Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cards after Cleaning

So while cleaning I found lots of images that were partly colored or even completely done and tons of scraps. I got a lot of cards done quicky and I am going to continue to try and use up some of those things.

I was really happy how her hair turned out on this one. I wish you could see it better from the picture. Part of her was colored with colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits. The rest was colored with Copics. The flowers are iridescent.

More cards will be posted tonight.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Organized Chaos

I have had to clean up my room after Christmas. well, it is not clean because I only showed you the edges in  my pictures. In the middle is a card table still piled high but things are looking better.

This is my cutting table with my cuttlebug, new Cricut and manual paper cutter.  The three containers with drawers underneath have paper, embossing folders, stamps, stickers, and chipboard diecuts. Most of the drawers are labeled. 2 drawers are just I Brake for Stamps stamps. I am a little crazy about them. : )  Behind the table is a closet with clothes in it. The hangers on the closet are some I got when a local store was closing.
This is m desk. So you seen my new TV on the bookshelf. The old one is sitting on the desk. I have used every inch. Two bookshelves on the desk. One with beads and jewelry supplies, the other with paper crafting supplies.  The white bit above the shelf is a window frame. I have one window in the room. My room is in the basement.

This is the other wall by my deck. You can see just a tiny bit of the open door on the left hand side of the picture. The bookshelf has my Stampin Up stamps. The black "gutter" is my ribbon holder but it is starting to overflow. There are metal squares that hols magnetic containers and stuff.  
Lots of stuff everywhere.

This is next to the door-behind my desk. I have things stacked up to the ceiling.
This is two shelves between the cutting table and my desk. You can see the card table at the bottom of the picture.

It is a very full room so I am going to try to be a good girl and limit my purchases while tryng to use up what I have.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snoopy has blog candy

My friend Snoopy has reached 30,000 hits and is offering some wonderful blog candy. Take a look and celebrate too.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Treat holder

I needed one more different treat holder. This is shaped like the tree ones but decorated as Santa.  I saw this done on a video at

Very easy really. I used a button for his buckle since I didn't have one of the metal once from the video. I also used distress ink to color the paper so it looked pinker. Inside I have2 mini Snickers bars.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Big treat container

Here is another treat container I did. It is pretty big and would hold a lot more. You could loosen the ribbon on it and it would hold even more. I loved how it turned out but my pictures aren't terrific.

I got the pattern from this video:

The papers were from a AC paper selection I got from Tuesday Morning last year.  I did mine as a 9 by 9 square.  That made it easy to divide by 3.

The Merry Christmas stamp is very old and I think it was from a Stampin Up. I have had it for about 20 years.  I think this was fast and simple. Hope you will give it a try. I am going to use them for neighbor gifts this Christmas.

Happy accident

I have a standing order for two treat holders a week. I wanted to so something different so I searched the internet for ideas.  Well, I found one that looked easy.  I put on together and then went looking for a stamp to decorate it. Well, I found this stamp and it was a perfect fit. Isn't this cool!
Here is a video on how to make it.

It is soo easy. The stamp I used is by Outline Stamps.  I colored it with copics. I filled it with a couple mini Snickers bars.