Archive for February, 2009

a way to get from here to there……….

February 15, 2009


two extreme forms of transportation!  but the  ATC ‘s to be given to the very same recipient!! two requested themes for the Pick A Theme, being Planes and Tricycles.  The tricycles is from her blog “Paper Pedaler” , and the planes must be when she dreams of faraway places!!!   : )     regardless, I hope you enjoy these Christy !!  in a month or so, they will be good additions to your growing collection.  Enjoy.    I even added some Glosssy accents to the tricycle, as I am SURE you very own bike was always this spotless shiney and clean huh???   😉

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an ATC with a (re) purpose !

February 12, 2009

Always looking for those perfect pieces of life to use for another purpose.   In clearing out my attic a few weeks ago, I was taken back to the late 80’s when I cross stitched about as much as I am currently papercrafting.  I found MANY old stitched pieces that as much as I loved them then….I do not necessarily want them NOW.   I kept a few for my childrens sake, in MANY years to come, but I also found alot of small elements to cut apart and “repurpose” into other things, and this piece in particular will be on its way to a fellow swapper that has “quilts” as her chosen theme.   It is all about looking outside the box!!!!!!!   it is really the most interesting place to look!!!

Simply Altered pendants

February 10, 2009


ok.  Venturing out beyond boxes, magnets and notepads for my Simply Altered business, and am now creating pendants.  As with any Simply Altered items, these are easily personalized!!  note the “destination” one is not only from Iowa, but specifinally created with map of my hometown, Oskaloosa!!  I will be taking orders for the pendants, as well as showing all of them off at Art on the Square!!  (I am preparing 4 months ahead this year, as opposed as to a couple weeks ahead LAST year!!)  live and learn!!  🙂   ……….My intentions are to sell them with chain in assorted finishes, pendants of all kids of shapes and sizes,  and sell pendants alone to make them interchangeable.  I will also have the same pendants for key chains, fobs, etc etc etc…oh the possibilities are endless.  Why have something that is good for only ONE purpose???  that is no fun.     😀   enjoy looking!!!!!!!  and if you feel the need to  S P R E A D the word about my blog , or the items I have available, pass this info on to ALL your family and friends!!!   🙂    Thanks!!!!

"Style"…insist on your OWN!!!

February 10, 2009

….the card to end all cards  (atleast all of MY cards!)  I have received more comments on this card, than any other!  So, I feel the need to share it with EVERYONE this time!! I nearly tossed the image out, but being a stylist, I just felt the need to use it.  Reduced the size, and added lots of Bazzill mini 3mm brads, some ink, and different papers, and it came to life.  Insist on your OWN style.  Don’t settle for anything less than what feels right for YOU,  and as tempting it might be, don’t be a second rate version of someone else.  As “interesting” as this style appears, it may be good for some???  but my style is SO very  different.  My “style” is VERY simple!!!!  and it suits……..ME!!!!    Yes, Christy……I am making one just for you !!!  lets exchange cards, with YOUR interpretation of “style” for me.    🙂  Fun???

February 5, 2009

Got Magnets?  
I know I do and I have 122 of them done!!  whew, and I FINALLY have them posted.  It took me forever to get a decent picture of them, and I finally had to be happy with what I ended up with.   ( I really need advanced photography classes) or maybe “beginners” training for that matter!!   I had too much reflection to suit me, and without a flash, you could not see the details!!!  arrghhhhhhh  beyond the flash capabilities, I am clueless.   ANYWAY….look closely and enjoy!!  there are some really neat ones in here.  I will take about half to The Book Vault in Oskaloosa, where they sell them exclusively….and the rest are going to an Art show in June, along with many other fun items!!  These sell like CRAZY!!  great for impulsive purchases at the check out, or great for gift giving…..in a practical way. 

February 5, 2009

Got Magnets?  
I know I do and I have 122 of them done!!  whew, and I FINALLY have them posted.  It took me forever to get a decent picture of them, and I finally had to be happy with what I ended up with.   ( I really need advanced photography classes) or maybe “beginners” training for that matter!!   I had too much reflection to suit me, and without a flash, you could not see the details!!!  arrghhhhhhh  beyond the flash capabilities, I am clueless.   ANYWAY….look closely and enjoy!!  there are some really neat ones in here.  I will take about half to The Book Vault in Oskaloosa, where they sell them exclusively….and the rest are going to an Art show in June, along with many other fun items!!  These sell like CRAZY!!  great for impulsive purchases at the check out, or great for gift giving…..in a practical way.