Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just a few new . . .

A New Project

Found these 4 cannisters at the What Cheer Flea Market on the "everything's $1" table. All four for $1!! Once I really got a chance to look at them, I realized they probably came from different sets. The decals aren't in the best shape, but this is the before picture . . . just wait 'til I get them painted! They are going to be great storage in my craft room!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Some New Ideas

I am always on the lookout for new card layout ideas and I am amazed by the talented people out there. I find inspiration from friends, family and complete strangers! YouTube and individual BLOGS have some great ideas and tutorials and so do the individual companies. I'm starting to put some of those into practice and hope you'll like the results.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crafting with Friends and Family

I don't know about you, but sometimes I need to be alone to get my creative groove on. But I find that I get so much from talking with others about papers, embellies and layouts. What worked and what didn't. This past weekend I got a chance to visit my friend Susan and make a visit to her Paper Studio. LOVE IT!!
She is so organized - sorted and labeled stuff blows me away.

We caught up as only old friends can - just where we left off last time. We exchanged our goodies and then got to work on our "project". I had purchased chipboard clipboards at the super Dollar Store for you guessed it - $1! Let's just say the project didn't go so well. Modge podge was not our friend this time :-( But we had a great time trying out each other's supplies and just getting together. The next day we stopped at the antique mall and I picked up a cute 3-piece red cannister set to embellish for the craft room - another bargain at $10. I also found a wooden F block, three black game tiles with my initials and some awesome bottle caps. From there we hit the 25 or more store where I found an apothecary jar for 25c. I'm set and will post pictures when they are ready. Susan is the queen of organizing and I hope to learn from her!

Fresh from this creative junket I made these cards - with some of the goodies from Susan and with ideas we exchanged as well! Thanks, friend!