware Findings, Gears, Tattered Flowers, Tickets, and the Hanging Sign. All but the tickets will be able to cut chipboard, and all the other great materials we can find. Sizzix really had a good showing, but why oh why do we have to wait for so long before they arrive? Can you tell that patience is not my strong point? Oh well, I guess I will just have to continue to play will the other new things I have, the Martha Scoreboard, The Maya Mists(these are yummy nummy) and my new silhouette downloads.
We seem to have only gotten a partial order of all of the dies, so they are very limited until we receive the remainder of them and who knows when that will be LOL!
Have a happy Tuesday and hope you can find something today that will make you want to do the happy dance !
Friday, March 19, 2010
I hope you all have a great week end, and that the first day of spring brings with it a sense of renewal for each of you.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The other day I happen to stop by our local Goodwill store and just as I thought I was done I noticed that two of the workers were rolling this huge cabinet out of the back. I followed them to ask if it had been sold and to my delight they said no! I had them take a measurement (It is about 8 foot long).My first thought was that it would be great for the hubbies new work shop he is building and he could store a ton of things in it. Well, needless to say I purchased it, and when I told hubbie about it, he said he really did not want something that big in his shop. Well, I quickly got out my measuring tape and took a measurement of the one open wall I had in my craft room....yippie skippie it would fit. So, hubbie and Brother-in-law, head down with a truck and screw guns to haul my find home and get it set up. Well it took me a couple of days to once again re-orginize, but I am done and I am loving it. I have a work counter that is the perfect height for standing and working, and when I am putting kits together it will be so much easier than using the crafting table and stooping over for hours. Needless to say, I have once again been banned from the second hand stores, and if I do go, what ever I buy has to fit in a plastic shopping bag :-)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We also love how you all are recommending us to your friends, and we will do a RAK once we hit 50 followers and the winner of this will be drawn from our blog page. So, get on the ball, send our link out and help us grow!
I was messing around with a piece of canvas the other day, and I really liked using it. You can be sure that canvas will be part of one of our up coming kits.
Have a great downhill part of your week.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
We just got in some of the great colors of smooch, and if you not sure what it is, it's a glimmer paint in a bottle with a really fine tip,
I really love the way it looks and it is so great for all those small areas that we have when we do some stamping. I have a great window card stamp that has hardly been used as I just could never find the right thing to use for color until now! I have also loved highlighting my flowers, tags and so much more with these.
Here is a tag that I whipped up this afternoon so you could see a sample of the fine detail that you can us them for. There are some really great colors, and you can find them in the store starting next week.
I hope everyone remembered to spring forward with their clocks, and I know we will be enjoying the extra hour of daylight that we get. Happy Crafting !
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Barrie sent me this today and I thought I was going to wet my pants I was laughing so hard. I hope you enjoy it because I just had to share.
Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog
chow for my loyal pet Charlie, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have
little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I
was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably
shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that
I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward
with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that
it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply
eat one or two every time you feel hungry.
The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again.
(I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled
with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog
food poisoned me.
I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter and a
car hit us both. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a
heart attack he was laughing so hard.
Costco won't let me shop there anymore.
Here is a look at our NEW Peachy Keen kit. It has a ton of things in it!
The kit contains
10 double sided Kaiser Craft Peachy Keen papers
3 sheets coordinating bazzill papers
1 sheet coordinating bazzill bling paper
8 color me crazy flowers
6 paper flowers
3 foam flowers
1 bottle of coordinating glitter
2 garden trellis border die cuts
1 flower border die cut
1 bird cage die cut
1 lock die cut,1 key die cut
1 flower frame die cut,1 mini tag holder die cut
1 super scallop tag die cut (chipboard)
1 super crescent tag die cut (chipboard)
1 bird house die cut (chipboard)
2 small birds die cut
9 leaf die cuts
1 large bird die cut
2 shipping tags die cuts (1 is stamped)
2 muslin tags die cut
1 large coin envelope
10 crystals (These are real Crystals)
6 large glitter dots
6 small glitter dots
16 gold self adhesive dots
1 book plate with eyelets
4 large gold brads,4 small gold brads
2 decorative brads
10 dew drops
2 paper clips
2 fibers (1 yard each)
Plus a bonus Printable sheet that matches the papers !
I had a ton of fun putting this kit together and I know your going to just love it!
Hope you have a Peachy Keen Kind of day!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Now, we are working on our next give away and we would like your in put as to what your interest would be. Do you want kits, dies, grab bags, store gift certificates??? Let us know what floats your boat and we will set our sails in that direction.
I am adding a new kit to the store today, and it is a huge kit using the Peachy Keen Line from Kaiser Crafts. We love making our kits, as they are so different from those we have seen for sale in other places. We take the time to hand cut dies, stamp on tags, punch out borders, hand pick our elements that go into the kits, and we add real Crystals to our kits for that added shine!
This cute little bird house is what I made with parts of the new kit(no we don't carry the bird house, but you can probably find one at your local craft store). I have had the bird house sitting on the shelf or a while now, and these papers just seem to scream at me use on it. I love the fact that so many of the supplies we have can be used not only for scrapbooking but for home decor crafts as well
So I hope you have a Tweet Day and that you do something that makes you want to sing like a bird!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The reason I wanted to mention Melissa is ...her husband is returning home from his tour in Iraq on the 17th of this month and I want to wish her the happiest reunion with her husband . I hope you can all take just a few seconds to wish them total bliss while he is home. I also want to ask you to take a moment and say a little prayer of thanks for the incredible sacrifices she and her family have made so that we can snuggle comfortably in our beds at night and enjoy the freedom that is America.
Thank you Melissa....thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so proud to have met you . Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I have visited some of your blogs and I have to say you are all so very creative. I hope you will post some of your finished projects here so we can all oooh and ahhh over them. Sharing is what we love best.
I received a box from Barrie yesterday with some of the new bigz dies and my oh my are they cute. The Bird house is big and is just the perfect element for the new kits I am working on.
Can't you just picture this on the front of a mini album decorated with bling, flowers and so much more. Oh, how I would love 12 hours more scrapbooking time in a day!
I also love love love this new flower layers #5 die, and can't wait to cut it out and make flowers with it for the bird house!
The Flourishes that came in are really big too! The nicest thing about these bigz dies is that they can cut so many materials like chipboard, fabric, acrylic ect. Oh my, I better just go and see what they can do.
Oh, we did add sheets of chipboard and acrylic to the web store. This is the best quality chipboard I have found and it really handles all of the mists, paints,and inks well. The Acrylic is pretty thick, and it is what I used to make the buttons in my video. Stamping on this with StaZon Ink is wonderful too. I do cut both with my paper trimmer, but I have saved a dull blade to use on the thick items, and then I use an emery board to soften the edges after it is cut.
So Happy Scrapping and I am headed to my room... to play.
Monday, March 1, 2010
This layout was inspired by an ad that was in one of my home decor magazines and it was more of the colors used than the layout. I don't know about you, but everything I do seems to generate back to scrapbooking!! Even my nachos last night got me to thinking of all the things that you can layer in a mini book LOL !!
Hope you have a wonderful day and that March begins with a smile, and ends with a belly laugh!