Monday, March 23, 2009

Sorry for the mini break

I hurt my wrist (doc says from too much crafting) so I had to take a break and let it heal. In the meantime I did some crazy cleaning/organizing of the craft space. Here are a couple picture of my new shelves :) Finally a place to put my stamps. Yes, there is one shelf missing. Stupid packaging was backwards so it ruined the front of the shelf, I need to go exchange it.

You may recognize most of my stamps for the Michael's $1 section. I LOVE that spot and I can't pass up $1 cute stamps.

After organizing I decided to do an easy scrapbook layout and then I needed a birthday card for a friend. FINALLY I successfully used my cricut in a design instead of cutting out more items for my scrap pile.

Now the newest problem to tackle is that all the outlets in my craft room aren't working. I had to transport my supplies to the living room and ended up working on the fireplace ledge thing that I have. I need my outlets to work!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A day late...

I promised photos of my personal iris folding project and here they are. Sorry the pictures aren't great, I waited until night to take them for some reason.

This is honestly a fairly easy craft to learn. The trick is using the right paper (don't try this with good cardstock) and finding a pattern you love online.

I didn't get much crafting done today as I'm still obsessing with organizing. I got some new wall shelves to display all my stamps on. I think these will make my life easier because I will be able to see everything I have. It will also motivate me to clean my stamps after use so I don't ruin my wall paint. :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

today I share a funny email

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a small child please take this as a warning. Don't leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances.

Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen. See the photo attached .....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Iris Folding

I taught myself something new. It's called Iris Folding and I think it's great. Basically you fold several strips of paper and then layer then down on a pattern to create a great final look. I did take pictures but didn't have time to download them onto the computer (I will do it tonight) so in the meantime here is a sample so you get the idea.

Here is a sample of the pattern. There are hundreds of free patterns out there (just google iris folding pattern) or you can buy books with them. I personally printed and lamited several patterns (in different sizes) so that I can use them over and over again.

And here is the final product.

I will admit u-tube was a great help on this. Lots of ladies share their how-to videos.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A completed project, it's been so long.

and I do believe these will be my first photos of a craft I have made (even though I stole the idea).

I am amazed at how this turned out. I cannot wait to make more, and thankfully I have three more of these picture frames sitting around from a target clearance shelf

From the side: you can see the different heights I used. I only had one size foamies so I would just double them up for the tallest height. I also colored the foam black with a sharpie so the white foam wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb when viewing from the sides. That's a little trick I started doing a while back with my 3-d cards.

The creation sticker was an needed add on. I could have done something else but it worked. The matte had some tears on it. I believe this frame was a graduation frame and I torn the graduation embellishments off it some time ago.

All framed up (but I haven't cleaned the glass yet)Cleaned up and on the wall. I love it!

Friday, March 6, 2009

More in line with the season...butterflys

This favorite was found on craftzine's blog. Created by This is such a simple and beautiful idea. I may be making one this weekend for my friend's new nursery.

To view the entire creative process follow this link:

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

For the love of christmas decor

Okay, so it's not really the right time for this post but OMGosh I'm in love with this

I love love love this great idea from I love me some buttons and cannot wait to make one for myself.