Monday, May 31, 2010

Quickie!

Oh. My. Goodness!

I know it's late, but

my fingers are sticky with glue...

and I am IN LOVE with these flowers!



More photos soon...I can't wait to find something fun to do with these!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Simple Tag, Favorite Stamp

Hello hello!

I thought I'd swing by real fast to show everyone this quick tag I threw together. I'm not sure yet what I'll use it for, but I do know that I am in LOVE with that bird cage stamp, designed by Tim Holtz (of course).


I used a few more Tim Holtz Stamps, three shades of the blue Distress Inks, and some Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Espresso. I love the cool color in contrast to the stark Staz-on Jet Black ink. 

Simple tag, but so calming and therapeutic to make. The best part about this hobby is taking familiar products and creating something, no matter how simple, without thinking and actually having the possibility of it turning out to look decent.

Leave me some love, and let me know what you think! I love reading comments, especially while I'm trying my very best to make it through these last few weeks of work before summer vacation :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Besides Crafting

I know it's hard to believe, but I actually had something ELSE to do on Saturday, besides hang out in my craft room! While I missed getting my hands messy, it was fantastic visiting family that I hadn't seen in quite some time.

This beautiful girl turned 16 yesterday. Her name is Havah, and my grandparents adopted her when she was just a baby. Technically, she's my aunt...weird :) For her birthday, she asked for jewelry - so of course I made her some! My mom and I used steel washers to make her two necklaces. I didn't get any decent pictures of them before giving them to her, but she's wearing one of them in this photo:


and my grandpa is showing off both of them in this photo:



Here's a few more photos from the party :)






Just thought I'd show you what I'd been up to this weekend. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Weekend Sale!

Paper Maniac Weekend Sale!

All stamps, single and sets, are 20% off, all weekend long!

Use the coupon code:
WEEKEND 20
when checking out to recieve your discount.

Click here to shop!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hand Me a Stamp WEBSITE!

Thanks to my wonderful, caring, supportive, awesomely genius husband...

the new www.handmeastamp.com is LIVE!


There are still a few things to finish, like adding more photos of my work, but I am SO proud if the work that he did and excited to share with all of you!

Rigo designed and made functional every single element to this website, and I couldn't be happier.

If you're interested in my upcoming classes, you can keep an eye on my events calendar, or if you're looking for some inspiration, you can browse my photos! There are even direct links to blog, and twitter!

Check it out! I absolutely CANNOT wait to hear what you think of the new site!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Finally, A Personal Page!

I'm not sure if y'all have noticed, but it has been For-Ever since I last posted a project that I did NOT design for one of the companies that I work for.

This weekend, I got a short break from my deadlines and was able to make a personal layout with a photo from my honeymoon in Vegas, which was over a year ago, which shows how often I actually scrapbook :)


The inspiration behind this layout was the tag shown in the photo. I made it a few weeks ago, and it's just been lying on my desk begging to be put to good use :) If you'd like to see better photos of the tag, you can visit that posting here.



I used Bazzill cardstock as my base, Tank Green Core'dinations, and the printed paper is from the My Mind's Eye Home collection.



I would absolutely LOVE to hear what you think! I don't design personal layouts very often, so I tend to forget how much fun it is to have no guidelines to follow :)



Sunday, May 9, 2010

Best Garage Sale Ever: Continued!

Well ladies...my mom and I decided to take one last venture to that crazy garage sale from last weekend, and boy-o-boy was it worth it! We got there extremely early (for a Saturday), and were the first people there. The two men running the sale soon informed us that the crafty lady of the house was in her craft room sorting through more stuff to sell. Before we knew it, the woman had her teenage son bringing out box after box of stuff for us to look through. Most of the stuff was BRAND NEW! We're talking Tim Holtz products, Prima flowers, Ranger products, Xyron machines, ribbons and buttons, Prismacolor Pencils, Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist...just a crazy assortment of goodness! The men loaded our haul into my mom's truck on a dolly, and we still had a few smaller boxes that we loaded by hand...all for $60!

We got everything home, sorted through it, and cleaned it up, and then for about an hour...we just starred...

My wonderful momma posted the photos we took on her new blog.

If you thought last weekend's haul was an awesome find, you have to check out the photos from this weekend!

I told my mom that this was karma. Looks like we are the good people we try to be :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pretty in Pink, with a Splash of Flowers...

That was the theme for our very first 4x6 swap with the ladies at work. I was less than thrilled. Pink? Flowers? Oh brother...definitely not my style, right? Wrong. I made it work, and I am SO excited with what I came up with :) We'll be swapping at work today. I can't wait to see what the other ladies created!


I used Bazzill card stock as my base, and My Minds Eye patterned paper. The flowers are Prima and are held down by a Flat Broke Bazzill brad. The bird was stamped in Stazon Timber Brown.

I sure hope the ladies like them!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Worlds Best Garage Sale!

Holy Macaroni! You all will not believe what happened today. If you read my last post, but awesome Father-in-Law bought me a huge box of wood mounted stamps from a garage sale. There was some seriously great stuff in there!

This morning, while I was out running errands with my mom and dad, I get a phone call from my Mother-in-Law saying that they had been back in the area of that same garage sale, the people were still out there, and that I really needed to stop by.

~~Now pause for a second. When a crafty girl, like myself, hears that there was some 'art stuff' at a garage sale, we really aren't expecting much. Most of the time, 'art stuff' consists of someone's old arts and crafts box under a table on their drive way. ~~

I couldn't resist. We were already in the area...why not swing by.

We. Hit. The Motherload.

There were boxes, and boxes, and BOXES of scrapbooking supplies! It had been sitting in storage for a while, in the Texas heat, so some of it was ruined from the moisture in the air, but there were TONS of never been opened, unmounted rubber stamps, and punches, and embellishments, and and and...just plain awesomeness! It was hot, so very hot, but we endured, and went through every single box they had. So much of it hadn't been opened, or was only slightly used...it was seriously unreal.

We took everything we purchased home, wiped everything clean with baby wipes, and took these photos with my husbands phone:







For all of this, we paid only $20 :)

What. A. Steal.



Then, when I got home tonight. I found out that my in laws had purchased a few stamps for me while they were there...




Best garage sale weekend EVER!


Have a happy week everyone!

Once in a lifetime deal: A gift from Senor


No, ladies, that is NOT just the messy desk of a scrapbooker...that, my dear friends is what my awesome father-in-law snagged for me at an early garage sale this morning! 

He paid $5 for the whole box of stamps! There are tons of old Stampin' Up sets that haven't even been mounted, and even more wood mounted stamps that need to be cleaned up, and possibly unmounted. I'm stoked...that is a HUGE pile of stamps :)

I hope everyone had an amazingly, productive, National Scrapbooking Day! Mine was fantastic! My mom and I spent the morning at By Design Scrapbook Boutique, and participated in their VIP Project Runway, which involved 3 make and takes, and some great discounts on shopping. We've been in our scrappin' room since arriving home. Gotten lots done, and it feels great! I can't share everything because some of it was for design teams, and Mother's Day gifts, but look for some updates later this week witha few projects :)

Tah-tah for now!