Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Craft Room

 We moved to our new home nearly two years ago, and despite my best intentions, I have not taken pictures and posted.  I am sharing it now, trouble spots and all!
 (left wall: card table for sewing machine and Cricut Imagine on the floor; back wall dresser full of crafty supplies...left side has cross-stitch supplies and the right side is all Cricut cartridges!  My desk.)
 (back wall continued:  re-painted bulletin board to hold cards from blog friends; *note the stuff on the floor in the back corner...trouble spot!*  Right wall are my cubes from Michaels.  On top are my Cricut Expression and my light box.)
 Far left corner on left wall before the window; opposite wall from the cubes:  My 8 1/2x11 card stock towers and two lower shelf units for my Bazzill card stock, BasicGrey 12x12 and LOs in progress.  The basket holds half of my 6x6 pads....the others are in a different container in the cubes shown above.)
Yes, I have a lot of stuff that I can't seem to part with, no matter how old.  And this does not include the coat closet that I commandeered which is directly across from my craft room. The coat closet holds my Xyron machines, Stampin' Up products, my punches, inks, etc.

And then there is all of my wood mounted stamps in four carts in the basement and really old scrapbooking stash...I won't post those pictures today. (You're welcome.)

  I like routine.  I have lots of energy and I am happiest when I am at maintenance level in all areas of my life...running our household  like a well-oiled machine and keeping up with crafty blog friends. Crafting feeds my soul and keeps me sane...okay, maybe not completely sane.  A little crazy can be a good thing.  The past few months I feel like I am not able to keep up.  And I am not feeling crafty.  I need a plan...

Today I think I will start by working on that trouble spot corner.  Some of it are recent Artful Delight kits, new Hazel and Ruby 12x12 collections, and new Doodlebug 12x12.  I am going to try to find a home for most of that stash.  Who knows?  Maybe it will even inspire me to create too.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge - Cut It Up #41

Happy National Craft Month!  In honor of this happy occasion, the Cut It Up challenge this fortnight is Anything Goes...just remember to use a die cut somewhere on your project.
 We have TWO prizes and sponsors again for this challenge:
Prize:  Candy Speaks stamp set

Prize:  A $15 gift card

For my trio of cards I used various Spellbinders die cuts behind each of my chipboard sentiments:

dies cuts:  Spellbinders
paper:  Bazzill card stock; Hazel and Ruby "Chalk It Up"
chipboard pieces and sentiment stickers:  Bazzill
ribbon:  Close To My Heart organdy "Winter Cozy"

I hope you will create...remember to use a die cut...anything goes... and link up at Cut It Up!

Happy Friday!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lucky 2 Have U - Cut It Up challenge

   "Lucky 2 Have U" is one of my favorite St. Patrick's Day sentiments.  My family is not Irish, but it is fun to celebrate one day each year.  Challenge #40 at Cut It Up is:
Enter and you could win:

a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations
a $20 coupon code to Cute As A Button

  My plan was to peruse my collections for green patterned paper, then I remembered all of the Simple Stories "SN@P" pads I snatched up on clearance at Michael's last year.  I used the journaling block for my main image, I cut a clover from the polka dot paper, and I layered on a piece of the chevron.  Easy-peasy!  The sentiment alphas are all from Echo Park "a walk in the park" collection, the clover is Cricut "Designer's Calendar" p.30, and the twine is My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue "Smile."

  Now it is your turn to see how GREEN inspires you!  Don't forget to add a die cut somewhere on your creation, and link up at Cut It Up.

Happy Friday!