Today’s card, pt. 2 (10-14)

I’m back with a second card for today.

I couldn’t help myself.

The little octupus is from Technique Tuesday’s Under the Sea clear stamp set. It’s a favorite of mine.

He looks super cute without the wiggle eyes, but I couldn’t help but to add them cause they made me chuckle.

The letters are also from Technique Tuesday. They come from their Savannah and Williamsburg sets.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (10-14)

It’s always a good day to share a card.

I totally shopped my stash for this one.  Felt good to do that.

The words are a stamp from River City Rubber Works. Words to live by, I tell ya.

The papers are from Scenic Route and Making Memories. The gem is from Me & My Big Ideas.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Today’s card (10-13)

Hi! 🙂

Meet today’s card.

The botanical is a rub-on from Me & My Big Ideas. The circle and dot border are stickers rom Scenic Route. Oh yeah, and the ledger paper is from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by. Promise to be back tomorrow. 😉

Today’s card (10-6)

Today’s card feels a bit like a mixed bag.

It is a bit on the stamp side. 

It’s a little on the scrap side, too.

It feels a bit graphic.

And it feels a bit classic, too.

This is today’s card.

The little frame is a sticker from the dollar rack at Target. The flower and “friend” images are from Kim Hughes’ Silhouette Blooms 2 rubber stamp set for Cornish Heritage Farms. The grid paper is from Scenic Route.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.

WCMD Winners! (10-6)

Yep. I said winners. 😉

All week I’d been a bit misleading here, saying that I had just one copy of “Cards, Gifts & More” from Paper Crafts magazine.  I was totally holding out. I actually had two copies to share.

And… so without any wait…..

the winners are…..

(randomly selecting here)



Jennifer Lynn Hansen!


You both left your email addresses with your comments so I’ll send an email out to you both today to get your snail mails.

And a big thank you to everyone who left comments here over the last few days. I so appreciate that you took the time to stop by! Don’t be surprised if I stop by your blog home sometime, too. 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful World Card Making Day!

Happy WCMD! (10-4)

Yay! It’s finally World Card Making Day!

Hope you day is blissful and is filled with lots of card making fun.

Operation: Use it or Purge it is underway here and the cards are coming.

Here are a few for the day.

The papers and tag are from SEI. The letters are from American Crafts.

I posted this one over at Outta this Funk. A few of my buddies over there have posted some great cards for the day so check it out if you need a little creativity boost.

I’ll pick a winner late tomorrow for my copy of “Cards, Gifts & More.” If you have any interest in winning this, please go here and leave a comment. Also, check out the World Card Making Day blog tour. Many, many copies of the magazine are being given away. You especially want to check out my friend Alice’s blog. She has up’d the giveaways on her blog today. Not to mention, she’s gone wild with posts. (Go Alice. Go Alice. You early riser, you!) 

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back later.

Today’s card (10-3)

Today’s card features quite possibly one of the most beautiful, vintage-feeling Christmas stamps my hands have touched in a long time.

Meet today’s card.

My heart pretty much skipped a beat when I first stamped her.

I always loved going to an annual used book sale in a small town I once lived in. There was a table in the back of the room at every sale with old books that were too damaged for the local library to use. You’d often piles of books with really beautiful illustrations. I always loved looked through those, and this image so reminds me of those old books. Just beautiful!

The woman is part of a new set of set of cling-mounted rubber stamps called “Trimming the Tree” from Art Declassified. The words are part of ADC’s new “Season’s Greeting” set.

Lucky to have a ADC hook-up, the sets landed in my hands yesterday. They went on sale today.  If you are interested into getting a set of them for yourself, click here.  That click will take you right to the Art Declassified page with these beautiful stamps. There are also a couple cool new London-themed stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Frugal Friday (10-3)

It’s Fruuuuuu-gal Fri-day again.

And today’s about getting organized.

Before you get too far into this post, let me first disclose that I have a scrap space that isn’t pretty, but it is functional for me. I’ll often try a storage solution for awhile and then find something better and try that.

Anyway, here are a few frugal organization tips that are working for me right now:

1. Steal that old Lazy Susan turnable from the kitchen and use it for inks and paints.  I am amazed how much stuff actually fits on this. Such a space saver.

2. Use Take-Out boxes for storage. I use these for binder clips, paper clip and some embellishments that won’t fit into smaller storage boxes. I’ve seen a lot of tips over the the years where people have used buckets, but those bad boys kind of add up if you have a lot of little stuff.

I tore cut off the tops of my containers and added a tag to each one to identify inside. These all fit in a drawer I have for them. 

3. Turn an old piece of moulding into a hanger. I’ve literally had these on my walls for a couple years. I use one for photos and another for papers, like submission calls, e-mails I need to respond to, things I want to scrap, etc.  I love them. I can’t imagine not having them.

All I did was use E-6000 glue to adhere clips to the front of my moulding strips. Then, I screwed “O” hooks to the tops of them. If you like prettier moulding, you might want to more of a picture hanger on the back of your moulding.

Oh yeah, if you don’t have any moulding lying around, head to your local hardware store. Home Depot often has it in scrap bins so you can get a small, more scrapbook space friendly piece for quarters on the dollar.

4. Use a wine rack and cups stolen from the kitchen to store pens, scissors, piercers and other tools you use often. So useful.

The idea to use a wine rack was in an issue of Creating Keepsakes a long time ago. It is probably one of my favorite organization tips I’ve ever seen in a magazine so thank you to CK. 🙂

5. Use a hole-y crate to store ribbons not on rolls. Frankly, this is an idea I’m still messing with as a way to organize my most used ribbons. All you have to do is thread the ribbons through the holes and you’re good to go. These boxes can be found at Wal-Mart for about $1. It might have be $2. The beauty is the crates stack up.

6.  Use a little bin for medium clear stamp storage. These little dealios were found in $1 spot at Target. Perfect for those clear stamps that don’t quite fit in baseball card holders. And perfect for those stamps that aren’t big enough for a big binder. The other reason I love them is I can just grab a bin and flip through my stamps. I am using these stamps a lot more because of that.

That’s it for now. Be back later.

Ps… Don’t forget tomorrow is World Card Making Day. Anyone have any plans? Big plans here to make cards . I’ve set up a “Use it or Purge It” box with old papers and other stuff for myself. If things aren’t used by 7 p.m. Sunday, they are going away. 😉

Today’s card (10-2)

I have a simple, little card to share with you today.


(eta: Nov. 2008….. this little card has been called up. It’ll be back later.)


The papers are from Crate Paper and Scenic Route. The T is from Making Memories. The bookplate is an oldie yet goodie from Li’l Davis.

If you’d still like a chance to win a copy “Cards, Gifts & More ” from me, please don’t forget to leave a comment here. I’ll randomly pick a winner of this most excellent special issue from Paper Crafts magazine on the 5th.

And, if you’d like to increase your chances to win a copy of that magazine, go check out the World Card Making Day blog tour right here. There are 50 people taking part. Each person is giving away a copy of the magazine. Here are some direct links to some of the tour’s paper loving folks’ swag —-  Alice, Kim, Megan, Rae, Melissa, Cath and Kelly .

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow.

One more thing… (10-1)

My friends Melissa and Wendy challenged each other to make some cards with felt.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out their blogs, run. They’ve both done some cool stuff. 

I thought I’d join in their fun and make my own card tonight with a bit of felt.

Meet Mr. Robot with his own little mountain of blue felt.

He’s giggle-worthy in my book. 🙂

He’s from cut from a piece of patterned paper from Bam Pop. The conversation bubble sticker is from Colorbok, and the letter stickers are from American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.