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Feb 28, 2009


Ahh! I'm thrilled that Saturday is FINALLY here! I've had such a busy week and there's still so much left to do. But... being at home feels so good. I love my job, but commuting 2 hours a day and getting up before 5 am is a killer! If there's anyone out there who want to hire me to work from home in the paper crafting industry... my number is 555-####. ;) Ahhhh! Wouldn't that be awesome? :) We can all dream, can't we?

I can't believe that March is right around the corner! Yesterday, my final article posted to Craft Critique. It's bittersweet because I know it will free up more time for me to venture into new areas in the craft world... but it's always hard to close doors too. I really have enjoyed my year with CC and have loved writing for them! My last article was a review on the 'Rock-a-Block' stamp mounting system by Crafter's Companion. For those of you who are stampers, I'd love for you to check it out!

This is the card that I made to illustrate my article. I just got some new Marrakech Basic Grey paper and am in LOVE! The colors and patterns are so warm and had a great 'country' feel to me. Check out the quilt-pattern paper! Ah! I LOVE it! I've been dying to use this farmhouse image from PTI's Boards & Beams set. I just coudn't get a crisp stamped image from it, no matter how hard I tried. If you ever have this problem with some of your images - you need to read my article! ;)

The flower embellishment at the top was made by running a scrap of brown corduroy through my Cuttlebug using one of my floral dies. If you ever want to die cut fabric (cotton, denim, corduroy, etc.) --- USE A CUTTLEBUG! Even though my Wizard has a lot of pressure, it won't cut through fabric. I kept my Cuttlebug just for that purpose. It cuts it like buttah! I'm going to have to pick up some cute fabrics soon to use for homemade embellishments. Hmm..... :)

Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog! :)

- Boards & Beams set (Papertrey Ink)
- Marrakech collection (Basic Grey)
- Walnut Stain Distress Inkpad (Ranger)
- Onyx Black Versafine inkpad; Rich Cocoa & Potter's Clay Memento inkpads (Tsukineko)
- Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
- Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)
- Red Gelly Roll pen (Sakura)
- Marrakech brad (Basic Grey)
- 2x6 Flower Cuttlebug Die (Provo Craft)
- brown corduroy fabric
- brown fine-tipped marker
- Copic markers
- White gel pen (Ranger)
- Paper piercing tools


  1. Good tip re: the Cuttlebug! I just recently acquired a Wizard and was wondering if I need to retire my CB, but I think I won't now. :) Cute card -- looks like TK might have rubbed off on you a bit with those lit windows!!! hee -- couldn't resist. And good work while you were with Craft Critique! Job well done. :)

  2. When I read the Bittersweet title, I thought it was going to be about Basic Grey's Bittersweet. Ü

    I too would love to be able to stay at home and work! I have to drive 30 miles to work, but then I'm gone 13 hours, cuz DS runs after school.

  3. Your card is darling and you are one of my favorite people.... Have a wonderful, restful Sunday! Hugs!

  4. Love your card and thanks for the tip with the cuttlebug. I just wish I could work or even find a job. Its tough out there ladies and I do feel for you. DIL is having similar problems.


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