Sunday, April 10, 2011

Favorite Tools

It's week 8 over at the Being Creative Party on Gorgeous & Fun.  This week Amisha invites us all to share our favorite tools and technologies.
First and foremost, my favorite technology for crafting is my beloved Tiguan (this one isn't mine 'cause mine really, really needs a bath right now).  My Tiguan takes me to craft shows, craft shops, museums, Maine, family gatherings and girls craft nights.  All of these outings make it possible for me to be creative.  I truly adore my stick-shift turbo bluetooth speed machine.  Can you tell I LOVE to DRIVE?  DH got me a ride along at a raceway up in NH for my b-day and my DSIL & DBIL got us go-cart racing for Christmas.  Best gifts ever!!! Not the most green way to be, but I really like being able to be in charge of when, where and how I get to my destination.  Also, you never know what signs might strike your fancy and send on a totally new adventure. ;)
My favorite tool in my craft room currently is my Cuttlebug.  Making all those cool shapes is so much fun!  
 These are the most recent playthings being used.  I'm working on a better organization of my dies and am leaning towards getting one of those magnetic knife holding thingies I see folks using these days.  I just want to get one for as few pesos as possible.
This little card is one of four that I made using my Cuttlebug.  MFT posted this sketch, Cupcake Inspirations has challenged folks with this picture which inspired the color scheme for this card, and then the Christmas Card blog asked folks to come up with a winter/Christmas card with a bow.  I'm kinda excited with this card.  Not my usual palette, but looks kinda fun don'tcha think? 
I know, it's kinda sick to be posting a winter-type card when it is so beautiful outside.  Really mental when you think of the disgusting winter we had in New England.  Well, that's me.  A little batty.  Ooo, that makes me think I should make some Halloween cards! ha-ha, I crack me up.  I really do!  :P

Stop by on Tuesday for a tour of my crafty space!


  1. Great card! Love the blocked pattern paper and If I had a cuttlebug it would be my favourite scrap toy as well :)

  2. Your card is adorable.
    I am in the process of finding the perfect storage for these dies as well. So far I have them in the original paks, in a shoe type box, and I just flip through them, but hate to take them out of the packaging everytime.
    I am working on a few options/
    Good luck with yours.

  3. Love the card and I wish I loved the driving! And I like highway driving even lesser.

    If we ever go to an art class far away, I have to get a ride from you!

  4. So sweet! Love how you pulled the Hedgie and the colors from the Cuppies! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  5. Funny you should mention Halloween, cause I made a Halloween card today, I was just getting sick of making Easter cards. LOL.
    Well you hedgie is adorable even if there's snow involved.
    thanks for playing with us at CIC.

  6. That is such a cute little hedge hog! Love this adorable card! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  7. this is darling! Thanks for joining us on the Christmas Card Challenges Blog this week!

  8. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


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