Sunday, November 16, 2014

Storage Solution Sunday: Paper Paper Paper!

Happy Sunday,

I have a problem, I own too much paper. The hubby says I am not allowed to buy any paper (unless its for a specific project). I have always loved paper, and have the issue where its too pretty to use, so it just starts piling up. Below are the different ways I store my paper. I keep different types different ways, Haven't exactly found one good way to store it all.

My 8 1/2x11 paper is stored 3 ways. I have the Prismatic card stock that I tend to use the most is in a paper rack, i have a color chart hanging off the side that way I have easy reference sheets so I can always refer back if any of the colors are out.

I have a TON of card stock in colors that have been discontinued, this i keep in a separate box, that way if I am preparing for classes, or making invitations for someone I don't use this.

The 8 1/2 x 11 Shimmer paper and Patterned paper is stored in this file box I bought at staples. I don't use this paper as much as my plain card stock and I didn't have enough room in my paper rack.

Next time I will show you my 12x12 and scrap storage.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Aztecs Fight


I am getting ready for a few craft fairs I will be selling at and have starting creating wreaths.  Not sure it was the smartest idea to start a new set of projects with only a week or so to get them done but I have always been known to try to do more than I really can.  Below is one I made with red and black tulle, the letters are some Basic Grey letters that I had in my stash from a few years ago.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Storage Solution Sunday: Embossing Folders


This week I want to show you how I store my Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug and Sizzix).

Embossing Folders are very thin them selves and don't need much help (they stack nicely).  What I have done is create samples of each one (for an index like I have for my Spellbinders that I showed you two weeks ago) I have them on a ring at my desk where i do my designing so I can flip thru and pick the one I want.  I then have the folders in a box (a plastic box, like the one my Spellbinders are in). Each Die I have taken out of the package and used my label marker to label with the name and item number.   I have the dies in the same order as I have the index samples that way I don't have to do a blind search each time.

Have a good week!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Storage Solution Sunday: Spellbinders


I am trying this new thing called Storage Solution Sunday. Not sure if I will be able to post every Sunday, but I am going to do as may as I can.  I will be sharing with you the best ways I have found to store my crafting supplies. I have found it is a constantly evolving process though, so its possible I might share multiple storage ideas for the same things.

For a long time, I have tried to find a way to store my Spellbinder for a while I starting using 4x6 sheets I created from rolls of Magnet and some chipboard and keep them in a tin from Micheal's, but recently I decided that I had too many dies and that the small ones were not sticking well, and became worried about losing them.  

After many hours of searching Pintrest I have come up with my own solution that so far is working for me. It was the most cost effective solution i could find, and I am going to be okay if I come up with a better idea next year.

I took a box of paper CD sleeves that my husband had in his office. I labeled each one;
Top left: Name of Die
Top Right: Index/Item Number
Bottom Right: Number of Dies in Set
Bottom Left: Company

I am keeping the filled sleeves in a plastic box (shoe box size) that I have.

This way I have all the information I need right in-front of me when I grab the set. I kept the sheets that came with each Die, and have hole punched the top corner so when i am designing I can flip them them like an index, then go to the box to find the set I want.  A few of the dies are larger than the envelopes and those I just don't close and let the dies stick out, but I have found that the majority of the dies I have (I don't have many of the larger ones) fit in the envelopes, and if I find that they start to tear from too much use, I am not going to feel bad as they did not cost much.
See ya next time!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Team Spirit


As some of you know, I am a HUGE San Diego State University Aztec fan. When ever I am shopping or ordering supplies I always  look for things that are Red and Black or Aztec themed, or that I could use to make something Aztec-y. Below are two Items I created as gifts for a friend.

For this candle, I bought a small candle from the $.99 store. I stamped the I Believe Stamp from Stamp-A-Mania on tissue paper, then melted the tissue paper around the candle with my heat gun. (I will post a complete tutorial on this at a future date)

For these coasters I got some Tile from Home-Depot.  I  inked the tile with StazOn Blazing Red, then stamped them with The Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Music. I then sealed them with Glaze-On from Tsukineko  (I will post a complete tutorial on this at a future date)

Have a good day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Family Ties


Last week I flew to South Carolina to see my little brother graduate from the schooling he has been doing for the Navy.  He left for boot camp the weekend after my wedding last year and I don't get to see him very often and are extremely proud of him.  It was an exciting adventure. South Carolina is SO beautiful.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Micki!


I made this card a few weeks ago for my Mother in Law's Birthday.

I used the below sketch by Operation Write Home, along with the Impression Obsession stamp "Surprise Cupcake (D8443). I colored the stamp with Copic Markers, then used Spellbinder Lacey Squares S4-295 and some old Chatterbox paper I had in my stash.  I used Diamond Glaze over the cup cake wrapper to give it more of a shine.

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