Sunday, March 23, 2008


Here are those super simple cards I made for the birthday party. White cardstock base with patterned paper cut into quads. Coordinated paper circle-scallop punched, edges inked. Another coordinated PP, circle punched, couple different layers of stamping, edges inked. Inside had a coordinated side strip border and punched butterflies flapping around inside-giving the inside some dimension.

Also, included a photo puzzle for each attendee-packaged in clear cello. Heard some really nice comments from parents about these since they were toddlers and just starting to be exposed to puzzles. Had a lot of fun doing these.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cut, Take 8

Sheesh! How many paper trimmers does a person need? I hope it's not 9 since I just purchased #8. It's the X-acto Laser Trimmer.

How many times have I cut something off that I needed, or trimmed it a hair off, then when re-trimming, it became jaggedy? Or trimmed it whanky?

This has a red laser light that you hand-calibrate, then it shows you the trim line! Oh, when the lighting it dim, this will be a life saver!

I thought the Create-A-Cut would be the last trimmer I would ever need. But this beauty...ah, can't wait for it to come in!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


I forgot to include these cute notepads and decorated tape from Mike's. Who would have thought Scotch tape could be so cool? Still looking for that damask tape, though.

I also spent a lot of time making Thank You cards for the Tman's birthday. How much time would you spend on handmade cards for 3-year-olds? Is it OK to have non-handmade cards if you're into the paperarts?! And, worst yet, what if they found out! You give out store-bought cards and then someone finds out your a paper artist/craftsy type. Maybe this has more dire implications than if you didn't give a card at all!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Black & White and read all over.....

Oh my. My latest find at OfficeMax. Now if I wasn't a 12x12 girl, I could definitely see these as album-potential.

Right now, I'm just going to use them as organizers. Got the idea from Simplify101--although I did order the wonderful russell+hazel binders--love those!

I digress.

Here is the surprise. You open them and it's beautiful on the inside, too!

Sorry, the photography is lacking. I don't get those beautiful shots with natural lighting when I'm usually doing this at midnight or so... sigh...

But wait, there's more. Of course, I got the ridiculously overpriced Post-Its and tags. I'm thinking of using these for journaling... I dunno, I just like looking at them right now!

I think these would go great with Teresa Collins' new line! Check out this video from CHA in Anaheim.

Leave me a comment if you've found anything great lately, too! I'm still looking for that Damask tape that was all the rage a few months ago! Take care and happy Tuesday!