Sunday, March 25, 2012

Joann's Haul

Last weekend I went to Joann's and was able to snag some of the .97 clearance stamps.  I found 10 different sets and also used a 20% off total purchase coupon.  Ten sets for 8.00--score!!

Today I went back to Joann's because I had a 25% off total purchase and couldn't let it go to waste.  I found several punches and a couple of spellbinders on clearance.

I got a combo border/corner punch..lace and lattice for 4.97, two border punches...scalloped daisy and all-a-fleur for 3.97 each, a squeeze punch..loves me/loves me not  and a butterfly lever punch both for 2.97.  I found another stamp set that I missed seeing last week and they were still .97.

The Spellbinders were the Labels Two and the Lg. Octagon set.  These were on clearance for 5.97.  I also picked up some cardstock that was on sale for 1.99 each.  So I got all this for roughly 28.00 plus tax.  Maybe I can find some time during this week off to play with my new toys! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIF---plus new stamps and a card I made

TGIF---I am so thankful today is Friday and next week is our spring break at school.  After spring break the time will fly until summer....WooHoo!!  I love my job but I also love being able to get some much needed R&R.

On to the card.  I put this together last night using Amy R as my inspiration.  Her blog is called Paper Prairie and Ink and I love the way she puts her cards together.  I used a tree stamp from Stampendous, some BG paper from the Pyrus collection and just some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby.

I used Bic Mark-its to color the tree.  I really want some copics but just can't justify the cost at this time.  Maybe down the road. 

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another Card Kit--Basic Grey

Back again with another Basic Grey Card Kit.  I put this one together over this past weekend.  I thought these cards turned out cute. 

I inked all the edges in Colorbox chalk ink...Chestnut Roan.  I also tweaked a couple of the cards just a little, made them more to my liking.  So, two kits down and two more to go.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Peachy Cheap Big Bag of Scrap

So last week Peachycheap offered a grab bag for 29.00.  I hesistated for a few minutes over this deal and then decided hey, why not?  Here is what I received.

In this picture I got an American Crafts album with a "baby kit" to go with it.  It included stickers, letter stickers, foam die cuts and some Flair buttons.  I also got some Petaloo Dazzlers, some BG glazed brads that I know are from a Christmas collection, but not sure which one.   I got some BG micro mono letters, some Cosmo Cricket glittered chipboard letters and some Kaiser craft Fozz Font letters.  I love these, they are felt and a very pretty pink.

In this picture I got some 7 Gypsies rub-ons.  They are from the Hudson Valley collection.  I got the letters and journal rub-ons and I also got some frames and tags stickers of that same collection.  From Sassafras I got some cardstock stickers, some button blossoms and 2 pkgs of Felties--Under the Sea and Party time.  From Petaloo I got some stitched felties letters, some blue rhinestones from Kaiser and some BG clear stamps--Shield.

In this last photo I got the Fancy Pants 'Dancing Girl' Mega kit.   A pkg. of BG chipboard stickers--Euphoria.  Crate Paper rub-ons in the Brook Collection.  Some Fancy Pants buttons--Oct. 31.  Some American Crafts 'Thanks' stamps and some Flair badges--Beauty.

I am pleased with my purchase.  I wished I could have gotten a different kit from the one I received...I do have two girls but neither one took dance.  I can still use 90% of the stuff in this kit for other things though.  So all in all....I got 21 seperate items plus the Baby Album kit  plus the Dancing Girl mega kit.  I think I got my moneys worth and would order a grag bag again. :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Basic Grey Card Kits

Two or three months ago I read where lots of people were getting the Basic Grey card kits at Ross.  We just got a Ross last year, Yay!! so I drove over to see if I could find some.  They only had 4 so I bought those and these are the first ones I made.  It is from the Pyrus collection and I must admit I did not like these when I saw the package but bought them anyway because hey, its Basic Grey....can't go wrong with that.  After I started working on them, I love them.

The other three collections I got were Life of the Party, Max and Whiskers and Hopscotch.  As I get them put together I will post pics.  Happy Scrapping!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Month....New Scraproom

What have I been doing for these last six weeks?  My husband and I have re-done my scraproom and I just love it.  It is in the basement and had wood paneled walls on three sides and just a block wall on the fourth.  It really was hideous.  He has told me for several years that if I would clean it out he would sheetrock the walls for me.  Well here is what I was up against.

Lots of clutter and insanity.  There was actually more than you see in these photos, I didn't take before pics but had these from a few years ago.  I had acquired much more than just what you see here.  I finally decided it was time to get this over with so I brought home many boxes from work and began the tedious task of boxing up all my stuff.  We cleaned out the room and began the re-model.

My sweet husband added some plugs to my room...I went from having two to seven.  After the sheetrock was up and mudded and sanded I got to paint.  I chose Robins Egg Blue for my color.

I love this is such a bright and happy color.  Then began the chore of moving everything back in.  It took me two weeks to unpack everything and find a place for it.  I still have a few minor things to work on to get it just the way I want it.

I still need to hang some shelves on the wall for my wood mounted stamps and bring my sewing machine back in.  I just love it now....sometimes I go down there and just sit at my desk and look around.  I know,  just call me a nerd....LOL.  Now that this is near completion, maybe I can get my mojo back and get caught up on my scrapbooks.