Monday, March 31, 2008

Eclectic Day

This post is going to be a bit eclectic as I have some odds and ends to share with you. First, I got a new tool for my stamping desk. It is a Fiskars Rotary Cutter. I have been looking for the perfect trimmer for some time when I was looking around at Costco and bam! There it was! I decided for $28 I could take it home, try it, and then return it if I didn't like it. Well, yeah...I'm not returning it...you can't make me! The blade is nice and sharp, both the paper and the blade don't move when cutting so as long as the paper is where it is supposed to be...no crooked cuts! Woohoo! Although this takes up a bit of room it is so worth it and I'm so happy with the cutter and its price as I searched for it online when I got home and the average price for one of these was about $50. What a bargain hunter I am, huh? If you are looking for a new cutter you should definitely consider one of these!

Next...HERE is the link to the directions on how to make the envelope albums that I shared yesterday. I had posted a comment on the blog to make sure it would be okay to post a link but I haven't heard from her. I can't see how it will be a problem so just make sure you give her proper credit when you make and post your own.

And finally...I was given an award yesterday! My friend Bev over at Country Frog Creations has give me the Arte Y Pico award. The award is given to bloggers who share their art creations through blogging. Here are the rules...

1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

Now, I don't like lists like this all that much because I don't want to hurt any one's feelings so please...if I don't list you know that I love your blog and artwork too, k?!

1. Courtney at Created by Courtney.

2. Diane at ddnjoys2stamp.

3. Dawn at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

4. Kristine at Cafe Ink.

5. Andi at Crafts on a Whim.

So, there you go...my eclectic post! Today I take Kyler back to the dentist to see how those teeth are doing. Hopefully it will be clear sailing and no more problems...doubtful but I can be full of hope, right? Got lots to do for work today too so I'll be busy as is usual for a Monday.

Hope you all make today a fantastic day!

7 comments that make my day!:

Courtney Fowler said...

Wow! What an honor! Thank you!

Send me an update on Kyler... and how the staff like their goodies!

Quilt Nut said...

congrats on the award Lorie

i can't use those paper cutters. it doesn't matter which one i use, i always cut my paper crooked lol

Christi said...

I just bought my first rotary cutter as well and love it! Congrats on that bargain!

Dani said...

Rotary cutters are the best. I love them. I have the fiskars that is a wee bit smaller and I love it! You got a great deal. :)

Vanessa Farkas said...

I have a Carl cutter and the SU! guillotine both and use them both. Love your artwork.
Vanessa

Diane said...

Oh Lorie,i'm tickle pink about this award,but I wouldn't know how to put all that on my blog.You know me and computers don't mix very well.Please give it to someones else that will use and display it. Thanks a bunch though!

Kristine said...

:D THANKS Lorie!! What a fantastic bargain! Wish I lived a little closer to a Costco.