Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trinket Boxes

Michael's has these cute little wood boxes for $1.00! I have done some before if you search my blog for wallet/coupon holder & eye glass holder you will see the other ones I have done. I tried to copy and paste the photo here but didn't work, if any one knows how to do that I would appreciate any help!! I have made these for gifts etc., and I have done a few classes with them. When I went to Michael's the other day they had a different shape wood box and this is what I did with them. The Easter one I was going to put a little decorated egg on top but decided I liked it just the way it was, can't cover up that cool Tim H. seasonal paper!! lol

I'm off this afternoon to my daughters then in the morning we take off for our scrapbooking weekend, can't wait!! I have so much stuff I'm bringing, and today I'm stopping off at a scrapbook store on my way to my daughters, as if I need anymore!! But should be fun!!
Thank you all for the nice comments!! I appreciate them!!
Have a good one!!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I had a chance to play the other night and made a tag for the SSSS and CCC over on Simon Says Stamp and Show and Studio L3 blogs. I'm thinking spring here, we had temps around 40 for a few days and I have spring fever big time!! The warmer weather didn't last long and we are cold again and possible storm this weekend, oh yay!!

So I tried my hand at making a stamp from Tim's birdcage die cut out of foam and also made a mask, worked pretty good! I loved the technique used out of Tim's book for this challenge and will have to try it again!!

Next week I'm going scrapbooking for the weekend, I have been telling my daughter that I'm going light and just taking what pics & paper I need, yay right!! I have been gathering my stuff and forgot how much stuff you need to bring!! Can't decide on what pics I want to do and what paper so I already have my big tote full and started on another one!! Then there is the cricut & cartridges and diecuts, and everything else!! I think my car is going to be pretty full and I still need to find room for clothes, food etc. I don't think I know what traveling light is!! lol Should be interesting!

Have a good one everyone!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Hey, how's everyone doing?
I uploaded some more pics but uploaded them in the wrong order, no time for a do over!!

After CHA I went to my sisters house in Sun City for a few days, I had a great time visiting and seeing all of her kids and grandkids.

Here's a pic of the grandkids...

Here's one of me, my sister & husband & her lovely daughters...

More pics from CHA...
Vintaj has come out with Sizzix dies to emboss on their metal, really cool!!!

Here's one of me, Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz & Mario Rossi, love those guys!! This was the last day of the show and I was getting worn out!! My eyes felt like I was looking through two peas and they look it to!! lol The rest of them always take good pics, don't know how they do it!!

Here's a page from one of Wendy's displays...
Sorry it's sideways, don't strain your neck!!

More Vintaj...

Quick Quotes had these really big canvas's they scraped, awesome!!

Susie West's class...

The Girls Paperie booth...

I have been super busy since I got back, March is National Craft month and I have a full line up of classes to do, make and takes & demos!! I have been designing classes and trying to get samples done!! Whew!! I am taking a few days to go scrapbooking with my daughter and friends at a cabin by the lake at the end of Feb. and I can't wait!! Hope to get another giveaway up soon!!
Have a good one!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

CHA Winter 2011

Hey Everyone,
Sure feels good to finally be home from CA, but I'm really missing the warm weather!! We have about -13 degrees here with a high expected today of -1, whoopee!! Me & the snowblower have a date later today, high winds yesterday blew in the driveway & sidewalk again!! YUK!!

Where to begin with was amazing!! So much excitement and so much to see!! Loved it!! My days started at 5:00am and didn't end until midnight or later. My boss signed me up for lot's of classes, most of them starting at 7:00am and last one's went until 9:00pm. I took so many classes I'm not sure what I learned where and hoping I can remember some of it!! lol
Long days, lot's of walking and sore, sore feet & legs!! But so worth it!!

My first day Fri. I took a copic certification class with Jennie Black, great class & she is a fantastic teacher!! I didn't get a chance to hang out around the Ranger & Tim's Ideaology booths as much as I would have liked but managed to get a few pics. Tim's Ideaology booth was awesome!! Totally love Tim's & Wendy's new releases and after seeing in person, I want it all!!
So here are some pics from the show, I have more so will have to do another post this week.

Jennie Black showing us some tricks in the copic class...

I wanted to take this guy home...
Sizzix Booth...

Tim demoing...
Aren't these dresses awesome, all made out of paper!!
Can't imagine all the work that went into these!!

A little light show one night...

Some of Wendy's samples...

Tim's Ideaology Booth...

I will try and post some more pics and the rest of my trip sometime this week.
Have a good one!!