November 2009 archive

Recent Findings: Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock and A Ribbon Iron

I think I may have found the PERFECT woodgrain paper after stumbling upon Heidi’s Card!

I noticed that her cardstock was woodgrain EMBOSSED!!! So, I googled it and stumbled upon these:

You can purchase yours HERE!

******My Next Finding******

Do you suffer from wrinkled ribbon??? I DO! I store mine in big bins, so it gets all wrinkled! Well, I went to purchase a ribbon iron and they were out of stock…

SO, I was doing some thinking and decided to try using my flat-iron!

That’s right, my hair FLAT-IRON, and IT WORKED!

Here are some tips:

  • Heat your flat-iron on a low-medium setting depending on the type of ribbon.
  • First, try it on your ribbon scraps.
  • Do not PULL the ribbon through, as you would your hair. Just take the ribbon and iron it in sections. If you pull, it might ruin your ribbon by pulling individual strands.

Etsy Inspired #64

This week's EIC is brought to you by…

This week we draw inspiration from a shop that is full of color and texture:

Click here to go to the shop

Here’s my card:

Grateful Thanks


  • Papertrey Ink Stamps, Cardstock, and Vellum
  • Staz-on Ink
  • Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Studio Calico Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Staples
  • Labels Four Nestabilities

If you play along this week, you could win one of 3 prizes and here is one made by The Barefoot Weaver, herself:

Flower Pin

For more details, go to The Etsy Inspired Blog!


The Boys at Thanksgiving

How was your Thanksgiving?

Ours was full of stress (yes, cooking for my family can still be stressful with two toddlers), laughs (CJ told his first knock-knock joke), and love!

Here are some pictures from the day. They managed to dig into the food before I could get that “money shot”!


CJ, stained shirt and all!

Liam posing

Chris cutting our turkey

Today, WE ARE NOT braving the sales! Instead, we’ll be Chris and Tiff Plus 5! Our friends will be braving the crowds while we watch their three sweeties :)



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