Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Made two mini's after got the furniture in!

This is the mini I made for Dad's birthday. It's a Carolee's creations Adornit kit plus some Heidi Swapp chipboard letters we altered in Tim Holtz's class at CKU this past August. He taught us how to sand, hammer, and distress the chipboard letters to get this metal look. Love me some Tim's techniques!

Back of front cover and page one. The Adornit paper is perfect masculine themed.

                                                               pages two and three

                                                                pages four and five

                                                                   pages six and seven

                                                                          back cover
and the best part is that he totally loved it. Love you DAD!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The other side of the craft room

There are two closets in my craft room. The one on the left holds photos, Sizzix Big Shot and dies with a standing height work surface, and works in progress, kits, and stuff to organize. The right one is my stamping closet, and holds all stamping supplies.
The station in between the closets is my Cricut Expression and Gypsy work area.

Here you can see most of the right side of the room. Got the corner desktop in, so now I can start filling the file cabinets on this side. I made the window treatments using Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics line called Blush.

I lined them with blackout lining, and the ribbon is from the bridal section at Joanne's.

 Here you can see the sewing station in the corner. Still have to hang stuff on the walls.

View from the other side. Now that I have more work surface, I can leave out my Canon printer, and have room for my Mac as you can see in the bottom right corner of the photo.

MY FAVORITE THING IN THE ROOM!  My little sister made this shadowbox with Basic Grey Lemonade collection paper for the butterflies.  I LOVE it !  Thank you sis.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I will explain each area and the idea behind the design.

This bookcase houses inspiration and ideas. Whether it's magazines, how-to books, vintage items, completed minis, or just the different colors and textures, it all gets my design mojo going:)

The embellishment bookcase holds embellishments by color and by manufacturer. All the jars on the second shelf from the top are reused items from the kitchen (pickle, peanut butter, and salsa jars), and I just spray painted the lids metallic silver. A three dollar can of coffee bean spray paint from Lowe's( their Valspar exterior paint for plastic, metal, etc.) made the baskets, and hardware bins super cheap also.  By repurposing bookcases from other areas of the house, this wall with ten linear feet of storage was basically free. Just had to purchase primer, paint, and sealer.  I had Lowe's color match the antique white of my Pottery Barn Bedford office furniture on the other side of the room.

The center section contains items I already had in the old room. Jetmax target cubes for PP by color,and Cardstock trays from Display Dynamics.  I painted the lower bookcase the antique white, and the locker bins were puchased from Joanne's on clearance. They house mini-book kits, 8x11 cardstock for cards, and card supplies. My three kids framed photos sit above.
The left bookcase houses my fav patterned paper by manufacturer in the priority mail boxes(used ones that my kits come in), patterned paper stacks. The brown bins hold my kit club subscriptions to Apron Strings, and Scrapbook Obsessions. These I found at Target (itso bins) and they are 13"x 13". Perfect!