28 June 2010

A quick peek into my scrap nook!

I took some pictures of my crafting palace today. I've been rearranging and rearranging to find a set up that works for me. This is finally what I've come up with. It's a small space, but I've made the most of it so far! (And it sure beats having all my stuff packed up in totes in a closet)! Here's a few of the highlights!

Here's a picture of the wall behind the entrance. Little space, HUGE opportunity. There's some of my stamp collection on a shelf that the hubby and I made a while back, one of my paper holders, a few items that my father crafted for me, some pictures, binders, my Cuttlebug, and so on.
A closer look at the shelves. My dad made the wooden bowl and candle holder you see. He's super talented.

Moving on to my next corner. We have another paper holder, my clock to keep me on task *snicker*, a catch all basket, and some storage where I keep my fabric, more stamps, sewing patterns, paint, and some scrapping tools. On the wall is some artwork from good ole HL and the card the ladies at work got me when I moved away from Rochester :(

Moving over is a file cabinet that holds paper (duh), and stuff for projects that I'm working on. It's also the home to the cricut carts I'm using most right now, my Xyron, and a three hole punch. On top is another catch all and some bottles that I'm trying to find a home for currently :)

Here's one of my desks. The basket holds pieces to my current projects so I can lug it wherever I feel like adhering stuff. I have a three drawer tote underneath that holds ribbon, chalks, watercolors, and office supplies. There's a little do-hickey (for lack of better term) on the desk that has three pull out drawers that holds embellishments and such. Also have an old fashion picture of my hubby and daughter when she was itty bitty, and what space is complete without a picture of Audrey Hepburn!

Here's my other corner. Shelving courtesy of yours truly. This is my main go-to spot. It houses pretty much everything I use when I'm crafting. There's two shelves with pegboard underneath. The shelves house buttons, eyelets, brads, etc, as well as adhesives, some tools and punches, and other little random things. Strung from the shelf is a line that holds a couple of current card ideas that I'm working on.

Here's a closer look at my top shelf. Some markers, flowers, adhesives, glitter, and a lil bit of Hope :)

On on my second shelf we have a vase that belonged to my grandmother, a candle holder Iz made for me, a bin with a bunch of extras, my Crop-A-Dile, and a watercolor. There's also baby food jars screwed into the bottom shelf for quick access (and decoration) of some more embellishments.

Last, but not least, we have my cricut corner. On the wall, we have the molecular makeup of Serotonin because it is a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being.

Here's my desk all opened up. It's folds up all nice and pretty when it's not in use....*ehmm* hardly ever *ehmm* It's the home to some more fabric, my sewing machine and iron, my alcohol inks, and most importantly, my cricut :)

I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I'm hoping for good news on July 1st as I have sent in a project for Robyn's call for new design team members over at . I've got my fingers crossed but in all reality was just happy to be able to submit something!

Wishing you all a good week and oodles of fireworks this weekend!


25 June 2010

Barely Squeakin By

Yes...keeping up with my newly stated one post (at least) rule here we are again. I've been busy in the craft room (if I posted a picture you would see what I mean)...It's in shambles! I've been working on a couple of projects in between work, chasin the kiddo around, and family get togethers. I won't post them yet, as they are nearly finished...But I am excited about the prospects!

On another note, Jamie is having a giveaway over at her blog! She makes adorable cards! Check em out!

This week was a busy one. My birthday was Monday. I realize that I am still relatively young, but I was seriously stressin about this one. It's not even a monumental birthday but it had me all out of sorts! I think it was because Iz called me old the other day...Curse you whippersnappers and your shaded view on aging!

Along with the usual stuff I woke up Thursday to find a bucket in the middle of my living room. I walked cautiously over to it, looked inside, and there sat a turtle. A turtle, in a bucket, in my living room. I had a sneaking suspicion on how it got there, but I waited for Iz to wake up. About an hour later she comes out to the living room and says, "Good morning, Mama. Can I have some cocoa puffs? Oh, I see you met HePe." She named the turtle, that she and her dad found on the side of the road, HePe (HeeeeePeeeee). She tells me nearly every day that she wants to be a vet, so how can I say no when she comes carting these critters home?! To this day I have two dogs, two cats (she brought one home last week), eight or so pigs, and now a turtle. Luckily, I was able to convince her to let it go in the creek behind the house so he could hunt down some grub.

Keep a look out for a post or two this weekend or early next week when I finish my projects!

Have a safe and happy weekend,


14 June 2010

Mojo Monday (My first sketch challenge ever)!

Today I'm participating in my first ever sketch challenge. Hop over to to see what today's sketch is!

And VOILA! What I came up with was this card that I'll be sending my Dad for Father's day this week. I hope he likes it!

I vowed today as I was putting my card together that I will most definitely be spending more time crafting in the near future (though I can't promise to post as regularly)! I won't tell you that I've made up my mind to post at least once weekly for fear of letting myself down! I do have some projects that are on the to do list for this summer.

Non-crafting projects make up that list as well. We've already done a little remodeling to this place we call home. I shall post pictures of that process another day. Later today I will begin a quest to find a faucet adapter for my new *drum roll please* DISHWASHER! Thank goodness. I would never want to be without a dishwasher again. The DH and I both agree that dishes are the worst chore in the world! (Well that and killing these freakin' ants that seem to have found shelter in my basement). I tried to enlist help from Iz, but one day after she helped me with dishes I was eating my cereal and slurping up the last of it only to see a couple of chunks from the bottom of the bowl fall into the milk. *GAG* Soooo, I'll let her stick to folding washcloths and vacuuming!

Best wishes for the coming week, friends!