Valentines

I like making cute little valentines for my boys.  They all have the little Target Mailboxes {tutorial here} and usually  I make small ones that can go in there.

I had to bust out some of the new Echo Park Love Story paper I just picked up from Ribbon Carousel and so I decided to make a larger one.  Since most valentine stuff is pink or red and kinda girly, I figured the pop of some lime green would help.  And truly, my youngest won’t care!  He’ll think it is cute no matter what!  I used the valentine treat set from Papertrey Ink.

I love that I was able to cut the border behind the image from one of the sheets in the pad.  It just struck me as a perfect strip to put behind the main image.  And it turned out just how it was in my head!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

Paper Addiction

Help.  I have a problem.

I am addicted to 6×6 (or 8×8) patterned paper pads.

I do not spend much money (very very little) on stamps.  I tend to buy a few I like and use them a lot.

I make up for that by buying TONS of paper pads.  I just love them.  And I feel the need to go through each and every one to choose just the right paper for what I am making.  While the end result is great – it is stupidly time consuming.

This is my current stash.  See!  It is an addiction!

Though I suppose it is better than some – I mean I do actually use the paper all the time.  I have no fear of cutting into a new pad or anything like that.  I just love choices I guess!

So what crafty thing are you addicted to?

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

Happy Birthday

So my middle son turns 11 next week  He adores music – both his acoustic and electric guitars are his favorites.  I figured this cute guy from A Muse would be perfect for this!  I paired it with some paper from Jillibean Soup.

I think the words were a mistake on the bottom there – I really thought that stamp was *thicker*.  Oh well – he won’t mind!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!

Enjoy!

Ribbon Carousel

Just got this huge box of goodies from Ribbon Carousel.  They are having a fantastic sale right now – be sure to stop by if you need any ribbon-ny goodness!

Also – if you are interested in purchasing any stamps {HERE} is the link to that post!  Thanks!

Enjoy!

Stamp Set Sale!

Hello peeps!  I have decided to clear out some much needed space in my stamp room.  Since I have not gotten rid of ANY stamps in the last 5 years or so, I have TONS of stuff I need to get rid of.  Please help me make space in my stamp room so I can actually STAMP again!  I will be adding to this list periodically and will make a page for it to keep track of what is still available.  I am asking $3 in shipping for the first set and $1 for each additional set (unless you buy tons and then we’ll work it out!)  So far this is what I have available!

PAYPAL ONLY

Almost all sets are red rubber, trimmed and mounted on white binder box sheets.  A few sets are clear out of the more recent releases.

contact me either in the comments or em_giovanni @ hotmail.com

These are older GKD sets in CD tins. They are $6 for the first one and $5 for each additional – shipping is included in that. (Some names may be different – if you are unsure, ask and I”ll add a picture!)

Tag Lines, Rectangle Greetings, Take Flight, Spring Blooms,  Text Messages, Funky Christmas, Sweetest Blessings, Mon Ami, Got Snow?, Baskets of Blessings, Woo-hoo!, He is Risen!, Summer Harvest, Friendship Blooms, Punchy Words, Tag, You’re It!, Best Fishes, Autumn Leaves, Wreath of Wishes, Winter Foliage and Heartfelt Hits 1.

Asela Hopkins:

The Journey – $10

Framed Friends – $10

By Your Side – $12

Friendship’s Garden – $11

Chocolate Bunnies – $10

Nesting – $10

Sew Pretty –  $11

Botanical Dreams – $10

Christmas Blessings – $10

Rupa Shevda:

Beach Bum – $10

100% Sweet – $10

Welcome Home – $10

Birthday Bash – $10

Easter Blessings – $10

Enjoy the Journey – $10

Back to School – $10

Spring Has Sprung – $10

Under the Weather – $10

The Magic of Christmas – $10

So Grateful – $10

Cute As A Bug – $10

Blooming With Blessings – $10

Many Happy Re-Turns! – $10

Whatever Floats Your Boat – $8

Thinking of You – $8

Tami Mayberry:

