October 27, 2009

Scrap Room

It's 3:30am. I can't sleep so thought I'd share some pics of my scrap room.

First up, this pic shows my cardstock storage, flower/paper kit rack and my stereo/cd's! This view is from the end of my long table.

Next up, is my Cricut/Cuttlebug workstation, with some stamps stored underneath.

Next - some tools! I used an old hanging shoe rack to hold my large punches. Hope hubby secured the slat wall really well cause these punches are HEAVY! It only holds my large punches. My small/medium punches are stored in a drawer. Come to think of it, I should probably try to get them out of the drawer and "into view" so i start using them again. Out of sight, out of mind!

Next - an old sunglasses case (left over from my store) became a great storage unit for my embossing supplies, as well as some glitter and flock. I love that this case also has an attached cover!

Next - FLOWERS!!
Next - more flowers!
Next - my tv, computer, embellishment containers, patterned paper storage (top), templates, quotes binder, chipboard albums (out of view), card supplies, empty albums (bottom, out of view). First shelf on bookcase contains all of my "fun stuff" for my teenage daughter's albums. Large chipboard hangs on the wall to the right (in front of the bookcase).

Next - view of my work table. Sorry the pic is a little dark.
Next - The first pic (above) showed my cardstock racks. It was taken without the other racks in the middle of the room. This pic now shows the room with the two racks in it. The first one holds all my ribbons and alpha (big, small, stickers, chipboard, thickers, etc). The second rack hold some of my stickers, rub ons, etc. I don't have enough room for all of those so many are in boxes (labeled by theme) and stored in my closet.

Now if only I can keep my room this tidy all the time.......not likely! LOL

October 21, 2009

Back To Work!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

On Monday, after a 2 1/2 month break, I went back to work. I didn't really want to go back to work full-time until the new year but the opportunity presented itself a little earlier than expected! I'm now back to working for someone else again, which really does have some benefits! For instance, I can actually take two coffee breaks, a lunch break and even pee breaks! You don't realize how much you enjoy those little pleasures until you don't have them any more. I can come home in the evenings and not have to worry about orders, or payments, or emails, etc., etc., I also didn't realize just how tired I would feel at the end of the day - getting back into the "work" swing of things again. (For those of you who are new to my blog......I used to own my own business and closed it this past July)

Having said that, my creations may come online a little slower! Keep looking though as I'm sure once I get back into the swing of things everything will once again become routine and easier to handle.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


October 11, 2009

Dress Up Those Trees!

Here's my card for the "Dress Up Those Trees" challenge at Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential.

Seeing how we are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend I thought I'd create a "thankful for" card. This card will go on my table and just before the meal is served we will all write, on the inside of the card, what we are most thankful for. Hmmm, this could become a family tradition!

The left side of the card is embossed with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder, then inked. The paper on the right side is from Deja Views Home For the Holidays collection. The tree stamp is from imaginisce and the sentiment stamp is from inque boutique.

Now the BEST part. I decorated my tree with STICKLES to create some gorgeous fall leaves! I am So addicted to those little bottles of glittery glue! If you haven't tried them yet, be sure to pick up a bottle soon and give them a whirl. You too, will be addicted!

Happy Thanksgiving.


October 9, 2009

SHOP - Online Canada!

Looking for some great deals? Well, check out the following online Canadian store. Right now they have some awesome items up for sale! (Just click on the store name below and you're off......)

Love Is In The Details - Manitoba

Have fun shopping!!


October 6, 2009

Birthday Wishes & Snow

A big Happy Birthday going out to my sister, and best friend, today! Hope you have many many more!

Now check out our weather....ugh! I'm not ready for snow yet. We normally don't get any until at LEAST Halloween!

If you click on the picture you can get a better view. WARNING: It could be depressing!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

October 4, 2009

Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential

There's a new challenge blog on the block!! Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential! (you can click on the link on the right side of my blog as well)

Yesterday was their FIRST challenge and I thought I'd jump on board and give it a whirl! You have to create a card for Halloween but NOT use any Halloween images!

I decided to use the Close To My Heart flourish stamps - a birthday present from my sister - and wanted them to resemble a "howling wind". I stamped them, then cut them out with scissors. Do you think I accomplished this look? I embossed the orange cardstock with the Forest Branches embossing folder (cuttlebug) then flipped the cardstock over to show the de-bossed side. I embossed the purple cardstock with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The "boo" was stamped on green cardstock with Provo Craft's Simply Chic Stamps then cut out and pasted down.

I can't wait til next week's challenge!

October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Where has the time gone? It's October already. We had such a horrible summer (spring weather for months on end!) and now it's almost winter again for us! We even had some flurries last week. Yep, old man winter is arriving fast - too fast!

It's World Card Making Day today and a little later on I will post a card I made. I can't post it right now because it's on the table in my craft room and in order to get into the craft room I have to move a ton of STUFF! I'm trying to renovate my downstairs family room and it seems all the STUFF I have no clue what to do with is being dumped inside my craft room! Hopefully, later today it will all be cleared away (aka given away & trashed) and I will get my card posted!

It's a cute little "friends forever" card that I made for my daughter to give to her best friend. Her best friend is moving 7 hours away in a couple weeks. It's gonna be so sad in my house for a while. These two girls are joined at the hip!

Well, I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend, wherever you may be! Feel free to drop me a line telling me where you are! I'd love to know........ :-)


UPDATE: Here's the card. The picture doesn't show the detail though. The edges of the white label the image is stamped on are chalked with a pretty yellow. It is then raised (using pop dots) on top of the blue label. The "Friends Forever" sentiment is also on pop dots - I love using those!