Saturday, May 1, 2010

I hit the mother load lol

Today was a really fun day with my friends, we searched high and low for amazing deals on everything from fun stuff to play with to decoration for the home.  I don't have much space left in my room for stuff so I kept it to stuff to play with, so I ended up with a haul.  first is my new emphera including two scrap packets from artifacts, a german book, a year book from Mechanicville High School 1953, some trims (from the generous Peggy), some adorable baby paperdolls and what not.  Nexy was this beautiful necklace from Artifacts.  I was looking the different Eiffel Towers and I liked another one but I flipped this one and saw that it had a black cat on it and I thought to myself this is the one cause I will be able to wear Raven where ever I go.  
This is one of my favorite finds.  It was a little present for my dad when he was little he had a Zippy ape and he chewed the fingers off.  So when ever we got to antique fests or garage sales we have our eyes peeled for them and he is the first one I have seen other then my dad's orignal which is in the picture also in the photo.  

My biggest score of the day are for my collection.  I have a huge collection of cabbies and I haven't brought any new friends  into my collection for months but I found these guys for a price that made me very happy.  $25 for them all.  I had a ton of fun wandering with my friends and finding treasures.  
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Showers bring May flowers

So here is my take on the April Showers bring May flowers swap for the vintage room.  The requirement for the page was you had to have an umbrella on it.  So I used my vintage lady stamp from Paperwishes catalog.  I painted the scene in the background and stamped the Eiffel tower and the birds.  To finish off the page I added the prima flowers on the bottom (my favorite flowers from prima!!).  I sometimes over think things and I was looking at it yesterday thinking "I love it but it seems too simple, too easy"  It took me only a half hour to an hour.  Sometimes a piece of art takes me days and some times minutes.  I find it weird how easily things are sometimes and soooo difficult others. Pin It Now!

More Close to my heart demos

I have been trying to get in my craft room but lately it has been very difficult because we have been doing major renovations on the garage that is on our property.  We don't even know how it was standing.  Two of the walls were completely rotted out and were probably only held up by two 2x4s.  Scary!!! It could have collapsed on my dogs who's leash was right there.  We completely replaced two of the four walls and put on new boards and we will be siding it soon.  My dad is currently running the electricity.  I'm happy to know that it is now structurally sound.  In between doing our big project I have been making time to create the demos for the vendor fair next week.  I fit this mini album cover and 12x12 page in.  I think they came out pretty good.  The Layout is using the Twitterpaded paper pack and stickers.  The mini album is using Grace paper pack.  
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Monday, April 26, 2010

May 4th my best friend and I are going to a "Ladies Night Out" Vendor Fair where we are showcasing Close to my Heart products and she will be selling pre-made cards as well as some Close to my heart stamps and items that are available in the Catalog.  To help her out (in case you are wondering "her" is my friend Tabitha) I'm doing demos using the product I have in my house (which weird cause I never limit myself to "Just" Close to my heart product).  This is the My Creation Cube that is featured in the back of the catalog.  It is a 5x5 cube that you receive completely flat and it comes in white.  You just add ink, paper and your favorite photos and it becomes this beautiful home deco piece you can have sitting in any room of your house for friends and family to enjoy.  I used the "Grace" paper pack, mini medley's,  ink (Honey, Twilight, Cocoa, and Barn Red) Stamps sets ("Grown with Love", "TLC", "Extreme Caps").  It was a quick and easy project that only took me a few hours and it would make a beautiful presents for a friend or family member.  And an AWESOME mother's day present hint,hint... 
So come visit us May 4th at the Site Solutions Worldwide Office 333 Kingsley Road Burnt Hills, NY from 5:30-8pm. Pin It Now!