Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Birthday cards

A couple of Birthday cards I made for my niece and her husband....
I used Create a Critter - horse cut at 3.19"h and ewe cut at 3.34"h.  Sentiments were done on the Silhouette. On the ewe(sheep) I embossed with d'vine swirls and then ran it thru my xyron and added flock, the bows have stickles and liquid pearls.

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I wasn't actually horse'n around....I was reorganizing my cardstock/paper..ROTFLOL!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OOoopps......I BAD BAD GIRL.....

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Look what I did.....
I went to Michaels and well....ummm...ooppss....uuhhh.....IT WAS ON SALE!!! I couldn't resist ALL the PRETTY COLORS!!!!! ROTFLOL!!!!!

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4 pks of the pattern paper...SO PRETTY!!!! I LOVE THIS PAPER its not flimsy, great quality!!!!
I WILL be buying a lot more in the future...LOL!!! LOVE this paper.

6 pks of cardstock..PRETTY PRETTY!! (a lot of it was already "sold out")

and of course 2 pks 8.5x11 and 2 pks 12x12 of the white
Oh, the Recollections glitter was so GLITTERY PRETTY(40% off coupon)

It ALL fit NICELY in my new organization too...LOL
Honestly, I don't feel bad because I did say I was starting over and it is all the SAME BRAND!!! HA HA HA!!!

NOW! this mess can go bye bye.....with NO regrets. I just have to divid it up and box it up to sell.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Craft room CLEAN UP and.........out

 I organize more than I craft!!!!  WHY? I have too much crafts!! Yes, thats right I have too much...thats why I'm always organizing...I have decided BEFORE I move again...LOL...Yes, in a few months I'll be moving my crafts to another room.....ha ha ha  I'm NOT going to pack all this up and move it....NOPE!!
I WILL get rid of what I don't use....
I've had enough of all my cardstock/paper!!! WHAT?? but I'm a papercrafter......
its OVERWHELMING!!! I can't stand it anymore. I took ALL my cardstock and paper out of their designated holders and am starting over.
This time I'm going to have a  KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID (KISS) CRAFT ROOM!!!!!
I have so many different brands of cardstock I'm TIRED of trying to figure out what to set the blade to on my cricut or silhouette to cut.....NO MORE!!! I don't want to play that game anymore.....I'm going to TRY and stick to ONE BRAND of cardstock and thats going to be Recollections from Michaels. I've been using it more and more lately. I really like how it cuts and its more mail ordering.
When I see the old way of storage of all the cardstock/paper I had and then see my NEW cardstock/paper organization I am so RELIEVED!!!! WOWZA!!! What a difference!!!
Below is how I used to store my cardstock the top was all my Stampn Up and the bottom was all my misc. cardstock/paper.  There were four paper holders to each slot and each paper holder had 2 colors. This was taken a long time ago (2yrs?) and I've used up some of the SU cardstock.

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This is my NEW "KISS" system....(one brand(Recollections),sorted by colors)

GEEZ!! Look at the difference??? SO MUCH BETTER!!!! The first 4 slots has Recollections cardstock, 3 paper holders per slot and one color per paper holder (12 colors). The next 2 slots has various papers by color - 3 paper holders per slot and each paper holder holds 2 colors (12 colors). The next 2 slots are empty then the next 4 slots has papers by theme/holiday etc. and theres 3 paper holders per slot and each paper holder has 2 (24 various papers). The rest of the slots have empty paper holders and stuff I need to clean out. I LOVE THIS!!!! IT'S SIMPLE!!!!!

close up views- I made the labels on my silhouette

Now, what to do with this mess??? (67 folders) I know compared to some of you...this is nothing...ROTFLOL!
The back row is all SU cardstock the front is different brands of cardstock/paper. Everything is sorted by color and in file folders.
 I found two watercolor tablets.....can't remember why I got them....LOL

Part of me says SELL IT! then I wonder who would want it? the other part says file it else where but then that wouldn't be making a fresh start....  I don't know what to do???? After all...I am a paper crafter we've been together for a long....time. Departing would be such great sorrow.....but then again I'm a crafter and NOT a hoarder.......ha ha ha ha....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Birthday card

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card for my niece. I used Create a Critter and the inside was done on the silhouette. I know I know I could of done better...but I was busy with my mailboxes LOL!

mailboxes are ALL DONE!!!

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WOWZA!! I'm finished...I made's 63 I'm taking to work...(the other 7 went to family).