Monday, August 30, 2010

Paper Trey Ink Hip Hip Hooray

Hip Hip Hooray it's Monday.....What? Monday? What a nice weekend. Saturday I stayed home and hung out with Scott and Ethan and yesterday I worked in the afternoon and then went to my niece's 17th birthday party. Had such a great time hanging with my two older nephews and all of my family.

Last night I made this card, just to play with my new Paper Trey Ink stuff. I only have a few PTI inks, but I think I'm gonna have to start a collection....

I'm loving October Afternoon, I ordered mine from BlueMoonScrapbooking, but it's kinda an older pad so it's a little hard to find. I did link below to other October Afternoon products at BlueMoonScrapbooking.

Here's todays video

supplies: October Afternoon Fly a kite 8x8 pad, Paper Trey Ink Labels #3 stamp and die set, Paper Trey Ink Hawaiian Breeze and Vintage Cream Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink Hawaiian Breeze Stitched Ribbon, Paper Trey Ink Hawaiian Breeze and Orange Zest Ink

and we can't forget a picture of today's card...

Have a great day...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pink Paislee Mini Album

Hi Everyone,
Last weekend when my mojo returned I was feeling a mini album coming on....

I used the Pink Paislee 365 degree papers to cover the pages of the alum. It measures about 3 1/2 x 4 inches and I had so much fun making it. It didn't take long at all to put together. I tried to leave lots of space for pictures.
Anyway here are a few pictures.

Have a great day...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Mojo-Video

Happy Monday,
I'm so happy to report my crafty mojo has made a return this past weekend. Woot! Woot!

Check out this new set from The Cutting Cafe'. I'm in love with the Welcome Home set....As soon as I saw this set, I thought....Bright Bold Colors. Out came my Echo Park, Walk in the Park paper collection.

I was watching a video by OkieLadyBug this weekend. She did a little sewing tutorial and since I'm terrible at sewing I decided to practice. Check out Okie's video here. I'm really really pleased on how straight I sewed on today's card.

Here's todays video...

And a picture of my completed project...

Echo Park-Walk in the park
Welcome Home-Cutting Cafe Digital Stamps
Paper Trey Ink Chocolate Brown Cardstock and New Leaf Ribbon
Copic Markers

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fabulous Friday with a video

Hi Everyone....
How about a fabulous Friday project? I finished organizing my room and that has made me feel so much better. I can see my work area again and I have room to move....The only thing left to do is ribbon. I need to clear out an entire drawer of ribbon and get them organized. Right now I can't even close the drawer....

Here is today's video using the Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge. I used my Gypsy to weld the image together and make a shape card. I did a video before on how to weld you can check that out here....

Cricut Expression, Cricut Gypsy, Cricut Lite Bloom Cartridge, Dark Chocolate Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, K&Co Roam Pattern Paper, Glossy Accents, Ribbon, ATG Gun, Glue Dots.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

OK Who Took It? and a video

OK Who took my mojo? Really It's missing in action.....

My crafting mojo might be temporarily misplaced, but I found my cleaning mojo. Yesterday when I got home from work, I totally ripped everything out of my craftroom closet and I do mean everything. I even took out the little shelves that where attached to the wall.
I wonder why I kept so much unusable junk in there?

Here's what it looked like after I emptied it. The shelves on the right are now out and the case on the left is gone. Hanging on the wall is one of two clear shoe bag organizer filled with punches.

What I did was moved all of my Jetmax cubes into the closet and only kept out the paper cubes. I still have lots of organizing and sorting to do. Had a lot of you ask to post pic's of my Ikea desk.  I'll share it all when I'm done. 

For something else to share. Here is a video I did for I just never got it loaded to my YouTube channel. Enjoy...

Thanks everyone who suggested to turn my paper storage cubes sideways. It worked perfectly. 

Have a great Wednesday and I'll be back tomorrow with a Cricut video (if I can find my desk to film)...


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crush on you~Whimsical Wednesday

Hi all,
Tomorrow is Thursday Expressions so you'll get three videos in one week. Hope you Enjoy today's card. Echo Park is a newer company and their collections are so bright and cheery. I just love them.

Supplies: Echo Park-Walk in the park pattern paper, Chocolate Brown Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, Crush on You Gillian Roberts Stamp, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Copic Markers

Have a great Wednesday :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Tips~Ink Storage

Happy Tuesday....

WOW! We just hit 1500 followers.....We'll be at 2000 before we know it....I'll have to start thinking of another My Favorite Things Giveaway, like we did when we hit 1000.....

Last Friday you all had such wonderful tips to share....

What do you think about making this a weekly share? I'll come up with the topic and you all share your ideas. I so enjoyed reading all of your comments and storage ideas. If there is anything in particular you would like to learn about or hear what others do just send me an email or click on the Contact Me button on the top of this page. I'll start making a list of topics....

