Wednesday, January 30, 2008
It was very interesting reading everyone's "wish" list of craft items. I absolutely love my scor-pal. I use it with almost every card. I do have a scoring blade on my Carl cutter but to use it I have to take the cutter off and put the scoring blade on and then take it off and put my cutting blade on. The Scor-pal is just for scoring. I didn't know if I would really use it but I do, to help me fold every card.
Also, one place that you can get an ATG gun is at framingsupplies.com. You can read a really fab review here by Lauren Meader of My Time.
In my opinion, the one die cut machine you should get, if you can only have one is the cuttlebug. It's fairly inexpensive - especially if you get it at Michaels, or Joann's or the like with a coupon. It's so versatile with the dies and the embossing, plus you can use other company's dies with it such as the much desired nestabilities. I have the oval, circle, rectangle and square nestabilities and I totally love them! I use the circle and square ones the most so if you are buying them slowly think about which ones you would use the most.
I will have more heart candy on Friday, it will be for a stamp set but I do have extra pads of Two Scoops so that will be heart candy for later in February! Thanks everyone for visiting. Pin It Now!
Monday, January 28, 2008
It's a way to take craft classes online. I was fortunate to win a class for free last month and it was a great way to take a class in the comfort of your home. With a small child at home and no rubber stamp stores, it's hard to get to a class let alone find one. If you have some time, you might want to check it out! Pin It Now!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I was getting a little bit tired of pinks and reds and decided to change it up by using chocolate and vanilla. All stamps are from CTMH's All My love stamp set. The paper is Au Chocolate from SU as is the beautiful satin ribbon. I used my slot punch to make the scallops for the bottom of the card. The heart is pops out a little more IRL as it is on dimensionals.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Now, how awesome is this candy? It's the brand new Two scoops 6x6 paper pad by Basic Gray. The mailman delivered it yesterday so how lucky are you guys! To win is simple, leave a comment here on this post by Tuesday, midnight and I will use random.org to select a winner Wednesday, January 30. If you'd like, you can answer this question, what craft item are you saving up for? I really want an ATG gun! I go through monoadhesive like crazy! I also would like the Spellbinder Heart nestabilities and some of their other dies.
I hope to find some time to post tonight! Have a good weekend!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I used the same DP from the card a couple of posts ago and the ink and cardstock used is CTMH Barn Red which I normally never use but goes perfectly with this DP. The brads are Heidi Grace and matched perfectly.
My conclusion? I got this set because I tend to get almost all of MFT's releases, they are just so different but then when I got it, I just looked at it. I was a little perplexed on how to use it. But once I got going, I found that it was easy to use, so it's definitely a keeper.Pin It Now!
So without further ado the winner is Amy from Pickled Paper Designs. Check out her blog. She has some really lovely card samples and I already see a few that I plan on CASE'ing! Amy please email me (my email is under my picture), I'd like to get this out today if possible! Don't worry if you didn't win this time. I have heart candy every Friday so check back then! Happy Wednesday! Pin It Now!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The DP used is from Daisy Bucket Designs. I used the colors crystal blue and barn red which matches the dp very nicely. The faux stitching is from SU's All in a Row stamp set. It looks really sharp in real life. Remember, you still have time to post your comment for the blog candy!
We are having Finals at the high school I work at every day this week so I'm not sure if I will have time to post the winner as early as I usually do, but by 9:00am for sure so be sure to check back and see if you've won!Pin It Now!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
This is paper from some cards that I made a couple of posts down. That's what makes it so hard to use up all of the paper we buy like crazy. You can get a lot of milage out of a couple of sheets of DP. This is Boho Blossoms stamped in a CTMH pink (the name escapes me!). I used my Nestabilities for the circle and the scalloped border. The rick rack is Doodlebug and the paper flower is prima. The cute little brad is from the Target $1 spot. I was there today and picked up some more very cute brads and some really pretty blue ribbon! I also used my cuttlebug heart embossing plate for a little added texture.
I also started to make little treats for my stepdaughters friends and for some of my girlfriends. These are little plastic pouches that I got from clear bags. I used more of that same DP, ric rac and the heart stamp from Boho Blosoms. I put a heart gem in the middle of the flower for a little bling. Filled it with Hershey's Valentines Kisses and it's a very cute little treat!Pin It Now!
Friday, January 18, 2008
This candy includes this new 7 Gypsies stamp, some additional ink pads and additional oval stamps. Worth over $30 bucks. I bought it and just never used it so hopefully it will find a new happy home out there in blogland.
To win just leave a comment here on this post by midnight, Tuesday, January 22 and I will use random.org to choose a winner. If you'd like, you can answer this question, what have you purchased that you just don't use or was a big disappointment?
Well, I'm going to the Indian casino for the day tomorrow for my cousin's birthday. I hope to win some money! Have a fab Friday!Pin It Now!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Isn't pretty? I have it posted on my bulletin board!This card is from Tracy for some heart candy she won. Isn't cute and cheerful?
