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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Scrap Room Challenge on Scrapbook.com

Hi everyone. I am doing the scrapbook challenge on www.scrapbook.com.  Here is the link: http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1569295/

And here are the before pictures of the space plan and organization, I thought was going to work but obviously didn't.







 As you can see, I tried to keep this space nice and neat. I think the space plan and organization is the problem.  That is one of the first things I am going to work on.










This is the first step in the Pre-Challenge. To take pics of the space as it is! So here is the disaster area in all its glory!


Scary that my pretty corner desk is completely unusable, one because its a total mess, and two because I can't even get to it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Out of My Comfort Zone

365 Cards Blog's Day 323 Worlds Collide Challenge was to combine vintage with Clean and Simple Design. This was a challenge for me because I don't ever do vintage anything, so this was a whole new style for me to play with. Vintage like the Victorian Era was filled with excess, fluff and a lot of layers. Clean and Simple or CAS is very basic and simple design, more on a minimalist scale.  Combining these two styles seems like an oxymoron to me. However, I was up for the challenge and this is what I came up with!
What do you think?


If you want to get in on the fun of daily card challenges, head on over to 365 Cards by clicking on the link below.
http://www.365cards.blogspot.com/

Cheers
Laurie

Monday, January 16, 2012

Scraps? What do you do with them?





You make a card!  I used pieces of patterned paper and card stock to make this card. The scraps were big enough to cut out the diamonds with my Quickutz die.  I glued the pink cardstock...which was actually two pieces because they were small but I used a piece of darker pink to bridge the gap.  This was a fun card to make, and I made it for the 365 Cards Challenge: Day 322 Feeling Scrappy!  To check out their blog..check out the link below!
http://www.365cards.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 13, 2012

I liked this card so much I had to make some more of them for next year. I added shading this time with my C3 and C7 Copic Markers.

2010 Winter Showcase

I love it when I get a chance to scrap! This is a page I did for a Helmar challenge. I cut the white circle with a large die, the red one I had to trace a dinner plate and hand cut it out. The snowflakes are Spellbinders, letter and number stickers are Creative Memories, card stock is Bazzill Basics, I don't know where I got the buttons and brads.  The adhesive of course is Helmar 450 Quick Dry and I used Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots to elevate the large photo!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

365 Card...Challenge Day 314

This is a card I did for 365 Cards daily challenge.  If you like to make cards, and you like challenges..head on over to http://www.365cards.blogspot.com/ and jump right in!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cheap and Easy Spellbinders Nestabilities Storage

Hi everyone. If your like me, your scrappin space is well less than organized. Actually mine is starting to look like a Michael's store blew up! So I have as part of my word for 2012 (Consistancy) So I have been consistently working to create a better space for my crafting.  I love love love my Spellbinder Nestabilities and have found with the "storage" solution I thought I had for them they were in danger of getting bent out of shape or lost.

Look at this lovely mess!

I have dies, ink pads, punches and embellishments all over the room! My goal is do do one major organizing project a week!



Problem solved with some tins that I had from Stampin' Up. You can also find tins like this at any dollar store. Any small tin that your dies will fit into will work. After all we would all rather spend our money on more tools than storage, right?

I printed out "Nestabilities" on white card stock and then cut the shapes out with the actual Nestabilities! After cutting out the label shapes I then cut out patterned paper two shape sizes up to make a matte for the labels.  I also used the tan embossing pad on my Cuttlebug to emboss the shapes. So that they would be cut and embossed. Check out the pic to see what they look like!
Once all your mattes and labels are cut out and embossed your ready to start putting things together.  I chose to ink the edges of my labels.  Since the card stock I used was double sided. 



I chose to ink the labels that were going to be on the striped mattes in green and the ones on the floral side in pink.  I used Stampin' Up ink for the green and Momento ink for the pink.  

 Once the ink dried I went ahead and glued the labels onto the mattes. I cut the outside of the Spellbinders packages and put them into each of the tins. This will remind me of how many dies are in each set and also which set number and shape name they are.

 I used my Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere the labels to the outside of the tins and the packaging labels to the inside of the tin.  See how perfectly the dies fit into the tins.

See how simple it was? Not only are my dies protected, the storage labeled and pretty, but they will stack up easily and keep them neat and tidy.









Ok so this picture is really terrible but you can see how neatly these stack up!

Thanks for visiting and if you would like to see a tutorial on anything specific please let me know.