Friday, June 8, 2012

confused about what seems to be 3 different worlds

I went to my local scrapbooking store today....a non chain retailer to see if i could find a couple of items without waiting for shipping thru on-line stores.

They didn't know the brand name Scor-Tape, they had no idea what project life was, or who Becky Higgins is. They had very little in the was of destress inks, stains, or Tim Holtz's, had know idea what Dyllusion ink was by Ranger, and I saw no stickles at all.

This store opened around 1993, I ask. The staff on duty stated they had worked their 17 years.

SO, heres my confusion are there really 3 different scrapbooking worlds .... the retail market divided into ma and pa stores vs chain stores, and then the on-line market or am I just weird, crazy or both.

Will have to research this confusion further.....stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FATHER"S DAY CARDS X 3ready to sell

Hi everyone,
Finished 3 cards with altered mailing envelopes, and they are up for sale. Had fun making these with stuff I found during my thrift store shopping adventures.
Each card is $8.00 to buy and 3.00 for me to ship it to you. Card will cost approx. 2.00 to mail in US. Leave me a comment if interested and I'll get back to you. All sales thru pay pal, I will send an invoice to your email address you give me.
Happy Crafting
Pinkie peachy tag reads .... vintage classic auto. Color of tag match's variegated colors in trim. Right upper corner has a pinned on old key.
Pretty feathers borer the paper on the lower half.
Bottom of card has Asian money coins added for interest.

Card comes with 4 tags which you can write a love note on. Or each kid
can sign they name on a tag.
Tags fit inside in pockets around black area.

 Right side brown area reads.....YOU ARE LOVED which is stamped in gold ink. White area reads....i cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. --S.Freud
This card has an old fashion bike charm added plus 2 word charms "dream" and" hope".

Inside has hearts... cut out of traffic sign paper.
        I love shopping at thrift stores. I found some type of paper for under wallpaper which is heavy and stiff until you wet it then its soft and pliable. Then I found 6 old car molds. I really have know idea how these are meant to be used. However I put my wet paper over the top of the mold and then embrossed and de-brossed the car image onto the paper using embrossing tools of various sizes. Then using a heat gun I dried the paper while still sitting on the mold. After dry I took the paper off the mold and used current techniquies with distressing ink to bring out the highs and lows of the picture.Then I made greeting cards with the pictures on the front. Simple over all but really fun using found stuff from my shopping adventures.                    

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

a disappointment for sure.

You know the old saying ... measure twice and cut once.....well i didn't, and  in the final step of an important project, (oh, and of course at the final moment i had to work on the project before using it as a gift). I discovered my handmade scrapbook cover wasn't wide enough (left to right) for the project life pocket pages I had purchased for the album. I used Kathy Orta's hidden hinge system, attacked my pages to the binding using scor-tape and done. I WAS FEELING SO CRAFTY !!

Then I closed the scrapbook to admirer my work on the front one more time, and OH NO .... DA** IT !!!, the plastic pages were hanging out beyond the cover. It wasn't a lot but enough that I saw it for sure.

I normally believe there are no mistakes in crafting just surprises along the way, that make the project design more challenging. BUT this surprise caught me completely off guard and out of time.

If I had had more time I'm sure I could have met this surprise with a solution, but all I could do was bag it up and go.

A hard leason to learn again.

happy crafting.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Well I know I'm missing in action here on the oh blog, but I'm doing all kinds of coming soon.

Went shopping a couple of times and found some great buys for future projects. In fact some will show up for father's day.

Hope you are all turning into the paperclipping round table at Noell and Nancy and guest make it an educational, and informative show, and IZZY makes it fun and exciting. Its a live radio type show, but on line, I LOVE listening while crafting. Podcast cast available on i tunes as well.

Summer CHA in Chicago is coming soon so that means MORE new products will be coming soon. heck, I haven't got everything I want from Jan CHA, but that's OK we always want more.... don't we crafters.

Happy Crafting All !!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

i'm still here...

i haven't left the planet just been working on projects to post, so stay tuned more is coming soon.
got some great stuff at my local thrift store for projects.....just love shopping for surprises and cheap finds.
happy crafting

Sunday, May 13, 2012

MY 3 DOGS !!!!!

Hiccup the 1st--boston mix
Koby-- yorkie mix

Griffin my mostly hairless ch crested and kerry blue terrior mix.

Its been a fun and productive day for me with my new venture. My son was here and helped a lot with computer stuff. (THANKS KIDDO)
My blog is here as you can see, so that was good.
And, ( drum roll please) I now have a You Tube Channel which is very exciting , and I made and post two videos.
yaaaa for me!!!!
My first video is a silent show of my 20 corsages I made for teacher appreciation day. The second video is set to music (I got braver), and shows the butterfly mini album I made for a dear friend.


My YOU TUBE SITE IS ccby3dogs....whole name was to long, but I'm OK with the abbreviated version.

well I've had such a great day I'm off to bed.
happy scraping !

Saturday, May 12, 2012

All the pictures plus more to come are craft items I've made in the past. I have found that I love doing this so much it has become my daily focus. All of these items were for others and have been given away, and I'm told well received.
Now however, I want to try my hand at selling my projects. I know this won't be easy on- line since so many other very talented folks are doing the same thing but, what the heck, I'm going to try anyway.
I think I want to show projects on You Tube and then also have a Etsy store but both are yet to come.
I really have no idea what I'm doing on the computer but I set up a Gmail acct and a blog spot blog today. Things look OK on my screen, however my photo taking must improve. But, when i google my blog nothing comes up....mmmmm. Well lots of stuff shows in the search just not my site/blog. Lots more to learn I guess .... hopefully today's work wasn't a waste of time.
happy crafting

Friday, May 11, 2012

Snow family paper pieced from cricut.

pink wreath with hearts and flowers

Sm notebooks decorated for Christmas Gifts

inside of corsage ...colored with copics.

Teacher corsage for teacher appreciation day.
Colored with copic markers, and paper pieced using cricut.
standing signs that say
happy st patrick's day.
inside of upper part has
glitter so when shaken the
glitter moves.
example of bracelet made by craftycreationsby3dogs
well it begins, my first blog.
My blog will be about crafting and my experience in this endeavor.
Things I make for sale,
the craft world as a whole,
sites I like relating to crafts and crafting,
places i buy from,
and wonderful treasures I find at my local thrift stores. 
I also will be unable to stop myself from giving my opinion on various issues, because even during the short time I've been working on this project I've maded mistakes and allowed the hype to over power my reason and logic.
So until next time,
happy crafting.