Monday, April 30, 2007

Does Size REALLY matter?

I usually make my cards a standard 4.25 x 5.5 but lately I've been enjoying the 5.5 x 5.5 size. So my challenge for you today is to pick a size of card you do not usually use...or a size you've NEVER tried before...and create! Some examples: 3x6, 4x4, 5.5 x 5.5, 6x6, 8.5 x 5.5...use your imagination!
Don't forget to email me an attachment of your card so i can feature it on my blog!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Let's Get Together!

OMG! I LOVE this new paper from CTMH! It came in my mom's starter kit (which was an amazing bargain, BTW!) and I have used it all up! LOL!
This is for the sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I love doing the sketch challenges even though I haven't done one in a long time.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

So, for something a bit different...

how about I post some cards on this stamping blog? LOL!

These were both made using the paper Rustic Trails and stamp set Hook, Line and Sinker by Close To My Heart.
I heat embossed the word "adventure" and the fishing hat.
I crinkled the brown paper on the "Fishes" card then sanded it, revealling the bits of white.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Here's YOUR stories!

Thanks to all who participated! I enjoyed reading them all!
Barbara's story
Corrina's story
grandmascraps said...

Aunt T said...
How scary is it that I know the exact date I started stamping! September 7, 2002! DS #1 was away at college -4 hrs. from home, DS #2 had just started his freshman yr of college - 16 hrs. from home, and DH was on a 10 day business trip to Arizona and Mexico. I was working from home that week and I was over come by a lonesome feeling! I had previously tried to stopped by a LSS in our town - curious to learn about stamping but it seemed they were never opened. I called one morning and left a message, inquiring about classes and the owner called me right back inviting me to a class that evening! This was the day my addiction began!

Michelle said...
About 7 years ago I bought a scrapbook kit as a Christmas gift for my daughter in law. My best friend was with me, and she bought one for her daughter. Long story short, neither of them ever got the gift...we ended up with them. And that was the beginning of my scrapbooking addiction.
My stamping addiction is WAY worse! It was a spin off from my scrapbooking. Although I don't scrapbook much anymore, I stamp daily!

J's Place said...
I just liked making cards and it started from there. I just started researchin gon the web and now I am a stampin up addict among other things lol.
Jaunice Minor

shuggy said...
I got started in this hobby from my mom about 2 years ago. She used to work for Provo Craft and she got hooked big time. She started collecting crafty things and found a Stampin' Up demo that she became friends with. She started having card parties and I had to go, being the dutiful daughter. Pretty soon, I was getting hooked. Then some girls from work put together a monthly stamp club. The rest is history!!
I've been obsessed ever since!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...
I started stamping in Jan. 2006. We had moved to a new city and I didn't know anyone, but I'd started lurking on the PCMB. I kept reading about Stampin' Up and saw beautiful cards so I looked for a demo in my area, found one, called her. I was her first customer and went to an open house at her home and I was hooked.

And here's MY story!
DH and I were at a country fair and came upon a CM booth. He was totally fascinated with the tools and suggested I buy their starter kit as it was such a good deal! I'd never even heard of scrapbooking before! Later that week, I bought an issue of PaperCrafts magazine. I was so interested in all the embellishments...eyelets, dry embossing, heat embossing! What is all this stuff? At the back of the mag was a list of stores...saw Endless Memories advertised in Ottawa, not far from us. So we drove there and the owner answered ALL my questions, showed me how to dry emboss, heat emboss, set eyelets, etc! We spent a bit of money that night!
Well, the CM system no longer interested me so I sold it all!
A couple months later, I was at a fundraiser and silent auction. I bid on these amazing handcrafted cards and won them! I contacted the creator and she told me about SU! I got a catalogue...the next day I called her up and said I wanted to join SU! That was in Jan. 2005!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Challenge...

Well, so far I've only got one entry...Barbara's. I REALLY want to read how you all got started, so i'm leaving it open untill Monday! So get blogging, everybody! Tell us how you began this hobby, and email me your blog link and I'll post everyone's entries in a special post on Monday!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Check out this cool tool from Chatterbox!

Found this at Alison's Blog! Called a Doodle Genie! (Barb, did'cha see it?)

Today's Challenge!

Yeah, I know, it's been three weeks or so since the last challenge. (Bad Blogger!)
I was browsing the blogs I've been neglecting since I started Chemistry and totally loved this post by Thanh. It got me thinking...I would LOVE to hear all about how everyone got started in stamping/scrapbooking. So my challenge is this: Tell us the story of how YOU started in this deliciously obsissive hobby and post it on your blog. Email me your blog link and I will add all of them to my special post on Thursday!
I can hardly wait to read everyone's entry!

From my Divine Secret Sister!

Over at Splitcoaststampers I joined the Divine Secret Sisters. From January to March, I sent my secret sis (my little sis) handmade cards and gifts and a BIG gift at the end with all my "reveal" info with it. My secret sis (my big sis) did the same for me! Here is what she sent me for my reveal gift!

I love it all! Thank you so much to Sue Rylko, my Big Sis!

My CTMH order!

Last month was "buy 2 get 1 free" month for CTMH and I took advantage! Here's what I got!

-Cobblestone Alpha
-Boutique Alpha
-Flyin' High
-Heritage Caps
-Hook, Line and Sinker...FREE
-Heritage numbers
-Rustic Flowers (SOTM)...FREE
Hostess Bennies:
-Rustic Trails level 2 paper pack...FREE
-Rough'N'Tumble level 2 paper pack...FREE

Saturday, April 7, 2007

My stupid moment.

I've been on the planet for 36 years. You'd think I'd have learned a few things.
I'm making soup. It's time for me to get the soup from the pot to my bowl. Use a ladle, you say? HAHA! Not me...why wash a ladle when I can just POUR my soup into my bowl! Oh...I'd better do it over the sink as to not make a mess! (see, I'm using my experience here). Oh,'d think experience would have taught me that pouring hot soup into a bowl while HOLDING the bowl will BURN my hand! You'd think...
So my hand hurts.
Next time, I'll use the ladle.

Ever heard of Webkinz?

Chances are, if you've got kids over 7 years of age, then you've heard of Webkinz. Check out their site here.
The jist of it is this: You buy a Webkinz plush toy from a specialty store (if you can find any!), use the "secret code" to adopt the pet, then play trivia games and other games to earn "kinzcash" to use to buy furniture for your room, buy other rooms, buy food and clothing for your pet, etc...! Some of the stuff you buy is intereactive...the stove/sandwich maker/blender/BBQ actually allow you to make food by combining recipes. You can bathe your pet in the bathtub. You can buy games such as card games (Go Fish), air hockey table, board games that your pet can play. It is actually really fun. And addictive.
The pets themselves are inexpensive...11.99 (CDN).