Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studio Remake - 2013

As many of you know, I've shared my studio for 4+ years with my not-so-little anymore little ones.  They've been moving out.  I've been purging tons of old, old, old stuff and they've been cleaning out their stuff they don't use anymore.  No, they are not leaving me, but they just don't need or want the space anymore.  So it has given me a chance to re-arrange a bit, downsize a bit, simplify a bit.  I've got a new 9 cube cubbie from Real Simple I need to put together, I'm waiting on the canvas totes & extras I ordered.  You can get it at and I have a book truck coming as well.  It will be a better way of storing my patterned paper so that I can see it.  Right now, it sits in the bottom of the kitchen cabinet (OLD from my mom) that I like to scrap on (because it reminds me of her) but I can't see into the bottom of it.  Maybe only stuff I don't use so often should go in there.  Anyway, I'm excited! Can't wait to put it all back together.  And I finally have a left-handed desk, had to do it myself!

Hope you are enjoying your day!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Birthday Card Share

Here are 3 card sets that I did, again from leftover paper.  I'm not sure I've ever just dove into my paper stash & made a card from a fresh sheet, come to think of it!  All the paper is MME, cardstock is Bazzill Basics, stamps are stampin up!  Lots of different little embellishments to make it fun.  The stars in the bottom collection I hand-drew then cut.  Stamped the design & inked the edges for some dimension.  A really fun idea is to use a picture of a loved one on the front.  I did not send this card to him, but did send to another family member.



Hope you enjoy & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

News From the Studio

LOM update
I have all my Jan - Oct 2012 pictures sorted into my LOM binders, yea me!  It is always so much fun to see stories coming together, new stories being made, and to get more & more of my life organized.  At least the memories part!  Perhaps that's why it appeals to me so much, I feel like I am putting order to chaos.  That is a huge thing for me.  I have Nov-Dec pictures proofed now, and am just waiting for a sale to print them out. Considering it can take me several months at a time when I do (nearly) a whole year like that, perhaps smaller bites is better!  I can't believe one year I did like 5 years all at one time!  I am also much better at getting papers & other memorabilia in there faster so less piles.  

LO update
I've even gotten like 3 layouts done too!  Go me!  That feels so incredibly good, I can't even describe it.  I date the backs of them when I complete them.  It had been since February!  Now, keep in mind it has been almost a year sometimes.  I don't like going that long, how are the stories ever going to be told if I don't get them told?

Life update
012 had his second band concert last night.  Wow, brought back lots of memories.  It was held in my old high school.

And I'm looking forward to Mother's Day.  How about you?  I think we're going to go up north & just relax!  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Birthday Cards Share

As you know, I always make cards from my leftover scraps of other projects.  These are square, to fit in CD envelopes.  I'm a huge proponent of reusing & recycling, so it's just one more way I can try to lessen my impact.

These are super-cute, and super simple.  I love the clear sticker paper (it is more clear in real life) and makes for super-simple sentiments.  Also did quite a bit of paint stamping and it is always fun to get messy.

Cardstock is Bazzill, paper is KI Memories, letter stickers are from Doodlebug & I used various punches, paint & stamps.