Sunday, February 26, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
This is my TV tray where I make my cards. It has all my everyday tools. It sits next to my nightstand where my Copics are right at hand. It is a good spot because of the natural light from the sliding glass doors. The basket under the desk is balanced on my binders (sketches and Copic info) holds products I am using at the moment and scraps so they stay off the workspace. The basket on top of the desk has stamps that need to be cleaned or have just been cleaned and need to be put away.
I love that all my punches fit in the Jetmax cube with drawer and they are put away so I don't have to worry about dusting them. My Martha Stewart Score Board even fits in the cubby at the top with all of my
Martha punches. Storing cardstock and 12x12 papers upright left me so much extra room, I was able to stack my 6x6 paper pads and unmounted stamps. Baskets with extra ribbon and adhesive sit on top of a locker rack under the desk.
My BigShot now has a permanent home on top of this cart and the regular size dies fit in one of the drawers. I no longer have to take it down to use it. I keep inkpads and stickles, and adhesives in the top drawer. The bottom drawer has embossing supplies. The Isis cases are so easy and hold embellishments: trim, ribbon, flowers, buttons, etc. I also have travel organizer next to the desk to hold pearls, rhinestones, cotton swabs and balls and other small items that tend to get lost in the shuffle. It fits neatly in the 1 inch space between the desk and my bureau. Finally I have wood mounted stamps in the big bin on the bottom.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Wow it has been a while since I participated in any challenges. My goodness, getting this picture uploaded was a project. When I took the picture with my iPhone, no matter what I did when I edited it, it would always post sideways. I tried it 4 different ways and no matter what it wouldn't come out right. Finally I broke down and just scanned it.
I got to use that lovely pleated ribbon from Stampin' Up! and my LaRue Heart die from Memory Box. That die cuts like a butta! The little pieces pop out so easy, no torn edges. Dave Brethauer has such a cool video on using that die with glitter...it make me want to bust out my glitters and give it a try....even though glitter frightens me. It always seems to get every where and then linger around for months. I show up a work the next week and everyone asks...why is there glitter in your hair? My usual answer is "Because I like SPARKLES!!!"
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This card includes a couple of firsts for me. My first Memory Box die and my first Saturated Canary Digi Stamp! I received my very first Memory Box dies last week. I ordered the Cherish Border and the LaRue Heart die. I love the Memory Box dies because the images are so delicate. The LaRue Heart die cut so easily and all the little peices popped right out with my fingers, no tool required. I was so excited. When I got to the Cherish Border, my results were a little less than successful. I tried it with shims, wax paper, multiple different weights of cardstock and could not get the center of the border to cut all the way through. I finally tried it with Post It Adhesive Craft Paper and had good results. After doing a little research I finally figured out, that it was not the die that had an issue or my BigShot, it was me. Duh, you need to place the die on top with the cutting surface face down when you run it through the BigShot. I had mine face up. Total user error!!! Lol, chalk that up to a learning experience.
, Post It Lipstick Craft Paper
Friday, February 3, 2012
I really love Morroco and Teal Zeal!
BASIC GREY PLUMERIA Collection:
(Updated 2/6/12: There are some amazing detailed pictures of the new Basic Grey lines posted by Melissa Stinson on Scrappyjedi.com !!!)
BASIC GREY WHAT'S UP Collection:
So what new products are you hoping to get your hands on?
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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