Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ribbon Storage Progress

I really think I am going to like the Ribbon Ring system. But I am going to have to order a whole lot more ribbon tab holders. So far all the ribbon I have on the rings are from the basket and the big white drawer and they are still half full! It took a couple of hours to do just this. This will take a lot of time to do but I think in the end I'm going to like it. I found these book rings at Hobby Lobby yesterday.

I'm placing an order today the ALOT of ribbon tabs and some inventory stickers. Once I've completed the project I will post pics. This is the start of my scrap room reorganization. I love to organize and have everything in it's place but you would never know that by looking a my scrap room. I have before pictures of the current disaster area but I won't even post them until I can show after pics because I'm so embarrassed of how bad it looks. As organized as I am, I've come to realize that I am a messy scrapper. It's awful because I always have a hard time finding something that I need when I'm working and that's usually an item I already used, put it down then papers or something else got laid on top of it then I can't find it. Stay tuned for my scrap room redo coming soon.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ribbon Storage

I am an avid ribbon collector. Once I got into using ribbon on my scrap pages, I became obsessed with buying ribbon. Which is pretty much what I do with any new thing I get interested in. : } Right now I'm into stamps/markers/inks for card making and yes I'm buying stuff for that. Ok enough of my obession, let's get back to the ribbon storage issue. I have found that as I continue to get more ribbon the storage I have no long works. Here is what I had for quite a while.

This worked fine until I got even more ribbon. This is what all my ribbon looks like now. It's in too many different places and I have to look through each spot when I'm looking for ribbon. I'm not using the above pictured storage anymore.

Now for my new solution and I sure hope this one will be the last! I found the Ribbon Ring. I saw it advertised in one of the scrap magazines and I think I saw it someone's blog one time too. Sorry I don't remember whose or I'd give them credit for helping me find this. I ordered 2 starter sets.

I started working on this last night. This is going to take a while and I'm sure I'll need to order more sets. So far though I think I'm going to like it. Once I have the 2 sets completed, I will post pictures. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

B&W w/Color LO

Here is an 8x8 LO I did for a swap in CafeMom. The theme was black and white with a splash of color. It's a little wild but I think I like it. This was the first time I used these cool flowers from Prima.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fun $1 Stamps

I went to Joann's the other day, hadn't been there in awhile. Found these cute $1 clear stamps. I have bought many of $1 stamps from Micheal's but what I really like about these is that they also had sayings on them. They are perfect for cards. I'm hoping to get to try them out pretty soon. The first one with the cars says "When you are in a jam . . . It's nice to have a friend." isn't that cute. The fish says "Just dropping a line", the iguana (?) maybe lizard says "Age is only a number. . . mine is UNLISTED". I think the snail says "Better late than never . . Happy Belated Birthday".

Monday, June 9, 2008

Spotlight Card

Here's the first card I've ever made for a challenge. It was for a private group on CafeMom. I think it's called "spotlight" at least that is what they called it in the challenge. I'm please with how it turned out. I used SU stamps "Merci" from 2008 Sale-a-bration.
Here is a side view of the card. Why? Because that is what I see on other blogs and I guess you are suppose to do that. hahaha Really it just shows that I raised the "spotlight" areas and you can't see that it the picture as well as you can in person.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Water Slide Fun!

I made a card last night that I was going to post but I need to tweak something first soooooo I'm going to post a couple of pics of Kaitlyn and Austin. I bought them a water slide from and picked it up at the store but they aren't even selling it online anymore. I think this was an awesome investment! The kids love it and it can get to hot here in the summer that you can't play outside unless water is involved. We've already had some neighbor kids over to play also. I can sit in the wading area and keep cool also.

Friday, June 6, 2008

My first stamp image I colored.

I made this card last night and I'm kind of excited about it because it's the first colored in stamp image that I've done. I used the only markers I have right now which are LePlumme (SP?). I'm hoping to get a set of markers from SU pretty soon. I would have added more to the front of the card but it's for a 5 year old boy and I really don't think he'll care if there was ribbon, buttons or any other type of embellishment. Inside of the card it stays "Hope your birthday's really great!" The stamps I used are SU - a hostess set called "Older and Wiser". I'm really starting to get addicted to this stamping thing. Which is a scary thing for me because it just means I going to spend more $$ stamping stuff. : O I just noticed I have Purely Pomegranate (SU) ink on my thumbnail. I was finishing the B&W w/color cards for a swap that are from my last post. I'm a messy stamper/scrapper, I always get ink all over my fingers and hands.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

B&W w/Color Card

Here is a card I created for a swap. The theme is all occassion, black & white with a splash of color. My color was Purely Pomegranite from Stampin' Up'. This is the first time I made a card with a pull out tag and also the first time I used the border punch. It's a Martha Stewart punch from Michael's. I got it when they had a 50% off one Martha Stewart item.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My art!

I take a long time doing a LO. Way too long I'm sure. But I really consider it my art. Scrapping is a creative outlet for me. Yes, I love that I can showcase my kids but I really like the creating part of it. Some LO's when I get finished I think are just ok but then there are some that I'm really proud of how they turned out. Here are a few that I really like.

This was a date book that I bought online. It was suppose to be for a scrapper. I paid almost $40 with shipping. I know WAAAAAAY too much. Well, when it came it was just a cardboard front. Very plain and flimsy. I was super disappointed! So I added thin cardboard to each side and covered it front & back, added tons of ribbon. I also added the tabs to mark the different months. No, it didn't come that way. I thought this was so cool and really wanted to use it BUT. . . . after trying to use it I found out that a day by day date book is not for me! I need to see everything by the month. I ended up giving this to one of my nieces. I was sad to see it go but I just wasn't using it. : (

I made 5 of these clipboards for Kaitlyn and Austin's teacher for Christmas. They were a big hit.

Here is my first and only LO I've done using a sketch. It was for a challenge in a scrap group that I'm in on Cafe Mom. I won the challenge too! That is my son Austin. Isn't he a cutie!!

Here's my daughter Kaitlyn in her dance class last year. Isn't she a cutie too!
This was from Dec. 2006 but I didn't scrap it until last fall. We don't get snow like this to often here in Oklahoma, so when it does snow you get out the camera.
Wow that was a lot of trouble to get these pictures on! This is only my second post and the first time I've added pics. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it eventually. I need to figure out how to do all the links to other people blogs, my favorite websites and other cool stuff. I don't want my blog to be boring! : }