Friday, September 26, 2008


i just realized a theme... when i like something, i really like it... like i'm obsessed with it. seriously... it's a problem.
for example, i saw this doodlebug paper in a magazine... flocked damask (!!!)... and i didn't care if we were going to get it at work... i wasn't going to wait. so i ordered it online within a week. and thank goodness i did because we aren't carrying it. sheesh;)
i knew when i saw it that i would use it for decoration in lily's room. her bedset is black and white damask, so i thought the pop of hot pink would look awesome. and it does;) i had bought the large mdf letter from work (50% off) and wanted to do something with it for her room and then i see this paper and it was fate. hahaha. scrapbookers are crazy, did i ever tell you?
anyway... i think this looks good on her wall. i still have a frame set to decorate too for the wall, so look out for that coming soon.

supplies used:
mdf letter: ek success; l
paper: doodlebug; flocked bubblegum, archiver's; black linen, paper co.; metallic silver cover
crystals: mark richards; 3mm black, large clear, ek success; precious finds black gems
ink: colorbox; charcoal
paint: making memories; asphalt
adhesive: mod podge, pop dots
punches: fiskars; oopsie daisy extra large, large
other: ribbon

turtle card

this was a thank you card for my friend kelly who i have mentioned before. she helped me immensely with the baby shower and she loves turtles, so even though i didn't know what it was going to be when i was making it, i knew at the end! my mother-in-law was in town and had her cricut expression with her and she was kind enough to let me play with it one night (my first time really using one). geez louise- i now have an itching for one, but the baybee must come first! right? right! :)

supplies used:
cardstock: bazzil, archiver's
diecut machine: cricut expression; walk in my garden cartridge
ink: colorbox; chestnut roan
pen: sakura glaze pen; black
clear acrylic: grafix; clear craft plastic
other: staples

just wanted to say...

this was the thank you card for the wedding gifts we received. i am obsessed with using the clear acrylic on anything... i think it is a nice surprise for those who aren't in scrapbooking/card making when they receive it in the mail. i mean, a clear card?!?! whodathunkit?

supplies used:
paper: my minds eye; 29th street market summer dress/blue sash
die cut: my minds eye; 29th street market fresh "beauty" flower
clear acrylic: grafix; clear craft plastic
stamp: hero arts; just wanted
ribbon: maya arts
cardstock: archiver's; jungle
ink: versa color ink; black
adhesive: tombo; vellum, wonder tape
other: staples

new stuff coming up!

so, just a forewarning... there will be quite a few new crafty posts after this one. i am finally getting around to editing photos of things i've made recently. so look forward to this blog actually getting some attention!
in other news, johnny and i did in fact get married... on july 10th to be exact. i am a thoroughly blessed little lady. and in baby news, we had the baby shower at my work, archiver's, which was a scrapbooking baby shower... a lot of fun i must add and lily's room is coming together quite nicely. i am definitely feeling the nesting bit of this pregnancy. it's hard to think that we are 21+/- days from finally meeting our little one! i am excited. and honestly, if she wants to come sooner, i won't mind;)
i hope all are well!