Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Pink Camera Sunday Challenge, Lots of Layout and Clique Kit

I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year. We definitely did despite everyone being a bit under the weather at some point during vacation. 

I was able to squeeze in some time to scrapbook the last couple days of vacation. One layout is a New Year's Resolution Challenge from The Pink Camera (Sandra and Lisa). The layouts used three different Scraptastic Kits from October and November that I really needed to kill before even considering purchasing any new crafty supplies. 

I am also sharing a limited edition kit from Clique Kits that, I am sorry to say, is no longer available. However, it gives you a good idea of the size and general contents of a Clique Kit. (Thanks, Sandra, for enabling on your channel! lol!) I have decided in recent months that kits are the way to go for me. They are already coordinated for me, I get a surprise every month and I will, most likely, spend less on random scrapbooking items...that's the idea anyway. :) Since I have already tried Studio Calico (hardly used it...not my style), Scraptastic (liked it!) and was able to purchase a single Clique Kit (will be experimenting!) I decided to try the Hip Kit Club for the sign-up period. I love the layouts I have seen created with it as well as the products. (The color add-on is something I really love the idea of.)

Here is a video of everything that I have been chatting about in the post. Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, August 09, 2014

OCC Day 4: Back to School Cards

This is all I could muster for day 4, but I am including a process video which will be linked up on the sidebar to the right of this post The video is uploading at present and has been since last evening. Ugh! Hopefully, it will be live soon! 

Kraft and white cardstocks, Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap, Wid Honey, Fired Brick, Barn door, Peeled Paint, Simon Says Stamp Set ( Lunch Box Notes, Friendship Messages), Hero Arts Stamps (Journal Letters), Simon Says Stamp Dies ( Teacher, Tiny tags), Silhouette Cut (Apple Card 64361)

Just because I thought this would be funny! Not stamps were hurt in the dissecting of this sentiment. The red ink was simply from an old project that never got completely cleaned off. Cut up your sentiments! So easy to put them pack together again!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Life Got in the Way

So...I was planning on posting for Day 3 of the Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2 today, but life got in the way. I have been working on and off all day on one card! I know there are many of you who know what I am talking about...just stuff to do!

Here are few photos...one is of a layout I completed a few days ago with products from my most recent Scraptastic Kit, my haircut and an iced latte (simple pleasures) from today and two blankets my family and I completed last weekend to donate to Project Linus. Also posted to the right is a You Tube video of my most recent haul.

Tune in tomorrow and I should have a few things to share! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

OCC Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 2

Here are a couple of my creations from day 2 of Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2. There are a few other things I want to try from day 2 and will be posting them on an upcoming post. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 1

The topic for day one was backgrounds! Here are a few cards that I created using background stamps. I have a few more things I am toying around with that may or may not make it to the public. lol! Looking forward today two!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Destash Update 6/27

Thank you so much for your support via You Tube, Facebook on the ScrapYard and 2 Peas! I truly appreciate it and hope to get a few more things out to folks soon. The more I can get out my door the better! I have the opportunity to sell some of my items at a crafty yard sale on Saturday and am planning on doing so. With that said, I have no idea what is going to be available in my "Destash Yard Sale Aftermath" video that will be posted next week. If there is anything that you are interested in, please feel free to ask me questions concerning pricing and availability. I am more than happy to work with you! Again, thanks for the support and stay tuned for a video update next week!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Destash #4 Mister Hueys Lot, Stamps, Cork

MME Stamps $5 plus shipping
Cork 6x6 Pads (2 available) $2.50 plus shipping
Mister Hueys Lot $24 plus shipping ( 12 bottles)
Just Rite Monogram Set Large $20 plus shipping

Just Rite Monogram Set Small $10 plus shipping

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Destash #3 PAPER!!! (Update 6/24)

Simples Stories Collection Packs $10 plus shipping
Summer Fresh (1 available)
Baby Steps (1 available)
Happy Days (1 available)
Destinations (1 available)
Aspen Frost SOLD
Jillibean Soup (1 available)
Graphic 45 Bird Song (1 available)

Photo Freedom Collections $6 plus shipping (2 available)
Lot of 10 6x6 paper pads $22 PENDING

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Destash #2: Paper, Build a Bear Dies (Update 6/24)

Memento Markers - New (I just tested a few and they are nice and juicy!) $22 shipped SOLD
Tim Holtz Lot -  $30 shipped SOLD
Sew Easy Lot - $10 shipped SOLD
Twine Lot - $8 shipped SOLD
Build a Bear Die Lot - $20 shipped

If you are buying volume I would be more than happy to combine multiple items for a package deal!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Destash #1: Unity Stamp Co. KOTM (Update 9/9)

Unity Stamp Co. $5 each set. Red rubber foam mounted 18-24 stamps depending on set. Each kit is cut from a full 8.5 x 11 rubber sheet. The images are big. Willing to group items. One sheet of rubber weighs roughly 9 oz plus shipping envelope. Sets generally retail for $45 each. PayPal only. First come, first serve. Great deal! 

Email me at morissasweeney@gmail.com or leave a message on the You Tube video when it uploads. Thanks!!!

