April 16, 2008

Random rambling and Stash it forward

Ok, since I know I can only keep so much in my brain, and those sticky notes get lost everywhere. I started an idea journal, Looong Overdue. I combined all my sticky notes along with the ideas in my brain. Wow, that leaves a lot of room up there for more creativity.
I did some creating over the weekend and came up with some things that I like and other items I need to tweak still. Some of them are for trades at Art and Soul in October. though I am heading out on the Artistic Journey to Alaska with Tim Holtz in less than a month. SO Excited. So I am working on making a bunch of trades for my fellow artists. What do ya think.



My blogging buddy Michelle (aka FaerieDustDreams) is doing a RAK (random act of kindness) drawing through Friday, April 18th. So hop on over and visit her.

I was over visiting my friend Michelle’s (aka Hold Dear) blog. Wow lots of ‘M’ names going on. Any way she Inspired me to do my own “Stash it Forward”. I have gone through my studio room and found some great scrapbooking items to stash forward. So this time around I have a great Xyron tool that I will be stashing it forward to someone. So if you don’t have much of a budget for tools or know someone, please leave me a comment and on April 25th I’ll randomly draw a name.
I have plenty of supplies and tools so watch for more RAKs to come. It is good to do a bit of Spring cleaning.

To go with all my trades I am making, I went out and ordered some more Moo cards. After I receive them I will post the picture I used.

On my last post I showed pics of my green pages I finished for a chunky book swap I was in. I now have it put together, used my great zutter bind it all tool, and here is the finished product.






I sent off my creations for the Color Wheel swap I am in. You had to use recycled materials or items you already had. So with the color blue violet I had a good stash. Not a color I use often. This is what I came up with.










I had lunch with my friend Michelle on Monday. We are in Elise's round robin together. She passed on Rena's book to me, I am after her on the rotation list. I thought I would share a peek at the pages I finished for Deborah's book, theme Something retro, something new, something vintage, something blue.


Always more to come. Hope you enjoyed visiting and good luck.

M3

44 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry! I'll post about you on my blog now, hope you get some good comments!

Peg said...

This RAK is so kind of you. I love your blog. Your work is great! I can say I don't definetely don't have a budget for many tools. My husband is the only one working and I am a sahm.

Krysti said...

New Blogger to your blog.. Great info.. I love the Stash it forward that so neat and fun!! Look forward to more posts! Enter me in for the Xyron :)

BishopsMommie said...

Thats so cool of you to do this, count me in too. Thanks

Katie said...

Such creativity flows out of you! It's really amazing! I would love to have a tool budget...but with living on my dh's salary (teacher) it just isn't in the cards! I'd love to be entered in your RAK!

Thanks,

Katie (Fiskateer #4052)

kidzpta said...

You do great work! I certainly don't have much of a scrapping budget. My husbands job moved to Mexico, so he is working part time now. I work and have 2 kids, one with cerebral palsy. So, I am pretty much drained if you know what I mean. Thanks for giving me a chance.

KarenB said...

Loving the blog - great green book!! Love the pass along book too - what a cute hotdog!!!

Coco said...

YOu hav a great blog, you do great work lov ur projets.
I hardly hav a scrapbooking budget for tools at all, LOL usally if I can't figure out how to make my own I do without, thanks for the RAK

Pam Hoffman said...

Hi Melissa!

Michelle (aka FaerieDustDreams) told me about your "Stash It Forward" Xryon drawing.

I stopped by because I want to participate too. I don't own anything Xryon.

What a marvelous idea. I will think of ways I can do this too.

Thank You Very Much,

Pam Hoffman
http://eclecticplayland.wordpress.com/ << brand new craft blog!

KellyB said...

Would love a chance to win! Your work is great! Have fun with Tim :) I've met him a few times and he's such a fun guy!
Kelly Braund

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Just found your blog from a post on the Fiskateer site. I have a dear friend who has no money for scrapping supplies as her DH had to have a sholder operation (that went bad) and has not been able to work for around 9 months now, so if I was to win this I would be passing it on to her.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Christine
Cp.cleary@xtra.co.nz

Laurie R. said...

I love your blog. What a great RAK.

Debby said...

