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Monday, November 28, 2011


December's Card Class Cards...
Gift card holder, gift tags, and Christmas cards for your holiday needs.
So in between the BIG office move I have been working on the December card class and Christmas craft gifts (will post some of those soon).

Creative Cards Class

Come and have fun making 10 Fun and creative cards!

Cost $35
Date: December 3, 2011
Time: 10-3 or until you finish your cardsPlace: Parker Hobby Lobby


Enjoy!
Card #1 - Gift Card holder


Card #2 - Merry Christmas


Card #3 Smiley Snowman




Card #4 - Vintage Christmas



Card #5 - 1 - Gift tag


Card #5 - 2 - Gift Tag



Card # 5-3 - Gift tag



Card #6 - Snowflake Sparkle (picture does not do this one justice)




Card # 7 - Snow Friends ornament card



Card #8 Stocking


Card # 9 - Reindeer happiness



Card # 10 - Tis the Season


Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Office set up!

The new office is 99.9% complete
just need a few more picture frames here and there and its all done.
I opened up the closets and took pictures so you can get a good idea
of what I have been up to lately...
Pretty darn busy moving 2 offices into 1 office upstairs in the old guest room.
It is now painted the pretty beige color nstead of the sage green. I did like the old color but the new one makes the room so much bigger feeling. Got some awesome shelves for the closet from IKEA, purged a bunch of stuff and carried the keepers up 4 flights of stairs.

Left side of the closet is the shared side with Jason. I have the top for my Scrapbooking themed Iris 12X12 storage units and then some random items I have yet to find homes for.
 (candy for classes and my mini garbage cans)
The next 4 shelves are for Jason's magic cards then follows the shelf for the home office supplies.
The bottom 2 on this side are my scrap needs well the bottom one I am sharing with the receipt box. I'm just a sharing Kind of girl! I was so impressed on these shelves with how much I can store. My pattern paper fits nicely in the 12X12 file box using the Cropper Hopper paper folders -
Easy to keep organized and use.

The right side is more my side - I have the cardboard boxes from IKEA 2 deep holding my embellishments, random little punches, sponges, bling, back up adhesive, embossing folders, clear stamps, loose wood stamps, etc... I was able to fit all my needs in these boxes. I also got 2 clear plastic ones to hold my ink refills and my mini craft spots. fit perfectly and the nice thing about the shelves is that we were able to put the shelves at the levels we needed so it all fit the way we wanted not the way someone else felt it should. On top of this side is my Embossing powders and glitter and at the bottom is my larger dies for the Big Shot. Everything fits perfect. There is room to the side that I have put my extra trimmers even. There is talk of building shelves there as well but for now it is empty corner space.

My new beautiful shelves my husband made me.. we needed a place to put our extra printer and my books that I kept as well as some of my ribbon so we looked about and they just do not make any thing for this kind of space so Jason was so sweet and after tons of cuts and routing had these shelves done so I could paint them to match the trim. I love them. They just make the space. And a bonus is that the area the printer is in will fit a TV for when the room is turned back into a guest room!
Still need a couple of picture frames for the pictures of my girls but other then that this area is done.

My stamp area pretty much the same as when it was down stairs 

My punches - Love them and so glad they are just where I can reach them.
Derek was brilliant when he said put them under the window. I wasn't sure where these were going to fit.

Desk and work area - my side with my new shelves and inks all handy for me to grab when needed

Jason's side - I know I use more of the desk but he doesn't scrap!

Close up of my work area - Jason made me a little cubby that I have my quick grab
adhesive and random items plus my find from Hobby Lobby to hold more tools.
 I love having all my tool needs so quick to grab. 

My paper rack. I have switched to all SU paper so its easier to keep it organized.
The paper fits into a manila folder and then into a hanging folder so the scraps I place in front of the manila folder and if I have an unopened package of the paper I put it behind the manila folder.

So now you have seen the new office - The basement is all cleared out and ready for Derek and Liz to move in next month. Move in date is the 17th.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Bag Book - Crow Cover


As some of you know I have a Secret Stamper and I wanted to send them a
special treat this past week so I created a bag book and this is what I came up with. 
Since they are from another state and know nothing of my blog they will not see it
here to put my name to the book so I can share it with you all.

I used Crumb Cake DP, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, 
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Black and some Ribbon to complete this book. 
Very simple since I know very little about the recipient I wanted her to have some options on what she does with it. Also I kept the pages without embellishments - just some tags for journaling so that if it was used for Thanksgiving or a Thankful type book there was room for writing.
My favorite is the crow she just makes the book and I might add it was one of
the easiest  Silhouette cuts I have ever done. 












Pineapple Baby Announcements and Thank you's


These are a little different then your normal Baby Announcement and Thank You's.
The Pineapple has a pull out which I forgot to take a photo of.
I guess I just have too many projects to photograph.
Basically its just about at the bottom of the tag, you pull the top and it comes off to reveal a hidden tag
where a picture of the new baby can be placed and on the back is for the baby info.
Okay I know your asking now why a pineapple???? Well Rachelle's friend conceived her little "pineapple" in Maui so since she has been pregnant they have been calling their baby to be "pineapple".

Found this coordinating themed paper to make the Thank you's at Archivers.
Added a little twine and its a mix of baby thank you and Hawaii all rolled into one!