Now onto my layout for my baby's book.
Who says you can't use pink and periwinkle on a boy's page? Tyler was about six months old and my mom really wanted to take him on the carousel.
The lettering was done with my Cricut, I think I used the George cartridge. Do you see that tiny carousel? It's Quick Kutz and I used my cuttlebug to diecut it. What a pain - a lot of little pieces but I used something in my collection that I hadn't used yet. The paper is Cutie Pie by CTMH. The layout inspiration came from my CTMH Reflections book. Pin It Now!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
So for the next couple of days you will see creations made with My Favorite Things Boho Blossoms.
I made two cards that are very similar. They were inspired by a card by Laura Canale that I saw on Splitcoaststampers.
This card is more close to a CASE except I used the heart stamp instead of the flower. The background stamped with SU French Script. I used colonial edge scissors, now retired, also from SU. I added a little bling from my stash for the middle of the heart.
This card uses the flower stamp from the set and the layout is the same. However, I used my cuttlebug script embossing for the background. Both cards used the CTMH colors of Black and Colonial White.
I am not sure which card I like better, if I had to pick, probably the second one. I think the first card would make a lovely wedding card and the second would be a nice card to slip in my husband's laptop case. So which card do you like best?Pin It Now!
I made some very cute cards yesterday but I still need to take pics and load them on my computers so hopefully I'll have a chance to do that tonight!
Be sure to check back on Friday for more candy! Pin It Now!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Don't forget to post a comment to be entered into my heart candy.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008
The paper is from Cloud9 , this is an Amuse stamp called Flower Child. The sentiment is MFT.
This is a baby card that I made for a colleague who is having a baby girl. I used SU Bundle of Joy, colored simply with a copic marker. The paper came from some candy I won. The sentiment is Amuse and the ribbon is from my stash.
In this last example, I turned the sketch around a little. It's a birthday card for my cousin using one of my neglected bellas. I paperpieced her pants. I used a bella bauble and a brad I got from some candy I won for the center of the flowers. It's a little busy but I think I like it anyway! I can't believe it's Sunday already, where did the time go?
Well, I will leave you with a pic of my son on his little quad. Doesn't he look cute in his helmet?
Friday, January 11, 2008
We got my little son one of those motorized quads (they're like big wheels sort of, except motorized). So we're getting him a little helmet and taking him to the park this weekend to ride it and we will probably do laundry and veg out a little. I will probably get some scrapbooking/stamping in. What are you all doing this weekend? I hope something fun!
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
I'll be posting Heart Candy tomorrow as soon as I can! So be sure to look for that. In the meantime, stay warm! Pin It Now!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I have some other things to post but will try and get to some of it tomorrow. I'm just so tired! Mainly because my husband is sick and has spent the last two nights coughing up a lung! I feel bad that he's sick but all I can think after the second sleepless night is a "shut up already!". Isn't that mean?
These are pages for Tyler's baby book! Yeah! One step closer to one of my resolutions. It just kills me how fascinated he is with a pair of cheap sunglasses and an empty Dove chocolate bag when he has gobs and gobs of toys to play with it! The first page really shows what a little ham he is!
Anyway, I hope that everyone is having a good week. I'll try to post something for you all tomorrow but will definitely be back with some heart candy on Friday!Pin It Now!
I really enoyed reading everyone's resolutions/goals for the year. They all sound very doable. I think losing weight has got to be the hardest goal because sometimes the weight just won't come off and it can be so frustrating. So I really applaud everyone who posted that they have lost weight and are plugging along to lose more! Usually that's one of my goals along with exercising more but I am expecting a baby the first week of June! So I have just gained 6 pounds so far so my goal is to keep my weight down. I only gained 20lbs with Tyler and hope to do the same with this baby.
Ok so onto the winner: Momsnack! Please contact me by email. My email is located under my picture!
If you didn't win this round, no worries, more heart candy is on the way. Check back on Friday! If you are new to my site, I post candy every Friday and the winner(s) the following Wednesday. I post new creations about 3-4 times a week! I hope to see you all on Friday! Keep pluggin away on those resolutions! Pin It Now!
Monday, January 7, 2008
It's a little matchbook card. How cute is that? The inside has sticks of gum wrapped in text weight paper and stamped to match. All stamps, paper and ink are CTMH. Enjoy your week and don't forget about heart candy! Check back on Wednesday morning to see if you're a winner! Pin It Now!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
To win is simple. What's your New Year's Resolution? It doesn't have to be anything serious, it could be a crafting resolution. Mine is to finish my baby's one year album once and for all and to use up the paper I have (or at least some of it!) before buying more! Just leave your comment here by midnight Tuesday and I will use random.org to pick a winner on Wednesday, January 9.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
My demonstrator made this cute flip book for me as a Christmas present. It's an A-Z book and I can't wait to fill it with pictures!
Don't forget, I will be posting heart candy tomorrow! Hopefully, everything will start going back to normal with the holidays being over! Pin It Now!