Monday, February 28, 2011

ProMarker Give Away!

Lindsay's Giving Away ProMarkers!

My good friend Lindsay is giving away a set of ProMarkers over on her blog! CHECK IT OUT! She also has an awesome video on her blog and if you surf around her other posts you will find wonderful project ideas and freebies! It's a blog you can't afford to miss!!! Swing by and say HI!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Game - Steampunk ATCs

Happy Thursday! I am home again after a much enjoyed vacation. We spent time in Las Vegas, Arizona and California. It was a wonderful trip, but it is always good to be back home. Today I have a set of ATCs to share with you. I made these for a swap at the Stamp Shack using one of the gears in the Steampunk SVG Set from LINDAY'S STAMP STUFF. I have had the "wind up man" stamp for a long time, just waiting for the right time to use him. I'm not even sure where I got him, and he isn't labeled, but I just knew I had to have him. :) The book pages are from a novel called Saratoga Trunk. ( I didn't read it, but it sounded kind of "steampunky".) LOL I used Tim Holtz distress inks to age the pages and added special embellishments bought on a trip to Texas. Here is a preview of the Steampunk SVG set:
Make sure you check out Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for more inspiration, possibly a freebie, and links to the rest of Lindsay's Fabulous Design Team's blogs.
For more Steampunk Inspiration check out Suzi's Scraps. Suzi used the train from Lindsay's Steampunk Stamp Set to create a fabulous set of Steampunk ATCs for the same swap! Leave her some love when you stop by and let her know what you think. I'm sure she will appreciate it. Until next time, Happy Crafting Everyone!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Wow! I can't believe it's Thursday already! Our vacation is over and Ralph and I will be traveling home when you all read this. We have had a fantastic vacation, but are ready to get back home today. Here is a picture of Ralph in Death Valley at a place called "Artists Pallet". It was beautiful! The colors on the rocks are natural, probably occurring from a combination of water, minerals, and volcanic activity.
Next is a card I made for Jacob to give to one of his teachers. I used the School Rules Set and the School Papers Set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff to make this one. Be sure to check out Lindsay's Blog for a freebie and some fabulous inspiration, and the rest of her Design Team's Blogs for more creative awesomeness!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

On Vacation

Happy Thursday, Everyone! It is for me- I'm on vacation!! Yesterday, hubby and I visited the Grand Canyon. It was a "balmy" 17 degrees F. Brrr....I thought we left that kind of weather back in the Northeast, but it seems it has followed us here. In spite of the cold weather, we had a fabulous time. Words cannot describe the beauty we saw here. Today we are going to Hoover Dam for a tour. We caught a glimpse of it yesterday on the way back from the Canyon.
Even though I am on vacation, Lindsay and the rest of her Design Team should be home and hard at their crafty work, so stop by Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog, pick up a freebie, and see what crafty inspiration you can find this week! Check out Lindsay's FABULOUS SALE while you are there too!!!
Here is a card I made a couple of weeks ago. I posted it then, but it was an "off day" and I didn't get much traffic, so I thought I'd share it with you again today. Let me know what you think, I LOVE your comments. They make my day!!!