Sunday, January 2, 2011

Project Life

A new year, and a new beginning with this blog. I am hoping to transition it soon to my own domain that will allow me to post photos, reviews, stamping projects and other craft projects all in one place.

For now, this will have to do.

I have decided to participate in project life this year.

I am just now starting to get into scrapbooking, and plan to continue to document some moments with stamps, embellishments and "fancy" pages, but project life is a way to document the "regular" events and be able to look back on what this year was to me and to Deron.

This photo is not yet in the project life book, but it is the first photo of the book.

To me this is typically Deron. Steve said he had finally found his peer group, but I think it's just that he likes to have fun, and help out. He arranged the pieces for them, let them take turns in turning the crank, and laughed along with them when things didn't work out. I love watching him with kids.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Flippin' Blog Candy

I found Jak Heath's amazing blog on the Waltzingmouse blog hop, and I happened upon this amazing blog candy Jak is offering up.

Here is just a sample of the stamps she is offering.

I absolutely love these stamps by La Pashe and would encourage you to check them out. And enter the blog candy give away!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop

I am *super* excited to be participating in the first customer blog hop for Waltzing Mouse Stamps. Claire is such a sweet person, and I am so happy she has found success in her business. Her templates are innovative, and her stamps are a great mix of modern and vintage. I am particularly fond of her "nestie friendly" stamp sets.

To make sure you don't miss any of the amazing projects, make sure you start at the Waltzing Mouse Blog. This is also where to go to see the full list of participants if you get lost along the way.

I had hoped to have a great new card ready for this blog hop, but I had such a terrible back ache that I spent most of the day laying on my floor and was not up to sitting at my craft table.

This is a tag I made around Christmas time when I was trying to complete Tim Holtz's 12 tags of Christmas. I didn't post this to my blog because I didn't get them all completed, but I *really* wanted to be part of Claire's blog hop, so it's now time to show this tag.

My tag is inspired by Tim's first tag (found here).

The rest of the information about the tag is below, and I would encourage you to read all the way through for a nice surprise, but if you are in a hurry, you can hop right on to the next stop JOAN!!

My tags are smaller than Tim's, and I don't have all of his products, so I have had to improvise. I used the snowman from the sewing box Christmas set in versamark, after I had painted a tag with picket fence crackle paint. then I embossed it in black ink to really make it pop.

I loved Tim's idea of making my own wire ribbon for the snowman's scarf.

I didn't have any rock candy crackle medium, so I used Crackle Accents for my tag. I squeezed lots on, then used a paint brush to spread it around.

I printed the tags out using my dymo label maker, and attached it with my mini stapler. I loved getting coloured staples at the dollar store, and being able to match them to my project.

And now, for reading to the end, I have a *special prize* to award. Because I LOVE Claire's stamps so much, I am offering to personally purchase one set (of the winner's choice) to be delivered directly to your door. In order to be entered in the draw, please leave a comment on this post that tells me your favourite colour combination. I am looking forward to reading all of your unique combinations, and will choose my favourite to make a card next week. This contest will close at noon (CST) on Wednesday, February 24.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Amazing Magnolia Blog Candy

Jodi has some amazing Magnolia blog candy HERE. stop by and check it out.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!

I am back after a month long hiatus (which included lots of holiday festivities and travel) to bring you a card from Unity as part of the Friends with Flair blog hop.

If you just stumbled upon my blog, go to the Unity Blog to see the list of all of the FWF participants. One of the participants will have a blinkie on their blog and they will be giving away 25 random stamps to someone who comments.

My card uses the amazing set Eco Chic.

When I was stamping this I thought that I would colour the tree and/or the earth so I stamped them both in Timber Brown Stazon (the earth was stamped off once), but as I was putting the card together I really liked the look of the neutral, almost monochrome card with a pop of red. This card was really easy to put together, and I really like how it turned out.

Make sure you visit all of the blogs on the FWF list so you have a chance to win the free stamps, but feel free to leave comments here too :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bella Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

I decided to make an ornament with my wreathabella stamp. Sorry about the photo, but it was really hard to get a good photo of a glass ornament with acetate in the middle ;)

First, I stamped the image on acetate using palette ink, then I flipped it over and coloured the image with sharpies. Copics would work, but I don't have any, and sharpies work too. any permanent marker that will work on non-porous surfaces would be okay.

I punched a hole in the acetate, threaded it with ribbon and used that instead of the metal hanger that comes with the ornament.

Before putting the top back on, I added some faux snow to fill out the glass globe a bit more.

I hope you enjoyed this ornament, and that you will give it a try. If there are any questions, please leave me a comment and I will try to answer them for you.

Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to
Brandi - Sparkle Shimmer and Twinkle.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Daily

For the past few years, Ali Edwards has been creating her December Daily albums as a way to keep track of everyday events around the holidays. Here is her 2008 album.

This year I decided to join in.

I don't have my first page ready yet, but I wanted to let you know that if you are participating, it doesn't have to be a huge holiday event that you document every day. yesterday, December 1, was our first real snowfall of the season, so I am going to write about that, and Deron took a photo of the snow on our fence, so that is the picture I am going to use.