Friday, August 28, 2009

August Cards

These are two cards made from the Lilly at the Beach stamp set (check out all the cute Lilly and Billy stamps at Both images were colored with Stampin Up water color pencils and blender pens.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My stamp convention haul

This is one of my happiest purchases. I wanted a new way to store my Tombow markers and found this holder. I decided to use some S hooks with an Ikea Bygel Rail and basket. It hangs flat against the wall and is just perfect.

This is the upclose of how I used the S hooks.

What the heck, one more shot.

This is the batch of stamps I bought from Northwoods. These people were so nice. I had my 11 year old daugher with me and the gentleman working the booth struck up a conversation wtih her, to encourage her to get her creativity, he had her go pick out any stamp she wanted. She pick out the cutest halloween window stamp. I've been told by her that it is her's and her's alone. lol

If you like these stamps or would like to see what else they have to offer, please visit their site at If you can't find them at your local stamp/craft store, you can order from them directly.

Monday, August 10, 2009

First trip to the Sharonville, Ohio stamp convention

What a wonderful weekend. Who knew there could be so much stuff, in one location, just for rubber stampers (and acrylic too!) I found some great new stamp companies that I'd like to invest in as well as my favorite, Northwoods.

If you have not used a Northwoods stamps, you don't know what you are missing. Their images are beautiful and their sample boards and galleries are top notch. I really like this company as they are the friendliest, most generous people you will ever meet. If you can, take a look at their website at: . They currently do not have an online store, but that will be up and running in the next month or so, so be sure to check back. I spent most of my convention budget with them and it was so worth it.

A stamp company that I'd not heard of was Inky Antics They have some really darling, as well as humorous stamps. You can find something for any occasion with Inky Antics.

I also loved the stamp sets from Starving Artistamps
If I had more money budgeted they had a funny Witch Trio stamp set that I loved.

Judikins was another booth that was a must see and a class I was able to attend. Their embossing work is amazing on the sample boards they had and in the classes they taught. I sat in a class taught by Judy Wantanabe and she demoed Mica Glaze, Diamond Glaze, braying techniques, and embossing techniques. Oh what fun I could have if I had all the craft money in the world! Judikins website is Judy has some tutorial videos under the projects tab.

This was definitely the place to be to find all the stuff that I see in magazines but never can find at my LCS. I've never seen so many different colors of embossing powders, alcohol inks, micro beads, flock, flower soft etc. I was even lucky enough to pick up my first Copic markers to play with, and I was able to fill in some of my missing Tombow water color markers.

I can't wait until next year!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crazy wonderful blog candy giveaway!!!!

Malisa from the Cricut Message board is giving away some crazy wonderful blog candy. Go check her blog at She has really cute projects with great instructions on her site as well, so please check it out.

Tuesday Challenge

Well, Robyn did it! She reached ONE MILLION hits on her blog and is celebrating with challenges and giveaways this week. Please join us at and partake in the challenges and giveaways.

Her first challenge was to use something that you have not used in a long while. I picked one of the very first stamp sets I earned or bought from Stampin Up. The stamp set is Sweet of You. This stamp set led me to purchase water color pencils and blender pens and I have been out of control ever since!