{nerdspecs gets crafty}

~ adventures in rubber stamping & scrapbooking ~

Monday, October 22

RAK Attack!

amber said...
I was blog hopping and saw this post. That stamp is from a set from Hero Arts. It came with I believe 4 birds and sayings. I still need to ink mine up :).

Thanks, Amber! The cute little bird stamp used on the card in my previous post is indeed from a Hero Arts clear sest - Tiny Bird Messages! Aren't they cute? I think they are the perfect size for using with Marvy punches.

Amber - email me (nerdspecs@yahoo.com) your mailing address, and I'll send a nifty RAK your way! :)

Thursday, October 18

You're Special

Just a quick card to share with you. I made this recently for my good friend Ange's birthday. Isn't this birdie just too cute? Can you believe it's not A Muse? I don't remember the last time I bought (or used) a stamp that wasn't A Muse.

Anyway, this birdie is from a super cute acrylic set that I picked up for 50% off at a local store that was closing a few weeks ago. Sadly, I tossed the packaging. Can anyone tell me who makes it? It came in a set with other birdies with different sayings. If you can help, leave a comment. I'll send you a RAK! :)

They're Here!

Elzybells are here! Elzybells are here!

Check out the Elzybells blog. You can order your very own Elzybells stamps!

Also, check out the post that tells you how to get in a drawing for some free goodies. :)

I just placed an order myself - it was so hard to decide! I'll post some fun creations when they arrive. :)

Tuesday, October 16


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Upcoming Classes!":

I just came across your blog and Smudges a couple days ago. I tried to sign up for your class tomorrow, Oct 16th but they said you only have 12 spots and they were full. I never know if I can attend until the last minute as my husband travels so I guess I am out of luck. Bummer!


Hi Michelle! Thanks for the comment - welcome to my blog! I'm sorry you weren't able to get into tonight's class. Smudges has a very small class space, so we had to stop sign-ups at 12 students. Otherwise I'd be happy to teach more fun ladies. :) Hope to see you at a future class!


I'm teaching a sold-out class of 12 students at Smudges tonight. FUN!

If you're signed up, I'll see you there!

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If you weren't able to get on the list for tonight's class, mark your calendar for next Tuesday! I'll be teaching another fun holiday class.

Holiday Sparkle (Smudges Rubber Stamps - 952-974-9885)
Tuesday, October 23 - 6:30-8:30pm
5 cards/envelopes - $22

Friday, October 12

Exciting News!

Did you see the announcement on the A Muse blog?

Congrats to the new design team! What a group of awesome crafty ladies. Keep an eye out for their work in the future!


Space is limited in next Tuesday's class at Smudges - so hurry and save your spot!

Winter Wonderland (Smudges Rubber Stamps - 952-974-9885)
Tuesday, October 16 - 6:30-8:30pm
5 cards/envelopes - $22

More Classes!

I'll be teaching in November at Caprice Paper Arts (formerly Doctor Scrapbook) in South St. Paul, MN. Hope to see you there!

Winter Wonderland
Thursday, November 8 - 6:30-8:30pm
$22 - 5 cards/envelopes

Holiday Sparkle
Thursday, November 29 - 6:30-8:30pm
$22 - 5 cards/envelopes

Thursday, October 11

Another Sneaky Peek ...

Hope to see you at Smudges next Tuesday!

Winter Wonderland (Smudges Rubber Stamps - 952-974-9885)
Tuesday, October 16 - 6:30-8:30pm
5 cards/envelopes - $22

Look at that cute little Santa Bird! Adorable! Especially with red Stickles on his hat. :)

Wednesday, October 10

Snow Angel

I had a great time last night at Smudges! *waves to the ladies*

Here is a sneaky peek at one of next Tuesday's cards. Don't you just love the little snow angel? Cuteness!

Winter Wonderland (Smudges Rubber Stamps - 952-974-9885)
Tuesday, October 16 - 6:30-8:30pm
5 cards/envelopes - $22

Friday, October 5

Good Things

Does anyone have one of these? If so, is it easy to use? Let me know!

I'm sort of lusting after one. I mean, check these out!
And these!
And these!
And theeeeeese!

Yummy Yummy Yummy!

I have to say, I haven't been a fan of Making Memories over the last few years. But lately ... I'm LOVIN' their goods! Check out their entire line of new Halloween, St. Nick, and Deck the Halls. Seriously drool-worthy, I tell you!

I have an Archiver's gift card in my wallet. I think this rainy weekend calls for some scrappy shopping. ;)

(And no, I'm not getting paid to advertise. I wish! Just wanted to share these gems with you!)

Thursday, October 4

More Frames!

My mom loved the magnetic frames I made for Candice, so I made her a couple for her birthday last week!

I love this picture of Lily. It was taken on our camping trip in August. She was leaning on a tree by the Mississippi River.

This one features Heidi Swapp fuzzy rub-ons. They have been in my stash forever, and I was finally brave enough to try them out. They are SO MUCH FUN! I went a little crazy with them, as you can see. :) I accented the flowers with A Muse twinkle stickers. Of course! You can never have too much sparkle.

I love the photo in this frame though. I had told Lily that morning that we had a Super Secret Mission to accomplish at the apple orchard that day. I told her I needed a picture of her with my mom (who avoids photos!). This photo is so funny to me because Lily looks so sneaky and full of giggles! ;) When we left the orchard, Lily said "Super Secret Mission ... Accomplished!" Haha!

Tuesday, October 2

Pick of the Patch!

Here is another cutie treat box I made last week. Lots of Stickles on this one! And another one of those adorable bells - this time, a pumpkin!

These are so much fun to make! I think I will make a few more before Halloween arrives. :)

Be sure to check out recent posts by other A Muse team members!
(blogs linked on the right)

Lots of cute treat containers posted lately ... so fun - check them out!

More Sparkles & Spooks!

Don't forget to sign up!

Sparkles & Spooks - Tuesday, October 9 - 6:30-8:30pm
Smudges Rubber Stamps (952-974-9885)