Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finally...my new craft room!!

It has been some time since I have updated my blog.  I've been busily working on projects, and cards, and of course trying to organize my new craft room.  It's taken a LONG time to get my new space organized and things put where I wanted and of course clearing out my old craft space.  WOW!!  That's all I can say.  I can't believe how much stuff one can accumulate in such a short amount of time.  I'd like to say I am completely finished, but I'm certain that I will find something else I need to re-arrange, or a must have that I'll have to move things around for.  I wanted to wait and take pictures of my space when it was entirely clean and organized, but I've realized that will never, ever happen.  So, here's my new space.

 Finally, I'm upstairs!  I love the sunlight, and having a huge window to look out from.

 That door opens up to the bathroom.

 The cute little girl is my youngest, and she just had to be in these pictures!

Here's my great work/craft table.  I can now hold my classes in my craft room.  LOVE IT!!

I LOVE touring other people's craft rooms, but for some reason, when I try to upload a video, it won't work.  So I hope these pictures make sense.  Next, I am having an advent calendar class.  That will be on December 1 at 9:30 am.  Lunch will be served and we'll have some drawings!  Then  December 2 is my technique night.  Stay tuned for pictures of that technique.  It's a new one (to me) that I thought was awesome!  I would of never thought to use my "garbage", but for this technique, that's exactly what we'll do.  Come and find out more.  That's on Friday at 7 pm my house.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and leave me a comment.  They always make my day!  :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I love it when things just kinda fall into place.  Yesterday I went to the DI (a second hand store here in Utah) just cause I needed to get out of the house and didn't have a ton of money to spend, and I love looking for stuff.  So anyhow, yesterday while I was there, I found a card kit from Stampin Up! that someone had sent there, (what were they thinking??!!) and had to buy it.  I came home and got to work on a Christmas card.  Here's what I came up with.

Very simple, but I wanted to stick with what I got in the kit.  I just had to provide the ink, the stamps, and of course the glitter.  I think they turned out pretty good, and for quiet a steal!   WOOHOO me! 

Thanks for stopping by, and I'd love to know what you think.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hand Penned Holidays, Christmas

I am so excited with all of the great Christmas cards that are coming together in my little craft room!  I was recently looking around for some ideas for my stamp set, "Hand-Penned Holidays" and came across this gorgeous card!  I decided that would be one of my Christmas cards, so here's my case of her card.

I LOVE this glitter paper!  It makes the best Christmas cards!  I can't wait for Valentines too.  I think this paper will be perfect for that holiday too.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bleach technique

For my monthly technique night this month we did a card using the bleach technique.  I got a few paper towels and poured just enough bleach on them to make them wet, but not soaking and then used the paper towels as an ink pad.  I used the stamp set Season of Joy and Real Red cardstock, and Always Artichoke.  Along with the awesome white gel pen, and then added some bling in the center of the flower.  I really liked how this card turned out and what a simple technique.  One word of advise though, don't push too hard on your paper with the stamp and don't soak up too much bleach.  ALSO, be sure to clean your stamp right away with soapy water and add versa-mark to condition it.  Don't take the versa mark off after you add it.  (Just a side note I read somewhere.  Not sure where.  It's one of those things that stick in your head though.)

Anyway, I'd love to know what you think!  I always like to read the comments.  Thanks for stopping by!  (sorry the picture quality is not the best.)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stiched Stockings

I feel like I've totally been neglecting my blog, but I've been so busy with organizing my new craft room, and doing cards, cards and more cards, I can't figure out why I haven't been posting.  Other than life is just crazy busy right now.  Thankfully Halloween is over and done with, and it's time to move to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It's already snowing here.  It really feels like time is just flying by now!

Okay, so here's the card that I did for one of my card swap groups.  I love this stamp set and matching punch.  It makes it so easy to do cards, and of course, can't live without the glitter paper.

Now I have to take a minute out and do some mommy bragging.  I am so proud of my 7 year old and my 10 year old.  They both placed 1st in Reflections this year and are moving up to the next level.  No matter what happens now, I'm so proud of my kids!