This is a spin off blog from I CAN'T WANNA.
Cards, scrapbook projects and other crafty things.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I have moved...

...see below post for details.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I've changed my mind....Again.

I'm moving. Sort of.
I have decided to consolidate my blogs.
You can find all of the posts from ICARDWANNA over at:
It just seemed silly to me (now) to keep two.
It didn't seem silly when I started two.
But, that is me. Constantly changing my mind.
Just look at my hair styles. Haven't keep one for more than a couple of hair appts at a time.
Anyway, head over HERE.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas preparations

Don't forget your Christmas preparations...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I must have this...

EDITED: There is a Santa. Melissa requested a trip to the scrapbook store to buy my Christmas gift. Who am I to deny the wonderful little child. So I obliged. She bought me these papers, a couple of bottles of Stickles, some Teardrops and a few spools of ribbon. I love that kid. She KNOWS me.

This collection MUST become one of my possesions.
I HAVE to get it.
It's cute and Christmas-y.
And so Very Merry.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Anticipation is making me crazy... and a bit more plump too.

Whilst surfing this evening, I ran across this template from Ali Edwards. I, being a crafty person, thought to myself
"I can make a template like that."
And so I did.
Then I used Kim's freebie and made this layout.
You really need to check her out she is very talented and generous.
Thank you Kim.
Let me know if you would like the template. If I can figure out how to zip it, I will and then email it to you.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I found a new obsession, er, ah, I mean, a new playground. SWAP-BOT is a hosting site for swaps. I signed up and browsed around. I saw these adorable little matchboxes that were decorated and then filled with lovely little goodies.
Naturally I signed up for one. I found a Favorite Color swap. You send your partner a matchbox decorated and filled with goodies in their color choice. My partner likes highlighter yellow and electric blue. Here's what I came up with:

The matchbox is a 32 ct in size. I had NO idea what that was, but there is a template available on SWAP-BOT made by the founder, Rachel. It is roughly 1.5 inches by 2 inches by 1/2 inch. It was easy to make. Felt good to cut it out and glue it up. I printed the pattern onto regular paper and traced it onto the pretty papers I used. My partner has a well filled out profile, so I was able to send her some of the things she liked. They aren't really in the highlighter yellow or electric blue category, but I think they worked well anyway. The wire and fruit used on the outside of the box can be taken off and she can use them for other crafts if she wants to.

And here are the contents of the box.
I sent things she wanted and things I thought would work.
I also sent some shells because I am in Virginia Beach.

Thanks for looking. I am working on my Holiday Fun Matchbox swap today.
Maybe I'll see you in one of the future swaps.