Thursday, January 26, 2012

Best Day Ever!!

Hello Lovers.

Whose ready for the weekend??  I am!!!  We plan on going to the South Florida Fair again on Friday (after hubby gets home from work).  We were able to get discounted tickets and go the first day the fair opened (on purpose) so we could get our tickets stamped and be able to return again for free!!!  YAY!!  We had so much food and sweets!!  It was incredible!!  Gio had a good time also watching mommy win a prize for him at a fishing game.  I can't wait until he's older so he can enjoy playing the games and winning it himself.  I think he would love it.  I will be making a mini album of the photos we took at the fair, so stay tuned for that sometime this year (when I get around to it - lol).

Anyway, today's post is to show you a card I made for a friend.  (I hope she's not reading this - lol).  I had been meaning to make her a birthday card, but really had no mojo for what I wanted to create.  

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In any case, I was able to purchase this digital stamp by Some Odd Girl and get to coloring.  It was a practice run, but I ended up liking the turn-out and decided I'd quickly make a card out of it before I started on something else.




She's such a vixen isn't she??  lol.  

I really liked the layout of this card, the embellishments I used and the colors (her favorite).  I hope she likes it and I hope it inspires you to use funky colors on your next craft project.



Thanks for stopping by and I'll chat with you again soon.  See below for the list of items used.

x0, Damaris


SUPPLIES
* copic markers
* SOG digi "Coy Kaylee"
* DCWV "Old World" 4x6 Matstack
* Echo Park "A Walk In The Park" 6x6 paper pad
* burgundy & off white lace trim
* Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 10 & 21
* Karla001 - black Rina bling
* Recollections tulle flower
* Lost & Found "Market Street" ephemera
* Pop dots

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baby Banner Mini Album - Portobello Road

Hi Darlings.  

I am sorry that I haven't shared any projects with you lately, but I have been using my goodies and crafting.  Just haven't had the time or mojo to blog about anything.

Well, today I'd like to share with you a Mini Album that I made with my son in mind.  When I first purchased the Portobello Road collection by MME I knew I would be using it to make a mini for my son.  I didn't make time until last week to make it and it only took me 2 days to do.  Crazy!!




Since it's for a boy I didn't want to use flowers or too much bling, but I did manage to use a few embellishments to spruce it up.  My favorite tool was the small, medium & large Fiskars cloud punches.  They were perfect to add a little something extra on each page.  







The pages only allow for small photos, which is fine because this album is just for my keepsake. 






I tried to incorporate banners, birds and outdoorsy type things.






The album was so fun and easy to make and I hope these photos will inspire you to dust off your son's baby pictures and get to scrapping them.






Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  Take care.

x0, Damaris

Let's Talk Copics!!

Hi bloggers.  It's Wednesday, January 25, and I have been waiting patiently 26 days for my Christmas gift (to myself) to arrive.

I made a purchase on www.CarpeDiemStore.com for new copic markers (just as they were lowered to $4.25, and just as they were about to be raised past $5) on New Year's Eve.  I spent quite a few dollars, but I'm glad that I made the investment because just a few weeks later I found that there would be a Standard Copic Certification class in my area, to which you all know I am registered for.

Anyway, so today I woke up with a spring in my step.  Made Giovanni and myself some pancakes.  Watched a little Yo Gabba Gabba.  Played.  Started on some laundry and as I was just about to start blogging a card, I see the Fed-Ex truck pull up.  I knew it was for me because I had been tracking this purchase for 26 days.  I quickly got up from my seat, took a picture of the lovely truck through my craftroom window (which I facebooked - lol), and sprinted to the door.


A lovely small box awaited me and as soon as I signed the digital gadget, I came quickly to open it up.  It was filled with tons of tiny boxes (as you know if you've ever purchased them online) and color after color, my eyes lit up.  I have never felt this way about a craft product other than the MME Lost & Found collections.  lol.

I wanted to share my current collection (including the 47 that arrived today), and just basically take you through the "happy" process I went through this morning.  hehe...


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The photo below shows my chart before it was colored in with the new markers.



This photo shows the chart after being colored in.



This is where I currently keep my markers.  As you can see it's mostly filled up and if I want to get 200+ more copics I will have to find more storage.  The bad news is that there Magpie Storage Cubbies are discontinued, so there is no way I can purchase these again; unless I want to pay $140 (I found a site online that sold it for THAT MUCH!!).  I can always get foam board and make my own, but I happen to think those are not too sturdy.  I'd love to run into someone who has some of the other cubbies that was being sold online by some company (that is also discontinued), but I don't think anyone would be willing to sell them. 



So I found another company that sells them.  OrganizeMore.  They have a similar looking white cubbie and even though the price is a little steep for me, I am willing to work my tushy off to raise the money to get at least 2 of them.  This way I can put away my Magpie unit for what I purchased it for (the tins that carry my brads and buttons), and use those other ones for copics. 


I've included a link with the photo that will take you to where you can buy these cubbies, incase you are interested in getting them.  I know a lot of you might already know about it, but some may not.  Just click on the picture or visit www.OrganizeMore.etsy.com.

Anyway, so I hope this helped anyone interested in purchasing copic markers.  This is one item that's definitely staying on my wish list... especially because they keep coming out with new colors each year.  =)

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for a few project shares.

x0, Damaris