Monday, April 16, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge

Hi, all....I'm branching I'm entering Peachy Keen Challenge 13: Anything Goes....

I received this adorable stamp, PK-202 Piggy Tubby Time, on my pillow when I visited my friend, Michelle, last fall.  I'd say this is better than chocolate....don't you think so!  I added this cute sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Cheesy Pick Up stamp set.

Go check out the Peachy Keen Challenge....there is still a few days to enter....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Feature item with Zutter Bind it All

Hi, all...I'm thrilled to have been asked to have some of my projects featured with Zutter Bind it All!  I have been enjoying my Bind it All since I got it about 6 months ago.  Check out their blog at

My first project was a smash book for my niece, Alex....I then made myself one.

I then moved on to making notebooks.  I love finding unique uses for items, so I had great fun making recipe binders and note pads from various food related boxes.  I have so many friends and family saving me boxes for more projects. 

I started using game pieces and library cards (that I stamped) to make smaller notepads.  I am loving the library card many options!

The library cards with stamps from Jaded Blossom (the adorable Owl one) and Unity Stamp Company. I love the roller skates!

Well, I really hope you are inspired to use your Bind it All in fun and unique ways!  Leave me a comment of your favorite thing to make with your Bind it All!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Look at me....all organized and stuff!

HI, All....earlier this week I saw an organizing project on Obsessed with Scrapbooking that I had to do immediately or it wasn't going to clear my brain.  And, since I am a touch OCD....It got done today.
Joy had taken all her embossing folders and made a reference guide.  I have seen this done before with a friend using ink to show off the images and that made me shy away from doing it.  I'm not a good inker.  So, when Joy showed hers and you could easily see all the embossing without inking, I knew I could do it too!

I first took a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and sized it on the Gypsy to fit 6 to a 12 x 12 page.  I then chose a card stock that I had plenty of and got to cutting the tags on my Cricut Expression.  Of course, it would be lime green!  My favorite color.  Then I organized my folders by design and theme.  I took a tip from Joy and put the folders for holidays toward the back of the bundle, so I would haven't to scroll through them each time I was looking for something.  Then I got to embossing.  I did all the A2 folders first.  Then I did the larger 5 x 7 folders.  Then the borders and then the 2 x 2s.  Then I labeled everything.  I put a number on the tag that corresponds with the folder and then labeled the folder.  Writing on my folders was the hardest part for me....again, a touch of OCD.  I numbered the 5 x 7 folders with a different sequence started at B1.  This way when I add A2s or the larger folders they can all be added to the same series...if that makes any sense (it did in my brain).  I also have a different sequence for the Spellbinder embossing plates as they are stored a little different (can't number them).

I just happened to have picked up some large binder rings last week without really knowing what I was gonna do with them....well, answered. I used them to bind my tags together.  I made some extra tags and put them on the binder rings too as I am always acquiring embossing folders (just ordered a new one yesterday - skulls of course).

For my birthday last year my friend, Kim, packaged my crafty birthday gifts in this awesome tote. Well, it holds all of my embossing folders, the Cuttlebug plates and Spellbinder mats, my Cuttlebug dies and my Spellbinders along with my new reference cards. With a lid and a handle this is great for taking to crops.

Thank you for taking a look.  Let me know how  your project turns out!  Thank you, Joy, for the inspiration!!  Joy has been organizing her craft space all week, so stop by and take a look!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge

Well, you know I love me a challenge....and today I'm entering the Jaded Blossom monthly challenge for a chance to win a pack of their super cool straws.  We all know what color I will pick....Lime Green. 

Any way the challenge is to include one of their stamps on your Easter treats, so I have done just that with the Sweet Celebration stamp set!  I love how easy these stamps make getting your treats together....Just a little border stamp, then a sentiment and a quick punch with my circle punch and viola!  Instant treat.

Well, I hope you like my pinwheel treat.  I found the great candy sticks at Cracker Barrel and who doesn't love that.  This one is bubble gum flavor, so it will go to Hubby!

There is still plenty of time to enter the challenge, so head over there now.....Jaded Blossom  While you are there....check out their blog for all their great projects...they have an incredible design team!