Thursday, November 24, 2011


It's that time again!  This year I'm partnering with Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous for a Handmade Black Friday. 

All of our handmade InkStaks & RibbonStaks are on sale!

AND I've added a grundle of miscellaneous goodies to the Special Deals & Buys section to help you with your handmade adventures!

OoOoOh, AND the Original Scrapbox Big Boxes (WorkBox, CraftBox, MiniBox, SewingBox) are on sale, toO, SAVE $100.00 now with FREE SHIPPING in the continental US!!  Store your supplies for handmade goodies!


We are debuting a NEW HANDMADE INKY PRODUCT!!  You can get yours FREE with any order over $50.00 during this sale...


Click on over to Stamper Storage and check out the sales!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pinterest.. Do you?

So for the past several months I’ve devoted a fair amount of time to a fabulous little website called Pinterest.

Do you   Follow Me on Pinterest ?

If you do, you know the amount of time that gets lost while surfing the fabulous eye candy of recipes, jewelry, craft projects, style ideas…. if you don’t  well, you’re in for a major treat!  Just a click away, Pinterest can transport you to the wilds of imagination and help you crawl out of your creative funk/slump.

The first couple of months I was “on Pinterest”, affectionately referred to as PinHole by my sweet husband because of the black hole effect it has of sucking you in, I lost hours and hours of time… I had to find a solution.  I loved the ideas that I was gathering, AND, using… (Yes, Brent has loved the new recipes we’ve been trying out… it means he actually gets to eat, haha!")… but I have needed to set some limits on myself so that the rest of the house doesn’t appear to have been sucked into a black hole as well.

So I started setting a timer – and I tell everyone I can who “does Pinterest” to set a timer.  It is your pathway to FREEDOM.

30 mins per day , but not every day for Pinterest. 

It has been working great!  I have regained MY TIME but still gathering ideas… and since I’ve limited my time spent browsing, I actually have time to DO/MAKE/CREATE the ideas I’ve gathered.

My timer was a plain ol’ WalMart $3 something timer and I decided it needed a little bling….  I mean , since I was timing creative central, why shouldn’t my timer be pretty, too?

So I pulled out some bling gems & E6000 glue and went to town.
 IMG_6537-webPinterestTimer IMG_6536-webPinterestTimer

Lots of fun and loads of color!  Happy Pinteresting!

PS… Christmas Festivities have begun at the Grotegut house… tune in later this week for a fun post of this weekend’s festivities. See what these turned into on Saturday night!