Monday, March 28, 2011

Order has been placed ...

Guess what!?  I finally place an order for Papertrey Ink stamps yesterday ... it's only been a bit over a year that I've been wanting to purchase their stamps.  I guess I'm not an impulsive shopper ... either that or one can say I'm just slow :)

I love their stamps!  I purchase 9 stamps sets, 1 die set and some kraft cardstock.  You know I actually cut my order in half ... yes, that wasn't the initial order ;)  Here's the stamp set that made me fall in love with these stamps ... "In Bloom".

In Bloom Stamp Set

I guess some my not understand my excitement in seeing that ... so check out a card by Nichole Heady, Designer & Co-owner of Papertrey Ink.  Isn't it gorgeous!?

I was telling hubbie that I was writing about my order on my blog, and his reply was ... "You mean my order of Papertrey stamps." ... the reason he's saying that is because we put the order through his paypal account.  I would tell him that he will be ordering from there more frequently; however, I think he knows that already :)  I can't wait until "his" order comes in!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Well, it's finally done!  I finished my brother's wedding invitations ... it was after midnight when I came out of The Paper Room and announced to hubbie it was all done!  Hubbie was busy doing his own crafting ;)

Hubbie told me to go to bed and pack it up in the morning.  Yeah, I listened to hubbie and went to bed ... he is right ... well at least some of the time :)  Got up aound 7 this morning and packed them all up ... I didn't have a box to put them in, so I got creative with the packaging.  Most of them fit perfectly in the Sushi Shop bag.  However, there were some I could not fit in the bag, so I put them in another bag.

Then everything went into a bag and was ready for delivery!  I even printed out the guest list ... all I needed was a form for them to sign that they received it ... LOL.

Gave my brother and Holly the invitations tonight, so I can now cross this off my to-do list and move on to the next task ... Mei Mei's invitations :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Colouring is fun ...

Well the wait for the details for Holly and my brother's invitations is finally over ... wedding date is officially May 21!  I can now continue production :)  I'm aiming to complete the invitations by next weekend, so they can send them out.  While I was waiting, I worked a bit on Mei Mei's invitations and did some colouring.

In my last class, we used colour pencils, an odourless solvant (aka gamsol or mineral spirits) and paper stumps to colour the images.  Well since then I've been colouring at lunch time in the office or in front of the TV ... it's quite relaxing !  The colouring brought me back to my childhood :)  The Delicate Blossoms stamp is the perfect image to colour ...

What do you think?  I'd show the coloured image to hubbie and ask "Nice?" ... "Yes" he would reply ... then I'd go on to ask "I'm good at colouring, huh?" ... "Yes, you stay within the lines."  Isn't it cute how he humours me?  I think I did that with each one that I coloured ... and I don't think I'm done with the colouring  :)