Monday, August 15, 2011

Cards I made for my son's birthday

this is the birthday invitations I made for my son's first birthday. His nickname is my little monkey.  I find the card style from one of google readers blog. I forget who to give credit.  I use alot of this from my stash. the monkey is from everyday paper doll cartridge.

I made this tag to put on his birthday gift.  I use the monkey again (it was leftover from previous project).  then I cut the banana out from Animal Kingdom.
 the tag was size and I use my corner punch i had (sorry don't know the name)  then i use stampin up tab punch from leftover scrap.  the sentiment was stamp onto.  I think it was from hero arts but I'm not sure. I also ink the edge to darken it little.  I use CTMH little alpha for front. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Project I created past few days--

I created this layout for back to basic challenge which I miss the deadline.. I had fun creating this. this is from my pet stash.  I have piccture of my baby boy that I will get them develop next month to put where the white photo mat is. I use my stampin up baby boy stamp as part of my tittle.  I'm sorry for bad picture as it has been cloudy and rainy here for past few days.

I had to make a sympathy card for a dear friend of mine who lost her son this past thursday to tragic accident.  I really had a hard time creating something simple and elgant. I really like how this turn out.  I realize i need to buy more sympathy stamps as I don't have too many of them.

This one is for my sister's birthday coming up at end of month. I didn't plan on making this it just came together using my scraps. I really love how it turn out.

I made this layout about two week ago using the color golaore challenge using blue and orange.
this is picture of my great grandpa's farm before the house was torn down. I'm helping my mom doing the family tree album and she want me to do the pictures while she is doing the information gathering.  This is the first one I did. I will be doing more. I have an idea  for the title page and subtitle that i can't wait to get start on it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Organize your Stuff: update

Hi, all

I'll be covering a few weeks to update what I haven't posted for while.

Week 9: Embellishments

I recently find these storage boxes for my embellishments. I have decide to group them by color as I tend to scrap by colors. since I did this, I just love it.

Week 10 and 11 : Alphas,non-alphas, and rub-on

I combined both ao and 11 as I sorted them by colors, or themes depending on what they are.  they are in my file drawers.  I have been using them more up now then I did before. I also started a small purge piles as I have set rules when to use them up as i have some of them for years.  Some of them may have went into my embellishment boxes such as for example-in the yellow box, I put the flower stickers in this so i can use them more.  I have few small rub-on collections taht are store in my karen foster small box as I don't have too many of them. 

Week 12: ribbons, threads, and fibers
As you can see, I had sorted most of my ribbons into color. Then I'm planning to wrap them around card to store them easily I haven't work on for while which I need to start it up again.
This is where I store all my fun furs.  I don't mind digging thur and finding what i need as I don't often refer to it. Threads--I only have about two as I just recently get a sewing maching at Kmart for 28 bucks. whoo whoo.  I'm planning to get those thread rack that you can put on the wall if I start to accumlate more. I need to go to Joann's to get the colors I would like to have.

Week 13: Stamps
I have tons of stamps.  I have a full bin here at this house and i have more at my mom's house. Right now, the bin i have here I'm sorting them by themes using the med size green bins for storage for right now until i figure out how I want to store them.  there is so many possible storages that i can't decide how i want to do them.

Week 14: Crop supplies

I have a crop bag that i used to take to crop. I also have duplicates tools such as tweezer, scissors, ruler, pencils, post it notes, and a box of embellishment mixtures. However, since having kids I hardly ever go to crop so i clean the bag out and set up a caddy for if i have guest over for scrapping and those tools can be use for them.  It works out great.  If i do go to a crop, I can just grab them again, and take my kits that i make ahead of time.

Week 15: inks, ink pads, and embossing
 Right now I have my ink pads store in the drawer to keep little hands out. I'm looking into purchase a specfic storage unit that would hold--all three ink pad, reink and markers.  I also want to purchase additional unit that would would other inks such as distress inks, and other type of inks.

Currently, I have my embossing power, heating tool and veramark ink in this drawer which I abosulaty love.

week 16: paints, glitters, and stickles

My paints are currently store away.  I only have one container of glitter and four stickles.

I will cover week 17 to 20 in couple days..

Off to work on couple layouts, thanks for reading.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First Birthday

Today my sweet boy is turning one! where did the time go?

Caleb's official photo

I'm entering Karen's challenge. If you want to enter her challenge, I think there is one more day left on this to enter. just click on Karen's name and it will take you directly to her blog. i used chocolate chip stampin up cardstock, polka dot pp from my stash, the paw print was in my scrap drawer from previous projects. The blue mat is for my photo once i get them develop at shutterfly.  the bone tag is my journal which will be print after I get ink for my printer.  I went to print it out last night and say that black was out. I thought that was weird because i just print the nursery information on left just before that. so i hold off until i knew i had fresh ink in as this is the only tag i have left. I really love how this turn out. My mojo is slowly returning.   I'm also working on two pages layout and hoping to post in next few days. Thanks for looking.