Sunday, September 28, 2008

For your viewing pleasure...

I posted a slide show to the right of the stamp sets. The slide show will run through all the pictures. They are in no particular order, just according to catagories from the idea book. Let me know at if you are interested in any of the stamp sets.

Thanks for looking.

Inky Hugs,

How many days till Christmas?

Greetings again from the Rubber Room!

I did a search and asked how many days till Christmas? This is the reply I got:

87 Days
13 Hours
52 Minutes

...But who's counting?

And the way the economy is...I have to get a bit creative. I make a lot of Christmas gifts for my family, but that also requires some of that green stuff. So, in an effort to not wait till the last minute, I thought I would start now getting the gifts put together. So to buy the materials I need I thought I would try to find a new home for some of my stamps. I spent the last 3 days going through all my stamps, looking and asking myself, which of these do you really truly want/need?

So in an effort to reduce the amount of stamps I have and to get started now on Christmas and to make room for more stamp sets this next year...I am posting here the stamps I am selling. You can see what the stamps look like, the condition they are in by clicking on this link.
Some are well loved, some are brand new and have never been used. Here is the list of the stamp sets.

A1037 Baby Impressions $7.

B1019 Celebration Solids $6. This set is missing the Christmas tree
B1033 Blossom Blocks $9
B1170 Fairy Dust $9.
B1174 Flower Fairies $9.
B1185 Bottle Caps $9
B1186 Ho, Ho, Ho! $9
B1207 You're Invited $9
B1208 Birthday Script $9
B1209 Cherish $9.

C1004 Dragonfly and Friends $12.
C1048 Rose Splendor. $12.
C1057 Little Things Matter $12 Brand New. Never been used.
C1166 You and Me $12
C1070 Sunflower Garden $12.
C1105 Retro Lowercase $10. This set is missing an "l"
C1196 My Mom Stamp Set $12
C1201 Spirit of 76 $12.
C1202 Three Cheers $12
C1209 Christmas Script $12.
C1214 Harvest Wonders $12.
C1215 Throughout the Year $12. Brand new. Never been used.
C1217 Smitten $11. The tiny little heart is missing
C1223 Antique Tags $12 Never used, brand new.
C1226 Floral Charms $12.
C1229 Accents, etc. $12 Brand new.
C1239 Vintage Father's Day $12
C1243 A Friend Is $12
C1251 Harvest Memories $12.
C1252 Abundance Borders $12.
C1261 Finding Beauty $12.

D1114 Create a file $14
D1135 Words To Live By $14
D1053 Kid Power $14.
D1087 Elegant Floral $14
D1133 Seed Packets $14.
D1136 Paradise $14. Never used, brand new.
W326 Friendship's Garden $14

If you see a stamp set you like, send me an email to Make sure you put "Stamps" in the subject line. Shipping is the actually cost of shipping, so make sure you send me your zip code so I can calculate it for you. As far as payment, I prefer paypal, but can also accept checks and money orders. No credit cards please.

So until next time,

Happy Stamping!!! Or Scrappin"!!!

Inky Hugs,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

Greetings and coming to you from the Rubber Room!

I know I am a few days late in posting the layouts I am doing for this month's workshop. It just seems my life has a way of getting away from me. You know that adage: "One step forward, two steps back?" Well that's the story of my life. Now I don't want to bore you with details or sound like I am complaining or whining...its just the way things are! I can live with it...and if I can't, I do have a mouth and a hefty vocabulary and I can sound off. Just ask my children. LOL
So anyhow, this month's workshop, we're using CTMH's Perfect Day paper pack. I've used two different sketches from both Imagine and Cherish. Now this first layout I used "Fantastic Five" layout located on page 62-63 of Imagine. I changed it a tiny bit and I took some ideas from the New WOTG brochures. When I saw these new Spring colors, CTMH introduced in the new 2008 Fall catalog along with the background and texture papers of this paper pack, I immediately thought of baby and Christmas. And the fact that I am still working on my granddaughter's first year album (among other albums) I decided to do "Baby First Christmas." Now the second layout is the right side of "Then and Now" located on page 100-101 of Cherish.
The font I used on the title and subtitle is called "Fling." It matches the titles from the My Stickease. I also cut the flourishes with my Wishblade. Once I figure out how I can include items for you to download, I'll include them in my post. Meanwhile, if you would like the gsd file I have for the flourishes, send me an email at with Flourishes in the subject line. I'll then be able to send it off to you directly.

I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had doing these pages. Especially with the new colors and papers.
I still have lots more to finish up from the week of the crash. Hopefully, I'll be able to them soon, provided I don't have too many interruptions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Untill next time,
Happy Scrappin'!!!
Inky Hugs,


Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Saga Continues...

