Thursday, April 30, 2009

The caravans have arrived

The 7gypsies caravan that is. Wait until you see the paper packs posted today. Some of the finest 7gypsies paper there is. 8x8 and 6x6 packs. What's excellent about this paper is that it is scaled to the size of the sheet. So instead of having a quarter of a 12x12 sheet of paper, you have the same pattern scaled for the smaller size of the paper. Perfect for smaller albums, cards and atcs. Cool. Pricing is excellent also, often more than 50% off the original retail.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday - A little of this and a little of that

Trying to play catch up today, I was shipping and thought I would post a few things that have been here for a bit but haven't made it to the Etsy.

Jenni Bowlin - Chipboard Buttons - Just a couple of these left. Bingo and Bookprint patterns. Rhinestone buttons and pearly flowers.

7gypsies - Gaffer Tape collections for over 50% off, and some stickers.

Maya Road - Only 2 of the sheer clocks left. Also posted the Owl and Clock stamp singlets.

Tim Holtz - Posting large masks and the return of Nature Grungeboard, Iconic Grungeboard and Plain Grungeboard sheets.

Remember, there are always thing here that might not have made it to the site yet. Drop me a line if I can help you find something....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday - Real Housewives and American Idol

And today was scrapping day so no new postings, however, due to sales some old friends made it back to the top of the list and deserve mention. A great hinged chipboard (more like particle board) album from Melissa Frances, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary Stickers and More of the Maya Road clocks. Just like a visit from old friends.... Tomorrow 7 dogs in the house. Let's see what gets posted....

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday - What's New?

Do you have a lot of stamps? I have a lot of stamps. I have unmounted red rubber stamps, wood mounted rubber stamps, clear acrylic stamps, cling mount stamps and even some foam stamps. I love their reusability, I love their reliability and I love their value as a way to personalize my world. One of my friends had some stamps that she needed to find a new home for so I told her that I would list them on my etsy for her. Within a few hours of the post, two of them sold. How excellent is that? There are still quite a few left, in addition to some clear acrylics from 7gypsies and imaginisce. Don't see what you're looking for? Let me know and perhaps I can find you something excellent!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I posted more than I thought I would...

Today, as promised, I posted lots of milk caps and some stamps for a friend on my etsy at . But I also posted sheer clock pieces by Maya Road (which sold in an hour so I posted another) and Maya Mists. For those of you unfamiliar with Maya Mists, I found this video on youtube that may interest you.

Very cool stuff. Happy watching....

Today's Etsy - Vintage Milk Caps and Some Fabulous Stamps

Good Morning -

It's gloomy here so I think I'll list some Etsy items. I just got a load of milk bottle caps. These guys are perfect for paper crafting and altered art project. They are the real thing, 1.75 inches across and never used, just waiting for the right project to land on. I've listed 7 sets of four for only $2.00 per set. How excellent is that. I have more of the smaller size to list, but first some stamps. A friend of mine is doing a destash and she is selling off some of her stampin up collection as well as a few others. As always, you can shop my etsy store at

Might have a few more 7gypsies to list also later just never know. Have a great Sunday...

Friday, April 24, 2009

In the words of John Denver

Follow me!

So I have a new feature on the blog. You can folow the blog at the push of a button. How excellent is that? It will keep you up to date with the latest postings and fun. Just go to the very bottom of the page and push the button!

But the best part is that you could win a prize! Every week until the end of May, the random number generator will select one person following the blog to win a prize valued at a minimum of $25. Think of it, the time it takes you to sign up to follow the blog could be worth $25. Not a bad deal.

Questions, let me know. Otherwise, see you on the blog.....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Victorian Scrap - This is fabulous

One of the things that I feature on my Etsy site is scrap. Not that scrap, this scrap

Victorian "scrap", also known as lithography, is colored printed papers and usually embossed die cuts that were used in Victorian times by both children and adults for various past times and collections. Scraps first appeared at the beginning of the 19th century in the form of engravings in black and white and tinted by hand. Color printing came into play in 1937 and chromolithography and scrap manufacturers appeared mostly in Germany and Great Britain. These pre-cut scraps were relief stamped and embossed to give them a three-dimensional look and feel. They are sold in sheets connected with small strips to join them together.

Collections of scraps were pasted into special scrap albums and Victorians mixed calling cards, greeting cards and any pictures they liked and wanted to keep that were special to them. A lot of people group their collections by themes or special occasions with verses and poems. The Victorians were very romantic and loved sentimentality and keepsakes.

Scraps are used for decoupage, collage, gift cards, valentines, dressing screens, decorating furniture, decorating small trinket boxes, fans, tabletops, trunks etc. These are also used for Victorian ornaments, scrap booking, graphic arts, stickers, and whatever your heart desires.

These scrap papers are faithfully reproduced from the original antique scraps that the Victorians had. These are great to just collect. Take a minute to look at those currently offered on my etsy site at