Sunday, October 26, 2008

Working again and it feels good!

I am excited because I have sold my mini album! I am planning on putting several other items on Ebay in the next few days. I have been really busy getting some ideas down and I have a wonderful idea for a year in review 9x9 calendar album (using the MM spiral albums) but it is going to be a long process. I am hoping that it will come together nicely, but it always seems to. I have been working on Christmas cards for an order that a customer sent me. And I was at my local scrapbook store looking for pp that would work wonderfully with the Vixen reindeer heads that I made, and while there I showed them to one of the ladies there...and of course she wanted some. And she suggested that I put those on of course I thought about it and decided that maybe I should. And so I are what they looked like.

They are made using bazzill cardstock, felt for the hats, stickles, googly eyes, and tiny tiny pom poms for the nose. And of course as with my other diecuts I like them to be sturdy so I put them on chipboard. It took me make these little buggers! But I really do love how they turned out...I might even do these for a little while. Or even on my own Christmas cards.

And also I made this great Thanksgiving page that I made how I used patterened papers that I just got from the CKC-St.Paul. Speeking of that...oh well I won't talk about that whole experience. I just now know what it's like to volunteer I won't have do that again. LOL! But here is the page

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Be thankful everyday mini's done!

The album that I have been working on for the last month is finally done. I really do love the finished project! I really do...

So here are just a few of the pics of the 20 completed pages. There are tons of patterned papers used, hidden journaling, pull out tags, stamped images, diecuts, glitter, embossed pages and more.... Oh and did I mention the tons of ribbons that I have on is really a great album for displaying fall family photos. I can even see it being used with Thanksgiving decorations...

You can check out my auction of this item here

And since I am doing my post this am...I just had to show the cards that I made also this weekend. They are cute...I had not used the penguin diecut for my own personal cards but I finally decided that instead of using it to make diecuts to sell; I could also use it to make some really cute here are those too!

Oh had to come here and add that I counted most of my stamps...and I couldn't believe that I have over 756 stamps and that doesn't included me counting invidual stamps in certain sets like AL calendar stamp, Monthly calendar stamps or even alphabet stamps...but I have a ton of them in my small space and it doesn't even seem like that many are in those 77 cd cases...but so far this move to putting in them in cd cases in themed sets was one of the best moves I have made in organizing my space. It has been over a year since I unmounted my wood stamps, went on the hunt for cd cases (including having my hubby bring some home from work) and I haven't once changed this around.

As fellow scrappers know organization is often a huge part of being a scrapbooker but this one storage method has eliminated the chaos that once was my stamp selection. So if you are looking for a better method and this option seems like it might work...I say go on and do it!! This helped me out alot...and now I stamp so much because it doesn't take forever to find a stamp like it had once before...

Monday, October 13, 2008

I need cards!!!

I am so going to be making cards for the next few weeks! I went to grab one for a birthday party for one of Vele's co-workers daughter and realized that we didn't really have a girl themed birthday card. I was so shocked because at one time I was overflowing with girl themed cards and there wasn't anyone to give them too...but since LeiLani's birth we have been to so many girl birthday parties and such... So I will be making cards like a mad woman when I get some free time.

But I did get an hour this past weekend to go to my craft space. It's so nice because I usually don't watch tv so while the kids are playing the game on the weekends and Vele is usually on the computer, I am with the kids in the basement and I am scrapbooking. I love that my space is in the family room because I am not away from them. And they can join in. But this weekend I made a few cards to have on hand for birthday parties...and here are the few cards I made using my Archiver's exclusive QK's amazing that when I first got these dies I thought that I would just sell them, but now I really like them! I can see using them on several types of pages and cards.

I used a bunch of different dies that I had and stamps. The little hat of the animals are an actual stamped image and then I cut it out and backed it with chipboard so that it was bold enough for the actual die. All the animals are backed with chipboard also. I used all products from my stash, nothing here is new!