Thursday, November 20, 2014

An update and a little re-organization of my craft studio!

Hi bloggers! Gosh, it sure seems like it's been a while. 

My youngest kiddo began to have some medical problems in September. So far he's undergone 2 surgeries and is looking at one more sometime next year. I took some time off of crafting so I could take care of him. He's doing much better and is finally on the mend. He even gets to go back to school on Monday! :)

Prior to that, I had been busy reorganizing my craft studio and it's finally done! I was able to do a little de-stashing, but it seems like I still have a ton of scrap supplies. But now that it's all done, I hope to be up and crafting soon. In the mean time I figured I'd give you all a little peek into my craft studio (viewer beware: upcoming photo overload!!)

I finally made a trip to Ikea to stock up on some Kallax units for my studio. It's about a 3 1/2 hour trip, and I thought I'd never get them. But I was able to drag my hubby and our boys around for a little bit, as long as that was our only stop. I wasn't allowed to go to any scrapbook stores! For my desk, I used two of the 2x2 Kallax units for each end and then just put an Ikea table top on them.
I also have some of these Office Depot bookshelves in my studio. I've had then for nearly 8 years and they have held up wonderfully. The Ikea Alex drawer unit holds some sprays, mists, and a ton of little extra goodies!
The tall shelves hold my Project Life supplies, 6x6 paper stacks, and 8 1/2 x 11 card stock.
I use the long bookshelf for my stamp storage (well, my smaller stamp sets). I have accumulated a TON of stamps and have already filled  it up and am using the top of it!
I also have adapted the stamp storage that Jennifer McGuire uses! I absolutely love it! You can see her original blog post here. :) I am using a different style of Fridge Binz and the Avery Elle stamp storage pockets. The smaller stamp storage products are from Simon Says Stamp. I have not yet labeled all of my stamps (that will take forever!) so I have kept the inserts with them until I get that done. Here are some of my favorite stamps.

And of course some miscellaneous companies, such as My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, The Greeting Farm, and Pink By Design. The list goes on and on!
 Most of my supplies now fit onto this Kallax unit. This is a 4 x 4 unit with a 1 x 4 unit stacked on top. I purchased some organization products from Stamp-n-Storage to fit in the cubes. These are the best organizational products I have found! They have a ton of products for ink pads, punches, paper, and even a fabulous desk! You can find all of their products here!
 The 12 x 12 paper packs in the middle of the Kallax are stored in the new Cropper Hopper style vertical files. While all of my individual 12 x 12 paper fits into these Stamp-n-Storage Paper Holder for Ikea
 Whew! Well, I think that's it!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Save Water, Drink Beer!!

Woohoo! It's Sunday and that means I've got another Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team project to share!

And I thought I'd use this cute and funny little beer from the Happy Hour cutting files! Goodness, isn't this a super fun card?!
I used a shape from my Silhouette Library to create the base for my card. The cute sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom Let's Toast stamp set. A few enamel dots, finishes it off!
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Enchanted Evening cardstock
My Mind's Eye Collectable Remarkable 6x6 paper stack
Core'dinations
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Happy Hour cutting files
Jaded Blossom Let's Toast
Enamel Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Housewarming!!

Wow! This year is just flying by and I can't believe we're already into the middle of September! Regardless of that, I've got a new card to share for my design team day over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Paper blog!

My project today is showcasing a house from the Home Sweet Home cut files.
The card is a standard A2 sized card.
I used the Pink By Design Home Sweet Home stamp set and stamped it on the inside of the card.
Supplies:
Paper Trey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock
Stampin' Up Midnight Muse cardstock
Carta Bella Traditions 6x6 paper stack
Misc Gina K Designs cardstock
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Home Sweet Home cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Kite and Clouds cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Day at the Beach cutting files
Pink By Design Home Sweet Home

Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons 'Fun with Puns' Blog Hop!!

Good Morning! And welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons "Fun with PUNS" Blog Hop!
If you've just come from Lisa's blog, then you're hopping in the right direction. If not, head back on over to her blog to start at the beginning!

