Friday, January 31, 2014

Sotm blog hop - wild about love

Welcome to this months blog hop.  We are featuring wild about love.  You should be coming from {Wanda Riley}.  Next is{ Sheila Bennett}.  This is circle hop, so wherever you start, you will still see everyone. If you get lost, you can find the whole list of bloggers {here}

I hurt my right hand so I am very slowly working with my left.  I am ambidextrous, but not 100%.

This first thing when I saw this stamp was the stump and how I wanted to do I initials in it, but it was too small.  Frowny face.
I wanted to do something different with these stamps.  I know everyone was going to do " what does the fox say" (which I still have no clue about, I just know its some sort of video with singing, maybe). I wanted to do word bubbles, but thought that it would be thought of that way.  So I thought it would be cute to make baby cards with the fox.
The saying underneath is from a stamp set called new arrival.  It is not in the idea books, but it is a cricut compatable stamp, which mean they are always available.  How cool is that?  But back on track.  The image actually features a alligator with an bird on his nose.  So I masked him out.  
see how I masked the stamp. Here is stamp set normally

This is my valentine card.  The polka dot paper is retired, sorry, but any polka dot would do.  I actually cut the stamp in half to separate the two foxes.  The banner is from remarkable wreath.  That is not in the new book, but stamps are available for one year, so you can still get it.  I still think there is something missing, but since I can't put my finger on it, this is how it will be.  

Thank you for visiting.  If you would like to items so you can make your own, visit {}
Next in the hop is {sheila-bennett}

Baby cards
Wild about love. S1402
New arrival. C1501
Colonial white Cardstock   1388
Sky Cardstock.  X5761
Cotton candy Cardstock. X5760
Babycakes paper packet. X7173B
Sky ink. Z2194
Cotton candy ink. Z2193
Black ink. Z2105

Love card
Wild about love. S1402
Remarkable wreath. C1473White daisy Cardstock. 1385Hollyhock ink. Z2128Ruler. Z1471Piercing kit. Z1114Dotty for you paper pack. Retired

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Organizing my craft room

I am moving my craft room downstairs, so that mean reorganizing. I want to show you some things that I use to do so.
I keep all my current stamps on my desktop. They are easy to grab, plus I know which stamps are still available.  I have it set up like this; current idea book, last idea book, and wotg/sotm/hostess. In my old one, I use to keep my cricut stamps, but that got to large and no longer fit. I use a photo box for those now and they are by the cricut.  I got the idea for this box when I grabbed a box while shopping, brought it home and it fit my stamps perfectly.  I added fabric to that box, but it wasn't holding up well. So I made a new one, out of foamboard and wrapping paper.  Isn't that paper gorgeous?  I got it half off at target.  The damask part is flocked.  That is just to pretty to be used on a present.

This is where I keep my atg gun.  It is the bottom of a Velvetta cheese box.  So it is nice and sturdy.
Another item I got from target was this.  I got it for half off after Halloween.  It actually had one of those battery candles, but I just removed it.  The white isn't actually used. I placed it in there so you could see the design.  It is very gothic (the era, not the lifestyle), which I love.  I use it to hold my scissors, and cricut tools.  I have a quite larger one, I just haven't figured out what to use it for.
This has been used for the same thing the whole time. this is a cassette tape box. I ahe had it for a while. it use to hold my paints, but i wanted something different. I used cardboard to divide the spots for my ink. I love it. I might reprint it tho. I love the color, but it very hard to match. So I think I am going to stick with black, white and silver.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cloud nine blog hop

Welcome to this special blog hop.  It features close to my heart's papercrafting month special, Cloud Nine.  You should be coming from {Gina Brandstetter}.  Next in this hop is {Michelle Johns}.  If you get lost in the hop visit the Hop list.

The kits comes with one B&T duos, one sheet of lagoon, one sheet of honey, special stamp set, and some previews from the new idea book that comes out next month, gold dotted washi tape, teal shimmer tape, and durable triangles. And those preview items, are complete packages. So you will have lots of leftover from this kit.

I am in a 3 x 3 kick right now.  These use the B&T, and studs featured in this kit.  The stamp set is also a preview, not from the kit.
Sorry for the quality of these photos. They were taking with my iPad, but right under a lamp. What you can't see is that the paper on the left has circles in honey.

This 3 x 3 set features the washi tape from the kit.  Very simple to do.  The stamp set used is the same one as above.

You can purchase all item used, including the Cloud Nine Kit here

 Next in this hop is {Michelle Johns}.

White Daisy  1385
Banner Wishes  B1483
Black Ink Pad. Z2105
Cloud Nine Kit