Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Not much going on today. Scissors, Candied Apple re-inker and Black and White Alcohol Inks to be put away. Eiffel Tower pencil sharpener out for enjoyment : D. All the inkpads are labeled, so some satisfaction in that. Tim Holtz app on the ipad, only the reinkers left to do.

Our first real storm of the season. The snowplow has already come by 4 times since 5 am. (Snowplow contract best Christmas present to myself ever!).

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016


The aftermath of a bit of stamp cleaning. : D. With the aid of my new planner, I've already started my Christmas Crafting : D. Hopefully it's not as easy to misplace as the notebook I used in years past.

At the back, the 3 Distress Inks to complete the set: Lucky Clover, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple, because as you can see I'm a bit of an ink pad addict (and there are others stashed out of view).

I started the day by braving 6F and heading to the pool for Hydro Running at 6:30. Now I'm on my way back for "walk to run" ... which is an intereting choice lol, but it's a balmy 25, so shorts weather : D.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

City Station Ornament

City Station ornament, made with a small circle (patterned paper on cardstock). After the gas station is assembled and put on the circle, I put Tombow Mono around the edge of the circle, let it dry a bit and then put it in one half of the ornament then added the other piece. The Papertrey Ink domes the clearest plastic ornaments I've found.

A close up of the station (stamped in my favorite Pure Poppy). The truck is stamped with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.

Handy Dandy Notepads

Two of the notebooks I made this past Christmas, using some cardstock, pre-made notepads from Papertrey Ink, the My Kind of Guy stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.

The covers are made out of Stamper's Select White cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 with a 2/8" spine scored in the middle. The pencil holder is made by using the Write Stuff pencil die on Dark Chocolate cardstock.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Brown Paper Package, Stitched Up with Twine

A fun way to wrap a small gift in an unconventional manner.

Using the star die from Papertrey Inks Quick Stitch kit: Beaded Holiday, I cut two layers of plain brown wrapping paper. I stitched about half way before putting in the pendant using Rustic Twine. Leave enough tail at the starting point to tie a bow. I used a stamped from the Make It Market Co mini kit: Holiday Pin Ups in Pure Poppy ink.

A close up of the pendant, a favorite purse project stitched entirely with French Knots and Cotswold Knots so it was easy to pick up again, like painting with knots.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I bought a Papertrey Ink planner (the binder version), and it started on Sunday so I'm getting in the habit of it even before the New Year begins lol. I've tried note books, but I do better with a bona fide planner. In the back are some of the letters I made with my new Type Strip stamp set and die.  I think these will get a lot of use, and they are great for that creative down time, just stamp up a bunch and run them through the die cutter. The red cord enables me to recharge my iPad whilst crafting happily away. The dies on the left (and the little yellow fun foam stamp) are from Papertrey Ink's Come All Ye Faithful. You see, I've started working on my Christmas gifts for next year (and when they are done they get written down in the planner (who it is for and where it is stored).  This year might be very productive lol.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Stamps and dies to be put away before the next flurry of crafting. Feeling optimistic everything will get done or rather what needs to be done is done : D.

Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates it and a lovely day to all who don't.

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