Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuesday Morning Haul

Making Memories - Great Escape Collection - Cork Alphabet Stickers

My Tuesday Morning bargains!

Lake Placid layout for Creative Retreat

Even though it is week 4 of Creative Retreat and my goal was to not spend any money until class was over, I bent the rules..slightly..but I am forgiving myself because I think it was a wise purchase. One product I use a lot of and always need are alaphabet letters. I get tired of using my Cricut and prefer the ease of precut letters. My latest love is cork and I noticed that just got a new selection of cork stuff in, but that is another story. The Making Memory cork letters are my absolute favorite. I love the neutral look and texture. I recently bought my second package of them at a retail store for $3.99! Well imagine my surprise when I hit up Tuesday Morning and found an assortment of 4 letter packages, including my cork favs all for the same $3.99 price! I also scooped up an alphabet stamp set with 69 pieces, alpha brads, alpha stickers and these fun brown tone paper flowers. I know I will get good use out of this stuff.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Crafty Card & Prodcut Review

Today I was suppossed to be attending a Crafty Ladies Card Party, but due to yet another impending storm, the party was postponed. Essentially there are 15 ladies and everyone designs a card that can be assembled in 10 minutes, bringing all of the necessary supplies. You leave the party with 15 amazing and unique cards. This month's theme is "birthday". I have had these super cute Paper Trey Ink stamps that I have been itching to use and these seemed like the perfect audience.

At the last party, I learned about Ranger Glossy Accents. How did I now know about this product before? I am completely addicted. I love how it turns flat embellishments into 3D fabulousness. I also discovered you can use it as a regular adhesive. You don't need to use a lot, so my bottle has lasted a long time. In this card, I had a button stamp and I added the Glossy Accents to create the appearance of a real button. So cool! I highly recommend trying this out if you haven't had the chance.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Creative Retreat

This week I started a new Big Picture Class with May Flaum - Creative Retreat! I had an amazing experience during my first May class and have been looking forward to this one ever since she announced it. I love the energy, inspiration, and support of her classes and I'm way more productive when I am participating in a class. There were several assignments to kick off the week, but I found mysef drawn to making a tag.