Sunday, January 16, 2011


Yesterday I met up with a few of my girlfriends and we spent the day together. First we stopped over at Mainly Stamping in Fairfield to browse around. I ended up finding some lovely scrapbook papers & Japanese Washi paper. I picked up 2 sheets of the Le Romantique papers from Graphic45. They are absolutely perfect to create a mini for Valentine's day. I am in love with the beautiful washi papers I found as well. They are so lovely with all the floral blossoms. I'll need to find more washi papers as I find them really beautiful papers to craft with.

We also stopped over at Michaels, Joanns, Tuesday Mornings & Dollar Tree stores. While shopping at Michaels we found a bunch of Valentine's spool of ribbons for 50 cents. They were accidentally placed in the wrong spot. The manager ended up giving them to us for that price. I only picked up 1 spool as I bought some last week. I should have definitely picked up a few more. My friend Shirley benefited by getting a bunch.

We ended up having lunch at Subway before we headed back to Iris's house to craft. We made 2 projects and started on our third project (paper bag minis) which we didn't get to finish. I will work on getting it completed soon. We made altered matchboxes and a mini magnetic notepad.

Here's the pics of my altered matchbox.

A close up pic of the drawer. I embellished it with one of my handmade marbles.

The magnetic memo book I created.

The inside of the memo book:

In addition, I would like to share with you these beautiful altered matchboxes my friend Shirley & Keisha created.

Handmade by Shirley~ a beautiful Ballerina matchbox easel card & large "Celebrate" matchbox. I absolutely love the way her altered matchboxes turned out. Don't you?

Close up pics:

Ballerina Easel card.

Close up of mini drawers.

The larger altered matchbox.

This is a Daisy "Hope" altered matchbox was made by my friend Keisha.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Hello Friends!!!

I just wanted to share my penpalling community with all of you.