My tip for today is....Ink Storage

I have two systems. The first is for my Stampin' Up! ink....
I purchased this carousel a while ago from Stampin' Up! and love storing my SU inks and refills in it. However I've never had it actually spin smoothly. I think I need to oil up the bottom spinny thingy (thats the technical term lol).

For my Tim Holtz Distress inks, Paper Trey Ink and Chalk inks I use this wall mounted storage system from Organize More. The one I have hold 80 ink pads, but they have many other styles. They also carry other types of storage systems as well (Ribbon, Stamp, Cricut etc).  

Hope you have a great Tuesday....

Don't forget you can still comment on yesterday post for the Cutting Cafe' giveaway....Hugs

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Mojo~Cutting Cafe' Giveaway

Happy Monday,
Boy did I need a weekend to just relax. It was so nice just being home with no where to go and nothing planned and hanging with my two favorite guys.

Today's project is from "The Cutting Cafe". Regina has lots of new school digital stamps and I just had to get Ethan's cards ready for the first day of school. School doesn't start here until Aug 31st, and boy are we ready to go back.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Today's giveaway is from "The Cutting Cafe". Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you and you will be entered to win the digital file I used in today's project....Winner will be announced on Friday Aug, 13th.....

and here is a picture....

Martha Stewart ABC123 Punch
Lenin Thread
Dark Chocolate Paper Trey Ink Cardstock
Wild Saffron K&Co. Paper pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Country Life~Thursday Expressions

Good Thursday to you all.
I hope you are doing well. Today's Thursday Expressions is using the County Life Cricut Cartridge.....It is just the cutest cartridge ever (I say that about all my cartridges).

Here is today's video

and a picture of the finished project:

Cricut Expression
Country Life Cricut Cartridge
Buttons-Orange Zest (Paper Trey Ink)
Linen Thread (Paper Trey Ink)
Bo Bunny Sophie Collection
Clear Art Stamps (Material Girl)
Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Layout~Whimsical Wednesday

Happy Wednesday....
WOW! You all had some great 12x12 cardstock storage ideas for me yesterday. I decided before I try anything new that I'm going to turn my cubes sideways and have my cardstock standing up. However some of my paper slots are kinda empty.....guess I need to go Thanks everyone, I love hearing your ideas and tips too....

Now for today's project. This is one page to a double page layout that I'm working on. I have to order some more of Basic Grey's Oliver paper. I only ordered one of the laser cut sheets and the 6x6 pad with some of the embellies, so I just need another 12x12 sheet for the other page..."Birthday Blow-Out" was cut using the Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge......

Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

12x12 Cardstock~Tuesday Tips

Today's Tuesday Tips is more of a plea for HELP!

Right now I keep all my 12x12 cardstock and pattern paper that is not a part of a collection on my Jetmax cubes and I hate it.....Here is why....I have two or three shelves that keep collapsing. So what do you use?

What I would really love to have are the kind of shelving that you would find at scrap stores, but they are way to expensive for me....I had a tall black wire thing from Michael's (or was is ACMoore) and that wasn't very stable on my carpeting....

Now for my collections...Whenever I order a collection or particular paper line I keep them in this large basket, that I've had forever.

Loose paper, brads, mini pads etc all go in one of these clear 12x12 envelopes that I get from the dollar store.

I try to keep the most recent collections in the front of the basket. As I use the collections I will either move it to the back or take it out of the envelope and move it to my regular shelving/storage.

So does anyone have any good storage solutions for my 12x12 cardstock? I'm very happy with my collection storage and just the JetMax cubes that I'm looking to do something with....

HERE is a link to last weeks 8-1/2 x 11 storage tip...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Time for fun~Monday Mojo

I hope everyone had a great weekend.....

Here's a card I made using the Bingo Card Set from The Cutting Cafe'.

You know I'm addicted to pattern paper and I needed to incorporate it somehow in my card. So I took a piece of old K&Co. valentine paper that I had in my stash, cut it down to 8-1/2 x 11 and printed out the Bingo Card. The bingo card fits perfectly on a standard A2 size card.

Here is today's video:

and of course a picture:

Swarovski Crytals
Paper Trey Ink Black Cardstock
Paper Trey Ink Rip Avocado Satin Ribbon
Stampin' Up Three Heart Punch
Sakura White Gelly Pen

Making a shaped card with your Gypsy

Hi All.
Today is a two for one day. Included in our Monday Mojo video day is a Cricut video...I recently joined's design team and today is my day to post my project....Make sure you stop over their blog to see all the other fantastic designers.

Here is my project using the Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge. Enjoy

Cricut Expression
Cricut Gypsy
Cricut Cartridge "Freshly Picked"
Basic Grey's Oliver collection
Sakura White Gelly Pen