Monday, July 25, 2011

Slice "Under the Sea" workshop part 3

We got together on Sat to make the "Under the Sea" cards with our Slice machines. My sister was in town, from OR and since I haven't seen her in 6 months, it was great timing so that she could join in on the fun. We just didn't realize that it was going to take so long to make the cards. We made 8 cards in total. The cards were quite detailed, so I think we decided it took about an hour for each card. Whew! That's a lot of crafting in one day! We had to stop at dinner time and go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant in town, since we were all starving.
  I hope you enjoy the cards. I sure enjoyed designing and making them. They were a lot of fun. I will have to edit this later to add the supplies that I used.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Steampunk Clipboard

Hi all!  I just spent an evening with my BFF, Gina. We had a pizza dinner and a night of crafting in my new craft room! So much fun and much better when I am sharing with someone too. I love my new space.  So we decided to make a Steampunk clipboard. We bought a kit at the Scrapbook Expo on Friday. It came with 2 pieces of paper, a small clipboard and some embellishments.  however, it was just not quite enough, so of course with all the supplies in my room, we had to add more! LOL Well that's what it's there for, right?  We covered the clipboard on the front with a piece of the paper, then cut out the 2nd piece and put it on the top.  We added embellishments, some glitter, some rickrack and lace. We cut out some other pieces of the paper and popped them up on the top. Then we turned it over and covered the back with another piece of the paper in our packet.  We also cut out flowers and gears and added those as well.  I hope you like how it turned out. We sure did and had a good time making them too. I plan on taking mine to work and will see if my crew will take me serious as I walk around with my special clipboard.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Slice "Under the Sea" workshop part 2

I have made 2 more cards and wanted to post them. I have more to make, but haven't finished them yet.
The first card is a thank you card. I used bubble paper for the background and used my embossing folder with bubbles.  The life preserver is cut from the Slice machine out of red paper and then blue paper put behind the slits. I cut off the paper rope, so I could add real rope. I put the preserver through an embossing folder to give it some texture. I made 3 cuts with the Spellbinder, one of red, one of blue, and one of white. I cut the blue down so the red would show behind the blue. I put the white through an embossing folder. I inked the edges of the blue and the white with blue ink. I used a brad to hook the 3 die cuts together and popped the life preserver up. The thanks in the middle is just stamped and then I used an oval punch, inked the edge, and attached 2 brads.  The inside, under the preserver sentiment, was typed on my computer and then punched. I then inked the edges of the paper red.  I used a ribbon that I had in my stash. It has metal rivets on it.  I cut a piece of red and blue for the inside of the card. I roughed up the edges of both pieces.

I have added this card in Patches of Pink's Red, White, and Blue Design Team Day and Link-Up Party

The next card is my favorite so far.  Who wouldn't want to find a chest of jewels on a beach?  The palm tree was cut with a Sizzix die.  I used mulberry paper for the trunk and the coconut and brushed it to make it fuzzy.  The background of the card was embossed with an embossing folder. The paper for the sand was also embossed with an embossing folder.  The chest was cut with the Slice machine. The gold was done with the shadow, then I used some plank wood grain paper to cut the chest out.  I added all sorts of jewels for bling and even found a pink starfish in my stash.  I couldn't quite figure out what sentiment to put in the inside yet. I thought of quite a few, although I didn't have the stamps, I would just need to print them out.  However, it would depend on who I was going to give the card to in order to make the decision. So, I'll wait for now.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Slice "Under the Sea" workshop

 I am having my BFF's over on the 23rd to make cards, all with something cut from the Slice cartridge "Under the Sea." We all have Slice machines, but this is the only cartridge we all have in common. So, we thought we would get together for a Slice workshop. Each person has to bring her Slice machine and cartridge. I am responsible for all of the card designs and the prep work for making the cards.  I love doing this with them, because it gives me an opportunity to go through my stash and use different items. I get to be creative and make about 10 cards that they will each get to make too.

So, I am a little behind on getting started, but I completed the first one today. I thought I would post it and then add the others as I make them.

I think that I will change the color of the embossing powder to a darker color for the font on the front of the card. It says Happy Birthday and shows up OK on the card, but not in the picture.

 I used Echo Park 6x6 Splash paper for the waves/water. The clouds were stamped with Pink by Design cloud from the "Fly Away With Me" set and then embossed. I also stamped felt (with a sticky back) and then cut out the 3 clouds to give the clouds some depth. The Happy Birthday stamp is Humorous Birthday's by Inkadinkado. The sun is from a decorative paperclip. I took the paperclip off of it and then put stickles around it. The sale boat is cut from the Slice machine using the "Under the Sea" cartridge.  I cut it out 4 times, once for each color at 3". Then I added baker's twine around the two sales and ribbon on the top edge of the boat. I used glitter paper for the flag and punched out a 2 and a 1 for the sail. The boat and the two top pieces of wave paper are popped up.  The inside of the card is done with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One die and I printed the words "Hope your day is smooth sailing" from my computer.

This card has been entered into the following challenge: Paper Playtime summer challenge

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lily Pad Cards

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Craft Room swap complete

Hi Everyone,
Well finally I have everything moved into the my two rooms. My sewing room is still not completed. I have some things to put away, but getting there.  I only have one more tote to go through in my craft room, but it's odd ball stuff.  So are you ready for the reveal? I can't wait to actually start making something. I have so much space and I love my work stations. I am going to do a video soon too.
I bought this necklace rack at JoAnn's for 50% off to use for my small ribbons.

