Friday, August 21, 2009

stamp storage

I thought I would share where I get my stamp storage. First off though, I need to give credit to Patter for giving me this idea, you can see how it works here. She has some good pictures while I don't have any to share :) - too lazy I guess ;) I found this site where you can buy both the case and the pages to store the stamps on or just one or the other. I usually buy just the laminated pages to store the stamps on and then buy the case at univenture where Patter suggested. Just make sure you look at the sizes closely. I like the big size, they fit a Unity KOM on one page. The smaller sizes work nice too and GinaK has pages to fit inside of those.

Anyway, I just wanted to share these sites, as I know how frustrating it can be digging through piles of stamps and not sure what you have. I also created a binder with all my stamp images in it (I will have to post a picture later) seperated by wood mounted (which I have stored in drawers), Stampin Up!, Unity and clear stamps. this way when I am ready to create and want a stamp, I look through my binder of images and find one that "speaks" to me, pull it from wherever it is placed and start creating. I would like to be even more organized by grouping them in sentiments, occassions etc. although they are somewhat grouped already like that but only the wood mounted with the wood mounted and clear with clear etc.

Now off to get my son's birthday party boys and get the party started!
God's blessings! K

Monday, August 17, 2009

pieces of my heart

(still need to figure out the whole adding image thing so they aren't backwards, up side down and everything in between!)
God's blessings -K

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

days of summer

We have had a glimpse of summer these past couple of days... pretty nice.

Just thought I would share some things I have been working on, the finished pieces that is, I even did some for our house. This is on the wall when leaving our house, it has one of my favorite quotes, "wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
My star wall in our family room, using the verse from Philippians 2:15art work above our bed, with a new favorite quote of mine, "once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."a new canvas I did. I finished over 28 canvases for my folks to take to the next show... now on to jewelry!
have a great week! God Bless - K

Thursday, August 6, 2009

hello? hello? any there?

summer, trips, kids, life, house remodeling, kids, family, life etc etc these are my excuses why it has been about 2 months since I last posted. I guess blogging, as much as I like it, doesn't make my everyday, ever-growing "to-do" list. It should, but honestly, I am really not all that interesting, you all have better things to do. With that said, here's a post :)

Nothing much really, just wanted you to know I am alive, the house is still a work in progress, as am I ;), and life is truly a blessing, not to be taken for granted. I have been creating this summer, although I haven't even scrapbooked one LO this whole summer! Yikes, that is kind of sad but it is coming... I have been doing some work for a teacher, a neighbor, a friend and today, I was caught up I did some for upcoming shows... FUN! Here are some sneak peeks, I will show more later as they come along... you have to understand, as I paint, I grab about 15-20 canvases, a bunch of paint and one brush. I then proceed to paint them all and create a beginning. I then take one at a time and from their humble beginnings I create an individual artwork. Pretty fun and it always makes me smile, I think GOd is the same way when He creates His beuatiful sunsets and sunrises...