Thursday, February 23, 2012

A few cards.....

Hi Bloggers!

Today I was working on a few cards which I submitted to be considered for the Ink Pad's Design Team. I just love this store. You have to check them out when you visit New York next. Also, I understand that they will begin selling some things online in the near future, so everyone will benefit.

It had been a dream of mine to even go to their store, which I did this past Monday. I was really fortunate to have a few crafty girls with me as well. Artedar, Darlene, Fran-ladyoflosttimes, and Julie imjkmd. It was a great, great day.

We also went to Rock Paper Scissors- a FABULOUS Store in Montclair , NJ. I really loved everything they had there as well.

Here are the websites for each:

and.. here are my cards:

So... fingers and toes crossed! Wish me luck!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The great box swap......

HI Bloggers!

So the cleanup is still underway. Good progress each day. I hope you are following on YT.

Today I was playing with some new stamps, and decorated an old Cricut box. The idea was hatched to host a box swap, similar to the SSSS Cigar Box swap many of us have seen on YT. Here is what we came up with:

1. This will be a partner swap, and secret. I will draw random partners, following sign ups.
2. Two people will have your address, me, and your partner.
3. My box dimensions are 7 1/2 x 4, but you can use something close in size.
4. Decorate your box in a manner your partner would love.
5. Fill your box with handmade craft, or stash only items. Handmade is preferred.
6. I will take sign ups here, please leave me a comment, AND, send me an e-mail to Please include your snail mail address details, blog address, and your e-mail address. I will pass those details on to your Secret Sister.
7. Please have your box in the mail by March 15, 2012. You will mail to your secret sister. Don't worry if it does not arrive by then, please postmark it by then. Once you mail your box, please e-mail me, that you have done so. This way I can keep track, and if someone has to flake, I can make up the position.
8. International participants welcome. Please note, it is quite likely you will receive a partner who is overseas, and postage is more expensive and takes longer. If this does not work for you, perhaps you can swap with us next time.
9. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!! Make a new friend.
10. Sign ups will be until Friday 2/24/12. I will draw partners on Saturday and send out e-mails.

I hope this sounds fun. I look forward to seeing the opening of the boxes, and perhaps hosting this more often.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Update.....the great clean up

Hello Bloggers!

I know... long time no see , right? Life intervenes in a big way sometimes. So I can guess you all are wondering what happened to me and my Featured Artist Series? Well, I had to work. For about 6 days a week for about 5 weeks. No time to do anything but work. The series is not abandoned, but rather on hiatus....

My intention is to pick it up after I complete the most pressing of projects, begun today. The great clean up, and Move the Studio project.

So I was coerced into making a before video... (thanks Dede!) and from the looks of it you would think a certain TV show may be knocking on my door soon, but it really is not THAT bad. Bad yes, but achievable.

So for posterity, I have recorded a Before video...which is here:

I am using the before, as encouragement for the After...
Don't judge! It took a lot of creative hard work to get it this bad!

Stay tuned for updates.