Monday, August 31, 2009

CAS Monday

I really wanted to stamp today, but it's difficult for me to do during the week. The CAS (clean and simple) Monday challenges are perfect when I don't have a lot of time, i.e. most of the time.

First there was CAS15 - Black & White & 1 Bold Bright. Unfortunatley, I didn't read the directions carefully until I was getting ready to upload the card and I sneaked in some kraft with the black and white... ooops. In my attempt to catch up to the recent CAS challenges I actually skipped around today because I wanted to make a yellow card. I don't use bright colors too often, but either as a tribute to summer or because yellow cards, stationaries, templates etc have been haunting me lately, but I just had to use yellow. I think I'll play around with this color combo a bit more later and see what else I can come up with. By the way, it's difficult to tell from the photo, but the flowers are raised with dimensionals.

card, handmade, stamped, stamping, StampingUp, Stampin'Up!, splitcoast challenge, CAS, clean, simple, yellow, yoyo yellow, pretty amazing, happy harmony, it's the little things that make life big, scalloped border

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps:Pretty Amazing, Happy Harmony
  • Paper: Whisper white, basic black, yoyo yellow, kraft
  • Ink:Basic black
  • Accessories: Rhinestones, pop up dots.
  • Tools: Flower punch, scalloped punch
I also participated in today's CAS30 challenge to remake an older card. Here's my version of a CAS card getting even simpler. There's a picture of the original in my gallery, but I wasn't very fond of it. Instead, I took out all the layers and just dressed up the rub-on with a few rhinestones and ribbon. Ahh, what would I do without rhinestones, they make the simplest cards eye catching. That's all for today. Happy Monday.

card, handmade, handstamped, stamping, rubon, rub-on, Stampingup, Stampin'Up!, Love and happiness, clean card, simple card, easy card, rhinestones

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :

  • Stamps: none
  • Paper: Whisper white
  • Ink:none
  • Accessories:  Love and happiness rub-on, ribbon, rhinestones


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Craft Room

I've been promising the craft room reveal since May. I feel like I've been talking it up the same way TV stations talk up their fall season premier shows. Frankly, I find it annoying to have to see the same commercials all summer so by the time September rolls around I don't even want to see the show. Therefore, without further ado, I present to you my new craft room....  

craft room, craft space, stamping retreat, storage ideas, Artur table, Ikea table, Ikea bookshelf
Ikea Expedit bookshelf, Arthur table legs, Vika tabletop, Hemnes dresser

Ok, keep in mind that it's still not "perfect" and is a work in progress, but since I have a place for the basic essintial it's oficially considered open. For those of you in town - come by and visit!

craft room, stamp storage, paper storage, bookshelf, Ikea Expedit Bookshelf

craft room, craft space, Arthur table, Vika tabletop, Hemnes dresser, IKEA furniture, stamp storage, punch storage, paper cutter, Making memories carousel, Stampin'Up!, stamping, ribbon storage, LJUSDAL glass shelf, prima flowers, handmade curtains

And no, I didn't copy the design out of the IKEA catalog, although you have to look closely to find the things that are not sold by them :) Heck, it's cheap and it all matches, so it's perfect for a room like this. The only problem is that they're changing their catalogs faster than I can make up my mind on some of this stuff, so I'm still missing a shelf and a few other things that are no longer sold in store. Thank goodness for Craigslist and Ebay.

The curtains I made myself and I still have one wall where I need to decide if I should frame some patterned fabric as art, or setup a shelf to display my layouts. I'm taking suggestions.

craft room, craft space, punch storage, Stampin'Up! punches, button storage, GRUNDTAL shelf, bowls, paper swaps
IKEA Grundtal kitchen shelf

Stampin'up!, stamping, ribbon storage, craft room, markers, copics

craft room, Prima flowers, chipboard storage, shelving, LJUSDAL glass shelf, Ikea shelf
IKEA Justda glass shelves

Friday, August 21, 2009

Nothing In Particular

Still stamping, still baking and still behind on my blog posts... I actually had quite a few cards and other pictures to share, but I'll have to pick a few favorites and upload the rest to the gallery.

Owl Always Love you, GinaK, owl, Copic, coloring, card, handmade, stamping, cute card
Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Owl Always Love You b y GinaK
  • Paper: Almost amethyst , whisper white, Bluebird "All Boy" Stripe DP by My Mind's Eye
  • Ink: Copics
  • Accessories: mini clip, ribbon
  • Tools: Photo corner punch

I even went out a few times in the past month. At this rate I just need 12 more months of unpacking and move-in house projects and I'll have my life back. Anyway, I went beer tasting, missed a cupcake event, discovered Austin had wineries, caught a show at the Alamo and most importantly I started scrapping again. Sounds like a lot, but then again I haven't posted anything a month.

Tier of Treats, Stampendous, card, handmade, birthday, celebration, Crystal Effects, cake, chocolate, treats, stamping
Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Tier of treats by Stampendous, wonderful wors
  • Paper: Old olive, apricot appeal, DP
  • Ink: Chocolate chip, apricot appeal, real red, cameo coral, close to cocoa
  • Accessories: Ribbon, crystal effects
  • Tools: Bigz Top Note, Cuttlebug