A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 11, 2015

The shaming post

This is getting out of hand.  I am addicted to buying stuff lately.   I don't need stuff but I keep buying it.  So I am going to share what I have bought the last few months and maybe it will shame me into stop the nonsense and use what I have...

Oh I just remembered I am missing three dies buy sizzix in the pictures.  Two Tim holtz and one is a peacock.  Yes I needed the peacock.  Did I need the Tim Holtz?  Probably not since I cant remember what one of them is.  I am going to have to go look.  That is very sad.

I decided I needed this because my step sister had it for sale..... really?

This was a bday present so I cant be blamed for this one... it was in a set of two
Two Ottlites for 99.99 ... wait till you see the other one.

well the purple box is holding card stock and it was free.  the white lids are tim holtz acrylic paints, the black lids are tim holtz distress paints.  I hadn't used them yet.   Oh I needed the corner rounder.  I haven't used it yet.  Tuesday Morning has those dies on sale for that machine in the back.  If I had known I would need to have an adapted for the embossing folders and they did not take the big dies from sizzix  but oh well to late now.  Amazons does sell it for 30 more. 

OH good grief Charlie brown! 


all papers were on sale.  I got two of the 3 pads and I got a larger pad not shown.  the yellow pads were 66% off and the brown 60 % off... oh I got a large mixed media pad at the same time too

stuff from the dollar tree The butterflies were for moms box and that blue thing is for masking.  Yes I need coloring books.  Like you need a black eye ha ha ha.

close up of the butterflies. I used one from each pack already

Ok I wanted the two ladies stamps but this came with a whole kit.  If I just bought the ladies it would have cost as much as the kit so why not why.  But I complained I did not need the flowers ... which are missing 3 and the sprig is missing to cause I already used it ha ha. 

more stuff from the dollar tree.  The two robots are going to be stamps one day.

Im going to Disney world so I need to stock up right... oh I forgot the mickey mouse duct tape.   I am making my own scrap book and using the duct tape for the lining.  When its done I will share.

over priced markers but it came with this neat display case and no I hadn't used those either LOL
I looked at the neat display case and this what happened LOL

The second lamp.  EEEEEKS its huge awesome floor lamp.

oh cant forget all the stuff I bought from amazon with the gift cards I got for my birthday


oh and my thrift store nutcracker find

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers day card

Here is the card to match the box.  They were confused about the vintage lady ha ha
the above photos came from my cell... these come from my dslr camera.  I love that camera LOL.


Happy Mothers day to all the moms

Am I the only one annoyed when people wish me happy mothers day?  It reminds me I have no children and will never have.  I am not overly sad about it but I don't need to be reminded either.  Anywhoo ... I have my two pups and my two kitties and a passel of nephews.  I really need a niece though LOL

So anybody made anything for mom?  I usually make something and buy something.  I cant afford a lot to buy so I try to make it up with the making something. 

I only a few items dedicated to this particular project.

Yes  I bought the box at goodwill but I bought it for the far future and the far future has arrived so it was technically in my stash.

What I did buy...

Ivory chalk paint
The bird (two for 1.00 at the dollar tree)
The butterfly (3 for a 1.00 at the dollar tree)
and spray adhesive (I ran out of glue sticks and spray adhesive... I needed something to dry quickly... yes I procrastinated)

Oh the box let me tell you about the box real fast.  It was a silver wear box that I gutted and redone.  I like those because you have a flat cover.

I used Angela Holtz youtube video she did on finnabair inspired canvas or albums.  You can search for it on youtube.  She had a link the comments to her pinnterest board of the image she used.  I used the same one just because I liked it so much.

I snuck a picture of my two sisters and me into it cause after all its a mothers day gift.

I am not 100% about it but I spent to much time on it LOL so its going to her.

Friday, May 1, 2015

newish storage for my pencils

one is stationary and one is portable.

I bought two of the portable and 6 of the stationary ones.  I want three more of the stationary ones.  Sigh.  I need to win the lotto.

I guess I should play the lotto if I have any chance of winning it don't you think?

I colored the white chevron patter with water color markers which of course was pure silliness cause they were not permanent.  I spayed on an acrylic sealer from mod podge and no more bleeding or running.

This one holds my Crayola pencils and markers

the original print on the other case

This one holds scholar prisma pencils, some drawing pencils, some water color pencils, eraser, sharpener and a few pens