Thursday, December 20, 2007

A penguin, a snowman, and the stamp room that exploded!

Well, as much as I try to keep the area tidy, my craft room/guest room always seems to look like something threw up there! Meredith wanders in and gets into stuff, I dump things in there when I don't have time to put them away, and well, you know the rest. I got two new stamps that I was dying to try, and I had to make some last minute Christmas I had to tackle the beast! I cleaned it up in there!

The penguin card uses this adorable stamp from Memory Box. The little penguin is standing on an iceburg. I had to use snowflake was only fitting, and I really liked the look of the Sahara Sand in the background. I colored in the penguin's bill and feet...they probably aren't orange in real life, but I had to go with it! I then used my glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the sparkle! The ribbon is SU's Soft Sky grosgrain.

The snowman card is from a new set of unmounted stamps that I received from Pam Clark from FireCracker Designs. He is in a set called Chin Up that is absolutely adorable...I have fallen in love with a snowman, if that is possible! Her website is

I also incorporated an SCS sketch challenge in the card!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

This ebay obsession!

I don't know what has come over me of late...I can't seem to step away from the bay! I have this list in my head of older SU sets that I want, and it has become my quest to find them (at a good price of course!). Well, I won three items today, and of course I paid a little more than I wanted to on a couple. One, I didn't even remembering bidding on it. Perhaps I was in a preschooler-induced haze when I bid on that one!

Tomorrow is a new day, and I know that I will try my hardest to stay off the bay!

On to more important things...the Stampin Up retired list. Can you believe that I actually contemplated staying up until all hours of the night to view it first? What was I thinking? Well, I did check my computer the first thing this morning, but I thought that was showing a huge amount of restraint on my part. Lo and behold, I was rather underwhelmed! However, my pocketbook will thank me because there wasn't one thing on there that I have to order before the end of the year.

Enough rantings about my stamping obsession...I'm sure I'll be on to some other craziness soon!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Welcome to my blog...again!

I'm going to try and enter the world of blogging...again. I tried this about a year and a half ago, but I fell off quickly. I wanted a place where I could share not only pictures of my crafting, but also a place where my family and friends could keep an eye on me, so to speak.

How did I pick my blog name? Well, I guess I'm having a bit of an identity crisis. I'm a born and bred Yankee, but I have now lived in the South for going on 13 years. That is a long time...for me anyway. I'll always be a Yankee, but some of the best years of my life have been in the South. Charlotte is where I met, fell in love with, and married my best friend Matt. We also have a beautiful, delightful, and often rambunctious three year old named Meredith. She definitely has a crafting gene in her.

She sees me using my rubber stamps, so she has long been rubber stamping with me. I taught her, when using the ink pad, to "rub, rub, rub, pat, pat, pat, then...PUSH" on the paper. It is so funny to hear her repeat that when she is stamping. And, the best part are her latest drawings of people, namely family. They are actually beginning to resemble people.

I hope you enjoy the musings, rantings, ramblings, and a few moments of clarity on my new blog. It will probably depend on the day!