Thank you for the kind chance at your RAK. Your jewlery is OverTheTop. I love it. You are offically bookmarked in my favs. Thank you.

I'm starting to do a little work for Xryon and they don't supply the tools, so this would be great for me.

Blueyecicle said...

I think I am like Peg and many other women SAHM mom and hubby working LOL
But your book is just stunning it is amazing what use girls can come up with on a limited budget!! Its def. an artist thing!

The Feathered Nest said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway!!! What a sweet and generous thing to do! xxoo, Dawn

Dan, Urs and Logan said...

Oooh enter me in for the xyron! Great blog. You're very talented. Great work!

Anonymous said...

This is a great rak.This is the first time that I have been to youre blog.Youre work is great.

Joan

From The Owls' Nest said...

love the idea of stash it forward...great!! Love your blog.

Kasey said...

Wow that is great RAK. Love your blog BTW.

NanaBeth said...

I am so jealous. A cruise with Tim-that's a dream for me. Enjoy and thanks for the chance to win.

marla said...

wow neat for you to have such a great RAK. It is always nice to get rid of things you dont use.

Stephanie said...

How generous of you! My tool budget is pretty non-existant so this would be great. How neat that you get to be with Tim Holtz. Have fun!

Kathleen said...

Your work is fabulous!!! I have enjoyed your blog and seeing all your work. I love your stash it forward idea. Count me in.

Kathleen #324

TurtleLady's Tales said...

I would love to win your RAK. My 36th wedding ann is Friday and I would love a new "toy" to play with.
Your site is lovely. So many different ideas :=)

Turtlelady~Sandy

Kimmie0270 said...

You do some amazing work! Thank you for the chance to win this RAK. I just had a baby 2 weeks ago, so needless to say scrapbooking funds have been cut. This would be an awesome prize to win!

Swede said...

Wow, what wonderful artist things you do. Love your green.

AShu93 said...

I found your blog from a post on the Fiskateer site too. Your work is beautiful! Thanks for the generous RAK.

connie said...

First time to your site. Michelle posted on Fiskateer site. Beautiful work! TFS and a chance to win.
connie

Judy Cartwright said...

Wow, you have some amazing stuff here!! Came over for the Xyron RAK and so glad I did!! Keep inspiring!!

Judy Cartwright

Anonymous said...

Your Rak is great. thnaks for givivg usa chance to win stuff.. I don't have very much of a budget,, so I would appriate to be in your draw..
Mariah # 2457

ticketbelle said...
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ticketbelle said...

Your RAK is so generous - thank you. Glad that your friends at Fiskateers pointed me here, now I have another place for inspiration.

Jingle said...

That is so nice of you! Looks like you have been getting a lot of fun projects done!

Alexandra said...

OMG...That Green book is so COOL!! I never thought of doing just one color like that!! Thanks for the idea. Also, thank for the chance to win your Xyron tool!! Crossing my fingers here!!
Alex S.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the RAK. Right now times are hard and I definately can't be buying new stuff. I love your work, it is so unique. TFS.
Roseann #2933

Heather_Rochelle said...

great idea Im a scrapper thats doesnt have may supplies and I'd love a xyron

Anonymous said...

I have say WOW!! I have to show your blog to my 18yr old when she comes home I know she'll love all the bead work. I love it all. Great work. Saving in my favs. Thank you for sharing your work.

Fiskateer
Annie #1326

Latharia said...

You are too generous! Love to see your creative output!!

misspvc said...

This drawing is so kind of you! I'd love to be a part of it!
Thank you
Huge hugs
Patti V

Natalie said...

Wow I love your idea of stashing it forward. I have some items that I think I might try to do the same thing with. Could you enter me in your Xyron drawing? Thanks for the inspiration!

Natalie
Fiskateer #274

Blueyecicle said...

I am so loving those earrings I need a pair!

m i c h e l l e said...

Hi Melissa...You've been tagged! Come on over to my blog to check it out! :-)

m i c h e l l e said...

Hi Melissa...You've been tagged! Come on over to my blog to check it out! :-)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Came over from Michelle's blog. You have a great blog.
Please enter me in your giveaway.

Hugs:)
Irma