Tuesday, May 27, 2008

As clean as it gets

Let me make a disclaimer first. A couple of disclaimers.
1) I am not a photographer.
2) I have yet to learn how to make fancy borders around my pix and not scrunch them all together.
3) Yes, I have a lot of stamps. And paper. And punches. And.

As my MIL put it today "Oh dear, you must have at least $10,ooo dollars in here (stamp room). This is where I probably (or at least should have) turned beet red. Nope. I've been at it for 22 years now, and a quick calculations tells me that's ..... $454/year ($37.88/month). Saying her figure is accurate. If you ask me, that's not so shabby! I could spend a lot more on therapy. Right? Who's with me here???

Ah, all is well. I've come to the conclusion that I purposely keep my stamp room in disarray to ward of on-lookers and would-be judges. After all, if my room is "too messy to show" I don't go through possible ridicule at my hobby (ok, obession!) I KNOW I spend money on stamps and stuff. I'm OK with that. Will I ever use it all? Probably not. But it sure is fun having all these goodies at my finger-tips just waiting to be played with.

Now off to clutter up this place, it's too clean.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Yep, that's what my stamp room looks like right now. Ugh! I can't bear to be in there (thus no card to upload with this post.) I did get some neat new baskets to help in the organizational process. And, I am motivated to tidy up since I'll be having stamp class next weekend. Yikes! So what am I doing? What my good friend Molly would tell me- procrastinating! Clearly I have not read much of David Allen's "Getting Things Done" yet. It is on the list of things to do.

Now to the main reason of this cardless post. I'm going public! I'll be teaching my first public stamping class at The Crafter's Studio August 30th. We'll be making cards, lots of cards. For seasoned stampers you'll be able to complete all 10 cards. Beginning stampers will be able to finish at least 5. I'll also have a 3D project for anyone who finishes early.

To register contact me via email or phone. Check out the calender below for more details.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Preview for Fall/Winter IBC-

Here's a sneak peak at my first card using the new stamp set Fresh Cut Stamp (available for special order June 1st-June 30th.) *Love* the flowers- along with the elegant font- sweet!

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Lavendar Lace, Versamark, StazOn Black,
Extras: Paper Piercing, paper piecing, direct to paper, ribbon layering, sponging.

***Don't forget to check out the calendar for dates of upcoming classes. May 31st we will focus on rub-ons. If you haven't signed up yet- hurry! You must pre-register for this class (3 days left) for supplies to be ordered. Cut off date to register will be May 23, 2008. ***

Off to bed- will try to post some more samples of the Fresh Cut set later this week.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Color deficient ramblings

As many of you know, I openly joke about being color blind. It's not a big deal to me since it isn't something that I chose, or something that I've ever missed. "My colors" have always been the same. I've never seen your colors. Gee, I don't even know if your colors exist, lol.

I was surfing around the web today (working, really!) and ran across a neat site that others- colorful people- would enjoy. People like to play the "What color is this?" game with me once they learn about my deficient rods and cones. Why don't you go see what I see? And, yes. All those pictures pretty much look exactly the same to me.

Here is where you can see what your website looks to me. This can be a valuable tool to some of you webmasters. Let me tell you, more than a couple sites I've been to are more than challenging to read. Color Vision Testing has a lot of useful links and tests.

Happy day,