Years ago when I was a full-time scrapbooker, I met a lot of kind people on the 2Peas message board. One was Debbi, who hosted challenges based on my books. Debbi now is over on the CSI Challenge Blog and asked me if I would be a guest. I had to say yes – she had always been so wonderful to me.
But this was tough for me! I hadn’t scrapbooked in a very long time. Very long. And it wasn’t easy. However, I am so glad I did it. I realized I missed working with photos. (More on that below.)
Here is what I created – my first Lila page…
I used various wafer thin dies… and used the words to a song I sing to her every time I put her down for a nap.
And another… using all photos from my iPhone…
One thing is for sure – I am very rusty when it comes to scrapbooking. And I am not “on trend” with what all the scrapbookers are doing these days. And I don’t really like what I created. But doing these pages made me realize something – - I need to scrapbook my photos. But not like I used to. In a new way. I will be sharing this journey with you a bit soon. I originally wasn’t going to, as I try to keep this blog for cardmaking. But I think it will be fun to share sometimes what I will be doing – a card maker and stamper’s approach to scrapbooking. Stay tuned.
(And by putting this on my blog, I am being held accountable – lol.)
Are any of you out there scrapbookers? Would love to know…
As I mentioned earlier, I am trying very hard to finish moving into my new craft space. While doing so, I am uncovering extra goodies that need a new home. If you are interested in buying any of these goodies listed below, please mention which in the comments below and I will randomly pick someone to contact. Here are some current boxes I have:
I am working on moving my office (still) and have uncovered a ton of ribbon. There is a lot of good ribbon and trim here… just more than I have space for in my new room.
If you are interested in buying a large box of yummy ribbons and trim, just leave a comment on this post. I will randomly pick and email folks as I create boxes to sell. (No obligations.) You will get a picture and more info than. Would love to get this stuff to a good home!
Awhile back I sold boxes of crafting goodies. And now that I am moving into my new craft space, I am uncovering more goodness that needs a new, loving home.
Since I will be putting boxes of goodies together here and there over the new few weeks, I can’t put them for sale all at once. So I think the best way is this…
If you are interested in purchasing a box of crafting goodies, please leave a comment on this post saying so. In the comment, please let me know which type of goodies you would be interested in buying (stamps, embellishments, punches, paper or all). When I have a box ready to sell, I will randomly pick a person interested in those goodies from the comments on this post. I’ll then contact them to offer the purchase, share more about what is for sale and state the price. (I feel this was better then having them sell quickly to only the people who were online when I sold them. I have sold both ways in the past and this way seems to work better.) If I contact you and you have changed your mind or are not interested, no worries – I can pick someone else.
The boxes will vary, but will all be stuffed very full. The prices will be a good value. I promise – all good stuff for a really good price. I just want these goodies to go to someone who can use them! (You can see examples of what I have sold in the past HERE.)
FYI about shipping – everything will ship in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate box…
For those in the US, shipping is included/free in the price I state when I contact you.
For those in Canada or Mexico, shipping will be an additional $16.
For those anywhere out there, shipping will be an additional $33. (Sorry – going by USPS prices!)
If you have visited my blog before, you know I enjoy finding ways to get more out of the products I have. Two of the cards I shared on the Hero Arts blog last week are good examples of getting more from a stamp. So… I took THIS butterfly collage image (a favorite of mine) and made a girly card from it…
Then I used that same butterfly stamp for a manly card. But I covered the butterfly with a big clock image (from THIS great masculine set), giving it a different look…
Yay! A completely different look. Just cover up part of a collage image and you have a new look.
Supplies are in the thumbnails below.
So we spent the weekend purging and moving around stuff in our house to get ready for our remodel and the baby. (Yes – both at once – I am nuts.) While doing so, I put together a big box of stamps. 35+ stamps… most are backgrounds or clear sets. I also threw in several new inks and some markers. And a few other things. These are all good products – I just had doubles or needed the space. The box is on sale for $90, which includes shipping in the US. (Out of US will have to pay extra. Sorry – wish it wasn’t that way.) If you are interested buying this massive box of stamps, just leave a comment saying so. I will randomly pick someone and email you! Gonna put the money towards my husband’s fundraising efforts for the American Lung Association. (See more HERE.) Thanks!
Currently, it is only open for pre-registration for folks who had signed up for the Online Card Classes newsletter in the past. (You should have received an email this morning.) These folks get the perk of a discounted rate. On March 1, regular registration starts and you will see more information about the class from Tim and Online Card Classes. To be notified when registration is open, please go HERE and click to sign up for the newsletter. (No worries – everyone will be able to get in!) This class will be a great one – good for newbies and pros alike. Like many of you out there, I admire Tim for his amazing talent and ability to share it in an inspiring way. But above this, he is an all around good guy, so we are thrilled to bring you this class.
By the way, if you are looking for a badge to add to your blog for Online Card Classes, feel free to use this great one Kristina created. Love it…
I also wanted to let you know that I have emailed the four folks I randomly picked for the craft goodie boxes. But never fear if you still want a chance at one. After reading your kind comments, it inspired me to start putting some more together. (I need to be doing this badly! I have procrastinated because I don’t want to give many of these goodies up. But I also like to share…) So, stayed tuned for more goodie boxes. Thanks for your support.
I also mentioned that I would be doing random giveaways here and there. Well I have one today! I picked a winner from my February 15th post - Shannon Ketchum. You will be getting a few of one of my favorite adhesives – Plus Adhesive. I love this adhesive. It puts down tiny dots of adhesive that can be rubbed away if you would like. And it applies the dots in a thin line – something cardmakers can use. (You can find it HERE.)
I will have some more giveaways here soon. Purging reveals great giveaway material that I am dying to share. See you soon!
Hello! I have some more boxes of crafting goodies for sale. However, this time I am doing it differently. If you are interested in *purchasing* one, please leave a comment on this post saying so. At 11:59pmEST Saturday, I will randomly pick and contact four people to complete the purchase. I felt this was better then having them sell quickly to only the people who were online when I sold them. (Trying my best.) Here is the info…
What’s in a box?
I have put together 4 more flat rate shipping boxes filled to the rim with lots of crafty stuff. The contents are a surprise! Each box will have a good size stack of 12×12 paper (Basic Grey, etc.), many stamps (wood, clear, alpha sets and such), embellishments, an ink or two, etc. Some may have a punch, 6×6 paper pad or favorite paints, etc. Most is product that has never been used… some stamps have been used… only a few letter sticker sheets are missing a few letters. Some product is older, some is newer. But I promise there is good stuff.
I have 4 boxes for $45.00 each – with free US shipping. Trust me – the goodies in these boxes add up to a lot more than this cost.
Everything is in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate box…
For those in the US, shipping is included/free.
For those in Canada or Mexico, shipping will be an additional $16. You will get another separate Paypal invoice for this extra $16.
For those anywhere out there, shipping will be an additional $33. (Sorry – going by USPS prices!) You will get another separate Paypal invoice for this extra $33.
How to Buy
Interested in buying? Read all the details? If you want a chance to *purchase* a box, please leave a comment on this post saying so. At 11:59pmEST Saturday, I will randomly pick and contact four people to complete the purchase.
Hello! Just wanted to give you an update on the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Thanks to you, we collected over 17,000 cards from all over the world (Qatar, Moscow, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa, etc)! …