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!