Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Scrappin update.

Something that I am terrible at is remembering to add things to my blog. But here I am today to give you the boring updates.
Since I blogged last, I have discarded the ol living room. Who needs one? Just wasted space in my way of thinking, so thanks to my handy dandy hubby and son, my living room is now my craft room and my ol craft room is now my hubbys craft room. Gosh I love retirement because I can craft all day long..I will see if maybe I can post a picture of the room. I was going to wait until it was very neat and in order BUT that is never so you will see it in all its messy glory.. Off to take the pics.....
 Ok, lots of pics. The first one here is where I do most of my paper crafting. I love my new Ott light, it even has a magnifying glass. I know it is a mess but you will just have to look over that.
 This is where I have my Cricut, well actually there is 2. one is hiding behind those boxes. As you can see underneath is my collection of Boyds Dolls.
 Here is my Sizzix dies and my embossing folders. I know you can hardly see them for the mess in front.
 And then here is where I have my Sizzix and sidekick and the Cuttlebug. I use all three of those a lot. No that is not a roll of toilet paper, it is a roll of labels that I use to die cut using the nestabilities for mailing labels for hand made envelopes.
 I have bears everywhere, Most of them are Boyds collectable bears. They are my friends
 The piano is a good place to put stuff as well, One of the drawer thingy is full of Jewelry findings. I love making jewelry although paper has taken over for now. The other one is for organizing letters, Many times I cut or punch the wrong letter or make too many, I cant throw them away so I have them sorted in this little chest. Also It is a place for some of my friends, I mean bears etc. to sit.
This drawer if full of Nestabilities and such as that. Some are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I really love those ones.
 This is a drawer full of Polymer clay. Ya... probably too much.
 This is a drawer full of stuff I use for my polymer clay art.
 This is more polymer clay art supplies.
                                                                        Sizzix sizzlets.
                                        This is my acrilic paper stackers, Mostly 12x12 papers
 Tray of scrap papers, I have a drawer for each of the color families. Sometimes I need just a little piece when I am cutting small images or letters..Very handy.
 This one holds 12X12 papers. On top is the stacks..
 Hmmmm This one is a bit fuzzy, but it is a collection of ATCs that I have swapped. I love making the ATCs. Behind then is my empuncheler. I dont know how to spell that and I dont feel like going over there and looking. But you get the idea. the small orange boxes on top are the interchangable dies. In the front is my Ryrie Study Bible and underneath that is my Rainbow study Bible.
 Another bunch of 12X12 papers. My 3 yr old grandson Jeffrey decorated the drawers with stickers. He did a great job. That plastic bag on the left is full of toilet paper tubes that I do things with.
 This is a very old drafting table I found on craigs list. It is awesome cause it is high and I can stand at it. Sometimes I feel like standing instead of sitting.
 This is where I keep my, well some of my 8 1/2 cardstock.. in that red box is all stickers.
 On these shelves are just a assortment of clutter, Papers, Stamps, quilling stuff and I really dont know what all. The popcorn container is full of my "New Life Cards". I make new cards out of old ones. The box just above Shrecks head is used cards waiting for me to make new ones out of them.
 This is the upper half of those same shelves. My hubby buys me empty cigar boxes from the tobacco store. They are awesome well made wooden boxes of different sizes. I use them to keep things sorted. I use my label maker so I can see what is in the box. I think they are awesome.

 another sitting area for my sister Gloria when she comes to craft with me. I love her so.
 This is an awesome cart that holds mostly envelopes. It has wheels and slide out drawers so I drag it to where ever I am working, if I need it.

 This is another wheel cart, can be brought to where I am working, I do really have3 to get this one organized. It is very useful.
 Since I used up all my living room space for my crafting supplies, I have no room for a Christmas tree. So this is it on my dining room table.

So that is about it for today. One day I am going to have it all organized. When and if that happens I will take you for an updated tour.  But for now, I know where most everything is so I am thinking it is all good.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I love my Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils!

 Most of these images came from She has some awesome images on her site that can be downloaded free,

These last couple of weeks I have been learning so much about coloring with copic markers and prismacolor pencils. I am having so much fun! So far I have only about 30 copics but I plan to get them ALL before too long.  (just dont tell my hubby) I color stamped images to use on my greeting cards and scrapbook pages. I think I am doing quite well for an old lady. I must have watched 100 Youtube videos so far to see how others do. I have picked up quite a few tips and tricks from each one I watched which helps me come up with my own style of coloring. I have learned everyone has their own method. Some go from dark to light, some from light to dark and so on. I color every day for many hours each day. So they say practice, practice. practice.. and that is what I am doing. I will post some of my work and maybe you can give me some pointers as how to get even better! Thank you for looking.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Good day to all my wonderful family and friends. Just look at these flowers. They are just so beautiful. I made them using the Spellbinders, Donna Salazar's Rose Creations.  I so love the way they turn out. The red one and the rose colored ones are made using glittery cardstock. The peach and the pink one are made using plain white cardstock and inking the color in. I think I like that look better. I think now that I look at it I may try a very light shade of a color and inking with a color a bit darker. Hope you like them... enjoy and Gods blessings to you.
OH MY GOSH... after posting this I was scrolling down the page and saw that I had already posted the same pic.. This old age is a real kicker..

Friday, September 16, 2011

6 X 6 "Before I was a Mother"

Today I made this scrapbook for my daughter. I found a collection of fun photos of her before she was a Mom and what an awesome finished product it made. I will post pics but it would be hard to describe because I kinda just created it as I was going. I hope you like it as much as I liked making it.
 This is the front cover tied with a length of grosgrain ribbon. The papers I used are just out of my stash. I don't know the maker. I used dememtial stickers by K& Company and also Etcetera Jemz stickers
 This is the first page. I found photos of Jennifer when she was in Grammer school.. the little scroll thing there is made with a Sizzlits die, and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The frames are die cut with my cuttlebug. They are nestabilities dies.
 This page has an extra insert for more photos and a fold out flap.
 This page has 2 fold out flaps, Jennifer made a beautiful  Jeanie for halloween
 This was one Halloween where the employees where Jennifer worked at the time all dressed up like scare crows.. They were just so dang cute. again the flip out pages.
 this page with the girls sexy legs is so cute. The flip out page has a pocket with window to hold a wallet sized photo.
 This is the same page but with a flap added for more photos.
 more flip out pages on this one.
 and yet another flip out page.
 I see this one is quite blurry but you can maybe see where I added a die cut page as an afterthought so I could add more photos. You can see better in the next photo.
 so much fun putting this together.
 Here are more photos of my always smiling daughter.. even one where she is getting a belly button ring installed.. I guess that is what you would call it. She didn't like it so she let it grow back the way God made it.
 and the last page.. See my hand there?? those are age spots all over it!! LOL
This photo I took from above the book when it is open. you can see most of the flip out pages that I added here and there.  Any questions just ask and I will do what I can to help.. Thanks for looking.