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my May ATC yourpaperpantry swap result

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Swaps, Videos |

Over the weekend I sent out my May ATC yourpaperpantry.ning.com swap cards. I was really happy that the host has already gotten them safe and sound and liked them. I, like I am sure so many of you out there (if your reading) are always unsure about what people are going to think about your art. Is it good enough? Did I do too much? Did I not do enough? Did I do it right? All things that run through my head when I send out my babies into the world. I hope my swap partners like the card. I really liked how they turned out. I figure if a pic speaks 1,000 words, a video should be way more. see below…

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two Cricut Summer in Paris make a card videos

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Cards, featured, Tutorials, Videos |

I have been having a lot of fun with my new Cricut cartridges.  I recently purchased the Summer in Paris and Summer Vacation carts from OhMyCrafts when they were on preorder.  I decided to put two new cards together on video.  I really hope you like them.  First the pics, then the vids.

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birdcage card swap results

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Swaps |

I am participating in Bona’s (LifeLoveScrap on youtube) birdcage card swap.  I have been working on them for a couple of days and have them finished and ready to ship out.  Please take a look.  Pics and video follow:


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happy mother’s day 2010

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Life, Other Art |

To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day to you. I am not a mother per say myself, other than to chihuahuas, but I do have my mother living close to me and since I work tomorrow, my hubby and I took her gift to her today. I always make something along with purchasing something. Since she and I love flowers but hate paying the price for flowers that are just going to die in a week, I made some button flowers and paper leaves along with a little tiny vase.

I strung the buttons on wire and twisted the wires tight to make them quite stiff. To make the paper leaves, I cut two matching leaves and adhered them together with a wire inside as a stem and decorated the outside with some watercolor lines, edging, and rock candy stickles. My brother also left his shot glass collection here when he moved, so I took one of his broken down liquor glasses and painted it, added some ribbon, a tag, and an antique button. It made a cute little bouquet and the best part, it won’t ever die.

Just cuteness.  I really want to make a large bouquet for my dinner table.  If anyone is interested in a tutorial on how to make them, please just leave a comment and I will make one.  Really don’t know if anyone is reading my blog yet since I am just starting, but eventually maybe.  LOL

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just another haul – Life on the Scrappy Side

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Haul, Store Review |

TGIF! I get so excited for Friday as its actually my Saturday. My work week is Sunday through Thursday. I have lots of card making planned today with my new papers I got yesterday.   When I order from a new store, I think I will start doing a review on them – the good, the bad, and the great!

I ordered from Life on the Scrappy Side.  Its a webstore and prices are very reasonable, most a lot cheaper.   Overall I am a happy shopper but I do have two minor complaints.  She has a lot listed in her store but I am unsure as to the fact that she actually has them in stock.  I ordered very early in the week, a Tuesday (4/27/10).  I would have hoped that it would have arrived by the weekend allowing for a day or two for packaging and the 2 days priority shipping.  I needed to complete a card box for someone who is carrying my cards and ended up having to do all the tab cutting by hand.  When I emailed for an update, I was informed that she was waiting on the cutting pads to arrive.   While not a major complaint in the grand scheme of things as she did get the order to me in about 9 days which on the craft store shipping/receiving meter is quite good, the reason I went to a small business is because I had hoped for quickness.   I would have liked to have known that there might be a wait, but I will know for the future and either e-mail before hand or expect it.

My only other complaint is my paper was 12×12 and just barely fit into the priority box it came in and I mean just barely and I don’t know if it happened while it was being packed or whether the pressure I had to use to get my hands into the box to peel the paper packs out did it, but the corner of the papers was slightly dog-eared or bent up.   It is a pet peeve of mine.  I keep my pattered paper quite nice and hate when that happens because it renders that corner kind of unusable for cards as you can never get it stuck down quite good enough or it wants to curl back up.  For what I paid for shipping for the flat rate large box, the box was not that heavy and probably could have been put into a standard shipping box and shipped regular priority for the same.

Overall though, I would order again though but just know what to expect in the future.

To see what I got, check out:

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