Saturday, July 31, 2010

Unique butterfies cards

These are made with 1 specific upcoming birthday in mind. The second one is just a spare. I have a tendency to make at least 2 of everything, I don't know why. It comes in handy to have spares hanging around for surprise events.

This card design came straight from her 07-16-10 post. I love any card that lets me use up every little bit of scraps, this sure does that. I had used this patterned paper to cut out some big daisies on my Cricut and then all the off casts I used to punch butterflies with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Be inspired! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun in the sun cards gift set

This is another gift set I made using DCWV Fun in the sun mat stack paper and the card portfolio pattern from again.

The card design is from again. I am loving this design, quick and easy to make a set for gift giving. The mat stacks make it even easier by providing so many coordinating beautiful papers. Notice the envelopes in the background of this picture, I used scraps to put a lil detail on them.

Here is a close up of 1 of the cards. I used a different sentiment on each card. The sentiment stamps are purchased from

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

My craft cave close up

So, lets get up close and personal. ;) With a few of my favorite things about my craft room, that is.

This is an assortment of plastic bottles mounted to the underside of my cabinets. They hold all my buttons sorted by color. When I want 1 I just unscrew it from the lid and take it down. It is held in place by Scotch brand double sided foam tape, the kind that you pull the tab and it stretches and comes off without leaving a mark. 1 of my favorite inventions ever!

This is 1 of 3 fabric covered cork boards that hang in my craft room, between the counter top and the upper cabinets. They have the criss crossing ribbon, tacked down with a button, held on with stitches that tie at the back of the board.

This is my baby bug, its all blinged out with rub ons. I am really happy with how this turned out. I blinged out my ATG gun with the same rub ons. Shwoopies and red and black. All my favorite things.

2 more fabric covered cork boards. These are covered with hand made cards that have been given to me. Aren't they all so beautiful?

This is all my stickles hanging under my ribbon shelf. They hang by velcro circles. You also see some of my ribbons, they are sorted by colors and kept in Sterilite boxes. I get them at the Dollar tree or Walmart. My loose ribbons I wrap around old fashioned clothes pins and secure with a sewing pin.

These are my EK success cutterbee's. Since I use them most often with my Scor-pal I have them hanging on more Scotch brand removable hangers, right at my desk side.

This is a close up of my wire file holder that holds my self healing cutting mats, Scor-pal, Fiskars paper trimmer, rulers and my piercing mat and tool.

This is it emptied of most of the contents so you see closer what I mean by wire file holder. Office supply store basics, nothing special. I blinged it up with some ribbons and buttons and brads. I have to have my Disney touches.

These are the pringles cans covered in card stock. Notice the different images stamped on the strips of paper? Those are the SU! rollers that are held inside that particular pringles can. So its pretty and functional.

This is the contents spilled out of the smallest of all the pringles cans. They fit perfectly. I wish I remembered which blog I got this idea off of, but it was a long time ago and that information is lost to me now....but rest assured, I did not come up with the concept I just changed it up to match my decor.
I hope I didn't bore you with the long post.
Be inspired! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My craft cave

This is my fantastic craft room. It used to be humbly called the "crap" room. Since we don't have a garage it was used for storing stuff. Christmas decorations, old baby clothes, seldom used household tools....stuff. Inspired by Clean sweep TV show, I did a clean sweep and stripped the room back to the bare walls. Sorted, tossed, donated and very little came back into our home. Whew! After that my guys got involved and helped me pull up carpet, remove baseboard, knock out the closet framing. Then we started with the fun stuff. We put in hardwood flooring, baseboard to match the rest of the house and put in cabinets and counter tops. It is such a wonderful useful work space. The room itself is tiny, only 11 x 13 and it also holds the 2nd door in our house that leads out to the back yard. So everyone passes through here several times a day. I think I have maximized every inch of space. So take a 360 degree spin around my craft cave with me.

This is the beautiful stitched picture my mom made for my room. It hangs on the door as you enter the room.

This is to the right of the door. 2 sets of shelves over the work desk hold my extensive ribbon collection, silk flowers and twines and flosses. Underneath the shelves I have attached my stickles with velcro dots. The little decorative shelf holds Disney tins that corral my most often reached for tools, i.e. scissors, tweezers, embossing tool, xacto knife.

This is my work space. I sit on the ergo ball chair and have all my favorite things close at hand. Against the wall I use a wire file organizer to hold my cutting mats, my Fiskars cutter and my rulers. My cup holder actually keeps my ribbon iron, heat gun and glue gun close at hand. My ott light is close too. A wire paper tray holds my creative memories cutting shapes. My ATG gun is always at my fingertips. My laptop sits ready and waiting to offer creative inspiration on top of an old dictionary I cut up for book print papers when needed.

The book cases behind my desk hold my ridiculous paper stash, idea books and on the top I keep my prima flowers, glimmer mists and my SU! rollers are in the Pringles tubes that are covered in red, white, yellow and black (in keeping with the overall Disney theme to my room.)The wall shelf hanging between the two gorgeous Christian Reese Lassen posters was made by my hubby. I use it to hold seldom used acrylic paints and old fabric paints but mostly all my favorite finished projects hang out in there. On the top shelf and the top of the cabinet are more Disney memorabilia, stuffed animals, pez dispensers and more.

Here is the first set of cabinets. On the counter top is my printer, my baby bug and boxes and boxes of cards ready to give away. I know its hard to see but on the wall between the upper and lower cabinet is 2 fabric covered cork boards. I use them to display all of the handmade cards given to me. They are beautiful inspiration. On top of the cabinet are large recyclable items I am hanging onto for altering projects.

