Friday, July 30, 2010


I thought I would share a couple of pictures from my crafting room that David, Ian, and Bob helped to create for me for my birthday a few years ago. It is still a work in progress, mostly because I have way more stuff than I am able to satisfactorily organize with what is available to me right now. I do not have enough space, organizational materials, or money to make it what I envision in my head.

One of my favorite items in the room is my printers drawer. I found it in an antique store and was able to get it for about $20. We hung it on the wall and I use it to store many little containers of embellishments. Because I do love embellishments. I purchases that David gave me from his father's coin collection. I also have some 'just for fun' stuff on there, like the wooden spoon on top and my short-fat bolt I just had to have one time when I was at the hardware store. I also have a nice chunk of amethyst (just below the pink box on the left side) to help relieve stress. You can see I have some liquid chalk inkers on the bottom, right corner. I use those quite often in my work.

I have this hung just to the right on my work desk, so all of the supplies here are easily accessible when I am creating. I highly recommend this embellishment organizational system if you get the chance.

I also have two different spice racks that I use for my embellishments that I have lots of such as buttons and brads. I have lots of brads. One of my all time favorite things in this world is brads. Some of the jars are missing because I have them packed away with my on-the-go supplies.
Another perk of the jars is that I can take them with me when I scrap outside of my room, which I do a lot.

Monday, July 26, 2010

scrapping frustrations

Monday evening! I got to spend the entire day on Saturday scrapping with a good friend. Unfortunately, I seemed to be in a bad place because after 9 hours, all I had done was some cutting on three projects and one greeting card completed.

My problem started when I got ahead of myself and put some rivets on my project without the tag that I was supposed to be attaching. So I tried to take the rivet off, but I couldn't find my tags. The store we were at did not have any for me to buy, so I had to put that project away.

Then I started on my next project, but after getting the background cut, I realized that I needed to print the next part, and of course I had to do that at home, so I had to put that aside too.

I did have my brand new 'ultimate crafter's companion' with me and so was able to make envelopes to put my incomplete projects in.

I found a really cool card in the store and decided to recreate it using scraps. I think it turned out pretty cool for just picking through my scrap paper drawer.

I will be finishing my projects this week or the next and will post pictures of them when I get them finished.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

paint chip card


I have decided to start a blog to showcase the scrapping and cards that I made. This is my first attempt at a blog so if anyone actually decides to read my blog, I hope that you enjoy what you see. I welcome all constructive feedback on my designs and creations.

The first item I am highlighting is a card I made for an element swap. We had to use a paint chip card as our element.

While in Lowe's I noticed these awesome paint chips for Valspar paint. I really liked how there were colors that highlighted historical preservation colors. I knew immediately I wanted to use one of these chips. I went outside my comfort zone and did not choose green or purple. I chose a nice blue color and then went with a complementary yellow chip to peek through the squares. I love ribbon and decided to run a narrow ribbon with small knots behind the blue so the knots were centered on the yellow square. I added three yellow organdy ribbons with blue flowers on top with button centers.

I hope you enjoy this card and that you come back to see more if you did.