Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Saturday

Hello all, Happy Saturday!

Today, I got a chance to make a new Magnolia Card. This one is a tri-shutter/tri-fold card. I posted in to The Magnolia-licious Group for the March homepage entry.






I used various cardstock, paper, sticker ribbon, punches, dies, and copics.









I also worked on wedding invitations last night with Amy. We had a great time. Here is the demo card, we created.






I also added a few new cabinets to my scrapbooking area, and moved a few thinsg around. Here is a new picture.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Magnolia Tilda Thank You Card

Today, after visiting the local scrapbooking store, and buying a few new oriental theme stamps, I actually got a few moments to create an easel Thank You card for one of my customers. I try very hard, to send them a handmade card within a timely fashion, but sometimes, it takes me a little bit of extra time. This card is of course stamped with Happy Tilda, colored with copic markers and is made from Bazzill cardstock, CTMH Day Dream paper, Pearls by Kaiser Scrapbook, the scallop trim border punch by Stampin' Up, retired flower punch by Stampin' Up, and ribbon by an unknown source.


and here is a closer look at Tilda...






Sunday, February 21, 2010

My New Crafty Toys

Hello all...well today, I drove up to Raleigh and Cary, to buy more scrapping stuff.

First stop was Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh, for you copic lovers, I have found they have the best variety of colors..and the copics were only $4.87 each. I picked up 16 new colors, to give me a total of 48 copics all together.

Here is a picture of all of the ones, I have so far...




Second stop, was to Archivers in Raleigh, my favorite store outside of AC Moore. I bought a new Cricut Cartridge, Easter 2010, which brings my total of cartridges to 46 as well. I did have a few more, but I sold them due to little usage. I also bought another sizzix die, the flower and flourish one. A 100 sheet Bazzill Cardstock pack, another sizzix embossing folder pack, argyle and lines & circles set, another memento black ink pad (for my copic fun), and I made two make n take thank you cards.

Third stop, was to Barnes And Noble in Cary to get the Christmas Magnolia Ink magazine, I ordered the new Spring one, waiting for it to arrive. This Barnes and Noble was the only one I could find the magazine at. I called the ones in Raleigh, and Fayetteville. The Cary store actually had about 9 copies, I was very surprised.




Fourth stop, was to eat dinner at the Macaroni Grill in Cary. First time I had ever been there, and it definitely will not be my last. The food was great. I had heard so much about it, but just never bothered to stop. In Fayetteville, we only have Olive Garden and Carraba's, so it was nice to have something different for a change. We eat out so much, that it was nice to have a different choice, not the same old standbys.

Fifth and Last stop, was to the Best Buy in Cary. I decided to take the plunge, and turn my doodles into digital art, that I can sell online. I purchased a Bamboo Craft Pen & Touch. I was originally going to just use a stylus on my touch computer, but decided to give in and buy the Bamboo, instead. If any of you have used the Bamboo Craft before, and have some words of advice, please fell free to share, you can email me or leave a comment. I have never used one before, just watched the demo video in the store. But it looks easy enough, and even comes with DVD, a bunch of other software. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. But once I do, I will update, my thoughts and experience with it.



This is where most of my scrapbooking things are housed..Mind you, not all, as I have a closet full of sizzix, albums, more paper, stamp sets, a total of 3 cricuts (original, create, and an expressions), an original sizzix, sidekick, and a gypsy, as well, as tons of other tools.