Friday, August 31, 2012

Busy Day!! Lots of Stuff to Share!

Hi Blogging Friends,

Whew I have had a busy day so far.  I have been overwhelmed with taking & editing a bunch of pictures between 3 editing programs.  Talk about making me nuts.  What one program won't do another one will.  Ugh!  I bought the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, but have yet to figure out how to use it.  Another thing to learn!  I think I have so many things to learn, that I never get anything learned without doing it the hard way!

Anyway, onto some fun.  When I posted WOYWW the other day, you could see a card up in the left hand corner.  I made this card for my brother, just to say I love him and thank him for his support after my mom passed away!  He is my step brother, so my mother is not his mother, but we pretty much grew up together, so I will always consider him my brother.

Anyway here is the card

I am really happy with how it turned out.  Don't you just love that beautiful plaid dp by Teresa Collins.  It is so vibrant!

Stamps: GinaK Designs Masculine tags by Tami Mayberry and Papertrey inks
Men of Life
Inks:  Memento Bahama Blue & Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Black C/S (?) and Teresa Collins DP
Other:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two, Plaid Ribbon (had for a long time,
so don't know where it is from).


Some time ago I posted about the big box of ribbons I found
and I found some Extra Coats & Clark Lace & Seam Binding.  I used to work there many years ago and they used to let us fill up a bag of goodies once a month for FREE!   It was always such fun and I have tons of threads & yarns, especially crochet thread!

On with it now.  I have 2 sets of the White Lace & Seam Binding to share with 2 of my sweet blog friends. 1 set for each.  It is not much, but they are beautiful and I want to share!  (Besides there are more goodies in the near future!)

Anyway, would you like one of these 2 sets?

The 2 winners will receive 1 pack each of the Lace & Seam Binding!  Am I making sense?  The Lace is 3 yards of 3/4" wide.  The seam binding has a very nice silky design and is 3 yards by 1/2" wide.

All you have to do to win is make a comment here and let me know you would like to have them.  I will choose a winner through Random integrater on Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) and post it here.  Only my followers will be qualified to win.

I do have another request, but not a requirement to win the above giveaway.  I would very much appreciate it if you can share this and help me get more followers.  I am really trying to pick up the pace and get this blog moving.


Since tomorrow's giveaway is quite a bit better than the
above, it will require you sharing to win!!  Teehee!  Sneaky aren't I.

Onward & Upward!  Yup, there is more!

Last night I discovered something in my stash that I did not realize how good it is and just had to share it.

I bought this a few months ago and thought it was a really thick magnet.  Well, I store all of my Spellbinders dies in there original folders on magnet sheets and ran out of the sheets.  I still had 3 sets to get in there folders and no magnets.  Well it turns out that this is a magnet tape!!  I mean TAPE!!   It is very thin and feels like electrical tape.  So I pulled some loose (did tear off) stuck a small die on it, thinking yea right!  Well, the die did not fall off!  Long story short,  I would up used it in strips and it is stronger than the magnet sheets.  I held up the folder with the dies in it and shook it.  They did not move.  I was stunned!!
It is really great for these border dies too!  Look at that!!  Just perfect!!  I love this stuff & will absolutely be picking up more on payday!  I did not get a picture, but I wanted to tell you how I store my Spellbinder dies.  I put them in there original folders as you see with magnets, then they go into a photo box.  I have 70 sets in one photo box.  I figured out that I will need to get another one to start over.  The photo box holds 70 sets nicely.
Well, I am out of breath here, so I will FINALLY, shut up.  I hope you are all have a fabulous Labor Day weekend.  See ya tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!!  Hugs Lori

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Heidi has Blog Candy!!

Hi Friends,
Go visit Heidi at Embellished Dreams for a chance to win some gorgeous papers & card stock!  Hugs Lori

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WOYWW Trying again!

I must say it seems that I was not meant to post this!  ARG!!

I have had the hardest time trying to edit this picture, so please forgive the blur!  Between the new camera (Nikon) and new glasses,  I am having a hard time seeing the 2 images when editing to see which is better.

Anywho, I will not try to preview this post, so please forgive any errors (Don't want to lose the post again).

At the top of the picture you can see a card made for my step brother.  Then you can see my work in progress.  It is coming along so pretty!  I will post both cards soon.
I also, after much thought decided that starting on Thursday, I will have some giveaways for at least a couple of days.  Hubby is home today and  tomorrow for his days off and itis easier to get more done when he is at work.
Well, thanks bunches for stopping by!  Now I will go link this to the Stamping Ground .  You should join in on the fun!  I would love to see what you have on your work desk!!
Happy Creating, Lori

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Well shoot!

Hi all,  I have been trying to get back in here.  I had a nice long post ready last Wednesday for WOYWW and when I clicked review blogger lost the whole post on me.  I did not have the time or energy to do it over again!  I do have lots of fun things to post, some cards, a bunch of giveaways and one rather large blog candy!

Well, I will try the WOYWW (What's on your Workdesk Wednesday) again tomorrow and I am not going to preview this post in the hopes that it will be published.  LOL!  Not funny though!

I will leave you with a card I made some time ago (I think Mother Day)  :(  I will attempt to give details tomorrow and try to make it more exciting and fun here.  Lots to share!
Hugs Lori

Please ignore the mess around the card.  Did not have time to edit.