Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Card Making Day

I have finally set some time aside to make a card for a friend who took care of the house while we were gone in December. Her favorite color is sage green and she misses being able to shop at Trader Joe’s for there yummy cinnamon bread (there in not one near us here in north Idaho) so I bought her some while in CA. I also loaded up on lots of other goodies from Trader Joe’s while I was there, several hundred dollars of stuff like juice, grains, tomato soup, stew, cookies, cinnamon bread, rice milk, dish soap, and spices. I miss that store too.

If anyone out there can persuade the CEO of Trader Joe’s to build one in Coeur d’Alene I would forever be grateful. So for now I shop like a mad woman and stock up big time when I am near one. I do miss being able to have some of the cold and frozen items though.

Here is the cinnamon bread by Trader Joe’s:

Flower and stem are made with a die cut by Sizzix.

I took a REI sack that I had on hand and added the daisy label over the REI logo.
Daisy stamp by Stampington & Company. Tag stamped with Stampin Up stamp set Yummy.

Thank  you for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Figuring it All Out

You'd think that doing a simple blog would not seem so hard, especially considering I had a full blown web page up and running back in 2000. I took the whole web site down in 2005, time to move on to something more fun. At that time I used a HTML software and thus I was not bound by parameters. I could add, and change and do whatever I wanted to the whole of the site. I may be missing something in this little blog but for some reason I am not finding it easy to make changes too. I am sure I will get the hang of it if you will just all bare with me.

For those that don't know me I just moved a couple years ago from one state to another. One never really knows how much stuff they have accumulated until they move and if you are a crafter, stamper, scraper, sewer, wood worker, painter or any artist of any kind I can be pretty right in guessing you have collected a lot of stuff - good stuff - fun stuff - stuff you have assigned projects too albeit haven't gotten too yet but still planning on it. I raise my hand for I do all the above artsy things at one time or another and still have many plans for all my fun stuff. Can’t wait to get it all unpacked and organized and yes I am still doing some of that, it is getting better and so for this new year my plan is to have my studio and my house in order once again with lots of time then to spend on that list of “projects” using all that stuff I have collected.

Here is a picture of the most recent stuff I collected. I just received this from Twisted Papers, at they have lots of different ephemera. It is the same sort of stuff I look for at garage sales, thrift stores, and I have even been known to visit a junk yard or two, and not the nice ones in some warehouse either. Maybe it is the hunt for all this stuff that I love and it is the first part of the fun in making something great.

Items found are the two necklaces; the spoons (why not) clock hands, black rimmed lenses, and Bakelite dominoes. The rest of the stuff in the picture are just things on the art table which are in some degree of being worked on.

Thanks for visiting me.  Have a great day!