Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Scrap Space

I have spent a week cleaning my room. So I figured I should post pictures of it while it was still neat :-)

This is my table work area.001Here are the cupboards on the left side of the room. 002 This is the inside view of the large cupboard. I have my smaller paper on the top shelf, my Bind-It-All and K&Co chipboard.

The second shelf has 3 boxes full of Angel Company and clear stamps in cd cases, thread, Acrylic blocks.

The third shelf has my coloring supplies, glue and glitter, Crop-O-Dile, and my Dremel tool.

The next shelf has my stickers organized by category.

The last shelf has some of my pattern paper pads, and all my colored cardstock.005 All my little embellishments are organized by color in these little drawer sets that I purchased at the hardware store.004All of my embossing powder has magnets on the bottom and are placed on this white board.009This is a close-up of my ribbon rack that I had my husband make for me. I love it. I just wish I would have had him make it bigger for me :-)011 The top drawer in my cupboards holds my adhesives, blades and refills. (and some other misc stuff I haven’t cleaned out yet :-)008 The next drawer holds my punches.007 This next drawer has my finished/almost finished pages that need to make their way to albums as well as some projects I’m working on.011The big drawer holds all kinds of items to be altered and mini-albums.


The top drawer on my next cupboard holds all my inks.


Here is an inside view of the cupboard. I have my Sizzix and dies, and all my pattern paper in this cupboard.


Here’s a close up of the organizers/cubbies. The jars on top have all my ribbon scraps organized by color and a place to display some of my work. There are also jars of game pieces and jars with embroidery floss. The purple containers hold my rubber stamps that are wood mounted, one holds my cards and such to be scrapped, one holds raw chipboard and the last one holds a kit of paper and albums I purchased from QVC.008 All my 8 1/2” x 11” paper is organized into these cubbies as well as my scraps of paper. On top of the organizer I have all my flowers organized into jars by color.003This book shelf houses my Cricut cartridges, cutting mats and accessories. I also have an antique stamp set and a binding machine that uses those plastic coil binding. The black leather box to the left holds all my large sticker sheets. The stuff on top are things that need a new home.005I hope you enjoyed looking at my space. I have one other bookshelf that has my magazines and Xyron sticker machines on it. Have a super weekend! Heather


Friday, January 23, 2009

Mini Paper Bag Album


Here is a super easy paper bag album that I made using the Mimi paper collection from The Angel Company. I have also listed the supplies and Cricut cartridge cuts that I used!!

Here’s the cover. I inked and distressed around the edges of the bag and cut paper to fit (I used standard size lunch bags I cut the front, back, and spine 5 3/4” x 4”) The monogram “P” is cut from Storybook as well as the scrolly design behind the “P” CIMG2577

The next page is super easy. I put my base sheet of pattern paper down and then added an accent strip down the outside edges of the page. The stamped “Dream” image is cut from a mini stamp set that The Angel Company had as a promotion last spring. The butterfly in the corner of the left-hand page is also cut from Storybook.

CIMG2578Here’s a close-up of each page…

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The next page is also super easy! I placed the pink strip accent squares down and stamped an image from the Swirly Gig stamp set also by The Angel Company. I cut my photos square to follow the theme.

CIMG2581The next page has the pattern paper background and pockets made out of accent paper with tags inserted inside them.


There are also two inserts in this album that are made using coordinating cardstock.


Insert #1…


Insert #2…In the upper left corner I cut the scroll design and the bird from the Storybook cartridge.


This album was so easy to make! It can be done in an evening!



Sunday, January 18, 2009

Altered Address Books

(I'm still learning how to post and add photos to be patient as I learn how to make this more appealing :-)

I had so much fun creating these fun little altered address books. This first one I created for a partner swap in a scrapbook group that I'm in.

I covered the front and the back in coordi
nating paper pattern that is very thick using the super sticky double sided tape so there would not be any glue lines on my covers. Then I punched a hole in the back and front covers and ran ribbon through the eyelets to add a cute closure. I also tied coordinating ribbon on the spiral binding.

Then after covering it I put that super red sticky tape that was precut into the shape of a D onto a coordinating sheet of patterned paper and cut around that shape. Then I removed the red sticky tape and covered the D in those super tiny clear glass marbles...

I also made a matching pen that is covered in paper and then the sticky tape and then rolled in glass beads. I was surprised how easy it was to work with the glass beads and can't wait to use them again!!

The second book that I made I used the Urban Prairie Collection by Basic Grey! I love all the great colors in it!! I didn't do anything fancy with this one as far as techniques goes. I followed the same steps as above using the super double sticky tape to put the paper on the covers to avoid glue lines and went from there!!

Inside Cover
Back Cover

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My New Blog

Hi Everyone...I thought it would be fun to start a blog to showcase all the projects that I'm working on. I think it is so much fun to see what everyone else creates so I would like to show how I've been inspired by others! Please enjoy and feel free to ask any questions! I hope to have it up and going in the next week!! Thanks Heather