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Saturday, October 31, 2009


Isn't it amazing what you can do with a few letters, some paper and left over Christmas trims bought after Christmas.

I adhere the papers to the already white letters, using modge podge. After it was dry, I sponged the edges using Stampin' Up! chocolate chip. I put a coat of modge podge on top of the paper and surprised to see that the glitter on the paper still showed through.

Then went through my stash of stuff that I had bought last year after Christmas.

In my stash I found two pearls stuck together, well don't they look great with a tiny bow and a charm. It looks like one whole charm.

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Have a great weekend!

Prepare yourself to say "ah". These are the cutest little booties, and nothing to do with Stampin' Up! or cards or scrapping..Nothing at all! But I may be on my way to another addiction in these adorable booties.

Of course I know of nobody that will fit into them so I'll add them to my growing box of craft fair items. I'll also put them on my Etsy site if you are interested in purchasing a pair.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In the Pink Watering Can

Here's an adorable watering can made with Stampin' Up! textured pink pirouette card stock. You can find the template here. Before putting it all together, I stamped the sides with versamark using my Baroque Boutiques stamp. The flowers were all cut with either my big shot or my Expression.

The butterfly was cut out using a die and emboss folder from Cuttlebug. I added lots of white gel pen and also added strips of paper punched out with the eyelet punch from Stampin' Up!

You can purchase this fun gift holder with matching flowers for $19 on my Etsy Shop or here with the Buy Now button.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

High Vista Craft Fair

Debbie and I had our second craft fair. This one was held at High Vista in Davenport. What a wonderful neighborhood, I want to move there! Everyone knew everyone and if they were new to the area, introductions were quickly made. The problem with all these niceties at a craft fair, is that everyone is visiting inside of buying. I made $23 and poor Debbie only made $2. It was a bit of a bust.

We did have a great time together, as always. Love ya Deb. We have a Saturday off then we go to Bartow for another fair. Hopefully we will fair better. :-)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Craft Fair October 17

Well we had our Craft Fair on Saturday at the Polk Community College campus. It was huge! Last year they had over 10,000 people come through. Of course we didn't know that until the day before that it was such a huge deal. Paper products was not high on the buyers lists but we had a great time.

There were loads of women that stopped at our booth and oooo and ahh'd over our things. Told us how pretty everything was and how talented we were :-) , but they didn't buy. It was a nice boost to our ego's though.

My best sellers were some gum holders that sold for $1 each...I sold 5 of them. LOL I did sell a set of coasters made out of tumbled tiles for $15. That felt nice to hold in my hand.

We each made about $60 on our first craft fair. Would have liked more, but we'll settle for 60.
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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Colby and Erin 1992

This has got to be my favorite of all the costumes that Colby wore. Here he is with his best friend Erin getting ready for the start of the Halloween Parade through downtown Portsmouth. You can read how I created this digital page over on
  • Digital kits: The Invisible World (New Life Dreams), Matahati Designs, Scrapity-doo-dah, ScrapOutside the Box, Suzy-Q Scraps
  • Elements: Filmed Overlays (K Periet)
  • Font: Morpeus
  • Paper: Glossy photo paper
  • Software: Photoshop CS3 (Adobe)

More craftiness

I'm still in craft fair mode, so here's an adorable accordion file folder that I made this morning. I had been hunting all over the internet in search of a template for one. Go visit Val if you'd like to make one for yourself. It is actually quite easy. I am hoping to alter the template a bit and make the file more vertical than horziontal. Wish me luck.

I added some velcro to keep the folder closed.

Next time, I'll have to use non-safety envelopes.

Here's a set of Christmas cards. Of course the are more sparkly in real life and I could not believe how professional they look all boxed up purty.

Lastly, I just wanted to slip in a Christmas Card that I have been water coloring. Isn't it the cutest stamp?! :-)
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