Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bravo Lucy!!

Yesterday I didn't get a package due to the blizzard. When I went to the post office this afternoon, this box of gorgeousness was waiting for me.

Lucy Edson made these absolutely beautiful flowers. Such Talent. Make sure to check out her blog, it is amazing.

Thank you so much Lucy. My next quest is to make a layout worthy to put these on!!

Monday, March 30, 2009


I put this layout together last week. I had some pictures taken at Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon from last spring. My inspiration was actually the light blue buttons that I got at The Playground last week. From the buttons I chose pictures, then papers.
It's kinda funny I am posting a spring layout today, as I sit at my computer, full on blizzard outside. Eveything in town is shut-down.
JT came home from a vacation of golf and basketball in Phoenix yesterday. He got delayed because of the blizzard in Salt Lake City. We were afraid if he didn't get out of Salt Lake he might not have gotten home today. I am so glad he got home and work is closed today so he can keep the kids occupied. I need a break! I think I'm going to try to talk him into driving to the store to get me a soda. He owes me, right?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Scrap Room - Finally

After I don't know how long, here is my room, finally, done. Well, it is mostly done. In my hurried sorting I just threw things in drawers and organized very few of them. Some of them are so full that they won't open, but at least they are sorted.

This is right outside my scraproom. These are the Target Cubes. On top are some recent projects, and some favorite projects. On the top on the side are some cards ready to be mailed (if I can ever part with one). My Cards magazines and Scrapbook Trends magazines are also on top.
I plan on putting a desk out here at some point, until then I will continue to drag everything to the kitchen table.
Most of my patterned paper is organized here in Cropper Hoppers sorted be manufacturer. If I had a few embellishments that matched exactly I put them in a plastic pack and stored them right with the paper. If there were lots of embellies I made them into a kit.

One of the few drawers that I organized has acrylic stamps in it. I think 3 drawers of stamps is alot for someone who "doesn't stamp".

2 drawers of these cheap acrylic paints

The closet on the inside of my room. On the bottom are a large set of drawers. The top drawer holds small finished projects, the second crafty things (like yarn), and the third is drawings by my son and daughter.
Also on the bottom are my Crop in Style XXL ready to go and some misc totes.
The first shelf has kits in those boxes, some that I made and some that I subscribed to. The next shelf up is loads of magazines. My husband was a little worried about this shelf holding.
Next shelf is more kits in the boxes, totes and my brads etc that I take to crops in the little tackle box thingy. The top shelf is albums. (empty)

Some of the kits.

Other closet. It is bigger than it looks. 21" wide by 22" deep. Another set of drawers holds excess ribbon, chipboard, and projects I am working on. 1st shelf is misc chipboard, next flowers, next chipboard albums and alterables. Top lots of alterables.

Probably my least favorite part of the room. My flowers are all shoved in here and can't be seen, or removed easily. See my primas way in the back dumped into 2 big paint cans. YUCK

Colored cardstock. Each color has a shelf for regular cardstock, the shelf above is for bling and shaped cardstock I had to give orange and pink and extra shelf to share, they were overflowing. Who would have thought orange and pink?
My clip it up is here also, that little bugger is stuffed. I bought 4 extra bags of clips, but could only fit 3 on it.

My calendar and my butterflies. Aren't these great? The came in white plastic and I painted them rainbow colors to match how I organized my cardstock.

My countertop. More drawers, more paper. Kits. These rolling racks are great and they slide under the counter perfectly. One whole rack is Disney stuff
Not enough room to scrap here, but just fine for sewing.

2 boxes of Basig Grey and another of kits in the closet. Can you say obsessed?

My stickers, rub ons, and other embellishments. How cool are these racks? They are bigger than they look also, must be the camera angle. They are 38 inches wide. The bottom rack has baskets. One basket has stickles, the other has cats eyes.

The racks on the other side. The bottom one has lots of chipboard, albums and Tim Holtz. I used over 700 hooks on these things, plus another 125 on my clip it up. I guess I'm hook crazy!

This top rack is mostly letter stickers. I couldn't get the whole thing in the picture. It is going to be so nice to have these all together.

My back wall with some framed layouts. There is also a rolling cart here. Scraps are in the files and stacks of paper are on the shelves. My ribbon tote is on top in a basket. My picture case for crops fits here with a ladder.

