Friday, February 14, 2014

Embossed Father's Day Card

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Valentine's Day to you all.

I am jumping ahead and working on a completely different special occasion card with my Card Swap Group today.  Happy Father's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, I am working ahead with my swap card group and had to share this Father's Day card I made using your stop watch in the Alice's cuddly friends file that white Rabbit is holding.  Then I embossed and inked it and added a printed clock face ;)
This card was fun and hard to make all at the same time, it seems I have to work extra hard at coming up with masculine cards, plus I have to search high and low for the right papers as most of my stuff is so girly I have found lol. 
So the awesome, beautiful stop watch clock background is from from a file called Alice's Cuddly Friends, White Rabbit has it :)  that is a FREE file right now so hurry over there to get it for yourself :) I cut it from some metallic gold card stock and the embossed it with cuttlebug Textile folder.  I then sponged it with StazOn black ink and love the engraved effect it gave :)  the clock-face is from a printout that I then cut out with a circle die... then to make it even better I added a bling in the center to look like a diamond.  very cool to be able to add bling to a masculine card without it looking just wrong :)  The top two flag banners I cut and layered just using my paper trimmer and then cutting a V in the end with my scissors.  The bottom one I cut in SCAL as two layers and added a shiny gold brad to match the stopwatch.  The background of the card is embossed with cuttlebug clockworks folder which I inked with walnut stain distress ink directly on the folder before running through my Cuttlebug (it washes right off when you are done with running water). 
Here is a view of all six of them for my swap group
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  I would love for you to follow me for future projects, I always love making new crafty friends :) 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CD Holder Cabinet Make Over

Wow this is my 3rd post today... I am trying to catch up on sharing some of my makeovers with you all from the last few weeks :)

So here is a makeover on an old CD holder cabinet my Sister recently gave me

Now it will House my small clear stamp sets in cd cases
Here is the original view
Here is where it lives now in my craft room, I used Fabric that matches my bulletin Board located behind my desk, to cover the main portion using mod-podge to adhere it.  on the drawer fronts I used some grey paper from the DCWV stack Black Currant which I adhered with my atg gun.  I cut some bookplates for each drawer front and attached Brads to them and then adhered them to the front using my xyron for adhesive.  I will be adding white lettering for the labels once I sort out all my stamp categories.  I also cut some pretty flowers with my cuttlebug using a new die set I recently purchase called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Shapeabilities from spellbinders.  I again used my Xyron to add full adhesive and attach to the drawer fronts.
Here is one last photo showing where it sits under my cricut and beside my computer and it matches my fun flowery bulletin board.
Thanks for stopping by to look at another Crafty Makeover... I hope you enjoyed my project and have a fun and crafty day :)

Pretty Tin Can Organizer

So I saw this Basic Idea somewhere on pinterest of course ( )   so I ran with it and this is what I came up with :)

Here was what I started with, but after covering the big pink lemonade can with my gorgeous pink and black fabric that matches lots of stuff in my Craft
Room, I realized it was going to be much too hard to pierce the lower set of holes through fabric than it would be to use scrapbook paper so I changed to a regular lemonade can which is a bit shorter than the pink lemonade can, but it still worked out perfect.

 here it is finished before I added my tools.  I went with a paper stack from DCWV called Black Currant... I love love love this paper!!!  I used my Crop-adile to punch holes in each of the tin cans... I used 4 progressive soup cans for the top row and 4 sliced peaches cans for the bottom row.  I just marked the holes on the lemonade can and pierced through with a piercing tool, then put a bolt though the cans and added a nut inside the lemonade can, if you look closely at this pic you can see some of them.
 Here it is on my desk and my big ole ATG gun fits under it perfectly, YES!  ... eventually I want to find a lazy Suzanne to go under it so it can spin .
Here is a better lit photo of it finished and filled.  Thanks for stopping by, Hope you have a crafty day :)

Craft Room Make Over

Wow I haven't been on here in FOREVER!!!  whew now that things are more organized around here maybe I can get back in the swing of things :).

So I wanted to share with all of you what I have been working so hard on lately My craft room reorganization Makeover is finally complete I still have some stuff to organize and put away in the dining room (that was my overflow area) but I am getting there yay. 

 I love my crafty space now... For those of you that know me, know how the rest of my whole big huge house can be spotless and my craft room is always a complete disaster.. lol not just crafty mess though it was just too cluttered with stuff that didn't belong in here.

So without further adooooo, tadaaaaaaaa here it is,

My new Cabinet make over on the left and my entertainment center full of crafty goodness

My Desk, Computer and 2 of my cutting Machines

My work desk where I do most of my creating when not on the computer

My Paper Hoarding Stash and another work station, this is also where I set out My Cricut Expression 2 when I use it and hook it to my laptop for the Cricut Craft Room

along with my new refurbished craft cabinet that is now black and pink and way way cute instead of the crappy brown it was when I bought it on Saturday. 

Inside organization that houses lots of stuff but mostly my dies and then binders filled with my embossing folders
Here is a close-up of the inside door, I covered them both with magnetic sheets to hold all of my thin metal cutting dies for my Bigshot/Cuttlebug... This is so much easier than anything I have ever thought of before!!!  LOVE!!!  here is what I used, and they are rather inexpensive at Lowes

Photo: Here is what I used Caroleen Dyball  to put my thin dies on... I picked them up at lowes for a reasonable price and cut them to fit inside the cabinet doors... Originally I had them in a binder on the magnet sheets but I like this so much better ;)

Don't forget to share your Crafty Space like I am at:
Ok so no idea how long I can keep it this way all clean and organized and "Purty" but today it is and I have pix to prove it... bawhahaha!!!  I am so very happy with my new functional crafty space!!!  Now time to make something and mess it up a little :D  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Crafty Day!!!