Friday, November 2, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Merry Christmas"

This is a pretty simple card but pretty.  The picture doesn't do it justice because I used my phone and didn't have great lighting.  The paper is shimmery and I heat embossed the snowflakes and title.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


paper:  Paper Cut
ribbon:  May Arts
stamps:  Memory Box & unknown

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

autumn trees

I made this card front to cover the end of a display box at work hence the purple edges.

papers:  Paper Cut
ribbon:  May Arts
stamp:  Memory Box
embossing powder:  Judikins Chablis

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"you're invited"

I made this little Halloween invite at work a few weeks ago.  I love these little ghosts!  They are actually a dimensional ribbon by May Arts which I cut apart to add a fun touch.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"what cancer cannot do"

I made these tags/bookmarks for my brother-in-law's annual "Throwing for the Cure" event.  They were created in all different colors and raised money for a great cause.  I donated the remaining amount to help raise funds at a benefit for a young woman whose cancer has returned.

Friday, July 20, 2012

note cards

cards:  Halcraft
papers: DCWV
ribbon:  Offray
embellishments:  Recollections

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

butterfly cards

supplies: cards - Halcraft
punch - Stampin' Up! (retired)
stamps - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Prints and Flight of the Butterfly (both retired)
inks - Stampin' Up! Pear Pizazz & Concord Crush (both retired) and Wisteria Wonder
ribbon - Offray and unknown (ric rac)
extras - Sakura Stardust pen and Recollections pearls

Saturday, July 14, 2012

stampin' up! club cards

These are just a few of the cards I've made in the last few months since joining some friends in a Stampin' Up! stamp club.  I'm having a lot of fun learning some new techniques and adding to my supplies.

NOTE:  I did not design these cards.  Jen, our Stampin' Up! demonstrator, either designed them or found them on the website that Stampin' Up! demonstrators use to share their ideas.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

father's day card

This is the card I made for my father-in-law for Father's Day.

cardstock - Core'dinations. WorldWin
stamp:  Ditto
ink:  VersaMark
embossing powder:  The Goose Barn
color:  Sakura Stardust pens
gems:  Studio 16

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

farm animal baby book

My sister asked me to create an 8x8 animal for a friend's baby shower.  The baby room theme is farm animals and yellow so I decided to create something with that theme.  I repeated some of the pages to keep the album more uniform because I didn't want to limit the new parents to what they would want to put on the pages.

cardstock:  Core'dinations, Bazzill
patterned paper:  Paper Studio
ribbon/fiber:  May Arts
brads:  Recollections
tools:  Cricut & Animal Kingdom cartridge and Martha Stewart double loop border & corner punches

Sunday, June 17, 2012

graduation card

This graduation card was made for my nephew for his high school graduation. His school colors were red & black with white which I used for his card.

cardstock - Core'dinations
ribbon - Celebrate It! (Michaels)
stamp - Medallion (Stampin' Up!)
embossing powder - The Goose Barn (clear)
bling - Darice
tools - VersaMark pad & heat gun

Saturday, June 9, 2012

new work station (part 2)

I'm ready to share the final look with you.  I've moved a few different things a few times and I'm sure I might move some things later but not in a way it'll impact the look of my scrap room.
This is right outside the door to my scrap room.  I already know it won't be this neat & tidy all the time but I've made storage easier than it was so clean up should be easier now.

I decided it was best to move all of my paper storage under the work station.  This allowed that small wall to be opened up for a bit more floor space.

This was taken from the very end of the work station.

This is from the other corner of the room. I wanted to share the different views of the room with you.

I hope you enjoyed this little view of my room.  Hopefully you were able to gain a bit of inspiration to use in your room/area as well.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, June 8, 2012

new work station (part 1)

I've decided that what I was using as a work station was just too small so I went price checking a week or two ago. I decided I wanted a work station that could be used by multiple people and not be shoved against a wall. I've been looking at Pinterest gathering ideas. I found a LOT of ideas I loved ... if only my room was twice as big as it is. Anyway, I decided to go with some unfinished cabinets to use along with some of my JetMax cubes for the base and an exterior wood slab door for the top.

Here are shots of parts of my new work station after the first coat of color.

Check back tomorrow for shots of the finished project.

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

stamp pad organization

I've been busy again with some new organization for my craft room. I roped my husband into helping me out on this one ... that extra set of hands was an enormous help on this project.

I had an extra set of JetMax shelves in the closet just collecting dust so I decided to make them into what I needed.  One of the shelves is the back and the other shelf was cut to make the shelves. There was a lot of sawing & drilling involved ... thank you hubby! The "racks" are CD/DVD holders called Media Stix that I purchased at Target. They were around $13 for the 4 pack and hold 60 items in total. The pads that fit well are Stampin' Up! and Craft Smart (Michaels). The pads that are too thick are VersaMark, Staz On, Distress Ink and Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby) which is why I did the shelves as well.

I love that I'm able to keep my embossing/heat gun on the bottom shelf along with my embossing powders. 

