Monday, January 31, 2011

Orginization...in the works!

With moving again I had to find a place in our new home for my "collection" of scrapbook supplies. In our old home I had my own 12x15 room dedicated to my supplies and my clubs. Even then though my stuff was cluttered to stay the least...well, I guess just "cluttered" to the eye, everything had a place but it didn't look neat and tidy. Here in our new home I get our formal dining room as my scrapping space so I have realized how "cluttered" my collection is getting.

This is the problem wall. The tall white cabinet is perfect for holding my papers and business supplies. Then I have a bookcase of children's books, then my drawers of glues, bow making, odd embilishments and alterable items. Then of coarse the cubbies for my children's artwork, coloring books, school aids, etc. ...too much to look at especially when it's open to the living room.
SO...off to the drawing table... you know I got an A+ in my drafting class in Jr. High?! I think my teacher just liked me {plus I did ok work}. Well I drafted up the perfect "paper station" that could hold my cardstock tupperwares, my B&T's and my memorabilia boxes of stuff ready to scrap. I also knew I wanted it to be countertop highth as I've found I stand mostly when scrapping. Plus somewhere to put my cutting board! ... and of coarse I need to hide all my treasures from curious hands and wandering guests eyes! LOL Here is my hubby working on putting it together...yes, he is using my kitchen as his workshop...little did I know he was going to be cutting the wood at my kitchen table! I'm sure we will be eating sawdust for a few weeks! Our new humble aboad does not have garage, which was my hubbies "man cave"...maybe one of these days he will have a true woodworking workshop.

Here it is put together, just missing the back.
And here it is in it's place...it is still a work in progress...we have to figure out some doors then paint or stain it. I am very pleased with it though! I will definately be posting the finished product!
The view from the living room.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A sneak peek of some spring products ... and other random cards.

Here is a fun simple card put together using the new Fanfare paper packet that will release with the new Spring/Summer catalog on Tuesday, February 1st.

Another simple birthday card put together using Fanfare papers.
..and here's a random card I made. I used ribbon to make the leaves that are tucked under the flower. The flower is 2 scalloped circles cut to form the pedals and finished off with a sparkly brad in the middle. A fast and fun way to make flowers!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Adorable Little Bunny - Layout #4

A close up!
I love to make my own patterned paper using stamps. When I couldn't find just the right paper for this layout I decided to give the Wings Workshop on the Go exclusive stamp set a try. I LOVE this stamp set! It has so much potential! I used the stamp set to stamp on my Baby Pink cardstock using both Blush and Baby Pink inks. Don't forget to check out this month's awesome deals in the Inspirations brochure on my website. If you buy the Wings WOTG kit you can get some awesome deals on stamp sets!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Creepy Crawlies and Cowgirls --Layouts #2 and #3

More Halloween layouts. This one I used products from the January Promotion Brochure "Inspirations". The paper packet is Wings. I loved the colors and was able to use the right papers to make it look more "country". I LOVE the new Bohemian alphabet! I also used the awesome Wings Level 2 Assortment pleated ribbon. The tag is a pull out and hides my journaling. I had to really contain myself from putting anything on all that white above the pictures but believe it helps draw the eye to the main focus of the pages.

Once again trying to keep the papers simple to help keep focus on the fun pictures of my adorable subjects! I used Game On paper for this layout. I used the fun Monogram Demensional Elements for the title. I covered them in glitter using one of my favorite scrapbooking accessories, Liquid Glass.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monkey Business - 2011 layout #1

Here's a close-up of the layout - I sewed on this layout, which you can barely see, but it adds so much to these pages!
I used the colors: cocoa, sweet leaf, bamboo, colonial white and crystal blue. I used B&T paper from Veranda, Miracle {which was a promo. item a while back but CTMH is bringing it back with more adorable paper designs as one of the NEW Spring/Summer 2011 paper packets!} and the Sweet Leaf B&T is actually from this months' Wings paper packet! I love having the B&T's double sided! I also used an 8x12 Memory protector on the left page...love these recently new items! I find a lot of time my layouts don't fit all the pictures I want to put on my pages so these page protectors help make my pages larger! Love it!
This layout is actully a Halloween Layout...I went for something other then the traditional Halloween colors and schemes and I think it worked out perfectly!
As mentioned before, my plan fo 2010 was to scrap 100 pages by the end of the year, well I only completed 30 total for the year. SO I am starting anew, I will be trying once again during 2011 to complete at least 100 pages by the end of this year, and hopefully I can inspire some of you as well as I try and reach my goal! Happy New Year everyone! :)