Thursday, August 4, 2011

We're Back!!!!

Sorry we have been absent from blogging for so long but summer has been busy with the kiddos and now we are plunging into back to school shopping since the kids will be starting school in a couple of weeks. I have not created much since I decided to convert the home office (my hubby doesn't use anymore) into my scrapbook studio. The deal was it could not look like a scrapbook store since the office is across from my bedroom and front doors of the house. I had my supplies in a closet in the laundry room and would work on the dinette table and would have to clean everything up everytime someone wanted to eat (the nerve). So after hours of shredding paper and purging of scrapbook supplies and organizing, this is the result.

This is what the office looks like from the inside. I got a punch of clearance boxes at Michael's and labeled all of them so I could easily find my toys.

This cabinet stores 3 foldable boxes from Walmart with my inks, embellishments, embossing powders and stickers. My cricut and cartridges are on the second shelf with my rolls of vinyl behind it. The 3rd shelf has my printer with my Martha scoring board and paper cutters. Behind the doors of my cabinets are my ribbon,seam binding, stamps that are in cd cases (which I unmounted to save space), my big shot, embossing folders and nestabilities. Below the white binder holds all of my dollar stamps from Micheals and Joannes and my embroidery floss is in the other binder.

In the clear stoarge drawers all of my chipboard letters, shapes and big sheets.
Now you can see all of the boxes labeled with my goodies and I have my markers, pencils, prefolded cards, mini photo printer, lots and lots of buttons, flowers and pins.
I will show you the rest of the room later and I have another cabinet arriving tommorrow for more goodies. I will open the drawers and cabinets and show you how I store my goodies. Hopefully my creative juices will start flowing to make crafty goodness. See u soon

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My New Idea

Don't you hate it when you have a stamp set you fell in love with at the store, you purchase it with every intention of making many cards with it and then look at it months later and say, "I don't know what to do with this stamp." Well now I have solved my unused stamp set problem. And let me tell you I have a lot of stamps sitting in my closet unused. I am so creatively drained that I now search to see what others have done with the same stamp set and just recreate it. I love making cards but I just don't have to time to be creative and my stash is just piling up. Here is what I have 'cased' from other crafters that have the same set I have. Please understand me when I say I take no credit for coming up with these cards. All I am guilty is of loving the design and recreating it at home. I hope I can help all of you out there who have the same stamp set and don't know what to do with it. Enjoy!!!

Let me begin by saying the first stamp set I have featuring today is from Inkadinkado: Garden Delight and Autumn Leaves: Flourish set.

You can see the original card I cased it from here and here

All I did was emboss the flourishes, colored the butterflies using my Stampin Up markers. I also colored some of the butterflies using colored pencils and gamsol. I used Prima flowers and my Martha Stewart lattice punch, doily lace and lattice corner punch. This card was very easy to do but very elegant. You can change the sentiment to make it whatever you want it to say. It is such a versatile card. I hope to add more ideas from one set you can get a lot of use from it. Please let me know if this helped you.
Thanks for viewing.