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Monday, May 16, 2011

Glubbers! Whats a Glubber you ask?.....



Do you know what a Glubber is? I didn't. Not until I went to a new scrapbooking and card making store called Something To Scrap About in Red Deer Alberta. The women showed me this cool little item and I am hooked! It is, essentially, a 2" glue dot that you wrap your ribbon around and around until you get to the edge. Voila! You have a flower made from the ribbon of your choice! I am pretty new at it so mine aren't fantastic but I did have fun making them. The gold coloured one was made with a ribbon that has this wire along both edges, I cut the ribbon in half down the center and used it with the wire facing out. The gold brad in the center was made with my iTop brad maker and gold glitter paper from Co'ordinations. the green one that has crappy folds (a skill I need to work on) is done from Close To My Heart ribbon and the button is from there as well. The blue and green ones were made with ribbon I picked up at Micheals 3 years ago.
Happy Scrappin!
Jos
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Big Shot Pro, Westminister Quilters Edition




So I have been wanting to get back into quilting for awhile now. I originally stopped because my cutting skills sucked with a rotary cutter, my points never lined up so I wasn't happy with my results. Friends and family loved the quilts but I wasn't satisfied.
Then, my friend Leigh introduced me to her new toy, an Accuquilt GO fabric cutter. It is a cutter that you layer your fabric on top of your die of choice and crank it through the machine like you would a cuttle bug. When the die comes out the other end, you have perfectly cut shapes, everytime!
Now I liked her machine but wanted one bigger so I could do 10 inch squares and circles if I choose to. So I was introduced to a wonderful woman by the name of Nulagh. She is the owner of the online quilt store called Stitch in the Ditch. She is who Leigh bought her machine from. Nulagh asked me what I wanted from my machine and where it would live, ect. Basically, she walked me through what I would need to make the decision for the right machine for ME!
The Big Shot Pro, Westminster Quilters Edition from Sizzix now calls my basement home. This machine is AMAZING! I have cut 10 layers of cotton quilting fabric in one pass. Imagine this, I have a die with four-5 " squares in a row. That is 40- 5" squares in one pass! i also purchased the 2.5" strip die and the 2.5" rectangle die. I have used all 3 of them in the quilt top pictured. This has made getting back into quilting a dream. I can't thank Leigh and Nulagh enough for their help and guidance. Please check out http://www.stitchintheditch.com
She carries many different machines for all types of needs as well as a huge assortment of dies! you will NOT be dissapointed!
Happy scrappin!
Jos
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My happy place.




This is my happy place. My little oasis away from everyday life. It is currently unfinished and has one crappy light and one plug in. Lol. I have big plans for this room. I have a 6 foot table with a 5 foot table beside it that I use for my scrapbooking and cardmaking. They work great for these tasks. I have a little 15" t.v/d.v.d on my table that I watch movies on while working. I tend to watch weird movies while crafting. I lean towards Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick and the Resident Evil series. Not my normal viewing pleasures but hey, I enjoy them while scrappin. Lol. My cricut station is set up on a card table for now and that seems to do the trick.

Friday, May 13, 2011

So, once again it has been awhile since my last post, I am going to get better at this and maybe get some more followers. Lol.
I have been pretty busy with getting back into quilting which I haven't done in several years. I will post some pics of the projects I have been working on very soon.
I have joined a couple of new groups on FB that I thought I would share. The first is for a new scrapbook and card making store in Red Deer Alberta, The store name is Something To Scrap About. The women who own this store are amazing, fun, crafty women who have created this craftastic paradise when you walk through the front door. PLease feel free to check out their page and show them some love or pop into the store if you are in the area. You won't be dissapointed! Here is the link to their page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Something-to-Scrap-About/111927008832461
The second page that I have joined is Scrapbook Rooms. Not sure why someone hasn't done this sooner, I am getting ready to finish and organize my craft room so I am always on the hunt for organization ideas! Here is the link to that page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Scrapbook-Rooms/183720675010463
Check them out and show them some love!
Happy Scrappin
Jos