Friday, August 31, 2007

"SHOP!" card

I hope to create some NEW things over this long Labor Day weekend. However, it's going to be a busy weekend, so we'll see how that goes! Until I get a chance to create something new, here's another card I made a while back.

I've mentioned before how we have year long "sisters" on the Cricut message board. My sister participated in a Cricut Crop at a LSS, and I decided to send one of her monthly gifts in the form of a gift certificate for that scrapbooking store. I couldn't have done it without the cooperation of the woman who was organizing the event. I sent her this card plus a check for a gift certificate, and she took care of the rest. I told my sister that she was to spend it on some items that she normally wouldn't buy. It was so be an indulgent purchase! She was very surprised, and she purchased some fun items!

This is an 8.5" x 5.5" card. The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus, and the chipboard letters are Heidi Swapp. I added some rhinestones to the centers of some of the flowers. I typed up "Surprise Sharon!" three times in Word Art, and I formed it in a circle. I used my Coluzzle to crop the circle and a shadow circle, and I put a Prima in the center. The rick rack ribbon is Sticky Stitches that I've had for a long time! I like the look of this card! It's very soft, and a little different from what I normally create, but I like it!

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Thursday, August 30, 2007


It's my husband's birthday today! I'm just crazy about him!

I hope you have a great birthday sweetheart!
I hope you gets lots of time to indulge
the "Call of the Wild" this weekend!
Your girls LOVE you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another wonderful gift from another wonderful friend!

Some of us on the Cricut message board have year long "secret sisters" that we send monthly gifts to, and then we have another "secret sister" that sends us monthly gifts. It's really fun . . . both the giving and the receiving. Most of us haven't remained secret, so we now refer to ourselves as NSSS - "not so secret sisters". Anyway, Sharon is the NSSS that I send to. I really enjoy sending her fun stuff every month!

She asked me a few days ago if I had the August/September 2007 issue of Paper Crafts magazine, because she had an extra copy, and if I didn't have it, she would send the extra copy to me. Well, I didn't have it, and I love that magazine, so I was happy to take it off her hands! In the meantime, she had also read a post that I made about a trip that I made to Joann's during a recent 40% off sale when I was unable to find the "You" large Cuttlebug embossing folder. I went to Joann's particularly for this embossing folder, but it was sold out. So, not only did Sharon send me the magazine, she also went out and purchased that embossing folder for me! Talk about TOTALLY making my day. How thoughtful! I'm her NSSS . . . she's NOT supposed to send me gifts! I was just overwhelmed (and I still am). She also made me a gorgeous card. What a super sweet lady! Thanks again Sharon! You are VERY sweet and thoughtful, and I am very appreciative!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

You Captured My Heart

I still don't have time to craft. I'm on Mission Cleanup & Reorganization Detail! This is another card that I made a while ago. Once again, it's a card that I made for my husband. What can I say, I'm just crazy about him!

This is a horrible photo! I have no idea what the green slashes are that are cutting through the image! Anyway, this is a scraplift from a card I saw in Paper Crafts magazine. I don't scraplift often, but I couldn't resist this idea with the Cosmo Cricket Wanted papers. The words are just various fonts printed from my computer, and I added some small rope fiber around the heart. Easy, but I just love that rope around the heart!

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Wild Thing . . . You Make My Heart Sing!

I haven't had an opportunity to create anything lately, because I'm on clean up and reorganization detail, but I thought I would post something that I made a while ago.

I made this card for my husband. I found the "Wild Thing" in my bin of K&Company tags, titles, etc. As soon as I came across it, I thought of "Wild Thing . . . You Make My Heart Sing!" I thought it would be perfect for my husband. The background paper and the heart are from Cosmo Cricket Wanted papers. The words are just various fonts printed off my computer. The music notes are a stamp. The photo corners are QuicKutz. I love all the colors! My husband liked it too!

Thanks for stopping by! You know where I'll be today . . . in the basement!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Basement clean up continues . . . . .

