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!