Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My First Gift Box

I’m on a roll lately with posting and updating my blog...sure wish I was like this all the time, lol.
I made my first Gift Box today. Its not to bad for my first time but I am a little disappointed with it. What I mean could look fancier. Let’s just say I’ll be keepin’ this one for future references.
Magnolia-licious Highlites is having a Contest. I decided I would give it a go and see if I can’t enter some of my creations. Their 3rd challenge consists of a creation that isn’t a card...and that is why I made this gift box in the first place.
OK enough with me going on and on, here is my creation.

I would like to enter this Gift Box into some challenges:
  1. Magnolia-liciousHighlites - Catagory #3 - Spring Project, anything BUT a card
  2. Gingerloft Challenges - Use Those Flowers

Monday, March 14, 2011

Scrap Affair Giveaway

The Scrap Affair Blog is having a huge giveaway. There are 5 prizes that they will be giving away to 5 lucky commenters. Head on over there now and check it out. Here are some pics to show you some of the prizes. While your there be sure to check out the Store as well. You won't be sorry.
Giveaway Closed


Spring Is Here

I was browsing through some blogs yesterday and I came across The Sherlocks Home Blog where Sara offers some free digi's. I looked through all she had and boy did I ever find somegreat ones. My favorites just happened to be background's such as a barn background and a fence background. Instantly this idea poped into my head and I went to make a card right away.
I worked till 12:00am and finally finished it. Took me about 3 hours to make the card from scratch. I colored the tilda and barn image with pencil crayons but outlined it all with copics. I colors the fence using copics only. I don't have enough blend colors to color everything with copics all I have is the Mango Primary Color pack that I won from Sally last year. Love how this card turned out.
The stamp is called "Tilda With Flower In Her Hair" (I think) and I won it in a blog candy from Diana along with those pretty flowers that I have been saving for a special card. (Thanks so much Diana, I love it all)
I got the idea for this card from Jacque'sBlog. She makes the most beautiful cards and if you've never been there I suggest you go over there and check her out.
Magnolia-licious Highlites is having the huge Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest and this card would be perfect to enter. I think its got to be my best Magnolia card so far.
Anyway enough talking for now. Here is the card.
Front Fiew

Side View

Closed View
I would like to enter this card into some challenges:

  1. Stampin' Sisters In Christ - A Treasure in your stash (Flowers)
  2. Fab N' Funky Cahallenges - Make It Girly
  3. Crop Stop Challenges - Spring Is In The Air

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Scrap Corner

I believe its about time that I show you all my scraproom...where I do most of my crafting. I didn't have room on the main floor of my house so I had to set something up in the husband helped me do all the heavy lifting, I had to do a huge amount of cleaning up in order to take some pics where it looks at least decent. Its not too bad, nice and cozy but I do wish however that there weren't any eaves coming down all over the place but what can you do.

Over At Really Reasonable Ribbon they are having a ribbon organizing giveaway. This here is where I keep my ribbon. I saw a ribbon rack just like this one on a blog somewhere and thought it was the coolest idea ever. Once I showed my father-in-law a picture he offered to try and make myself one. Its a little bigger then I hoped for but good enough. When it comes to crafting I prefer plain ribbon. I'm not much for the printed stuff. Although I have a couple of rolls of it I don't think I'll ever use it but you never know I might just surprise myself one day.

I also have a drawer full of scraps of ribbon. Not all of it is scraps though. In this drawer I prefer to keep pieces that are 1 yard or less. I recieved most of this ribbon for blog candy that I won and from friends. Its not all that often that I find myself at the drawer looking for certain colors.

These here are my paper racks. I bought the one on the top for $20 online and the one on the bottom is another work of art by my father-in-law. I really appreciate all he's made for me so far to keep my scraproom in order.

I've never seen a good way to store punches and if any of my blog readers see this it would be great to get some advice. Right now I have them lying on one of the shelves in my desk. I don't have too many so its ok for now.

I also saw a great storage idea online for clear stamps. All one needs to do is take apart a CD case and place them in. Just did mine yesterday and I love the idea.

And Last but not least...
I am a huge fan of Adhesive Rhinestones. They are infact my favorite embellishments. I was debating on how I could keep them all in one place without having to deal with too much so I decided to make a book and tape the sheets in using double sided tape. I used laminated paper so that they could easily be removed and when one sheet is done you just take out the empty one and replace it. I have 3 sheets full right now but decided to show only one cause to many photo's to get through.

Whoo....finally done. This has got to be the longest blog post I have ever posted. Thanks for all your patience and for all your lovely comments. Will be seeing you again soon with some new posts. Hugs and God Bless.