I am so tired from walking up and down the basement stairs! Cleaning up wet clutter after getting over 6 inches of water in the basement is exhausting! My legs ache and my feet hurt. I have a busy week ahead of me!! Geez, I miss sitting in my crafting area!

I realized one thing for sure when we were without electricity for over 12 hours. I wouldn't have done well as a pioneer woman. I am spoiled rotten! I like my comforts, and I take them very much for granted. I do appreciate them though! Very much! I like lights, the refrigerator, air conditioning, and most importantly, a working sump pump! How did those pioneer woman do it? I'm totally impressed, and I admire their resilience!

Well, enough rambling from me. I still have lots of work to do!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Message Board friends are so wonderful!

I am a member of the Cricut message board. I just love it on that board. Everyone is so nice! Well, a while back, I posted a Halloween card with a cat on it, and a member of the board, Emily, commented on it. She said that she thought it was adorable, and she wished she would get a card like that in the mail. I thought that was a very sweet comment, and I told her to send me her address, and I would mail her the card. I was going to send it to her in October, for Halloween, but I didn't want to forget, so I sent it to her right away. I thought maybe it would inspire her to create some Halloween cards! Anyway, I sent it to her, just as a RAK. She obviously really appreciated it, because she sent me a thank you gift.

This is way above and beyond a thank you gift! WOW! This was TOTALLY unnecessary, but VERY much appreciated. I'm overwhelmed at how thoughtful this is! Thank you so much Emily! She sent me a gorgeous card! I love the black and cream. It's very elegant, and I LOVE the black rick rack ribbon! Then, she sent me a couple of gifts from her LSS. Look at the cute bag that it was it! I love it. She sent Crystal Stickles, jumbo Making Memories brads, and absolutely gorgeous Primas! I don't have any of these things already! I'm so thankful for the wonderful people that I "meet" via the message boards. What a sweet lady! Thank you Emily!

You know what else is amazing? I got this package yesterday when I was in the middle of cleaning up in our basement! What a way to brighten my day!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Flooded basement!

So, the girls got home from school yesterday by 3 p.m., and shortly after that a VERY scary storm rolled through. If I was ever going to witness a tornado in my lifetime, I thought for sure that was it. However, no tornado, but the thunderstorms that followed were pretty violent. Our electricity went out immediately, and when it's that violent outside, you pretty much know that it won't be restored quickly. My husband and I started to hand bail the sump pump pit in the basement, because we don't have a generator or a battery back up for the sump pump, and it runs on electricity. After a while, we knew we were fighting a losing battle, but we kept trying up until the end. The basement just started seeping with water along all of the walls. That was it. We should have been moving items up to the main level the whole time, and when the seeping starts, there really isn't time to do too much.

The electricity was restored around 4:30 a.m. this morning, and once the sump pump had time to do its thing, the water level fell fast. However, today is MASSIVE clean up -- big time! We had at least 6 inches of water in the basement. If it was in a cardboard box, and it was on the floor, it will be in the garage can today. A lot of things were on tables, etc., but a lot is going out to the trash can.

Something like this really puts things in perspective. It's all just STUFF! We're fine! Who cares about the stuff? OK, I can take this attitude ONLY because I don't have scrapbooking stuff in the basement. If I did, I would be crying my head off.

I took a few minutes to relax and post this, but now it's back down to the basement for me. School was canceled today, so there are four of us working down there. It's not even 11 a.m., and I'm exhausted! Oh well!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Gatefold Diva Card - Stampingranny Challenge

As I was looking at some of my favorite blogs, I saw challenge gatefold cards on Flossie's and Patsy J's sites, so I decided to join in on the fun.

Stampingranny has a fun blog candy challenge to create a gatefold card. Well, this is my first one ever! I've never created a gatefold before. It was fun!

This is another card that I made using just scraps on my desk. I used Provo Craft Slab patterned papers. I cut the scallop square and scallop square shadow using Mini Monograms on the Cricut. I added black Stickles to the scallops and the center of the Prima. This was so easy, and I love the result!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Diva Card - Girly, Flirty, and Fun!

