Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Okay, so I've been dabbling with stamps and colouring and I have to say truly that I LOVE it. Now, the only thing that disappoints me is the fact that I have not stumbled upon some Magnolia Stamps yet (except online). Well, now I have the chance to win some (and so do you!). All you have to do is go to Sharon's Blog post a comment and add a link to your blog (if you have one, but you can still enter if you don't!)... there's more info there.

Well, that's it for now, but I did stumble upon a few more goody sites and yet I'm just so tired right now, I don't have time to play.
We'll do that tomorrow... must sleep now!
Happy crafting :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

I went digital... just for fun!

Hey all. The title says it all I guess. It's true that lately I discovered stamping and absolutely LOVE it. With that little obsession came the daunting task of finding cute images to stamp and colour... well, it in turn brought me to some cute images, however, they're already coloured and ready for .... DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING. Now, a while back, I kind of started "collecting" things to use for digital scrapbooking and actually really wanted to learn how to make this stuff. I joined a PSP group and had fun learning some neat things... only problem is that 1 hour on the computer turned into an enormous amount of hours wasted, I mean spent on the computer. I just couldn't do it anymore and low and behold, I never once created a scrap page!!! LMAO... however, I have lots of files to do so... ha ha ha

Anyway, on to what I did tonight and OMG... it was soooo easy!!! I have realized that my problem is not that I don't have time to do these things, it's I don't want to pay to do it the "easy" way... I always tell myself "why pay for that, when you can make it, or do it yourself, lets learn how??"... ummmm, because yourself has no darn time to do it ALL!!!!

Well... tada... my one and only digital scrap page... my one and only scrap page period!!! LOL

I LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to do this again....

I actually broke down and bought this set from pickleberrypop and I think it's just the cutest. I only wish I didn't just try to "check it out" for a moment.... I didn't have a pic in mind and this was just the first one that I came across that I thought would be okay... I do want to make another now with all my kids in it... yeah...

Well, bye for now!

Happy crafting

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Challenge Time... and an oops!!!

Good morning all! I've been crafting... yahoo :) I made a card to enter in the caardvarks challenge to use a heart. I swear that I stumbled across a blog with a challenge to use a heart, but it couldn't be pink so I used a different colour... however, now I haven't the slightest clue what challenge that was! LOL I asked all the girls in the cricutlovers group to see if I could figure it out, but alas, noone seems to know the challenge I'm referring to! Oh well... I love the card anyway.
I used the skunk paper piecing by precious piecings and stamps from Studio G, Inkadinkadoo and CTMH with stickles of course! The paper is regular cardstock, coredinations and rob & bob studio slab

So, what's the oops you say? Well, last night I spent the evening designing the cutest card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge using a circle card (and a Penny Black Stamp of course!) however, when I was done it was 11pm and I didn't have very good light for pictures and so I figured I'd get up this morning and take pics and post. Yeah, I totally forgot that last night was FRIDAY and it was due by midnight. I awoke shortly after midnight from a bad dream telling me that I was too late to enter the challenge! You know you're spending too much time online and thinking about crafts when you dream about stuff like that! aughhh... anyway, I just adore the card regardless and it's for my friend whose birthday is on Monday so it's okay. I'm just disappointed to not have a chance at the cute little downloads they were offering up!
Anyway, I went to their site this morning and I do think that this card qualifies for the romance theme they are asking for this week. Since it is a new card (less than 12 hrs old!) and made with Penny Black in mind, I hope it qualifies for this weeks challenge :)

I used Stamps from Penny Black Critter Party, and Inkadinkadoo, coloured with Copic Markers, Paper from Basic Grey's Bittersweet and Eva packs as well as regular cardstock, paper flowers from my little satchel of them (maker??), brad and stickles (of course!) and stampendous black embossing powder.

This card is the first time that I have embossed my image prior to colouring with my copics (not that I've been colouring with copics for very long, or stamping for that matter!) and let me just say WOW... I will never colour my images prior to embossing again unless I absolutely have to. What a difference... if you haven't tried it, you owe it to yourself to do so ASAP!

Well, I'm off for now,

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Paper Piecing with SCAL

I got SCAL today from Kim over at Cutters Creek and so I had an opportunity to play around with a paper piecing file I had worked on in Inkscape while waiting for SCAL. The first picture is of a paper piecing that I purchased from Precious Piecings a) because it's too darn cute and b) to be sure I know how SCAL is supposed to work for when I test my own images. I just love this loveable couple!
So then, it was time to try my lion kid file. There were a few snags, but all in all, I was very pleased with myself for doing this! I think this little one is super cute too. Although I think cutting on a colour other than green is probably more beneficial to the cuteness factor, I'm just thrilled that there were only a couple mishaps with his tail and rear end.
I had the hardest time doing this because SCAL kept not responding on me and I had to start over a couple times. Same with inkscape actually. Does anyone know if these programs maybe use the clipboard and I might have been overloading my computer???? Who knows, I'm just glad I DID IT finally!!! I'll now make a few changes and voila! I also did a Dalmation Puppy, but I'm tired and MUST get some sleep. The little ones have been getting me up every hour or so at night for a few weeks and it's starting to take its toll.... yet I can't seem to sleep when I have the prime opportunity! Go figure?!
Anyway, happy crafting! Thanks for stopping by :)