Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Two times in one week! WOW- getting to be a real Blogger here. On my last post I mentioned buying a Teresa Collins Stamp Making Machine and Spectrum Noir markers. Well they came in. The markers were an instant hit with me cause I love to color. I don't do it well but I love to color. I look forward to working with them.
The stamp machine is not such a big hit...I think once I get the hang of it, it will be OK but it will sure eat up a lot of ink from my printer. Over all I think if I can find a stamp, I'll buy it verse make it. The machine will come in handy I guess for those type stamps you wished you had but do not exist. We will see.

One of the things I like to do with my paper crafting is mix and match files and ideas. Most of the time the experiment is not successful but success is not the purpose..its the fun of doing it. Recently, I took two files that I got from SVGcuts.com- Breezy Backyard Lever cards and Iris Fold Cards and made a thank you card for my hubby. It is a Western theme and is a play on the song "You are My Sunshine". The paper I used was "the Naturals " from DCWV. I liked the paper so much I bought two pads of it and have used it on several "guy" projects.

Well off to the land of "couch". My uptime has been long enough and its time to prop the old foot up and do a little reading. I am currently reading Alexander Ivy's latest Guardians of Eternity series - "Bound by Darkness". It is one of the many books I got to purchase with the B&N gift card I got from my wonderful co-workers as a get well soon gift. I would show you the Thank You card I made them but I sent it to them before I took a picture. Oh well...
Have a great day and be at peace.

Friday, May 4, 2012

As you can tell I haven't been doing very well with keeping up on my Blog. Just seems to be so many things going on and of course never enough time.  Since my last post several things have happened.
  1. I had extensive surgery on my left foot that has set me back a bit. Not only did the surgery curtail my mobility it pretty much stopped my crafting for awhile.  
  2. I WON some wonderful stamps for Mother's Day and Father's Day made by ShabbyChic.com in a contest held by SVGATTIC.com.
  3. I bought some Spectrum Noir markers from ConsumerCrafts.com  so that I can color my new stamps that I won and the stamps that I am going to try and make using the Teresa Collins Stamp Making Kit I bought from Amazon.com. I'm waiting on delivery so when they come we will see what I can post.
Being home with nothing to do but surf on an IPAD can be expensive! LOL

I was able to make a few Cards while having my foot up with elements I cut out before surgery.

My first attempt at stamping turned out OK. I used one of the Mother's Day stamps I won on a card made from the Welcome Spring File from SVGATTIC.com. I don't have anyone to send it to but it was fun making it and I got to play with my new stamps.

I was also able to make a little note card I am sending to a friend of mine using the Tent Card file ,the Mad Tea Party file and the 3D Spring Flower File  also from SVGAttic.com. The sentiment is all my own! Coming up with corny sayings is fun and one reason I wanted the stamp making kit.

Well I guess this enough babble for one day. Hopefully I can do better at blogging as my foot begins to heal.
See Ya soon!