Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Etsy shop is closed

I am sad to say that I have closed my etsy shop. No more hand carved rubber stamps for sale by gettiinghooked :(
About 7 months ago my neck started hurting and at times it would actually cause my head to shake like fatigued muscles do after a hard workout. I have been to the Dr. and they are still in the process of running tests, I am not to worried that it is anything serious but I think I may have given myself  nerve damage by bending over a magnifying glass for hours a day. I just hope it is not permanent. So, by the Dr.'s suggestion, I am taking high doses of vit. B12 and am giving my neck a rest.

Despite my limited ability to carve stamps right now, I still hope to continue with all of the other crafts I am totally hooked on. So keep following me to see what my crafty heart comes up with. Crochet is top on my list right now, along with getting back to some fun swaps!

Of course, I will have to make the occasional stamp for my family's letterboxing adventures. Now that we are in a new place we are excited about planting some new boxes in the area :) We have found a few boxes already, take a look at our latest letterboxing adventure... we brought some of our new friends with us and they are now hooked on letterboxing too :)

Isn't this such a beautiful place to letterbox?? 
Thanks JeLyBean for planting these boxes in the Ute Valley Park.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A little about our new place....

Hi to all of my blog friends! This post will be a little different, no rubber stamps this time :) I have had many ask about our new place and how my family is doing. Well.... we are doing good. My husband and I really like the area, there are lots of fun outdoor things to do that we both love like hiking! Lots of hiking in Colorado Springs :) My children, well, they do like it buuuut they really miss Georgia. We have had several teary nights. It is soooo hard for us to see our kids have broken hearts. I see them trying to make the best of it and stay positive the majority of the time but there is something about the sun going to bed that makes missing Georgia all the more prevalent.  We were stationed in Georgia for so long that many attachments were made for all of us and it is always hard being away from people and places you love.  It will just take time for them to feel like this is home. I met a really neat lady at church who just moved to the area also and she told me there is  a huge difference between being unpacked and feeling settled. We are unpacked and waiting to feel settled. But, we are off to a good start. We found a church that we really like and have already met some great people.  For me, I miss things being familiar, but here again, it will just take time.

Did I mention that there are lots of great places to hike in Colorado Springs? Here are a few beautiful places we have hiked...  

This is my daughter looking at the amazing view

A little hiking, a little cliff climbing... it is thrilling!

One of the best parts of living here is that this is the closest we have been to family in 13 years... this is a picture of my dad enjoying a nice walk with us, what a blessing it was to have him and my brother over for a visit now that they are within a days drive away.

And finally, this is me. Used to be my kids would bury me in the sand at the beach, now they bury me in the snow :) Believe it or not, the snow is more comfortable to be buried in! LOL

Definitely the cutest custom I have carved so far :)

Awe.... are these not the cutes little animal stamps? I had a request from some one who will be using these adorable little characters in stories (I think).  I think they are soooo cute, she is very talented to have designed these little guys :)

These are the original drawing that were sent to me.... and these are the stamps I made :)

Let me know what you think of these cuties :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Custom Stamps... and more on the way

I am posting some customs that I worked on right before I moved. Let me know what you think :-)

This one was really tricky.... A lot of lettering in a small space!
This was the original logo

This was the original
This was a fun stamp to carve. The monster was such a simple child like design. All of those little aliens  with the shop name was quite tedious... but I love how it turned out :-)
Visit this cute little shop here:

Stay tuned for more customs... I have another that is on the way!

Happy New Year... A Few New Stamps!!

Hi All!!

I just made a few new fun stamps! Now don't be angry... let the birds feel that for you :-)

And just in time for Valentine's Day... A new Heart

Just go to my shop for more information on these fun stamps!!