The lower cabinets are a wreck, but the uppers are fantastically organized and easy to find everything so I will share those with you. The left cabinet holds my CTMH acrylic stamp sets. The right cabinet is my bling cabinet. Tons of brads, eyelets, pearls and gems. Also sets of chipboard pieces and acrylic shapes. I also have my Cricut cartridges and books in the lower right corner.

This is the upper and lower cabinets that fill the old closet space. The counter top holds my Bind-it-all, Cuttlebug and CTMH ink and pen tower. The wall space has another fabric covered cork board, this one holds photos and Disney memorabilia. Under the upper cabinet I have attached, with Scotch double sided foam tape, plastic jars full of buttons sorted by color.

This shows the button jars a bit better. This cabinet hold my blank cards and envelopes stash, plus my holiday acrylic stamp sets.

This cabinet holds tons and tons of fabulousness. Nestabilities, Crop-a-dials, Xyrons, embossing folders, Sizzix dies plus more.

This is a canvas that I painted and altered with CTMH rub ons just for my Disney theme room. That's a picture of my sons first visit to my favorite vacation place on Earth. Circa 2000. That picture makes me smile every time I look at it.

We are back to the door, this is the backside, I have a shoe holder hanging on the backside. It holds all my punches. The plastic stacking trays hold my large paper cutter, pens (Copic and others), some often used wood mount stamps, and paper scraps sorted by color. I access these a lot. I removed the casters so that the unit is stationary and more stable.

This is underneath my huge work desk. The recycled coffee table holds more books for scavenging and all of my wood mount stamps. The little rolling cart holds more lace and trims and twines. Also small alterables, paper pads, sticky note pads, paper clips, binder clips. These I don't access as often.
Whew! Sorry for the crazy long post. I hope you see some inspiring storage or organize or decorating ideas. Thanks for stopping by.
Be inspired! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Eliza cards gift set

I just love this paper. I have been hording it, not wanting to use it because....wait for it....if I use it then I wont have it anymore. Ugh! I know, I know. I have a sickness. Scrapping is a bit about the collecting and the having for me, as much as it is about the making and the creating and the giving away. But with that admission out of the way I can say I love these cards. Simple perfection in my humble opinion. I can say this without a fat head because I once again swiped the design idea from a wonderful blog. Check out her 07-08-10 post.

This paper is a 6 x 6 paper pad by Making memories. The style is Eliza. I picked it up at our Scrapbook expo last year and have been drooling over it all this time.

I do not *yet* have the cute stamp and coordinating die set that she used for her sentiment so I fell back on my trusty old favorite. The scallop circle punch.

I used a scrap of paper, taped it down to white card stock and then punched through both to make the little color stripe on the scallop circle.

The sentiments are from 2 sets I ordered online from Super cute. I love the smaller sentiments and I love, love, love the combination of text and cursive in the sentiments.

Pop dot the scallop circles up off the card. Add a bow tied with my bow-easy and they are good to go. I hope to make a gift box and decorate the envelopes just a touch with the scraps left after the project. If I actually do this, I will share the finished gift here also.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ammo and Camo mini album

I am having too much fun making these mini albums. Its really kind of awesome, clearing out pictures in my huge stash of photos to be scrapped but at the speed of making cards. Woo hoo! I'm lovin' it!

This is another accordion fold mini album. The cover is decorated with the title cut on my Cricut using Base camp cartridge and Design studio software to weld the 3 inch letters together. Then I ran them through my Cuttlebug using a new 5 x 7 embossing folder. (Sorry I do not remember the name of the folder.) On the word AMMO I used chalk ink in ginger bread and java colors and lightly inked the embossed design. For the word CAMO I sanded the CTMH Cocoa cardstock to reveal the white core.

I used CTMH Magic moments paper pack. Yeah, it has a lil pink in it but everything else was perfect so I went with it.

The pages are a finished size of 6 x 6 inches.

The tags were cut on my Cricut at 5.25 x 6 inches using George basic shapes cartridge.

I cropped the photos down to 5.25 x 4 inches. I just had to trim off a small amount to allow for a mat and some of the patterned paper page to show from behind.

I made a tab from 1.5 inches of coordinating ribbon held onto the tag with a CTMH colonial white mini brad.

I cut the years on the Cricut also using Base camp cartridge. I welded them together using Design studio software again.

The finished size is 6.5 x 7 inches. It can hold up to 30 photos. Mine is not full yet, I have room for a few more years worth of photos.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Family mini album

I have been wanting to make a toilet paper roll mini album for a long while. I have seen tons of ideas for months but this one pushed me over the edge. I knew I wanted to make this one, it actually has room for photos, only a bit of embellishment, but cute as a button. My inspiration came from 07-11-10 post. You have to check it out.

This is a view of all the tags partially pulled out of all of the tubes. I put a few pictures on the tags but mostly sentiments about love and family, they are die cut using the same pretty shape as the one seen 3 pictures below. I love the shape of it, but I have no idea who I got it from. It was one of those amazing deals at the Scrapbook Expo and I can not remember the companies name. That's a shame because it cut perfectly time after time, and such a steal of a deal.
The tags are just 2 pieces of paper (every design is from the DCWV Linen closet matstack) cut just slightly smaller then the flattened roll. I rounded the corners and ran 1 piece through my Xyron, then I sandwiched a piece of ribbon between the 2 sheets of paper to create a pull tab.

Save your toilet paper rolls, flatten them under stacks of paper and then cover them and cut tags and turn it all into an amazingly cute mini album. I dare you. ;)
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