Friday, January 18, 2013

Uh Oh, More Hobbies!

Thank you cards.  I have written a lot so far but I have many more to go.  I did a set of cards and that covered the people who attended my baby shower, but it didn't cover the house warming party we had or the other random baby gifts we have received.  So I'll be working on another round of cards soon. This is the card that I had made as a thank you:

I know it's not your typical thank you card, but I wanted something simple and different. And it does say thank you on the inside with a handwritten note!

The stamp I used was Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous and I used a few different distress inks.  Then I used some Stickles over the design to give it some sparkle.  For just a touch of contrast I added a nice piece of DCWV patterned paper to the left side of the card.  I have to say, I love this stamp.  It's so simple and elegant.

In other news, I had Christmas money to spend!  So I decided to try something new and I bought some jewelry making supplies. Another crafty hobby!  I am totally new to this and have no idea what I'm doing, but this was sparked when last month I won a book on jewelry making and there were so many cool project I decided that I had to try it out.

I figure I need tools.  So I got a starter kit and a tool kit (used two different 50% off coupons for them). Also some hemp cord and some stretchy cord. Sure I can use those somehow!

Can I just say there are SO many pretty beads out there?  I mean come on.  I could spend so much money on them. I limited myself to a few here.

Okay I love steampunk and this collection was on clearance at A.C. Moore so I picked up a few items.  This is pretty simple to "make" but I just love these pieces.

For a beginner I thought these little kits were awesome.  They are already color coded and give you a nice variety of beads.  And just the right amount for one project.

Decorative magnetic clasps!  Need I say more?  These are just too cool.  I thought the little ball ones would work great for bracelets and the flower ones for necklaces.  Love these.

A few strands of beads that A.C. Moore had in their dollar bin.  I figure these will come in handy at some point. So there's my jewelry making supplies for now.  Did I miss anything?  Is there something I can't live without?

I've been pretty impressed with A.C. Moore's clearance items.  All these were also $1.  You can't beat that.

Did I mention that my baby girl is 3 months old today?  Oh my gosh I can't believe it.  She is just growing so quickly!

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, whether you're crafting or not! I have so many crafty projects to work on, I don't know where I'll start!  So until next time, Happy Scrappin!

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