So…Much…Purging. It’s crazy to think about how much stuff we have accumulated over the course of 15 months, how much stuff we moved the last time and now much stuff I REFUSE to move again. Needless to say, black garbage bags are my friend the last couple of days, that and my shredder. I have also come to terms that I am a bit of a notebook hoarder!! It’s sad, but it’s true. It goes along with the name of the blog after all, but I really need to stop moving so many notebooks, just so then I can go and buy more. Is there a meeting for Paper Hoarder’s Anonymous ??
Ok so here is where we stand on the AGENDA
Find a job – CHECK
Find somewhere to live – CHECK
Schedule moving truck – CHECK
Start purging and figuring out what we need to pack so we can figure out the supplies – IN PROCESS
Organize into Move, Sell, Toss categories. And….GO
Get all necessary supplies, thank goodness I work for a wholesale distributor of that kind of stuff. Can get it way cheaper and in bulk. – Shockingly enough Office Max saved the day with their brand banker’s boxes and coupons!!! Saved a Ton of $$$
Start Packing – IN PROCESS
Keep Packing – KEEP GOING
Yup, it never ends
Take a break and spend some time with family and the Milwaukee Brewers
Get the truck and start loading
Next afternoon – we are off.
I have a couple more projects I want to get through the next couple of days. Such as “Operation, get the paper onto my computer, it’s lighter” and “Operation, I’m not a traditional crafter so I don’t need all of these supplies”. The latter is underway and some great ladies I hooked up with may be buying most of my stuff. I would rather get it to somebody cheap and know they are going to use it than throw it out so I don’t have to move it. Scrapbooking and Card-making is an expensive hobby, so if I can help somebody else out it’s totally worth it.
Today I sold my Sizzix, remember I was going to make it big with my jersey cards. Yeah that didn’t work by the way. But the lady that bought it off me, for a great deal, is using it at her crop events in McHenry IL, where they supply all of the equipment and all of the proceeds from the event go to Relay for Life. It’s awesome and I am so happy that I could contribute!!
Okay going to go and throw out some more crap before we have to go and get the kid. Also hoping to get some new wedding invitation designs up early this week on my Etsy shop (CLICK HERE) Have a great Sunday everybody.
Happy Tuesday everybody. I finally got my Mother’s Day cards done over the weekend and wanted to share. (Sorry mom if you see this and aren’t surprised by your card!!). I wanted to come up with something with a vintage feel and of course I wanted to use my new toy. Hope you like the idea!!!
First off here is the list of tools that I used to make the card:
I made 2 of these and they took me roughly 15 minutes.
Wildflower vines embossing plate
Alphabet Plate – Sizzix Bigz XL BLOCK TALK ALPHABET & NUMBERS by TIM HOLTZ ALTERATIONS
Silver Metallic Card stock
Reflections blank greeting cards either in White or Ivory (purchased from Michael’s) roughly a 5×7 size folded
I cut squares to fit in the plate out of the silver metallic card stock. You don’t have to be super precise here, you will trim them anyway.
You need 4 or more squares for each card
Adhear the 4 squares to the card to make it look like a tin celing
Knowing that I was going to be putting “Mom” on the card I put a center piece in to help make sure that the letter laid nicely
Using the Sizzix I made the word “Mom” from my Block talk plate and fancy purple paper I had
After looking at the card I knew it needed a little something extra so I colored in some of the flowers.
Add a nice note and picture on the inside and done! I won’t show you the inside, my mom needs some kind of surprise for Mother’s day!!!
Hope everybody has a great rest of their week and a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommies out there!!!!
Like what you see – check out my etsy shop with digital cards & invitations – click on the logo below
As I am trying to use up my vast amount of supplies and trying to come up with some new things so that I can perfect them and list them on the Etsy site. ———> Link on the right!!! You will see below that I created 3 cards that I am trying to just get the ideas out there and testing some new ideas. Would love feedback on any of them.
Here is an Easter card I came up with. The point was to have a sunrise in the back the crosses and He’s risen are printed on velum and then I made a border. They are put on a 4×6 card with foam squares to give more depth.
the background could maybe use some work but you get the idea. I have more ideas for this one and will work on other variations.
A sympathy card that I made for the Mother-In-Law. I wanted to use the velum again and was trying to figure out the best way to keep it muted!
I made the grey background out of the shimmery sliver paper. I cut the velum long so that it would wrap around the sides so that I could secure it in the back. I then added a boarder which luckily fit. It wasn’t exactly planned when I made the “with Sympathy” and then added bling embellishments on the sides. This card ended up being extra special for my mother in law because the flowers for Nana’s funeral were all White and Red, which I didn’t know. Intuition at it’s finest.
Super simple Easter card. This is what happens when you only have an hour to make 3 cards.
I used my favorite new tool, my sizzix bigkick, to create the letters in various colors. I wasn’t even going to attempt to try to make them straight so I deliberately made them whimsy. Added a flower and some bling embellishments and off we went.
Hope you liked these card ideas. There will be more to come as I come up with ideas and please go and check out the Etsy site for all your invitation needs. Prices for digital cards are just $5 and I have them done in less than 24 hours!!!
Hi everybody had to share the great deal that I got on a Sizzix BigKick machine on Overstock.com.
I just got the Machine and 2 dies for $54.89. CLICK HERE
Today the Bundle is $60.99
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So the math works to $54.89
The deal includes the following
The Sizzix BIGkick machine with two die designs will emboss or etch beautiful designs onto different shapes of Vintaj blanks. Included with the BIGkick is a pair of standard cutting pads and the solo platform and shim for your convenience.
Color: Tan, brown, turquoise
Accommodates material up to: 6 inches x 12 inches
Designs included: Wildflower vines, forgotten times
Type of cartridge or die included: DecoEtch & DecoEmboss dies for use with Vintaj metal blanks and malleable metals only.(Other dies sold separately)
Kit, package or single item: Kit
Product can be used with: Dies also compatible with Big Shot, BIGkick, Big Shot Pro
Suggested user level: All
Included accessories: Standard cutting pads, solo platform/ shim