Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Un-cling rubber stamps!

I just came across this method through a link on and found it to be very easy!
Check this out if you're looking to remove the wood blocks from your rubber stamps!  The demonstrator shows how to not only remove the rubber from the block but also how to make it cling to an acrylic block!  Wonderful!  Check out here:  Scrap Perfect

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Today is a cold day in Chicago!  67deg yesterday and now it's 27deg (feels like 15deg!) now!  Where is the snow to justify this!
Cold weather like this makes me want to grab a cup of coffee (it's still early!) or hot chocolate later and get crafty!  The thought of willingly leaving the house is non-existent!  But the kids have to come home somehow!
Cheers to you!

Monday, November 22, 2010

1st swap ever!

I'm so excited to be a part of the 2011 birthday card exchange swap through!  The key is to send birthday cards to every recipient on their birthday.  That recipient will receive cards from everyone involved!  This is going to be so much fun!  This will certainly get my creative juices flowing!  I can't wait to get the list and get started!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giving credit...

When I was creating my page, I found an awesome source for a header!  Please visit itkupilli-cutencool
Her creations are really cool!

My first blog!!

I have never had my very own blog!  I'm excited to share daily thoughts, goings-on, anything crafty, etc.  This blog is not solely meant for papercrafting.  You'll come across other topics too!  As I start off, I've added a bunch of links of sites/blogs I love looking at!  I hope in the future to add pictures of items I've created & maybe even video tutorial (linked from other creative folks!!).
I'm a SAHM with 2 beautiful children, Ian 11 and Katie 6.  I'm a very lucky gal to have a wonderful husband of 15 years!  I'm fortunate to be able to stay home with the kids.  I don't want to go back to an office and its politics!  Maybe, just maybe, I'll be crafty enough to sell stuff.  Maybe...
Please enjoy what I have so far.  I'll be uploading soon anything I've done to this point (with exception of a few cards made & given in a flash!).  Your comments are welcome.  I've only picked up the crafty itch less than a year ago & hope & plan to make it a permanent one!  This is my creative outlet and I plan to run with it...
Enjoy today...