Monday, October 31, 2016

Count Your Blessings

Today there is a Design Team reveal up on the Just ImagineCrafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.  "Count Your Blessings" - I created this card using the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #906.  The doily was made using the punch and the "A" insert.  The border strip was made using the punch with no insert.  I love the fact that you can get different looks using the same punch.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

My Happy Place

I'm finally getting around to sharing my new scrappy space.

My scrap room has been in the basement for about 10 years.  This past June I decided it needed updating.  With Randy's help ... or should I say with my help, Randy remodeled my scrap room.
He painted the room ($150.00) and installed the shelving unit ($500.00).  He also made my window shelf ($45.00) and my Cricut table (200.00).  What a handy guy!
I'm somewhat of a scrap supply hoarder.  Having my supplies organized in clear plastic containers ($175.00) and glass jars helps me to see  what I have, so it can be used and not forgotten about.  All my supplies are within easy reach and everything has a place.  This room has become my happy place where I can create till my heart's content.
There is another room on the other side of the basement and that's where all the supplies I'm not using are stored (extra paper/cardstock, albums and card making supplies, etc.).

There are still some things that need to be done ...
I found the old kitchen tables at a thrift store ($45.00) and the legs need to be painted white.  I still need to hang up some pictures and display some crafty projects.  I would also like to cut out a saying in vinyl and put it on the door and/or walls.

Floor to ceiling shelving unit is from Lowes.  I painted two old
wood filing cabinets and placed them underneath the shelving unit. 
Buttons are stored in Starbucks bottles and small
embellishments are stored in little plastic jars. 
The clear plastic containers help me to see
where things are at a glance.
I got the paper storage rack on ebay years ago for $25.00.
Since this room is in the basement I didn't want to cover up the windows
and block any light coming in.  I think the rag banner is perfect. 
You can't really see them but I have started a collection or vintage floral pin frogs.
Randy made my window shelf out of an old window and some
knobs from Hobby Lobby.
Storing my flowers and small embellishments in clear
containers helps me to know what I have.
I use this table as a work station for cutting and embossing.
I find it much easier to stand while using my Cricut. 
Randy made me this table with shelves on three
sides of it for storing cartridges.
My creative station, where I actually work on my projects.
... and no it's not always this clean. 
Although I do clean up between working on projects.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Creative Inspiration October Mini Crop

It's time for the Creative Inspiration October Mini Crop, be sure to check out all the fun and inspiring challenges posted by the Design Team.

My challenge is to create a Halloween themed project and anything goes.  It can be a layout, card, tag, ATC, or altered project.  I created a gift box which I'll fill with yummy goodies for a friend.

Can't wait to see your Halloween projects!


Monday, October 3, 2016

It's Your Birthday

Today there is a Design Team  Sketch Reveal up at Creative Inspiration.  Be sure to check out how the other designers used this sketch and be inspired.
October Sketch
This page for Vincent's album is so different from what I normally do ... no patterned paper, only cardstock and limited embellishments ... oh my!  But I love the way it turned out. 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

A pumpkin and a card

First I'm sharing a Design Team project on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreazions Punches Blog today.
If you need a quick and easy not to mention cute Halloween project ... this is it.
I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut the circles.  What I love about the Kreaxions Circle Cutter is that you can cut multiple circles at once, making this project super quick and easy.


What you will need:
Kreaxions Circle Cutter

What you  will do:

a) Cut 12 circles for each pumpkin you make
    {The size of the circles will determine the size of your finished pumpkin.}
b) Fold each circle in half.  Adhere half of one of the circles to another half. 
    Continue to do this until all the circles are adhered to one another.
c) Insert a small piece of twig in the middle of the circles.
d) Tie a piece of ribbon around the twig.

The Kreaxions Circle Cutter - Leave a comment on my blog and you
will be entered into a random drawing to win a Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Second I have a challenge up at Creative Inspiration  for the World Card Making Day Mini Crop.   
My challenge for you is to make a tri-fold card.  I used my Cricut and the Creative Card cartridge to make this tri-fold card.  Be sure to check out the rest of the challenges and games for World Card Making Day at Creative Inspiration.