Friday, August 10, 2012

Well, I guess that's it

My Big Shot is still not "right".  I got the new crankshaft and installed it, but the slipping and squeaking is still happening.  Makes me so sad.  I guess I will continue to use it until it is totally dead and then maybe get a new one.  My husband has been asking what I want for my birthday next week.  I might get him to get me another one.

Unrelated to my Big Shot dying on me, I am having one of my mover and shaper dies replaced by Ellison/Sizzix.  The small camera die came apart on me.  I haven't heard of anyone else having the problem with it.  Parts of the die actually came out.  They asked me to send pictures, so I did.  Then they asked for my mailing address and told me they were sending out a replacement die.  I have more Sizzix dies than I want to admit to.  Loads of original, bigz, extended cut, small sizzlets, medium sizzlets, sizzlet strips. small green dies, yellow dies, and pro dies are sitting on shelves in my craft room.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Base Pages For My Mom

I have finished the base pages for the Family Album for my Mom.  Now to collect enough pictures to make a nice presentation.  I have been working on embellishments for the pages.  The pages for her and her sisters are easy for me to figure out, but the ones for her brothers are harder.  Most of the things I make are aimed more toward women not men.  I have been using my Tim Holtz Alterations dies to make the embellishments for my uncles.  I have also been using stamps to make a few.  I still have to make tags for all the hidden pockets this album holds.  I just love this design by Kathy Orta.