Friday, May 30, 2008

debbie downer

sorry i was a debbie downer yesterday! :) thanks for the comments folks. today was a slow day cruising the web or maybe it was just a busy day at work. ;) so i'll share an older post.

::via stilldottie

i have had this link in my idea folder forever (well since last june anyway.) isn't that the coolest mobile? that's just paper scraps cut into ovals (you could use circles) and strung on wire! brillant use of scraps, eh?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

bad blogger

::via smashing magazine

yep that's me. i go through these "in a funk" phases where i think to myself no one is reading this blog anyway so why bother? horrible i know!

i promised you some links though and so i'm going to deliver!
  • do you see all that gorgeous texture above? smashing magazine had a texture contest and that lovely above won. the images are all free to use in projects - not sure how i could incorporate that into my art, but it could be interesting!
  • cool iron on coasters and you can use paper too!
  • how cool is this? i might just have to make one with xmas photos for the simple calls right now!
  • i'm a huge proponent of handmade cards - we all have scraps and leftovers after every project we do - so easy to whip out a card after every layout! think of the money you'd save. here's an idea for a five minute card.
  • oh my lovely stars!
  • try your hand at marbelizing paper - looks so easy! wouldn't it be cool to use a patterned paper as the base?
  • how cute is this little shelf made out of a yardstick?
  • ribbon rosettes - finally something new to do with all that ribbon i have bought and hoarded over the years!

enjoy the links. be sure to let me know if you try something how it worked out! :)

have a great rest of thursday!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

craft of the day

oh martha martha martha how i hate to love you. martha's doing a craft of the day over at her website. such a great compilation of interesting ideas. like these cupcake-paper carnations. so lovely! (via craftzine)
i've been busy sorry those links will be up maybe tomorrow?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


for xmas terry's cousins mark and anita gave us these lovely coasters. they even put photos of the kids that mark had taken over memorial day in them. i love them. i didn't realize you could stand them up like this - i'm going to have to fix that when i get home!

today i found this tutorial for using old cd's to make coasters. what a great gift for a grandparent!
fun stuff on a boring tuesday! :) links tomorrow - don't hold your breath!

Monday, May 19, 2008

kitsch anyone?

::via is full of crazy finds like the "bag o' kitsch" (flea-market goodies like 1960s dolls, faux flowers and vintage beads), ribbon and button packs, and jewelry made from '50s and '60s notions. I'm a sucker for buttons...i don't think i can resist.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

31 crafty flowers

melissa at pink paper peppermints is sharing 31 crafty flower ideas. she's on the ninth day and has all sorts of cool ideas for flowers. shown above is day 8 - ric rac flowers - so pretty!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

linky lou part deux

::via oh joy

here are a bunch of ideas/inspirational items i've bookmarked over the past week or so.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

vintage plastic canvas!!!!!

::via cathy of california

that's all i'm saying.

ooh a purse

ok so maybe i should just have my blog re-routed right over to the how about orange blog! jessica featured this cute little paper purse from the hermes site this am. just click on the bag when you get to the site to download a template. fun stuff!

Monday, May 12, 2008

martha martha martha

aren't these paper easter baskets from martha stewart just the cutest ever? they use colored paper bags that you can pick up at any craft store - i can totally see some scrappy embellishing on these - they would make great gift bags or you could make them into a centerpiece by slipping a can filled with flowers in them.

thanks to everyone who wished me get well! i'm feeling better - still tired and a little shaky at times. hope you all had a fabulous mother's day. mine was nice - spent some good time as a family with little rests in between.

tomorrow i hope to get a chance to catch up on my blog reading and provide you with a bunch of inspirational links as well.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


probably wondering what happened? where is she? well i'm out for a bit with strep throat. hopefully, i'll get back to posting on monday.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

oh the bookmark

::via journal

this little bookmark is simply the corner of an envelope cut off and slid over the top of the page. ingenius! i wish i had seen this before i did my bookmark for the american crafts studio blog. of course i will use patterned paper and letter stickers or stamps on the one i make!

Monday, May 05, 2008

ca-ute little table

::via design sponge

using patterned paper and a punch, you can easily make this cute little table/stool. of course it was the colors that drew me in. :)

hope you had a great weekend. my class at wiggles and giggles was so much fun. thanks to everyone who came out.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Food Box Wallet

replayground offers a tutorial on how to use food boxes to make this cute little wallet. of course, i'm thinking business card holder and covering it with pretty patterned paper! :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

vinyl wall decals

::via danielle thompson's blog

when danielle thompson announced that she was leaving the scrapbook publishing world last year, a collective cry of "no!" could be heard ringing through the online scrapbooking world. she really contributed so much to this hobby - i believe she was the beginning of freestyle and a more art journal type feel to scrapbook pages. when danielle began to blog again i was excited, then i forgot to add her blog to my roll! yikes. a post showed up today on craftzine about these adorable handmade vinyl frames. aren't they the cutest? then i noticed i was on danielle's blog - made me happy!