Saturday, February 25, 2012

More of my craft area storage

Here are some more pictures of my craft area and the ways that I try to keep organized.

This is my Cropper Hopper Rolling Organizer which I purchased from Michaels. It was 50% off then I used a 25% coupon on top of that.... can't beat that.

The first few drawers have some of my tools like my Corner Chomper, popdots, adhesives, double sided tapes. Then a drawer for stamping stuff....blocks, sponges, embossing pillow. The last few are for the rest of my inks.

This is the ink I use most often and it sits on top of my table in a Sizzix Die Holder that I found at a local thrift shop for $2. Can you believe it.... only $2 I couldn't believe my eyes. Then next to that is a old cassette holder that I picked up for .50 cents at a garage sale, I just cut pieces of a cereal box and made shelves for my Memento Dew Drops.

Here is my new OttLite Desk Lamp I got it at Costco for $ it!!

These are my Copics they sit in paint brush holders from the dollar store and my Bic markers in a case I paid $1 for at a craft shop.

This is one of my favorite ways to keep my Spellbinders Dies organized. Avery Sheet Protectors 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and Binders work great for these and many other items. I use them to store my stamps as well which I will post pictures of another day.

I kept the original folder and removed the tape and the Die from the back.

Next I opened the folder added a new piece of dbl sided tape and a piece of magnet, then slid them into the pockets. Perfect fit they just need a piece of Velcro at the top to close them.

I keep the rest of my stuff for the Cuttlebug in an Iris Card Keeper Box found at Michaels. I took out most of the dividers placed my folders in the front with the small dies and my Fiskars Embossing Plates and A,B,C plates in the back.

In an upcoming post I'll show you my stamp storage.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wedding favors

I just wanted to share with you some Wedding favors that I did up for a friend who's getting married in March. I used my Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge and made these adorable Bride and Groom boxes.

I used the same color pink for the back of the dress and the tuxedo handkerchiefs as in the Invitations that I made earlier for the Wedding.

I put the front of the box through the Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy folder. I just love the way they turned out.

Then I added some pink and crystal bling along the top and some pink ribbon around the waist to close it.

 For the tuxedo I kept the white shirt smooth and added 3 black brads down the front for buttons.

I did a total of 86, 43 of each. The dress is cut at 10" and the tux's at 9 1/2". She is planning to fill them with Hershey Kisses. I am so glad that she loves them, cause I do too.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crafty Capers' Open House....YAY !!!

Today I went to one of favorite scrapbooking stores called Crafty Capers. They were having an open house and Victoria (the owner) had a great sale on JustRite stamps along with all her embossing folders so I just couldn't resist treating myself. Heeheheheee

She had platters of goodies and a FREE make and take.
So I had to indulge in both.... this is my card that I got to make and take for free.

She had all the parts ready for everyone to assemble. We got to emboss the flower in white and  then color it in with pencil crayons. I stamped a sentiment and there you have it. I loved her choice of paper and Flower stamp.

What a nice simple card to make, Thanks Victoria :)

Can't wait to see the new arrivals coming. There are 2 new companies arriving soon to the store:
Memorybox and Poppystamps. You can check out Victoria's blog or her Facebook page to see when they will be in.

Happy crafting!

Monday, February 13, 2012

¡feliz cumpleaños!

Here is a birthday card that I recently made for a woman that I work with.

She speaks Spanish so I thought that it would be nice to make the main sentiment in Spanish. "¡feliz cumpleaños!" (Happy Birthday)

I used my printer to make the sentiment and used my Spellbinders Die to cut the ovals. Then took some white cardstock and put it through the Cuttlebug with the Traffic Jam folder. Finally added some ribbon and used my Fiskars Halloween stamp set for the Calavera (skull).

The pictures aren't very good but that's because I used the camera on my phone. Sorry!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Peek at some of my Craft Storage

Here is a little peek into my craft storage.

For a while I took over all the space downstairs in the kitchen, on the  dining table, anywhere there was a surface, to do my crafting. Then one day I decided I was taking over half my bedroom and setting up a craft area.

I went to Nanaimo ReStore (this store helps generate funds to support Habitat for Humanity's building program) and started looking. I picked up 2- 1 1/2' x 8' long tables and a folding table for $38.... what a great deal. If you live in the area, you should check it out.

So I set up the tables and started putting up all my storage. Everything has a place and is categorized.

I got this Space Saver Over the toilet Storage Shelf at Walmart for $20, it was the display model. It worked out perfectly!!!

The bottom part was turned into my Ribbon rack. Some lids from empty embossing powders, some screws and pieces of dowel to make it. Of course, I have it separated by color, and when I need more room I can just turn it around and add more.

The top part I turned into my embellishment centre. At the top I took pieces of Velcro and stuck them to the bottom side of my Stickles bottles and hung them from the top. I also hung my Glossy Accents the same way. Under the Stickles are my Martha Stewart Microbeads.

As you can see in the picture above, for the second shelf I took pieces of a cereal box and made shelves to fit across. Then added my Martha Stewart and Stampendous Flocking Powders and my Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments.

The third shelf I took some Styrofoam I had lying around and made some tiers. I placed all my Glitter Ritz and various other glitters on this shelf.

The bottom shelf holds my Google eyes, Buttons and Brads and other various items.

I bought 6 and 8 compartment dividing containers and found some candle holders that I paid 50 cents for at JYSK. I took the top off the candle holder and slid them on, now I can just turn them and see what's in each.

Beside that is my Cricut Expression and all my Cartridges. I paid $10 for the shelf at a local Thrift shop. It was meant to be, they fit perfectly too!!!

I took an old computer desk on wheels and now it is my cut centre. I can move it to wherever I want it to be. On top, I have my paper trimmer, my Martha Stewart Self Healing Mat and an old mouse pad that I use for stamping. The pull out part holds my Martha Stewart paper trimmer, score board and another mini paper trimmer.

Underneath, in the cubby of the desk are my binders of embellishments and precut Cricut Paperdoll parts.

I took Hockey card holders and stuck all my embellishments (most of which are all from Michaels) and found a zip up binder to store them in.

I will give you a another look soon at some more of my craft storage solutions.

Til then happy crafting!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wiggle Card Tutorial

Check out this great tutorial on how to make your own wiggle wire, at Love To Crop.

You can try and make one and link it to her site.