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Abracadabra!

Posted by Catherine on May 31, 2008

…well, when I say I’m going to do something…

Okay, usually I don’t always follow through on things that I say I’m going to do – especially if it involves actually MAKING things out of the things I’m buying…but I figured there was no time like the present!

After last weekend’s cRaZiNeSs, The Mister and I decided we’re going to hide out and be hobbits tonight! It’s working out fabulously!

So onward…I FINALLY, FINALLY got around to trying out my very first sketch! YES, I know…Marti would be SO proud. I was reading her blog when I finally decided to get a move on, so I decided to try out the sketch on her blog. From SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try – http://www.iheart2stamp.com/)

And this is what I came up with…

I’ve been having a fabulous time with transparencies. I used them to try out Marti’s “smooshing” (isn’t that the FUNNEST word to say? Betcha tried to say it…*grins*) technique with transparencies and dimensional pearls (or Scribbles) and I’ve ventured on to making cards using transparencies.
The only thing negative about it is that whenever I try to take a picture of it, it reflects the flash back. Or maybe I’m just not the most fantastic photographer you’ve ever seen. I would place bets on the latter…
But I’m ├╝ber proud that I got this done…at least I’ve got myself a creative little blip on the May radar…

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Excuse me…

Posted by Catherine on May 30, 2008

…have you seen my mojo? Anywhere? Anywhere at all?

So the craproom is half-clean. Well, I wouldn’t even say half…more like a quarter clean and then I kind of lost interest. I have no idea when or how it happened…but I have a LOT of stuff. I have stuff coming out of the wazoo, for crying out loud, and what do I have to show for it? A couple measly cards for my mom for Mother’s Day and they’re not even done! How is it possible that I started the scrapping/cardmaking kick at the beginning of March and I’ve barely gotten ANYTHING done? (My wallet sure feels differently, let me tell you…)

Every time I sit to make something, I seem to kind of just lose momentum halfway through. Then I move on to something else. Yes, most of the time I’m in the ‘Skittles lab’ mentality, but…oh, I don’t know…

Maybe I need to start doing sketches or something. A girl can only come up with so many things on her own, right? I’m kind of irritated with myself today because I did make a transparency card yesterday for my Godfather’s birthday, but of course it was so rush-rush, I didn’t even take a picture of it. It took me all of ten minutes to make, so you can imagine the fabulousness of it. *wrinkles nose*

And now, as I wave goodbye to May (and wonder how the heck it went by so fast…), I’m thinking June has got to be a little bit more creative! I better get down and get dirty with my supplies, and tools, and embellishments and I’m not going to buy one SINGLE thing (okay, buying stuff from Marti SO doesn’t COUNT!). Plus, the money I save not buying scrap things is soooo going towards a Wii Fit.

You Board members can’t leave a girl alone, can you? First it’s, oh buy this scrap thing, buy that scrap thing, and then it’s Wii Fit and you talked it up so good, I WANT IT in the worst way!

Maybe I should mosey back on over to my room and see what can be done…either cleaning or creating…

P.S. I officially know what a chinchilla is, by the way.

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RAK attack…

Posted by Catherine on May 30, 2008

I can’t believe how few and far between I’ve posted for the month of May! Remember the months when I used to have a post every single day? Sometimes more than one post in a day? What happened to those times? Less buying and talking about them…but I can’t say I’ve gotten more scrapping done either!

But to wave goodbye to the second last day of the month, I’ve got a couple pictures for you!

I have been attacked by RAKs from the WONDERFUL, OH SO FABULOUS Marti from Pez-a-Doodle!!! Not once, but TWICE in the last two weeks ALONE!

Check it out:

Couple weeks ago, I got…


Those fun BIC markers that everyone on The Board has been trying out, YUMMALICIOUS, brilliantly luminescent dew drops and distress embossing powder and a beautiful, alter-able wooden box! w00t!

Today, I come home to THIS:


BEAUTIFUL card made by M herself!!! I can’t believe I’ve been looking at this card and making comments about how I WISH I WISH I could see it in real life – and it was really for ME!

I told you, that UTEE/perfect pearls technique looks good enough to eat!

SKITTLE STARS!!! For packages all for me to play with!!! And ANOTHER awesome wooden box – I can’t believe these are like, $10+ at my M’s…

And last but not least, my Studio G order (those weren’t part of the RAK…LOL) but inside there are also some fun little things to play with and alter as well that she threw in AND ANOOOOTHER wooden box for me to alter!

I can’t wait to get out all my tools and play things and get to PLAYING!!!

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH, MARTI!!!

LOOOOOVES YOU LONG TIME!

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Showers make blooms!

Posted by Catherine on May 21, 2008

…oh WOW, I haven’t even noticed how long I’ve been away from my wonderful blog! It’s been SO hectic, I can’t even believe that May is more than halfway OVER! Where is the time going? So many projects, so little time!

My cousin’s bridal shower that I’m throwing for her is this Sunday! Honestly, what in the WORLD did I ever do before the Cricut? BUY pre-made things for more? Ew!

Here’s what I’ve been up to, so you can’t be too mad at me for being MIA!

…those are just some of the flower pots – for the centerpieces and definitely only SOME of the shower favors. I used TBBM of course for the little heart boxes and filled them with DELICIOUS strawberry cream jellybeans that are on sale right now at Bulk Barn. I had to get about….10 pounds of of jelly beans to fill all the boxes. I know it sounds like a lot, but The Mister was helping out by eating some. For the flowers, I didn’t get too crazy, I just used two kinds of flowers, the George flower in shadow and silhouette and the funny petal-ed flower from WIMG.

Alright, I know it’s not as in-depth as I normally like to get into, but I’m going to be getting up early so I can get more work done!

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Starlight, starbright…

Posted by Catherine on May 15, 2008

…very first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, grant me the wish I wish tonight!

Well, there aren’t any stars out yet, but hopefully it doesn’t stop my wish from coming true one day!

I keep checking Katie’s site (http://katiespaperhaven.blogspot.com/) and I am wanting Nestabilities in the WORST way. It’s one of those things that when you get an idea in your head that you WANT it, it keeps festering and festering until you MUST HAVE IT! I’m actually surprised that I’ve held out this long (it probably has something to do with the fact that I think they’re kind of pricey) but Katie’s cards are so CUTE that every time I see those sweet scalloped edges, I WANT Nestabilities all over again!

*breathes*

Maybe it’s time I started price comparing…

Is Nestabilities the only thing on my original wish-list that I still don’t have? I think I’ve pretty much managed to acquire everything else! LOL…

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