Dreams -$10

In Stitches – $10

Girl Talk – $11

Grand Tags – $11 (clear, NIP)

Theresa Momber:

Whimsical Spring – $10

Warm With Love – $10

Tropical Nature – $12 (clear, NIP)

Melanie Muenchinger:

Make A “State”ment – $10

A Year of Borders – $10

A Charmed Life – $8

Border Bling (both sets)-  $10 each

Hand in Hand – $10

Just So Hippy – $8

hip-hop accessories – $8

Rebecca Oehlers:

You Say Goodbye, and I say Ello – $10 (clear)

Mistletoe Memories – $11 (clear)

Carolyn King:

Warm Winter Wishes – $8

Dr. Feelgood – $8

Alicia Krupsky:

Best Friends – $8

Anna-Mae’s Valentine – $8

Nina Brackett:

Elegant Post – $8

Heirloom Ornaments – $8

Special Fathers -$ 11

GKD StampTV Kits:

Hello Sunshine – $15

Sent With Love – $15

GKD:

Signs of Autumn – $10

Elegant Flowers – $11

Bold Flowers –  $10

Sweetest Memories – $8

Picture It! – $8

Timeless Textures – $10

Bold and Beautiful – $8

Light of the Season – $8

My True Love Gave to Me – $10

Happy Spring – $8

Floral Wreath – $8

Smile – $10 (pending)

You’ve Got Style – $8

Primitive Blessings – $11 (clear)

Sweet Strawberries – $10

Stenciled Spring – $8

GKD Duos

Because of You – $3

Close Knit Friends – $3

Master Butterfly – $3

Just Calling to Say – $3

Kindred Spirits: $2 each – team players, slumber party, hiking with dad, with daddy’s help, just me & my dad, a gift for dad, summer fun, little guy at play, exploring nature, little girl at play, at the beach, Anna, Rachel, Rebecca, Sara, Naomi, and Joanna

PAYPAL ONLY

I am asking $3 in shipping for the first set and $1 for each additional set (unless you buy tons and then we’ll work it out!)

Almost all sets are red rubber, trimmed and mounted on white binder box sheets.  A few sets are clear out of the more recent releases.

contact me either in the comments or em_giovanni @ hotmail.com

I really really need to empty some space in my stamp room so I can actually STAMP again. Great prices and I am totally negotiable! Thanks! – Em

Monograms

For the first time since moving, I dug out my monogram stamps.  I needed a little gift for our neighbors, who have been so sweet to us since we moved in.  I figured  a set of monogrammed cards would be perfect.  I chose some pretty paper (older stuff from Prima) and went from there!

Then I used some of the boxes I got at Clearbags.com (more info HERE) to package them up before tucking them in a gift bag.  Easy!

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Since I am pretty busy with family stuff for the next few days, I thought it would be fun to post some of my older stuff that you may or may not have seen before – but is just some of my favorite stuff!

Hope you are enjoying time with your family and loved ones!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Enjoy!

Throwback Week

Since I am pretty busy with family stuff for the next few days, I thought it would be fun to post some of my older stuff that you may or may not have seen before – but is just some of my favorite stuff!

Hope you are enjoying time with your family and loved ones!

Enjoy!

Throwback Week

Since I am pretty busy with family stuff for the next few days, I thought it would be fun to post some of my older stuff that you may or may not have seen before – but is just some of my favorite stuff!

This card always cracks me up – everything about that sentiment is funny to me.

Hope you are enjoying time with your family and loved ones!

Enjoy!

Sending You Sunshine

Just a quick drive-by post to wish all those with freezing cold weather some warm, toasty thoughts!  Made this ages ago, but it’s still one of my favorite images/cards!  That is pretty much my favorite color combo right there!  It’s got everything: color, sparkle and pretty ribbons!

Enjoy!