Wednesday, January 17, 2018


My first post on my new computer, as my old was having a keyboard stroke and losing the functionality of keys, like the "a" key so every "a" I wrote had to be copied and pasted... apparently I am quite fond of words with "a"s in them BTW. Also this computer has Windows 10, which spends most of it's time sucking eggs. If you can avoid getting a computer with Windows 10, I highly recommend that.

We've also had some Weather. I'm fairly experienced at snowy driving, but we had one day of white out snow that was intimidating AF. Also had a few days in the minusF even before windchills were factored in.

So I took this picture early this moring, but it took me a while to sort every thing so I could post it. I am assembling a Pirate Automata from the Amazing Automata Pirates! book. I've made a few goofs, but I'm having fun and learning to read directions lol. I plopped it right over some stamping experimenting that I was doing.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. The unexpected favorite thing about this is being able to pull off the lid to stamp it, and put it back on easy peasy one handed if need be. The gold paint has been put to good use for many things including painting the edges of the die cut used in the card below. Lots and lots going on, stamps pile high on the left, a Christmas Tree die getting buried, glues and more stamps.

One of the die cuts from Papertrey Ink's Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs dies, painted gold around the edges, painted with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink in the middle. The deer from Dash away all, and die cut printed trees from the Wonderland kit.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Still giving the BigShot and SideKick a workout. I am in the throes of Christmas Crafting afterall. Papertrey Ink has wonderful stitching dies. I am currently making coasters (I do love one size fits all things lol). The round gold bit in the middle comes from the round bit on the side, to be used in a popup card of sorts. I'm a bit gold obsessed this year. Somehow I have managed to lose my bin full of clothes pins, they are supposed to be in my well organized closet, but somehow are not.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Bits of this and that. Wooden box about to be painted a purple metallic. Not in the picture is my Tim Holtz SideKick. Why buy a Sidekick when I just got a BigShot? Because the Sidekick fits right on my workspace which is extra fantastic for cutting those little things without having to walk around to the BigShot. Both of them have been getting a workout.

Cloche Up project from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market kit: Wonderland.

 Ornament made with two of the main pieces put together around the edges. Shutterbug Special from Papertrey Ink.

Another ornament made with the Shutterbug Special set this time with a photo as the slider.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017


My new Big Shot arrived so I got busy cutting variations of Papertrey Ink's Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs. Each die comes with an interchangeable outer edge, inner frame and decorative background. It needed one folded sheet of printer paper as a shim to cut all the way through, but it works! I'm not sure what to do with my uneven cutting BigKick (but it worked well for most of the 15 years I had it).

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


 Some pouring medium I got and have not started using yet towards the back. Pens waiting to go back where they belong. Front and center is a lovely die called Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs interchanable mat dies only my BigKick is giving up the ghost and doesn't cut evenly so a BigShot is on it's way to me because there was a sale at

I found this recently.... Ivory Black... : / ... isn't that oxymoronic? The ink looks just black, no ivory. Perhaps it shows up after stamping lol. I bought it thinking it was Ivory lol.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017


My desk has been neglected lately. This is pretty much how it has looked since September 27.  The stamp set is Tim Holtz Doodled [somethings] I found on sale (I totally have a merry & bright addiction). Note the Peerless Watercolor book perched atop the Distress Oxides?

I was on a roll, doing things like the creativebug book art class (this is watercolor with salt and Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (6 tones of gold)).

Then I had to travel to Florida for 3 days. With an 8 hour stay at the airport (cue scream face). So I totally overpacked crafty things.

I made a peerless watercolor travel kit (glue bits of peerless warercolor onto cardstock, use waterbrush) for airport crafting.

two colored crayons from the dollar store, colored pencils, gold gel pen, waterbrush, tiny travel notebook that bleeds through which provides an opportunity to embellish  lol.

Some airport knitting (my shawl is matching the carpet, my knee is matching the tile lol. I try to blend in wherever I go). I also had an embroidery bag, coloring book, treasure pouch material, and spinning supplies).  When I got home I promptly succumbed to all the airport germs culminating in a trip to the ER last week. Today I am starting to feel crafty again.

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