Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Samantha really enjoys looking at my blog. She is six and thinks it is amazing that she can see things in the craft room and then also see them on the computer. I think she checks out my blog more often than anyone else and it is one of the first things she wants to do when she comes in from school. She spent most of the day with us on Saturday and this is her treasure box that she made. We got the real shells at HL. She mixed about six different colors to paint her water and we also used some die cut fish. Now she will be happy to see her artwork on here!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Anyway, about tonight's card: I used the sketch from today's Sketch Challenge over on SCS. The image was stamped with Brilliance black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I colored the wrappings with white and then went over that slightly with a gray pencil. The Trick or Treat is from a Studio G Halloween set. All the paper is from The Paper Studio. I inked the edges of the stamped image with CTMH gray ink. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I know, I know, today is only the first day of fall and so there shouldn't be snowy cards yet. I am really trying to get all my Christmas cards done on time and so far I am closer than I have ever been to meeting that goal. This stamp is from TAC and is called Let it Snow. I stamped it with Brilliance ink and then went over the trees with the black Glaze pen and the snowflakes with the clear one. Then I used Liquid Applique and Fun Flock for the snow. The background piece of blue paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. I painted the embossed image with Oyster Twinkling H20s. I really need more of those paints! All I have is the iridescent set (sad face goes here) and there are so many beautiful colors available. I used these for the first time when I went to Indiana and visited Papertrix. It was love at first sight, with both the store and the paints!
Here is another thing I have gotten done in the quest to organize my craft space. This shoe organizer is perfect to hold my Marvy punches. Wow and right now they are even organized by shape and size. I am haven't got the the other blue ones yet. This hangs on the closet door that is right behind my craft desk. Yellow is my favorite color and I happened to find this at Jo-Ann's for 75% off! Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
When I am sitting at the desk this is to my left and now houses all of my coloring options. I love that divided storage for my markers. I got it at Big Lots. I only bought two of the cubes but really needed a third. My friend Angela had one and gave it to me! Three works perfect. My coloring pencils are beside there in the box and in the leather case. My water based markers are behind there too.
And finally, here is my CD stand that is now stamp storage. It rotates and holds just as many on the other side. Now, the things that I use the most often are within easy reach. I am still working on the shelves in the back part of the room and will post them when I have it done. It really isn't that big of a space and one day when it is all together I will post a picture of the room so you can get a sense of the size. Thanks for stopping by tonight and have a great week!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I am so glad the weekend is almost here. Finally. We don't really have anything planned so I plan to spend a lot of time relaxing and doing nothing except maybe some stamping. Homework was rough tonight so I didn't have a lot of time in my craft room. I forgot how much I dislike fourth grade math! I did manage to get this card done though. The paper is Daisyd and the cardstock is DCWV. I ran a strip of paper through my Big Kick with the CB Swiss Dots embossing folder. The cardstock has a white core so I ran some sandpaper over the dots to bring out some of that white.I used a circle punch to take off the corners of the DP and the stamped image. The stamp is from See D's and was stamped with CTMH Heavenly Blue ink, and then I put UTEE on the image and heat set that. It is hard to see in this picture but it is nice and shiny. Each of the four corners also has a decorative accent in it.
Here is what I spent most of my craft time on tonight. This was Samantha's project for this week. Flat Stanley came to each child's home for the week. Stanley was supposed to go to work with a parent and document his week in photos. This was a family project and the girl's mom always lets me do the crafty projects. This is what we came up with. I used my Bind it all to make the book and then used the same paper as above to decorate the cover and added the Flat Stanley that Samantha colored. Then Samantha and her mom put in al this pictures and the descriptions. Have a great Friday!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I really needed a new craft hobby! Lets see, that list now includes: stamping, card making, scrapping, crocheting, cake decorating, photography, cross-stitching, a little painting and now jewelry. Plus I know how to quilt a little and some sewing. I want to learn to sew better though. When I go to a craft store I don't think there is a department that I can pass up. Have a great rest of the weekend. I am enjoying my visit with my parents.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Anyone that knows me IRL knows what a bargain shopper I am, always on the lookout for something at a great price. I bought these little boxes a couple of months ago at Wal-Mart. They had been like $19.96, marked down to $10, then to $6.00 and then the sign said 50% off sign above the clearance area. That's right, I got a box of 100 of these for only $3.00! Actually, I got the last two boxes they had. They were originally in the wedding section as they are Wilton Favor Boxes. When I saw them I was picturing Halloween and Christmas treat boxes and possibly something at Thanksgiving as well. We alternate where we spend the holidays: Thanksgiving with my family and then Christmas with Kip's family and then the next year we switch them. We are going to be here for Thanksgiving so I make make place cards or something with them.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Clear Dollar Stamps has these coasters. Also, this month they have introduced stamps that are sized to fit the coasters perfectly. They have a journaling line stamp, a calendar set and a couple of more. I took this picture and then realized I forgot the journaling line on the opening page! The Bible verse is also a stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps called Tiny Scriptures.
I see a lot of people getting these little books as Christmas gifts. I have come up with a couple of ideas, let me know if you have any other great projects in mind. I am planning to make calendars for family members with birthdays and other dates filled in, a scrap album or two and maybe a holiday recipe type book. My nephew is 15 months old and I may try making him a couple of books and laminating the pages. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
We are still in the process of getting things organized. I have spent the day in the craft room/laundry area/cat space. Here is a picture of the one area that I have finished. This is the girls craft storage for all their supplies that they can use unsupervised when they are here. There isn't much that I won't let them use, but some things do need to be supervised. We did have a shelf that we shared but I wanted to get all of that type stuff in one area. The memo board above is waiting on my husband to hang it. I stick cards on here that I have made until they are ready to be sent to someone. I pulled them all off last night to show at church. I kind of rotate them around so the newest things I have made are on the board then they get moved to my card box. TFL and have a great rest of the weekend. We are off to see the Dark Night (again) with my sister and brother in law to celebrate her birthday.