Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Felt Flowers and disappointing news

Well I took some time today for myself and I make some felt flowers. I hand stitched all of leaves, petals and buttons. I took a while for me to do but I think they look cute!

My bad news: I was recently asked to be on the design team for a new scrapbooking website AllPaperCrafts.com. Today I got an email that stated they weren't going to be able to operate their business online due to unforeseen complications. I offered any help I could, being a web designer and all. This makes me sad. I was going to be on my first design team and now that dream is shattered.

I guess I will keep trying. Maybe they will be able to get up and running again in the future...or maybe I could start my own website...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cricut Expression Covers - Updated

I am in the process of making cricut expression covers for sale.

here is one I made of a light blue material with a pattern on it. currently for sale on etsy:


I also have this doggie print one (its like the one I made for my MIL for christmas) this one will be for sale as well:

and here is the one I made for my Fisk-a-friend Donna:

and I also have a brown pattern material I'm working on making for my Stampin Up Demostator as well!

I will have extra material from the blue, brown and orange material to make 3 more expression covers or personal/create covers. So keep your eyes open for those and I'll try to update my etsy site! Please spread the word about these covers! I'd love to make a business out of doing these!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Inked Inspirations Blog Candy!

Inked Inspirations Blog Candy ALERT!!! (also, eye candy with all the twilight stuff to see there! hehe)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

First Sketch Challenge - Updated!

Here is a sketch I designed:

I would like you to design a layout based on this sketch.
Become a follower and you have until 11:59pm (EST) Jan. 16th, 2010 to post a link to your project based of the sketch above.

Winner will receive these handmade Valentines day cards (& envelopes!)!

here is my example layout:

Thanks and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

dirty scraps challenge layout

For the dirty scraps first challenge, I made this layout.

It's embarrassing but its part of my life.

it's about my weight gain the last 4 years and how I plan on making 2010 a healthier year for myself, getting into shape again and being happier with myself and my choices.

Journaling reads:
"In 2005, I graduated college weighing over 200lbs. By xmas of 06 I had lost over 40lbs, but after losing the weight quickly, I began eating horrible again and slowly started packing on the pounds year by year. I've gained 40+ lbs back.

But 2010 is my year! it's time to change my ways and live a healthier lifestyle. I've done it before, I can do it again!"

Recipe for a better scrap area!

This was my scrap area over the holidays.

I giant explosion of mess and disorganization. I couldn't find anything I needed, I'd put something down right in front of and automatically it was lost. Obviously a clean up was in order, duh! but how could I organize all this mess without putting everything back in to tubs where they are just piled on top of each other and making a bigger mess. I turned to the Fiskateer community for help/suggestions on what works in their scrap rooms. I got lots of ideas and helpful information for the future.

As you might be able to tell, our basement is currently unfinished. There is framework up (studs) but no drywall. I thought I would never have extra space to hang stuff or put up somewhere. My husband then suggested we build some shelves with some 1x8's (2-10ft sheets cut in half to make 4- 5ft shelves) and some shelving brackets. He was able to quickly hang these shelves by himself (and I'm sure I could have too if he wasn't so persistent on helping me with my little craft area.) We had gotten some peg board a while back from who knows where but you can pick it up very cheap at hardware stores in very large sizes. I told him I wanted to hang my packaged stuff up on the peg board, so we bought the hooks and here is the result:

I would suggest if you have an area like me that is unfinished but you're able to put up shelves, do it! I work better if I can see the supplies I have in front of me (creative clutter but still neat and tidy!), instead of put away in cabinets and tubs. Now this method isn't right for everybody, cabinets and storage containers make for great organized rooms, I just work better if everything is out in front of me, where some people work better in a clean/clear environment.

Obviously from these pictures, my table isn't completely cleaned off yet, I still have to organize my paper and put some other supplies away but for the first time I have a craft area that is functional to me and everything is at my reach. At some point we will be finishing our basement and everything will have to come down again and packed away, but until that time, I have an a better area for the time being.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Contest alert!

Tina over at Finding you Niche blog is having a contest and I wanted to share it everyone so you can join in too and try to win!!!


Go check it out! Seems like she's giving away a lot of goodies!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Clear Stamp RAK winner is!.....

Using random.org

just send me an email with your full name and address please! I'll get it out asap!

Thanks so all who gave suggestions! I appreciate it and I'm going to use those comments create a one of a kind blog!