Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Major Milestone

Can you guess what happened in our house today?!? I love this little purse idea that Nichole at PTI showed us. It uses the stationary boxes. They are just cut in half. SO INGENIOUS!!! Nichole posted a tutorial here. I can see many many uses for these purses. I know Jillian loved hers. How about filled with little lip glosses and nail polish for birthday gifts. A mini
composition book fits great also. (I'll show you that tomorrow) Perfect for gift card holders. I also tried Hershey nuggets. Twelve will fit sitting flat!! Woo hoo!! The possibilities are endless.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Happy Heart Day

Almost one month down in '08!! Valentines day is fast approaching. I have been in crank out mode to get Valentine Cards done. I have been totally inspired, as of late, by Cami's use of sewing. I am pretty sure she uses the Janome Sew Mini...well I am not so lucky to own one. My sewing machine is circa 1950 something. The bobbin winder won't work, its HUGE, the tension is horrible...and I don't know how to fix it! It belonged to my Grandma, so of course I cannot get rid of it.

So why am I talking about sewing? Because that was my intent with this card. I wanted to stitch two pieces together, but couldn't get the silly sewing machine to work. I opted for faux stitching. It is really hard to get the pieces to stay in place!!

I guess I should start watching the adds at Hancock Fabrics!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Two Tags and a Card

Did you all read Michelle Wooderson's blog the day she posted about a little game of tag? A challenged was posed, and here is my take.

I used PTI Piece of Cake stamp set. I finally opened my textured cardstock from SU!! What the heck took me so long!! I always feel like I need some sort of background. The subtle texture of the cardstock, takes away that need. I only wish it was sold in 8 1/2 x 11.

The patterned paper was one that I NEEDED!! It is really sparkly in person. I hated to cut it, but alas...the new years resolution to use what I have. Aren't all paper crafters hoarders?!? It's OK to replace what you use right? That doesn't go against my resolution? On that note...I NEED more textured cardstock....

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Only two weeks late, but who is counting!! I wish everyone of you a fantastic 2008!! For me, I am starting a new job in one week. I am very excited!! What does 2008 have in store for you?