Sunday, January 21, 2007

Stained Glass Butterfly

I used Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac for this card. To make the butterfly, stamp large butterfly onto a window sheet with Black Staz on. Set aside to dry and make the pieces for the rest of the card. Once the window is dry, flip it over and cover the butterfly image with crystal effects. Next drop just a few drops of ink into the puddle of crystal effects, you can swirl around with a toothpick if you like but not too much (they'll bleed together on the last step). Next cover the image with glitter and lastly place a small piece of tissue paper over the image, it will absorb the ink & crystal effects and ultimately make a seal. I let mine dry overnight, then I cut out the butterfly very carefully (window sheets break easily) and placed it on the center of my card! Tah Dah! Love it!

Friday, January 19, 2007

I cleaned my craft room

Can you believe it?!? Took an entire week but it's done! Oddly, I find things better when it's a disaster but I'll learn to adapt. Scott even put up a large corkboard on the wall next to the desk so I can display my latest designs and I got an additional tall cabinet to store even more craft stuff that didn't have a home. This weekend will be spent making a very large mess! HAHAHAHA I have tons of ideas floating around in my head and I need to get them out before I forget! Here's what it looks like right now....who knows what it'll look like by Sunday. Oye!

I ordered my Bellas!!!

I'm so excited I seriously need to take a valium over this! So I stumbled onto this website and found THE MOST ADORABLE stamps ever!!! They have a Bella for every person on the planet I swear!!! So I looked through the site, decided at some point I was going to add a few to my collection and then went back to my work. (Funny how work seems to get in the way of my internet surfing! lol) So then I go back, check out the blog, basically because in my head I thought "Hmm, I wonder what this person blogs popular is this site anyway? How long have these stamps been around, I've never seen them before but then again my nose is usually stuck in the SU catalog and all the stamp stores have closed down in town so I must not get around much in the stamp world." Yes, I thought ALL of that! Anyway, so I started from the very first blog and read every single one up until today! Well, two today, she was very excited about a few things. I had to have them....NOW! This gal is a HOOT!! I was giggling at first, chuckled a few times and I believe at one point I actually let out a loud "HA!"

I admire her, kinda jealous actually.... she had a vision, got excited and took the chance. She did it! And I think she's gonna have an amazing business quite honestly. The gals on SCS are addicts, myself included of course (hey at least I ADMIT it!). Due to us all loving these stamps and HAVING to own them, I know the orders will be flying in for her and I'm going nutz just waiting to get the email that mine have shipped. She personally cuts each and every stamp....I love it! Granted, I can totally do it myself, I have been for years, but it just shows that she's in it with her heart. Ok so when she buys a factory I'm sure a machine will take over, but I'll bet she still checks each order and keeps up with her blogs!!!!

I can't stand it! I want my bellas!!! Oh and the best part....I just left a few comments when I made my order, just so she knew that there was a crazy stamper out in California that loved her images and was excited about the adventure she had taken. Well, she emailed me back! We chatted a few times and I have to say I totally love this lady! Normally, I feel that I need to be rather professional and reserved at times with my stamping, my classes, in-home workshops, etc. Only a few of my fellow stampers know how much of a goonball I am and how worked up I get about my stamping. She totally gets it!!! Heck, she makes me look calm!!! HAHAHAHA She types how she talks (me too), she loves her family with all her heart and shares all of her adventures (I would too if I had any!), and she's a total spaz about her stamps! Plus she actually types with an accent, how friggin kick-ass is that?!?

So check out her stamps.....I'll be busting my tail making some fun cards and pages with them once they arrive. I'm so not letting these ones out of my sight!!!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I'm an addict...

They say the first step to any problem is to admit that you have one. Ok, I admit it! I am constantly thinking about patterned papers, colorful ribbons, new card ideas, crafty tools, decorative storage boxes....SALES! "Oh my, what's on sale this week?? I must go look!!!"
It never's always on my mind. And I never seem to have enough time to make my thoughts a reality...granted I could always quit my job and stay home full time with all my "rubbah & glittah" and I'd be in heaven! Divorced within weeks I'm sure, but hey, love can come and go but I'll always have my stamps, right? LOL Ok that was a bit much, but truly, can one ever aquire TOO many stamps? Too much glittah!??! RUBBISH! So this is my blogspot. I will think, create, post and share....when I get the time. ;)