Saturday, July 30, 2011

Are you ready for some football !

Here is a layout I did using My Minds Eye papers from the Little Miss Muffet line.  I am a huge Colts fan and both times I had a baby the Colts made it to the Super Bowl. I took pictures of us watching the game and of my son dressed in what I call the Super Bowl outfit (my daughter wore it when she was a baby).  Sadly they didn't win it the second time round but I got some cute pictures out of it.

Products used:
MME Little Miss Muffet Paper
Spellbinders Labels 1
Distress Ink

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hot Chocolate !

I just got another order from Crop Chocolate in, and of course I went straight for my hot chocolate grab bag.  I think that it is my favorite part of my order, I always am amazed at what I get for $2.50.  This time I got:

  • vintage findings flowers and leaves
  • paperie buttons (poolside)
  • glitter bling baseball sticker
  • brad combos (pastel)
  • pebbles rubons (borders)
  • pebbles rubons (May bouquet)
  • metro mini shimmer alpha (silver metro)
  • metro mini shimmer alpha (blue)
  • eyelet letters

I ordered the My Minds Eye Quite Contrary grab bags and the So Sophie kits, they are so nice and if they come up again grab them.  They are a great deal and you get so much in the kits that I had to get more.  

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Welcome to the World

I am such a lucky girl, my hubby let me have a scrapbook day at a friends house and I got to play with some new goodies from Crop Chocolate.  This is a picture of my son when he was born, and the caption below says "Welcome to the World"  I put his name and birth date on there but for I edited it out his sake (who wants their baby pictures all over the internet) .   The papers, and embellishments are from the MM Pitter Patter Oliver line.  I got all them at Crop Chocolate for a great price as usual.  I will do a tutorial on the stars soon so keep posted.

Products Used:
Spellbinders Starts
MM Pitter Patter Paper
MM Pitter Patter Design Shop

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Note Pad and Calender Holder

I adapted this from a tutorial I saw on Split Coast Stampers along time ago using a plastic easel picture frame.   I found the 4x6 size too small so I scoured for 5x7 frames and its works perfectly.  I take the 5x7 frame and put a piece of heavy card stock paper as the backing.  I created a calender in MS word and then printed it on business card templates and then added a spot for my family picture.  This one doesn't have a picture because its a teacher gift so I put double sided tape where the picture goes, but it holds a standard wallet size very nicely.  These always make great gifts, every time I give them I get a great response, people seem to really like them.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Feature project on Crop Chocolate

I am so excited to finally post this.  I was featured on the Crop Chocolate blog as a guest designer.  I made a video tutorial on how to make the flower on this easel card.  It was my first video and it took me 4 times to get it right but I am so excited to have been featured.  For this card I used Basic Grey Wisteria that I got at Crop Chocolate and the ribbon was from some "Hot Chocolate" they sent a while ago.  Here is the link showing the video tutorial and some more pictures of my project.

Close up of the flower

Inside of the card

Products Used:
BG Wisteria Paper
Spellbinders Blossom 2

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pretty Pins !!!

I love the long pins that are decorated with beads, they look so lovely on cards.  I thought it would be nice to make some of my own.  I bought corsage pins from the floral section at the craft store and added my own beads.  I made a little match box cover and put the pins inside.  I am making them for a friend who loves the color purple and hopefully she loves them as much as I love making them.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hot Chocolate

One of the things I love about is getting my order of hot chocolate.  It is basically a grab bag worth at least $5 for 2.50.  It is always worth way more than that and I have gotten some really good stuff but this was the best haul by far.  In this order I got
-toil and trouble chandelier beads
-mistletoe epoxy alphas
-note worth alphas
- flutter glitter bling alphas
-vintage findings
-glitter bling
-spooky alley ghosts
-panorama suitcase with stickers
-4 packs of /christmas rubons

What a great deal for $2.50

Scrap Space Cleaned Up

I finally decided to cleanup my room and re organize it.  To be honest most of the mess is my daughters, you can see her art work in the background hanging up (I have to keep it forever apparently).  There are still some things I would like to get done, and I need to figure out a way to organize my non CTMH inks since they don't fit in the holder.  I am an accountant and to be honest I don't think you can be one without being a bit anal and I like my stuff to be organized so that I know where things are (at least where they should be).  Here are some pictures with all my crap in it.

 My scraproom is also the office and its also my where my daughter does her crafts so I have a few drawers of stuff for her in her.  Here are some of my organizing tips.

I cut packaging inserts in 1 x 5 strips and cut them 1/2" up at 1" intervals, I did this 8 times and put it together inside a box and now i have 1" slots to store my stickles.  I got the box from the dollar store so this was cheap and easy.

I cut foam board in to small pieces and wound all my small ribbon around the pieces and secured with a pin,  if you have a lot of satin ribbon you may see the hold but with grossgrain and others you don't notice.

This is the method I am most torn about, after a few sets the CD cases were not cutting it anymore, so I shipped a Kaisercraft binder and inserts from the US in.  The clasp in the binder didn't line up (the pockets get caught on this a lot) so I emailed the company and after some arguing they finally sent a new one (they wanted me to return it to the retailer).  Finally they send the new one and it does the same thing :(.  Which is too bad because I really like the zipper pockets, each one holds 4 sets and you can fit 13 in the binder.  Its much more compact and I really like flipping through for the sets but the pockets keep getting caught on the binder rings.  I found the customer service to be difficult and they were the ones who sent a defective product in the first place it shouldn't have been a hassle to get it fixed