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I'm still going strong on these Spring colors...I think it's due to all the lovely weather RAIN we've been having lately. Argh! Out here in Eastern MA, we're pretty much floating away. It's been raining non-stop & there's been a ton of flooding everywhere. I'm looking forward to the end of the week when things are supposed to get nice again. Come on, SPRING! Here's a happy & warm Birthday card. I saw those felt letters on clearance at AC Moore - they're from Making Memories & they are super yummy.

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I stamped the sentiment with a PaperTrey Ink stamp set. The border was punched using this fabulous punch from EK Success. Designer paper is more of the Hippity Hoppity Collection from We R Memory Keepers. (great colors in that collection!) Ribbon is from PTI as well.

thanks for stopping by...!

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Prize WINNER!

February 5, 2010

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Thanks to everyone for participating in my Blog giveaway. I think it's super fun to do & hope to do more very soon :) You guys are such awesome readers...it's the least I can do! OK, so here it is - the winner. I used Random.org to pick a random number. The winner was #34 - Deanna King. Congrats Deanna!! You will have an email very soon from me :) prize_winner0205101

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Hello everyone - hope you all had a great Christmas!! Santa was VERY good to me. I got lots of really cool things including a Janome Sew Mini, lots of Hero Arts Cling & Rubber Mounted Stamps, a new Sizzix Die,  some great paper from October Afternoon & lots of other fun stuff. I'm a happy gal! I've been walled up in my craft room these past 2 days playing with all my new toys. I am LOVING the Janome Sew Mini! It's perfect for me as I uhhh had NO idea how to sew. In fact, I didn't even know remotely how to thread a machine, or make a bobbin. So when I saw these videos on StampTV I knew the Sew Mini would be perfect for me! Stay tuned for lots of projects I am making that now include real stitching :) Here are some Valentine's Cards that I made this week. Yep, already moving on to the next Holiday...!

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I used some stitching on this next card, such fun & I think it adds so much to it! I was suprised at how easy sewing on cards is once you get the hang of it!

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Here is a closeup view of the stitching on the card...

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I'm currently editing a video for some fun Valentine Treats that I've made, so stay tuned for that!

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MCC Fair Photos

November 24, 2008

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Hey everyone - just wanted to share a few photos of the fair from this past weekend. My setup was a little different this time (space was sort of cramped). So you will see that I had to set my tables up differently...but it worked out well as I was able to add an additional shelf on the side. I had LOTS of things, and the space was pretty much 100% covered with product when the show started. Around 11am things really picked up and it was packed!! I then had to re-stock and re-organize most of the rest of the time - but I wasn't complaining. You will see my Mom in these pics - she is all bundled up. In case you weren't aware, I live in MA - about 20 miles outside Boston and Saturday was FRIGID. They had us in this big tent that was "heated" - but the wind was blowing so hard that it still made it pretty chilly in there. I think with the wind chill it was in the single digits!! We were prepared though. I had on my snowboarding layers and my hat. So I was all good. If you want to see the rest of the photos of my setup from this fair, please CLICK HERE.

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November 4, 2008

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sorry guys, I've been sorta slackin' here! Things have been pretty busy lately. For those of you who don't know, I do work full time as an IT Manager just outside of Boston, and I'm also going to Graduate School part time to get my Masters. This semester is a bit hectic as I'm in 2 classes on Thursday evenings (you might see my Tweets on Thursday and they are most likely angry-toned, haha.) Anyhoo - with all that said, I'm still allowing myself time to craft! :) I am gearing up for another Craft Fair this weekend 11/8. This one is at an elementary school in my town. I will post all the info tomorrow on it. For now, please enjoy this Christmas Card. I saw this idea in a magazine, for using the button as the letter "o". I thought it was super cute. The rest of the stuff is American Crafts...Thickers & Rub-On's. Cardstock is SU! and so is that Scallop Border Punch! I have more cards to share with you this week so I will try and come back tomorrow for another posting!

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I wanted to thank Chloe for nominating me for the lovely Arte y Pico Award. Chloe has a wonderful blog with lots of fun ideas - I am honored to be nominated by her! You can visit her blog HERE. Here are the rules of this award: 1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language. 2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. Remember to leave the person a comment or email to let them know they received the award. 3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. 4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. Here are my five picks: 1. Jaime's Blog: http://cre8tivbrain.blogspot.com/ 2. Michelle's Blog: http://www.surette.biz 3. Dallas: http://designsbydallas.typepad.com/stamp_this_stamp_that/ 4. Diane: http://dianebarnes.blogspot.com/ 5. Savitri: http://www.scrapbit.com/

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This weekend I got to spend a decent chunk of time in my craft room, woohoo! I'm trying to gear up for a craft fair I'm going to be in on June 14th. When we were at the Cape a few weeks ago, we stopped by Colorful Creations, a scrapbook store located in Hyannis, MA. I got a few new things and I figured I would use some of them this weekend.

I created this album with an awesome little kit made by Dream Street Papers. Basically it's a square shaped chipboard album, with coordinating papers that match exactly to the shape of the album. All you have to do is punch out the paper and adhere to the pages, neato huh? I whipped together this little album in about a half hour and I think it's pretty cute. There are no photos in it yet but perhaps someone out there somewhere will want it...



"Friends" Mini-Album:
Dream Street Papers: Square Lightweight Chipboard, Birdie Bits Square Die Cuts
QuicKutz "Katie" Alphabet
Black Cardstock
Black Stazon Ink
SU! Tab Punch
Assorted Ribbons, Primas, Brad

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