Close up of my framed layouts, and a reflection of my light fixture, hmmm.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monkey Business

I picked up this super cute Monkey paper at The Playground last week. I made these monkey cards over the weekend. I also bought the brown vine ribbon there.
My son loves the birthday card!
The last two monkey cards are scraplifted from Debbie Hill for Reminisce (link). I thought those two were so cute that I needed my own!
The sticker sheet came with 5 monkeys on it. I need to make at least one more card, but I have scrappers block! :)
Just a little toot. My Chloe's Closet cards hit the top ten on Two Peas a couple days ago. Thanks everybody for checking them out!
Now I need to go wrangle in my little monkey. He must have been feeling neglected this morning because he drew me a picture, ON THE FLOOR! Thank goodness for magic erasers.

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

I thought being in middle school meant trying to be "invisible" and just blending in with everyone else. Not today! We're not even Irish.
The green shirt underneath her green sweatshirt says "Pinch Proof". Yeah, I'll say.
Happy Saint Patricks Day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What was I thinking????

I came across this paper when I was organizing my room. Have you ever seen anything this bad? The mac n' cheese has to be my favorite!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Project 365 Arrived, Finally!

I finally got my Project 365 that I ordered January1! It was charged to my credit card that day, after a month of phone calls I found out that my kit had been backordered. It was removed from my credit card and I was told that it would ship in mid-feb. Mid-feb came and went, Creating Keepsakes knew nothing. Finally, on March 4th I got an email, my kit was shipping! It had a UPS tracking number and everything. Well, I have been checking that tracking number everyday through the link in the email. (you know, where it takes you directly to UPS and the tracking number is already there). It kept saying no information was available yet. Finally today I called. It is a Fed Ex tracking number, not a UPS tracking number, "oops we made another mistake". Guess what, mine had been delivered on Saturday. It has been sitting at my side door in the snow since then. We never use the side door. It is on second level deck that goes to my daughters bedroom. Anyway, it was packaged very well with styrofoam on the bottom and around the edges so it appears to be just fine. I have it thawing out now. Now the big decision; to ebay or not to ebay.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ahhh Monday!

I love Mondays. I wait for Monday all week. It is my day.
JT takes Canyon to preschool on Mondays at about 8:45. I don't have to leave to pick him up until 11:15. That gives me 2 1/2 hours of me time! I love it!
Some days I curl up next to the fireplace and read, some days I just play on the internet. The last couple Mondays I have been working on my scrap room. But the best thing about my Mondays is that I get to take a "real" shower. A shower where I can let the conditioner sit in my hair for 5 minutes, a shower where I can actually shave without cutting myself, or missing half of one leg. I get to take a shower and I don't have to constantly yell out the curtain to find out what Canyon is doing and making sure that he hasn't set the house on fire. I just stay in there until the hot water is completely gone! I think my next major purchase is going to be the biggest Jacuzzi tub I can find. Then I can spend my entire Monday mornings there and not have to run out of hot water.

I didn't finish my scraproom this weekend. It was in the plan, but I had some technical difficulties. I ran out of tape for my label maker, twice and I needed 2 more cropper hoppers. I couldn't just go buy these things. I had to use 40% coupons on them, so it required more than one trip. I know I probably wasted more time and gas then if I had just bought them at regular price, but I just can't bring myself to do that.
Anyway, I am almost done sorting paper. I can't fit it all into the slots in my Target cubes, so I am going to have to figure out some sort of overflow. I had to order 25 more packs of IKEA hooks also. I used 50 packs (500 hooks) already! Can you believe it. So much crap! Hopefully I will be able to post pictures in the next couple days.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Altered Frame - A Playground Class

How cool is this altered frame? I made this one in a class I took last night at the Playground. So cool!! I love it when classes take me out of my box and I learn something new. I love, love how this frame turned out. Give Cathy a call I think she has some kits left!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Just an update

I am still plugging away on my scrap room. I can't believe that I have so much stuff! I have come across so many things that I forgot I had. I just want to stop organizing and start playing with it. Hopefully I will be done by the end of the week. I better be done by the end of the week. We have company coming and I can't bear for anyone to see the tornado that has become my house. Not only is the scrap room and the area right outside of it a disaster, but so is the rest of the house that I have been neglecting.
I got a confirmation email just a few minutes ago that my Project 365 is shipping, finally!!! I can't wait to get it. I wish I would have had it 2 months ago. I like to believe that I would have diligently put my pictures in and journaled every week so that I wouldn't fall behind. I know that probably wouldn't have happened, but if I imagine it that way then later when it isn't done I can blame it on Creating Keepsakes.