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February 2009 posts

Today I've got another card tutorial to share. Here's the supply list: Grungeboard (one sheet) Distress Ink Ink Applicator Tool Scissors Glimmer Mist (Sugar Cookie and Oriental Poppy) Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents Black Card Blank STEP ONE: Cut Your Grungeboard Grungeboard comes in several different patterns. I'm using the one embossed with swirls. I cut it in half... ...and then cut the half in half. STEP TWO: Color Your Grungeboard Take the two small strips and color them with distress inks, using the ink applicator tool. You can also just rub the pad directly onto the grungeboard or use... Read more →

I'm not an enormous fan of Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I sure like to get a present, but it does feel a bit arbitrary. Perhaps that's why I like to make my valentines rather than buy them. I think that there's something about taking the time to make a valentine or a Valentine's Day related project that really expresses the true emotion of the day. So, counting down to Valentine's Day (Saturday), I'll have a little tutorial of some kind on the blog every day. Today, we're making a super simple card. Supplies (most of these supplies are... Read more →

I've got five awesome Label Tulip sneak peeks for you today. Here they are... The kit goes up for sale on February 15. Some ladies on the Label Tulip message board were gushing about February's guest designer, Dina Wakely. I am embarrassed to say that I had no idea who she was, so I googled her and found her blog. Wow! Wow! Wow! Her work is absolutely *amazing* and soooooo cool! You have to check her out! I can't wait to see what she does with the kit!!! Oh, and Cathy over at Label Tulip invited me to put together... Read more →

Prima, Prima, Prima...OMG! Prima!

Eeek! I can hardly believe my good luck! Now that the announcement has officially been made, I can share the news that I have been invited to join the Prima Marketing Design Team for 2009!!!! I am over the moon and thoroughly thrilled down to my toes! When I got the phone call from Sharon on Monday night, I totally embarrassed myself by screaming like a four-year-old. I the proceeded to run around the apartment after I found out, jumping in the air and going "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee." The team is absolutely *amazing* and I know you'll want some linkage. You can... Read more →

Right at Home Scrapbooking is a fabulous scrappy store in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. When I heard they were having a design team call, I knew that I had to apply! Here's part of my application: "Right at Home holds a special place in my heart. I accidentally discovered scrapbooking at an AC Moore. I rapidly became obsessed with the hobby and went online looking for information. I stumbled into the world of cyber boards and learned about a thing called "a local scrapbooking store." I knew that I had to find one, and Right at Home was the one I... Read more →

1. This made me smile today... 2. Here's a fun little accordion album I made at a crop a week or two ago. Lots of family photos from Christmas (thus the red/green theme). 3. This is a cool tutorial on making tiny little notepads out of matchbooks. 4. My recent classes at The City Quilter were *amazing* and filled with wonderful women who have such cool stories to tell. One of my students, Sandy, made this very cool origami photo cube as part of Project Fifty-Two. She was kind enough to bring it to class so that I could see,... Read more →