Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FTL #266

I love me a simple sketch! What I don't love is how it my end products always look like they only took 10 minutes when in reality it took me 1 hour and 10 minutes. I rant on this all the time so why stop now? That bloody cupcake stamp set and coordinating paper punch... Why did I buy you?!? First I had to stamp the images, then punch them out, then layer them. Not a big deal except that the punch includes all 6 pieces to the cupcake. And you can't change how it punches... Not a big fan at all. It's no wonder I waited, what? 2 years to use it? Anyways that's enough ranting for a Tuesday evening. Here's my take on Fall to Layout #266. Have a good evening! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

FTL 262

A quick post before I head off to bed! Here's my take on this week's Fall to Layout #262. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello Handsome

I have 3 card kits sitting around that I haven't touched yet and it's driving me crazy! Pair that with little bits and pieces of old kits and I'm on crafting supply overload. This stamped image is from the Valley High Card Kit. You know it's bad when I have no idea what month the kit came out in... 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

FTL 260

Happy Sunday evening everyone! You know it's a productive day when I am able to get work on a card! I thought this Fall to Layout 260 would be easy breezy, but it took a lot more creative juices than I thought. I had a hard time with the specks on the side. I originally had cute little enamel dots all over but didn't like it so I peeled them off. Then I took the plunge and used some Liquid Pearls and you all know there's no changing your mind with those suckers. So I added. And I added. And I added a few more. I don't love it, not one bit. But the deed is done and I am ready for a late dinner. Have a great week everyone! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Card Rack

It seems like all my posts for the past year have started with, "I'm still alive!" Well I most definitely am still alive and although I'm not crafting as much as I used to, it still plays a part in my life! Last spring I took the leap to ask a locally owned boutique owner if she was interested in carrying my cards to sell. Fast forward a year and a half and I'm still there! Apple Box Boutique is this cute little shop that carries a whole assortment of goodies from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to Barefoot Venus Bath & Body products. The owner, Leanne, is one of the nicest, sweetest ladies I have ever met. The friendship was instant and I am so grateful to have met her. Since my cards have been carried in her store for over a year now, we looked at some options on how to increase their visibility so my hubby built us a custom card rack, I painted it with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and now it sits tall and proud inside Leanne's store. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

FTL #241

It's been a while since I've done a Fall to Layout Challenge on Clean & Simple Stamping's blog. As I mentioned in previous posts, I am now a subscriber to Studio Calico's monthly card kit and I'm loving the simplistic cards I've been making with these kits. I'm also getting the chance to use a lot of new products that I've never experimented with before. This card uses chipboard, transparent die cuts and gold plastic stars. Have a great long weekend everyone and hop by FTL's blog to play along! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Studio Calico Card Kit: Front Row

I had very hard time with the Front Row Card Kit because the "Call Me Maybe" image really wasn't my cup of tea. It was definitely not easy using it and I foresee myself never using that stamp again. That's the fun thing about these monthly card kits though. It surprises me with items I would have never chosen myself and it forces me to go outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes the results are good and sometimes, not so much. The next month's kit, Neverland, was another difficult month for +Jinnee Barazzuol and I, but I'll post the cards when I hit at least 4 cards with the kit. I'm only sitting at 2. Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Studio Calico - 34th Street Card Kit

It's been quiet here in StampNStuffland, but I assure you I am still alive and well! I officially left Stampin' Up! January 31st, 2013. It's been a great 5 years but I really felt like it was time to let that piece of pie go uneaten. I've been picking away at it for quite some time now and I remember October 2011, when I was busy with the wedding and I let my demonstrator status fall into pending, I panicked. I had thought about quitting but when the decision was sprung on me by me not meeting my quarterly minimum, I realized I wasn't ready. I couldn't put my finger on why I wasn't ready but fast forward to October 2012 and I'm still wavering about my decision. It was finally December when I made the leap and told my amazing group of stamping friends that I've called it quits. It really has given me me peace of mind and allowed me to pursue other things with my papercrafting. One of those new adventures is signing up for a monthly card kit from Studio Calico with my good friend, Jinnee. I am really enjoy the new challenge of creating something with items I didn't hand-pick. Below are some photos of cards made using December's card kit, 34th Street. Some of the cards used Stampin' Up! and Smash Book products and some of the cards are Jinnee's!