Thursday, October 13, 2011

Altered Box and a Card!

One of my favorite Crafty activities is to participate in Secret Sister Swaps!
I REALLY miss my local South Carolina group, and Secret Sisters' we use to have! So, Fun!
I recently joined in on one in the SplitCoastStampers group.
Here is my Altered Shoe box that I filled with goodies, Black & Red theme. And my card to reveal myself to my sister!
 Amazing Sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps.
 Silver fairy Digi from Wee Stamps
 Altered Shoe box.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Journal, Journals, Journals!

This week I finished 4 journals!
Phew! Go me! 
I have some more fun projects to show you this week as well!
some are for purchase in my Etsy Shop!

Thanks for peeking in! Each journal is handstitched with imitation Sine, using a suede or leather remnant! Stamped with staz on ink. This batch were mostly Unity stamps!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps Monster Bash

Monsters, Monsters, Monsters!
I love Monsters, I have three that live in my house... 2 cookie monsters, and a Potato Chip Monster.
The Monster's From Paper Makeup are the best Monsters around. 
Now I may be slightly biased. But if you are making your way through this hop then you know!
I come from a family that shows love with food. Baked goods, fresh tortillas, Tamales, Baked Goods.... if we love you, we will make you something to eat, and you will likely get fat.
I sure do miss making Katie eat my creations!!!
So here is my Love Inspired Monster!

This Monster has the right Idea! A Cookie never killed anyone, never broke your heart...have another!
Paper piecing adds such a great dimension, really brings your little monsters to life! I added a little dimension to my cutey, by piecing the hat, gloves and cookies... bet you couldn't even tell! It just pops a little more.
♥ ♥ ♥

A Note From Katie: 
Today we have having a MONSTER of a Hop!!! Who doesnt love an ugly cute little monster?!

The Paper Makeup Artists, some of the Digi Artists and some of PMS's bestest fans are joining together to bring you fun monster cards using Paper Makeup Stamps!

And in honor of this hop, all monsters on the site will be on sale for 1 week using the voucher code MONSTERHOP, of 15% off!

So settle down, grab your beverage of choice and prepare to be scared, um, we mean, inspired! 
Get Shopping already!
Our Hop Line up!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sitcky fingers....

I MAY have mentioned previously that I was unmounting my last hold outs - the wood mounted Stamping Up!
Now that SU has the clear mount option.... I am getting rid of the block!! I am putting all of my sets into the SU dvd cases. 
There are a few ways I have found that look tedious, involving tissue paper and glue and what not. I am strapped for time! So, I am ripping the rubber off the block, tracing it on the sticky side of the EZ mount - with the paper on... cutting out the shape, still with the paper on the EZ mount, then using a block that has tack n peel on it, to stamp in Staz On on the NON sticky side of the ez mount (paper off). Then I stick the rubber to the sticky side and now it has an index. TaDa.

Also... that EZ mount sure is pricey! So, I switched to the mount found at Stampers Best!
You should give it a try if you are unmounting!
Use coupon code SuburbanCrafter for 10% your order... makes it an even better deal!!!
I like the uniformity of having all my SU in the DVD cases, and I like having the inserts that go in them to match as well.
If you do too, you have to check out this thread where you can print out lots of great set templates!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Keep it Crafty!

I have been Up and Down with my health! But I am trying to keep it crafty!
I decided to unmount a large amount of stampage... so that has taken up some time!
I have a cousin who is getting married and she showed me some hair pieces that she said were $116... I told her to put the brakes on that... we can definitely make those! Duh... you crafters know what I mean.
So here is my sample for her.

These huge flowers are really in this season! I am working on some sewing projects as well! So, I am not doing to bad on keepin it crafty!