For today's hop, we are using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to create projects using some fun and different PUNS! For my card, I used the whale from the Get Well cutting files. I just love this little guy!
And I used a stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps! I LOVE that these stamps correspond with Lisa's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cut files! I used the Sea Life Sentiments on this project. :)
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Enchanted Evening cardstock
Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss Collection 6x6 paper stack
Core'dinations
Misc Gina K Designs carddstock
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Well cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Sea Life cutting files
Pretty Cute Stamps Sea Life Sentiments

GIVEAWAY TIME!!
The blog candy for this hop is a $15 gift certificate to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store! For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on the hop and also leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook HERE and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter HERE. A random winner will he chosen for the prize on Tuesday, September 17th.

CHALLENGE!!
We also have a new challenge going on right now, FUN WITH PUNS! All you have to do is create a project with some sort of pun or play on words! You can link up your projects HERE.
RULES:
The theme of the challenge is "Fun with PUNS!" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
Please link yo tour actual blog post, not to your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the "Fun with PUNS" Challenge folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group HERE.
You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
The challenge will run for 3 weeks. You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, October 4th.
One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons will be chosen. Our design team will also choose our PPPR Top 3. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 8th.

The next stop on the hop is the super talented Leah!

And if you get lost somewhere along the way, here is the complete blog hop lineup!
Lisa
Jeanne - That's Me!
Leah - Your next stop!
Melisa
Nanne
Nicole
Shannon
Brianna
Gloria

Thanks for hopping along with us!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just 'chicken' in!!

It's Sunday! And that means that it's my turn to post on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog!

When I was looking through the PPPR files, I came across this adorable little chicken coop from the On The Farm cutting files. And since I hadn't used the cut before, I figured I needed to. :) And of course the little chick in the Cute Chicks files works perfectly with it!
The card base was created in Silhouette Studio using a file from my library.
The sentiment for my little chick comes form the Jaded Blossom Udderly Adorable stamp set.
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper stack
Core'dinations
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Cute Chicks cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons On the Farm cutting files
Jaded Blossom Udderly Adorable

Have a fabulous Sunday!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Have a Magical Birthday!!

Happy Sunday bloggers! Today is my day to post a project over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and I've got a super cute and magical card to share!

On my card today, I used the Wizard Academy cutting files, and this wizard has got to be the cutest little wizard ever!
The card base was created with a shape in my Silhouette Library.
For the sentiment, I used the Jaded Blossom My Favorite Wizard stamp set.
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Black cardstock
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Carta Bella Well Played 6x6 paper stack
Carta Bella So Noted 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park For the Record 2 6x6 paper stack
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Wizard Academy cutting files
Jaded Blossom My Favorite Wizard
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons "Just YUMMY" Blog Hop!!

Good Morning!
And welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Just YUMMY Blog Hop! 

If you've just come from Gloria's blog, then you're hopping in the right direction. If not, head on over to Lisa's blog to start at the beginning of the hop!

For today's hop, we are using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to create projects with a YUMMY theme!

I decided to use this adorable little mouse from the Birthday Critters cut files holding this super yummy cupcake!
I used a file from the Layered Labels 3 cutting files to create the base for my card. In order to create the flat top of my card, after I welded the two pieces together I released the compound path and deleted the extra circles. I did modify the cupcake to make it smaller. This way it fits on my standard sized card. And of course, Jaded Blossom has the perfect sentiment on the Hey Cupcake stamp set!
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
Doodlebug Designs Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper stack
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Misc Stampin' Up cardstock
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Critters cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Layered Labels 3 cutting files
Jaded Blossom Hey Cupcake
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

GIVEAWAY TIME!!
The blog candy for this hop is a $15 gift certificate to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store! For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on the hop and also leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook HERE and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter HERE. A random winner will he chosen for the prize on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

CHALLENGE!!
We also have a new challenge going on right now! All you have to do is create a project with a YUMMY theme! You can link up your projects HERE.
RULES:
The theme of the challenge is YUMMY! Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
Please link yo tour actual blog post, not to your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the YUMMY Challenge folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group HERE.
You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
The challenge will run for 3 weeks. You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons will be chosen. Our design team will also choose our PPPR Top 3. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

The next stop on the hop is the super talented Kathy!

And if you get lost somewhere along the way, here is the complete blog hop lineup!
Lisa
Gloria
Jeanne - That's Me!
Kathy - Your Next Stop!
Leah
Melisa
Nanne
Nicole
Shannon
Brianna

Thanks for hopping along with us!