Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Favorite Purse On Card-Washi Tape and Paper Piecing

Hi everyone!  Did you have a fabulous Memorial Day?  Our family spent the day by the pool with our closest family.  It was a great, relaxing and food filled day {time to get back on track eating wise}.

I have a super easy card for you today.  It doesn't get much easier than a couple of stamps {from My Pink Stamper}, some washi tape and white card stock.  I used the Girlie Sayings and Girlie Doodles stamp sets from My Pink Stamper to create this fabulous card.

All of the other designers over at My Pink Stamper have also created projects using these stamps.  So go on over to My Pink Stamper to see all of the fabulous GIRLIE projects they've created too!

I have a video below to show you exactly how I created this card...including the adorable {spring loaded} paper-pieced purse on the front of this card. {Wouldn't you just love to have that adorable chevron purse in your personal handbag collection?}


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Craft Room Organization

Hi everyone!  I wanted to take some time and share some Craft Room Organziation tips and tricks, as well as some of my favorite organizing units from Organize More.  I've owned a couple of these units for a couple of years now {and have loved them} and just recently added five more units to my room.  I was in desperate need of more storage that was both accessible and stylish {and I knew just where to find it}.

I've been so pleased with my Organize More units, that I contacted the owner {Mike} and asked him if I could feature these fabulous units {designed especially for crafters} on my blog.  He said yes...and even said he would allow me to offer my readers 10% off their purchase.  From now until June 15, 2102, you can receive 10% off your purchase at Organize More by entering the coupon code GLITTER at checkout.  They offer a variety of sizes, types and colors and all are handcrafted in the good ol' USA!  {As a crafter, I appreciate good handmade products!}

So how about some of my favorite tips {in written form} for organizing my craft supplies?

Tip #1-Wall storage units are perfect for craft supplies because they save valuable floor space, get your craft supplies where you can see them {and use them} and, when artfully arranged, also double as great "art" pieces for your wall.

Tip #2- Store like things together.  You'll notice that I have all of my embellishments sorted by type and then by color.  All of the glitters, twines, buttons, brads are all in one place, so I don't have to guess where I've stashed them.  I know exactly where to go to search for what I need.

Tip #3- I use jars to store my embellishments.  I get them out of the original packaging and put them in cute jars.  I can see through the jar and see exactly what I have.  I can also combine similar embellishments from different companies in the same jar...saving space.  It also makes for a nice uniform appearance on the shelves.  {It kind of reminds me of my own little candy shop.}

Tip #4- Allow for room to grow.  When planning your crafting space, it is important to realize that your stash will grow with time.  Allow yourself some empty shelves, jars, or storage areas to accommodate future growth.

Tip #5- Clean up time.  Make sure you take the time to put your craft supplies back where you got them from.  You'll rarely find my room left a mess.  I like to take the time to clean up after a crafting session.  A clean and organized space makes for an inspiring space to create!

Tip #6- Take the time to clean sweep your creative space.  I go through my stash every so often and purge...out with the old, in with the new.  You can arrange a swap with your crafty friends, have a craft room clean out sale, or donate items that you aren't using to a local church or school.

I have a video below walking you around my room and sharing some tips and tricks with you.  I hope you've enjoyed a peek into my creative space!  Enjoy your day!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Birthday Doodles Pennant Card-My Pink Stamper Release Hop

Hi everyone!  Are you having a fabulous Friday?  I sure hope so.  I am at work today, but that doesn't mean I can't share a little inspiration with you.  And what better way to inspire then with some fabulous new stamps from My Pink Stamper?  {You can get very detailed information on how to get your hands on these new stamps, and exclusive kits, on her site.}  If you've hopped over from Andrea (Divine Domestic), then you are hopping right along the path.  If you've just stopped by, be sure you start at the beginning by going to My Pink Stamper's site.

I used the new Birthday Doodles My Pink Stamper stamp set.  My Pink Stamper stamps is now offering image stamps!  The Birthday Doodles stamp set is only available in the kit from Pumpkin Spice.  You can visit My Pink Stamper's site to get more information.  {These kits will go on sale at 12:00 CST today and they're going to be hot...so don't wait to long...or they'll be gone.}

I have a video walking you through the entire creation of this card below.  I used acetate to create a floating window on the front of my card.  Then I stamped it with the pennant stamp from the My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodles image set and colored the pennants using ProMarkers {an alcohol based marker}.  The sentiment, also from the My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodles image set, was heat embossed on some yellow paper.  It's so sunny and happy!  Yellow always makes me think of my dear friend Breanne!

So how would you like to WIN THE NEW BIRTHDAY DOODLES KIT?  Visit My Pink Stamper to enter to win the kit, which includes the stamp set, a new My Pink Stamper stamp pad, some ProMarkers {the ones I used for this project} and coordination card stock!

To continue with the hop, you'll go to Edna (Create with Expression), the talented and fabulous illustrator of the new My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodles image set.  I can't wait to see what she's done with it!  I've posted the complete blog hop order below for your convenience.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

National Scrapbook Day Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sherrie K!  She is the winner of the My Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy stamp set.  I'll be contacting you to get your information!

Sherrie K.May 5, 2012 10:13 AM
Love your layout!! Awesome papers and great details! Thanks for a chance to win!
Sherrie K

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bloom Mothers Day Card

Mothers Day is Sunday!  And that means you still have time to bust out the supplies and make mom a very special handmade card to show mom how special she really is.

I made this shaped card and I just love the sunny yellow color and vellum accents {nothing like tooting your own horn}!  Nesting dies are fabulous for creating shaped cards.  I have posted a video below showing exactly how I created this card.

This card features products from Lifestyle Crafts {I have linked all of the products below}.  The Bloom Embossing Folder is one of my favorite embossing folders and creates a fabulous pattern and focal point for this card.  And don't forget, any time you shop at Lifestyle Crafts, use the coupon code GLITTER to get 20% off your entire order.  

So tell me, what are your plans for Mothers Day?  I'll be working...taking care of new mommies and their babies {the life of a nurse}.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!