Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tilda "So Grateful" Card

I picked up an unused Tilda stamp on ebay a couple weeks ago for a great price and finally got around to using it today. I have a coordinating green colored flower that I might put at the top left corner, but I am not sure yet. It looks like something is missing there.

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Photo Pencils

This is a very cheap, quick and easy project. Make 3 copies on regular copy paper of a 5x6 photo. Cut each photo into 1.25" strips so that you end up with 4 stips per photo and 3 exact copies of each strip. Using a glue stick, glue the first 3 copied strips (they will all be the same part of the photo) onto the first 3 pencils. Glue the next three copies to the next 3 pencils and so on. Then put the pencils together and roll them until the picture lines up. I didn't do it to mine, but I would coat them with mod podge.

I did do a little boo boo on mine. I wrapped one of the pencils in the opposite direction that I had been rolling them and it makes it look like part of the photo is missing on the 7th pencil. Oops. I might go back and fix it, but for now I just wanted to try it out and see if it was as easy as it looked, and it is.


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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Easter Treats

I made these little baskets for the ladies at work and my daughters teacher. The baskets are made from 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 cardstock. The handle is 1/4 x 7. I used SU Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Pixie Pink, Lovely Lilac. I added the white dots with a gel pen. The scallop punch is from SU and the circle that I stamped is a 1 1/4" circle I cut with my cricut. The bunny stamp is from inky antics and the little duck is a dollar stamp from Michaels. I added some green grass and filled them with chocolate eggs.

I made these for my daughters kindy class. Very simply done. The bunny is a cricut cut, the happy Easter is a dollar stamp from ACM.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008
Still Creating

I haven't posted in a while, but I have still been creating. I was able to get 3 more layouts done (no pictures right now) and 2 very quick cards. If I can get the house cleaned up and the grocery shopping done early tomorrow I hope to get back in my scrap room.

I don't know why this card looks slanted in the picture. It must have been the angle I took the picture. Mouth At Side


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Getting Organized

2 weeks ago I needed some better organization in my scrap room so I spent one weekend doing that. Here are some new elements I added for better storage/organization:

I needed some more storage area within reach of my work space, that didn't take up room on my table. So I bought these really cheap wooden CD crates from ACM, painted them and made shelves out of them.
I bought clear plastic containers at HL and took the lids off. They hold all my colored pencils nicely.
I bought a slightly bigger plastic container, put it on its side and put my SU markers in it. I used the lid from that container to hold my blending stumps (used for coloring with gamsol/mineral spirits). And a little tid bit about the plastic bottle on the end. If you do the magic colored pencil technique (coloring with pencils and blending with odorless mineral spirits) I highly recommend getting one of these bottles to hold your mineral spirits. It is a nail polish remover bottle that you see used at nail salons. You push the cap down and a little mineral spirits will puddle on the top to dip your blending stump in. After a few minutes of not using it the mineral spirits will drain back into the bottle. I have been using it for a while now and it is very handy.
I bought these buckets 3 for $1.00 at the dollar store. I stamped on them with stazon and mini alpha stamps. I plan to spruce them up a bit with ribbon and/or rub ons. They basically hold little metal embellishments. I have 8 on a shelf.
I moved my cricut machine to my other table and put up a wood shelf over the top that will hold my cricut carts and other tools. I thought it was the perfect spot to hang my little bug I made with the cricut machine.
This is how I have my smaller width ribbon stored. Each color is rolled up and put in the mini cropper hopper embellishment boxes and a little tail of the ribbon hangs out. The little boxes are stored in a cropper hopper embellishment case. Well I have wider ribbon that was just thrown in a box getting tangled that needed some better space.
So I cut come pieces of chip board to fit in this canvas pop up box that I got at the Dollar store and wrapped the ribbon around the chip board. I have a few more rolls but I got bored of wrapping the ribbon after spending 10 minutes untangling it all. The rolled ribbon on the right is all self adhesive ribbon on spools and stacked in a plastic basket (again from the dollar store).


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Monday, March 3, 2008
Couldn't Resist

I had to exhange a couple things at Hobby Lobby today so I picked up 2 more of the House Mouse stamps on clearnace. I saved $6.38 buying these on clearance! I can't wait to use these!

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Saturday, March 1, 2008
Great Stamp Find!

Today I picked up 3 House Mouse stamps by Stampabilities . Retail price for the 3 $28.50. I got them on clearance for $10.05. Can't beat that!! And they are so cute!

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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.