Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Crafing with Friends

I saw a technique used on a card and really wanted to try it.  Turns out I love it.  Here are the cards I made.

They look complicated but were very easy to make.  I cut all the pieces but did not attach them.  I used removable tape to layer just the white (one card has yellow) pieces.  Then I stamped the images on just the white/yellow being careful to make sure all the stamp makes contact.  Since it is several layers high in some areas, you need to make sure you are paying attention to make contact with the entire stamp.  Sounds complicated but it really is not.  Leave room for your sentiment if desired.
Once all the pieces are stamped as much as you would like, start your layering.  With each layer having its mat just slightly larger.  I think it has a really cool effect and plan to make more of them soon.
All of these cards (except for one I gave to Patti)  went to a friend who loves my cards to send to her friends. She usually buys all the cards that I make and offer.  I am cleaned out of cards now so I will have to make more but I might CASE a technique from some where.... so come back soon to see what I chose to do!  Thanks for stopping.

Cards: Kitty and Butterflies

I have two grand daughters: Phaedra and Briar)   Phaedra is only three but loves to get mail.  Just this week they lost their kitten.  He got outside and was no where to be found.  Amber, our daughter called to let us know that she was going to the city shelter to see if one that was found was theirs.  Long story, it was!  So I made a card letting Phaedra know that I was sad they lost their kitty, that I prayed for the kitten to come home and was so glad to find out mommy was bringing him home!  I said that sometimes our prayers are answered and sometime we have to wait.  And sometimes we don't get our prayers answered till we get to Heaven.  I felt this is a good time to share that so if there are times when she feels she does not have them answered, she will remember her kitten coming home.  I leave them simple, without any embellishments that could be put in the mouth of Briar, her two year old sister.
Here is the one I made for Briar.  I bought a lot of stickers to use on the cards for the girls.  I have made a few cards but forgot to take pictures before I mailed them.  But I will post some of the wonderful cards I made last time I was with a few crafty ladies from Spooner area last month.
Thank you for stopping and I am hoping to get up to date on my blog.  It has been a very busy life here lately with having 8 children and moms to help get settled.  Hope to see you again soon.  Theresa

SCRAPROOM reloaded 2014

Hello.  I am back!  Here are some pictures of my scraproom reorganized.  I kinda have a thing about cleaning and reorganizing.  Sometimes I enjoy that more than scrappin!  (its ok, my husband is my intervention, he will encourage me to create)
I have many ways that I organize my paper, cardstock and stampsets that make my crafting easier and did not cost a fortune.  I will share them as I go.  Then I will post my latest creations.

 Here is my craft room.  Busy looking because I have so much stuff.  I have three tables that can be pulled apart so I can have quests. I have many of my cards that I have made and that have been given to me displayed for inspiration and a reminder that I am loved.

  I recently had this tall wooden cabinet returned to me.  I gave it to my sister and said if she ever wanted to give it back.... so here it is.  About 10 years later!  I love it because I have two section where I can hide things that just look messy sitting out.  My husband came down last night and said I did a great job on my scraproom, he hardly recognized it!  On the far right is my Sailors wall.  My youngest is in the Navy and I have a nice picture of him here so he can always be close to me.  I love when he comes for visits but since he is stationed in California we dont see him often.  Below him is a set of two cabinets that I got very reasonable.  (more about that in the next photo)

 This wall is where my printer and books are located.  I have this wonderful desk with two pull out selves that I got from Goodwill for $25!  It is in perfect condition and I live it.  I store projects I am working on under the pull out shelf, where they are easy to get to.  The shelf unit was originally a cabinet with doors.  One door was damages so I got it very cheap and just removed the doors.  I got a set of two, the other one the doors were perfect so I left them on.   There are plenty of selves that go with both the selves.

 Next is the area where I store most of my often used items.  I have my cricut, cardstock, and stamps mostly in this area.  The bottom black and grey items are metal shelving that I custom sized the height to fit my needs.  On the very top are shelves that store most of my stamps by catigory and other often used supplies.  On the metal shelves are three units that I made from ideas on youtube using foam board.  I was afraid  they would be flimsy but they are very strong for what I use them for.

I just had to share my inspiration station.  These pinned up cards are made by a good friend and great artist, Patty K.  She creates the most beautiful cards.  She is my inspiration and mentor since she is the one who taught me how to scrap from the beginning about 8 years ago.

Well this is my scrap room.  Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions or concerns on how to organize your supplies, contact me and I will help you with some cheap and easy ways to get organized.  I feel a organized room is a functioning room and you get more done.  I would be glad to help.