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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day of Crafting & Christmas In April

HI everyone, had a great day here of crafting.  My husband, one of my dogs, and oldest son (we just celebrated his 28th birthday last night with his very pregnant wife :) went out shed hunting, which means I had the entire day to create!  I started the day looking at sheets of very cute Christmas stickers from MME and Simple Stories.  I always have a hard time using pre made embellishments, but these are so cute, who could resist!  I also used a stamp and die set from PTI, 'Stitched Sentiments'....I love how the little embroidery frame turned out framing some old stamps from an older Art Warehouse set..

Also, a new video on tags, a very cute set of pink and brown tags, and mycrafting style.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finished Wedding Layout and a Charity Gift Basket

Hi everyone, just a quick post with an updated view of one of my daughter's wedding layouts, and a glimpse at a charity gift basket.

On the layout, the Quikutz font I used was Vixen, the crystal and pearl stick pins, I got on etsy,here:Junque Art.  I have heard sequins are the new gemstones in papercrafting, so I used them on
this layout in a cascade, along with some pearls, and I love the effect.  The dimensional roses in the
bottom corder are from Papertrey Ink, the Rosie Posie set, some are pop dotted for dimension.  The
die cut label and dimensional sticker are both from Making Memories.

The stamp and die set I used for the thank you notes in the gift basket are Framed Out #1 from PTI
and the stamps used on the birthday invites are all from Technique Tuesday, the chevron die is
also from PTI.

The video is very short, enjoy, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Layouts Using Simple Stories

HI all,

A bit behind, had a delay last week as I was at the hospital three days in a row. Went in for my regular infusion, and my port was broken, so I had a bit of surgery to remove and replace the port in my chest. As a result, I am sore, bruised and swollen....but feel good otherwise. I was fairly immobile, but not so much that I couldn't papercraft!

I have been feeling compelled to use some of the cute stickers that are available on 12x12 sticker sheets. The recent ones I have picked up are from Simple Stories and Echo Park. The first set is from the 'Take a Hike' series by SS. I had some (many) camping photos. The first layout uses this sticker sheet as well as the stamp set, 'Movers & Shakers,' from Papertrey Ink, all the papers are OLD :) I also used the PTI chevron die cut (I think I need to stamps to go along :) anyway, these are my beautiful weimaraianers, Fritz and Trail, and my DH, Stan...

Last, but not least, I am sharing two older layouts that feature stitching, Silhoutette dies, Jenni Bowlin papers and layering;

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Papercrafting On The Road

Hi all, just a little something about our week-end camping.  We went to a Resevoir in the hopes of fishing.  Stan did fish, I was to cold to go out and put my pole up, the winds were horrendous, we even thought we were going to lose the awning on our trailer the first night.

While Stan was braving the elements, I was cozy in the trailer, holed up with my favorite crafting supplies.  I compiled a video and list for those of you who enjoy crafting while on the road.  Here are my must-have items:
  *cardstock and patterned paper (it doesn't have to be much, and it can also be just a stash of scraps if
    you are working on smaller projects like tags and embellishments)
  *paper trimmer
  *a small assortment of ribbon
  *hole punch (the one thing I forgot this trip)
  *a small comination of stamps
  *acrylic block
  *a small sampling of inks (the small 1X1" pads are nice for traveling)
  *a folded holder containing 12 small pockets, it's called a 'String Envelope,' but I can't find the
    manufacturer on the container, I show it on the video.  This is great for travels, I separated the
    pockets by colors, adding various embellishments to each pocket.
  *I also add my cuddlebut along with a few dies and embossing folders
I know this sounds like a lot, but all fits nicely into a  'pac accessory carrier' that measures approx
24"x15" X 7" high, which fits under the sofa in the trailer perfectly.  Generally I just gather pieces I have worked on that are on my desk (such as die cuts from my silhoutte that I have yet to use, die cuts from new dies that I have 'tried out,' and the same with stamping images..... I can always make embellishments, tags or cards out of these, especially along with the supplies I have brought.  If I want to work on specific projects, like a  scrapbook layout, it takes a bit more planning, I gather the photos I want to scrap, choose background papers and a handful of patterned papers I am thinking of adding.  With these basics I can at the very least get the background of my page finished.

I hope this is somewhat helpful for all of you that want to travel and still make some time for your papercrafting.  You don't have to take 'the whole store' to get some projects completed!  If you want to see more of the process, please watch my video here:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and i hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Addition To More Mini Tags

I couldn't figure out how to combine adding photos and a video. So here are the photos of my mini tags:
Thanks so much for stopping by, if you want to see more on my tags, please see post below.
Have a great day!

More Mini Tags

Yeah!  I just got a shipment from Papertrey Ink full of stamps and dies.  Love their coordinating stamps and dies, so fun!  The only problem is that my shopping cart is ALWAYS full, and my wishlists go on forever.....

I've been busy making more mini tags, with more in the process along with some scrapbook pages.  One thing I am always on the look out for are stamps that aren't meant for ard making only, ones that are a bit more versatile that can be used for scrapbooking as well as tags (that can be used on scrapbook pages) and cards.

Here are a few of my tags;