I am an avid DIYer. I'm into Genealogy,Culinary mysteries,all-things Jane Austen and Cupcakes. My current obsession is crochet-I am a beginner; I also scrapbook on my blog- Clearly Scrappin', and like trash-to-treasure projects and secondhand shopping
This card is for the 365 Card Challenge- We had to use Polka dots, Red, and quilting- I used CTMH border stamp for stitching, Martha Stewart border punch, red ribbon, a black zipper and a charm- I also used last week's sketch from Card Patterns--
I'm back to scrapping after a long absence due to a move, a wedding and a new grandbaby (on the way)- February has been a great month to spend inside and scrapping-it has snowed a lot!
Mainly I've been working on wedding pages, some of which I have shared here-
But I have also been participating in a challenge at Scrapbook.com to organize my scrap area, currently in the dining room- om.com
Here are the before photos:
The befores are not pretty- The table tends to be a catch-all and we do use it for dining too-
Since the start of the challenge I have finished painting the walls and today, my chandelier was hung- Yeah! No more naked light bulb!
I also have found that while I like to see what I've got when I'm scrapping-I don't really want to see it when I'm not- So doors will be made to cover the open shelves and I am rethinking my storage- Here are my ribbons all neat in their box-
I have also sorted through my cardstock and patterned paper and added a few more sterlite drawers, replaced bins that were too large for shelves and even begun making a few decorative items for the walls-
I still need to find the right storage for magazines, paint the trim and hem the curtains- I will post photos of the room when it is finished-- Happy Scrappin'
I'm putting my daughter's wedding photos into an album. Her colors were shades of purples and greens. All of her photos were taken by family and friends. We set up a table at the reception for everyone to download their photos. Also on the guest table were tags with a Photo Scavenger Hunt. It worked out really well, almost everyone wanted to participate, we had over 1000 photos to choose from. Things I'd do next time-- More Photo Hunt tags and Make sure every "Must Have" shot was on a tag. We also set up a monitor so that guests could see the photos that were uploaded as a slide show.
Here are the first LO's:
Here's my sweet treat challenge:
The only treats I have on hand are peppermint kisses- honestly, I can't get enough of them-
I found the instructions for this card at candy card -
For my card I stamped the letters onto contact paper and cut out- After placing on folded card, I cut out the center of the "o"- I printed out a strip that says Kiss Me*Kiss Me*Kiss Me and replaced the one in the candy- I used invisible thread to hand the candy, attached with a small dot of hot glue on bottom and side- then taped the thread to the card- Added diecut flourishes- Still needed something so I added glitter to letters-That's it-
I bought a Slice machine and a few cartridges, so I was looking for a way to inventory what I have and store the cartridges in easy reach of the machine. This is what I came up with:
I bought these Mary Kay display books at a thrift shop thinking I might make albums out of them. They really work great for this application. I put the cartridge info sheets in page protectors with clear double sided tape. Two will fit in each protector. I can see front and back and add to them. I didn't cut these down so they hang over the edge a tiny bit. Also I copied these pages for my main inventory book. Now this can sit on a shelf or my desk and I can flip through it easily to find what I need. I wanted to keep the cartridges with the book so I used velcro dots to attach the cartridges to the binder cover.
This is so easy to use and everything is right here. Also if I want to take my Slice to a crop- I fold up the binder and go. I haven't decorated the cover yet but I will when I decide on colors and design. I spent about $2.00 on this. I have an extra binder-- what do you think I should do with it?