Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Onesie Mini

Well, I had a blast working on this mini album. What is interesting to note is that I am only on the first page:)
Choosing the right embellishments and picture proved to be a bit time consuming but well worth it.
I am still on a quest for a free journaling adobe brush. I admit I am fading fast as I can't seem to find one.
I shall push on and .....
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pin Up

This was an fun way to make use of my old clothes pins. Does anyone hang up clothes with them anymore?

Anyway, I created these and really enjoy finding uses for them now. From clipping down my chip bags to hanging my family photos, I LOVE it! It's one of those things that helps me ....

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It has been awhile since my little girl was in a "onsie" but I saw this wonderful onesie mini album online and decided to make one too. I have just started but I'll share what I have so far. It is simply chipboard and patterned paper right now. It is bound together with binding rings.

I think I will have a great time embellishing the mini album. It could get emotional as I travel back in time when my teenage daughter was a very little girl. All in all I'm sure I will ....

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tag Along

I had some fun tonight with my embossing tool. I hope you like the tags I made. It was truly a great creative experience.
To be honest, I was a bit scared because the embossing tool can get really really hot. I didn't want to start a fire. That would not be a good thing.
This week is going by quickly. We are having cold weather where I am but I can't complain. There are so many out there who really have a serious winter. We just sorta play with winter. It can be cold for a bit but then wonderful weather is just a stones throw away.
Tonight is really cold. I am going hop into bed and snuggle up and ....

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Sunday, February 21, 2010


Today I had a lovely time visiting London, England in the online game of Second Life. It did remind me of my awesome holiday there.

I was really amazed that my local grocery store is now carrying items I saw in England.

On my way home from church I stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner and out of the blue I saw these lovely products. It made me very happy.

I love surprises. They help me ....

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Everything is coming up ROSES

I love roses and long to see them in bloom again.

Today I went roaming about the online game of Second Life and came upon this lovely rose garden. It did indeed inspire me to create my own roses, paper roses that is:) I had loads of fun doing it too.

It's the little things that fill me with joy. Once you find your inner joy it's easy to....

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Tag You're It 2

More tags, more fun! You like them? I hope so because I had a great time creating them:)
I am so glad to relax tonight. It has been a long week which is strange as we had a four day week.
Anyway, this week was one for the books. I am grateful to have time to regroup this weekend. I don't plan on leaving the house except to go to church where I will pray for strength for next week.
I love what I do but from time to time it can get stressful so what we all need to do when we hit stressful times is to pull out our relaxation techniques. I have a bag of them somewhere and I plan to pull them out and work on it.
What helps you relax? Whatever it is, go do it and ....
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Calm Moment

Today was a stressful day:( I think because I am tired and ready for Friday evening.
I am so glad the work day is over. I am also glad to visit my friends lovely sim and relax. The sim was created and designed by Julia Hathor, the best artist to grace the online game, Second Life.
There is such a sense of calm that I feel when I visit. The sights and sounds are indeed in Second Life but I feel the calm in First Life.
Thank you so much Julia for sharing your gifts and for being such a fabulous friend to me.
Do you want to visit? Here you go: Falls/41/93/22/?title=Serenity Falls
Go and ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Give it to me

This video made me laugh so hard! I love it:)
You simply must....

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tag You're It

Creating this was fun. It's a tag for my album and it has a special area to journal on the back. I had fun picking out the fibers to put on it. I love the drama masks as well.
I did a cracked look which I was surprised worked. I saw the tutorial on this technique from one of my friends online and tried it out. I love utee:)
Creating is fun for me. It helps me to....
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Don't tell my husband but this is the new man in my life:) Just kidding! I don't know Tim Holtz except through his amazing line of stamps and other crafting items.
I love what Tim Holtz has done for crafting. I have learned so much by watching his videos. I can't say I have alot of his products but I enjoy the ones I have.
Have a watch and maybe it will will inspire you to....

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Happy Valentines Day

Well, it's been sometime since my last blog and so much is going on. Let's see, the most recent is the.... SNOW! We have not been snowed in like others and we clearly did not have a blizzard by any stretch of the imagination but we had a bit of snow Friday night. It was absolutely beautiful. By Saturday afternoon it was a beautiful memory.

I have had such fun playing and creating in and out of Second Life. I am now armed with a great tool called, ATG. It is a wonderful adhesive tool. It's on the pricey side but well worth it. This tool is a must if you craft. I have learned that spending my money on one good product is worth more than spending my money on stuff I'll have to throw away because it doesn't work after using it once or twice. It's just not worth it. Buy the right tool for the job and march on.

I found.... CHIPBOARD! I have been creating mini albums and I discovered all of these chipboard pieces in the craft stores. I decided I wanted to make some of my own. Well, I had a rocky start, to say the least. It was fun and there was great entertainment value in it. I learned what not to do and thought I would share my first pieces with you. With any luck I will get better and show you some better looking pieces later:)

Next, I began to create tags for my mini album. Creating tags was a great deal of fun. I plan to do some Viv Writer tags and a line of tags called, Scenes from Second Life. Here are a few of my first tags. I don't mind sharing them with you as everyone has to start somewhere and I hope to grow from here. I do plan to sell my tags in my etsy shop so email me if you would like the name of the my shop and the link to my shop.

Well, I think that is all for now. It's Valentines Day so I hope you all have a wonderful, romanctic day and enjoy the love of your life. I made these lovely pillow boxes with m&m's for the sweet people in my life:)

Be sweet and....

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back to Cranberry Cove

Yeah! It's back to Cranberry Cove in the next episode of The Adventures of Viv Writer. You simply must read it and tell me what you think. Visit my shop and get you a copy:)
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My first tag using Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Well, after seeing all the tutorials and such on the Tim Holtz distress inks, I decided to try it out myself. I must say I had a great time. It was fun but I would suggest getting more than one color of the Tim Holtz inks. I actually got four different colors but they were all in the same family of colors. Next time I would get different colors.
This bicycle stamp is one of my favorites. I loved creating this tag with vintage distress inks and stickles. Playing and creating was so much fun!
I would love to get a journal stamp for the back of the tag so I could say something. I'm going to give this tag as a Thank You card to someone who gave me a gift today:) I thought it was cute.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Feeling awful

Today was a snow day and I am feeling awful. The child in this picture sums up what I feel like right now. I've got a terrible cold and I want to replace my nose with one that is not stuffy.
If crying would help I would do it but as it is I think that would require energy I don't have right now.
I am going to try to make a cup of tea with honey and lemon. That sounds like a simple task but when you are not well, it takes hours to do the simplest of things.
By the way, I got this picture from a Tim Holtz tutorial. I want to give him props as I have loved all of his tutorials and maybe one day I will try them out.
Well, it's back to making my tea. I do hope I feel better soon so I can ....
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My Pink Stamper

I love the pink stamper and I hope to make some bread today too:)
Click for a link to her youtube videos. You will be amazed!

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