Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Catching up, Elena Seaside and WOYWW

If you're here to see a card:
I used my Elena Seaside stamp, some watercolor pencils and a sketch from the latest Take Ten magazine. (I'm such a math geek... I love to work out the dimensions of linear sketches and this one was fun.) I need to give a shout out to Suzi Blu who designed the stamp for Unity... I love her girls. You can find them all here. (And I have to tell you that Unity has great deals right now.... a free stamp for every $10 you spend and free shipping!) The dp is an old sheet from Sonnets by Creative Imaginations. I like that you don't need to fill in all the rectangles on this card with embellishments because the paper is so interesting. The sentiment comes from Unity's Dec '10 KOTM.

If you're here for WOYWW:

We're still in Florida. Apparently our home in NJ now has 8 inches of snow all around, but I"m not going to think about that.  I'm just going to be thankful that ds#1 is done with his 24 hour bug and the symptoms I was starting to feel are miraculously gone (I think the good karma that Bleubeard and Elizabeth sent me had something to do with that.)

My dh and boys love that crafting supplies have taken over numerous cabinets in our Florida kitchen (since, who cooks on vacation?) I ask you: when you see the big wigs' studios, don't they set them up like kitchens? That's because it has perfect workstations... hee hee.

The above photo of the kitchen counter shows several card bases that I made with my new foolproof sketch dimensions, the new mini SU catalog, Unity and MFT stamp sets and a cool tin of vintage office stamps that I found today at Pottery Barn. I'm off to make a quick congrats card for a baby naming we're going to tomorrow. If its blog worthy, I'll post it soon. Thanks for dropping by!

Have a wonderful, healthy WOYWW...

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)


jude said...

See we crfaters know how to craft anywhere!Have Happy New Year !
hugs judex5

Pam said...

Yes, life is good (darling card) especially when you are in Florida with craft supplies and not at home with a snow shovel! Stay warm and have a safe and happy New Year!

Marjo said...

Great way to use those cabinets...lol Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Hugs, Marjo #10

Anonymous said...

I love the pebble walls. I'm assuming it's wallpaper. Whatever, it's fabulous! As is your kitchen counter. It's very inspiring and has me wanting to play.

Huge congrats on missing the snow in the North West.

Happy New Year.
cheers, rachel #15

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

WOW! That's a lot of stuff to bring on a vacation! We're off to the beach tomorrow and I am still deciding what to bring. There isn't much space as the whole family is coming (we're going to be 19!) so that's why it's difficult to decide, and for now, I have decided to just take a tour of WOYWW!!! Patsy from

Sheila said...

Who cooks on vacation? I agree. Use those cupboards! Great use of space. Have a great new year!

oneoff said...

Glad you are all on the mend. That is a really creative use for the kitchen cabinets, and you look to have a great stash for holiday crafting.

Bernie #17

Sid said...

Wow that's well organised of you !!

Minxy said...

Glad your not missing your crafty fix on vacation, looks like you have everything you need.
Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year :D
hugs Minxy #33

sandra de said...

Good to hear you also take your craft with you while on holidays. I keep something in my bag (a small journal, plastic bag for the little bits you find) so I can craft anywhere. Life is good!
Have a lovely new year.
Sandra #29

Kirsty.a said...

Looks like my kind of holiday!
Happy New year to you and yours
Kirsty #43

S said...

Thanks for sharing the fun photos - wanna share those cool office stamps too? (wink, wink) Happy New Year. S #48

Debgem said...

Love the holiday kitchen!!! You've got to be able to play while you're away.

Happy 2011 to you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Cindy. I've never felt so HONORED. I hope my karma did help in some way and everyone is now healthy.

That scene by the water is gorgeous. I suspect you are having a better time in FL than you would in NJ. I've been watching the Weather Channel and seeing all the snow. It's just a good thing you didn't try to get back in the middle of all that blizzard that paralyzed the east coast.

I have to admit, I envy you those cabinets and slide out drawers. They are perfect for crafting. I can't believe that stash you have at your vacation home. You are a true crafter.

I hope you had a great Christmas. I want to wish you good fortune, good health, and fun crafting in 2011. And of course, a safe trip home! All the best to you, dear friend. I'll see you in 2011.

Esther said...

Fab use of the kitchen cupboards..not sure my OH would appreciate it if I did that though - he says I'm taking over the rest of the flat as it is...Enjoy your holiday, Happy New Year..Esther (#60) xx

Chelle said...

I agree, who cooks on vacation. Glad everyone is feeling better. #64

ANewYear said...

I think there is a law that makes it illegal to cook while on vacation...if not, there should be. ;)

Happy New Year!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cindy, yes, you definitely have the perfect kitchen - who needs to cook anyway! As a very vintage Executive Assistant just love the vintage office stamps you found - I remember those phones and that typewriter - no, I'm not kidding :) Enjoy the rest of your Florida holiday and I wish you and yours a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

Terry Blais said...

You're so fortunate to be in Florida now! I love that your turned your vacation kitchen into a craft space. Terrific!

Terry #25

Ohhh Snap said...

I think it's fun to craft on vacation! I stamped at the airport on the way home from CHA. I'm Loving those Vintage Office stamps. Hope your vacation is fabulous and you have a Happy New Year.


Dragon said...

Great pictures and I love the pebble paper... Lucky you to be out of the snow!!!
Happy new year

Carmen said...

Oh now I adore that card! How gorgeous! Maths fries my brain - it's like another language but you've made it into something fabulous!

Happy New Year Cindy in a gorgeous looking Florida!

Carmen #80 :)

Susan said...

Happy Holiday crafting! You have made excellent use of those kitchen cupboards Cindy.
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13

Emily Leiphart said...

WOW, Cindy, I LOVE your Elena card!! I've been wondering how to use my Suzi Blu stamp since I didn't realize how BIG they were. ;) I also can't believe you carted all that stuff to Florida but HOORAY for crafting while on vacation!

Net said...

Hey great use for the kitchen! That means you get to eat out too - good idea!

Tracey Brossart said...

That's too funny, how you take your crafts with you even on vacation! Wish hubs would let me do that...lol. Gorgeous pic from Florida! And I love the way you collaged your card!

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Thanks for the peek!
Tracey #86 :D

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my, now that is a view to warm the cockles of this frozen and sick of the dark and cold heart! Hope you'r having a fab break and I just love that your cupboards don't have to be empty and unused!

Nicky said...

Love how you have used the kitchen cupboards for all your stash - have fun and a great New Year ~ Nicky 38