Friday, January 27, 2012

Have you seen the Ribbon Carousel?

I just saw it on their Facebook and Blog ...WOW, it's gorgeous! They're also giving one away!
Just look at this:

Woohoo! Ordered the Spinner Rack for my blending tools!

Blitsy's new sale is up, I ordered the Spinner Rack for my ink blending tools, some Adirondack Paint Dabbers and some Petaloo Flowers!!  Love Blitsy Sales!!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spellbinders Die storage Album-Anything but a card!

Happy Saturday Everyone! This week the Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is "Anything but a Card" and this is what I created for that Challenge.
My newest addiction is Spellbinders Dies. I bought my first one a couple of weeks ago and love it! I'm now up to 3 sets and decided to make an album to store them in.  I cut thick 12x12 chipboard into 12x6 strips for the covers, covered them with Tim Holtz luscious Shabby Papers, took different sheets from his Shabby Stash and folded each sheet in half length wise to create my pages. I then cut strips of magnetic sheeting with my xyron and adhered them to the pages. Inside the front cover I created a pocket to hold the labels for each die set until I know by heart which sets I have. I decorated the front cover with some Say it with Pearls bling by Prima, and finished it off with some of my favorite Tim Holtz metal embellishments. I used Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners and a hinge cut from Grungeboard using Tim's Hardware findings Die for the Album closure.

and here's a view inside the front cover:
Thank you for looking!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I made this Valentine's Card for my Sister (hoping to get ahead of the game for this year's Holidays).  I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Red Letter" Challenge.
My Sister isn't crazy about busy or cluttered cards so I tried to keep this simple.

The Products I used are:

Textured Red Cardstock, Beige Seambinding, Beige Half Pearl from my Stash

Thank you for looking!


Over on the Simon Says Stamps Challenge Blog we were asked "Spots and/or Stripes".  I love both but chose to work with stripes for this project, patterned stripes to be exact :-)
I made this Mini Legal Pad Holder for a friend of mine using K&Co Patterned Paper from the Life's Journey 12x12 Paper Pad, Solid Cardstock from the Recollections Signature Cardstock "Holiday" 12x12 Pad, Spellbinders Labels Nineteen Dies, Basic Grey Half Pearls and a Petaloo Flower. 
Thanks for looking!

I'm also entering this into the following Challenge:

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Graphic 45 is having a January Hero Challenge.  I did this layout of my Grandpa who insisted he wasn't a Hero, but a Service Man.

The Graphic 45 Products I used are Papers and Tags from:
A  Proper Gentleman, Comunique, Steampunk Debutante,Once Upon a Springtime.

Also used: Twine, Hinge from my Stash, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ribbon from my stash, Copper Perfect Pearls Mist.

Tim Holtz Distress Stains only 2.99 each!!

Blitsy has Tim's Distess Stains on sale for $2.99!
Blitsy Online Store

Friday, January 6, 2012

Got my Blitsy order today!

On tuesday I ordered the Spellbinders Banners Die set and a La Blanche Vintage Stamp from Blitsy. They arrived today. I've never seen the La Blanche stamps before and oh my what a gorgeous stamp!  This is my second Spellbinder Die set, I ordered a set 2 weeks ago and love it so just had to get another..yikes I see another addiction forming here LOL    Blitsy puts up 3 different sales a week, today is a new sale and I see that they have 7 Gypsy Stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and Glitter Glaze, Color Box Inks and Refills as well as Cutters and Acrylic Blocks. Check them out, Membership is free!

Happy Birthday Tim Holtz!

How wonderful of Linda over at L3 Studios Blog to make this week's Challenge all about Sir Tim Holtz and his Birthday!  Tim brings so much joy into the lives of us crafters with his Techniques and Tutorials, his fabulous products, his generosity and his special personality. It's only fitting that we show him how much we love him by sending him a handmade card for his special day.  I created this card using Club Scrap Cardstock, Paper from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash, Tim's Tattered Banners Die, Tim's Gadget Gear Die, Tim's Vintage Lace Die, Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge, Pine Needles, Iced Spruce and Aged Mahogany, Perfect Pearls Mist in Copper, Tim's 3 Gentlemen from his Visual Artistry Rubber Stamp set and some Martha Stewart Glitter.
 Thank you for looking!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blitsy's Big Sale is almost over!

Have you gone to Blitsy yet? Membership is free, they upload new deals three times a week and boy do they have some deals! Right now until Jan.3rd they have up to 60% off on Tim Holtz, Ranger, Spellbinders, ATG Guns , Paper packs, LaBlance Stamps and a bunch more stuff!
Check it out! Blitsy