Monday, April 9, 2007

More Candy and Creations!

Since changing my subscriber service to FeedBurner, I can view the number of people subscribing to my blog updates. I'm sure some viewers were dropped thru the transition and I would like to boost the number of subscribers to 75. You can help me achieve my goal, by spreading the word to your friends, if you have enjoyed this blog. Also, once I get to the 75 mark, I will be giving away more BLOG CANDY! Hmmm, what will it be this time? To be eligible, you need to do two things-subscribe to my blog and tell me things you would like to see/learn on this site. Tutorials, more links, more scrapbook pages/cards? I appreciate your feedback. Now, if you refer someone to this site and they subscribe, please tell them to leave a note with their comments and you'll receive an extra chance for the BLOG CANDY! So, let's get the ball rolling to 75 subscribers!

On Friday, I attended a class at my local Archiver's to make a Paper Crafted Purse. The benefits of taking an occasional class is that I get to learn new techniques, use new toys/tools and see the new products on the market. For this class, we used the Creative Imaginations Bare Elements Purse and covered it with papers from the Basic Grey lines, Perhaps and Phoebe. On the front of the purse, we heat embossed the swirls design, from the Autumn Leaves stamp set, Swirls Volume 1. If you look closely under the floral design, you can see the new Stampendous floral design, Ruffled Bloom, stamped with Making Memories acrylic blue paint (Daiquiri) on an acetate sheet. We trimmed around the image and added coordinating flowers cut from the Ellison Design die, Build A Flower #1 by Scrappy Cat. A clear button and pink rhinestones (by Mark Richards) were added. On the purse flap, we added bling by using Sepia Accents (by Ranger) and more pink rhinestones. The tag was made using the Making Memories Tag Maker and the initial was cut with the QuicKutz Revolution Blossom Alphabet. More die cut flowers and rhinestones completed the tag. The Crop-A-Dile was used to punch the 2 front holes in the purse flap and May Arts ribbons were added to it and the tag. We finished the purse by adding Making Memories Chocolate brown paint to the exposed areas and stamped more floral blooms to the top of the flap. And, of course, I couldn't leave the store before purchasing the swirls stamps and the floral die cuts. I'll be taking the second part of the class in a few weeks, with my PIC (partner-in-crime), Cindy, to make a Bling-Ring Book that fits inside the purse. So, stay tuned.

Alot of exciting new over the weekend. Gina K. has designed a stamp set to aid Autism Awareness. It's an adorable set and $8 from each purchase goes toward autism research, so be sure to check out her site. Nichole has released another stamp set from PaperTrey Ink and it is very unique and spring-like. Cindy K. is selling craft racks to store ribbon, wheels and ink pads, if you need help with organization. These would make great gifts for your crafty friends. And, today is Beate's birthday, so be sure to post wishes on her blog.

34 comments:

L8ybug2 said...

I'm a subscriber...I love your blog just the way it is. I like to see cards and gift items...

Dawn Mercedes said...

since I check out your blog daily, I might as well subscribe...count me in!

CAKVD said...

Hi! I"ve been to your site several times and I enjoy it, so I"ll subscribe. Allison sent me. Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Jackie said...

I think I was subscribed before but I just did it with the new one - I don't want to miss updates! I really enjoy your blog and love seeing tutorials on creations other than cards but I am happy with just cards as well - I'm easy to please :-)

kathy said...

I am a suscriber and I love your blog. I visit it everyday. I would love to see you do something with pearlex with a tutorial of course. Thanks

Heather Leech said...

Hi!
I thought I had subscribed...maybe with the switchover it messed up. I've just subscribed so no worries from now on!
Thanks!!
Heather L.

doverdi said...

I've just subscribed and since I have been to your blog several times already, I like it just as it is. I always love to see new cards, tutorials, 3D projects and whatever you are willing to share. I'll send my niece by to have a look at your blog.

Allison said...

I think I subscribed but I never remember since I have my RSS check for me! Ah nope, I had to re-subscribe...there is my answer. I like to see cards featuring special folds or patterned paper (since if I see somebody else's great creation with it...I must go buy it...I am easily enabled!)...cheers!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I like how clean your blog is. I would like to see more cards :) I love cards :)

Linda Shaw said...

I just signed up so I won't miss your updates. I've been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now:)
Linda SS

Andrea said...

I love your blog and check it daily, i am happy to subscribe. Have a great day and keep up the wonderful work, i love being inspired to try new and different things. Andrea

Angel said...

I subscribed. I love seeing great ideas so keep em coming!

Janet B said...

I've been a subscriber for a while. Love your blog.

I'd love to see more cards, and definitely altered items.

Janet B

Lisa C. said...

I resubscribed after the change over, love your blog, want to see more tutorials, I love seeing different things done, but with someone to show me how to do them!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog but I'm sure I would find great inspiration here! Thanks for the treats!
Ilene B.

Cheryl said...

I subscribed and would love to see tutorials on your blog. I am a very visual person and need instruction. Thanks. You will reach your goal quickly.
Cheryl

lois lane said...

I subscribed and I love pictures of cards and how they were made. It is always helpful to see how you did something.

Bettina said...

I thought I had previously subscribed... Anyway, love the purse. I would love to see more altered items and stamped scrapbook pages.

debbiedee said...

I am already a subscriber, so it must not have dropped my subscription. I love your blog!
Debbie

mara g said...

Im already subscribe to your wonderful blog. I love your blog how it is.

mjb coffee said...

I subscribed to your blog. I was happy to do so. I love to look at cards, cards, and more cards.

jodene said...

I keep trying to subscribe to a few blogs but must be doing something wrong,I will try again!I love gift ideas.I link to your blog from Allison,s.

foodpartyfun said...

I am now a subscriber of your blog. Should have already been since I have been checking it daily for quite some time. Love to see all you wonderful card creations!

Pat

dd2njoy said...

I was also a subscriber but did again to make sure.I like to see anything new in the cards category.
I'll be popping by for sure!!!

Jan Scholl said...

already a subscriber-wish more went that route instead of nothing at all.

Debi said...

I went thru the subscriber but I'm not sure if it registered... I'll try again to be sure. Thanks for sharing such great items on your blog.

Susan H said...

I've also been a subscriber for a while and, hate to tell you, but I can't think of a thing I would change. I like seeing cards and recipes, very nice blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh, to have an Archivers! My husband is military and I'm stuck in a small town in the middle of nowhere North Dakota!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

--Alicia B.

Selina said...

I am a subscriber too. I would like to see more cards.

Kristine said...

I subscribed earlier today. I love what I have seen on your blog, I'm alway looking for tutorials. I found your blog from Alison at Stampin When I Can.

Anonymous said...

I've been here a few times now too, my aunt*doverdi* sent me here awhile ago. I enjoy seeing cards, tutorials too. Thanks for sharing :)
Chantale L

Pat S. said...

I'm already a subscriber.

What I like best about your blog are the cards and instructions. That's what I'm trying to learn how to do, so you already have everything on your blog that I need :)

Thanks!

Kathi B said...

I am a new subscriber. Today is my first visit to your blog but I really like what I see. I enjoy seeing cards and unique 3D projects.

HeyHeyPaula said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but I subscribed so I'll be back. I love your tutorial. I'm a visual learner! Thanks for sharing your love of stamping.