I made this card from scraps that I had sitting on my desk. I'm really happy with the way it turned out! I used dotted and girly paper that I had left over from when I made a "Diva" Bind It All journal a short time ago. This paper is so pretty, that I just had to make a card with it! I love the color combination!

The paper is Provo Craft. I cut the circle scallop and circle scallop shadow at 2" using Mini Monograms on my Cricut. I then used my Coluzzle circle template to cut two designs from the girly paper. The top design is a shoe box and a shoe, and the box says "the perfect pair", and the bottom design is a pretty perfume bottle. I added Stickles to both designs. The Primas were attached with a brad, and I added some Stickles to the brad. The sheer dotted black ribbon finishes this card off, and I think it's so girly, flirty, and fun!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I don't like back-to-school time!

I am NOT one of those moms that does the happy dance on the first day of school. I love having my girls at home, and I'm always sad on the first day when the bus comes to take them away from me. It's after 7 a.m. now, and Emily has already gone. It's her first day of junior high. Yes, she's a 6th grader. This year brings a locker with a combination lock, homeroom, changing classes for every subject, and hopefully, lots of new friends and fun experiences! Jessica has about 25 more minutes before she leaves for her first day of 5th grade. The intermediate school has 4th and 5th graders, so this year, she rules the school!

I always make first day of school cards for the girls. I like to put a smile on their face in the morning when they see their cards on the table. I was going to make cards with the Cricut backpack cut from Doodlecharms, but I didn't have enough time! So, I used these cute folio closure cards that I got from Target. I couldn't resist the string closure! I added Heidi Swapp chipboard letters and one of my NEW Primas that I just got from QVC! The card says "smile", and on the inside it says, "You're going to have a great school year!" I can predict that, because they always DO have a great school year! I love the blue and red on this one. Blue is Emily's favorite color! She took her card to school to put in her locker caddy on her locker door!

Jessica loves lime green lately! I made her this card with the green and coral. I love it! Once again, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters and a NEW Prima. Isn't the folio string closure so cute? Jessica wants me to put magnets on the back of her card so that she can put in on her locker door too! Hopefully when she looks at it, she'll think of me and she will in fact, smile!

Thanks for stopping by! I don't like the first day of school! *Sigh!*

Monday, August 20, 2007


I made these 4" x 6" journals for my daughters a while back. I covered chipboard with paper, and used 4" x 6" index cards (lined and unlined) for the inside pages.

I used the Cricut and All Mixed Up for "Emily" and "Jessica". The papers and tag stickers are Scrappy Cat. I added Primas, brads, and American Crafts ribbons. The clips holding them together came from Staples.

Each journal has five tabbed sections inside that are labeled: goals, stories, drawings, notes, and poems. My girls are always doodling, drawing, creating little stories, etc., so I thought these journals would be really fun! The "drawings" section has unlined index cards.

These were fun to make. I just love making little journals!

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bind It All - Paper Bag Album!

WOW! I love the way this turned out! I made this my friend's daughter who will be starting college this year. I hope she likes it! It's an "all about me" album! I used 3 large lunch bags folded in half and it's bound together with O wires. I used Phresh & Phunky Basic Grey papers, Primas, and lots of brads. The patterned paper that I cut for each page is 5.75" x 5.75".

I love the cover! The front cover is also a pocket page. You can see the tag for the hidden pull-out page on the right. There are three hidden pull-out pages, because I used three paper bags, and the open portion of each bag is a "pocket".

The pink portion on both pages are pockets!

The triangle sections on both pages are pockets.

I added two 3.5" x 5" photo mats, and the title "Friends". I added two large QuicKutz photo corners to each mat.

The side sections on both pages are pockets.

Two 3.5" x 5" photo mats were added to these pages. I added QuicKutz small photo corners to the mats.

I'm really hoping that an 18 year-old likes this book. I love the way it turned out!

