All posts for the month July, 2015

My crafters companion

Published July 21, 2015 by emmaperez1961

If you have purchased a “Crafter’s Companion” carry-case, then you made a good investment. I’ve had mine for about 4 yrs and now I’m realizing how valuable it really is. To be honest, I’ve only made a few things from it. But now I’m ready to go full throttle cause I know what it could do for me. And for one, yes, it will save me money and it has! If you have one or plan on buying one, I suggest you start by using regular craft paper to practice. Just glide tools softly otherwise you can score holes thru it. It helps before you actually use card stock. And we know some can be pretty pricey these days.

Now Sara (The founder and inventor) has been coming out with new products to accompany the ‘Ultimate’ but its her new embossing boards that have my attention. Now there are a few that I can get thru ‘PaperWishes’, Thank God! But for other boards, I’m not sure for their having a hard time delivering to the US from the UK. So I really hope they can fix that.

When I first saw this invention at a crafters convention, I was blown away by it and I just had to have it. And now that I look back, I do remember that Sara was there.

Another thing that I realized about the UK is they have very intriguing crafters over there. They’re on top of their game. I’ve noticed that by their wonderful magazines ‘Papercraft Inspiration and Mollies’. Which again they’re hard to find in the US. I haven’t seen them at JoAnns for the longest time. Which saddens me cause I don’t know how to get them delivered to me thru Via AirMail. Does anybody, by the way????

But in the mean time I’ll be working with what I have.wpid-img_20150720_201814492.jpg


Feeling so, so

Published July 9, 2015 by emmaperez1961

I really don’t know what to make of this weather. Living in Chicago does has its ups and downs but lately the weather pattern has changed drastically, especially during the summer months. I’m not really complaining though, cause I like the idea of saving money by not putting the AC on due to the cold/rainy weather. One day out of the whole week may be hot and the rest are cool. Where ya, you need a sweater in the morning when you walk out the door.

Its a little sad cause it feels like we don’t have summer at all. And the tourist can’t enjoy Chicago due to the rain and they end up staying indoors. Not cool!!! But again it beats walking under the sweltering heat where you can hardly breath. Boy,do I remember those years.

It’s actually nice and comfortable. But I hope I’m not speaking to soon. A few hot days are coming our way but again they won’t last.  And that, doesn’t say much for the lake cause we need those hot days to warm the water. But, oh well. It is what it is.

And I really hope not having hot weather doesn’t discourage you from being creative. I mean, really. Your under pressure when the heat is on. Your blessed if you can afford AC, if not then your screwed. No really!!! Sitting there trying to make something and sweating bullets (which I have gone thru many times) can be discouraging.

So, take advantage of this nice cool weather while you can. Especially if your living in Chicago. I hear the heat is really bad in Texas. Which makes me be glad that I’m here and not there!