Creative Fun

Well Saturday was a full day of creative FUN @ two local scrapbooking stores for a friend and I.

We had both signed up for a FREE card making class during a grand reopening for a new location of one of the shops.  Then we later discovered a shop just around the corner was offering hour long classes the same day so decided to make a day of it and sign up for a bunch.

We started the day @ one class and made stenciled tags:

Second we hopped over to the shop for an hour spent putting together some simple kit cards:

I still have a HUGE package of pre-scored cards, envelopes, printed chipboard die cuts, colored printed punch out embellishment pieces, package of rub-ons & more.

This is just a sampling of what I have left:

Back to the first shop of the day we started our third workshop we played with resist techniques:

The final workshop was making a variety of paper flowers:

This was a full day of activities and when I got home I was like a kid who was over stimulated and overtired.  Not much good for anything else but kick'n back and relaxing to rewind and feel back to normal. 

Now the morning after I am rewound LOL...and reflecting on what techniques I will work with as I write this post to share pics of my finished techniques and card samples.  : )

Father's Day OWL Card

OMG...I was sO excited to find this La Blanche stamp @ my local scrapbooking shop yesterday.  I have only wanted it for like - forever.  LOL  ; ) 

A good friend gave me a gift certificate for this same scrapbooking shop for my Bday a couple weeks ago and I planned to save it for a 'waterfall sale' so I could for once buy lots and save lots. 

Well I ended up using the certificate to buy this stamp because they only had one and I had waited sOOO long for one and didn't want to pass it up for fear it would be another long, long time before I might find it again. 

So glad I bought it. Right after buying my stamp the ideas started to flow and I even woke up early with ideas running around my little brain.  LOL 

So off I went bright and early to try a few things with my new stamp.  I will show you lots in the future, but for now I will share this card I made for hubby for Father's Day: )

I used a piece of black cardstock for the base of the card and instead of a regular card fold I folded over both sides to anchor the card to sit. 

For the focal point I stamped the owl image onto a golden brown cardstock with black ink.  Easy peasy. 

For the sides of the card I ran it through my cuttlebug with and embossing folder.  'Ascension' by Couture creations.  I only use the bottom half that had the gears.  I inked the raised gears with a bronze metalic ink bought @ a dollar store - worked brilliantly. 

I used a top note and a cute little label die by 'Nellie Snellen' and gifted to me for my Bday by my dear friend Maria ; ) - to cut a tiny label for the top note.  These dies are FAB

(I played with them last night and cut a bunch of them - they were easy peasy to use and all the little bits took care of themselves, so it went super fast.)  YAY I love that about them!  : ) 

I hand penned DAD on the little Nellie Snellen label and attached it to the top note with tiny creamy white brads and adhered it to the back of the card with double sided tape.

I love the results! 

This OWL is sO cOOl...
stay tuned for more ideas using this owl stamp.


Well... yesterday was a BIG day...
it was one of the biggest destash garage sales of the year. 
The stars must have been in alignment because hubby actualy had the day off too.  LOL  That meant he could come with me and help me find some treasures.  He's a very good scout for me and knows my style and likes pretty well.  Never fails he always seems to find something for himself too - BONUS!  : ) 


That's ME doin' the happy dance!

Hubby and I got an early start & left without breakie even just to be there as it was starting @ 10:30 am.  The tables were already buzzing with 'early bird' shoppers scoring deals.  Hubby and I had our duplicate lists in hand and parted to scour the tables and see what we could find. 

Not too shabby... 

Hubby found a couple of items for himself as looked for things for me too. 

I tried to be a 'good girl' and stick to a budget or @ least within reason of our budget.  LOL 

I think my hubby was impressed that my large tote only had 3 little things in it by the time we met @ the half way point of the tables to show each other what we had found so far.  I found... one  House Mouse stamp and a couple of  SU sentiment stamps by then.  Hubby found an air vac for the computer for $1. so he can clear out any crumbs he might be accused of.   LOL 

In the end I found...

 a pack of
papers that were on my list.  I didn't pay the $8. on the pad.  I did pay $8. for the pad plus two sets of TIM HOLTZ metal feet for the corners of altered boxes.  I was just looking @ a pack of four the day before in a shop for 6.99.  So the $8 for two sets of feet ( 8 feet in total enough to do two altered boxes ) and the paper was definately a  SCORE!  : )







12 X 12 SINGLE SHEETS = $1.20

I was really after the tiny Christmas sentiment
 'Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!' and the teeny tiny camera in the pack of Studio G pack and the Daisy bucket - 'Peace , Joy & Love to You'  The others were included and bundled in the price.


I had to buy the HOUSE MOUSE stamp LOL  $3. and the damask allover large stamp measures about 6" so will be very useful for cards journaling pages & so much more... Love it!
I really like HIEDE SWAPP clear stamps.  Now I'm kicking myself for not buying more - even ones I have already just to pass them on to a friend or use in a prize package.  Most of what I buy is brand new still in the package and never used.  : )



woot woot !!