Nov 21, 2010

Paperwings Blog Hop - "Tag You're It"

Tonight is the monthly blog hop sponsored by Paperwings, a site devoted to demonstrators of The Angel Company.  Note though that non-demonstrators are able to view the many wonderful creations in the gallery!!

The theme for this month is "Tag, You're It."  So you are about to hop from one creative tag to another!  First, take a look at my creation.  I made a birthday card and gift bag using the Hieroglyph Horses and Trendy Greetings stamp sets along with the Hemingway Paper Collection.  All are from The Angel Company.

Now all I have to do is to get the birthday gift to fill the bag - usually it's the other way around!

Please stop by the blogs of these participants who also have Tag Creations to inspire you!

Laurie U -
Lisa -
Shirley H -
Teresa J -
Julie R -
Chelsea -
Tina -
Carol N -
Laura -

Thanks for stopping by.


Today's Quote
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
by Winston Churchill

Fun is More Fun Than Work!!

Yes - fun is more fun than work!!  And here is an ETSY Twitter Team Treasury that' all about fun!!

Have lots of fun today!!

Thanks for stopping by...


Today's Fun Things
- Watching the puppy explore the slippery, slick ice coated snow (he's not in any danger in case you're worried)
-Enjoying coffe and PJs until late morning
-M&M Stixs
-Anticipating good time with paper, inks, and Copics in a bit
-Pulled Pork Sandwiches made from scratch

Nov 14, 2010

HandmadeMN Market - November 20!

HandmadeMn Market is almost here!!   You will find 45+ Minnesota artists and crafters offering handmade jewelry, knitted goods, clothing, baby items, toys, purses, stationery, wallets, and more.  Items are priced to fit any budget and any style.  Two lucky winners will receive a Gift Basket filled with handmade goodies from our members and the first 25 people attending the market will receive Swag Bags filled with even more handmade goodies!

When - Saturday, November 20 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where - Ballentine VFW
2916 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Following is the list of artists/crafters who have donated their handmade products to the Giveaway Baskets and Swag Bags.  They deserve a gold star or two for taking the time out of their busy schedules to make and donate items for you!!

And here is a sampling of their work....

Hope to see you on Saturday!!

Thanks for stopping by....


Today's Quote
The amazing thing about giving is that it benefits both the giver and the receiver, and more often than not it feels better to give than to receive.   by Katie Ryan

Nov 2, 2010

My New Copic Storage Cubbies

Organizing my crafts is always a challenge for me!  I know where things are - until I put them away!!

So, please share in my excitement about my new Copic Storage Cubbies from Studio3Solutions.  I can now actually see the color family I want!  I'm going to be able to grab the colors I want quickly!   And, as my collection grows - with Sketches, of course - my little cubbies will be full to the brim!!  Oh what joy...

I will be labeling the ends of my Ciao's using the labels that Asela from Hop Art Studio has created and is so kindly sharing!  Although, I suspect I will leave that project for one of those cold, snowy days that we will soon be experiencing here in Minnesota!  I don't want to get too organized too quickly!

Here's my 3 cubbies as they look now...

I'm off to "copic" again!

Thanks for stopping by....


Today's Quote
One of the advantages of being disorganized is the joy of discovery!
by A. A. Milne, author of The Winnie The Pooh books.

Nov 1, 2010

Perky Penguins

I've been playing with my Copics today!  They are so much fun to use and I am constantly learning how to use them.  I'm still a novice so it's practice, practice, and more practice!

I used one of the adorable penguins from The Angel Company's Perky Penguin stamp set.

For the pom pom and brim on the hat, I used B21 and the Colorless Blender - I laid down B21 and then dotted it with the Colorless Blender.  For the scarf I used a cross-hatch pattern of sorts with B21 and B24.  The beak and feet are colored with Yr02, YR04, and Yr07.  And the skis were done with E33, E35, and E37.  I'm not crazy about the snow effect I tried to create under the skis so it's off to practice some more snow!

Thanks for stopping by....


Today's Abundance
- A day of playing in my Copic sandbox
- Puppy Kisses
- Glistening frost on the grass in the early morning sun
- Stamp Pa Palooza
- A day without errands or appointments


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