Sunday, March 3, 2013

My New and Improved Crafty Space

Last May I purchased a house - it has three bedrooms and there's only two of us... well you know where my  mind went almost immediately, but its taken some time to pull together the funds for this pretty space... but now it's almost complete!

Let me share a couple of pictures with you -- if there is high demand I'll do a video, but as I don't have a huge amount of traffic, I'm not banking on the high demand anytime soon.  Besides, there's still a few pieces I need to pull together before I can consider it ready for film.

The room is very long and narrow - I think its something like 9ft by 17ft!  So, it called for a different layout and a different work table.  Don't you worry your pretty little head, my Grandfather's work table is going to very good use out in the garage as I venture into my new hobby - stained glass.

So what you see in the back is a cube made from the Michael's storage cubes, there are nine in total. Those hold all of my embellishments, inks, papers and tools - along with my Lindy's drawer and my acrylic paints.   On top there are several chicken wire baskets that are holding my clear stamps and Webster's Pages embellishments.

The bookshelf on the far right has more chicken wire baskets, four in total - one for my Prima stash, Tim Holtz stash, Project Life tools and my art journaling supplies. The mountain painting is of the Bob Ross variety and was my first venture into landscape painting ... 

On the Expedit Workstation - found at IKEA - holds my crafting books, scrapbooks, project life binder, art journal and all the supplies I need to knock out a page a week.   (And yes, that is a 8x10 glossy of everyone's favorite scoundrel Han Solo... what can I say, I love 70s-80s Harrison Ford.  The boyfriend is aware and knows that he is in no danger, unless the TARDIS shows up... )

May you have a peaceful and creative week!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

With Gratitude - Mojo Monday challenge #281

Wow - another year has passed and here I am writing a blog post.  I've been totally distant for almost a year to anyone who may still read this!!  In that year I've moved into my own home - like a real adult!!  I have pictures of the craft studio coming later this week.  I've been snowed in all day and started looking at my list of challenge blogs -- where I encountered the Mojo Monday challenge for this week.    So here's what the sketch was for this week:

 And here's what I've come up with:

I used the Thankful Accents stamp set on PTI Simply White card stock with Ranger Archival Black Ink.   I put it up on pop dots, over the paper with the sentiment on it.  The other two circles were cut using a 2.5" circle paper punch out of scraps (the stripes are from the My Mind's Eye new Collectable collection).  I then took a circle stencil that was slightly smaller than the paper circles and drew three circles all offset from one another using a black pen.  Some black seam binding and a black card base and everything was set. 

As always the inside is designed to match.  I have the perfect person for this card!

Thank you all for stopping by!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Luck O' The Irish

Wow!  I kinda suck at posting to my blog!! Sorry about that folks.  Today I have an entry into the March I Am Roses Color Challenge, and to get it I interviewed Lucky the Leprechaun himself!  

I wanted to know what a Leprechaun carries with him - and it turns out his steamer trunk is quite full of goodies!  When I asked him why he carries around all this stuff and if it slows him down as he runs from everyone trying to catch him for his pot of gold, he answered:
"Well, me wife - she insists I carry around all this stuff.  Its really things that I collect during my travels that I'm bringing home for her.  Like emeralds, and gold and some flowers from my recent visit to Thailand.  I also like to have some mementos from home - pictures of me favorite drink, Guinness - and a picture of me lovely wife.  The trunk doesn't slow me down, I use me magic and me lucky charms to bring it with me."
I was extremely interested in seeing his steamer trunk, he agreed only because it wasn't his pot of gold - that was a closely guarded secret - I was able to snap some pictures:

Isn't it lovely?!

Thanks for checking in - will post more soon as I get back into the world of crafts!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Lil Scrap of Heaven's first HOP!

Welcome to A Lil Scrap of Heaven's first HOP!

Your Project: Mini Album, Layout, Card, Altered Item, Canvas, etc. (you can use something you've already made) With the theme: Family, Friends, Togetherness, Inspiration, community, Love, etc.

We are a large family @ LSH with over 1100 members and growing every day. We want to show you the love, fun, and creativeness we share @ LSH. There is 12 prizes hidden in these blogs from Sponsors such as:

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Playing with Alcohol Inks - Another Art Journaling experiment

So I recently bought a slew of Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, and decided to play with them. This is what I made:

Cool huh?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A little hostess gift for an Aussie friend

A few posts back I shared a chocolate box that I had altered for a swap - well the hostess of that swap is in Australia and due to the distance, she was unable to participate.  So I thought I would send her a small chocolate box that I altered as a hostess gift.

Don't you just love the butterfly - and a very similar frame idea. 

I made a video where I went into a little more detail as to what I did - you can watch it here:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Want to save money - make your own flowers to match!

So money has been tight this summer - and I've resolved to make my own flowers.  When I can buy a roll of white ribbon for $1, and make five flowers - of any color that I'd like when I can dye them with my Lindy's, its way better than paying $4 and $5 for one or two flowers.  So I've watched a couple of videos on youTube and decided to give it a try - here are my results:

 For these rolled roses - I followed this video by and her mother.

For these grunge paper roses I followed this video by stampyra.

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