Sunday, July 10, 2011

Oh Sweet Summertime!

My biggest downfall this time of year is not spending enough time in my scraproom. I love being outside in the sunshine and working in the yard. But, it's also a time for some great pictures that will make for work later in the year. All my "special projects" around the house are complete however, so I am going to start spending a couple hours a day creating. The Etsy orders are coming in on a regular basis, and I think I might even start making more tags and cards to list. Also, I really need to get motivated to finish a couple of scrapbook orders that need to be complete by October.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Unconventional Easter

Easter is just a couple of weeks away and I have been filling orders for my Etsy Shop. I was tasked to think outside the box a bit when designing an order for one client. Of course she wanted some classic Easter embellishments; you know those with bunnies and colored eggs, crosses and lillies. But she also told me about her "Good Friday" special event a crawfish boil and she wanted embellishment tags for her scrapbook pages. Here is what I came up with, and thankfully she loved them!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's been a relaxing week at my house and I was able to spend time in my studio, playing with paper and finishing pending orders. After getting the orders finished, I spent some time creating a couple of items for my Etsy shop. I found these cute ClearScraps acrylic tags in my stash and decided to make a small bi-fold frame with them. I used some alcohol inks in a mustard color, some metal embellishments and a few pearl accents to finish off the distressed look.

Hopefully I will get time to visit my scraproom again over the next few days and create some other items. During the CKC event in Louisville, I found some great stash items. I need to put together some cards to replenish what's been purchased from my items.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CKC Weekend

It's been a busy couple of weeks here, getting Etsy orders finished and out the door. But work is finished and now it's time to play!!! Friends will be arriving tomorrow night for an extended weekend. We will all be heading to Louisville for the CKC Convention, where I will be hosting a make-and-take in the Nicole Petersen booth. I'm so excited! If you are at the show, stop and see me. To add to the fun, I get to spend down time with my friend "Pinky", the craftiest chick I know.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scrappy Weekend

It's been a great weekend and I was able to finish a few projects. I am especially excited about the "artwork albums" that I am creating for an Etsy client. This is the first one that I've finished for her and it is for her daughter's school work. Measuring 12x15, I used chipboard for the cover and Bristol art paper for the pages. Using my Bind-it-All, I was able to finish the book with a 1" spiral coil. Each page has a three inch journaling card, so that the client can label the artwork on the page or write a special memory. Now, I've got to get the next one put together for her son, Nicholas. Sounds like another weekend project!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fun at Tally Scrappers

Looking for some excitement to liven up 2011. Tally Scrappers has a great site that offers friendship, fun and fantastic opportunities for expanding your scrapbooking talents. We've just started a new contest, "Survivor Challenge" and I can't wait to see what new challenges are introduced each week. The shop has some great items and the monthly kits are delicious. There's a great blog that offers new techniques and also the latest buzz about what's happening in the creative world. Come on over, it's free to join. Don't forget to tell Pinky that I sent you!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

SVG files

I am so pumped today! I just downloaded some cool software that allows me to convert viturally anything to an .svg file. This really opens up the things that I will be able to create on my Cricut. I've been playing around all morning, just practicing on different pictures and images. WooooHooooo!!! (Yes, I'm a geek.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crafty Days...

During these cold, yucky days it's hard to get motivated to do anything much less head to the basement scraproom to create. But, I managed to get some inspiration and was able to get a few projects started and another finished. Since getting the SCAL software, I am really having fun with my Cricut. I spent today making some "jewelry envelope/boxes" for a lady looking for a way to present her home-made jewelry designs. This is so quick and easy, and can be dressed up with pattern papers and fancy ribbon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Visit my Etsy store and during the month of January receive 10% off your total order. Just use coupon code JAN11SALE when you check out. Customer orders welcome!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

It's a new year and one of my resolutions I plan on keeping is this...
I will spend more time in my scraproom, playing and experimenting, enjoying the art of crafting that fulfilled many hours of my week in the past.

I have already been keeping that resolution and have opened an Etsy store and joined an new message board with a lot of old friends, "Tally Scrapper". I look forward to many projects and activities. Check out my Etsy store for some of my latest creations!