for the past couple of weeks, there were too many things going on in my schedule i couldn't even start to scrap. since a boxload of goodies for sale arrived at my home store the last week of June, i was literally aching to do some scrapping. aside from the things i had for sale, of course there were also some personal goodies inside and i was reaaaally looking forward to their arrival. one was my Toteally Cool Tote 2 and the other thing was my new rubberstamps! the tote is soooo cool indeed because it holds in all of the stuff i usually reach out for when doing a project and because it swivels (on a detachable magnetic lazy susan) it practically invites me to put back in whatever i take out of it. a lot less clutter on my space while working. it has so many pockets, garter bands, even a drawer (improved version than in the first edition of this bag) that i feel so well organized now. i do not misplace things anymore...really! and it holds a lot. if i move things around some more, i think the kitchen sink will fit in.
as for the stamps, i dare not put a picture here for fear hubby might stumble upon it so just wait for the occasional project where i might use it. however, despite all these incentives to start some project and no matter how i tried, i was drained by the end of the day, there were no creative juices left. but yeah, i still did manage a small card project for that week just to try a stamp. here it is:
for this card, i got to use one of the new stamps (the girl on the piano), my old music paper stamp, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl A2 embossing folder and this cool tool called, Making Memories Stamping Die Set. i think this tool has been around a while because i hardly see it advertised anymore. but i loooove the unique look it lends to my project! what i used here is just a sheet of very thin brass i got from the hardware. one would need a hammer (the one already in a scrappers' bag used for setting eyelets) or the Making Memories Instant Setter to use it properly. i think i shall be making some more projects with this one.
with our highschool batch reunion finally done last weekend (was so much fun seeing old friends!), a big load off my mind also passed and first thing i did before even answering emails was to scrap! since i had some paper waiting for me intended for a challenge, that was the first one i tackled. here's the finished product:
this is one of the few times i finished an LO in a single night, from start of concept to finish. either i am improving or the papers and embellies were just too good that the LO fell so easily in place.
Scenic Route papers, stickers and diecuts, 7gypsies photo turns, Sizzix die cut letters, metal embellishments, Making Memories acrylic paints and Creative Imaginations foam stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Distress inkpads
hopefully, i can complete one more before this week is done.