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Cards from a kit

A while ago, I purchased the Today's Special Value on QVC which was a huge kit by Brenda Pinnick. It came with a 12x12 album, 12x12 papers, a decorative box to hold almost everything, 3 mini albums, small papers, TONS of chipboard, die cuts, alphabet stickers, card bases and envelopes, ribbons, etc. All I needed was adhesive! I like kits like this, because I love the volume received for the price. What I don't like is that I don't feel like I'm being very creative when I create cards that come from a kit. However, there's nothing wrong with making super easy cards once in a while!

I love the patterned card base on this one. The flower is a die cut, I added ribbon, and the "eat cake" is a chipboard piece.

This one is so cute, and there's something about that circus elephant! The elephant and the "party time" are both chipboard pieces. I added some ribbon, Primas, and some rhinestones.

The "Happy Birthday" is a chipboard piece, and the three candles are ribbons with rhinestones for the flames.

This is another patterned card base with a die cut flower and a chipboard piece. I added a small rhinestone to the center of the flower.

This is another very pretty card base. I added two chipboard pieces. I like the ribbon wrapped around the "Happy Birthday!" piece. I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower.

Well, I don't feel too creative after making these, but they were still a lot of fun! Love the chipboard!

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Friday, August 17, 2007

I'm organized! Check this out!

I love buying crafting items, and I really like organizing them too! Thanks to a member of the Cricut message board that posted her drawer unit that she purchased at Target, I went out and got a small drawer unit at WalMart, and I got organized! This was in the hardward section, and it was only $9.98. I labeled the drawers with stickers that I have had forever! This is sitting right in front of me when I create. If it's in front of me, I'll use it!

I'm really loving this right now! I feel so organized!

These are my A through F drawers. I have Scrabble tiles, Chip Chatter chipboard letters, Making Memories metal letters, etc. in each drawer.

These are my S through X drawers. They are already full! I could use another one of these, because I still have more that I could organize, but this will work for me now. I'll organize more letters into the drawers after I use some of these up!

What do you think? Isn't this great? I'm loving it!

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Accordion Birthday Card

The summer is ending, and things are crazy busy! School starts for both of my girls on Tuesday the 21st, and I'm wondering just where the summer went. Is it just me, or did the days go by in twos? I didn't spend any time creating yesterday, but I did some organizing! I'm posting a card that I made a short time ago for a good friend of mine. It's one of my favorite cards!

I created an accordion card, and each panel is 8.5" x 5.5". I just kept piggy-backing the scored full sheets of cardstock until it was the size that I needed. The front panel and the back panel are not doubled up. All of the center panels are doubled up because of the piggy-backing. (I hope that makes sense!) I used K&Company papers, American Crafts ribbons, Primas, Making Memories brads, and ink distressing. The "Happy Birthday" was cut with Zooballoo on my Cricut.

"It's Your Day" was cut with my Cricut, and the letters that spell out my friend's name were done with Base Camp.

The opposite side of each panel has a friendship quote. It was fun decorating each panel!

I was very please with how this turned out, and better yet, my girlfriend liked it too!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Last year I found and purchased some cute Frankenstein ribbon from the $1 spot in Target. I love Halloween, so I couldn't resist. I used it again on a quick card. It's simple, but I like it!

I stamped Frankenstein from the "Hey, Ghoul Friend" Stampin' Up set. The "Kick up your heels with a Halloween squeal!" is also from that set. I used watercolor pencils to color the image. Look at the ribbon on the bottom! It's so funny! Just a quick, easy card.

I made some QVC purchases yesterday during the all day craft fair. They had a lot of new items, but there were not that many items that I felt that I HAD TO have. I love watching the presentations, because I always like to see the projects and pages that were created using the products. So, did you purchase anything? I got some ribbon organizers (Cropper Hopper), some Primas in a rack (LOVE flowers!), the Basic Grey magnetic mat and the file set (I can't wait to try them both), Brenda Walton glitter chipboard letters (I loved these last time they were on, I resisted, and after seeing them again, I just have to have them!), I'm waitlisted on a set of Making Memories brads, and I got the one time only Bazzill cardstock. Can you believe that I don't have any Bazzill cardstock? I always look forward to receiving my new items! It's like Christmas when the UPS lady comes to my front door!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Nice Matters . . . Thank You Patsy J!

