Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quote for the Day

"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense."
~~Harold S. Kushner

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quote for the Day

"You always pass failure on the way to success."
Mickey Rooney

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hot Glue Gun Rest

TARGET was having their 50% off sale in the $1.00/$2.50 section and I found this. At first I thought "no wonder it is on sale - Valentines Day stuff and that was a couple weeks ago!" Then I thought "what ELSE can it be used for?"...... Hmmmmm.....

I've got it!!! As a spoon rest thingy for my hot glue gun!! It fits perfectly. Also, if the glue drips on it (like it ALWAYS does) the cooled glue will peel right off. YES! And, it is a very fashionable pink color.

The silicone is also very bendy, so makes storage much easier.
Originally it was $2.50 - on sale only $1.25 for 2 pieces, so this was a pretty cheap hot glue gun rest!

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pink and Black Card Swap

Pink and black was the theme of my most swap on SplitCoast Stampers. I tried to use the technique where the Cuttlebug embossing folder is used around the stamped image.
Not sure if you can see it, but the center of the white card stock is not embossed. I loved this technique on the other cards I've seen while blurfing (that is surfing blogs!). This is my first try and I hope it looks pretty good.
There isn't any sentiment stamped on the inside, just a blank card.

Thanks for looking and any comments are welcome.

Have a great day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Handy Manny Tools CARD

Check out this adorable card I discovered on SplitCoast Stampers. Wendy at Stamping Styles created this for her grandson. If you are familiar with the kids show Handy Manny, you'll appreciate the hard work put into this birthday card.

Enjoy! Have a great day.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

I took some pictures of my attempt to dig out of the blizzard we experienced here in Northern VA. Last measurement was almost 30 inches. Crazy for this area.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another Card Swap

I was involved in a black/white and red/white card swap on SplitCoast Stampers. It requires that the cards ONLY have black and white or red and white!! At first I couldn't think of anything to create, so I waited till the last minute to get started on these. They are due next week so my back was up against the wall to get them done.

I must have been in a "Cuttlebug state of mind" when I started this project. Both cards used embossing folders and no stamps!! Not exactly my usual creations! I think the red/white one looks like a wrapped present. There are dimensionals under the "Make a Wish" embossing. Turned out pretty nice.
My black/white creation was influenced by a card I saw while surfing blogs. I took some the stacked heart idea and embossed background from the blog. Unfortunately I didn't save the person's name or site, so I can't give the person proper credit, sorry. When I use black as the base for a card I usually want to put a white insert (to write on) inside the card.
This is the inside of the black/white card. And, details always seem to make the card better so I stamped little hearts along one side.

Thanks for checking out my latest entry, any comments are welcome.
Have a great day.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Game Wall Art

I wish I had thought of this one!! And, I wish I had enough room to do this one! Infarrantly Creative posted this great idea for storing game boards, you know like Monopoly or Cranium.

We usually end up losing pieces or the board gets stepped on and then broken. Love this idea.

Thanks for looking.