Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
1. List the top ten things that make me happy.
2. Share with my favorite bloggers and ask them to do the same.
3. Link the blogs I choose and link the blogs of the people who gave it to me.
4. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
5. Pay it forward to 15 other lovely bloggers.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Every once in a while I get a new toy that stands out above the rest. My old Fiskars paper cutter retired itself this weekend, which forced me to have to go out and buy a new one. Can we all say "awe" at the same time?
Thanks to the 40% off sale and Glenn, here's my new toy...
It is the Fiskars LED Surecut Paper Trimmer. It not only cuts beautifully, but with the LED light, it shows you exactly where your cut will be.
I made the picture a little darker so that you could see the LED light better, but in person it is not necessary. Some of the features the Surecut possesses that you won't see on all paper trimmers is two separate Cutting Rails. While they both pivot, one of them holds that blade hub and the other is extended so that you can hold down your paper or photos without getting smudges and fingerprints all over them. The Surecut also features rubberized feet to hold your trimmer in place and protect your workspace. The paper trimmers surface is not only beautiful but it has anti-wear grid printed from the underneath.
My new paper trimmer is definitely a step up from my old one.
Out with the old and In with the new...
I highly recommend this paper trimmer to anyone in looking for one or just want to upgrade. It's new on the market, but I am sure it will be around for a long time.
What is this picture? It is one of a few that I am going to be showing you as part of my sneak peak into what I have been doing for the past few days.
Some of you may have noticed that I have not been on the computer lately. I have been a busy girl getting ready for Halloween in my Etsy Shop, Scrapping With Sherry.
Ready for a sneak peak into what's to come?
That's all for today.
If I haven't returned your email, I apologize. I have every intention of catching up with them tonight and tomorrow. It's actually one of my favorite parts about blogging but since I have a tendency to get stuck there occasionally, I have to stay away if I want to get things done. lol!
Not being on the computer also means I don't have any fabulous finds to share with you today... Sorry!
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the new LED Surecut and my sneak peaks. I love hearing from you and it's a way for me to get to know you better.
Until Next Time... Take Care!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
When I got the camera out to take pictures of my workdesk I stood there and thought which one?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
|Altered Wish Box|
|Art inspired by Wendy Vecchi|
This next Halloween treasure that I discovered is an old vintage mirror that the artist, Lynn, found at an Estate Sale. She managed to do exactly what her blog is called... she turned someone else's Trash to Treasure Art.
Stamping is the main technique that Lynn used to transform this mirror into a spooky and scary Halloween scene. To see what brand of stamps and embellishments that she used on "Mirror Mirror", just follow her blog link above. You are also going to find a wide variety of creative innovations to drool over while you are there. A matter of fact, not unlike most of the artists featured here today, I had a hard time choosing which project I wanted to use.
|School Days Tag Set|
This last week I entered a tag in a swap with the theme being "school". There were a lot of great tags entered, but one in particular caught my eye. It was a tag set titled, "School Days" by Sarah. It didn't catch my eye because this was a tag swap and Sarah chose to create a set of six, or that the digital images on the tags reminded me of school photos when I was in school, or that she has a way of paying attention to the little things, the details and it wasn't because it was vintage inspired... It was all of that and more!
You can find the "School Days" Tag set at Sarah's blog, Vintage Figments. You will want to be sure and check this out because there is more to this project. Yes, you heard me right more!
This little 3 inch pocket book was made by a dear friend of mine, Cindy Adkins. Cindy has provided us with a tutorial so that we can all learn how to make this miniature treasure. The pocket book tutorial can be found on Cindy's blog, Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings.
There is just something special about miniature anything. Match it with a pocket book, created by Cindy Adkins, and you now have Fabulous! Whether Cindy is making a gift or a blog prize for that lucky someone, creating an item for a challenge she has entered or a swap she participates in, she is an amazing mixed media artist who leans towards the vintage era. This pocket book is just a sample of what you will find at Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings.
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