Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You're Special!

Ha!! Is this not hysterical?? The creature is a stamp from Starving Artistamps & the Sentiment is from A Muse. I received my first order a week or two ago from Starving Artistamps, and let me tell you, I love them. I am going ahead and adding them to my Shopping list on the right side of my blog for ya'll to check them out!!

So, I flocked his hair with Fun Flock and paper pieced the creature with the Fab-uuuuu-lous polka dotted paper that I had in my scraps.
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stamp Storage inspired by an Addict...

Lookie Lookie what Mr. Snarky Pants helped me make!! I was inspired by the fabulous wooden shelf that Dawn (Earlymorning from A Muse Addicts) had her family make for her. Isn't that FAB-U-LOUS??? I love it. Wanted it. Needed it.

But, I knew that if I asked The Keeper of the Power Tools, he would say it was great. And hesitate. Somehow, he does not have the same sense of urgency that I do, in ensuring that the stampin' studio remains organized. So, Mr. Snarky Pants and I came up with this plan, to create organizational bliss, without involving The Keeper of the Power Tools.

The wire shelving is the same stuff from Target that we have built a paper holder in. Those are nothing new around the net...but we built it in a side-by-side model, to fit under the window that is next to my desk. All I have to do is swivel the chair around! Then, we bought the same clear plastic box frames that Dawn used to act as shelves. Warning...in all but the top shelf, they do scrape on the top and bottom...BUT that does not change how well the store stamps! I bought some cabinet knobs from Target (but did not get enuff & keep forgetting to get more...) and had to wait almost 1 month from The Keeper of the Power Tools to drill the holes for me to attach them.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I ♥ Boris!!

Oh, I just can't tell you how much I love Boris. (Boris and his ingrediants are copyright of A Muse Artstamps) He is my man!! Can you believe that I did not have his special ingrediant jars until just last week? Ahhh....It just feels so right.

Hey, he does have a girlfriend, Bernice, listed over at the A Muse site. But, I will pretend that she does not exist. He is MY MAN!! And some newcomer cannot take him away from me. Back off Bernice... I ♥ him.

This tribute to Boris and other Halloween cards are currently for sale in my Etsy shop. I am making more daily, so keep checking back!
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Two More Sheep

Ahh, the love that I have for these Saltbox Studio sheep is not wavering! Aren't they the cutest?

First, there is the sheep jumping over the moon. Heck, who says that the cow should have all of the fun? Well, this little guy reminded me of the Serta Counting Sheep so it just all fit!

The Get Wool Soon sheep, has been glittered, and boy, does he sparkle in real life!

One more sheep to go...this one will be the "Black Sheep"...watch for him soon!!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

AMACWC58 Sweet Scallops

I told you that I would be back soon with another Saltbox Studio Sheep!! I made this over the holiday weekend, and doesn't it work perfectly with the A Muse Addicts challenge to use scallops on a card?

Ha! It is like I am physic! Or...simply addicted to scallops. Or pyscho...

Doesn't matter...

Oh, lemme tell you about how I am coloring the adorable little lamb! I am using mySigno Uniball pen, and coloring in tiny little squiggles. There are teeny bits of the craft paper showing thru - to help give it texture. I am IN LUV with this pen.

The notecard is A Muse paper...flowers were Prima. Ribbon from my stash & the craft paper was by TAC.
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Saltbox Studio Star Sheep

I have finally inked up the Saltbox Studio Sheep!!

I *heart* them!!
Honestly, I had been holding off using them, because I hate when you use clear stamps and they stain. YES - I know that does not affect (or is it effect...) how they stamp. Every bit of me understands that fact.

But, yet, they just aren't so pretty then. And prettiness matters.

But, I finally broke down and bought a bottle of Ultra Clean. Guess what? It DOES work! I know, I have been a little doubter myself... but it works. Ahhh, I feel sooo liberated to use the stamps that I want to use and not let my own shallowness about their prettiness get in the way!


Hey, I have used 3 more of the sheeps in the set, I will post those as soon as I have a chance. There is one sheep to go, and I am still working out the plan in my head...
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