Friday, February 27, 2009
Of course once I got it home I started playing with it and realized that I didn't really need it. It was fun, but how much was I really going to use it. I also thought it would be great for scrapbooking, only problem there is that I don't really scrapbook. Actually I've never scrapbooked. I have all the intentions in the world to, but have never gotten around to it.
I used it when I first got it here and there for cards, but I found it really difficult to acutally use any of the letters or wording that I would cut out because it was just too darn hard to adhere it to the cards I was making. I'm not exactly on the up and up as to what kind of adhesives I should be using for stuff like this so I tried a few things and it just seemed a little messy and goopy and didn't really work.
Then at Christmas my sister bought me the best stuff ever. She has a bit of a QVC addiction problem. She lives in the US and doesn't really have much to do other than watch her husband play hockey, so she watches a lot of QVC. One night they were selling paper. Sounds boring right. Not so much. It was self adhesive paper. She thought I might be able to use it for cardmaking, and man was she right.
I have no idea if this stuff is actually decent paper. But I have a gigantic pile of it. Its works awesomely in the cricut. I have never seen it sold in any stores in the GTA, so I must use it sparingly.
Now that I've written that all out, it seems like a bit of a let down. Yep the best invention is self adhesive paper ;p
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The rules once you've been nominated are
I'm clearly not the coolest blog, or even close to the coolest blog because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to code my blog so that I can post a link to other blogs or back to your blogs.
Once I actually figure out how to do things I will indeed be back to follow the rules of the award and nominate six other people for the award. Until then I am in fact the biggest loser blogger ;P
Friday, February 13, 2009
(someday I will find someplace in my house that has decent lighting so I can take halfway decent pictures)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
This is a card I made for my nephew's 8th birthday that we just celebrated in Hawaii, except silly me I forgot to take it with me. So its still at home waiting to be mailed to the little guy.
I haven't ever really kept track of the type/colour of ink, the paper or ribbon that I've used on my cards, so I have no idea what I used for this one other than the stamp set, but I will in the future try to keep track so that I can post what I've used. I shall also try to take much better pictures than this crappy one. I have bad lighting in my house ;p
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I haven't been making cards for a very long time. My first adventure in card making was 2 1/2 years ago when my first daughter was born. My older sister invited me over to make thank you cards for baby shower gifts. I thought the cards I made were fantastic. I have a few of them hanging around still, but they are by no means fantastic. They are cute simple little cards that I guess were a good go for a first timer.
That little foray got me hooked. I have been on a stamp/ink/paper buying extravaganza ever since. It has become an obsession.
I don't have a lot of time to enjoy my hobby because of the two little girls and the one big kid I share my life with, but I try my best. I'm also not the most creative or the most skilled card maker going, but again I try my best and hope that maybe I can inspire someone elses creativity, or brighten someones day by sharing my craftiness with them.