Wednesday, January 18, 2012

12x12 Layout share

I completely forgot to share this layout. It's one of my favorites I've completed this year.

There are so many different layers. I hope I can explain it and make sense. For the layout I used October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker 8x8 Paper Pad. I started with a 12x12 piece of cardstock.  I cut the house from the Paper pad. Once the house was popped up I cut a 4 fences using Martha Stewarts Iron Fence deep edge punch. I trimmed the bats off and double layered them with a pop dot in between. Glued it down. Then I took some crafting moss and did a think layer going all the way across the fences and on the window planters.  Next I took 4 Petal Caps from Bottle cap Inc., punched all of our faces using Fiskars Medium Round 'n Round squeeze punch, added four 1 inch epoxy dots to the top of the photos and then adhered them in the center of the petal cap using a double layer of pop dots. I then started to layer mini roses from Recollections and Prima around them. Added some white Prima leaves through out which I stained with Tattered Angels Olive Vine Glimmer Mist. Punched a few butterflies out of the same paper pad with Martha Stewarts 3-in-1 classic butterfly punch and layered them over the flowers. For the Window planters I took lose flower petals and folded them until the resemble flower buds. For the sky I punched a few clouds out of the same paper pad with Fiskars Extra Large, Large and Medium Cloud Squeeze Punch.  The Plane is a EK Success medium punch. I tied a banner with Lemon Divine Twine. The banner itself was just created by me cutting a strip of cardstock and then making the angled cut at the end. For our last name, date and hearts coming out of the fire place I used Martha Stewarts Numbers Large Punch and Alphabet Punch Set.  That's it for that layout. WOW! That was a lot.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine crafts series 2012

I figured I'll do a little Series of Valentine Crafts. I've seen some things online I've liked and some things I've thought of on my own so why not share.  I'll be posting videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next three weeks. That way you still have a week before Valentine's incase there is something you would like to try.  For today's video I made heart shaped crayons.  They came out super cute if I do say so myself.

Finished project:

The video:

My Minds Eye 6x6 Designer pad Love Me.
Divine Twine Peppermint twine
Stampin' Up Full Heart Punch (I have the old style)
Target  Dollar Spot Heart Shaped Muffin Pans
The Stamps of Life Jar4Candy
Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Fountain Pen ink
Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banners die
Hobby Lobby Small Treat Bags

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stamp storage

Today's video I walk you though how I store my stamps to make them able to all fit in the storage binders from Office Depot.


Office Depot CD/DVD Binders.
Wilson Jones Pink Binder (In stores the have more sizes. I used 1.5)

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Scraproom Tour Video

Hello everyone,
For today's post I have a video of my scrap room.

Here are a few links to the supplies I have used for storage.
Ikea Expedit: Large, Medium, Legs, Wheels, Desk, Pink Boxes
Ikea DVD shelves
Making Memories shelves: With Drawers, Desk organizer
Cropper Hopper Paper Holder, Value Pack
Joanns: Cone Thread organizer
Michaels: Bead Organizer
Studio Calico: Crop Bags

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making fabric covers for your tools

I received an email from a lady who was interested in knowing how I cover my machines.  Well I'll tell you the same thing I told her. I can barely work my way around a sewing machine. After making covers for all of my machines I figured out a way to make them quick and it's really quit simple.  The fabric I'm using is a heavy weigh cotton fabric I bought at Hancock's fabrics. It was a clearance bolt. I paid $3.50 a yard. I believe I bought 6 yards of it. I've been able to make covers for all of my machines and curtains and still have a bit left over. Not much.  I wish I knew where I could purchase more because I love this fabric and it will be a shame when I run out.

I made a picture tutorial and I'll explain my process of how I make the covers. Like I said I'm not very good at the sewing machine but having the animals running around my scrap room specially the cats I needed to make something to cover them up so that they don't get jammed up with cat hair. I had to take the pics with my iPhone. Sorry if they're not the best, but if you read my post yesterday you know I'm having all sorts of camera issues.


The first thing I do is I lay the fabric over the machine, I tuck it under and cut giving myself about an extra inch all the way around. I like to do the whole cover inside out. I find it easier.

Using pins I then trace the outline of the machine.

Slowly and carefully I do a straight stitch with my sewing machine. I follow the contour of the pins.

Trim off excess fabric.

Fold up all the bottom edges and secure with pins.

Do a straight stitch all the way around and cut off the excess.

Turn the cover right side out and you're done!!

I keep my covers very simple, but with the remnants you could die cut some flowers and add them to your front cover to jazz them up a bit. I'm conserving as much of the fabric as possible until I find more so I don't do that.  I save all my scraps in the event that I have to end up sewing them all together to make a small cover for something. 

I hope this gives you some ideas. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Where have I a been?

I found myself exhausted.  I was trying to do too much. The kids, the house, they gym, my crafts, the blog, the animals and so on and so on and I was going to bed at 2 a.m. sometimes waking up the next day and trying to do it all over again.  I had to take a break. My mojo was seriously lacking anyways.  Was starting projects not even finishing them. I have two boxes of half started things. I needed a breather to just be. Still kept up with a few things.  Went to the gym a few times a week instead of everyday for 2 hrs. I know crazy.  Hardly did anything craft related except for thank you cards. Thank goodness I had made Christmas cards for random challenges ahead of time so I had something nice to present Gift Cards in to my family.  I'm now starting to get back into the swing of things.  Got a new crafting island for my craft room.


Organized a little bit more. There were a few things I felt were out of place. Today I'm starting to sew covers for some of my new machines. I need to make a covers for the Imagine and I got the Cameo for Christmas so I need to make a cover for that as well.  All my machines are covered.  My animals roam free, specially the cats. They climb all over my stuff and there is animal hair everywhere. I don't want my machines getting jammed up with hair.

I'll be starting more videos soon.  I've been having all sorts of issues with cameras. Some stopped working, rechargeable batteries died, one needed special sd card ( I mean why would if be too easy to use one of the 20 others I have laying around) didn't have any extra money cause of the holiday to resolve those issues.

Money is getting caught up and I'm feeling good so back to regular programing!!  My first few videos are going to be organization videos.  I have a stamp organization one started and I want to do a room tour since everything is pretty much done. Well that's it for today.
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