Having a Ball!!!

Hi everyone. Well I have finally gotten around to making a post. I was away camping enjoying what little summer we have had.

I love the outdoors and like to spend as much time as possible out there when I can.

The card that I made this time is one of my favorite places to be in the summer…the Beach. I used the Cricut Paper Dolls Teen Scene cartridge.

I cut the dolls, bathing suits and hair all at 5″. Since I can not draw at all I used the Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplins Face Asst. stamp set for her and the Peachy Keen Groom Faces for him.

I cut some waves from Life’s a Beach Cricut cartridge and took some Sookwang tape and some decorative sand that I had lying around to make the beach. The beach ball is from the Pink by Design Just Beachy stamp set, stamped, colored with Copics and cut out.

The  sentiment is from the Simply Everything stamp set by Pink by Design.

I added some American Crafts ribbon, a Recollections flip flop brad and some real baby shells that I got at a second hand store to finish the card.

For the inside of the card I used one of the left over waves, stamped the sun from Stampendous Summer Scene stamp set with Memento Dandelion Ink and then cut it out.

The inside sentiment is from the Pink by Design Summer Vacation stamp set.

Well I hope you all get to have a ball and spend many fun days at the beach.

I’m entering this card into the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #28 – Anything Goes.

You should head on over there and check out what everyone has been up to.

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Happy Father’s Day !!!!

Hi there today I wanted to share the card that I made for my Dad for Father’s Day.

He lives in Ontario and we don’t get to see each other very often, but we do keep in touch. I miss him and wish he could be closer. Happy Father’s Day Dad … I love you. Hope you have a great day.

I used  both sides of Reel Me In Dad paper from TPC Studio and some Bazzill cardstock for the base. I love the way that Embossed sentiments look, so I did this one in Stampendous Emerald embossing powder. The sentiment is Best Dad from Stampendous.

I just love these ties, I added dimension with some popdots. I recently won the Memory Box Family Ties Die from entering a card in the Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday and I’m going to enter this card in the 2nd Ink It Pink Challenge. This week’s Ink it Pink Challenge is a Masculine card or project, so I think that this fits right in.

I used the other part of the Family Ties Die for the inside and the sentiment comes from Studio G.. I think.

To all the great fathers out there…

A Peek at some of my Craft Storage

Here is a little peek into my craft storage.

For a while I took over all the space downstairs in the kitchen, on the  dining table, anywhere there was a surface, to do my crafting. Then one day I decided I was taking over half my bedroom and setting up a craft area.

I went to Nanaimo ReStore (this store helps generate funds to support Habitat for Humanity’s building program) and started looking. I picked up 2- 1 1/2′ x 8′ long tables and a folding table for $38…. what a great deal. If you live in the area, you should check it out.

So I set up the tables and started putting up all my storage. Everything has a place and is categorized.

I got this Space Saver Over the toilet Storage Shelf at Walmart for $20, it was the display model. It worked out perfectly!!!

The bottom part was turned into my Ribbon rack. Some lids from empty embossing powders, some screws and pieces of dowel to make it. Of course, I have it separated by color, and when I need more room I can just turn it around and add more.

The top part I turned into my embellishment centre. At the top I took pieces of Velcro and stuck them to the bottom side of my Stickles bottles and hung them from the top. I also hung my Glossy Accents the same way. Under the Stickles are my Martha Stewart Microbeads.

As you can see in the picture above, for the second shelf I took pieces of a cereal box and made shelves to fit across. Then added my Martha Stewart and Stampendous Flocking Powders and my Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments.

The third shelf I took some Styrofoam I had lying around and made some tiers. I placed all my Glitter Ritz and various other glitters on this shelf.

The bottom shelf holds my Google eyes, Buttons and Brads and other various items.

I bought 6 and 8 compartment dividing containers and found some candle holders that I paid 50 cents for at JYSK. I took the top off the candle holder and slid them on, now I can just turn them and see what’s in each.

Beside that is my Cricut Expression and all my Cartridges. I paid $10 for the shelf at a local Thrift shop. It was meant to be, they fit perfectly too!!!

I took an old computer desk on wheels and now it is my cut centre. I can move it to wherever I want it to be. On top, I have my paper trimmer, my Martha Stewart Self Healing Mat and an old mouse pad that I use for stamping. The pull out part holds my Martha Stewart paper trimmer, score board and another mini paper trimmer.

Underneath, in the cubby of the desk are my binders of embellishments and precut Cricut Paperdoll parts.

 
I took Hockey card holders and stuck all my embellishments (most of which are all from Michaels) and found a zip up binder to store them in.

I will give you a another look soon at some more of my craft storage solutions.

Til then happy crafting!!!

Christmas Cards

Sorry that I haven’t been posting lately but I’ve been working both of my jobs, since we took a pay cut at my main job.

So not a lot of time to be crafty this days.

Here are a few of the Christmas cards that I have been working on.

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Sentiments – Pink By Design – Christmas Wishes
Merry Christmas – Inkadinkado – Christmas
Polar Bears – Pink By Design – Beary Merry Christmas
Spellbinders – Classic Ovals, Scalloped Ovals and Fancy Tags
EK Success – Reindeer Chain Large Edger Punch
Christmas Bulb Card – Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge
Cuttlebug – Divine Swirls Folder 
Stampendous  Embossing Powder –  Pearlustre Lapis
Recollections Cardstock
Stickles – Crystal and Aqua
DecoArt – Snow Writer
Brads and Ribbon