Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring Fever

We're supposed to get a pile of snow today but I still have Spring Fever..I am itching to change things up in the house. I'm trying to decide what i can do that won't cost much but will actually have an impact....paint is cheap but it is such a huge job-the only room that needs painted is my bedroom and it is so big it will take a few gallons. I found the bedding I want on am hoping it is more grey than brown-of course it isn't available in the store to look at I'd have to order it but it returnable to the store if I don't like the color. But I can't really do anything else til I order the darn thing!Maybe when we get our tax return?
Ok so I still need to do something to satisfy the urge to decorate!! I wonder if just Spring cleaning and rearranging some shelves will placate me?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yard Sale stamps

See at the top of the page where is says Yard Sale stamps for sale?? Click that tab and it will take you to another page where I am listing stamps for sale CHEAP...some are used,some are brand new...I will be adding many many more so check back often! I'd say i have roughly 150 to sell..I just have to make room for more(LOL). I will accept Paypal or if you live locally I can accept a check or cash. If you need items shipped I will be sure to give the lowest cost for shipping I can, of course you are always welcome to stop and pick stuff up too. If there is enough interest I may be adding some ink pads,papers and other supplies.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday Wonder....

Lookie here...

I am being featured on the Society of Stamp & Scrap-aholics Blog as this weeks Wednesday Wonder! What an honor-thanks Deb!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Twice in one day???

I'm on a roll weird?
The top card is a full 8.5X11 piece of card stock folded in half..I used a Glimmer Screen to mask off the tree shape,sprayed it with Lettuce Colorwash and a light spritz of Clear gold Glimmer Mist and a bit of Goldleaf Marker that I "splatted"-yes that is a technical term which means I simply pumped the tip a few times to get it all juicy then whacked it across a paintbrush handle to make it splatter. The sentiment is old PSX stamp I found on it. Added some freshness with the Black and White patterned paper edge and punched butterflies.
The 2nd card uses Flower Soft-this stuff is so strange..look at the close up...little bits of shredded plastic I guess? But it's fun to work with-I used a stamp from Paper Inspirations,inked it up with Adirondack Current,Eggplant and Stream-spritzed it with water and stamped it three times. I used a Glue marker and dabbed it randomly around the flower and dumped some Flower Soft on it-tapped it down and shook off the excess(over scrap paper so i could dump it back in the jar). the sentiment is Stampendous.

Spray Inks

Playing with spray inks this morning...the first card is my favorite...I used Glimmer Mist in Pinecone and Oriental Poppy for the background then used Adirondack inks on the stamp( I believe it was Currant and Stream with a little Ginger, ink up the stamp randomly then give it a quick spritz of water to blend the colors before stamping) The Queen Anne's Lace stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.
The 2nd card uses a heavier dose of inks on the background-but first I stamped and embossed in CLEAR the Dill stamp from Hero Arts a few times. Sprayed the inks over top then dried it,laid a piece of copy paper over it and used an iron to pull the embossing powder off of the card(it absorbs into the copy paper)-then I used the stamp to stamp in black over top. The spray inks used here were Glimmer Mist in Pinecone,Oriental Poppy and a Lapis Lazuli Blue from Lindy's Stampgang.
The 3rd card used spray from Lindy's Stampgang-Landlubber Green I believe and the Glimmer Mist Pinecone-after that dried I stamped an old Hero Arts heart background with Adirondack Ginger ink. The stamps are from Inkadinkado and are stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I added high lights with a white gel pen.
Added some new stuff to the Ebay store yesterday...some Webster's Pages,some Basic Grey, some Glimmer Mist and some Stampington stamps...use the link in the sidebar to go check it out!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just a couple of things I've been messing around with, playing with Alphabet stamps,sequins, watercolors,and even the sewing machine to do do a little MESSY STITCHING-I love ragged lines and stray threads.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cuz I FELT like it...

I've taken a little foray into needle felting...oh's a bit addictive! My friend Carolyn got me started.....the top piece is a pendant(I need to find a chain or something for it- he hemp isn't doing it for me) and the 2nd piece is a awesome! I'm sure you'll see many more pieces in coming days-and maybe some for sale??

Monday, February 1, 2010


January flew by...even though there were a few days there that kind of dragged when we were buried under 1000 feet of snow...we made it through. Now February-I have a love/hate relationship with this month. Its my birthday month but after 40 you kind of don't want to celebrate any's also my youngest daughters birth month,she will be 17 ( i cannot even wrap my head around that one)-she is about to finish up her Junior year in Cyber School and has already started on her Senior schedule. She has a job at McD's and is doing really well-I am just so proud of her. So back to February.....even though I should feel joyful about the days to celebrate I always feel like this month is the hardest to get through, the weather is so dismal,there are no signs of Spring yet, Valentine's Day is just a big disappointment every year...if I had the $$ I would skip town for the whole darn month.
So what are we gonna do about this?? If you were a reader last year you may remember I did a month of art tags(the photos are still on my Flickr account-link over to the left) so i think I need to do something similar this year. Not tags though-I am interested in white space right now so i think I will tear some watercolor paper into manageable pieces and do some small QUOTE SCRAPS...I have one in progress now-hopefully I can post it by the end of the day.