Friday, April 30, 2010

Inspired SB Page Eleanor

This is my page for Chris' last post for April over at...
Inspired Crafters Blog Challenge 16...Chris Corner

I am still working on a Family Tree Album I used Chris' Layout for this week on my Aunt and Uncle Eleanor(Adrian)and Harold Anderson. I love the picture used here because that is totally how I remember Harold he was quite funny I loved his sense of humor (in this shot he is trying to cover his laughing). I think by the look on my Sisters face that out of range either my Sister or I were doing something we should not have been, go figure, LOL! My aunt Eleanor suffered long from Diabetes and spent the later half of her life visually impaired just like my Grandmother also pictured in the photo. They lived on a hog farm in Iowa came to SD for Reunions and special occasions I do remember visiting the farm once in the early 70's the smell was horrible but my Aunt let us play on her prized Organ 'til they could not possibly stand one more second.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cosmo Cherries

Two cards for you today made with the Yummy cosmo paper shown on the frame below and PTI's Everyday Button Bits. I made them a month or so back I think I used a Mish card as a CASE I have to look it up when I can get a faster connection.

Product list...
PTI card stock, buttons, ink, Everyday Button Bits stamp set
SU scallop border punch
Cosmo Cricket DP
Unknown dP (top card)
Twine from Wal Mart (this is really the best buy out there you can find it either by the yarn or the jewelry making supplies...HUGE ROLL, small price)
Lace trim
Nestabilities Labels One
Marvy Scallop Square Punches

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Inspired Crafters Challenge Blog

Inspired Crafters Blog
SB page 1
SB page 2
Chris' Corner

Two SB challenges from my friend Chris and the other is a Christmas Card Sketch Challenge and I also CASED her creation for my card (except I used bo bunny Pink dot..wink wink). I guess you could say I have been a bit creatively challenged lately however, I have had fun being a copy cat Meow;)

Product list.
Bo Bunny DP, Basic Grey DP, PTI Holiday Button Bits, Signature Christmas and vintage buttons.

Monday, April 19, 2010

So Sweet Frame

Love this DP and Stamp set, I have had sweet fun with them. I first painted the frame with acrylic paint then applied the dp with xyron adhesive on the back.

Product list...
acrylic paint
foam brush
xyron adhesive
Cosmo cricket chipboard and dp Early Bird
PTI everyday button bits stamp set, card stock, ink, vintage buttons and twine
nesties labels one dies

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Organized Space ideas

I have to say for those of you who say what a ton of stuff your right it is but keep in mind I have been paper crafting for over 15 years and crafting in general since I could walk. (Or if you talk to my Dad he would say before I was walking and still in my crib!) Next on my to do list for them is to paint I want to have green walls and my recycled computer cabinet painted black inside and out (then it could double as my photo studio).

First this was my Grandmother's sewing stand I cherish it and it has been well loved through the years...

Here is a view of my Craft Maid storage units, DH brought home two more shelves for me and put them on the bottom. This created more space for my taller items and made it easier for me because I did not have to double stack the items on the lower shelves that I frequently use. You can see my PTI stamps stored on a CD spinner in the corner and I now store my 12 by 12 paper in the drawer system one of the drawers I keep just for my working on NOW stash. My card stock is in the file cabinet below the workspace I have each color in its own file and color family makes crafting life so EASY this way.

My DH brought this storage rack home a few weeks ago I love it just have not found the right use for it yet. I have an over load of buttons so I thought more button jars but I don't know, what do you think?

Here you see the computer cabinet I recycled a few years ago I love it for crafting when I am unable to create I can just shut the doors and come back when it is possible. No worries about little J messing up projects or things getting dirty (this sits in our first kitchen). DH brought me home two more shelves that he placed the other day more storage room gotta love this now, when are you painting it for me?

Here is the right door so beautifully modeled by little J, I store the cricut cutting pads on some hooks dh installed below the Cork board...

This is a large shoe organizer that hangs on the right side it holds all of my punches, LOVE THIS SYSTEM. You can also see a glimpse of how I store my ink in a recycled cassette holder.

Lots of items were thinned out and sent to charity I think my creative styles change as frequently as anything else if we pulled it out and I could not remember what or why it went. So much easier for me now that I have downsized and organized and what fun it was along the way. I learned each of the girls have their own fave areas of creativity. L likes the buttons and working button flowers also spooling the ribbon, Little J loves the punches and D enjoys the paper. I don't think I can pick a fave area I am addicted to ALL OF IT;) Along with my new system I also now sort out products (taken from Mish Mash and her inspiration stations for the holidays) that I match up and I can work with the next time I am feeling creative. Thanks to my family for helping me improve my workspace and again I ask when is painting day?

So my favorite organizational products...
Cassette holder for ink pads
CD spinner for PTI stamps
Spice spinner for buttons
Creative workspace where you can shut the doors and walk away from any project in any area of development in my case a recycled computer cabinet.
File cabinet for card stock
plastic shoe boxes

Anything not used in a regular rotation is in storage totes under our steps they are all now sorted and labeled, Hallelujah! DH does not yell every time he needs to get into the basement these days and I am happy to report not much water down there this spring!
Here are some links to earlier craft space posts...
sorting scraps
A clean studio

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter/Friends= Inspired

My wonderful friend Chris sent me the beautiful card you see below stuffed with some Amuse BW dp and a sketch for the week. I was so excited and happy to play along in fact, this is the only creative thing I have done in WEEKS! Feels great to be cutting up some photos and yummy paper;)
You can find Chris' challenge here at Inspired Crafters blog and see more from Chris on her blog here.

So here is my page totally inspired by the dp I used and Little J's Easter dress...

Okay, so you gotta love stuff that sits and sits but still works wonderfully when you need it. Case in point my photo printer...had to wipe the dust off before it could be used (I do need to hunt up the directions to see how to edit with it I have totally forgotten how to use all the functions) but it worked and I printed off the pic I wanted to use. You can also see another photo of little J that did not make it onto the page, she is so darn CUTE! Want the full run down of the Easter Story she can tell you, I should record her it is wonderful. I have started doing things different in my craft space took months for DH to arrange it for me and the girls to organize it but we are there and I will show pics soon for you. I have started sorting out matching stuff before I get crafty in this pic you see dp Grandmas Kitchen with matching card stock from Papertrey. I also put a basket together of matching accessories wow, this system sure works well for me!

Product list...
Grandma's Kitchen DP
Papertrey ink card stock, polka dot basic stamp set, bling
Marvy scallop punch
cricut designers calendar
chipboard flower
SU felt flower
MM Chloe's closet pin
Ric Rak
twill tape

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings, He Has Risen!

Sandi Patty Was it a Morning Like This...

My Spring Morning creation...

Product list...
PTI Blooming Button Bits stamp set, vintage button
SU card stock, ink and Metal tag
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder
White trim (unknown)
copic marker
My Minds Eye DP

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday, It is finished!

The Death of Jesus
John 19:30
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "it is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Maundy Thursday

The Last Supper by Da Vinci...

Bible passages to read for Maundy Thursday...
John 13
Luke 22

Movies you can watch...

The greatest Story Ever Told
The Passion of the Christ
The Gospel of John
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus of Nazareth

Some of my Favorite Easter Season Songs...
Via Dolorosa
Was it a Morning like this?
Were You There?
I will Rise
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Above All

Have a blessed Easter Holiday!