Sunday, January 25, 2015

Check out my fabulous Craigslist score! I got one of these paper displays for $20!!! They retail for $250 so I was beyond excited. I have already reorganized my paper stash using my new storage.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Purse Card Kits

I put together my first Make and Take for a retreat I attended earlier this month. 30 kits! The purse is a Circut cut from the Paisley cartridge. I cut the handle off and replaced with ribbon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scrap Layering

Another "Supplies on Hand" layout. This one is a spin off of Shimelle's scrap layering technique. I also used my favorite jellyfish stamp to make some patterned paper. And just to mix and match techniques even more, I used up a bunch of untouched letter J's to make a border.The picture itself is blurry, but I just loved the look of the lit up jellyfish and how excited my daughter was.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Supplies on Hand - Alphabets

I am taking May Flaum's new class called Supplies on Hand!I love classes like this because I don't have to spend any money on supplies -- it is all about learning new ways to use up my existing stash. The first day's lesson was all about Alphabets. If you are an Alpha hoarder like me, I highly suggest signing up for this class! I have already learned so many new tricks for what to do with those random X's and K's!

For this layout, I did something pretty simple. I didn't have enough of the same font stickers for the title so I used two different fonts in two shades of pink.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scrap Storage

Here is a picture of my scrap system. I store each color in a 2.5 Gallon zip-top Hefty bag. Walmart has them for ~$3 for a box of 12. Then I keep the scrap bags in my Thirty-One medium utility tote. They fit perfectly and then I can carry them with me to scrap retreats. Sometimes I will go through the bags and clean out the smaller scraps and organize them by size.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Relaxing Birthday Card

There was something about this pink paper that reminded me of wallpaper. I imagined a giant tub and then I found a cute chandelier sticker in my stash and those clear raindrop bubbles to complete the look.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Table Scraps: Part 2

My refinishing project is complete! The table and chairs were finished a while ago and I am just slacking posting the details. Do you know what was the hardest part? Ok, there were two really hard things. Using the staple gun and trying to make sure the nails did not to go through the chair! Finding a trim that worked by hot gluing it AND one that was wide enough to cover my mistakes and the staples. Maybe that is really four or five things!

I went to Joann's five times before I picked a fabric. I went to Joann's three times and bought trim (that I could not return). One of them unraveled when I cut it. Two of them were too thin. I finally drove 30 minutes away to a discount fabric store and found a trim that would work.

I am so happy with how it turned out and I love the peacock feather fabric. It is a perfect fit for my purple dining room.

Things I learned from the fabric/trim process.
1. Hot glue burns.
2. You don't need as much glue as you think you do.
3. Invest in a really nice staple gun.
4. A black sharpie is a great mistake hider!