Saturday, January 29, 2011

scraptacular saturday trend watch

the prize ribbon, it is very popular right now! i made this one, and it was a lot easier than uyou would think...
1. 2 12x1 1/2 strips of patterned paper, use scallop punch on them. accordian fold, glue ends together to make a circle.
2. 2 2" circles. glu one to the top and one to the bottom
3. add person decoration to top circle (i used the tea pot)
4. behind attach 2 3x1" ribbon tails

this mini book is a gift for my daughter, her dollie & me birthday tea party is today at 2!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Your Day is in the store!!!

here is a fun new page i created with some of the fun new fancy pants "It's Your Day" in the store....

make sure to check these fun papers out HERE :)
i hope you all find something to celebrate today!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

MySpace (My SCRAP Space...)

Thought I'd take a few minutes to share my "new" scrap room and how I've organized all my goodies. There are still more things I'd like to do (like hang a rod to display pages, etc.) but this is what I've got so far...
It's a small, narrow room...but it's all mine! You'll see my workspace up against the left wall (I got a scrap table for Christmas). I have purple baskets with all of my most frequently used tools, adhesives, current pictures that I'm working with, some current magazines, and embellishments all around my workspace on the table. At the far end of the room is a stack of Iris bins that I can pull out as drawers, a cabinet hiding less frequent used items, and a small shelf displaying more embellishments.

You'll see on my scrap table I like to have easy access to all of my Basic Grey embellishments.
On top of the cabinet I have three bins where I can stand up most of my Thickers and alpha stickers. This is great when I want to peruse through and find the perfect color and font for a layout.

On top of the small shelf I have various containers with embellishments inside (these two hold thread for stitching, Dew Drops, and flowers).

Under the shelf I have my travel rolling cart where I keep all of my monthly kits in the bags. I also have plastic file folders that are sorted by manufacturer (you'll see my folders for October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, and Pink Paislee).
Under my table, I have finished projects sorted into bins labelled with the names of the albums they will go into (Right now I am working on albums for my nephews Aiden and Evan, and my niece Addy).
The Iris drawers are next to my scrap table. Each drawer holds a different type of embellishment...
3-Dimensional stickers...
and chipboard. (Those are just a few)
Above the Iris containers is another plastic bin with three drawers where I keep all of my punches (which are mostly border punches)...
And on top of all of those drawers is a desk organizer that holds all of myStickles and mists. I like this because I can easily see all of my colors and grab what I need easily!

Inside the cabinet, I keep items that are used less Slice, a container filled with stamping items, Close to My Heart organizers that hold all of my brads and eyelets, etc.

Hope you enjoyed checking out my space...I'd love to hear about your organizing techniques! Leave a comment and give me some tips!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

happy saturday!! happy new year!

i've missed posting for a couple weeks! we've been hit with a lot of snow and for some reason that triggers the boys asthma!

are you over christmas, want to scrap somthing fun, but have lots of stuff left in that baggie from your scraptacular christmas kits??? why not mix some of your other supples in and recycle that christmas kit!!!

this page was done with leftover papers from the father christmas kit, and other stuff from my stash!
i hope you are inspired to keep using those holiday kits!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Layouts with the Fabulous January Kit!

When I received the absolutely FABULOUS January kit in the mail to design with, I was honestly stumped.  I did not have any pictures ready that would "fit" for a Wintery theme.  Then I thought.."A-ha!"  I do NOT have to do Winter at all!  :)

So think outside that box when looking at a kit and see where your imagination takes you! :)


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

did you see this kit???

this January Monthly Kit is in the store... i love the colors....

you can find the kit HERE <--- click

here is one of the pages i created this month....

make sure you check out the message board this week for a fun challenge and more inspiration!!