Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Craft Area Overhaul

Well, for the past few years I've had a small crafting area in my unfinished basement.  As I went along I would add a table here, a shelving unit there, etc, etc.  I got so cramped and stuffed that (at my husbands strong encouraging) I decided it was time to remodel my area.  I wouldn't normally show these embarrassing "before" pictures, but you kind of have to see them to appreciate the "after" pics.  So here they are:


What a mess, huh?  So we went to a local auction and I scored two white cabinets for $17.50!  That's not each, that's total!  And the clean out process began!


 Aren't these great for less than $20????   What a score!!  I've made labels for each door and drawer so I can find my stuff.

By moving a table I was able to move my Cricut down and more than double my workdesk area.
 I moved my sewing machine to the opposite side of this table and use the end of it to set up my paper cutting area.
 This old dresser (which I hope to eventually paint white) was my cutting area before.

It's still nothing fancy and it's still in an unfinished basement, but I love it!  It looks bigger, but actually doesn't take up any more space than I had before.  Things are spread out and I can actually work on more than one thing at a time! I still have a few adjustments to make (like that filebox on the floor is going to be emptied) and since I took these pictures, we found a small, white 3 drawer cabinet that's now under my workdesk area.  So I even have room to spare!  

Thanks for looking and letting me share!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Funky Christmas

Happy Saturday!  We have another challenge at My Sheri Crafts for you!  This week Raquel challenged us to a "Funky Christmas - Make any project using NON-traditional Christmas colors (no typical green/red/white only or white/blue only. You CAN use those colors but MIX it up with something else!)"

 These reindeer are from Cricut Imagine Santa's Village.  The sentiment stamp is from Just Rite and cut out with a Spellbinders die.  That crinkly ribbon is some of my loot from my recent win at Little Scrap Pieces.  The paper is from Daisy D's.  I kept staring at this thinking it needed something else, but I didn't know what it was.  I finally pulled out a plastic net bag I had saved from a frozen ham and cut a chunk out of it.  I liked it!

This is a Ink-a-Dink-a-Doo stamp and another strip of the Daisy D's paper.
And there you have it!  Come on over and get funky with us!

Entered here:
Brown Sugar Challenges - anything goes
Left of Center - no people
Sister Act - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Totally Papercrafts - add a bow
Time 4 Scrap - all I want for Christmas
Craftitude - anything goes or falling leaves
Creatilicious - Christmas Time
Fantabulous Cricut - animal crackers
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday
The Lollipop Ladies - reindeer with option of grid

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mewwy Twismas!

Hello Bloggie Friends!  Today I have a super fun card for our Tuesday Throwdown challenge.  The theme is "Snow Birds" and we are sponsored by My Grafico.  Aren't these penguins adorable!?!

Just a fun little Christmas card...
Here's the supply list:

Background paper - Cricut Imagine Snow Angel
Digi Penguins - My Grafico
Sentiment - Computer generated
Label Die - Spellbinders
Markers - Spectrum Noir
Ribbon - Wal-Mart
Snowflake brads - Recollections
Come on over and join in the fun at Tuesday Throwdown!  See you there!

Challenges entered:
4 Crafty Chicks - snowflakes
Crafty Girls - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
A Creative Romance - winter blues
Creative Corner - Let it Snow
Digitally Sweet - Ribbon and/or lace
Colour Me Creative - winter, frosty & cold
Crafty Calendar - All things Christmas

Saturday, November 9, 2013

An Autumn Tag

Hello Bloggies!  It's time again for a challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  Sandy challenged us to create "Anything Fall/Thanksgiving Related".  I had two of this sunflower digi colored up and laying on my workdesk, just waiting to be used.  So I made a tag to use for a "Thank You" gift.
The digi is from Robyn's Fetish and colored with Spectrum Noir pens.  I used the second digi to pop up the top of the flower.  I used two sets of Spellbinders dies to cut the layers and the tag itself is cut with Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.  The sentiment stamp is from Studio G.   
So this challenge shouldn't be too hard!  Come on over and join us!
Entered Here:
Crafting for All Seasons - autumn colors
Crafty Creations - autumn colors
Divas by Design - use a digi
Handmade Harbor - Thank you or Thanksgiving
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything but a card
Digi Haven - Fall
Kitty Bee - Fall colors
Stamping for the Weekend - Autumn/Fall colors
 Party Time Tuesdays - Thankgiving/Thank you

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Tag It" With Tuesday Throwdown

Hi!  I hope you all survived Halloween and the kids are over their "sugar high".  :)  It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and we have a "Tag It" theme, sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.  Here's my tag using a Robyn's Fetish Digi: 
I think this little bear is adorable! 

He's colored with Spectrum Noirs and pop-dotted on some beautiful Christmas paper from The Paper Studio.  I bought this paper pad last year and this is the first sheet I've pulled out of it.  Another stash item is the raffia I added.  I bought a package of that about 3 years ago and STILL have a ton of it.  I don't think I'll ever need to buy anymore (unless I "need" a different color... heh, heh, heh!)  The sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities and inked up with Studio G white chalk ink.

Anyway, I like how this tag turned out and it was really very simple.  I hope you'll join us this week with your tag project!

I've entered this tag here:

Lil Red Wagon - A Christmas Tag
Fab & Funky - Traditional Christmas colors
Divas By Design - use a digi
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Teddy Bears
Holly Jolly Christmas - add gold and/or silver