Friday, January 31, 2014

Rearranging My Studio

I just rearranged my studio so I thought I would post new pictures.  I'm really blessed to have this space and it really makes me happy to have a place like this to work in every day.

This is how it looks when you first walk in, I have tables always set up for my workshops and extra work space
In this corner is my desk and all my crafting supplies
In this corner I created a cozy spot

This is the view from my desk

This is the view from my cozy spot

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My First Smash Book Style Pages

When I first saw a Smash Book, I thought it was so very cute, but I have such a crazy, organized brain that scrapbooking so random like that hurt just thinking about scrapbooking like that.  I knew it was perfect for my daughter and she has loved her book and filled it with great pictures and fun little items. 
Recently Close To My Heart has come out with their version of these type of scrapbooks called My Crush, and I fell in love with the Bluebird book (see the first picture), so I ordered one for myself.  I also ordered the Modville book (see the second picture) for my daughter as she has her Smash Book almost completely full.
I had the Bluebird My Crush book for many weeks before I finally got up the nerve to do something with it.  I decided that all the random photos I take with my cell phone were the pictures I want to put in My Crush book.  Here are my first two pages, my daughter still gave me a hard time that I didn't do the pages completely on the fly and random, yes I planned them out, but I'm still pretty happy with the pages and they were really fun to do.  I hope my pages in the future will get more free flowing than planned out, but practice makes perfect, right?!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Washi Tape Twist Ties

How fun is this, create twist ties with any Washi Tape to create any look you want.  Start with a piece of wire and cut it to your desired size.  Then put a piece of Washi Tape on the wire, then fold in half and trim edges if needed and viola you have your own twist ties!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Use Your Stash - Mojo 328

Sometimes I get way to excited to use new product that I forget all the things I have sitting in my stash, so I decided to start a "Use Your Stash" day on my blog and hopefully encourage others to do the same. 
Today I followed the Mojo Monday 328 Sketch for my card and used discontinued CTMH products (paper-Dotty For You and stamp set-Love You Forever, Lagoon ribbon) as well as current products (Black ink, Whisper cardstock, Lagoon and Pear markers) to create this card.  It was quick and easy and I love the colors!  What will you use from your stash?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine Mini Mailbox

This is the prize I gave away at my January Card Making Workshop.  It is made using the Artiste Cricut cartridge and the January stamp of the month Cross-Stitch Wishes.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January Workshop Cards

Supplies:  Swirls Around and Puns of Praise stamp sets; Laughing Lola paper; Black, Colonial White and Lagoon cardstock; Lagoon ink; and Artisian Studs

Supplies:  January Stamp of the Month Cross-Stitch Wishes stamp set; Chantilly paper; Cotton Candy and White Daisy cardstock; Stitch Guide ruler, Piercing tool and black thread; Cotton Candy ink; and Opaques Pearls

Supplies:  B is for Baby stamp set; Babycakes paper; Colonial White, Chocolate, Whisper and Buttercup cardstock

Inside of Welcome Baby card

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Baby Layout

This is my grand-nephew on the day he was born, so sweet and the Babycakes papers and accessories are so perfect for this layout, I love it!