Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Papertrey Goods

Just received my newest order from Papertrey Ink. Seems like forever between ordering and actually getting my stamps - in reality it's not that long at all (ordered 6/17 in my hands 6/27). I'm just very impatient.

I usually have a rhyme or reason for my PTI orders. Sometimes my 'goal' is to just restock my paper or ribbon. Other times I focus on new items in their release.

This order started because of Christina's Stampin' on Friday video. I am loving her Friday series! I can't wait to try the Newsprint stamp set! I also picked up a few mini stamp sets: Mehndi Medallion (and index label), Think Big Favorites #5 (and index label), Think Big Favorites #3 (and index label) and a full size set: Inside & Out: Birthday. I had to pick up the Baker's Twine too, thanks Christina for enabling me :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Disney Pixar Cars

A coworker of mine turns 40 this week. We don't usually decorate cubes or offices like this on a regular basis (unless someone is celebrating a 'big' birthday). Well, he's 40. That counts!

He mentioned to me last week that his young boys were looking forward to the upcoming Disney/Pixar Cars 2 movie (my wheels started to turn). I don't think he'll keep the decorations up long.....but his boys would probably get a kick out of the car images.

Hallmark knock off

I recently received this card from my mother. I immediately (of course after reading it) thought to myself - 'hey, I can do that'.

This was my attempt. I wanted to see how they looked in different colors. I left them blank on the front for now. Adding a sentiment when the card is needed will be quick and easy. Perfect for birthday, thank you or just a hello card. All supplies are from Papertrey Ink.

Here is a shot of the original card.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Photo Carousel

I have such an obsession for Pottery Barn. It's just not normal. I've been looking at this photo carousel for weeks. My idea is to place this in my craft room to display cards and photos.

I have learned from my prior mistakes with PB. If I really, really, REALLY love something from them, I need to grab it. Too many times I eye something up for a long time and when I go to order it (or get it from the store) - it's gone. sigh

I pressed the order button (while I still had a 10% off code). I was going back and forth between this table top version and the standing one (which as of right now is sold out). My craft room floor space is limited - so it all worked out. Can't wait to get it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Punch Storage

Christina is asking us to show it off again :) Today is all about our punch storage. I really enjoy looking at what everyone posts. There so many ways organize and sometimes it just takes a new fresh idea.

I actually shared this picture a few weeks ago. I organize my craft room a few different ways. I do have some items out in the open (you can get a glimpse of my ribbon storage just above this drawer chest) but try to keep things in drawers/containers as much as I can.
I purchased this baby from Home Decorators. It's called Stanton and I'm pretty happy with it. It now houses my punches (among other items).

It is 41" tall by 20" wide. This is actually the 'wide' version of a Stanton.
It has 6 smaller drawers (inside drawer size is 2 1/4" high x 16" wide x 10 1/2" deep) and 2 larger drawers (inside drawer size is 6 1/4" high x 16" wide x 10 1/2 deep)

Here's some pictures of the inside, starting with the top drawer. This has my circle punches (also a square and oval punch).

The second drawer is for the scallop circle punches
The third is for my border punches (and crop-a-dial and corner chomper)
The forth is pretty much miscellaneous, not often used punches.
Sadly, I had to use one of the larger bottom drawers to hold my jumbo 2 3/4 and 3 inch punches. I haven't found these two in the new sleek punch design yet. Still looking. So, they sit with my heat gun and mini glue guns.
So, that's it. I showed mine.....now, show us yours!! If you haven't seen Christina's blog head on over. I've learned so much from her. I hope she continues this little 'show me' series.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oh Deere!!!!

My friend is having a birthday party for her soon-to-be 2 year old son. She was searching online for some theme ideas (she's a loves a party with a theme - who doesn't?!). She came across images from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge and fell in love. Those buggers are just too cute!! The critter theme soon turned into a John Deere theme. No problem - we can combine them...just go heavy on the tractors!!!

My friend does not have a Cricut of her own so she asked me to help out. So, this is what I've been doing for the past two weekends. She came up with a list of items she wanted and sent some pictures of what she liked. She will be serving cupcakes - so the smaller images will be put onto sticks and placed on the cupcakes. The larger images will be put into clay pots (she plans to grow grass in them) and again put onto sticks and placed in the pots on each table. I had some 12x24 paper so I thew in a jumbo tractor for good measure.

Doesn't seem like of a lot of work, but here's the rest of the items.
The tractors came from My World Classmates cartridge.
The farmers came from Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.
The animals came from Create a Critter cartridge.
Not shown in my pictures are two 11 inch square signs with tractors on them - one that says "Welcome Friends" the other "Grazing Ground".
I made her a "Happy Birthday" banner, shown in the first picture. Each letter is mounted onto a 4 3/4 inch and a 5 inch circle. I used the Cricut American Alphabet that came preloaded on my Expression 2 machine as the font (with shadow).

Here's everything bundled up for her ready to go! I'm done!!! That feels good!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Desk

Christina from Creations with Christina has a fun post today.
Take a picture of your crafting table - no cleaning. This is mine :) MESSY!
I'm in the middle of a big project for a friend of mine (making the decorations for her sons birthday).
Go check out Christina's blog!!