Monday, March 29, 2010

New York Word Album

A New York Word Album, I used the QK skyline on top of the letters, painted black and coated with Crystal Lacquer. Love the chipboard die cuts that I used in the album
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Sunday, March 28, 2010


DIL, Kerri is an amazing person and does amazing things, but we found out she does have a hidden talent. We were having dinner at the Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie. This historic house is home to 3 spirits that live in the restaurant.

Enough of the history, all of our drinks (all tea, coke and water) came with cherries. The conversation came up, who could tie the stem in a knot with their tongue....only 1 person raised their hand....the mother of my grandchildren, the Crafty Scrapper employe, wife to my son ,can do the tying the knot in the cherry stem in her mouth.

The busboy with the fancy tatoo on his neck stood speechless and totally blown away while Kerri did this.

The boys however impressed, were more intent on getting the last appetizer.

A fun day,a baseball game,a little CS shopping, and fun dinner, filled with talent.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jean Pocket Denim Album

This adorable mini album was made by Cat at Cat's Creations , using our new jean pocket denim album. She used Adorn Its new paper and look at the worm!! She covered one of the tags with 10 Sec. Metal.
This album has 3 chipboard pages, an acrylic page, the denim pocket, and 3 tags to put in the pocket!
I love seeing what store owners come up with, thanks Cat this is super!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The red door

First coat on our barn red door, thats why the handle is missing. The sign man was putting up our sign and he broke it but this temp. one will work until it is replaced. Our little studio is almost ready, I hung a plant today, makes me feel much better with a little green growing inside. Actually we are working hard inside its just not quiet ready for classes:)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fixing old Sizzix dies

This is really a great tip!! I am going to dig some of my old ones out and see what happens.
Fixing Sizzix Dies
I also read that you could use the old red sizzix with the black sizzlit adapter for your CB embossing folders. I tried it with our chipboard, sprayed it with some TA or water and they embossed so easily running it through the old red sizzix!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Best Texas

Sugar cookies you will ever eat! Sherri at Scrapbook n Such in Longview made the cookies to sustain us during our day long class. Isn't the Texas shape and the tray great! Linda and I had a lot of fun and she was such a big help.

Silver Lil made a new friend in Longview.....we had checked into the hotel and the person at the desk is just like me, left and right directions confuse her. She told us to go one way and Jill said another. We followed the desk clerks left turn and it turned out we were going the wrong way. After Linda went into a Quick Stop for directions, we pulled out and Silver Lil did her thing. She batted her little round eyes and flashed her Tail lights at a highway patrol. He was very impressed and decided to follow with his red and blue lights flashing back. SL wanted to pull over and chat with the black and white car, all the while I was telling her he was not her type!! Luckily the driver of the car with the flashing lights thought she was pretty cute too and only issued a warning. I personally think the cute driver just wanted more info on Silver Lil:) After this fun interval we arrived at Boomtown in Bossier City, LA. I had forgotten how smoky a casino could be so we stayed about 1 hr and headed back! Took one less turn than we should and had to redirect to the hotel.

The class Saturday was so much fun. I realized how much I had missed teaching and met some great ladies with lots of talent! After class 9 of us went out to eat Mexican food...delish! Karen had 2 of these cute aprons hanging in her office and I loved them. She was so sweet to give me one Sat. night....Thanks, Karen.
Linda and I left early Sunday morning and stopped in Powell, Texas and bought the best pecan pies in a spot in the road store!! It is always good to be home from a fun weekend!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


The 2 that guess were correct...painting a color called Whitened Sage. The reason behind all the work is we have moved to a larger studio, and will be open limited hours for retail sales. I am excited that I will be teaching classes along with some of our local favorite teachers. In the near future will post some class information and the store hours.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Silver Lil and Big Texas

My little silver bug is getting Spring Fever and needs some exercise. She got her nails and hair done, drank plenty of fluids so she will be hydrated and is ready to jog down the highway. Linda and I are leaving early tomorrow morning while it is cool and stopping at Scrappin Good Time . After resting and cooling down from that run, Silver Lil is heading for Scrapbook n Such in Longview. We are spending the weekend at SNS teaching this. I know we will have a great time with 20 fun ladies.
Friday night Silver Lil may have to jog over the Shreveport, LA to check out a casino or two, she might even find a friend to hang with!

Friday, March 05, 2010

First comes paint then

comes gridwall!
What could be next?
Some businesses offer certification in metal, pens, and spray, which all wonderful, so.......
I am thinking of doing a chipboard, paper and glue certification class. It would be reasonably priced,we would furnish the chipboard, you furnish the paper and glue. No experience necessary:)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Guess what

is going on?
It involves manual labor>
It involves some sweat>
Actually I really like what I am doing>
Can you guess?
The reason is why?
I think those people that live around here and those that come to visit will be pleased:)