Greetings once again from the Rubber Room!

I can't believe its been almost a month since I last posted anything. Its not that I didn't want to...I did but its kinda hard when you are without a computer. Yes, my dear friends...I have joined the ranks of the "computer crashers!" So, heed my warning...if you haven't backed up everything on your computer, do so NOW. Quit reading my blog, go back up your computer. We'll still be here when you return. I have a few friends who use and recommended doing a back up there. So, I've signed up with mozy and feel a bit more secure.

When my computer crashed, I thought I had lost, layouts, gsd files (for my Wishblade) countless other files. So, what is a girl to do when this kind of thing happens? I cried a bit, cussed myself out for not backing up when I should have, smacked the side of my head and said..."see it did happen to you!!!" and then called in the professionals. Yes, another mistake! I called the Geek Squad! I hadn't heard of any bad with them...not like Circuit City. So, I called. Heard the words I needed to hear. "Yes, we can help!" Then I was quoted the price. I almost feel out of my chair! But what I had on my computer was priceless. So, the first free day, DH and I had together, off we trekked with computer in hand off to see the Geeks. I explained everything I needed done. I explained what was important to me. I specifically named things that needed to be saved. The gentleman behind the counter told me, they could save everything on my computer and for an extra $59.95 put everything back on my computer the way it was before the crash. Ok...that sounds pretty good, so we agreed, put up our house for collateral (only kidding here...but you catch my drift about the pricing right?) and off we go, leaving our beloved computer behind. They said, it'll take 2-3 days. On the third day of my computer in what I thought was capable hands, I get a phone call. Its the Geeks and they left a message on my voice mail, telling me there is a problem. Turns out, I have a dual hard drive and they are linked together. They called it a fancy name but I can't remember it. But because I have this unusual kind of computer, they cannot put my computer back to the way it was. They recommended they save everything from my hard drive to an external harddrive. Now, DH has an external hard drive that he isn't using, so I thought I would take this into them and they can save it to that one. Nope, no such luck. Not enough room on the one I had. So for an additional, $84.95 I would have not only my computer back but also an external. So why am I spending an additional $59.95 for my computer to be back to the way it was before? Another question is...why didn't they check to see if the computer had a dual harddrive? Afterall, aren't they the professionals? So, we go round and round with them. You know...these guys...have very bad listening skills! They can talk the talk...but sure can't walk the walk!!! Anyhow, I did manage to get them to knock off $50 of the external harddrive. But the story doesn't end there.

I get home get the computer set back up and found so many different things wrong with it. Now, remember who you're talking to!! I am so much a creature of habit and change just sends me into a tail spin. I could enumerate all the things wrong, and I probably could take the computer back to the Geeks...but why should I? I drove almost 60 miles to take my computer to the professionals...and they screwed it up. I don't think this warrants another chance. So, instead, I am venting here and I am writing a letter to the Geek Squad's corporate office.

So while the computer was off for repair...I felt so lost! I never realized how much time I spent on the computer. In my opinion...way way way too much time. So, I had to fill in the gap and take my mind off of my computer being gone. So, I cleaned and scrapbooked. Well, I scrapbooked as much as I can. No computer for printing out pictures, no computer to typing out titles or cutting them on my Wishblade. I couldn't even work for my upcoming workshop. Luckily enough, I did place the workshop order before the computer crashed with CTMH. But what I was able to do was: find pictures and matched up papers. Went looking into all my magazines for inspiration instead of the internet. I was able to find a few sketches and used them along with my Imagine and Cherish. So, I was able to design the layouts, and cut the papers and put them aside till I can print out the pictures. So here is my latest creation...

Now New Year's resolution is to use up all my old papers right? So, far I think I am doing pretty good. But that is just my opinion.

On this layout, I stamped, using some old woodies (wood mounted stamps) from CTMH's All Occasion stamp set and filled in the blank spots around the crayons of CTMH's School Days B&T paper. Now, the abc paper was something I had in my stash from when I first started scrapbooking (in 1997). Most everything on these two pages came from my stash that I've been hoarding for years. The pics are of my daughter Kelli when she started into preschool. The year was 1987 and we were living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
There is so much more I would like to share with you...but I think my ranting on about those Geeks is enough for now. I do have another two page layout to share...but I'll wait till tomorrow and post it then.
So, until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by, its great having you here! If you enjoy reading my blog ...please feel free to leave me a comment. I love reading all your comments.
Happy Scrappin'
As I say to my grandchildren...
"Hugga Hugga"