Saturday, October 23, 2010

My New Favorite

And of course it's a lift! LOL! I love Susan Weinroth's blog. It's full of fun, bright colors, creative layouts, & even awesome quilts (which I'd love to make one day but don't really know how to sew so that could be an issue! LOL!). I think all of her pages are great but I really loved one that she did recently for Studio Calico. I didn't have any of the papers or supplies that she used but I did copy the design with what I had. I love the result! It's my new favorite!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I've been busy!

I've been really working on organizing my scraproom so that I can spend a bit more time creating and less time hunting and searching! LOL! I showed my brad organization results a few posts ago but I've also done all of my flowers, buttons, & clear stamps.

I took all of the flowers out of their jars/bottles (Remember those cute bottles Prima first came out with? Cute but they took up SO MUCH room!) and sorted everything by color. All of the tiny ones went into a plastic bowl like container and the larger ones went into small ziplocks which I sorted into index card file boxes. I have one of each for each color and it takes up much less space than all of those assorted bottles and jars.

Most of my buttons were already sorted by color in a hardware type drawer unit (Thank You Pitts Hardware! LOL!) but I still had an entire box of random bags, packs, jars, etc that needed a home.

These were the only Prima bottles that didn't get tossed. They were just too cute to get rid of so I repurposed them for some special buttons.

Not bad, huh?

I'll share pics & details of my clear stamp storage soon!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simply Obsessed October Kit Projects

Although this kit is "Back to School" themed I created 3 non-school related layouts. That just proves how versatile it really is!

With a little creative layering I was able to cover up any mention of "school" on the papers allowing me to use them on a vacation page. The white "patterned paper" on this layout is actually the packaging from the Pink Paislee Canvas borders & I used a patch I purchased at the museum as my title.

Another vacation layout from the Railroad Museum. Once again I used the packaging for my white title/journaling block. I cut the letters on my die-cut machine from the red patterned paper. I thought the zipper border looked really railroad track-ish (It's a word! LOL!) so it was perfect for this page. I turned the + sign a bit and made it look like a Railroad Crossing Symbol.

The Fleur De Lis was a perfect accent for my layout about the Superbowl game played by the New Orleans Saints. And of course this event had to be documented! It was the first time in 14 years of marriage that my husband watched a football game! LOL! He said that he wanted to see what all the fuss was about! LOL!