Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some major stamp organization

When I first started to purchase other stamps other than SU! I realized that not all of them are mounted on wood. Stamping Bellas being my very first NON-SU! purchase. I needed to come up with a way to store them. I decided to just put them in baggies and hang them off of a ring...well...two years later and a HUGE collection of un-mounted stamps later that just wasn't working for me. I tried the CD cases...didn't like that idea..too small for me. So FINALLY SU! decided to start selling their stamps un-mounted and now have these great DVD cases to store them in. Of course I still prefer my SU!'s to be wood mounted but for my other un-mounted stamps this would be prefect.
I basically kept with the same formula I use for my SU! stamps....I stamp them out on paper, label each page with a number this one is number 4...write out the name of each stamp.....

   Put them all together, punch a whole in them, put them on a ring and hang them....super super simple.
Here are my DVD cases...all of them are labeled with what is in them and their number which coordinates with the page they are stamped on for easy finding.
Look how many Bellas I was able to get in one case! I just love these! Nice, neat, organized, easy to find. Yay for me!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Softpencil~Michu and Michula

Happy Thursday to everyone! I felt so bad...I totally missed my softpencil post for last week, my wrist just wasn't up to the challenge...but my cast is off now and even though I have a bit of pain...I'm good to go!
Here is super cute Michu and Michula which you can purchase on the softpencil site...clink on the link on my sidebar.
Our challenge this week was to use rhinestones, eyelets or brads...I went with a brad...yes one single brad.
I decided to paper piece the heart and I love how that turned out.
I participated in Mojo Mondays sketch challenge could do the sketch as a circle or you can tell..I went with the square shape!
Also participated in Fab n' Funky Challenges challenge 8 which was to use a digi image or sentiment...well...Michu and Michula is surely a digi image...a super cute one at that!

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SU! cardstock
SU! ribbon
Paper flowers

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paper store!!

A very good friend of mine has decided to jump into the world of online web sites. She has opened her very first store and is selling these super super cute stamps called Bildmalarna's. They are sooo super cute and she just got her first shipment in which means she is now OPEN for business!
Please stop by the store and take a look at what she has and of can always buy some too!!!
We will be having a blog starting February the DT team will be displaying their work and on Sundays there may be a few challenges!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter 8x8 stamp it out!

Here is the other half of the swap I was in. I also did winter pages too. I love the idea of stamp it out...making one more use for those many many stamps we have!
These were fairly easy....blues, creams, and burgandy. And my stamps...I'm sure you can see the lovely bella and I used an SU! for the background snowflakes.
I did not color my images in because...well...with a cast on my right arm it's hard to color much of anything and doing it well is even harder so I thought it best to leave them as is and the owner could color if they wanted to.
BUT::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::THE CAST IS OFF AS OF TODAY!!!
AND::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Today is my 13 year wedding anniversary!!!
Two great things in one day!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pirates...8x8 stamp it out swap

I am in a swap to "stamp it out". Most of the time we forget about our stamps when we are scrapbooking so this swap was for us to take advantage of our stamps. I used for this set my Changito Pirate set. I used just about every stamp from that set. I used some Martha Stewart ribbon, stickles, liquid pearls, cricut for the tags, and a corner rounder punch, SU! ink, and staz-on ink. Oh, and the paper is from DCWV stack.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Pixie Dust Studios & Cupcake Craft Challenge #74

I decided to do the cupcake craft challenge this week. Super cute sketch. Have you all been over to Pixie Dust Studios? They have some super super cute images over there. This one was FREE...I know we all like some free stuff huh!!! This little girly is called Pixie Pie Catching Hearts. Oh, and they are having a DT call right now too until the 28th I believe!

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SU! cardstock
Pixie Dust Studios digi image
random Ribbon
K&C jewels (hearts and diamond)
copic markers
Making Memories 6x6 Sabrina DP
Martha Stewart circl cutter

Friday, January 15, 2010

Stamping Bella Leslie and Lorie LULU

I just LOVE this fact I love this whole line from Stamping Bella. These two are the cutest gals ever.
You know...Valentines is all about LOVE and most of the time goes to the men in our lives but I like to think that it can also be for any of those in our lives that we love...especially our wonderful BFF's. So I'm dedicating this card to my BFF' know who you are!
Wow...I was able to get several challenges out of this one card...first the wonderful sketch...isn't it's sketch Saturday you still have a few days to play along if you want! Then we have Tuesday Morning Sketches which was to use buttons and bows and then we have AIFactory challenge blog which was to make a Valentines card and use some sort of could be real lace, a lace punch, lacey ribbon...anything I pulled out my Martha Stewart edge punch and did some lace!

