Saturday, February 21

Out of town for a while

I really hoped to have some pictures to share with you while I was gone, but I've been far too busy to schedule any posts for you to look at while I'm out of town. ='(

I'll be traveling with a group of students from my school in Washington, DC, and New York City, for one week. I'll be back on Saturday, and maybe I'll have a post for early the next week. I'll be taking some stamped images with me to watercolor, so I might be able to put together a card or two to share.

There are lots of previous posts for you to look at, however, by clicking here or on the Creations label on the left had side. There are also a couple of posts about life in my great state of Alaska. Remember to enter my blog candy, however, whatever you do! =D

Have a great week - I'll post ya later!

Wednesday, February 18

Blog candy is in the HOUSE!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted for so long. We've been having some computer issues recently, and I haven't had reliable computer access to post. I have a card to share, and


So in case you missed the first post, I'm celebrating over 2000 hits, my birthday on the 20th, and longer days (Northern Alaska, here...we're finally coming out of the (literal) "Dark Ages"). =D First, a card.

I made this one from a SheetLoad acetate card that was part of the Ultimate Sampler pack I recently won in a blog candy at Moralia's Weblog. I was using a CPS sketch (but computer problems kept me from entering it in the challenge), some DCWV papers and Paper Temptress cardstock. The solid pink with the lacy border is called "Glimmer" and it's soooo pretty. The camera didn't capture the beauty of this cardstock. (ssshhh: you can get 1/4 sheet samples - up to six - of her paper here. Go get your samples today - just don't drool on me when you see her gorgeous stuff, ok?!?!) =D

The heart on the front and the panel of red inside the card are actually the same cardstock, but the angle of the card makes the cardstock look like a different shade. This card was rather simple, but I like the effect that clear cards give to the final product. I used my Nesties for the scalloped oval and a Martha Steward border punch.

supplies ~ acetate card: SheetLoad, cardstock: Paper Temptress, dsp: DCWV

OK, so I suppose you want to know about the blog candy, right?!?! Here's a pic:

And a list of what's here ~
Basic Grey 6x6 pad (Sultry)
2 Cuttlebug embossing folders (Birds and Swirls, Bloom Dots)
Recollections flowers w/brad centers
Recollections gemstone brads
Making Memories jumbo blossoms w/brads
2 reels of ribbon
...and a surprise! ooooo, only I know what it is - heehee!

What to do to win? Just leave me a comment saying what you are most looking forward to doing this spring. If you'd like to post a link in your blog advertising my candy, that would be great, but it's not required. This candy will close on March 1 @ 11:59 pm AKDT (-900 GMT), and the winner chosen by will be announced on March 2. One entry per person, please. I will ship worldwide. Good luck to you all!

Saturday, February 7

It's almost time....!

Today my hit counter rolled over 2000, my birthday is on the 20th, and the days are now long enough to go to work & come home with some daylight! Wooooooohoooooo!

That means I will be offering blog candy again. I am so humbled that so many of you come by my 'lil ole place to see me. I started my blog in October, received my 500th visitor in December & offered candy then, and in the last 1 1/2 months I've had another 1500 visitors. Can you say WOW?!?!?!

I haven't decided just yet what I'm going to do for my birthday/2000 visitor candy offer, but I can assure you it will be tasty. ;o) So stay this space...keep yer eyes peeled...I'll have the candy ready for ya'll next week fer sure! Thanks for stopping to look!

Monday, February 2

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #27

Well, I'm now a groupie. No, not for a rock star, for Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers! So this post is short and sweet with some gettin' to know ya stuff. So I'll just give you 5 random facts about me and 5 more about my papercrafting!

  1. I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2001 with my husband when he came to work for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I teach middle school social studies at our local school district.
  2. I love to try new recipes.
  3. In addition to papercrafts, I like to cross-stitch, knit, quilt and sew.
  4. I'm an avid reader, but I usually only have time for books during school breaks. When school is in session, I usually stick to newpapers, magazine, etc., that I can finish in a short time.

  1. My favorite ways to color right now are watercolor and PrismaColor pencils with OMS.
  2. I have a hard time turning down freebies! One of my favorite places is download free digital papers & bellies Summertime Designs.
  3. I have only recently started stamping again. I'm on the prowl now for more outline image stamps (like Penny Black, High Hopes, Whipper Snapper, etc) to build my collection.
  4. I have found some smokin' hot deals on eBay for all sorts of papercrafting stuff. I really need to cut myself off, though - I think I've formed an addiction!
  5. For stamp shopping, I avoid Joann's & Michael's. They've got lots of other great stuff, but I HATE the selection they have in stamps! I usually walk away with a sigh.
Group #27 is nearly full, so if you'd like to join you should hurry. If you miss this group, you can join the next one; Tracy usually opens the next one when she closes a group. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 1

Candy alert

Go check out Carol's Paperplayce for her blog candy. See how great it looks! Enter before Feb. 8 at 8pm GMT!

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