Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hola Chica!

I've been invited to participate in a local card group. This is the card I came up with. I haven't created in a while. Hoping this card helps me get back into my creative groove. I was inspired by many places for this card...the stamp is a digi stamp from bugaboo stamps. This is my first go at a digi stamp. The card layout is inspired from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. The sentiment is actually what got me started on this card and was inspired from Theresa Kline's card on the Mojo Monday site. Loved the sentiment and it worked perfectly for the card group's theme {easter/spring} for this month.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Remembering You - with sincere sympathy...

I received word late Monday afternoon that my sweet Grandmother had passed away. Her and my Grandpa celebrated their 65th wedding Anniversary that day! My Grandma was a very caring, loving, giving, intellegent woman. She was a great example to me. I am very grateful to her and my Grandpa both who raised my father to be the man he was. I hope I can continue their legacy of love and faithfulness and pass it on to my children. Much love and hugs Grandma!
I made my Grandpa this card. I regretfully will not be able to attend my Grandma's funeral, but wanted to let my Grandpa know how much we love him. I have not made many sympathy cards and have hardly any sympathy sentiments. I printed this sentiment off the computer. The card is a redo of a past card I had scraps of.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Studio Complete! Spoiled rotten! :)

As mentioned before in my previous post about orginazation, my scrapping area is in what is supposed to be our formal dining area. I really needed some solutions for storage, work areas and to cut down on the "cluttered" look since my area is open to the living space.
Here is a view of my space from the living room after all my added orginization!
Here's a view of the problem wall from before. I had posted that my husband was working on a "paper station" for me that I designed for him to build me. Well, we figured out some doors and stained it an ebony color to go along with my other bookcase and desk.
Here's a view of my space coming from the kitchen. The ink pad holder was built by my hubby a long time ago, but we finally got around to painting it. My stamps and ribbons are stored under my desk in some Sterilite containers. The baskets hold odd and end crafts {jewelry making supplies, Bind it all supplies, kid art supplies, school supplies, etc.)
Here is a close up of my awesome "paper station" my husband just completed. I LOVE this so much! It adds custom storage that works for my supplies and it is another work surface that I can stand at!
Here is a peek inside my cabinet. the top shelves have my B&T or patterned papers, catagorized by gender and seasons. The white containers hold my precious cardstock and cardstock scraps. Then the bottom row hold my IRIS photo storage bins of upcoming photos, my chipboard letters and my cricut cartridges.
My hubby mentioned yesterday that I'm spoiled rotten...he's right! Thanks dear! :) {I do have more crafting supplies in the kitchen in a buffet..who needs room for fine china?!} Now that I have it all together I need to find some time to play! Lovin' my new space though! :)

Scrap Challenge - The Results!

So as previously posted I challenged the members of my team to come up with creations using some 4x6 scraps I sent them. Here are the results of those that wanted to share:
Tanya's layout before pictures!
Tanya's layout complete! I love how her layout turned out! SO adorable!

Debbie made a card and a layout. Isn't this little dress card so CUTE?! I love it! I love the ric rac edges!
The inside of the card!
Debbie's layout - Debbie is expecting and praying for a girl so she can use this layout! All it needs is some adorable little pictures of a little one! :)
Thank you so much to my team members who participated and shared their work of art with us! It's amazing what you can come up with using scraps! So fun!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another rag diaper bag!

My sister in law has been enjoying her rag diaper bag I made her a few months ago. One of my husband's cousins requested one too since she just had her last child in January. This is hers. I'm really enjoying sewing and am grateful I finally took the time to start "playing"! I definately think my paper crafting skills have helped with my sewing, which makes it nice.