Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Simon Says Stamp March Kit

Simon Says Stamp has started a monthly card kit club and I bought the March kit.  The contents of the kit were great - stamps, ink, paper and best of all - ideas!  That made it very easy for me to finish two cards - a Mother's Day card for OWH and another general card:

Using the card kit has hooked me in and I joined the monthly card kit club.  So now I'll be getting cool card making stuff every month!  I can hardly wait!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Stamp Storage

I struggle with storage ideas.  I hunt around the internet and try one or two ideas and if it's not working, then I change it up again.  Stamps are tough for me....I don't want to collect and use tons of CD cases and prefer to look at them in a binder, but putting them in plastic sleeves for pictures wasn't working.  The stamps would fall out and make a mess.

This last weekend I went to Staples and found the Martha Stewart line of office supplies!  She's got a great line of stuff, so I went nuts.  First, I bought her red notebook ($12.99), which has a D-ring clasp - perfect for bulky items:

Then I bought a pack of 4 pocket sleeves. Each pocket measures about 5x4.25 inches.  I cut white cardstock and transparency paper for each pocket, then stuck my stamps and slid them in.  The pockets have a flap at the top, so the stamps won't slide out!  Yah - my problem solved:

I also bought a pack of 2 pocket sleeves for my big stamps and Spellbinder dies:

I think this will work for me for quite a while.  I've already got to go buy another album because my first one is getting full!  Ha ha.   I hope this helps someone solve their stamp storage issues too!

Thanks for looking.

OWH Mother's Day cards

I've created a few Mother's Day cards for OWH.  I found I had no Mother's Day stamps (I've got some on order) and instead, I used my Cri-kits pens to write the sentiments for these two cards.  I loved using up my pink scraps:

I also received my OWH stamp (free) and just love stamping it on my cards!

Looks like my lense needs a cleaning too.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mother's Day Challenge at OWH

Operation Write Home has got a Mother's Day card challenge for us to send boxes of half Mother's Day and half other cards to them.  We've got until March 20th to get the cards to our shippers and I can't wait to make some cards for the challenge.  I want to use what I've learned in the online card classes to make these cards.

For more info, click here: OWH Mother's Day Challenge.