Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I just wanted to wish all of my blogger friends a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. This is such a wonderful holiday. It's a day that we all can really think of blessings in our life that we should be thankful for. It's a time for family and friends and good food!! I hope you all have a blessed day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sending Holiday Wishes

This is a free set of stamps I got when I placed an order over at Clear Dollar Stamps. I couldn't wait to play with!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eat More Ham!

This is one of my new sets of stamps I ordered online. It makes me laugh every time I see the image! LOL!!! Isn't he cute naked!

The mailbox is one from Target's dollar spot. I got it around Valentines day. I think I need to buy more this valentines, I just love how they turn out!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stamp Index and Paper Storage

Over the past few months there has been a lot of talk about how we all store our paper scraps and how we keep track of our stamps. I've decided to share with you what I do with mine.

My paperscraps are kept in a binder like this. I've taken gallon ziplock bags, reinforced the bottoms and punched holes in the bottom.

I then have all my colors separated into bags. I do this only for my solid color paper. I find it works very well and that I use less paper then normal. When I need a little piece for matting I just go to my binder and find the color I need!!!!

As for my stamps, I have each and every stamp I own stamped out. I have them separated into categories; e.g. butterflies, sentiments, snowmen, etc......... I have a ton of clear dollar stamp sets from M's and I stamp them in a different color so I know which they are and where to find them. I find that it was well worth the effort to do this. I was not using stamps because I couldn't remember what I had. Now when I go to make a project I just look through my stamping catalog and pick my stamp out that way. It's also nice because you can actually see what it looks like stamped!
I hope my storage ways can help you out or give you some ideas about the different way's of storing things. Good luck with organizing! It can be a pain to start but you will be glad yo did it once your done!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Christmas Tags

Here are some more tags that I worked on today. These are for my SIL. I hope she likes them!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness ATC Book

I have a friend from another site that is currently battling breast cancer. She was the inspiration for my book. Please stop by her site: It's a great program she has started and I just know once you read her story you will want to help!!!! I hosted a breast cancer awareness atc swap and asked all the ladies to send me an extra one so I could make a book with them. I have included their names below each of their works of art!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas Tag

I made this tag for a Christmas swap I'm hosting. It was very much Tim Holtz inspired. He has such awesome ideas. I took a couple color ink pads and dapped around on my craft sheet then took some of my homemade shimmer mist and sprayed onto the inks. I then laid my cs on top. It has a nice little shimmer to it. On the numbers I used some of the new distress stickles. The distressed stickles are not much different from the regular ones. I found that the opening is larger so they come out of the bottle easier. They also are a little less shiny then regular stickles and the specks are larger. They are fun for giving that old look to things!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snowman Tag

This is a tag I made for a snowman tag swap I'm hosting over at the Stamp Shack. I had fun making these and think they are going to look great on gifts!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This is for a Santa Tag swap I'm hosting over at the stamp shack. I love putting homemade tags on my Christmas gifts. They look so pretty under the tree!!!!

This is for a snowman atc swap I'm hosting. This is the first time I've got to use my cute little snowman! I used the snowflake cuttlebug folder for the background.


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