I've been looking at so many blogs lately. Patsy J's is one of my favorites! She's very talented, and I comment on her projects and I tell her that often! I also see her work on the Cricut message board. Patsy nominated me for the "Nice Matters Award". I'm honored Patsy! Thank you! So, I get to display this award, and I need to nominate 5 other bloggers! I know I'm going to nominate bloggers that have probably already received this award (because they are ALL so nice)!!

I get to display this award:

I'm nominating the following ladies:

  1. Jana
  2. Sharon Caudle
  3. Mum on the Run
  4. Cindy G
  5. Flossie's Follies

Not only do I love looking at the blogs that these ladies have created, but these ladies have commented on things that I have made, and when they do, I'm so flattered! So, ladies, you get to display this award on your blog, reference me as having nominated you, and nominate 5 bloggers that you think are especially nice! Got all that?

Thanks for stopping by!

Yes, it's another Halloween card!

I can't believe that I'm trying to do this daily blog, and I don't have a digital camera! Not only are my photos such poor quality, but I'm driving my husband crazy with using his camera phone! I take photos using his phone, and then I'm bugging him to download and send them to me! I have to say that I'm simply overwhelmed when I go out to look at cameras! There are TOO MANY choices! I REALLY need one though!

This card photographed just awful, but I'm showing it anyway. It's actually very cute, and very vibrant in purple and orange! My Halloween mode is continuing!

I used the Cuttlebug to emboss a piece of orange vellum. The vellum goes through the Cuttlebug very well. I love the look. Then I stamped three Hero Arts Halloween images and matted them. I tied a couple of coordinating ribbons, and then attached the vellum to an orange card front using purple brads. I distressed with black ink. Quick, easy, and cute! (In person, it IS really cute!)

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Blog Candy Alert!

Mum on the Run (Cheryl) is giving away blog candy in celebration of her 100th post! She posts GREAT projects! Visit her blog for creative inspiration!

Visit her NOW to post a comment to her "blog candy" announcement. She's giving away two sets of really cute stamps. Tell her "ScrapMomOf2" sent you and good luck!

Harley-Davidson Birthday Card

I had seen posts on the Cricut message board where people used aluminum tape on their projects. We were at Lowe's yesterday buying storage shelves, and I decided to look for the tape. I bought a 50 yard roll of Duck aluminum foil tape, and I tried it in the Cuttlebug shortly after getting home. This is the result of my embossing.

I almost didn't post this card, because the photograph didn't turn out very well. It's hard to photograph aluminum foil tape! However, it's a really cool look, so I'll post it anyway. I used Harley-Davidson black-on-black printed paper for the background, H-D orange and black flame paper is wrapped around the card. The foil tape was embossed with "Happy Birthday" in the Cuttlebug. You can't really see them, but there are two CUTE motorcycle brads on the mounted center portion of the card. I distressed the edges of the card with black ink. This is about as masculine as it gets! This card is for my husband's birthday at the end of August. So, what do you think?

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Personalized Plaques!

I am so excited about these plaques! First off, I have to thank Cindy G for the inspiration. I read Cindy G's blog, and I saw an altered plaque on her site. When my girls and I were in Michael's, I noticed the plaque below, and it got me thinking about altering plaques for the girls' rooms.

This is the plaque BEFORE. It was in the $1 section at Michael's. The plaque is small. The plaque itself is approximately 6 1/4" x 4 1/4". The design is painted on, and it's cute, but after it's altered, it's so much better!

These are the plaques AFTER. Aren't they fabulous?

Emily's plaque is done with Phresh & Phunky Basic Grey papers. I used American Crafts ribbon and Primas. I also cut three flowers from the George Cricut cartridge, and they're attached to the wire holder. I used Tim Holtz weathered wood ink for distressing. I LOVE the way this turned out!

