Friday, October 9, 2009

YAY for me!!

It's official!

I finally have one thing....








organized in my craft room!!

My beautiful Close To My Heart papers are comfy & cozy in their own special slots. Each one marked with the color and name of the paper. How special are they??

My husband put in three of these double door units for me a few months ago. You can see they just fit below the lowered section of the ceiling. We wanted to keep them away from the wall on the right because of the air intake. It occurred to me that taking my paper rack off the table and re-orienting it to stand up and down in the corner would fill the space in question and still not block the intake. It also means more work space on the table!! It meant taking apart and rebuilding the rack but I love the results!! I turned the slots vertical on the botton two cubes and have a great place to store my Close To My Heart eyelet case, ribbon case, acrylix blocks case and a few other items.

Although it doesn't appear so, I do have paper in every single slot!

While cutting the tags for IDing my papers, I also made up the season color cards for the wall. Now that they are there, I am not sure what their purpose is... **blushing** but they are in order of the catalog listing and also stored in the same order.
OMHeck, I feel so dang organized!!!!!

Creative Basics Jingle - Part II

Seems like today may be a good time to get back to business here and follow up with those 6x6 cards I started with the Jingle Creative Basics pack.

NOTHING could be easier than creating cards with the ideas and instructions found in our Wishes book. Fabulous is the best way to describe the results!!

Switched this one up with a different stamp set. I love the snowflake 'O' in the word and how fun is it to add brads? Don't forget, in this case a spool of Juniper colored ribbon is included with the paper!

The beautiful colors of Tulip and Juniper and the patterned paper really make a nice composition without too much embellisment. In this case I tried my hand with the glitter rub-ons. I need a little more experience with them!

I truly love Love LOVE my liquid glass!! And have I ever mentioned that I am still using up the very first bottle I bought? Sometimes I think it's a magic bottle that will never become empty. It simply goes so very very far!! I dotted the ornaments, stars and decoratios on all three little red trees. So pretty in person!

I simply love this ornament stamp set. The saying is available in English, French or Spanish. I can hardly remember the last time I actually used my markes to color in anything. I almost forgot how fun it is!

More coloring with markers! Once I started it was hard to stop!! When I cut the central ornament out I also sponged a little juniper around the edges to make it look more round. In the background I masked the 'front' ornament to stamp the 'back' one. Then, without removing the mask I also sponged a little shadow between them for added depth.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like what you see!