Monday, April 27, 2009
On Saturday I went to a great all day crop. It was at Crops, Paper, Scissors & More in Plainfield, IL. The owners there couldn't be any nicer. Their "specialty" is making lazer cut items. I was working on a layout for Erick's graduation, and Debbie cut out the white letters & words for me. (I can show it cause I know he doesn't follow my blog)I
It's hard to see, but in the lower right corner, under the silver Embossed "What Next?" I put an arrow on a spring, with the rub -on "Dream Big" on it. The paper & pop-up were from the Paper Company. Why 2 different schools? Why don't the pages match? Ok, Erick is graduating from OSU (Oklahoma State) with his Masters. Then in the fall he is going to OU School of Law, to hopefully finish up his schooling (something tells me he won't be happy till he has his Doctorate!). We are very proud. Since he does crop with us, he can add a picture & stick it in his album.
I did another layout also, but I'll save that to publish tomorrow. Hope you Dreamers are cropping, cause I'm not seeing any layouts posted on the DreamTalkin' forum. Get out that paper and adhesive....and Keep Dreamin'
Friday, April 24, 2009
"IT" was going into Archivers for the first time. There is one not 5 miles from the house. I wasn't going to go in, because, like Michael's or Hobby Lobby, they buy at a greater bulk, so of course they have everything. And can afford big discounts, because they buy it much less than your LSS. This one had more clearance products than my entire store inventory. And yes, they did have a lot of stuff. And like a good scrapper, I bought a little. But as a former store owner, I need to support my LSS, who are moms and Grandmas just following their dreams. Sorry Archiver's, it's just my own personal view.
But, I've decided to only buy what I'm going to use right away......................................................sorry, that made me laugh so hard. Ok, I'm going to try to buy only what I'm going to use right away.
I bought a great piece of paper, only 1! And some Doodle Bug Stick With it aphabets,
a little bling from the Paper Company, a Dream stamp from see~d's, some clips by Simply Renee (I have an idea about sticker storage. more on Monday), some DoodleBug Fancy Frills, and..WAIT! I can't tell you, it's part of the May Kit!
And here's what I made.... a new insert for my clock. I wish I could unpack the cord to connect my camera to the computer...pictures were taken with my cell phone. It says...Time to Dream. It will go great with my new room. I have several of the clocks available to sell...just drop me a note.
I used the the Sugar glitter from DoodleBug to color the words..."time to", Stamped the dream sticker with Technique Tuesday ink spot, added Stickles...and of course...BLING! It is over the top girly.
Come on girls, I want to see your newest creations. Upload them to my gallery at http:dreamtalkin.ning.com and remember to
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Ok, I don't hate it...I just hate trying to figure out how to organize it. Do I put all my stickers together? Do I sort it my subject? Holiday? But what if it is a bear with a Christmas hat on...animals or Christmas?!?!?! I'm going crazy. I've bought the binders from The Organization Lady. (www.TheScrapRack.com) They work great, but must be for someone who hasn't become a "collector"! And I'm still left with the question..holidays? manufacturers? colors? I can't get my ADD mind around it! I really could use some suggestions.
Back to my sorting. Don't forget to Keep Dreamin'
Monday, April 20, 2009
Ribbon hanging from clothes hangers (I clipped the end with a wire cutter, bent up a piece to hold the bottom wire. Instant ribbon holder!) and albums on the shelf...it's scary how organized I've gotten. But then, with no friends, I have plenty of time!
I think I'm going to absolutely pour out inspiration from this room. The trundle bed fits on the far wall . I'll need the extra bed space when the girls come up in August for the ScrapBook Expo. With a window to bring in wonderful light, the only thing this space misses is my friends.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
If you are like me, you are wondering what to give for graduation gifts. I have 3 very important ones this spring (2 on the same night!). Money or a gift card springs to mind...but with some many companies going belly up...money is safer.
Here's what you can do to make it more personal. I'd like to credit this idea from the blog of S.E.I. You can see their picture by clicking here. It is one of the many company blogs I follow. While this idea has been around for awhile, I just wanted you to see theirs, and maybe sign up for blg updates from them. They call it a tiny money holder. You can decorate it to match the graduate's style.
- Cut a 6 ¼” x 2 ¾” piece of double sided paper
- Score in from the edge 3” from each side, leaving a ¼” gutter in the center to create the spine of the book
- Cut a 1 ¼” piece of paper (back), score in ½” from each side, leaving a ¼” gutter in the center• Attach the small piece to the larger piece, matching the gutters together• Fold cash in half, creasing each piece
- Use ribbon to bind money to book, wrapping it around the spine and center fold of money, and knotting on the outside of the book
How simple...and cute. You can make your card and gift at the same time...just add sentiments! So get your tools out and start crafting. And remember....Keep Dreamin
Thursday, April 09, 2009
We are having friends over for Easter Lunch...the Tulsa group & our friends Amy & Terry. I'm excited to have company. Again, too much alone time with hubby. As soon as my room is up and running, I'll have an escape from togetherness! (not that I'm not enjoying it, it is just an oddity in our lifestyle...rather nice)
Again, not much about scrapping, but soon. I'll have to tell you all about the new store tomorrow. Maybe I'll get to share a pic or two.
In the meantime......
Saturday, April 04, 2009
And I'm almost scrapping!! Ok, not really. But I have legs painted and on the counter top so I have a 7 x 5 workspace! Plus my computer desk. Now I just need to unpack MY boxes and settle in. The first Kit Of the Month should be ready to view the first week in May.
Speaking of the first week in May (Mother's Day Weekend & the following week), I will be in Sand Springs. Krista graduates from TCC, Erick graduates from OSU with his Masters, and my God-Child Carly will be graduating from high school. I can't stand to miss these 3 major events! So therefore, I should be available to crop on Saturday night, May 9, if you girls could find us a spot. We could do the first KOTM together!
I haven't found my USB cord yet, but as soon as I do, I'll give you a tour of my scrap room. I may even have a contest coming up... stay tuned and keep dreamin!