Jessica's plaque is done with Lollipop Shoppe Basic Grey papers. I used American Crafts ribbon and Primas on this one too. I also cut the George flowers for the wire holder. I like the little extra that they add! I used Tim Holtz worn lipstick ink for distressing.

Please take a look at the project that inspired me on Cindy G's site.

So, let me know what you think! My girls are THRILLED with these and they LOVE them! We're hanging them in their rooms today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Flower card - Very colorful!

Right after I made the card for Samm's flowerful card challenge, I made this card for my secret sister, Sharon on the Cricut message board. I guess you could say I was in "flower" mode!

The patterned paper background is from a Provo Craft Slab (I've been using this paper quite a bit lately!). The flowers are stamped from Autumn Leaves flower acrylic stamps. I added Stickles to each of them. The flower "stems" are white rick rack that I rubbed a green ink pad against. I wrapped three ribbons around the bottom of the card front. The "Hello!" is one of the $1 Michael's acrylic stamps. The "Hello!" and the turquoise flower are popped up. I just love the overall colorful effect of this card!

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Another Halloween card!

My girls and I went to see "Hairspray" yesterday afternoon. What a fun movie! Thumbs up from the three of us! Great music! We might have to get the soundtrack! Nikki Blonsky (she played Tracy) was just amazing!

Anyway, since I had so much "Halloween" stuff sitting on my desk, I just had to make another Halloween card! Yes, I'm in Halloween mode now, and it's August! Crazy!

I used more of those embossed images that I have had for a long time. This time I used the embossed cat, moon, and purple star. The card front is Cuttlebug embossed vellum matted on purple cardstock. I really like the way the vellum went through the Cuttlebug! It looks great! The "trick or treat" tag is from Making Memories. I added some googly eyes to the cat. I LOVE adding googly eyes! They are so fun! I did a lot of distressing with black ink.

I posted this card on the Cricut message board, and someone commented that she thought it was an adorable card, and she wished she was getting it in the mail. That's such a nice compliment, so I'm mailing it to her today! Maybe it will inspire her to make some Halloween cards!

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Halloween Card

What made me create a Halloween card in August? Well, I was going through my massive amounts of "stuff", and I came across some We R Memory Keepers embossed designs that I have had forever! I still had some Halloween items left, so that inspired me to create a Halloween card. I had quite a few of the embossed images, but I only used the popped-up bat and the "boo!" image on this card. I'll use the other images later.

The ghost image is from Stampin' Up's "Hey, Ghoul Friend", and the moon, bat, sky image is from Stampin' Up's "Haunted House". I chalked the edges of the cardstock, and I chalked a band of orange mulberry that I put around the middle of the card front. Just a simple card, but I think it's cute!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Altered Mailbox

The Target $1 Spot has cute alterable items once in a while. The little tin mailboxes they had around Valentine's Day were an absolute favorite for most crafters. They're so cute and easy to alter.

I made this mailbox for my mom's birthday. I use Brenda Walton Neopolitan papers. I added Primas to the hinged door.

I decorated inside the hinged door.

I added some ribbon to the mailbox flag. What a cute, easy project! These mailboxes are too cute!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

"Flowerful" card - Challenge Card

There are lots of members of the Cricut message board that have their own blogs. Samm is one of them. She's having a challenge, and I created this card for her challenge. Her challenge was to create a "flowerful card". I really like the way this card turned out!

It's 8.5" x 5.5", and I used Provo Craft Slab patterned paper, Cricut Mini Monograms scallop circle and scallop circle shadow, Autumn Leaves circular sentiment "Totally Special" stamp, Autumn Leaves "You Are Here" stamps for the arrow, Cuttlebug embossing template, DCWV adhesive-backed ribbon, Prima Sprites flowers, and miscellaneous buttons and embroidery floss. The arrow and the circular sentiment are popped up.

I love the look! The bright colors really appeal to me! So, what do you think?

You can read about Samm's challenge here:

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Monday, August 6, 2007

My Creative Space!