A Little Happy May 2010

A Pocket Full Of July 2009 SOLD

All Seasons September 2011

All Smiles June 2011

All You Need August 2010

Another Sweet Day May 2009 SOLD

Color of the Seasons August 2012

Filled with Love December 2011

Fly Free June 2010 (No butterfly tree)

Follow Your Own April 2012

Fresh Beginnings April 2009

Head to Soul March 2012

Happily Ever After August 2010

Go Ahead Wish September 2009

Heart & Soul January 2012

Just You March 2011

Love in an Instant May 2012 SOLD

Lucky to Have You February 2012

Nothing but Blue Skies February 2010

Ol’ Bag of Fun July 2012

Perfect in Every Way June 2009 SOLD

Picture Perfect November 2010

Rockin’ It Unity Style March 2010 SOLD

Savor the Journey January 2010

Simple Life March 2009

Simply Magical November 2009

Small Things Matter Most April 2011

Sweet Summer Love June 2012 SOLD

Take Time to Laugh October 2010

Take Your Time November 2011

The Best is yet to Be February 2011

Vintage Touch September 2012

Think Happy Thoughts May 2011

Monday, June 16, 2014

Massive Scrapbooking/Mixed Media/Cardmaking Destash

I need to downsize! I have way too much to know what I really have and effectively use. I will be uploading a video each day this week destashing TONS of stamps, paper collections and pads, mists, washi tapes, Cricut cartridges and much more.  Here is a video briefly explaining what I am destashing. Please share this with anyone who maybe interested in scoring some great quality scrapbooking/cardmaking/mixed media items. Subscribe to my channel and you will know exactly when I post. Thanks in advance! You have no idea how great it will make me feel to simplify my life! :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Distress Ink Storage - Inexpensive Walmart Option

With the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer comes my need to reorganize and/or purge everything in the house. As a result of purging and prioritizing supplies in my craft nook, I realized that I didn't have a very good system for storing my distress ink pads. I use them a lot and would like them to be easily accessible. Formerly, they were in a iris cart drawer, which was only convenient BEFORE I attached foams to the back of the pad case (and accumulated more colors!) There is no room on my desk to put all of them. I checked on pinterest for ideas and saw a hanging jewelry storage bag that looked to perfectly fit the distress inks, so off I went to Walmart for milk and that particular storage bag. In the same aisle right below the hanging bags were these great plastic bins. I assume they are for organizing dresser drawers or some such thing. This one caught my eye because I looked the perfect size for distress pads. Each divider can hold up to 18 pads with foams attached. I printed off labels onto sticker paper from Kristina Werner's site, then cut, attached and made color swatches for each label. They are a wee bit crooked because the foams attached to the backs of each. I don't mind storing them vertically because Jennifer McGuire mentioned in her most recent ink storage video that manufacturers don't think that the storage position of the pad changes its effectiveness.  Big bonus for this storage container....if you have a Raskog cart from IKEA the container fits perfectly with space at the bottom of the tray for tools or paper.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Adventures in Watercoloring

So....I signed up for Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers when it started back at the beginning of May. Fast forward (if anyone remembers what that is!) to the past couple of days. My students' last day of school was yesterday. Mine was today. See reasons for progress? lol! 

I am hoping to have more to share soon, but here are a couple of cards that I made yesterday and are already out the door on their way to do what cards do...make people feel that someone cares. I used some new goodies from Simon Says Stamp & Altenew as well as some stuff that has been in my stash for awhile.

This was the beginning of the last card. It was a bit of a mess, but I put enough effort into it that someone was going get it!

Stamps: You are my Sunshine (SSS),  Ink: Black - Versafine, Dies: You are my Sunshine, Watercolors: Peerless, Paper: Distress Watercolor & Glitz - Gray Paper, Enamel Dot: MME 

Stamps: Magnolias for Her (Altenew), Friendship Messages (SSS), Ink: Versamark, Paper: Navy, Distress Watercolor, Accessories: Distress Markers, Perfect Pearls, Distress Ink Pad, White Embossing Powder, Platinum Embossing Powder

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oh, Happy (Birth) Day!

Once again inspired by a die on Jennifer McGuire's channel....
I need a light box or something to take better photos that are true to color. Ugh! 
Have a Happy Wednesday!

Supplies: die (Memory Box), Stamps - Leaves (Wplus9), sentiment (Avery Elle), glossy accents (Ranger), Wink of Stella, watercolor markers (Tim Holtz), various cardstock, DIY black sparkle embossing powder (combination of holographic and black by Ranger), white embossing powder, liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), chipboard heart (Pink Paislee), dimensions 4.25"x5.75"

DIY black sparkle embossing powder (combination of holographic and black by Ranger) . Simon says Stamp stencil using Distress Inks and DIY mini round foam blending.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DIY Mini Ink Blending Tool

I must admit I am a sucker for a few things...a good cup of coffee and crafting supplies. Likewise, I am hooked on Jennifer McGuire's YT channel. (Definitely a guilty pleasure during the day!) If I could afford it, I would be EVERYTHING she shows on her channel. After watching her initial video using Tim Holtz's new Mini Ink Blending Tools I wanted them! However, I was pretty bummed because I had just finished purchasing and attaching the old style blending foams to the bottom of every Distress Ink I own! I knew there had to be a simple way to get what I wanted without spending any extra $$. I searched You Tube and blogs no closer to a solution, so I decided to figure it out myself!

DIY Mini Ink Blending Tool

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