Thursday, February 25, 2016

February PTI Blog Hop

This month's Blog Hop photo is one of my favorites. Love the colors. 



I used Pretty Peonies, Tag Sale #10 and Gracious Greetings for my card.


The peonies were embossed with ZING Blush embossing powder.



Enjoy the hop!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Day 1 of Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary

Day 1 of the celebration brought us the design team favorite cards and color combinations.


I decided to us Laurie's combination for my project.


I used Bitty Bouquets, Vintage Linens and Tag Sale #9. I look forward to the PTI anniversaries every year. So much inspiration!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

PTI Blog Hop

This is the fun inspiration pic for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. 


And here is my take on it:


I used Embellished Ellegance, Mini Blooms, and a Graceful Greetings die. The berries were added using Stickles.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas:)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Papretrey Ink Make it Monday #225


This week's MIM is about boxes created with die cuts.


I decided to use my Friendship Jar dies and created a shaker box.  I didn't have any basket filler so used a miniature kraft bag instead. Inside is a handful of skittles.  


This was a very fun project:) 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday

This week's MIM showcases mini notebooks. I knew right away I would be creating something this week!



I used Library Ledger and Frutti Tutti patterned papers, and the stamped phrase is from Desktop Design.

What a fun project.

Friday, April 3, 2015

New Craft Room space

One of my favorite things to look at on Pinterest and the PTI forum is other people's crafting spaces, and how people store their supplies. So I thought I would do a post about my new room. This used to be my son's bedroom. He is 13, and decided this fall that he would like to take the basement bedroom. So we traded spaces.


This room is about 1/3 the size of my previous craft room. I had to get rid of quite a bit, including my table that wouldn't even fit in this space. I got this smaller table at IKEA, and it's working out just fine.


I got the idea of positioning the table facing into the room on Pinterest. It will be nice this summer to be able to look out the window and get fresh air.



The IKEA kitchen island on the right is my cutting counter. The drawers hold lots of different supplies including punches, tools, scrap paper and Big Shot supplies.



There was a vanity in this room before. When we were building this house I became PG. Because there is no bath tub on the main floor, we decided to put a vanity in Peyton's nursery. It was his bath tub for the first 15 months. I replaced it with one that's a little more my taste. This is from Home Decorator's. Home Depot now carries a lot of their items {and you can order their products online} and will honor their sale prices. The mirror is from World Market.


In my previous space I had a lot of things 'out', and die racks attached to the wall. In a small room it just doesn't work that way. I had California Closets come back and make a few more shelves for this closet to maximize the space. The metal laundry basket on the bottom holds my sewing machine.


I had a tie holder installed for my nestabilities dies - it slides in and out.



And this is my new way to store PTI felt. I used to hang it from a Clip it Up ribbon holder on the wall. These little bins are from Container Store. I love them for lots of things because of the dividers.


I use a lot of these acrylic storage containers so I put some non-slip pads in the bottoms of the island drawer to keep them from moving all around.
I'm using my room a lot more now that it's on the main floor of our home. And it's actually easier to craft with everything so close.
This is the first time I've picked a paint color that is wrong. Goodness it's a bit much. But we were covering a darker green and it was so much work that I'm going to leave it be for now. I might paint the three non-window walls a neutral color and leave the window wall pink.
If you made it to this point thank you for joining me:)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Double Die Cuts Make it Monday

This week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink is about double die cuts.
I've seen the technique before but never tried it until now.


I had to do this twice because the first time I cut away the wrong part of the front panel! If you've never tried this give it a whirl. It's a super fun technique.