Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Craft Area- Lotsa Pics

Hello my fine friends. Just wanted to show you my craft area, I've seen lots of these recently on other blogs. Right now I am crafting in a part of our bedroom. With 3 teenagers & a BIG dog we use ALL of the space we can. Usually it is me doing my craft thing and my husband playing video games. My Aunt very generously gave me more storage stuff this weekend, YAY. This space works for now, sometimes I feel the walls getting smaller and smaller, LOL. I have to use my stash before I buy more but it's addicting. I think I'm a neat person but let me tell you it's CRAZY when I get creative. LOL then I finish, look around and think, "how did this happen ?"

This is my whole area, organized madness.

I did a good job of hiding my unhealthy obsession with ribbon, that green kermit bag is full as well as 2 of those storage boxes and all of the stuff I have out in plain view ;-)

This is under my desk/table where I store less used items. There are blank scrapbooks in the rolley case.

My desk top, an old, old little kitchen table from my single days. When I took it upstairs to use I thought Jared would think it was crazy but he didnt say anything, then I came upstairs a few nights later and he had carved our initials and a heart on the corner. Aaaaw!

This is a bed bath & beyond thingy, with my tools, glues & tape, ink pads, glitter, punches, glue gun. The storage container above has regular scissors and pens and paperclips.

This is pegboard Jared put up, and it has helped soooo much and was fairly inexpensive. We painted it and while the paint was still wet sprinkled glitter. He knows his wife. HaHa.

Love my labeler. The cardboard box has chipboard.

Telling you about this makes me think maybe I have ALOT for my space! I have overflow in the garage, such as paints, and larger bags, tissue paper. But I'm telling you it's addicting.
Thanks for staying with me it was a loooong post. Until next time amigos ;-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Crafty Secrets Card

Hi, I so glad it's Friday! It's been a very, very busy week I made 30 Father's Day cards in 2 days! And it will be a busy weekend but that's ok. Saturday we are going to a garage sale that I was told about from one of my husband's co-workers (super nice lady :-)). I guess someone passed away and the family is selling thier stamping stuff. Am I evil for being excited about the sale? Hum, for sure I'm sad that the person passed away but excited about the stamps. Do I haggle? Will I be riddled with guilt? Hum? Maybe they loved thier stamps and will haunt them. Eeek better not think about it :-( I'm looking forward to spending Father's Day making a special dinner for my husband. He REALLY deserves it with a house full of girls and a crazy dog.

Anyway, I have another card to share. This is a card I made last week. I've been trying to make cards that are totally different than my cutesy style, also this is my first card with so much distress ink. I am very new to the distress thing, scares me a little. So this is my version of an elegant lady card. So serious huh? So maybe a card you would give an older person or a fancy person, yeah Fancy! Let me know what you think, would love your input. Until next time.

Card recipe:
Paper: Patterned- K&Company Cut & Paste (luv this pad & it was only $10 @ michaels)
Cardstock-DCWV, Card Base & Envelope- Recollections.
Stamps: Dress form- Crafty Secrets, Sentiment- Inkadinkdo
Brads: Pearl-Recollections, Metal Ivory- Artsylicious
Ink: Martha Stewart -copper Tim Holtz distress-Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Ribbon: Michael's & Lace Joann

Monday, June 14, 2010

First Card

So here it is, my first card. I decided I was overthinking the whole picture thing. Wanted everything to be perfect. Like the lighting etc. Well I got over it because I'm excited to share and get opinions on my work. Please be patient with me, I'm a blogging newbie. This is a card I made for my uncle's friend.
Card info:
The patterned paper is My Minds Eye Home Collection, white pearlized paper is Wausau Papers, Ribbon is American Crafts, Crown is Jolee's, brads are Making Memories. Stamp is G Studio Soloz, Frame is Making Memories, ink is Momento Black.

Hope I didnt miss any info, Hope you like it :-)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I was looking at stamps online and found this qoute on a Inkadinkado stamp.
" You know it was a good day if you didn't hit or bite anyone " By Nathaniel age 4. Is it still okay of you are 30 something and still consider it good? It put a smile on my face. I had one of those days :-)