Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Also, my stamp area is still a huge mess. I don't think I will be cleaning it until tomorrow, so I am postponing the 3rd installment of * A Closer Look* until tomorrow. My son is going back on track and I want to spend today doing something fun with my kids. I will be showing an in depth look at how I store my spools of ribbon. I know this is a tough one for many of us. Thanks for fluttering by.
All Supplies SU! except transparency
Stamps: Embrace Life, All Holidays
Paper: Ginger Blossom DS Paper, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, River Rock
Accessories: Aged Copper HodgePodge Hardware, Vintage Brads, Sherbet ribbon originals, liquid glue, chunky glitter, dimensionals, blender pen, transparency
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
For me, it all starts with the Pattern Paper. I chose this beautiful collection from Polar Bear Press which can be seen in the background of my photos and then on the finished card. I then select ribbon that coordinates with the paper. I usually get around 5 yards of each, but for this collection, I only purchased 3.
Once I have my selections, I take a piece of the chipboard backing from my SU! designer series paper, to make a base for my ribon. I then take my 3/4 inch square punch to make indents for each ribbon. I make the indentations at the top, wrap the ribbon, and then punch again. This way I will have perfectly spaced notches. I usually pin it once I have come to the end, but some ribbons are so delicate, that a piece of scotch tape is best. Once I have a finished collection, I add it to my container that houses my ribbon by the yard. I put each card in like a file would go into a filing cabinet so that it uses a small amount of space, but all the ribbon can be seen.
Once I had played with all of that scrumptious ribbon, I thought it was only fitting to create with it. I used my Paris Stamp Set from Cavallini and Co. and added some fun buttons. I love this little flapper girl button. Doesn't she look cute?
*****Next week I will be showing you some of the ways that I store my ribbon spools. I will also a fun project that you can do to house some of those spools! Thanks for fluttering by!! *****
Saturday, April 19, 2008
P.S. Stay Tuned for the 2nd installment of *A Closer Look* featuring Ribbon and some fun ideas on storing and organizing!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Ink: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss Perfect Match ink from Paper Trey, Ink.
Paper: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss Perfect Match cardstock from Paper Trey, Ink., Pattern Paper by Tres Jolie, Very Vanilla by SU!
Accessories: Ribbon-Perfect Match by Paper Trey, Ink., Marvy Punch, SU! dimensionals
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
1. Oh, My Word-mounted $12.00
2.Basket Full of Fun-mounted some stained rubber $15.00
3.Autumn-mounted stained wood and rubber-$12.00
4.Set Sail-stained rubber on 2 images-$15.00 SOLD
5. Clowning around-mounted $15.00 SOLD
6. Graceful Words-SOLD
7. Wonderful Words II-mounted $10.00
8. Down to Business-mounted-one image stained $12.00
9. Play on Words-mounted-some stained rubber $10.00
10. Bunny Hugs-mounted-some stained wood-$10.00
11.Love Matters-mounted-some stained rubber-$15.00
12. Hung up on the Holidays-mounted stained rubber and images-$10.00 SOLD
13. Polka Dot Posies-mounted-stained rubber and images-$12.00 SOLD
14. Sweet Spot-mounted stained wood-side mounted-$5.00-SOLD
15. Genuine Articles-mounted stained rubber and images-$10.00
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I purchased the cases that store my eyelets, photo turns, snaps, ribbon charms, etc. many years ago at the LSS and I am not sure what brand they are, but I believe Provo Crafts has similar storage. I really like how many varieties of eyelets I can store, but see them easily through the clear top containers. My drawer holds three of these cases nicely and each case holds 20 vials. If I don't have a lot of one variety, I will mix two together if the variety can be seen easily through the top. This drawer also hold my SU! hodgepodge hardware and essential ink pads that don't fit into my color caddy. I can only imagine what kind of mess and how much room that many *packages* would take up. I am sure I would need two or three drawers to cram the product plus packaging and then I would never remember what I had in there. LOL!
The cases that store my brads and buttons are from Darice, the stitchery company, and are designed to hold cards of embroidery floss, but I find that they are a perfect design for items like brads, buttons, eyelets, etc. Again, I can see what I need at a glance. I have grouped like items together for continuity and ease. These two cases, sit nicely on a shelf and maybe take up 4 inches of height. One case holds buttons and one holds brads. I also have some glass jars on top of my storage shelf which can be seen in the magazine photo that holds many buttons. I use these buttons alot for various projects. The jars are glass, so again, I can see exactly what it inside. Not only is is functional, but they look nice, too!
Now....imagine if everything that I have just shown you was still in it's original packaging. What a nightmare!!! Not only would it rarely if ever get used, but once the package was open, everything would spill out and be a huge mess. So...get those pacakges open, store like items together and have fun creating.
I hope you have enjoyed this installment of * A Closer Look* and I hope that some of the tips will help you organize your space.
Next week: Ribbon...I will be showing you storage for all kinds and types of ribbon!
FYI-Today's storage tips are for my non SU! embellishments. My SU! brads, buttons, eyelets, etc are housed in the FANTASTIC stack and store caddy. I love this because I can see what I have got, it rotates and holds A LOT of product. The packaging that the SU! buttons, brads, eyelets, etc. come in, fits perfectly into the slots.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Keep posted for more new designs using these fabulous new sets!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
In the meantime, I will share the two projects that my stamp club did on Tuesday night. Now...disclaimer here...my scrapbook project was stamped a little wonky. I was in a super big hurry and I will have to fix it, but just look past it for now! LOL! I found these darling mini-albums at the Target Dollar Spot last fall. I didn't know which paper to use, but the green is *almost* wild wasabi, so when I saw East Coast Prep DS paper, I knew what to do! We will be making pages each month to add to the book using the same paper for continuity.
The second project is a criss-cross box (template created by Nichole Heady) that I got off of her blog. I used SU!'s new Summer picnic DS paper and Tart and Tangy! I love that collection!!!! Super cute!
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Define your life
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DS paper
Ink: Old Olive marker, real red marker
Accessories: Scallop punch, circle punches, dimensionals, real red striped grosgrain ribbon, 1/8 inch hole punch
Stamps: Labelicious, Define your Life, Jumbo outline alphabet
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, East Coast Prep DS paper
Accessories: Album from Target, Real Red 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, wild wasabi double stitched ribbon, Pumpkin pie striped grosgrain ribbon, stylized silver hodge podge hardware ( I told you I wasn't going to hoard it anymore) crop-a-dile, Designer Label Punch, Earth Elements Brads