Sunday, September 27, 2009
Here we are at another one of my handmade fimo buttons giveaways! I made them in yummy traditional Halloween colours (purple, orange and green)....couldn't find any black fimo (don't think I'll have time to pop into town) so I'll throw in some of Martha Stewart's Spider Confetti.
I invite everyone to play along (including former winners)...only rule I have really is to leave one comment. Maybe you can tell me what Christmas colour combo you'd like to see for the next fimo buttons giveaway (pink and green, red, green and gold, blue and silver...)??? I'll announce my winners on Friday (that will give me enough time to polish off the buttons and pack them up). Also I owe a few ladies some of my buttons....and hope to have that ready by Friday as well.
Feel free to post about this giveaway (you can add the photo if you like) or just spread the news...the more the merrier!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I received some new Hero Arts stamps yesterday which included my very first CLING stamp!!! and I LOVE it!!!!!!!!! I had this photo of me and my husband on our wedding day that got ruined (my daughter got her hands on it a while back) and thought of my Making Memories tag maker and how it would be perfect for the heart shape rim.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I made a tiny mistake on the card (when it was 99.9 percent done so I saved it with the little spider stamp on the bottom!!)
I stamped the web on the photo and card.....used some black stickles to add a little bling. I distressed the card too to make it look cobwebby and weathered (that's how I'm feeling right now.....all 3 of my kids are SICK!!).
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Halloween isn't really celebrated here in Croatia....everyone knows about it but there's no trick-or-treating...I noticed that my neighbour carves a pumpkin and puts a candle in it and I just love them for it! ;)
For the past few years I've been hosting a Halloween party for our family and friends...they get a 'HOOT' out of the decorations and love my brownies and apple pie. And I do hand out treat for my kids schoolmates and the neighbourhood kids. Which brings me to this....
I had such fun with this treat bag....I embossed the paper bag using the cuttlebug and I used this ADORABLE Halloween stamp set by Hero Arts. Once again I went to town with the black stickles. The buttons are my handmade fimo buttons.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Some of the things I've learned are masking, using gel pens on your stamped images to accent them more (like I did on the dots and wings of the owl....I also out lined the clouds with Spica's Clear glitter pen)
Also stamping on top of another stamped image (like I did with the loopy boarder stamp on my clouds block stamp)....and stamping on pattern paper (like I did with the hearts on PTI's pattern paper) such a simple thing yet I never thought of it on my own!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I'm happy to report that there's an awesome new blog in town........
and it's called Perfectly Pretty!! I've been following Carly's blog Paper in Bloom now for a while and this lady is TALENTED and so inspires me!! And I'm so excited that she's starting another blog about her other passions which are decorating, DIY, organizing, cleaning............ALL the stuff I LOVE too!! I'd love to start a blog like that too........maybe down the road........I can barely keep up with the one I have now! But I just can't wait to see what Carly has in store for Perfectly Pretty!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I think whether you have children or not you have to know how to multi task to keep up with life these days!! So I'm using this sketch for the Caardvarks challenge....
Have a great day!
materials: string, my fimo buttons, Versamark Dazzle, Adirondack ink Pitch Black, Hero Arts stamps CL329, cuttlebug swissdots folder, nestabilities circle die, stickles (black), glitter pen, ribbon, cardstock, Derwent pencils
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So basically we're all trying to get some kind of schedule going...not much time left for cards....I'm neck deep in making buttons.....for Kate's Card drive, etc.
Before I go I wanted to share something I saw on Michelle's blog (LOVE this woman!!).....Flea Market Style Magazine! I'm loving it!!
Anyways hopefully I'll have some thing crafty to post soon!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I just made it on time for this weeks Hero Arts challenge which is to make a MANLY card!! AND this card is perfect for the CardPatterns challenge too!! Bonus!
so here it is......
Thursday, September 3, 2009
How EXCITED am I!!!! I was just on Jennifer's blog and she's having a little giveaway in Kate's honor (you don't want to miss that) and she once again gave all the information in regards to Kate's card drive and the yummy list of prizes for..............and speaking of the prizes..........
MY HANDMADE FIMO BUTTON are on the list of prizes!!!!!!!!! How exciting is that!!!
I let Jennifer know that I would love to donate my buttons as a prize............and as I was scrolling down the list of prizes there I am..........prize #24!!!
You can check out the list of prizes here. Amazing gifts being offered!!
Any speaking of my buttons.......I'll be picking my winner using random.org later on.
See ya later!
I'm back to announce my winner. I already mentioned how I'm thinking about selling these button on etsy so I'm looking into it (reading up on etsy, figuring out shipping etc)...........anyways......the winners are...
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:21
Timestamp: 2009-09-04 09:59:20 UTC
Oh sweetie, I'm so glad to hear the good news about your daughter!My Jasmine had to have an operation when she was 3 weeks old so I know how scary it is when they're so little :(Big hugs hunLove Steph xxx
Okay....had to leave the computer for a bit........lunch time for the kids!!
Anyways, I couldn't resist and I pick a bonus winner who is...
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:8
Timestamp: 2009-09-04 10:51:52 UTC
Virginia L. said...
So happy that your little Mia is all better!!! Wooohoo!Jane! Your buttons are so YUMMY! Ilove to eat (I mena have) them!! YAY! Thanks for the chance to win!
Congrats to my winners......hope my buttons live up to your expectations. Thanks to all who played along and for your lovely comments for my Mia which by the way keep an eye out for her giveaway.......it'll be soon.
As for buttons......I plan on doing some more giveaways soon with yummy Halloween colours so I hope you all will come back to play!
And to my winners please email me you addresses so I can get those buttons out to you asap!! email@example.com
Have a great day!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have to tell you that I think my mojo left for Canada along with our relatives!! I just stared and stared at my papers for hours!! I really have to lighten up!! :)