Friday, June 27, 2014

And just like that, 4 years have passed...

I'm not sure what happened to me, and I'm not sure if it will happen again.  Like everything else in my life, I go through phases of utter and complete obsession when it comes to my blog. I'll post everyday, or I'll constantly be researching how to make the design better, or what have you, and then, after a period, I just give up (usually because the next obsessive phase has started - like Candy Crush or some other such thing).

But I felt like this wouldn't be an accurate reflection of my crafty life, if I didn't post at least an acknowledgment of the fact that my happy scrappy place is closing:

Goodbye, Two Peas in a Bucket!  I've met scrappy friends, have purchased way too much scrappy goodness, and have watched some of the most entertaining train wreck threads (torn paper bears, and dogs stealing baby Jesus come to mind).  I've learned most of what I know about scrapbooking from their wonderful Garden Girls, and have grown to love scrapping styles I never would've attempted.  I've even developed a healthy affection for the color pink *gasp!* from some of the beautiful examples I've browsed in the gallery.

I will miss having one place that I check every time I log in on my computer.  I will miss being challenged on CHA or NSD to make layouts I wouldn't have otherwise made.  I will miss being able to use that wonderful search to look up the 'peas' opinion on every topic imaginable!  

I'll just plain miss you Two Peas!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thanks for owl you do!

Just a quick little thank you card. I used the Give a Hoot cart, and papers from the DCWV green paper stack. The sentiment was from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Been a while since I made a birthday card

I have a couple of birthdays coming up, so I figured I would try the whole planning ahead thing. I am generally a big fan of the procrastination thing, but thought it might be fun to do something new :)

I used papers from the DCWV magnolia stack for this card. Embossed the top scallop with the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, and then sanded the cardstock. The scallops are from Cindy Loo, and the phrase and present are from Sweet Treats. I inked the edges with some Versamagic.

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Using up my buttons

I have to say, I really ended up pleased with this card. I have been seeing a lot of layouts in magazines lately with trees using buttons for the fruit of the tree (or blossoms or whatever). I really wanted to try it on a card, so I did a search on my gypsy to find which of my cards had trees. I ended up picking this image from Stretch Your Imagination. I liked it because it is a taller tree and not so wide. (I wanted to be able to see the pretty scroll in the patterned paper)

The pp is from a Prima stack I found on clearance at Michael's. The buttons are from Autumn Leaves Savannah collection, and the base cardstock and the stamp are from Stampin' Up! Everything was inked with Distress Inks from Tim Holtz and Ranger.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Too hot for posting :)

Yesterday was the last straw for me. It was so hot, and I was so tired of my home without air, that I packed up my kids and drove down to stay with my parents (who have ac and a community pool) so no posts got done yesterday.

But thanks to a nice couple of storms, we are all back and making fun things with the cricut again! This uses the Cindy Loo cart, and papers from the Mediterranean Stack by DCWV. The stampe is from Stampin' Up's whimsical words set.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cow card

This was just a for fun card. I wanted to try making a card out of a shape with the welding feature on my gypsy. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was (thanks to all the super tutorials on youtube!)

I used the Create-a-Critter cartridge for this shape, and used the Very Punny stamp set from Stampin' Up! for the sentiment.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


My kids are crazy about squirrel since they saw the movie 'Up'. So the entire time I was making this one, people were yelling 'squirrel!'. We are a strange bunch :)

More paper from the K&Co. green paper pad. Used some Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive cardstock from Stampin' Up! as well. The squirrel was made out of various brown scraps, and is from the Give a Hoot cart.

Thanks for looking!