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Scrapbooking and Papercrafting Goods!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I did a lot of paper collage work when I was in college! It was just the easiest way to toss big blocks of colors, patterns, and textures around, like I love doing in digital works, translated into traditional media. I’ve never made a typical scrapbook, but there are SO MANY creative things you can do with these papers and tools!

Today’s post highlights Stuff4 again, this time their scrapbooking category!

42 Sheets/Pad All Occasion Glitter Paper Stack

I have this stack!! I used it quite a lot!

The bright colors and fun designs were just perfect for my art projects! ^o^

And everythinnnnng is better with glitter!

Martha Stewart Glitter Glue Set 24/Pkg

And just in case there isn’t enough glitter in your projects, you can always add your own!

Que Sera Sera Decorative Acetate Frames

The designs on these frames are so pretty. o^o

Frames aren’t limited to photographs! Imagine how some colorful art work would look behind these! ^o^

Wild Flowers Martha Stewart Punch-Around-The-Page Large Combo

When I worked at Jo Ann, I always admired how beautiful these punches could make the edge of your paper look, and I always wanted to buy some of the lacy ones like this one. o^o

Baby Boy Page Kit 12″X12″

Nursery stuff is always-always-ALWAYS adorable!!

You can use dimentional stickers on more than scrapbook pages! My laptop has glittery dimensional flowers on it. n_n

The Cutest Colorful Yarn & Crochet Kits

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Learning to knit or crochet can be an integral part of creating your own cute accessories! Crochet has become extremely popular in Fairy-kei especially, as Peter Pan collars in nursery shades of yarn is basically a staple in most coordinates now. Knitted or crocheted purses or brooches are also commonly seen.

Stuff4 is an online store with SO MANY CATEGORIES for all kinds of arts and crafts!! If you couldn’t tell by the little introduction up there, we’re focusing on the knitting supplies today, especially variegated yarn in sweet pastel colors. ♥

Bernat Lavender Lullaby Softee Baby Ombre Yarn

Sooo sweeet!!

These colors remind me of a storybook garden!! n3n

Bernat Tickle Me Pink Pipsqueak Yarn

A chunky, fluffy yarn that looks extremely soft. ♥

Is there anyone that doesn’t love that perfect, rose-petal princess shade of pink?

Bernat Garden Baby Baby Coordinates Yarn Ombre

Ahhhh look at those darling colors. ; 3;

There’s a cute squiggly texture to this one, too!

Bernat Lavender Waverly Yarn

Lavenderrrr… ♥♥♥

What a perfect dreamy shade. And Waverly yarn is so thick and soft. *o*

Beginners Crochet Kit

…And if you haven’t any idea what to DO with all this cute yarn I’ve posted here, this kit will certainly get you started!! There are crochet hooks included in common sizes and even plastic yarn needles.

Happy crocheting!! :3

Agh! Noooo!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

April 27, 2011

Ohmygosh you guys. D:  I came home from work last night and found that the cord for my tablet had been severed in half!

I’m not totally certain how it happened, but my theories are 1.) My bunny chewed through it.  Seems the most likely, but I dunno, the break is like a clean cut, so maybe not?  Or, 2.) The cord was tugged hard enough that it snapped somehow. O_O

My mom was doing cleaning and vacuuming, so I suppose it’s a possibility from that (I don’t blame my mom at all, she isn’t likely to do something like this even by accident, and even if she did, pulling a cord so hard that it broke would have been something that she noticed and she didn’t say anything about it to me when I got home, and was surprised when I told her about it).

It could also have been entirely my own fault, ’cause sometimes I’ll sit down at my computer or move and just tug on wires all the time accidentally.  Still, it would take some serious force to pull a cord in half, and I think I would have noticed, I guess?

So anyway, I’ve already ordered a new one and it’s on its way (Amazon is actually selling them right now for cheaper than Wacom’s listed price, plus there just happens to be a deal going on with free shipping), but I’m still bummed about this because it puts a damper on my plans to get some introductory comics and doodles churned out for this place within its first week of opening.

Talk about poor timing, huh?!

BUUUUUT all is not totally lost.  I’m going to be spending the next few days filling up the art and portfolio pages with older art and fan art (previously, I had not shared fan art on this site at all, so I’m going back through allllll of my old art to make thumbnails and pages for each of them).  So we’ll be seeing an influx of that going on!

So, this ended up being a blessing in disguise, because catching up on all of my art that I hadn’t added here yet was probably going to be something I would have procrastinated on for weeks if this didn’t happen! XD

Let’s hope strokes of bad luck like this don’t turn out to be a regular thing!

‘Till next time, sweeties! xoxo