I've been  busy with another project that I would like to share with you so check back in a couple days to see what I have to share with you.

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

graduation card

This is a graduation card I made last week as well.  The stamps I used for this card are "Agapanthus Cluster" from Stampendous and the quote is by DRS.  The paper is from The Paper Cut and the embossing powders are pearl blue (unknown) & black sparkle (The Goose Barn).

I took the pictures with my phone, which explains the poor quality, but you can still get an idea of what I did.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

wedding card - w/ stamp info now

UPDATE:  The stamps I used for this card are "Leaf Heart" by Impression Obsession and the quote is by Print Works.  I also forgot to mention that I did take this picture with my phone which explains the quality.

I would like to share a wedding card I made last week. I don't own the stamps and didn't think to write down who they were made by.  I used shimmer cardstock & paper from The Paper Cut and black sparkle embossing powder from The Goose Barn.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

storage unit

This Cubical by ClosetMaid was purchased at Target. The canvas bins & photo boxes are from Michaels.  I store my printer, iPod speaker and tool bag on top.  The first row of bins holds large ribbon spools & tulle as well as cards & envelopes and the bottom row of bins holds small items to alter.  The photo boxes hold embroidery floss, packaged bling, baggies, Bind-it-All items and blank tags of many sizes.

The large container on the floor to the right holds layouts to complete.  I found that I like making my little kits of pictures & papers so I have them on hand when I want to work on them or take them to a crop.  The smaller container holds layouts to complete for special books.

Thank you for visiting!  This is the end of my scrap room tour for now.  I hope you enjoyed it and were able to get ideas for your own area. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

ribbon storage

This is what I came up with for ribbon storage. I felt this was the best way to go because I had a case of "outta sight, outta mind" where ribbon was concerned.  I feel that now that it's at hand I'll be more apt to use it.

I used 2 cafe curtain rods and 3 double rod brackets to hold all of this up.  The brackets were purchased at Lowes.

I had some ribbon in baggies already so I put these on the back rod with O-ring clips allowing me to use the front rod for the spooled ribbon.

Thank you for visiting!  I have more to share with you in a couple days so please stop back to check it out.

Friday, May 11, 2012

wall storage

Today I'm sharing the wall storage from my scrap room.

These ledge shelves were found on clearance at Target a few months ago. I saw the color & the price and knew I had to get them for this small wall. I have my flowers, Distress Ink pads, dimensional pearls & glitter glues of different brands and alcohol inks on them for easy access.

This is the embellishment storage shelf from Making Memories with an additional ornate ledge shelf on the very top.  I removed the dowel rods from the bottom 2 shelves because I wanted to store more goodies and I had too much ribbon to store there.  I have binder rings & fasteners, loose bling, flock, acrylic paint & Dabbers, flock, buttons, glitter and Distress Crackle paints on here.  The jars on the 2nd & 3rd shelves, which hold my buttons & loose bling, were purchased from Hobby Lobby at 50% off. 

These shelves were still in boxes at Mom & Dad's when we cleaned the house out.  The top shelf holds miscellaneous things like my photo printer and sewing machine.  The bottom shelf holds my punches and Cuttlebug & embossing folders.  I got the bags through the Cricut Rewards program for an awesome price.  I have 2 tension rods attached to the bottom of the shelf which I have some hanger hooks hanging from with some additional goodies.

Thank you for visiting!  I still have more to share so check back in a couple of days to see what else I've done.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

cricut storage

Today I'm sharing my Cricut storage with you. I used Cubicals by ClosetMaid (purchased from Target) to store my cartridges alphabetically. My Solutions cartridges are stored in a SnapWare container on the far right shelf.

I store my Expression, Imagine and Gypsy on this chest which was made by my great-great grandfather. Gramma sent it home with us when we visited her last summer in South Dakota. I also store extra albums and goodies inside. I covered a large piece of cardboard with a remnant of tablecloth-like material to pretty up the top and for a clean work surface. I put a nail on the wall right next to the chest to hang my mats so they're in easy reach.

Thank you for visiting!  There's more to share with you so please stop back by.

Monday, May 7, 2012

paper storage

I finally got a craft room  :)    I've been working on it slowly since the rest of the house had top priority.  I'm sure there will be more changes as I go but I'm happy with how it is right now.

I am sharing my paper storage with you today.  I use JetMax cubes and Cropper Hopper paper holders for all of my 12 x 12 papers.  The 2-drawer JetMax cube holds my mat stacks and 6 x 6 pads.  The top piece is the JetMax magazine file which holds my idea books and my 8 1/2 x 11 papers with my glues in the 3 drawers.

I labeled the paper holders with my Dymo label maker.  I have my papers sorted by manufacturer.  I had to sort some of them by collection from there because I have so many by some manufacturers (i.e. Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, K & Company, etc).  I've found this to work for me so that I don't have to do too much searching for coordinating papers.

Thank you for stopping by!  I will be sharing more of my scrap room with you over the next few days so please stop by again.

Friday, May 4, 2012

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