Saturday, November 29, 2008

how does one make their own stamps?

I want to eventually design my own stamps, but do not really know how to go about doing that. Can anyone enlighten me? Do I need to spend a ton of money on machinery to allow me to make my own stamps or is there a better way?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So, my Cricut Expression came in yesterday and I haven't even gotten it out of the box yet. I know, how horrible!! LOL I need to clean out my craft closet, make cookies, look for a job, do laundry, you get the idea... then I can have some time to play with it.

I am intrigued by the Sure Cuts a Lot software for the Cricut though. I am thinking I NEED it, because it allows you to cut ANY truetype font that you have, and do I have fonts!! I am downloading the trial version to see if I like it, and then when I get a job, I will probably buy it!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meeting with Career Counselor

I have a meeting with my career counselor from Keller today to help me find a job. Yesterday, I hosted Stamp Club at my place, it was a lot of fun. We made cards and since I was the hostess, I got the Stampin' Up hostess credit! I ordered Owl Together Now as my club order, and for free I got the Top Note die cutter for the Sizzix and a stamp set, can't remember the name of it right now, but it is a level 1 hostess set with a bunch of different little sayings.

I ordered the Cricut Expression, which I am anxiously, and not very patiently waiting on, before I remembered I had a bid on eBay for a Sizzix BigKick, so I had to buy the Top Note die! I can't wait to be able to play with this new stuff!:) Lucky I had money in PayPal from selling some stuff, so I could get some new goodies!:)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Presents

Well, since I am out of work, I need to be making gifts this year, so I ordered a kit from ArtChix Studio to make my Grandma a necklace. I made one with a picture of her and my grandpa at their wedding, and on the back of the necklace is artwork for ArtChix.

Also, as promised, here are pictures of things I made for the Holiday Mart: Sereni-Tea Cards, Cocoa Loco Cards, Snowman Soup, & Magic Reindeer Food.

Friday, November 14, 2008


So, I have the Holiday Mart tomorrow, so I am frantically trying to get stuff made for it! lol Ok, so right now I am taking a break! I will post pictures in a bit, but I am making Snowman Soup, Reindeer Food, Matchbox cards with tea bags or cocoa inside, tag sets, boxed card sets, CD calendars, etc.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cheeky Monkey Giveaway

Cheeky Monkey is giving away this stamp set!

So, go check it out on her blog!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monthly Crop Club

We had our monthly Crop Club tonight. Usually it is the first Tuesday of the month, but since that was election day, we decided to have it tonight. It was a lot of fun. We made matchbook cards, a project from the Creative Memories site. I think everyone enjoyed it! Including me, there were 5 of us! I used this card design to make the cards for the swap at Stamp Club, which is November 23rd at my house. Here are some pictures of the stuff I made tonight:

Framed CYT Pages

I made these for my Green Room moms during the Christian Youth Theater production of Aladdin Jr. They had no idea I was working on them during rehearsals right in front of them! lol

Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon Giveaway

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am participating in the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon!! Check out Tip Junkie for details!!:)


Well, I decided to change my blog layout because I was having trouble reading the text... and in doing so I lost my list of all the blogs that I read!!!:( That list took me HOURS to put on here, and now it is gone! Everything else is still here... why is that list gone? I don't get it...

Well, I guess it is a good thing I am unemployed, so I will have time to fix it :(

Monday, November 10, 2008


Hi and welcome to my blog lol... I never know how to start these things! I recently decided I was so stressed with work and everything that I do for the boys, I needed to get back to the things I love in life. Those being photography, graphic design, scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking, crafts, etc. So, I decided to join Creative Memories as a consultant. It was hard to decide between CM, Stampin' Up, and Close to my Heart. Anyway, I chose CM, I joined a Stamp Club with someone who is a consultant for Stampin' Up, and I found out a good friend of mine is a Close to my Heart consultant, so my bases are covered!

I am hosting a monthly Crop Club at my home in Weston, MO each month. It will usually be the first Tuesday of the month, but this month we decided to make it the second Tuesday of the month due to conflicts. We will have a Make & Take, refreshments, and then just time to work on projects. If you are in the area, feel free to e-mail me and I will send you an invite!:)

I am also going to be in the Holiday Mart at the Nazarene church in Weston this Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm. I plan to take orders for my Creative Memories products as well as have a few small things for sale that I have made.

Anyway, I should probably go to bed now... probably won't, but it sounds like a good thing to do! lol