Thursday, April 17, 2008
They offer a full line of scrapbooking themed products including t-shirts, sweatshirts, maternity and baby items, mugs and tote bags. What a wonderful way to show everyone how much you love this hobby !
You can also check out their blog. They often do contests and giveaways and I can wholeheartedly recommend their product.
It's almost Friday !
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is fun for me. My first treasury ! A few of the sellers at Etsy are doing a "one a day challenge" and I decided to participate. One of my fellow challengers... challengees?...challenge participants.. put together a treasury and my new little ribbon aliens are there. It's a proud moment for me *sniffle*. Hehe.
Oh, and please take a moment to participate in the new poll I have on the right side !
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
From baronbob.com comes these interesting gift ideas:
Ok, she might be offended by the racing grannies. ;)
From knockknock.biz we have a fun and educational (?) gift that will keep mom hip and funky cool:
The last silly gift idea comes from abernook.com - duct tape roses. Hmmmm I wonder if someone on Etsy makes these !? They are actually kind of cool !
And finally, no post on humor and mothers would be complete with the incredibly funny "you're grounded until you're 36" video. I laugh hysterically every time I watch it.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I first saw this ruler advertised in a scrapbook mag and have been very excited to try it out ever since. I'm always drawing pencil lines on layouts to keep things straight... especially when gluing down titles. This laser ruler seemed just the thing to make my scrapping simpler. I ordered it from my favorite online scrapping site and today I received it in the mail. I paid around $17 for it.
I was immediately and sadly, disappointed. It feels much like a cheap plastic ruler you'd purchase from the dollar store. The mechanism that contains the laser is also very cheaply made. You can adjust the laser to different angles and the little dial has a lot of play in it, it just never fully snaps into place to hold the laser line perfectly straight. The ruler itself also doesn't lay flat, it sort of wobbles.
The pluses are the fun colors. I got the pink and green, absolutely adorable. There are also little rubber feet on the underside of the ruler to keep it from sliding about on your table or work surface.
I'm afraid I could not whole heartedly recommend this laser ruler. It's a fabulously wonderful idea but I think your money would be better spent on an old fashioned T-square.
Enjoy your week !!
I seem to have somehow picked up an unwanted pop-up ad here on my blog. I did not add it so I am going to have to track down where the code is. In the meantime, I do apologize for the inconvenience to my readers !
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The art of Japanese kanzashi has always fascinated me. The elaborate hair ornaments are so beautiful and exotic. I had been wanting to attempt creating a flower in this style, but I much prefer paper as my medium. To make a long story short... using THIS TUTORIAL, paper and tacky craft glue instead of rice paste I made a paper kanzashi flower ! I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do with this large paper flower but it was fun to learn a new technique !
And I might mention... wahhooooo it was quite a lovely, warm day here ! I think maybe spring has finally set in. The mountains are still snowy but it was a wonderful 70 degrees this afternoon down in the valley. I snapped some photos from the front yard of the clear blue sky: