Monday, September 29, 2008

Perfect Day Desk Set

With huge thanks to Dannie Graves and her amazing tutorial on Youtube I was able to make this great Desk set. It holds a nice assortment of tags, gift cards and envelopes and some standard size cards. There's a little note pad and space for stamps. I got a chance to use the Perfect Day bulk papers and the September Stamp of the Month. It did take the better part of a day to create this (note the current time) but some design time is included in that. I'll be shipping this off to my mom for her birthday - hopefully she will get some use of it.

Ciao, Sandra

Friday, September 26, 2008

The new studio

A couple weeks ago I showed where I was moving my stuff to in the basement. This is me moved in:

I don't use the bottom cupboards for storage, Chuck still needed space for some of his smaller tools and honestly, if I put something behind closed doors I would forget I had it and go buy more lol..

The space still needs tweeking, always will, but it sure looks better as a scrap room than a wood shop that wasn't getting used!! I love what a little bit of paint can do to change a room!!

Catchin up...

Well my oh my where has the time gone? I had full intentions of keeping this updated but somewhere between taking the pictures and getting them uploaded I lose my focus lol. This is the layout I have planned for October 27th and November 1st. The layouts hold a 6.5 x 4.5, 3.5 x 4 and 3 - 3.5 x 5 pictures. The cost is $7 for the class and you will get to keep the remaining rub ons from the 6 x 12 sheet we will be using. There is also a bit of ribbon and bling. You can see the bling on the corners of LOVE. They are tiny things so grow your nails. Don't forget to bring your favorite adhesive to class. Ciao, Sandra

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey Cupcake!

So I broke down and bought a cupcake stamp set since they are all the rage.
I was hoping for a larger image but this set was all Michael's had at the time. The bright pair and the muted pair are the exact same cards. The bright set was scanned and gives better details like the randon stamped backgrounds. The muted set show the true colours. It's hard to see but I used Liquid Applique for the whipped topping, heated it up and now it is nice and fluffy. Before heating I stuck in some random sparkly stuff that has been around for 100 years. The youngest son and me mudder have birthdays coming up so they'll probably get these. I have been playing around in the studio like crazy and since I never clean up before I start my next project I think I should do that now. Ciao, Sandra

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Adreanna in the Summertime

These are the layouts I worked on last night. I kept tripping over the Magic Moments Scrapbooking Kit I thought I should open it up and see what was inside. I knew then that I would be swiping the pictures off Coral's facebook and putting them on these papers. Of course with a face like Adreanna's we could mat her pics on brown paper bags and they would still look awesome!!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beautiful Things

Had a chance to play with my SCHTUFF last night and worked on this card. It was inspired by a similar one by Michelle Zindorf. I think what I like most about it is I feel a wee bit like I am painting again only using inks now. The stamp set is Beautiful Things and it has quite a variety of trees, rocks branches and scenery type stamps.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Then and Now workshop

Here is the sample of the 2 page
layout we will be creating on
Saturday September 20th at 1 pm or Monday September 22nd at 7 pm. Cost is $5 and please bring your favourite adhesive. We will use Majestic Blue bulk papers. For more info please email me at

Back to sorting that mess in the basement. Ciao

Friday, September 5, 2008

Be careful what you wish for.

So I have spent the last while bugging Chuck to pack up his wood shop if he isn't going to spend the time right now building things. I thought maybe he could use the space for bullet building or something.
You can see it is (was) mostly a dumping ground for spare parts, wood and the likes. Mostly my dumping ground since Chuck is way better at putting things away than I am. Well I finally wore him down and we cleaned out the space. But we cleaned it out for me. It will be my new scrap happenin' zone and I am thrilled (I think). I have been furiously painting away with what ever spare leftover paint from other projects I could find.
As soon as Chuck saw it painted up he wanted it back lol. We broke down and bought some floor paint, very stinky stuff, and now the spot looks awesome. I need a bit more MDF for the counter top to make them level/flat and of course need to move everything over once the floors dries (hopefully by the time we are back from PG today).
I did get a shipment this week with the new ink colours and cardstock, a new paper pack and stamp set. I can tell you once I get moved to the new space I will be doing a little paper crafting with the new stuff!
Ciao for now - Sandra