Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Clean Craft Room Series!!

Lots of pictures!

Hi everyone,

I was invited to attend a Spring Clean Craft Room Series with Cori of Created by Cori.

Craft room  storage room on a budget and if you are like me, it gets a little messy!!!

Here are my before pics.....

These college storage units were $2.00 for a set of 4, it works for the time being!! I really am in love with paper, it's what I have most!!

One wrong move and those cartridges will be on the floor, need a new area for those!! That little white storage unit houses my punches, adhesives, inks and twine!

This computer desk was free, courtesy of my sister!

This work desk free, courtesy of a co-worker!

After Spring Cleaning, however, I need to do my closets soon.....

With an exception of the bottom two left corners everything else is paper! Besides the ribbon on top. Looks a little better, until I decide to purchase the nice storage units.

What happened to all those cartridges?

This shoe rack works perfect, I can see the cartridges better too!

I moved the things I used least to the closet, I am not showing whats in there! LOL

Clean enough to mess up again!

Here are some crafting storage tips!

Have you seen these at Michaels?

Well they are perfect for those little bitty annoying ribbons that you don't know what to do with, I think everyone got those when they first started crafting! I need to decorate these.

Have you ever received or seen one of these wine boxes? I picked mine up at a second hand store.

 It's great for housing your Embossing Gun!

I hope you have enjoyed my trip through my craft room and have picked up a tip or 2!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge #105

Hi everyone,

Time for CCC#105, this week the theme is “You’ve Been Framed” Make a card for any occasion using a frame from any cartridge and using any colors you’d like. I  have fallen in love with Pooh and Friends cartridge and it is what I am using again. It has this wonderful wooden frame which I chose for my card and cute little Eeyore is character  I wanted to display in it, isn't he just adorable??? So head on over to CCC, check out my other DT sisters creations and join in on the challenge!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Jinger Adams Design Team!

Happy Monday!!

I will be entering this layout into Jinger Adams Design Team call! When I seen Jinger make the DT Call I knew I wanted to be a part of it. So I decided to go back to my first love, scrapbooking. This is where it all began some years ago. I create cards with most of my time now, but while I was working on this layout I really realized how much I missed it, I am sure to start again!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Blog Hop!!!!!

Happy Blog Hop Day!!!

Hi everyone, if you came to visit me and would like to participate in the Blog Hop you may start with our lovely host Mary! She will be giving away 2 sets of stamps to one person winners choice. If you have arrived from fabulous Shawnee then you are in the right spot. Today we are having a Spring Blog Hop and as you know Easter is our first Spring Holiday, so I decided to create a project for a child. My inspiration for the little "Box in a Bag" came from a blog I just happened upon called the "The Little Blue Room". If you have the time please check out the site, your gonna love it! There you will find the directions on how to create this cute little box in a bag! The stamp set I am featuring is Mary's  "Good Friends" stamp set. You can purchase this one along with all the others you will see through out the hop here!

Next I just had to create a card to go with it, I wanted it to be fun and appealing to a child, so I thought the googly eyes would be perfect!!! It had to be colorful and cheery. I hope it looks that way to you?

 I hope you have enjoyed my creations and they have inspired you to get your Easter projects started for all those little kiddies!!!

I do have some blog candy for you, I will be giving away INKADINKADO Petal Expressions stamp set and Cuttlebug Flip Flops, who knows the winner just might find other goodies too :)! Just leave me a comment with a way I can get in touch with you. You don't have to be a follower but if you like what you see, please follow me with Linky Followers, Google Friends or both!

Now your are off to talented Sharon!!!

Start here! Mary -
Janis -
Susan -
Laura -
DeNetra -
Kristin -
Shawnee -
You are here! Melissa -
Next stop! Sharon -
Jeri -
Elaine -
Nicole -
Gloria -
Kate -
Lynn -
Amanda -
Theresa -
Sue -
Karen -
Dana -
Candice -

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hi everyone,

I just wanted to do a quick post. I recently won a set of Crafter's Companion stamps and wanted to enter into their challenge. The theme is "Going Green" you will need their stamps to enter their challenges!!! I think this little girl is just adorable. She is from the S.W.A.L.k. (tm) Perfect Gift set. This is something new for me cause I don't color often. I tried using Prisma Markers, not that they aren't good, I just need a class on how to use them. So I opted for Crayola colored pencil. I hope you enjoy it!

Products used:

Stamps: Crafters Companion
Black  and Ivory papers - Recollections
Dark Green paper - DCWV
Patterned paper - K&Company Designer Mat Pad
Buttons - Studio G from Walmart
Flowers - Prima
Rhinestones - stash
Thread - Friendship thread from Walmart
Adhesive - ATG, 2way Zig and Glue gun
Colored Pencils - Crayola Colored Pensils
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
 Mineral Spirits - Speedball

If you have the time and some of Crafter's Companion Stamps head on over and enter their challenge!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion - Going Green with Crafter's Companion Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #7

Happy Friday!!

Time for Cardz TV Challenge #7 . This week we are to create a card for any occasion, using the  sketch below! Use any colors you'd like, and substitute the flowers and ribbon with any embellishment you'd like. You can also turn the sketch to go any direction you'd like.  I have to tell you, this sketch was a doosy, at least that's how I felt. I have no idea as to why, maybe my creative juices weren't flowing. After several different attempts this is what I came up with, I hope you enjoy it!
Here is the stamp set I used for the challenge and you can pick up your set here!

Now it's time for you to head  over to Cardz TV and check out  the projects my DT sisters created.   Mary will be giving away a set of her stamps for the challenge, so make sure to join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge #104

Happy Wednesday!

Hi everyone, welcome to Cricut Cardz Challenge #104, this week we are to create a card with the theme "Wearing of the Green" Make a card for St Patrick’s Day using any cartridges you’d like with GREEN as the main color. I decided to make a shape card this week using several different cartridges. Gypsy Wanderings is where I got my card base from, it's welded together using the gypsy! The horseshoe is from A Child's Year and the Shamrock and Hat are from Designer's Calender. I wanted the emphasis on the shamrock and hat so that is where I used my green accompanied by the green background paper for a little bit of Irish flavor! 

I hope you enjoy my card, now head on over to CCC to check out the other designers and join in on the fun!


Stamped Sentiment - Mary's Cardz TV Stamps
White paper - Walmart
Black and Green paper - Recollections
Adhesive - ATG and 2way Zig
Gel Pens Gelly Roll
Die Cutting Machine - Cricut Expression
Welding tool - Gypsy
Cartridges - A Child's Year, Designer's Calendar, Gypsy Wanderings

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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