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SU! cardstock
DCWV Latte Stack (very lush paper in this stack)
Martha Stewart edge punch
random buttons
SU! ribbon
Sentiment~Scrappy Cats
Basic Grey half pearls
SU~ punch (for sentiment)
Stamping Bella Leslie and Lorie LULU
Copic Markers

Ciao for now,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Softpencil Thursday...A lovely Couple

Wouldn't you agree? A lovely couple? That was this weeks image for's from the new Valentines images. They are toooo cute. This week I also participated in Mojo Monday's sketch challenge since our challenge for softpencil was to use our favorite's my favorite sketch of the day!!! Also while I was at it...I played along with AIFactory challenge which was to emboss.
I did paper piecing on the girl because as you can coloring is just not up to par with my wrist in the cast so the least amount of coloring the better the card....I guess!!!

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SU! cardstock
My Mind's eye DP
Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder
Prima flowers
Glitter brad
Scrappy Cat sentiment
Copic Markers
Softpencil digi image

Caio for now,

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Softpencil...Exciting stuff going on!

Is this new banner cute or what!!! Softpencil is making some changes starting with a new banner...go ahead you can take it and place it on your blog...she'd love that and if you put it on your sidebar she'll send you a free digi just have to let her know you added it.
If you go over to her site you will also see that she is in the process of moving her store from Etsy to her is the link to that. softpencil store
Also...I know...there is more...her new valentines collection is out so you MUST go see it!!
And as always the link to the blog is on the sidebar...the super cute new DT badge!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soft Pencil Thursday

Back to our normal day for posting this week. I love this image from softpencil. So cute...look at those little birds!! This image is called 2cats2birds and can be purchased on the sofpencil site...links are on my sidebar.
Our challenge this week with softpencil was to use the colors olive green, red and ivory/cream...great color combo!
I am also doing this weeks tuesday morning sketches. A very cute and simple sketch this don't have to have a lot going on and that is the kind of sketches I like!
I used all SU! paper for this card...even the DP. Of course the image is a digital image from softpencil, I used Stamping Bella them, copics, stickles and that was it!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Scrapbooking Supplies.....chipboard calendar

So...for the entire month of January My Scrapbooking Supplies is having a challenge with a fabulous give-away. If you go on over there you will see all the details....from today until the 31st of January you can enter to win. Do you want to know what you need to do? Go on over and check it out...but come back so you can finish looking at my blog post!!!

Isn't this totally cute....I made it from chipboard...want to see the whole have to go to My Scrapbooking Supplies to see it ALL.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CCBGC #15 and Sketch Saturday #84

Our challenge for the Crafty Critters was to make a card using buttons and it needed to be a girls in....little girls. So as soon as I saw the sketch for Sketch Saturday I knew it would be perfect with our blog group challenge.
I used Leila always measures up from Stamping Bella...not only does she look adorable but they spelled Leila the same way I spell my daughters name so I just had to have her!
I used some random buttons, SU! ribbon, SU! cs, and a glittery brad. The DP is from a DCWV stack...I then colored with my copics.
Please don't be harsh on my coloring...I put the card together on Sunday and decided I would color it Monday after my doctors appointment...not knowing that they were going to decide I needed a cast on my arm instead of just the brace I was wearing which I was able to take off to do my coloring. Needless to say...coloring is a bit of a challenge with this stupid cast on.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Winner of the blog candy!

Remember I asked you in this post what was missing from my Christmas tree? Well for those of you that answered a tree topper you were right! I didn't have one last year either. Since these are new decorations I just couldn't find anything that matched my theme but next year we will hopefully be in the States so I can find something....I was thinking about a big ribbon bow. We'll see.

So is the Winner...from is.......number 12....Jaspere....congrats!
Happy New Years everyone and I hope you all have a great day....don't eat too much pork and sauercrault (sp)...or is that just my husbands family that does that New Years day?