These little spools of ribbon only have 1 ft to 1 yd, so not very much ribbon.

I bought these drapery clips at Ikea. Very cheap, I think that I got 50 for a couple of dollars.

I folded the ribbon to the right length and clipped on a hook.
I have added this to the challenge on Carolyn's Homework

Then I hung the ribbon up on the necklace holder.

You Had Me At Craft  I have added the ribbon project in the Made it Myself Mondays Challenge.

Strictly Homemade I entered this in this challenge.

This was my excess big rolls that i hooked onto safety pins, then onto drapery hooks. I clipped them onto a round metal candle holder, which I attached chain to so that I could hang it up.

My dad built me this ribbon rack. It is in the extra doorway, to my room. He made it so that I could pull the dowels off, it I need to remove a whole spool. Otherwise, I will just pull of the amount needed and then stick a pin into it.

I collected these boxes, because they are a great size, are sturdy and hold quite a bit. I plan on putting pretty paper on each box, but for right now, they are just on the shelf. I have a whole book case of them. I used them to store things like Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, beads, etc. All of those craft items that you only need from time to time.

I bought these bins, which are the 12x12 size to store all of my scrap booking memorabilia. When I am ready to do a certain trip or occasion, all of the items will be in the bin.

This is a gorilla shelf, from Costco. I love it because it holds so much weight. These are my picture bins. Yes, printed pictures long before digital came out.  All waiting to be scrapbooked.

These are my plastic 8x10 picture frames that I use for project trays. When I make cards, I usually make 12 of the same card, so i do all of the prep work and then put them in the trays for when I want to work on them.

A shelf for all of those items, like address labels, business cards, picture paper, etc.

This looks messy, but the bins are full of albums and album pages.

I was so happy when Michaels put these on sale for $2 each. I store all of my finished cards and more pictures in these boxes.

A whole shelf of nothing but magazines and books. Boy I need some time to read!

4 DVD shelves filled with my Stampin' Up stamp kits.

2 more DVD shelves around the corner

I started putting all of my acrylic stamps into cd holders.

This is my embellishment center. I still have to add more shelves in between the jars, but need to cut them still.

More embellishment jars. The books are for all of my stamps. I have pictures of all of my stamps and then where to locate them. Since I moved and changed around some stamps, I have a little bit more organizing to do now. Everything is numbered, so I have the stamp kit labeled and can go right to the shelf to get it.

Here's the whole wall

This is my punch storage. All of these bins on the right and middle are filled with punches.

This bin contains all of my glitter, stickles, embossing powders, etc.

On the top of my bins I have 2 racks. These are my Graphic 45 papers. My Alice in Wonderland and my new Wizard of Oz.

Another view of punch storage

My work caddy at the end of my 6 foot sturdy plastic table I got at Costco.

This was my original work table. It is now my die cut table, with my Big Shot and Grand Calibur having permanent homes, ready to use at any time. I just love this area. This is so useful!

Here is my Cricut station. I love that I can just open it up and turn it on and it is ready to use.

I bought the ArtBin Cricut cartridge holders at JoAnn's for 50% off during their sale. However the one with the green tabs, I won on ArtBin's FB page during May. Yippee! Something for free! Also,I have a cabinet that is like the stamp cabinet below, but skinnier that is going here. It will be where my Slice resides (on the top) ready for use, like my Cricut. I purchased a Slice this last year, because I have a couple of friends who own them and we do things together with them. The draw back of it is it only cuts one thing in one place, unlike the Cricut.

Here is my Sizzix die cut shelf. Yes, I was into these for many years, long before the Cricut came out.  The shelf to the right is where all of my ink is and my 4x6, 6xc6, one 8x8 paper is kept.

This is my loose stamp storage unit. It is actually 3 units on top of each other. I love these drawer units. I bought them at Ikea.

A drawer opened. Each drawer is a different theme, such as Christmas, outdoors, words, sea, bugs, etc.

My 12x12 paper cabinet. I need to organize this so I can find the right paper for the right project. However to get it moved, it just all got shoved in.

My 8 1/2 x 11 solid paper storage. I found these paper holders at a couple of thrift stores for $5 each. Great investment. I will be hanging a curtain over the paper though to keep the ends from being faded by sunlight.

This is my little trinket, do dad center. All of those small little things that need a home. Under it is my decorative scissors, paper crimpers, paper trimmers, and other useful tools.

There are 3 book cases here. The bins on the right are for envelopes. I have sorted them according to size.the middle bins have chip board items in them. The ones on the left contain items like index cards, any kind of paper pad, like post it notes or stationary. On the back side of these shelves are the shelves from above which had the photo boxes, white boxes, and trays on them. There is a small walkway and then the gorilla shelves are on the back wall. I call it my secret library. It is hidden when you walk into the room. To the right and around the corner is the ribbon station.

Shoe boxes filled with items like stickers, fun foam, bling, things to add to cards and scrapbooks.

OK, I hope you enjoyed all of the pictures. The room is about 12x28. I am going to have so much fun with all of my new space.