I have a great space where I create. It's a loft area in our house that's above our 2-story family room. It's shaped like a triangle. I have A LOT of "stuff" crammed in the space! However, it's all pretty much organized, and I surprise even myself when I'm able to find what I'm looking for!

This is my large bookcase which is just outside of my area. It's floor to ceiling storage, and it's FULL! I have all of my idea books and all of my vertical Cropper Hopper paper storage in this bookcase. I also have lots of rubber stamps in horizontal storage. There are some funky, diva decorative bags at the top of the unit just for decoration. I don't know if you can see them all that well, but they're so cute! I have a shoe organizer hanging over the linen closet door, and that's where I keep all of my Cricut cartridges. I like being able to see them all at once.

This is my triangle! I have an L-shaped desk, and as you can see, every single space that can be used is being used! I should have moved my chair, because there is a clean space in front of the chair! I try my hardest to keep that area clean, because that is where I work. I got the "Enjoy!" and "Relax!" signs that are above my window at Michael's a couple of years ago. I just love them!

I have a big window right in front of me. To my right is the half wall that looks down into our family room. To the right of my desk is a slender bookcase. It also is filled to capacity!

When I'm sitting at my desk, this is the area of my desk that is to my left. I have baskets on top that hold foam stamps, packaged embellishments, etc. On my desk is where my Cricut lives. Isn't my Cricut cover beautiful? Connie (from the Cricut message board) made it for me. I also have a matching Cuttlebug cover, but I don't think it made it into a photograph.

Moving a little to the right, this is the cut-out in my desk where a large computer would normally be. My computer is in the family room, so this area is filled with a shoe organizer (from a garage sale), that divides the area up and lets me use every inch. I have ribbon jars, drawer units, all of my punches, some Primas, etc. My laptop is the black horizontal piece you can see that is right behind my little fan. I just pull it out if I need it. Strung at the top of the open space is my dowel rod with lots of rolls of ribbon.

This is a wood holder that I got from a garage sale. I think it should hold cassettes, but I'm not sure. I use it to hold all of my stamp pads, and sample cards. It's handy storage! On top of it, I have some framed photos. There is a little hinged box on the bottom right of the photo that holds all of my Stampin' Up ink refill bottles.

This "Create" sign is one of my favorites things in my space. I bought it at a swap meet in Mesa, Arizona. It's metal. It hangs from two pieces of metal that are twisted together. It's so cool, and I just LOVE it.

This is another favorite item. This is metal too, and it was purchased from the same vendor in Arizona. The stars are magnets, and I'm using them to hold three 4x6" photographs. I have some of my favorite family photos on the board. I have a couple of garage sale cubbies on the wall, and they're holding small items. You can see my green M&M bandaid altered tin and a large altered tin with a big pink flower. Those were both made by Jana, my sister on the Cricut message board. I love that they're on display!

This is another favorite organization item of mine. It's a spice rack from a garage sale. It was 50 cents! It holds all of my Making Memories acrylic paints. It's perfect, and I love it! To the right of the paint rack is a strip of magnetic holders. I got those at Target a long time ago in the dollar spot. They're so fun and functional! Under the paint rack is a spice rack that also came from a garage sale. It was brand new, and I just removed the shaker covers, and they hold small embellisments like clips and buttons. Once again, it's so functional!

This is the area just to the right of my "work" area (my work area is clean! It really is!) In front of the window, I have some Cropper Hopper drawers. There is also an ArtBin box that you can't really see, but its lid is propped open in the background. You can see my ATG gun. The pink box is a kit of the month that holds cards, etc. I've been working on assembling the cards, so that is why the box is on my desk. The small green box holds all of my photos that need to be scrapped.

This is my Prima shelf that my husband put up on the side of my slender bookcase. My big jar of UTEE is also on this shelf.

So, that's my space. It's cramped and crowded, but I love it! My area is in a state of constant reorganization! That's part of the fun! If you've read this far, thanks! It was exhausting, right?

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think about my space!