Thursday, July 31, 2008

Time for another card sketch

It's Thursday, which means it's time for another card from Tamara's card sketch. My creativeness has not been flowing lately. I can't wait to get my room done so I can get back into doing more scrapping. Here's my card for this week, I used scraps from a card I did earlier in the month.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Scrap space

There hasn't been much more going on this week on the new space. I hope to maybe make some progress this weekend though, if I can make up my mind on what color to paint lol. At first I was thinking a light pink and going shabby chic with it all but now Im leaning towards a medium dark brown and have some pink accents, I really love the chocolate browns.

I just thought I'd share some of the pieces I am hoping to use in my new space. This first piece is a cabinet that is in my grandpa's (now my dad's) shop. I love this cabinet and really hope I am able to get it into the basement so I can use it. It'll give me lots of enclosed storage and it's a such a neat piece of furniture on top of that. It'll need some cleaning and maybe a paint job.

The other organization piece I hope will work for my space is a display fixture that my wonderful dh got from his work. Those of you familiar with the "clip it up", this will be so much better I think lol. DH has already got part of it set up in the garage for his tools. Im thinking 4 panels will be enough for me.
Doesn't it look like it would hold tons of stuff! And where it says "graphics" comes out so I can label it whatever I want. Im thinking this will be great for my metal embellishments, stickers, chipboard and ribbons & fiber. Im sure I'll have no problem at all filling them up though LOL.

Do you have any scrapping organizing/storage tips? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you do in your scrap space. I may even use your tip :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

So here it goes....

I've been desparately cleaning up the basement so I can move my scrap space down there and have lots more room and space to have friends over to scrap. Well I not only had to clean up my area I want to move to but the entire basement! DH said I can't move down there unless the whole basement was organized. It's probably good that he made me do that because I have such a hard time completing anything.

Now for some scary pics of my progress. This is what the space looked like before I did anything to it. Yes, there is a bunk bed in there somewhere. It's amazing how much junk one accumulates when living in one place for 13 years!

Here's a during shot of the clean up. Do you see the bunk bed now lol.

And here it is pretty much all cleaned up. The beds will be going in the spare room where my scrap space is now. Im pretty much ready to start painting as soon as I pick my color.

***disclaimer: the colors on the walls were not picked out by me, I let dh paint the basement and pick out the colors :)

Stay tuned for more pics as I go.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Time again for a card sketch

I tinkered around with this sketch this week and finally got it to go together. I do like how it turned out and it reminds me of the daisies blooming along side my potting shed (which is yellow btw). I used my favorite embossing cuttlebug folder on this one, the swiss dots. The patterned paper is some Crate Paper that I had scraps of and the glittered brads I just picked up last week and I love them! I think I'll be getting more.

Here's my card

And here's Tamara's sketch (sorry it's kinda small)

Check out what the other design team gals did with this sketch on Tamara's blog at

Hopefully I'll have a couple more posts before next week's card sketch. I have a number of cards to make and get sent out this week. Im also thinking of relocating my scraproom so if I do take the plunge I'll post some before & during pics if I get a start on it this week.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Time for another card sketch

It's that time of week again, sometimes it creeps up on me and Im scrambling to get a card done...I'll admit that :) This week's card I made for a friend who is having a birthday on Sunday, I had the stamp that I knew was perfect for the card and her fave color is purple so I just worked around that. I think it turned out ok & I think she'll like it anyway. Here's the card

And here is the sketch for the card.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Time for another card sketch

It's Thursday (well actually it's late Wednesday night) which means it's time for another card sketch from Tamara's sketch blog. I had some fun with this one because I got to use my latest cuttlebug embossing folder. The mushrooms I cut from some patterned paper I have, they're so cute, I love mushrooms almost as much as cupcakes for my cards. The middle mushroom is pop dotted as is the "thanks". Anyway, here's my card.

And here's the sketch.

Head on over to Tamara's blog to see what the other design team members did with the sketch and if you make a card with the sketch be sure to post a link to it in the comments so we can all see.