Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hello everyone. I have some pictures that I can share of my current projects with you all. I have been working on the little boy memory album today. But first I have to share that I made my own photo sleeves simular to the CTMH flip flaps that I had been wanting to order.

Well actually I had plans on ordering them and then that changed because I couldn't get in touch with my CTMH rep. And so I came home and sat down and tried to figure something out. And the results were awesome! I like these better than the flip flaps because they can stay flat on the page and not move. Although the picture ...darn it something happened to the photos (I deleted them in error...oops!)

Well here are some pictures of the kids lol I don't have any other pictures to share. I can't believe that I deleted them after emailing them to the customer! And they are deleted from my memory card also.

Oh I had to add if you are in MN and you are planning to head to Crafts Direct, you have got to pick up some of those Darico (might not be the name?) adhesive that they have for .98! I grabbed a couple because I needed something that wasn't too expensive (I do have the ATG and it isn't expensive, I just needed something a little more cheaper!) to use on albums that I am making plus I wanted it to be photo safe and strong. Well that stuff works awesomely. I couldn't even get it off the page with an adhesive eraser (seriously I ripped the paper). So I ended up only getting 6 but now I am thinking that I might have to plan another trip out there to get more will they are marked down so low.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I had to check-in to show my work so far on the mini albums that I am working on. I really didn't realize until tonight how long it takes to upload a pic to yahoo and email it. It has never taken that long before to upload anything but hopefully it won't take that long in the future.

I have paint everywhere. It is on my chair (at my desk), on my hands, under my nails...seriously it is everywhere. I am so glad that I make sure to work in my apron and house clothes so that I don't mess up some really nice clothes.

Well here is what the cover looks like with the photo in it. And the second pic is the cover page. And I actually used the felt airplane that I made on the page....

Also there have been many people asking about the TH distress ink pad sets. I am considering purchasing some the following week after this class is done, and I have sent out other orders but that won' t be until next week sometime. And I will post on 2 peas and here when I am going to get the sets. Leave a comment if you are interested in being contacted when I order sets or you can peamail me.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My organization is always changing, especially since I continue to get more stuff! I had been using things that I had around the house, or things that I could purchase for really cheap to organize because they could work and plus it meant that I didn't have to spend too much money, well that can't really work for my space anymore. I had too many little Target dollar spot things and sI want to eliminate some of the bulk in my storage (not my products! lol).

There isn't much about my space that is "wrong" for me but there are some problem areas!
So here is my current storage for buttons pic one is the front side of the cropper hopper embellishment storage container. And picture two is the back of the container, it has a little pocket like section on the back.
I originally got this storage container to store my ever growing American crafts ribbons. This idea was great when my ribbon supply was less than 100 rolls lol but now that I have well over that (remember I have been scrapbooking since 1996) I decided to use this for something else. Buttons seemed to be a great idea until I was asked to use buttons to make cards, and show ways to use buttons on pages and was given tons of buttons to do this with. And so now I have a button collection. And since I am working with a corner in my basement family room, I need to try to make it work better for me. So this is the new container I am going to try. I recently moved my flowers to this system and love it, so now I am going to do the same for my buttons.

And I did this for my brads/eyelets and grommets just a few weeks are pics of them. Eventually I am hoping to eliminate having 3 drawer plastic containers. Or at least that is what I am hoping. But I love that these are all now together in one space (well 4 containers) and now no more digging through a drawer looking for the right tic tac container! No brads opened at the bottom of that drawer either. Yeah!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I really wanted to have a chance to blog today and show pics of several things that I have going on but I have been on the computer already way too long today. I have been creating math drill sheets, spelling sheets, and printing off projects for us (really LaTrele) to do. Plus I have to find the time to relax my hair, wash some clothes, prepare burger patties (because I will be at my son's history day program for hours) for Vele to grill after work, and comb LeiLani's hair! And all this needs to be done before 2:45pm when the history day program starts. I am hoping that my poor camera batteries will have charged by then because my car battery charger isn't working at all! But anyways here is some of the things that I have been working on.

Airplane embellishments for the mini albums, these are hand cut and stitched. They took me about 2hrs to make a few different ones. I don't know if I love them, but they are really cute!
And this is the canvas pocket that I made from a piece of canvas that I have been holding onto for something special forever. My thought was since the album needed a pocket for the cards, that I needed it to be durable and sturdy. And since there aren't any sheet protectors this worked out great. Well I gotta get to work! Have a great day everyone!