Saturday, September 22, 2012

Swipe and Stamp

Learn how to add texture, distressing, movement, and motion to your projects by stamp swiping—a technique that will change the way you stamp.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Adding Color to Your Crafts

Discover how to spruce up your designs with these new color families, cardstocks, and kit-exclusive papers. Adding color to your crafts is simple, easy, and beautiful!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Craft room it never ending?

I began my complete craft room overall about a month ago.  My room had become so over run with odds and ends other than craft stuff it was starting to border on a Hoarders TV episode!  That is no exageration....see below...these are after some clean up and moving around LOL!

So this journey has taken me longer than expected.  It is starting to all come together, but I am waiting on the delivery of my new desk height sit down table before I can tie it all together.  I will continue to use my Pottery Barn Project Table as my cutting station (Does furniture get any better than Pottery Barn!  Love that thing...which is good because I don't think it is ever going to move out of that room considering everything the delivery men had to go thru to get it in...)
The project started with a complete demolition of an old closet organizer.  The closet is nice size at just about 9 feet long, but the organizer was a joke and didn't add any usefulness.  So (after 14 years of living in this house) I knocked it down, patched the walls and painted the entire thing.  I then installed a new rail system by Closetmaid from Home Depot.  You can add and delete pieces whenever you want and make it into whatever you need.  It is FAB and I can't wait to tackle a couple other closets.  I warn you, it can get a little pricey.  I spent about $250 on my ulitmate configuration which is nothing but shelves.  Here is a pic of some of the first shelves I installed and filled.  I have added more shelves and stuff and moved soem of the stuff already in there and will show those pics in the final reveal.

I think the transformation has taken longer because I am constantly distracted by things I am finding LOL  I can't tell you how many times I have said, "I had no idea I owned one of these", or "How come I have two of these?"  LOL

Nonetheless, I am eager to get it all done so I can craft again.  I can't tell you the last time I made somethign in there.  Of course, all this cleaning up just means more space to MESS IT UP AGAIN!  But, hey, that's why we do this right???

The New My Creations Star from CTMH!

The amazing bare My Creations Star from CTMH just got better!  CTMH released a template to help you cut the 10 perfect pieces needed to cover your star in whatever you choose.

Just send me an email and I will get the file out to you right away!  If you haven't already ordered your stars, I'm happy to help with that as well!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stamping Tips-Uneven Surfaces

I know I tend to have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to paper crafting.  Sometimes I just don't see something for more than what it appears to be.  But, this video shows you how to stamp on uneven surfaces, around edges, etc. and hoe to add the little "extra" something to your projects.

The plain card box and stamp set used int he video are available right now.  Contact me and I can help you plan out your next project today!

Favorite Scrapbooking Items

  • 13x13 Glass Cutting Mats
  • ATG gun
  • Clip It Up
  • Cricut Expression
  • Cuttlebug
  • Heidi Swapp Florals
  • Nestabilities
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapper's Floss
  • Stickles

CHA Winter 2010

Thanks for heading over to my blog to view pics. It was just easier for me to do it this way for now. Please leave any comments or questions and I will do my best to respond. Enjoy!

My Favorite Paper is

This is Yo.