Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Right Side Of the Brain: Beacon Adhesives!!!

Speaking of Rina! She has a new blog and a great give-away going on right now. Check her out!The Right Side Of the Brain: Beacon Adhesives!!!: "Welcome to Beyond Paper By Rina! To kick off the new and improved site, and the split from, I've decided to give away ..."

Sometimes People are Just So Nice!!!

My friend Rina and I went to a local art store here called Blaines to crop a little and, truth be told, talk a lot. She has been out of the country for about a month and before that we had both been crazy busy so we hadn't spent much time together. Well, last night as we were leaving and saying thanks to the owner of Blaines, I saw some plexi pen holders and said, "I would love to have some of these!" She said, "Oh, I have some over here if you want them." Rina says, "Wow, How much?" and she said, "You can just have them. I'll keep a few and you can just have 2 each!" WOW!!!!! So now my Promarkers have a new place to live where they are organized and happy!!! I will be shoping more at Blaines!

Cool huh? They'll hold 72 Promarkers each so I'll have pleanty of room!

I think I'm going to lable the color names on front. They will sit just right on my window ledge!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Stamp Storage

Well, I've been eyeing this for a while for my unmounted stamp storage. I got this photo storage box with interior boxes in it from Costco for $15. It really works well because the stamps don't get smoshed. I'm going to come up with a vinyl decoration to jazz this up.

Here it is open. I need to lable the spines of the smaller boxes with the stamps inside.

I could fit 6 of the single stamps like those from The Greeting Farm. I just put the image samples in with the stamps.

The larger TGF sets like Fuzzy Wuzzy and Sweet and Toxic fit 3 in a box

The only thing I wish is that the inner boxes were about 1/4" bigger so my SWAP Images which are done at 5 1/2"x4 1/4" would fit flat.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Mail SWAP

So I have a great group of cyber friends on the site. We do this one monthly swap called Happy Mail. I've been doing it since October and it's always so much fun! Each month Lisa, aka Kittyshoes, does a drawing on the box she sends and this month, I GOT IT!!!!!! Isn't it the cutest ever!!!!

On top of this cuter than cute box, Lisa filled it to overflowing with goodies. We put 5 wishes on the board and you are supposed to grant at least 2. Well, Lisa went overboard and granted everything on my list and then some!!! SPOILED ROTTEN ME!!! THANK YOU LISA!!!!

Lots and lots of Glue Dots! A Sew Easy with an extra head for Cross Stitch! Sew Easy Floss in reds, browns, and blues!!! And 3 packs of Bazzil Cardstock!! Drooling here! But wait, there's more!

Promarker 12 Pack!!!! LOVE these! Then stamps from The Greeting Farm~Laundry, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and the cuter than cute Cheeky Mate!!! And more stamps these from My Favorite Things~What's Cooking? and Groovy Girl!!!

THANK YOU LISA SO MUCH!!!! YOU MADE MY MONTH!!!! (possibly my year!!!!)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stick Pin Swap

I've joined some friends on the PC SWAP Board doing a Stick Pin/Tag Swap. This is my 1st of 3 Tags. I used my Polka Doodles Maggie stamp which is one of my favorites because it looks so much like Delanie! Love the dirty legs and half-way down the nose glasses. I colored them with my Promarkers, inked with TH ink and added my cute little stick pin. I think the pins are nicer in person but I couldn't get the color well in the picture.

I really liked the end result but making 15 of them got really tedious after a bit! Hope the girls on the SWAP love them!