Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gift Making

Well, today I am making die cuts as a gift for someone who has a wrapping room and loves to decorate gfts bags for all occasions.  My goal is 100 - lots of Christmas, some birthday, and a few miscellaneous occasions for which she needs gift wrapping.  Next up will be 100 custom gift tags, and then 100 stamped sentiments or words.  Finally, perhaps an alphabet or two.  I have already made the 10 cards - shown previously on the site, and I plan to put in some enevelope templates, some pop dots and a few other miscellaneous items... Hope she likes it!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


My new Unity sets came - I love them! Can't wait to make a few cards and post the photos...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Still Waiting

I'm still waiting patiently for my new Unity sets - Hodgepodge of Happinesss and July KOTM.  Please Mr. Postman!  (Or in my case, Ms. Postman).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sizzix Clearance

Check out the Sizzix website - they are having a fantastic clearance sale and free shipping on orders over $100. I ordered lots of dies that were 75% off the regular price - some of the Bigz are selling for about $5.00. Great deals and lots of Christmas items there...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stampin'Up Big Shot

Stampin Addicts is having  great giveaway of some great Sizzix Big Shot Dies.   They also have tons of ideas on how to use the Big Shot.   I happen to own a Sizzix Big Shot (as well as a Sidekick) and could not think of doing without them.  I use the alphabets, movers and shapers, texturz, and Bigz.  They are fantastic products.  Just visit to get your chance to win.

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Cuttlebug Challenge!

Cuttlebug Spot is looking for 1000 followers and has a contest going on here -  The winner gets a $1000 gift certificate to Custom Crops.  Sounds like a deal!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hero Arts New Website and Giveaways

Take a trip to Hero Arts website for great challenges and products.  I have several items I recently ordered from them - join the Hero Arts Flickr group and take a gander at some items by some super creative folks!  Hero Arts has great info from fantastic crafters as well as quality, reasonably priced merchandise.  Check it out.

Blog Candy

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Photos of Card Gift Pack - Part 2

Here are the other five photos - I think they look great, especially with their lined envelopes!

Photos of Card Gift Pack

Okay, here are the first five photos I promised - although some of the colors look a little bright, they are not flourescent in real life.  Enjoy!  

Creating from the Heart: Are you ready for a G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y??!!

Creating from the Heart: Are you ready for a G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y??!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

One Project Done

My project this weekend has been to create 10 cards as a gift for someone - multiple greetings but all held together by one theme - the butterfly.  I am going to photograph them and put them on the blog soon.  Some of them look pretty great!

Friday, July 10, 2009

First Weeks of Papercrafting Adventures!!!

Okay, I don't need a new hobby but I got the bug and have been making cards for weeks now.  I had been collecting scrapbooking supplies for several years but was too intimidated to make those large layouts.  However, I made a wedding card for a special couple a few months ago and have been compelled to study card-making ever since!  My favorite sources are Unity Stamp Company and Paper Source.  I took a screwpost photo album class at Paper Source a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it.  I love their papers and have lined bunches of envelopes with their fantastic papers using their liner templates.  I have ordered several items from Unity and have received every one within three days of my initial order.  Super customer service!!  In addition, I've been studying some old stamping magazines as well as a new Stampington one.  I copied the idea for this card from Jinny Luga - I have been obsessed with this card since I first saw it!