Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some creativity before chaos

My scraproom is currently in shambles. My DH is rearranging and cleaning it for me....what a sweetie. But right now it looks like a cyclone hit it. I always hate cleaning, because it makes such a mess. No before shots...I am far too embarrassed. But I will share the after...I have a card catalog that I love as my main storage for my supplies. I managed to snag one when we were getting rid of them all here at work.

I have a major project to do by this Saturday, so hopefully this restructuring of the craft room will be done by Friday, so I can spend the day working. I did manage to get two layouts done before my husband got busy.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Birthday Cards

Two cards I made for my mother in law and my grandma for their birthdays. I made them to fit in a business size envelope, so they are basically 4x9. I used a bunch of older, yet very lovely papers...had to add primas of course...and used my Glamour Girls Crafty Secrets stamps (these are great by the way) and some Brillance ink in gold. The ink is so pretty it has a sparkle to it.

supplies: paper - K&Co, Me & My Big Ideas, Cosmo Cricket, Daisy Ds; Embellishments - Prima, Autumn Leaves; Stamps & Ink - Brillance (galaxy gold), Crafty Secrets

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scary Picture (of my halloween card)

I made this card for my monthly Cricut messageboard card swap. I totally spaced that it was due and had to hurry at the last minute and pull something together. Ironically, I cut those black swirly things at a crop in July in the hopes of being ahead of the game. So much for that.

I am not even sure which Cricut cart I used to make this card. The little black swirly thing in the back was cut on my cricut. If I try to guess it would be Storybook, Home Accents or Home Decor. I am probably wrong on all fronts. Oh well. I took the picture on my camera phone - which sucks as a camera.

I am happy I got to use the Studio G halloween stamps, I got last year on clearance at AC Moore, along with my trusty EK flower punch, bic markits, 7gypsies journaling stamp and Sakura metallic pens.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Window Shopping

Been scrapping more than shopping these days, although I did manage to do a page and a half over this past weekend. I am also working on favors for my mother in law's upcoming birthday party...so I guess I have been crafting, just not taking photos of my work. I will have to rectify that soon and share. But since I am here at work, in my down time all I can really do is shop. So I thought I would post a few things I am drooling over and hope to own sometime soon.

1 - The Gypsy. This is my Cricut dream. I cannot wait for the day when I don't have to lug my laptop and all my carts with me to a crop. It is bad enough lugging the expression.

2 -7 Gypsies calendar stamps - I have something bordering on obsession with calendar stamps. I keep buying them, and of course I have yet to make a calendar. Obsessions rarely make sense. These 7 gypsies ones are so lovely. I don't know why I have not bought them yet. I just like to stare at them. (And their new papers are gorgeous as well)

3 - Cricut Calendar Cartridge - speaking of calendars, this is a cartridge I had hoped they would make from day one. I cannot wait until it finally hits the shelves. Maybe then (hopefully) I will actually bite the bullet and make a calendar.

4 - Prima - Prima is like a thief in the night, roughing me up and taking all my money. With every new release my pockets get lighter. I cannot resist all the pretty. Their new stuff just seems even more gorgeous than the last. I swear this is cocaine. Cocaine in crafty form.

5 - Webster's Pages - so pretty I just want to wrap myself in it. I love love love...this line.