Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Scraproom!

Well, a new apartment means what else but a new scraproom! We are finally settled into our new place and my scraproom is organized in a way that I am pretty sure is going to work very well for me. I've adapted some of the same organization I had in my old scraproom, but also tried some new stuff too. So without further ado, welcome to my new scraproom!

Here's my desk area. Now that I am sharing it with Andrew (he is working from home two days a week) I am trying to keep the top clean and relatively clear for his sake. Desktop has my computer, lamp, tool turnabout with all my essentials and a step file for notepads, file folders for work in progress or to dos and my color wheel. To the left of the chair is my plastic drawer set which houses all go-to adhesives & tools that don't fit in the tool turnabout, my inks, my mists and markers. Behind the set of drawers, I hid our shredder. To the right of my chair I have the Budweiser crate I inherited from my grandma and that holds all the heritage photos I need to scrap. The crate also serves as the perfect perch for my printer. Behind the crate & printer sits my acrylic trays that hold all my cardstock. On top of the acrylic trays sit my glass mat, 18" metal ruler and Cutterpede trimmer. (See Chase on his bed under the desk? He LOVES his new hideout.)
Here's the other side of the room. We finally have a space big enough to hold a futon so the scraproom can double as a guest room too!
Here's my shelving unit. Just one of those plastic cheapies from Home Depot but it works. The top two shelves hold my hardware drawers for small embellishments, pasta jars with my small Prima flowers, wooden utensil holder that holds my favorite bling, and my old childhood Easter basket that now is full of Ziploc bags with all my other flowers in them. The third shelf down holds my Crop Hopper vertical files with all my patterned paper. The bottom shelf is for albums. (The rest of my albums are under the bed and dresser in the bedroom.)
Next I have my two Cubicals units. This one is the home for my Cricut, Cuttlebug & Xyron (when not in use), photo boxes full of more supplies & tools, accordion files of mementos & other inspiration, my Close To My Heart carrier for small embellishments and magazine files for photo paper, letter-size specialty paper and regular computer paper. All the canvas drawers are used for housing more supplies & tools - the three in this unit are for paint, spare adhesive and buttons.
Cubical unit #2! The small green chest of drawers on top is for ribbon. The basket holds lots more embellishments. The center cubes hold all my idea books and scrappy magazines. These canvas drawers are for miscellaneous tools and supplies, office supplies, embossing tools & supplies and my foam stamps.
Here is my favorite new addition to my scraproom. I finally purchased four 12x12 shadow boxes for displaying some of my favorite layouts. I totally love them and cannot believe I didn't have any before.
My white bureau. It used to house clothes, but now with a walk-in closet I can use it to store more scrappy supplies! Top drawer is punches. Second drawer is acrylic stamps. Third drawer is chipboard. Fourth drawer is random supplies like Stickers, die-cuts, alchohol inks, beads, glitter and more. Bottom drawer is embroidery floss, fibers and wood-mounted stamps.
And here are my stackable J-Max cubes! The set of three long drawers is for more chipboard (I have a lot of chipboard). The four small drawers hold alphas, embellishments & Thickers! The unit with the four shelves is where I keep finished layouts to file, page in progress pockets, cutting mats & Cricut mats. The white basket holds a bunch of Crop Hopper sticker pockets where I store stickers, rub-ons and flatter embellishments organized by theme. The three Container Store tote bags on the floor hold all my kits I still need to work through. On the windowsill is a margarita glass with all the extra blades for my Cutterpede and a wooden utensil box holding journaling spots.
Thanks for taking a tour of my new space! I hope you like it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tissue Paper Flowers

  1. Gather your supplies: tissue paper, spray mist, circle punches, buttons & embroidery floss.
  2. Cut your tissue paper into strips wide enough to punch circles in.
  3. Punch circles of varying sizes in the strips of tissue paper.
  4. Layer several tissue paper circles, with the smaller circles on top, add a button to the center of the top circle and attach the button and layers of tissue paper together using embroidery floss.
  5. Spray the flowers with the spray mist. Set aside to dry.
  6. Once dry, the flowers should have a crinkly look to them.
  7. Use your flowers on a project.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome to the new Crop Addict Design Team!

I have some great news! I get to return for a third term as Design Team Coordinator at Crop Addict! Now I have the opportunity to stay on the team for another six month term and design with Debbie's awesome kits, work with a bundle of supplies from various manufacturers and I also get to lead a whole new team of awesome designers. A big congrats to the new team...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Crop Addict's "The Places We Go" August 2010 Kit!

You will absolutely love the Crop Addict August 2010 Kit! The August "The Places We Go" monthly scrapbook kit features fun, colorful double sided papers from Bella Blvd's All Inclusive Collection and Carolee's Creations (Adornit) Destination Collection. Six sheets of Bazzill cardstock are also included. Kit embellishments include a American Crafts Thickers, rubons, stickers, and fun goodies from Bella Blvd and Making Memories. An awesome coordinating kit option is also available.

This kit is perfect for all those fun travel photos and documenting all you summertime memories. Be sure to check out the layouts I created with this kit below and you can also check out what the rest of the Design Team did with the kit in the Crop Addict August 2010 Kit Gallery!

I am the August Featured Design Team Member at Crop Addict

Be sure to visit the Crop Addict forum this month because I am the August Featured Design Team Member! I have already posted a monthly challenge for you and every Monday, I will also be posting a weekly challenge for you. So be sure to stop by and take part in the challenges. While your there, check out the rest of the forum and the awesome Crop Addict store too!

PDX Pals Mini Album

I created this mini album for our friends Ashley & Justin who just moved back to Kansas last week. Over the past couple years, we grew very close to them and were very sad to see them go. It was important to me to create something for them to remember us and this mini documents many of the adventures the four of us have had over the past couple years. I used Basic Grey's Origins collection to create the album.