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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Slider Card

This is a slider card that I made for a cricut circle challenge. I used Cricut Classic Font and Art Nouveau.  Please bear with me as I'm still working on my videoing skills, but thanks to a friend who has helped me over some hurdles maybe they will get better with time.  Thanks for looking.

Here are the videos showing you how to do this card. I had to do 2 separate videos due to some operator error issues. LOL  In the video you will see I put a piece of paper on the outside well that one should have been put on the middle score section.  If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment and your email and I will try to clarify. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

January Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page or mini album reviewing the year 2011. What was memorable about the year overall? Or maybe you want to summarize the events that happened each month in your life. Whatever your approace, use your Cricut machines to tell your 2011 story.

I chose to do a collage print for my layout this was something I had never done before as far as making a scrapbook page using a collage.  I really enjoyed doing this as it brought back alot of special memories.  I think this will be something that I do for future years and make my own special book with just the year in review page layouts.  I used Graffically Speaking  for the memories, & Memory Lane, 2011 was done using storybook, one of my favorite carts.  I then typed each of the captions in colored ink on computer to match my paper cut into strips and added some brads.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Scraproom Organization

Come on in and take a look around, this is my room and I finally think I have it organized where I might be able to accomplish getting something done in here.  My husband has a bet going as to how long it will stay this way.  As you come in to your left is my paper rack that I got at a store closing sale, one of the best ways for me to store my patterned paper, I do find that I use much more paper this way.
The next part of my room is  my newest storage unit, I have all my embellishments for baby,military, holiday, family, spring, weddings and miscellaneous stored in the photo boxes.  I also have my scraps stored in a container where I have easy access to, my yourstory is on top of the shelves.  While I was putting shoes away I realized this is a perfect storage shelf for these boxes and other things.  I went to Lowes and picked these shelves up for less than $13 each and they stack on top of each other. Walmart also sell them over by there paint and lighting section. The storage to  the right is units from lowes that are discontinued but these hold CTMH stamps and miscellaneous stuff, I have 4 of these and the ones that hold my stamps are on the other side of the room.

The next area is a bookcase that is turned sideways, I use this for my sizzix big shot station, I do my cutting and embossing here, I have a bin that holds my sizzix plates.

The next area used to be a closet that we did away with and this is where I have my jetmax cubes I love these cubes and have so many different things stored there, to the right of the cubes you will see a pink and green container this holds all my embossing folders.

The next is my desk there are so many things that you need when you are working on a project, well while looking at the shoe rack in lowes I saw they had 24 inch one also, I have 2 of these on my table, the first one on the left stores my MM carousel with all my gadgets, glue the 2nd shelf holds my prisma pencils, copics, cricut tools, cats eyes stored in a SU empty case alont with my SU small spot pads, 3 rd shelf holds my SU acrylic blocks, my cleaning pad for stamps and a space for gypsy and a container for projects not quite finished that just need some finishing touches,  My Dh made my atg holder and behind the atg holder is an old tv remote holder that is holding my MM corner punches,  the 2nd shelf holds my E2 on top, cricut mini on 2nd shelf and all my cutters on the bottom.  I can use both machines without having to move anything.

The next area of storage is a cabinet that my daughter got me for christmas it is a wonderful size unit as the drawers are like 14 inches wide by like 3 inches deep, I have it filled with all kinds of odds and ends and my jewelry making supplies.  On top is how I store my carts, this is a sterlite 3 drawer 8 1/2 x 11 unit, I have all my carts in alphabetical order, I have over 225 carts so this works great I even have room to grow, I use my nook and my gypsy to look at my books so I don't need them they are packed away.  To the right is a storage cabinet that has my extra supplies, albums, paint cans, a few of my wooden stamps that have not been unmounted yet and my cinch,  slice and vinyl and stuff that has no home but here.

The next cabinet is one that belong to my husbands uncle I just think that is really a neat piece of furniture It holds my spellbinder dies, some of my iris containers, refill pages. You will also see another table with iris carts underneath, my Su punches are on rails and I have slatwall above for all the odd things that you never know what to do with all this stuff.

This is how I have converted my ribbon, this works really great for going to crops and just saving on space the container is from Michaels used a coupon makes them about $5, The card board I cut down to fit in the container, I have managed to wrap like 4-6 smaller rolls on one piece of cardboard.  I do have some of the ribbon boxes for the rolls, this has been the best solution that I have come up with because when I go to crops I just grab one container and I have so much ribbon with me then that I don't have a problem choosing, I also did the card by like theme, baby, winter, valentines, halloween.  I do still have a few rolls left to do this way but it works great, I also have a ribbon iron if I need to use so far I have not had a problem.

This my door space and my ribbon that I still need to do, this area is a mess still, I used rain gutters for the rolls of ribbon , this too worked great for the larger spools and the ones that have more than 5 yards on the spools.

I forgot to mention that under my table on each side I have the milk crates from Walmart with my solid cardstock in each one, one on the left holds my CS that is 12 x 12 the one on the right holds my 81/2 x 11.  My DH made me the bases with wheels and handles so I could easily pull out and get to all my CS.  That is Trouble trying to stay out of trouble but he is the one that get into trouble in my room.

Here is Rufus chilling he weighs 19 lbs

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my space. Hoping now that it is organized I can get alot more accomplished.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Year New ME

Happy New Year to everyone, sorry it has been so long since I posted anything but I'm back and ready to start the year off right.  With all the talk of a new year and organization I took it upon my self to make a resolution that this year I was gonna be more organized, more crafty, more inspiring, and definitely more fit.  Since Oct1 2011, I found out I was diabetic and am learning new things constantly with that, that gave me the kick start to get motivated on many levels.  As to date I've lost 25 lbs and am learning to like foods that I may have never tried.  So with that motivation I want to carry that over into other parts of my life for 2012 to be an awesome year with many achievements along the way. Everyone was talking about their organization and have been working very hard so I to jumped on the wagon and started with my scraproom, (now if I can just keep it that way).   I'm so happy with it now I just want to go and craft.  Oh and here is a picture of me down 25lbs to start with. Great way to start the new year.